Category:homeschool thoughts/musings’

Home school desk makeover

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From the time that our son was less than a year old, we have trained him to pack away. At 10 years old, he’s expected to be considerably an expert at this. For some reason, in this department, it is still hit and miss. I think he’s gotten used to me being around to remind me of his responsibility. For the most part, it’s not uncommon for me to get frustrated over how this home office looks like.

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Reading and trivia

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Because our homeschooler reads a lot of books, he now wants to go to the States so he could check out the discoveries that he has been reading about. Since a lot of his books have stories about discoveries in foreign lands, I am often surprised with random trivia he would pop out of the blue. It is fun to learn from him as he eagerly gives exact informations of any of his topics.

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Nurturing his love for music

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If there is anything that we cannot miss from the time that our homeschooler was still an infant is his inclination to music. He hummed tunes way way before he learned how to talk straight. He has always been in tune from the first time he learned his notes. It is amazing really how he was able to take after his father’s musical genes to an even higher degree.

Now our hope is to nurture his love for music the best way we could. We tried giving him voice lessons and he loved it for a while. Read this article »

Weight woes

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Our homeschooler is currently tipping 85lbs. He has always been a big eater since he was a baby. I think his having brown rice since he was 6 months old helped about him being healthy. We did not really give him any multivitamins. But this past year, we were not very strict on him having brown rice.

He had his first loose bowel movement when our helper was here. He was already 5 years old then. He never had a single LBM episode before that. I concluded it was because the helper did not properly store the cooked brown rice. Then I got lax on our son having brown rice altogether. Recently, my mom bought this Cherifer syrup multivitamins for my son. She said that her former office mate vouches on it. She said she wanted my son maximizes his height potential. As he is, Jed is already taller than most boys his age.

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Missing my homeschooler

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Almost a month since our reliable helper left for the province and I can say, I’m pretty exhausted. With no one to assist me around the house, with our homeschool schedule, online jobs and the house chores to take care of, whoever will not be?

This is why I took advantage of the event invite received a week ago. It’s a two day event in Nurture Spa, Tagaytay City. We visited this place with my boys last year. But we chose to check in at The Boutique instead. The staff who entertained us back then were not as accommodating as they are now.

I can say, I really am in dire need of this break. Away from the chores, away from my usual grind, I am with my girlfriends enjoying myself. Read this article »

To Christian Homeschooler readers

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First off, thank you so much for visiting this page. We are thrilled that more and more people are actually considering this alternative education for their children. I do receive each and every inquiry that you send via email. While I used to individually reply to your emails, I do not anymore, have the luxury of time.

Christian Homeschooler is our family’s way of blogging about our homeschooling journey that started in 2009. We have been using School of Tomorrow‘s homeschooling curriculum and have been vouching for it ever since. If you would like to enroll, please contact the numbers I provided via the FAQ page. Families cannot enroll via Christian Homeschooler. For some reason, I always receive enrollment inquiries to the tune of, “We would like to enroll our children to your school.” And while we do pray to be able to start our own school using the SOT curriculum, it currently is not existing yet. It actually is an encouragement for us to continue praying about it.

I actually salute the number of families who are considering homeschooling. Before we actually formally homeschooled, a lot of well-meaning friends and relatives tried to talk us out of it with matching list of suggestions Read this article »

Our homeschooler had Dengue

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Our homeschooler had Dengue fever last week, this caused him to skip more than a week of classes. I blogged about it via Marriage and Beyond. It was a blessing that I stuck to my guns to have him get that Dengue NS1 test when his fever lasted for more than a day. The Dengue NS1 test was not just like your regular blood laboratory test. It actually come pricier, at P1,220.  But it is always best to be vigilant about these things. Especially so Dengue has been as rampant as ever.

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Devotional for Kids

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One of the things that my husband and I prayed to be able to instill in our child in his early years is to devote a regular time each day to read God’s word. It helps a great deal that our son loves reading so much. Learning to read at four and progressed to reading with comprehension when he was five allows for him to enjoy hours upon hours of reading as opposed to what kids nowadays are easily exposed to – gadgets.


What basically got this homeschooler to take interest in doing devotions at six years old is his love for reading. He loves going to bookstores, second hand ones or otherwise to pick a book every time we visit the mall. I can leave him reading his book for hours a day and he’s fine.

Don’t get me wrong. This little guy loves gadgets as well. Alone with any gadget, computer or television, he will, for sure, submerge in these zombifying tech stuff if left to himself. We do allow him these gadgets. But with an hour limitation. Oh! Did I mention that we sometimes forget time? And when we do, we pay dearly for it. He just gets out of sorts!

My son attends Sunday School. But it is hardly enough. God has summoned parents in Deuteronomy 11:19, “You shall teach them (the Scriptures) to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise.” Read this article »

Our homeschooler’s progress: Penmanship and Reading

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Practice makes perfect. This is what we have been told for as long as we can remember and for good reason. It works. Take our homeschooler’s penmanship, for instance. It was not so long time ago that his handwriting was kinda of sorts. Look at how he has improved since. 🙂

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Level 1 Post Test soon

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This homeschooling family is flying to Bohol today and we really thrilled to see the beauty of God’s creation in that part of the Philippine island. This Bohol Getaway will be the last of our summer series. We will be back to regular programming as soon as June 2011 steps in.

First for us to have scheduled is our homeschooling guy’s post-test for Level 1. He cannot just jump into Level 2 without getting tested first. We will go visit the homeschooling arm of School of Tomorrow in Sucat, Paranaque and when he passes the exam, we will order the Level 2 Paces after.

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