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Done with Level 4’s First Series of PACES

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After more than a month of having our homeschool break, we finally officially started with our Level 4 PACES last October 16, 2012. As per my own homeschooler’s words, “The Math lessons are extra challenging in this level,” and for good reason. With the other subjects, he is doing great. Even in his Filipino and Araling Panlipunan subjects, I have to say that he is able to grasp the lessons despite the fact that his primary language is not Filipino. There are a handful of “Talasalitaan” we had to consult the internet for, but nothing major that would require a lot of hours burning the night lamp.

There are a few things we do not do now that we used to do when we were still starting. Like wearing his school uniform, for instance. Because our homeschooler is able to define when “homeschool time” is, we went easy on him having to wear his uniform like he used to during his first two years of homeschooling. Read this article »

Getting to know BLESS (Basic Life Empowerment & Support Services)

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I confess, if not for a very efficient, parent-friendly homeschool curriculum, our homeschooling family would not have thrived beyond a few months in this alternative education system. I am happy to report that we have been homeschooling for two years and we cannot be more glad to have chosen School of Tomorrow’s homeschooling program. I have time and again emphasized in my homeschool blog, Christian Homeschooler, that the curriculum you choose has a lot to do with a family’s success in homeschooling. This explains why I would rave on and on about the effectiveness of School of Tomorrow’s curriculum. Nothing beats vouching for something that you have experienced for yourself on a firsthand level.

What amazes me more is what the people behind this curriculum have also managed to put up, a not-for-profit organization called Basic Literacy Education & Support System (BLESS). Its design is to reach out to the community as it penetrates through its network of organizations. BLESS makes use of the School of Tomorrow system and they put up BLESS Reading Centers to teach children how to read in 18 to 20 weeks. As someone with a child who actually learned how to read with comprehension through the SOT system at four years old, I know for a fact, that this is very doable given the right tool. Our family is beyond sold out when it comes to the SOT’s system.

BLESS kids graduating from the program

Four main goals of BLESS:

  1. Lead souls to Christ (children, parents, siblings and relatives).
  2. Teach children how to read.
  3. Teach children rudimentary math.
  4. Instill godly values by teaching of God’s creation and plan of salvation through Christ. Read this article »

Some thoughts on our current homeschool curriculum

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And when I say curriculum, that would be ABCs with Ace and Christi. My son graduated last March from his Preschool with Ace and Christi with honors and we just got done with our first month on this current curriculum. This particular curriculum is designed to be preparatory for the child to shift to Level 1/Grade 1.

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