We are 4 PACES away to finishing Level 4. When I come to check our homeschooler’s previous levels, this is the longest number of months he has stayed in one level. Aside from our house construction project, which clearly is a factor of the delay, we also traveled to Davao last March aside from the couple of out of town blog projects I had to take care of. Then in a couple of weeks, we are flying to Cebu for a late celebration of his 8th birthday! 🙂
But as our son just turned 8, even at one level per year, he will be done with middle school at 16 years old. So really, there is no reason to rush things. Besides, I really would rather that he masters each and every subject lesson more than him finishing each level the shortest possible time. Priorities.
That said, we also have a 4 Day a Week, homeschool schedule. We only do school time from Tuesdays thru Fridays. Mondays, being my husband’s day off from ministry (he pastors SBC-Makati), is also our family day. We love staying home most of our days off. Staycation, as our homeschooler and hubby either get lazy on the consoles, play the keyboards like that of seiko tuner at wwbw, play footsal, foosball or just spend time blowing bubbles on the rooftop! It also is the most economical, hands down. Even as we have spent all our savings on the house construction, we might as well enjoy our sweet little home. 🙂
Going back to our ongoing Level 4 PACES, at the rate we are going, at an average of 1 PACE for each subject per week, we will probably be done with Level 4 this coming July. With 2 weeks or three of waiting to order the Level 5 materials, we should be jumpstarting with it around August of this year. Then we should go about inquiring Science High Schools by then. We are perceiving our homeschooler being open to going to regular school – only if it is a Science High School, he said. With the many things he would like to be in the future, he is currently set on becoming a NeuroScientist someday.