R loves cooking. She often asks me if she can help me cook dinner in the kitchen. And I never let her with the exception of sometimes allowing her to peel garlic cloves! I haven’t and don’t do enough cooking activities with her. My cakes are always a flop – lol! So, I let her do this all by herself. She felt quite proud and couldn’t wait to…lick the bowl!
And guess what came through the post today…. (!) She couldn’t believe her eyes!
We’ve been taking it easy as I am in my final week of my assignment for this year. It has to be posted by Monday! On another note, I’m thinking of choices of resources, curricula for next year. We’ll be starting the next year of Home Ed after Ramadan inshaAllah and I really want to sort out all the planning for it before Ramadan – which leaves me roughly 2 months! I don’t want to spend Ramadan planning for home ed. I can’t believe Ramadan is around the corner… AGAIN!
Also, now that R is reading, reading and just doesn’t stop READING mashaAllah, I am thinking of updating our bookshelves. I want to look more into some Charlotte Mason living books. Anyone have any suggestions?
Just to end, something that has really worked for us this week is moving read alouds and Quran to straight after breakfast. I got this idea from Umm Rashid mashaAllah. Every day straight after finishing our cereal, I read to Z first and then to R. We then do our Quran at the table before anything else. This has gone down really well. It has become a habit here that I hope to keep up. I think its nice when home ed has an organic feel rather than a ‘okay-its-time-to-sit-at-your-desk-and-start-school’ feel. Something simple like this has made read alouds and Quran much more enjoyable for everyone. Alhamdulillah.