Another week has passed. A very pleasant week. We have had another week off homeschooling and just take one day at the time. It's just dh has been at home,unusually, for a day and couple of evenings! When dh is around is pretty difficult to get the kids concentrating on their work, mind you he is never at home.
Nevertheless we had a busy week with plenty of occasion to learn new stuff, me included!
Now we spent 5 days out and have 1 afternoon and 1 day indoor, that's pretty all the time I have at home. I find that as the kids get older, they are more demanding not just on what they eat, cloth or material stuff but mentally and emotionally. Also the activities outdoor keep them going and, as they are boys, their energy is unlimited :)
On Monday the boys went back to swimming. They had their usual lesson in Arabic and Quran with quranreading.com. Tuesday, they both attended the homework club. The teacher took in S. too, she said that as long as he can read it is fine for him to stay and gave him some Maths worksheets to complete. Tuesday evening A. has wrestling just getting ready for the March tournament.
Wednesday is our day at home and a chance for me to catch up on the chores. Kids spent their day watching a new set of DVDs about the world around us from BBC. Great collection with 5 DVDs. A.loves documentaries. I find them fascinating too and very useful to my science studies. In the morning I took the kids to the local park and they rode their bikes after a long time. Spring is in the air.
Thursday we met with the new home edu group, a great get together for Muslim homeschoolers in a Eastender park, not too far from where we live. InshAllah we will try to attend every week and benefit from other home edu families.
Thursdays and Fridays eve, my kids are at madrassa. This week it was their first week back to madrassa after half term. They spent both days revising the Qur'an and Islamic Studies.
Today, Saturday, A. attended again the supplementary school. He used the computers and learnt with educationcity.com one of my favourite website. Also he enjoyed science, chemistry, literacy, numeracy and for the first time he went for PE; today was the trampolining. That's another great day. I spoke to the teacher before leaving A. she said they will be starting French soon. For my French friend out there, you know how long I was craving for this!! Hamdulillah, it is all working out. While A. was at school I took S. and S2 to the soft play area. This is the only place where I can really relax, while my kids are playing, for two main reasons: 1)the play area is always empty, no other children around when we go; 2) it is a very safe area for babies too, only soft toys and very clean!
Tomorrow, inshAllah, we are at wrestling again, that's almost all day.
Now where is my 'ME' time gone????