by joy berry.
we just read a few of these titles
and will be getting more.
the series includes the following titles:
“Being Lazy, Being Forgetful, Being Careless, Being Messy, Being Wasteful, Overdoing It, Showing Off, Being a Bad Sport, Being Selfish, Being Greedy, Breaking Promises, Disobeying, Lying, Interrupting, Whining, Throwing Tantrums, Complaining, Teasing, Tattling, Gossiping, Being Rude, Snooping, Cheating, Stealing, Being Bullied, Being Bossy, Being Destructive, Fighting, Being Mean”
1. Defines a misbehavior
2. Explains the cause of the misbehavior
3. Discusses the negative effects of the misbehavior
4. Offers suggestions for replacing the misbehavior with acceptable behavior
she has other series as well.
i think it helped that we were discussing the behavior objectively because
the girls were surprisingly candid and thoughtful
about their behavior and that of others.
when royals wore ruffles
by pamela jaber
a fun, witty book on fashion through the ages.
don’t forget to bring your attitude!
thought i’d share a schedule of a typical homeschool day:
||breakfast & dress
|9 am – 1 pm
- circle time
- greeting & alFatiha
- date & current events
- surah of the week
- independent work & presentations
||lunch & free play
||bath, story & bed
- i treat a schedule as a guide. i try to stick to it on a regular basis, but i’m still flexible, because if our eyes are open there are many teachable moments in just living life.
- what happens in the gaps? life.
- i try not to do personal stuff in the morning, like check email, facebook or blogging. i distracts me then and often for the rest of the day.
- i try to put a load of laundry in right after breakfast, other than that, the chores can wait.
- the girls often help with making meals and chores — it’s the montessori way!
- i have not included extracurricular/enrichment activities, but they’d be worked in as necessary, preferably outside of our main homeschool hours of 9am-1pm.
“Interruptions can be viewed as sources of irritation or opportunities for service, as moments lost or experience gained, as time wasted or horizons widened. They can annoy us or enrich us, get under our skin or give us a shot in the arm. Monopolize our minutes or spice our schedules, depending on our attitude toward them.”
– william arthur ward
musalla kids newsletter
is a bit of islamic studies, values and social studies all mixed together.
it uses stories, word searches and games to help discuss 46 topics
from sharing to not observing certain holidays like valentine’s day.
it also has poems, stories from the seerah, the basics of islam and more.
find your city
and then find homeschooling activities and events in your city
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get FREE general admission to participating museums, zoos, science centers, botanical gardens, and more
on the first full weekend of every month
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