First day of ALOHA Mental Arithmetic: Learning to use the Abacus

I took Lukas to his first session at ALOHA Mental Arithmetic center in Greenhills last Thursday afternoon. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since this would be the first time we will try an ”academic” supplementary program. But judging through the videos we’ve seen, it seems to make Math so much fun to do. If you haven’t read my previous blog about ALOHA Mental Arithmetic, click this: Mental Math Fun with ALOHA Mental Arithmetic I included a video of kids who demonstrated their Math Wizardry using the ALOHA method in that blog.   Math isn’t exactly Lukas’ favorite subject. In […]

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Mental Math Fun with ALOHA Mental Arithmetic

When I was in 4th grade, I had a traumatic experience with a Math teacher that left me very insecure with anything ”numbers.” My system automatically shuts down even in the simplest of situations that would require Mathematical solutions, and I have learned to use humor to avoid it. Teaching Math to my kids is one of my biggest worries in homeschooling. When we decided to try Saxon Math on our eldest son when he was 9, I asked my husband, Jay, to take over. When it comes to other subjects, I’m confident that my children can advance even on […]

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Basic Robotics for Kids at The Study by Enderun

My son has been begging me for Robotics classes for about four years now. His prayers had been answered this July when a friend sold me her Enderun Extension Gift Certificate (that we could use for any of the short programs that the school offered) for less than half the price printed on the card. Enderun Extension has a great lineup of activities for kids and teens to join over summer, which included Arts and Culinary, but we were only interested in Basic Robotics. Multi-level class We signed up Pablo for their July classes. The class, which was taught by […]

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Taking the Boys to the Manila Mini Maker Faire 2018

I originally planned to take the kids to the Manila Mini Maker Faire after their ballet last Saturday afternoon. But we ended up taking shelter at SM Aura for more than an hour because it rained so hard and none of us four remembered to bring an umbrella, haha! On Sunday, I woke the kids up earlier than usual so we could go before the rain ruined our plan again. Judah was over himself with excitement! Well, I always prep the kids about the events I take them to, to make them curious or interested. Judah was especially excited because […]

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Ballet & Broadway: A Grand Ballet Recital

It’s been more than a week since the boys participated in Twinkle Toes Ballet & Music Academy’s Grand Recital, Ballet & Broadway. If you read my previous post on ballet, you’d know that I was only expecting the boys to probably just do some running around the stage and some arm movements here and there. And Jay and I would be sitting in the audience taking pictures with our phones and waiting for the show to finish so we can go to Max’s for our usual recital celebratory dinner. (READ: Boys in Ballet) But that didn’t happen, haha! Ballet & Broadway […]

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