Linda Sue Park

My kids and I are huge fans of award-winning writer, Linda Sue Park. Her book, A Single Shard, is one of our favourites. It is a vividly told tale set in Ch’ul’po, a potter’s village, in 12th-century Korea. The protagonist is 10-year-old orphan, named for a mushroom that grows “without benefit of parent-seed”. He was

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Narration – Prophet Ayoub

Lives of the Prophets – Prophet Ayoub (Job), `alayhis salaam narrated by Ms M. Kiyani Once, there was a man named Ayoub. He was a Prophet of Allah and he was a wealthy man. He had many children and a good wife. He had every kind of wealth – he had cattle, land, a big

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Astronomy Notebook

Mars and I have been easing into notebooking, particularly for Science. She doesn’t really enjoy writing because she finds it exhausting (you would understand why if you could see the amount of Arabic homework she has to do on a daily basis!) and also for reasons I have stated earlier. Still, she has agreed to

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Still more on handwriting…

Mars has been downright depressed about her handwriting. She and a friend were designing a publication and her work was erased because, she was told, it was simply “not good enough”. I have not pushed her in this area simply because I don’t think the problem is that dire. It isn’t like she needs to

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Still more on copywork

Here are a few free resources for those interested in copywork: Tracing Guides – important so the child models the letters correctly Manuscript upper case letters Manuscript lower case letters Numbers (manuscript) Cursive Upper Case letters Cursive lower case letters Numbers (cursive) Fonts – manuscript Free ruled upright manuscript font Jarman – slanted manuscript font

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Copywork

A Child should Execute Perfectly. No work should be given to a child that he cannot execute perfectly, and then perfection should be required from him as a matter of course… Set him six strokes to copy; let him, not bring a slateful, but six perfect strokes, at regular distances and at regular slopes. If

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Nature Studies

Some resources we have found online… Guides Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock Handbook of Nature Study Blog Out-Of-Door Life For The Children Part 1 by Charlotte Mason from Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series Out-Of-Door Life For The Children Part 2 by Charlotte Mason from Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series Nature Stories –

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New Delights & Impressions

“Well, we have been seeing flowers for years – but our children haven’t. Flowers are still new and wonderful to them, and it’s the fault of grown-ups if every new flower they see ceases to delight them.” ~ Charlotte Mason, volume 1 page 53 “They must be left to themselves for a good part of

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