Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sisters!
Its been a while since my last diary entry and it feels good to be writing again. We took some time off school and then dove back in a couple of weeks ago and I haven’t had much time to post.
This is something I was meaning to write about a while ago, and I shared the title on my Instagram page.
My three Cs of homeschooling. In other words, a simplified way for me to keep our homeschool in check.
1.Correct intention and action
This is the foundation of our homeschool, and my motivation as a Muslim homeschool Mama. It is the core of our homeschool, and the factor that needs constant renewal. Starting off with the correct intention, it is crucial that all our actions, big or small, are done to please Allah and only Him, and homeschooling is no exception.
With the correct intention our homeschool will thrive insha’Allah. But of course, correct intentions must be coupled with correct actions. So we must strive to ensure that our actions are according to the Quran and Sunnah, and for me as a parent this is where I have really benefited in teaching my children as it has propelled me to learn more so that I may teach my children that which is beneficial, Alhamdulillah.
This is the factor that I feel every Mama needs to hear, Homeschooling or not! Its so easy to get bombarded by information that we start to feel incompetent. The dreaded ‘Am I learned enough?’ and ‘Am I doing enough?’ can throw us off course. And since homeschooling is so varied and unique to each family, comparison can be poisonous! So this factor reminds be to make confident in the decisions that I make for my family, that is where my expertise lies. And I urge you Mama’s to be confident in your decisions too since a confident homeschool Mamas attitude will have a ripple effect and equip your children will confidence too.
One of the biggest things that I’ve learnt over the course of teaching my children, is to be consistent. And by this, I don’t mean that every day needs to look the same. But that keeping learning opportunities alive during seasons of life that may be out of the ordinary. Whether there’s a new baby on the way, or you’re moving house, try to keep learning consistent. This is especially the case if you’re children are memorising Quran too as revision needs to be consistent and daily. So definitely adapt to the seasons of life, but don’t disregard consistent pockets of learning, even if they are limited to just core subjects. It makes it much easier to then transition back into full on homeschooling when things have settled.
I hope you enjoyed reading todays diary entry. I’d love to hear what keeps your homeschool focused, comment below!