Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lamenting

Today I am wondering lots of things, thinking over many questions.

How does a child fall through the cracks? How does he reach the end of high school hiding homework and afraid to ask for help? How can no one notice?! When a teacher turns to ask a child a question how is it possible that she says, "Did you leave your brain at home today?" instead of, "Why don't you stay after class for some extra help?" How is it possible for a child to be "lazy". What a tradegy! One who's legacy continues on and on a life time. How amazing are these children, alhamdulillah, that push onward in spite of this. But what about the ones who never understand how they became to be so "worthless" and "stupid". What about the destrcutive behavior that follows this, who is to blame?

Why don't they pay attention to these children, struggling in the background? Racism? Classism? Better to focus on the ones who will elevate the test scores? How sad, how very, very sad!

Alhamdulillah for Islam, that puts the pursuit of knowledge up on a pedestal for the sake of bettering yourself, for the sake of guarding your worship, for the sake of just learning because it delights human beings to do so, for the sake of enlightening mankind.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

For Sale: Overhead Abaya Size 66 Never Worn Free Niqab and Shipping - sold



***Sold***

This Overhead Abaya has never been worn, tried on only.
It is from Saudi and it is by Abatul Khaleej
The size is 66 and there are finger loops.
I will throw in a 2 layer niqab for free and offer free shipping to the US.



I can't hold for money orders, payment must be through paypal.



sakeenahbintmoore @ gmail.com to buy

My First Homeschooling Aha-Moment!

I think maybe I am finally "getting" homeschooling, or at least a small piece of the puzzle. After pushing through this whole shool year I finally realized that I don't have to create a "school" at "home". We don't have to mirror public school! We don't have to do all desk work, or even stay at grade level. As long as the basics are done (and who cares how they are done) we can do whatever we want.

It is such a freeing realization, one that has me looking forward to another year inshaAllah, instead of wondering how I will get through this. On the heels of that I realized I don't need to sink a ton of money into a curriculum, or go for one that will make my son a Rogue Scholar at 8 years old (rolls eyes at myself). I found this excellent site LessonPathways.com that has 100% FREE lessons for K-5, you can use just one piece of a lesson or you can find entire years mapped out. I plan on having fun with this site!