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Sunday, January 5, 2014

First day of 'school'

My New Year's resolution is to blog more. Yup. Don't believe me? I don't blame ya ;)

The beginning of the year this year feels a bit..heavy for me. This year Adam is turning 7, which means that when the other children started school last Thursday, Adam is officially a Homeschooler. The weight of responsibility felt especially heavy on my shoulders. Am I doing something right? Will he turn out ok? All those voices of doubt started to creep in on me a little bit. So I decided to take out my camera, and record the little events of our regular day, to remind myself why we're doing this.

 Early morning, he and Mia decided to build Legos together. Without a fight ;)

 Then we made colored foam. Still in their pyjamas.

Recipe for those awesome foam: A squirt of dishwash/shower gel in your blender/food processor, a little bit of water, some food coloring and then blend! The longer you blend, the more foam it makes. Bonus; your blender gets a good clean.

He played Jengga. Made dominoes and then later robot armies.

They fed little sister Maryam..

This is our read for the day. Adam's choice. Oh yeah. We dig dino poops. Not your regular textbook that's for sure.

He taught Mia to read Furqan after prayer times..

Alphabet homemade playdough in the evening..

At the end of the day when I look at these photos and recall Adam's first day of unschool, I thought,'s not so bad afterall. In fact it's a great first day. It is an ordinary day. Full of family time, fun, child-led learning. The children get to claim their childhood.

This feels right. Alhamdulillah.


Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum Aida! I've been waiting for this post. The homeschooling post! Thanks for sharing (and for coming back).

aidafiqs adamia said...

Wsalam...I didnt think anyone was reading anymore...thank you :)

Unknown said...

Happy new year Aida! I've kept waiting for your posts to start reappearing on my feed. Keep up blogging, it's nice to read about you and your family on the other side of the world.

aidafiqs adamia said...

Happy new year Virgi! I missed you! all of a sudden i realise i haven't been knitting much lately. how are you?

Aan Andes said...

I am waiting for this too! You know what is the best about homeschooling, you get to do all the fun stuff together.

I don't have the gut to homeschool my kids yet (plus, I need to work for extra income), and we send them to a good playschool to compensate the time we are away..but tell you what, it will never replace the mom. My kids cry every morning, nak mommy! Heartbreaking :(


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