Archive of ‘Homeschool’ category

Knitting for Kids

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Our daughter celebrated her 8th birthday last week. This girl has been the countdown to her birthday ever since I celebrated mine last August. Over the months, she has repeatedly told us the gifts she would like to receive, from a new bicycle with a pretty basket to the Minecraft papercrafts. My husband and I […] Read more…

2014 Book Fair On a Shoestring Budget Plus Great Homeschool Finds

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On the sixth year of my family’s pilgrimage to the Manila International Book Fair, we not only bought quality books and magazines but inexpensive homeschool finds as well. We didn’t want to miss this year’s event so we had to tightly hold on to our wallets and close our eyes on some items. As we […] Read more…

Homemade Exams

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It’s crunch time for this homeschool mama. After celebrating my 41st birthday last Sunday, I’ve been glued to my chair preparing the kids’ first quarter exams.  If you’re not a homeschooler and you’re reading this post, you might ask, do homeschoolers have exams too? Yes, we do have exams, quizzes, and projects too. To the […] Read more…

Homeschool Crossroad

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The homeschooling journey of our eldest child stands at a crossroad. Let me give you a background… When friends and family ask me how long I intend to homeschool the kids, I don’t give them a definite answer because I too have no clue as to how long. A very wise consultant advised me not […] Read more…

Brown Paper Bag Log Cabin

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My daughter and I were so engrossed with the classic literature Heidi by Johanna Spyri that I cried while we were finishing the story. I’ve never read the book as a young girl but I was a fan or the cartoon show back in the 80’s. As we picture the beautiful place that Heidi longed […] Read more…

Training for Life

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Training is defined by Webster as a process by which someone is taught the skills that are needed for art, profession or job. Athletes go through training to prepare them for a competition. Everyone goes through training whatever our background is. And the cool thing about it is that learning and training never stops. There […] Read more…

Simplified Homeschool Portfolio

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This blog has been quiet the past few weeks. For the majority of us homeschoolers, it’s crunch time. It’s portfolio time. That’s why the kids and I have been busy completing our school year requirements. As their primary teacher my desk is swamped. I have test papers to check, subject output to grade, worksheets to […] Read more…

Seven Truths about Homeschooling

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You’ve probably heard about homeschooling recently from a friend or read a blog post somewhere. Your heart races and tell your husband that you want to teach your child at home. Before you jump in, let me give share with you seven truths about homeschooling. Truth #1. Homeschooling is not for everybody. When I first […] Read more…

Math For You and Me

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Coby, our fifth-grader, has used three different Math curricula for the past five years. First grade it was Lifepac, then followed by a local textbook called Realistic Math for two grade levels. For the fourth grade, we tried Singapore Math’s My Pals Are Here and Lifepac again. At the end of his fourth grade, I was […] Read more…

You’ve Got Mail Part 2

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Last month, I posted You’ve Got Mail wherein I shared the kids letter-writing/postal mail adventure. They were eager to drop their letters to my mom and my father-in-law in that huge metal mailbox. Today, the kids got a pleasant surprise. They received a letter from their Grandpa in the mail! They were excited to open it themselves […] Read more…

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