Sunday, 16 September 2012

Work-boxes in Place!

Alhamdulillaah finally workboxes are at place.

We got these mesh file folders. Its neat and does not take too much space Alhamdulillaah.

Each file folder is labelled with the subject and inside if she has to work with me there is card that says "Work with Ummi".

Every day I fill all the file folders with the next day's work according to the time table. It takes less than 5 minutes for me to do this as everything is pre planned Alhamdulillaah. 

I used the cards to indicate to her the schedule for the day and stick all of them on the "To Do" sheet of paper. She starts the day looking at it and we continue the work.

As she finishes each file folder she takes the books and contents of the file folder and leaves them at the place I have asked her to keep them piled up and she makes it a point to remove the card and stick it on to the "Done" sheet of paper. This shows work in progress.

Alhamdulillaah at the end of the day all file folders look like this empty!

When I read this system many years ago and even last year on different blogs I did not expect to be so productive subhanallaah. I really wanted to give it a try after reading sis Umm Khadeeja's blog post. You can read her posts here and here.

And with all that I still felt Maimoonah would be the same especially where writing is concerned and moods and so on, she would only do what she would want to and leave what she does not want. But I was wrong. Its amazing with the mercy of Allaah alone that this system does make me more organized first and due to that she is settled and finishes all the work without any fuss. Looks forward to it very much. And this year there is a lot of writing to do and all activities are more or less based on text books and work books. But she is enjoying it. I feel she is the same but this system has made me a better facilitator and she is benefiting from this bi idhnillaah. 

Within a day it has helped us to achieve many things. Productivity is very high and everything gets covered, especially Usooluth Thlaathah, Quraan, Hifdhl and even snack. 

The days we start early it makes things easy for us, some days if she wakes up late it goes on even after Dhuhar and can be a little tiring. Most of the days we finish before dhuhar and she has plenty of time to do her playing and reading in the evenings. 

Inshaa Allaah next posts will be on individual subjects that we have covered so far and our progress. 


Basbusa's Mama said...

Salaam sister, thanks *so* much for going to the trouble of explaining exactly how you go about your learning with Maimoonah! I know it must be time-consuming to describe it in such detail and even with pictures too, but it's soooo helpful. Jazaaki Allahu khayr! We're still a few years away from having quite so much structure to our learning, but it's so reassuring to have some idea of where I'd like us to end up, insha'Allah. Al7amdulillah that Maimoonah is learning so much and enjoying all you're doing with her! Rabbina khalihaalik :)

A Muslim HomeSchool said...

Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullah!

Alhamdulillah tabarakAllah great to hear its worked well for you both...may it continue to work and be productive!

Its strange isn't just presenting the work to the child in a different manner has such an effect! SubhanAllah!

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam warahmathullaah Akhawaat,

Basbusa's Mama, you are most welcome sister, writing also makes me keep a record of our different approaches at different stages. So its helping me as well. I am happy its benefiting you. Alhamdulillaah!

Umm Khadeeja, yes indeed it was so amazing to me how things changed over night subhanallaah! Jazzakillaah Khayr for all your input as well!

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