Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman Here is a fun, "Practical Life" activity for littles that is seasonally appropriate. Context: The Practical Life area of the Montessori classroom is the first space that children see when they enter the classroom. The reason for this, is because it is the most familiar to children in… Continue reading Montessori Practical Life Lesson: Pumpkin Pounding
Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman Homeschooling is a choice that many families have decided to make. For some, this was a conscious-decision long before the Pandemic; but for others, the state of world affairs has pushed them into this role and opened up a can of worms in trying to navigate it. It… Continue reading Homeschooling: It Doesn’t Have to be Complicated
Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally posted May 7, 2020) As many of us find ourselves in sudden homeschooling with our children, there are a lot of questions about how to do it. As a teacher and parent of two young children (a toddler and preschooler), I have had to put my skills to… Continue reading Simple Homeschool Planning
Written by: Kendall A. | UmmIman(Originally Posted August 7, 2020) Let me start by asking the question that is on everybody's mind: why homeschool? You're a teacher! Don't you believe in the benefits of a formalized, schooling experience?! To that point, part of my experience as a teacher in formal settings is exactly what lead… Continue reading Why Homeschool?
Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman There are many types of home education and the term "homeschooling" can refer to many variations of educating your children at home. Below are a few definitions: Traditional Homeschooling: This is where a parent has chosen to follow the curriculum of the local school district or another curriculum… Continue reading Types of Home Education
Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman This is probably the most highly stressed over aspect of committing to homeschooling for many newcomers. However, I would encourage us to see this as an opportunity to create a well-rounded education that is both personalized and enjoyable for your unique learners, as well as covers the fundamentals… Continue reading Developing a Curriculum