just finished homeschooled my two boys...for today of course! Tomorrow will be re-starting all over again. it looks like my day-cleaning of the house....everyday you re-start all over again! Hamdulillah. I must admit I am feeling a bit too tired, a tiny bit too anxious and generally RUN DOWN!! Sorry for shouting there.
We are just coming out a full month of doing NOTHING. In fact as I previously wrote, the month of June was our holidays period, away from Calvert programme and UK National Curriculum as my family was over.
But I am still feeling the wish to stop and re-start on September. It must be the good weather and the fact that we are in summer that makes me feel like that.
Anyway, we cannot stop. We will 'march' on till next year around April 2009, insh'Allah.
This morning i discovered a new jewel in my Calvert library. It is called the Computer Skills and Applications Manual. I know I should have started it back on April when all the course materials arrived but I was so eager to start that I have disregard of this book as it is not part of the assessments my son will have throughout the year. It's just a plus, a bonus. It's great fun. It teaches the child about Computing and applications. You just need to be registered online with Calvert school and you are sent an user name and password to be use with 'My Calvert'. The book tells you what to do daily and you just click on the icon that it says. The rest is all interactive, colorful and fun for the child. Mash'Allah.
With S we are repeating the ABC and counting from 0-20. Even thou he knows how to count up till 100, mash'Allah.
We started new set of books. We used to learn with Letts 4-5 years old including Numeracy and Literacy.
I bought this new set called Letts 'Fun Farmyard Learning' 4-5 years old. It includes Count to 20, Add-up and take-away, Letters and Words.
It's great fun as it is S favourite theme: animals, farm animals. There s so much to colour and lots of lovely activities in each page. Easy to use for me while I am teaching A as I can leave S working by himself.
So for now we are using curriculum books for both as I don't have time to make my ow lessons but I am already thinking ahead for next year as I miss my unschooling method and the benfits that comes with it, mash'Allah.
Monday, 7 July 2008