Thursday, 16 June 2011

a long break!!!

Assalamu Alaikum dear readers,
after a long time of, putting homeschooling on the back bench, taking a break (for a while), of being hectic with everyday chores, appointments and illnesses, of being worn out to do anything, of having no energy to sit and explain work in workbooks, of putting blogging somewhere very low down on the the 'things to do' list....we are back! 'official' homeschooling is still sitting on the back bench, i still can't be bothered with workbooks and work sheets, still haven't got the energy to nag my children to write this or read that, so i have made a very important decision, yes, we are now un-schooling! for how long? i don't know, but that's the great thing about home-education, you can go with the flow and not have to answer to anyone!

these are pictures are from the bug hunt we went on today, we didn't find anything exciting, but whatever we did find, we recorded on a chart.

another thing we did today was go to the library. normally i control the books that my children bring home, but today i let them get whatever they wanted, my son picked up a comic book with his favourite characters and a book about the 'toy story' characters and my daughter picked up a book on baking and story book about two girls who are friends, as long as they read it, i don't really care.

to the sisters who have been concerned and have left comments but received no reply, i am sincerely sorry!


  1. Asalamualaikum sister,
    It really is good to hear (read?) from you! Alhamdulillah you have decided to go with the flow...sometimes it's the best option but we are so resistant to just letting things unfold. I am personally always wanting to micro-manage everything I want my kids to learn but luckily for them…I’m rubbish at organising myself so we usually do just end up “unschooling” most of the time even though that is not my intended or preferred route. Really looking forward to more posts.

  2. Assalaamu Alaikum

    Masha Allaah nice to have you back. Hope and pray Allaah makes everything easy for you. Aameen