Monday, November 13, 2006

A Name Change: Loving Allah and Raising My Kids

Assalm alykom:

I have recently had an opportunity to teach in an Islamic school. With this new career, I was also able to enroll my children in school for the first time. I am no longer considered an official homschooling mother. I am now a middle school Language Arts and History teacher. For the first time in their lives, my children are experiencing school.

The whole life style change has had many ups and downs. I think one of the positive things is the excitement that my children have to get up and go somewhere. There are many afterschool activities for them to involve themselves. Another positive note is the praise for the K12 cirriculum I was using. It is very advanced and has equipped my children above the normal level. My son was even able to skip a grade. One downside was the fact that my children never had to be responsible for organizing themselves. They had to learn to write down assignment in their planners. They had to learn to keep track of homework, they had to know when to bring what book for a test. It was hard for them at first, but now they are catching on to it all.
I hope to share my ideas that I have from my experience as a teacher. Keep checking back. I have many writing ideas to post in the future, Inshallah.


Anonymous said...

As Salaam Alaikum Sister,

Oh we are going to miss your adventures in homeschooling and the ideas and solutions you had. May Allah bless you and your family and he make this adjustment easy for you and your children.

Ma Salaam

Banu said...

assalamu alaikum Ummnour,

Alhamduillah...i am very happy to hear about your new career. I know you are capable masha Allah. I am also in the school system in full. Riyaadh also skip one grade and got all A's including Quran. I guess this was from my hard home schooling before he went out. Insha Allah i hope you contine to enjoy your new carrer and i will look forward to read your complete article insha Allah.
ma salaama

Anonymous said...


nice to read a new post from you.
i enjoy reading your tips,and make overs.
pls keep them coming.

umm s

Um Nour said...

Assalm alykom:

Jazhakhallaho Kharain sisters for all of your postive and encouraging comments. My family is very happy and excited about our new adventure in education.

Um Nour

Anonymous said...

Asalamu alaikum;

Enshallah you are all fine. I was looking at your site tonight. I will try the soap dispenser with Safiya. Did you get the card we sent you? Safiya always asks about her sister. We miss you all!!
Talk to you soon enshallah.
Love Ya!
Asalamu alaikum.

Anonymous said...

AssalamuAlaikum, I just wanted to get some insight on the K12 Curriculum. We have just switched to it from the Texas Tech curriculum. So far, after only 2 weeks, we really like it. Please contribute anything you can (e.g. pros, cons, tips, etc.).
JazakAllahu khairun!