Friday, May 7, 2010
We have some new Muslim neighbors a few houses away, AlhamduLILLAH and their children are similar in age to my own. They are planning to homeschool their children this fall for the first time, InshaALLAH.
Yesterday, while the oldest was in school, their mother brought the younger children over to sit in during our school session. My children completed minimal work due to the novelty of having guests, but I'm sure she got the idea. I did advise her that each child, each family and teacher for that matter is different, so her style will be her own.
Over time, many layers are added to each and every homeschool, and some of those layers may be peeled away, never to be used again while others become permanent, ongoing fixtures of one's routine.
Do any of you work with other families on a regular basis or have you done so in the past? How is it for you? Do you meet the entire day or only for specific subjects and how often?
For us, it would be too difficult to do this permanently because of our lack of space (my four kids fill the classroom and anyone extra makes it tough to move around), but I was thinking that we might meet once a week for arts and crafts or some type of Islamic studies activity. What do you think?
ON 3:07 PM