I’ve got everything moved over from the old blog. I thought moving all those links was going to take ages; I thought I’d have to write out each title, click on each one at the old blog, open it in a new tab, copy the url, and insert the link on the new page. I did a few this way, then I had a brainwave and simply highlighted the entire list and copied and pasted. WordPress inserted the lovely bullets by itself. All I had to do was change each heading to look how I wanted. WordPress is great. I’ve also added some of our first grade resources to the curricula page.
I’m keeping the old Whimsy Way, though. I like it better than Google Reader for my blog subscriptions, and if I ever decide to move back it’ll be there waiting for me.
It’s Ramadan again. This year the fasting is from about 4am-8:30pm. We use a lunar calendar, which is about 11 days shorter than the solar calendar. I will admit that I’m struggling this year. A lot of it has to do with my unresolved health issues; my mind is just elsewhere right now. My doctor has said it’s kind of the end of the line in terms of tests and such; there just isn’t anywhere else to look. I feel quite reassured that all is well, and this has helped many of the symptoms. It’s just going to take some time I guess.
We’re putting some of the academics on hold during Ramdan and focusing a bit more on religion. Academically, we’re focusing on reading and geography. Stiggy’s learning about the equator, the hemispheres, and the 7 continents. We may cover the oceans, too. I’m using a little out-of-print book I got from a charity shop called My First Atlas. It’s quite old, but for our purposes, it’s fine. We’re also using some blackline maps and I’m having Stiggy colour in each continent a different colour. We’re covering one continent a day. For memory work, he’s memorising the 7 continents, along with their locations.
There isn’t much else going on right now. I’ll try to wait until I’ve got something more exciting to write about before I post again. 🙂