My husband and I are plenty thrilled even as we recently registered Jed to a soccer clinic that he will attend throughout the semestral break. Hubs has been into soccer for as long as he can remember. That’s just one of his passions and we love that our homeschooler will be able to do this during the sem break. Technically, we really don’t do sem breaks as we homeschool. In fact, we go on with our regular homeschooling schedule even during times that we hear from the news that classes are suspended. That just don’t apply with us since we are not affected by typhoons since we stay indoors.
Another of the many perks of homeschooling is that we get to have sick leaves without missing out on school lessons. Since our curriculum is based on our son’s pace, we are not pressured into completing anything at any particular time. That said, our son has been trained to make his own goals as he goes through each day. Unless the lesson for a subject came on a little challenging than usual, it is 20 pages per day for him these days.
Quipper, an education technology company headquartered in London with offices in Manila, today announced that NAT scores at Valenzuela City Science High School have improved significantly as a result of using Quipper School in 2014, when compared to scores from the previous year.
Quipper School, an online education platform which connects teachers and students, was launched in January 2014 in the Philippines and is now being used by over 5,000 teachers across the country. Mr. Roderick Francisco, a teacher from Valenzuela Science City High School, used Quipper School in early 2014 to teach over 400 of his students in preparation for NAT 2014. As a result, Mr. Francisco has noted significant improvements, with an overall score improvements of 13%, and an outstanding result in English, where the scores rose by 25%.
While many people use the term, “real life experience” when describing jobs or resumes, hands-on learning may be similar. Although your students may be too young to hold down jobs, the process of learning while using real tools can be just as effective for building experience as a prolonged work history. By using the tools and equipment of the trade, students may connect to the material in a way that surpasses reading text.
Science kits can provide a method in which students may see for themselves the outcome and process of real-world applications. For instance: Many renewable energy kits are working units that can be used to power small, low-powered and child-safe devices. As the children learn as they build, the direct impact of the end result may inspire as well as excite the student while focusing his or her attention on the activity. Although reading textbooks and websites can still provide a great deal of knowledge, there is something to be said about direct interaction with the content and material as a method to enhance the learning experience.
Our homeschooler has used several other costumes in the past. Some of them are: Pooh, Buzz Lightyear and Zorro, which he used two consecutive years in 2 different locations. We purposefully do not choose demon and witch costumes since we do not believe that as seemingly harmless as they are, we should not patronize evil spirits. The reality of their existence is real. They do not need to be glorified. Now, people can go legalistic and say, why join Trick or Treats then, when we all know where it originated from? Read this article »
We have been back to our to our regular programming for sometime now. We got swamped with online and offline tasks and we had to adjust back to squeezing in our homeschooling schedule. It’s been pretty overwhelming but we have made it through a couple months since and we are now, in fact, more than half way through!
Technically, we don’t really have “Spring Break” around this very tropical country. But early this week, our kiddo requested for one. I’d gather he picked that up from his peers in the Basketball clinic he is a part of. It is Summer break. So we are having just that the next couple of weeks.
Although there’s nothing like the flexibility of homeschooling, our son’s Level 5 curriculum is already very challenging and I can see that similar to kids his age attending regular school, classes have the makings of stressing him out. So break it is. Read this article »
Last Saturday was our homeschooler’s first day at the basketball clinic we joined him in. The hubby and I were away working on a wedding coordination job that was booked last year that time so we had to miss it. Thankfully, we had my dear sister and her husband bring our son to the venue.
We were so thrilled to see our son ecstatic over the learnings he had thus far. He has mentioned quite a few terms that even my husband who has been playing basketball for over three decades haven’t really heard that’s what those moves are called. 🙂
This homeschooling mom came home last weekend with a huge package from Tmart. Guess who is one thrilled boy upon opening the box? Our homeschooler, of course! It took him some considerable EQ to have him wait until I arrive home before opening the box. And I was not just away overnight, it was 6 days! Since he was with me browsing through www.Tmart.com and practically the one who chose from the wide array of items that he could use as we homeschool. A bladeless fan is what he wanted, so that is what we ordered.
These homeschoolers in this block are just thrilled that this arrived a couple of weeks before our summer break. Truth be told, our homeschooler has been taking this bladeless fan with him wherever he goes. He puts it at the foot of his bed when he sleeps and even brings it to his aunt’s place when he stays there. He is one sweaty boy, so he loves the convenience of a fan that can be brought just about anywhere. 🙂
Our homeschooler’s mini bladeless fan, unboxed. 🙂