I am so glad to come back and find our beloved followers have expanded in number and I hope we don't let you down at any point, welcome. I apologize for our absence this past week and I think we owe you an explanation. Life has been so hectic and crazy especially for a mama who rarely sleeps. Yes, I have this crazy twisted sleep schedule. After my girls sleep at night, I stay awake to have some "me" time. In this time, I read and prepare the next day's activities and I rarely go to bed before 2 am. Sarah wakes me up anytime from 7:30 to 8:30 and Farida wakes me up twice at night to nurse so you can imagine. This pattern was beginning to pay its toll on me, I became more nervous and less productive. Now, I've made peace with "sleep", I go to bed at 8:30 and sleep at 9 with the girls, wake up at 5 (8 HOURS, Can you believe it?) and still have my "me" time. Now, I can even pray and have a decent unrushed breakfast before the girls wake up:) Also, I can blog without taking some of my girls' time or attention. So, let's hope I can keep up the new schedule.
Also, as some of you know I was a teacher back in Egypt. In my mind, I have all these ideas that can make up a curriculum BUT to admit, I got so excited that I began taking some of here, some of there, jumping over points and it is a bit chaotic to a teacher especially without writing it down. I know I write it down on the blog but I had to have my "journal" to be able to keep track of what we are doing, how we are progressing, what still needs more depth, what we are planning, ...etc. So, I've been preparing my journal for a couple of days now. It is not professional or sophisticated but it helps. It is divided into 9 sections: Arts & Crafts, What we learned/covered this week (this includes the theme and even Maths) , Science, Religion, Arabic, Letter of the week, Role playing, Recipes and Observations (here, I will measure progress, evaluate some, see what still needs further explanation, what turned out to be extra fun or extra boring, ..etc). This arrangement is not based on priority but it is based on frequency. So, this was what I have been up to these past few days. We'll see how it goes :)
Thank you and come back soon.