Been in ‘planning-ish’ mode.
Not as much planning as I’ve done before. But feel ready to start properly again in a couple of days insha’Allah.
Thought I’d share what academic planning I’ve kind of decided for the children insha’Allah.
R who is now 8 years old:
Quran – she has started her new hifdh program with the goal to complete her hifdh in 2 years time inshaAllah. A lot of the time in the week is being devoted to this inshaAllah.
Arabic – Carrying on with the Madinah Arabic books for children, plus a new program called ‘Understand The Quran – children’s course’. Am hoping this will aid her in her hifdh. Masha’Allah she can understand some ayat here and there and sometimes translates to me but I would really like her to really understand the Qur’an a lot more. We’re taking a break from Studio Arabiya for now but may return to it later on insha’Allah.
Islamic Studies – very much a part of life – lots of practical elements, discussion and application. I feel this is the best way to learn the deen. As she’s growing, I want to focus a lot on taharah insha’Allah.
Math – MEP Year 3 and I’ve just registered her on Conquer Math
English – Galore Park, new Spelling book series, First Language Lessons for grammar and handwriting. Really want to push her in her creative writing so got a few resources for that plus insha’Allah my two years of Creative Writing components for my degree will hopefully come in handy.
Everything else will be as and when she wants to do it.
Activities – Pottery for one term, Swimming, Archery (just starting down the road from me alhamdulillah and quite cheap!), Kickboxing and Cubs (she’s too old for Beavers now)
Zuzu who is now 4.5 years old and Y who is 2.5 years old (although they’re 2 years apart, Y seems to know as much if not more than Zuzu so thinking of doing light stuff with them together):
Quran – basic small surahs
Arabic – learning the alphabet
English – phonics and reading loads to them
Math – MEP Reception and Conquer Math Reception
Lots and lots of fun preschool unit studies based on what they enjoy/interested in.
Activities for Zuzu – Swimming, Jujitsu and Beavers (when he turns 5 insha’Allah)
Maybe I’m overdoing it on the activities front but I’m trying to squeeze in as much as possible between now and when baby is born insha’Allah as I have a feeling no.4 is not going to be easy from what I’ve heard from others – so might be out of action for a while!
That’s about it – oh and all subject to change depending on where this year takes us! Can’t believe I said that – so different to how I first started as a home edder!