Asalaam ‘Alaikum Everyone:
New Beginnings . . .
I know it has been a long time – but sometimes instead of writing about living your life – you actually have to live it. It has been a very busy while for us – we’ve been homeschooling using K12’s curriculum through a Virtual School. This option really works well for us but it does keep us busy (any homeschoolers out there that aren’t busy?) Anyway, we have been learning and growing a lot (me included, masha’Allah) and hope to share some of our travels and thoughts with you.
Stay tuned . . . I will make another post in the near future, but just wanted to let you know that we are still here, alhumdulilah. Hope your travels with homeschooling and teaching or learning Arabic have been as rewarding as ours have.
Sumayyah Umm SAA
wa alaykummusalaam ukhti
Alhamdulillah I’m glad your back!!! Wasalaam, umm abdurrahman
Asalaam ‘Alaikum Dearest Sister:
Jazak Allah Khair! It’s good to be back – we’ve been so busy these past few years, masha’Allah.
Sumayyah Umm SAA
Please tell me more about K12, I can give you my personal email. It seems pricey but if you say it’s worthed, I’m game..insha ALLAH.
Asalaam ‘Alaikum D:
K12 is a curriculum provider. You can purchase their curriculum from them http://www.k12.com.
K12 is also available in many states in virtual academies – you can search their website to see if there are any in your state (if you are in the US). We are signed up for this option. With this option, you homeschool – but they provide you with the necessary books and even computers (if necessary) to teach your child. They lay out how things should be taught (as a guide to the parent) and give you the curriculum to follow. You also keep in contact with a teacher for any assistance and they help you keep on track. They also provide other learning opportunities, in case they are needed or desired.
I really like it. As with all types of homeschooling, there are things to love and perhaps some things to not like but overall I love this option and it is a good fit for our family.
Hope this helps, insha’Allah.
Assalamu Alaikum Sis,
Wow, mashaAllah, you’re back! I don’t know if you remember me. I asked you for HE advice in 2007 and you sent me some very detailed emails mashaAllah. Alhamdulillah, we have been home educating since then and it has been a lovely experience.
I also set up a forum for Muslim Home Educators, we would be honoured if you could join as a member and share your experience with us. The address is http://www.islamichomeeducation.co.uk/phpBB3.
Look forward to reading more from you inshaAllah.
Asalaam ‘Alaikum Dear Umm Raiyaan:
How are you? Alhumdulilah I do remember you. I am glad that home educating is working for you and your family. It can be frightening at times – and stressful – but it is also filled with so much joy and blessings. Masha’Allah. I will try to join – but things are still busy here and I have to keep school first. I might drop in from time to time though.
It was so good hearing from you – please keep in touch, insha’Allah.