How we use our Morning Basket

img_2938

Alhumdulillah!We start our days with a little routine and everyone comes together on the rug(its a story time feeling).We hang around our little morning basket more than we should.

It’s a bouquet ofΒ  books I read aloud and something I feel, is the soul of our home school.This gives us a positive start and sets the mood for the entire day.It keeps me soo grounded.

Sometimes the only way to get things done… seems to be using the most of your vocals.

And how much we desier Allah subhanahuwata’la to forgive us and be kind to us.

So we start with the Book of Tauhid,it has beenΒ  recorded that:

Jundub Ibn Abdullah al-Bajaly said, “We learned iman (faith) and then we learned the Quran and it increased our iman.”

Imam Abu Hanifa said:

Understand the religion first(i.e Tauhid) and then understand the science(i.e shariah).

After reading an ayaah or hadith….we just talk and question every detail.Then I read from Tafseer and then we move to a hadith from Al Lu’lu’- Wal-Marjan.

Usually it takes us about an hour to wrap this up….there is more talking and less reading.Sometimes I just read a hadith and it takes us deep into the valley of discussions.And I have to set a timer for myself…after an hour,I just close the books,or else we’ll keep talking.

No worksheets or quizzes for this.As the day unfolds you get to see the effects of this time.

So while I am doing all the reading, kids are either fiddling with their toys on the rug.Or maybe munching on some snack.

img_2958

Some thing really neat about CM is she advocates to hold the big leather covered classic books and let the child see you reading from that.I was honestly a littleΒ  nervous when I first read from the Tafseer Quran, almost three years back(i thought my kids need color and more graphic stuff),but Alhumdulillah kids really just rolled in with me.Then after a while I moved to the book of Tauhid …just read an ayah which spoke about the purpose of creation and we just got into discussions….and then one fine day I read to them from Al Lu’lu’ Wal-Marjan….and they were amazed to know how everything that our belovedΒ  Prophet Sallahualyhiwasalm said, has been recorded and well preserved Alhumdulillah.

Please note,not all days are same, but we try our best to put this as a priority.You might want to start really slow.

May Allah protect us from any riya’ (ostentation).

Advertisements

First language lessons for grammar

img_1782

Alhumdulillah finally we have completed both levels of First Language Lessons.Honestly it was a very good investment.Just love how the whole book is laid out,we did skip poems here and there but were in sink for the most part.

Its always a good idea to go to experts for core subjects.It took me a very long time to decide which grammar curriculum I would buy,but alhumdulillah this really worked well with our family.

Maybe after a month we will start with level 3.Will be getting pdf’s this time from here.