October 26, 2009

Home School

My husband and I are both very interested in home schooling our little one and wanted to know from my blog community (love you guys) if any of you have done it and if so what resources do you recommend? I did a simple google search but it is very overwhelming.

I am lucky to have a large group of friends who are home schooling and have had success. One of my friends kids scored a near perfect score in 2007 on the SAT and has been successful in college. They have a nice structured support system for homeschooling parents. I still want to do my research and come to my own conclusions.

There is this new model I started looking in to that resembles a university schedule. The child is homeschooled for 3 days of the week and go to school for 2 days. There is non set up in my town though.

Have any of you homeschooled?


Sweet said...

I don't home school but I love these 2 blogs:



Allahumma ya'asir wa laa ta'asir.

AlabasterMuslim said...

My brother and sister are home schooled, and I myself home schooled last year, graduating a year early. It is amazing the difference it can make for a muslim. I'm not the kind of person who cares what everyone else thinks, but in school there is so much ... i'm not sure what you'd call it. Pressure? Well, its a place filled with people who will hate every single thing a muslim does- praying, fasting, reciting, wearing Islamic clothes/having a beard. But when you are homeschooling there is none of that. You can just be 100% relaxed, can follow Allah's (SWT) commands. Also, I was one of those students who if i didn't understand something i just wouldn't raise my hand to ask a question. So i guess it could help with one on one learning. My 8 year old sister is reading at a seventh grade level. Mashallah. So its a really good idea. The only thing i warn is make sure that your son (and daughter if you have one, one day inshallah!! :D ) have tons of interaction with other kids their own age!

Let us know how it works out for you!

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

We are trying to think through the options before Layla gets much older too. I also know a Christian family whose kids got to school 3 days with 2 days of homeschool. It seems like a good way for them to get more social interaction without having to take them a ton of different places. I would love to do something like that, but their school is on the opposite side of the city from us. Anyway, there is a really good private school called Veritas Academy here that does Latin classes as well as public speaking and logic classes. My hubby and I both love the idea of that, but I'm not sure its something we will be able to afford. There are a lot of variables, so its good that you have started thinking already.

.::Tuttie::. said...

iforgot to say INSHAALLAH!

.::Tuttie::. said...

@stacy. You are soo LUCKY to live near a school like that. In CT we lived by a couple of schools similar but once we moved away I don't see anything resembling that. i actually discovered a open-source platform for online education and I am going to start preparing the bones of my future classes with my son so I am not rushing when the time comes. This way I will supplement my previous lessons plans. If they must be scrapped in the future that is ok as I am gaining experience.

.::Tuttie::. said...

@Salma, JAZAKAALLAH khayr! that is the kinds of resources I was looking for.

@ Al, I agree with you completely and I am actually going to test my social anxieties to the limit because I want my son to see me interact with the world around me and not just hide (although I am not implying anything on you or your upbringing) behind my niqab and apartment. I want him seeing me taking the subway, finding my way through the streets of NYC and attending museums, art galleries and other events without having to sacrifice my religious values. Alhamdulillah it worked out for you and your family.

Sarah said...

Salam aleikom,

I also follow a muslim child is born blog. mashAllah great stuff on there. Also this Sister has a fantastic blog mashAllah