Salam Aidilfitri! Ramadhan has been a very fulfilling month for the whole family. Alhamdulillah, Muhammad and Musa have started their Juzu’ Amma memorization project. Way to go, kids.
Of course, this project is ongoing because memorization is not one-off kind of thing. They must be able to recite or continue the ayat (verses) from any surah (‘chapter’ of The Quran) at any given time. This makes the process challenging – and funny too.
Kadang-kadang start ayat surah lain, tamat surah lain pula.
One case in point: Surah al-‘Asr.
Subhanallah, this surah is so short but this was what happened to Muhammad:
“Wal-‘asr. Wa layaalin ‘ashr.” – Oops..astaghfirullah. Ter-confused dengan surah al-Fajr daaa…
Both were so caught up with the longer surah (like Al-Inshiqaq, Al-Mutaffifin, An-Nazi’aat) that after they got these in their heads, they even forgot the verses in shorter surah.
Lesson here: Repetition is key to mastery.
This is the ‘bling-bling’ of homeschooling. It’s up to the parents to decide the syllabus for the kids. What’s more practical – knowing the term PHOTOSYNTHESIS and knows who ALFONSO d’ALBUQUERQUE was
or being able to make use of the ‘longer’ surah in solat?
Usually, when asked “What type of syllabus” do we use in homeschooling, we’d repeat this:
“By the end of the day (not literally of course), what do you want your kids to be? To have? To do?”