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Monday, May 31, 2010

Still Learning By Day but Enjoying the Hot Spring Nights

I am still here but on a limited basis. One of my little ones spilled some water on my laptop (yikes). I am probably going to get the hard drive fitted into an external case and just get a new one, InshaALLAH. In the meantime, I am using the classroom computer.

It has been extremely hot over the past few weeks and we've tried our best to stay cool in different ways. I finally had to give in and install the window air conditioner so that the kids would stop fighting and I could stay sane, lol. Last weekend was the Victoria Day long weekend, so my husband spent a lot of time outside with the kids in the evenings and I was trying (still unsuccessfully) to capture the local fireworks. This was the best I could do. It's hand-held on a tripod in manual focus but I need to study my photography books to get this right, InshaALLAH.







Since it was so hot, the kids sat on the balcony and read for a while.



We've also done a lot more Arabic lately. My daughter is using Rosetta Stone and she's also reading some Scholastic books in Arabic. Now we need to start using our brains and speak it more frequently around the house, InshaALLAH.


Meanwhile, my son has really picked up his reading and we're using the Explode the Code series to slowly work on his handwriting. It's really coming along, mashaALLAH.


Do most of you take a break and stick with the standard school schedule? Will any of you be continuing your studies throughout the summer? I keep trying to take a break but the children push me forward, lol.

Penpals: this week, InshaALLAH, we will be getting something out to you. Hafsa, please email your address and your daughter's name so that we can write her too.

4 comments:

ummrashid said...

Assalamualaykum,
We take a break over summer, as many of my kids friends are in school, so they get to see them more.

Durriyyah said...

We are doing basically half days 4 days a week during the summer. We got two workbooks from a bookstore that work on Math, Reading, Test Prep and a separate book for History (dd's favorite subject). She is also assigned 20 minutes of free reading, 15 minutes of Qur'an reading, and she is writing a blog every day for writing practice.

We are doing double time Islamic studies over the summer, inshaAllah which includes Arabic, Qur'an memorization, Tafseer, Du'a, and 99 Names of Allah.

Umm Tafari said...

As salaam alaikum,

It's hot there? Here too! That pic of your children outside looks steamy.

I've missed hearing from you, sis. I pray all is well.

Nakia said...

Wa 'alaikum as salaam, Sisters,

AlhamduLILLAH we are all doing fine. I think that we may continue working hard during this month and InshaALLAH take it easier in July and August.

InshaALLAH we have relatives coming in those months so school will be on the back burner.

Speaking of burner, we have had some really smoking hot days here lately! It always gets hot here in the summer but it's not usually unbearable until July or August.

Take care,
Nakia