I recently started the homeschooling journey with my 2 youngest children. I have always took an interest in their schooling but there was never enough time in a day to accomplish everything we wanted to do. The best scenario was to teach them at home and at least then I know exactly what level they are capable of working at and I can match the studies accordingly. It also means that I have extra time with them to fit in the extra things that they never got the chance to do at school such as: sewing, crochet, cookery lessons, henna designs and importantly for our family - Islamic studies. I thought I would share with you some photos of our new journey. It has only been about 6 months but we have done so much! I don't normally do posts with so many photos but I wanted to share with you how diverse homeschooling is!
At the moment I am following the UK National Curriculum for Maths, English and Science but we just choose our own work for the other subjects we wish to follow which are things that really interest them both. That is the joy of homeschooling, the children get to also have a lot of input as to what they want to learn about!
For example my youngest daughter (6 year old) went through a phase of wanting to learn all about Ancient Egypt. We chose lots of books from the library which she loved, we found some great Ancient Egypt jigsaw puzzles, and the best part for her was to visit a museum that had a real mummy on display with lots of other Ancient Egypt artifacts!
We have had some great Field Trips visiting some lovely places, including old castles, lighthouses, windmills, famous historical sites. Below is a photograph of Durham Cathedral that I took when we visited this and the Durham Castle. Also a visit to a glass making studio!
We get to spend a lot of time outdoors, doing outdoor PE, Blackberry Picking, Catching up with reading in the shade of some nice trees in the park, Beach investigating and Container Gardening.
We get to do some cool experiments, we did a 'Mentos' experiment outside with some other homeschoolers and we have also tried the 'Volcano' experiment which was fun and some bubble experiments.
We also do some serious work! Completing workbooks for Maths, English, Science and also fun lessons!
And of course we get to do lots of crafts and cooking!
And of course we get to do some Islamic studies at home too! We also attend 2 classes outside of the home run by two wonderful Muslima ladies.
This is just a quick glimpse into our homeschooling adventure that I thought would be nice to share with you. I hope to maybe do some future posts about our homeschooling journey soon, insha'Allah.