Yesterday we attended a workshop at an inner city farm organised just for us home edders. I think there were about 30 children there mainly from our thursday home ed group.
The workshop started around 10.30 and finished at 1:45 with a break for lunch in the middle.
SubhanAllah, the weather was just glorious mashaAllah and R had such a wonderful time – animals especially horses is so her thing at the moment! Whilst she and the other older kids attended the workshop which included a tour of the farm with quizzes etc. Z, baby Y and I and the other mums with little ones went to see the animals. It was nice to see Z enjoying himself – he loved feeding all the animals.
One of the sheep was pregnant and the children were advised not to be too loud otherwise the sheep could miscarry! I was quite surprised at that and wondered why on earth they would have her there on the farm where there are screaming kids!
Anyway, yesterday really smelt and looked like Spring.
This year inshaAllah, I am really planning on getting out more with the kids: museums, trips, parks. I want the world to be their classroom.
Its strange, I think this year has been the one year where my ‘timetable’ for R has been changed so many times. Sisters do say that as they approach the age of 7 that they see a marked difference. I am beginning to undertstand what they mean. Never thought I would become as relaxed as I am becoming in our home ed but I am beginning to learn what this home ed thing truly is about. Its not about keeping to the national curriculum, its not about ticking off checklists, its about them – our children, the next generation of Islam and how they will inshaAllah lead this ummah and make it into something wonderful and special.
Its about our children having a great love for learning and a passion for life. Our home ed journey isn’t just about my kids learning – I’m learning too!