Homeschooling Resources

Many Muslim parents are turning to homeschooling. They want to create an environment that nurtures faith through knowledge and awareness. This page has material that will help parents in their homeschooling journey. We have gathered a team of parents who have years of experience in homeschooling who will hold webinars to discuss this topic and answer questions. Please watch this space for updates.

You Don’t have to be a teacher to Homeschool

Remember that homeschooling is a unique journey for each family, and it’s okay to adapt your approach to suit the needs of your child(ren) and your family dynamics. Regularly assess what is working and make adjustments as necessary.

Homeschooling Support Webinar

A webinar to help answer any questions in regards to homeschooling.

FAQ

Got questions? We got answers!

Homeschooling is the education of the child(ren) in the home by the parents/guardians.

Yes you can. You will be required to fill out a letter of intent to homeschool and submit it to your child’s school.

Email homeschooling@academyofislam.com for more information
connect with other families that are homeschooling

Assign work to one while teaching the other.

Syllabus is available on the ministry of education website.

There are plenty of opportunities to make sure that children are socially active. It is important to find ways to interact in the community. This is also one of the greatest benefits of local homeschool groups. Connect with other homeschooling parents to provide opportunities for socialization and interaction with other homeschooling families. Look for local activities and events that your child can participate in, such as sports teams, classes at the mosque, or clubs (nature, art, nasheed, sewing etc)

Kids don’t get as much time with other kids their own age, you have to spend a lot of time at home with them, it can be socially isolating or lonely for the parent who does the teaching. Sometimes, depending on how you teach, they may not have set bed times or be good with a rigid schedule the way schools promote.

The key to a successful transition is thorough research, preparation, and a proactive approach to seeking support from school counselors or university advisors. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and take advantage of the resources available.

Yes, some will in Toronto, even without marks. you have the option of doing online virtual school if you want them to have an OSSD

You can check rubrics for language arts on the ministry of education site. Usually, when you do the work with them, you can see how well they are doing at their level. You do not need to grade them per se (grading is so a teacher can inform a parent how well their kid is doing, but that doesn’t apply for homeschool as you are the parent and the teacher.

YRDSB does provide support for speech-language therapy.

Time is saved, kids learn at their own pace, better behaviour, not influenced by what schools promote, closeness with parents, save money on buying clothes, less peer pressure for things like brand name clothing, buying them phones/ tech/ etc. You can teach what is important and extras too.

Seek feedback and support from other homeschooling parents and support groups regularly. Assess if your child is meeting age appropriate milestones. Review assignments, projects, tests. Observe your child’s interests and ensure they are actively engaged in learning activities. Reflect on your own teaching methods and their effectiveness. Think about what is working well and what areas need improvement.

2 – 3 hours of one-to-one teaching in primary. Same number of hours of 1-1 in higher grades but they will also do self-study at the higher grades (usually totalling 5-6 hrs). But you don’t have to teach for the full 5-6 hrs at higher grades once they can read well, write well and comprehend well.

Homeschooling Resources

Having access to good homeschooling resources is key factor to your child learning experience.