Homeschool Review: Creating a Masterpiece

Creating a Masterpiece came at a perfect time. I’ve been looking for art instruction online for my children to learn painting. I’ve been trying to learn a bit of watercolor art myself the past few months and I was looking for tutorials that I could use to teach my kids basic techniques but couldn’t find anything I could follow easily.  I was so happy to have been given the opportunity to review Creating a Masterpiece monthly plan. It is such a gem!   I tried to send them to an Art class last year, but the results turned up short of […]

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Homeschool Review: Walking with the Waodani by Homeschool Adventure Co.

I have heard of the story of how the gospel was brought to the Auca Indians from one of our pastors in church a few years ago, except that I didn’t know what the tribe was called. All I knew was that they were Indians and that they killed the five missionaries who dared to go near them so they can tell them about Jesus; and how one of the wives, instead of fearing for her life or thinking of avenging her husband, courageously continued the mission to bring the gospel to these people. When I had the opportunity to […]

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Homeschool Review: Eclectic Foundations Language Arts Level A

My 6-year old Judah is taking a bit longer in learning how to read. We’re confident that he will eventually catch up and are not overly concerned about it, except that he loves books so much and has been showing a lot of drive to learn how to read them that I decided to review Eclectic Foundations Language Arts Level A to see if it will speed up the process for him. I got Level A, which is intended for non-reading first and second graders. Our Judah is still in Kindergarten and still trying to remember all his phonetics. But he is […]

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Homeschool Book Review: Pan de Sal Saves the Day

One of the things I’ve picked up from our summer stint at The Learning Library was that in order to help your children learn to speak the Filipino language, you must also constantly read to them in Filipino. It’s hard work to be consistent at it, but I do look for story books that include Filipino sub-text and read to them both the English and the Filipino texts.  This is what I did with Pan de Sal Saves the Day, a Carlos Palanca winning short story for children written by Norma Olizon-Chikiamco and published by Tuttle Publishing. The story Pan de Sal […]

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When the home schooling journey ends

We’ve been home schooling our eldest since he was three years old. It was a tad too early to do so, but I was an eager mom who knew nothing much about the movement back then, so I thought the earlier we start teaching him the ABC’s and the 123’s, the better. Of course, throughout the years, my mindset has changed, after expanding my homeschooling circle, reading several books and blogs about it, and the experience itself has taught me to appreciate and enjoy each of our children for both their strengths and their weaknesses, their impressive qualities and their individual quirks. […]

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