The homeschool co-op commenced last week (we were sick this week) and the first gathering went well. Hannah is enrolled in the literature class and is currently reading Where the Lilies Bloom by Vera and Bill Cleaver. I thought the book which is a moving story about an Appalachian girl’s attempt to care for her family through wildcrafting after her father’s death would be a nice family read aloud. It turns out the botanical gardens will offer a workshop in October on wildcrafting that I had hoped to attend before we even learned which book they would be assigned, maashaa Allah. We began our own wildcrafting journey several years ago, but it certainly isn’t a skill that can be learned overnight.
Jamilah, Hawwa, and Jennah are also enjoying their geography class. Currently, they are studying England, London, Stonehenge, and the Magna Carta. Since we missed this class, it would be great to have some authentic resources if any of you sisters would be so kind as to assist:)
In addition to the class, Hannah and Jamilah have been copying down the recipes which we have recently learned as well as notebooking about them.
Last week was also the sisters’ halaqa. Only Hannah and Jamilah were able to sit and listen while I stayed with the younger children in another room. I’m not sure this will continue to work out for us.
Our outings lately have been so difficult that I am reconsidering some activities. Siddiqah (4) has been acting out and throwing tantrums more and more in public. This happened during an outing yesterday I had planned just for her. It was a bit traumatic for us as I had to leave the other children alone this large library while I dealt with her in the car. As a result, I am not really wanting to put myself in a situation like that anytime soon.
This situation does not just occur in public, but also frequently at home. This behavior along with the girls fighting takes up so much of my time. It is so unfortunate to have to spend so much time on this. It takes time away from activities which are so much more fun. Please keep our family in your du’as.