While our family will always be partial towards the School of Tomorrow curriculum, we are happy that more and more traditional and progressive schools are actually opening its doors to having their own homeschooling department.
Kids World Integrated School will conduct its homeschool orientation and discuss about their homeschool program. It will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 3PM. Kids World Integrated School is located in North Greenhills, Johnson Park, San Juan, Metro Manila. For reservation, please call these numbers: 7266563, 9754676, 0917-8380869.
My little homeschooler and I were having our crafts time when an email about this homeschool orientation propped up on my inbox. Read this article »
Our homeschooler is officially done with Level 2 last November 18, 2011. We are just proud of how he fared. Especially towards the end of the Level.
From the beginning of Level 2 towards the middle of it, there were instances that our son dreaded his Math subject. But as we went towards the end part of Level 2, it was even the first PACE from all his 7 subjects that he completed first! He actually got the hang of Math and began looking forward to it. I so love the mastery approach of The School of Tomorrow curriculum. Read this article »
Our five year old homeschooler was the youngest to join this particular game in another kiddie party he attended last weekend over at Max’s in Quezon City. Although he mostly struggled as he tries to answer in Tagalog (his primary language being English) – the clowns were asking in Tagalog, he went through with it like the confident little man that he is.
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.
In relation to last week’s animal, Kikki Kangaroo, here’s a picture of my son as he once again added to the number of countries he can now spot on the globe — Australia. He first got a hold of a globe when he was three. A toy gift globe was given to him by his grandparents. It most interested him how far away he is from where his friend Cham-Cham is, who was and still is in London. He now knows a host of other countries and places, including the Philippines. He can easily spot a place he previously learned about and most of them we just taught to him once.
It’s fun how the School of Tomorrow curriculum is able to incorporate all these learnings to a preschooler in such interesting way. I believe this to be the primary reason why my son is able to pick things up fast and retain them.
This is actually a reply to one of my mommy readers who asked me how we knew that homeschooling was what God had called for us to do. As we all know, homeschooling is not exactly a very popular way to provide education to our children, especially in our culture. Believe me, it would have been more convenient to just send the little one to a regular school than have to explain yourself to a dozen of relatives who thought knew better and at times would tend to look down on you and your “silly” ideas. But that’s a different story altogether. I just needed to get that emphasized and say I could have chosen to drop the homeschooling possibility altogether, but stood my ground.
Eye means “find” or “look”
Crayon means “color”
Finger means “trace,” “point,” or “place your finger on”
Marker means “draw”
Ear means “listen carefully”
Mouth means “say”
Stop sign means “do as Ace is doing” (the picture of Ace handing Miss Content a PACE will serve as the instruction to turn the PACE in to the supervisor for scoring)
Scissors means “cut”
Glue means “glue”
Question mark means “think”