At the moment, I’m doing a huge spring clean of my home. I tend to do this each year just before Ramadan as I like to approach the month with everything clean and sorted out. I do room by room. Throw stuff away, give stuff away and generally clean and tidy bits that are normally forgotten during the year.
I rearranged our home ed stuff in the living room. Most of my own personal files and books are now in my room which has left three shelves of space which I have filled with all the arts and crafts stuff! Nope, I’m not mad lol! With kids I do think if things are not visible to them they won’t make use of them. So, I have given R the responsibility of using all of her arts and crafts and paint stuff whenever she wishes, as long as she cleans up and puts things back in their proper place. (By the way the shelves are high so that Z doesn’t get to them!) I also filed away all of stuff done in home ed this year into R’s yearbook which is a folder. We now have 3 yearbooks that have been completed which means we have been home educating for 3 years! Time really has just flown by! SubhanAllah.
We’ve been on a break now for some time. So, here are a few chilled out summer stuff that we have been up to. Although we tend to follow a structure home ed path, it doesn’t mean the learning stops just because the formal schedule has.
- R’s summer reading challenge poster from the library. She has to read 6 books. Each Wednesday for the next few weeks there will be different activities in the library based on the challenge. I’ve signed her up for all of them. Although it is tiring running after Z whilst this is happening and breastfeeding Y, things like this I feel are important in home ed.
A nice craft to make. Do visit the sister’s blog to get the download. Not sure if you can see it in the picture but the star and moons at the bottom are 3D. As you can see, lots of arts and crafts being done. Due to the house move and then baby Y being born, I didn’t have the energy or patience to let R do as many crafts as she would have liked. So now trying to let her enjoy being creative.
What have you been up to during the summer?