"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
-Charlotte Mason

Friday, 10 May 2013

And so the journey re-begins...

Well  it certainly has been a while since my last posting! life has been busy and the blog was placed on the back burner for a while.  There's been a few changes here recently, I am back to homeschooling, this time with my 2 boys, ages 5 & 11 and eldest daughter who is 12. My youngest daughter attends a small girls learning centre and is very happy there, and insha Allah (God Willing) my eldest daughter will also start there in September. So that means I will then just be homeschooling my two sons. 

Since we discontinued our homeschooling a couple of years back, I've missed it so much, and have always yearned to start it back up again.  So alhamdulillah the chance finally came, and I can't describe the feeling within it gives me having them home, and having more control over their education, I now feel I'm back more fully in the role Allah has given me, alhamdulillah.

We're slowly, slowly easing back into the homeschooling, it all happened alot quicker than planned, but for now with my eldest daughter & son we're just working through some workbooks, and have signed back up with conquer maths, which is a fantastic website, and highly recommend. Insha Allah in September I'm thinking of starting my son with Oxford Homeschooling , probably not every subject, but at least science, IT and maybe Geography.

With my youngest son, I plan to follow the guidance in The Well Trained Mind  insha Allah, and incorporate some ideas from Charlotte Mason's methods, such as nature study. I recommend A Charlotte Mason Companion  by Karen Andreola for some insight into her methods, it's a great book & perfect for bedtime reading! :)

So we're currently in the process of de-cluttering and organising our front room which our structured learning will mainly take place in, when we're finally finished I will try & get some pics up,  hopefully won't take too long!


Umm Faatimah said...

welcome back ukhti, so happy to have you back on the home-schooling scene tabarkAllaah, your absence was sorely missed and your return has cheered us up no end! May Allah grant you success in all that you do, Aameen. Look forward to reading your posts too, keep em comin' xx

Naimah said...

Aw my first comment! :D jazakillah khair for your kind words, it definitely feels good to be back! alhamdulillah, may Allah grant us all the patience & steadfastness to successfully homeschool our children, Ameen x and Ameen to your du'a too.