I cannot remember anymore where exactly the hubby and I came to an understanding that we will homeschool our son. What I am definitely sure about is his influence on me after he came home from one of those administrators trainings that he attended in School of Tomorrow in Paranaque.
The hubby and I originally prayed about being able to start a preschool in the church where he pastors (www.sbcmakati.org). But for some reasons (including the fact that the church building’s locations isn’t a conducive one) this plan has not flourished yet. God has His perfect time. And because we are so sold out to the School of Tomorrow’s curriculum, we chose not to give our son second best. Hence, we chose homeschooling via SOT’s curriculum.
Choosing School of Tomorrow was really a no brainer. Looking into insurance quotes would have been more confusing than choosing this curriculum. The values that the School of Tomorrow prioritizes to instill in children alongside its very effective curriculum make for the very things we have in mind for our son’s education.
Having zero teaching experience for myself, the prospect of being responsible to teach my own child how to read, et.al. scared me off one time or another before we officially got down to signing that contract. We are currently doing the Preschool with Ace and Christi curriculum. It is the School of Tomorrow’s learn to read program. My son has learned to read half way of the curriculum and I have not even started actively teaching him how to read. The focus is for the child to learn the letter sounds. Its program is so effective that it allows for the child to retain what he learns during the class.
As I have tried to figure out how Preschool with Ace and Christi is effective. I concur that it is the overall dynamics of the program. It has a mutlisensory phonetic approach designed to prepare a child for the individualized instruction of later programs. Preschool with Ace and Christi acquaints the child with phonics through animals, songs and stories. My child has learned to associate letter sounds, alphabet sequence and word relationships. It also has additional activities that help the progress of the child’s overall physical and character development.
As we go along the Preschool with Ace and Christi’s curriculum, there were several moments during our class that I would be convinced all over again that we have chosen the right program, even as the curriculum essentially reinforces the very things that we have already been teaching him especially when it comes to character building lessons. It totally affirms that we have chosen the perfect curriculum for our son’s education.