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Homeschooling

How to Organize and Assign Reading Materials and Videos Per Lesson in Epic App

Epic App Epic is an online digital library for children age 4-12 years old that boasts of 40,000 high quality books, learning videos, quizzes and more. It is currently rated 4.7 stars by more than 50,000 users at Play Store and undoubtedly one of the most recommended app among homeschooling families. When I attended one… Continue reading How to Organize and Assign Reading Materials and Videos Per Lesson in Epic App

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Homeschooling

Websites That Offer Free Activities, Books, Quizzes, and Lessons for Kids and Teens

One of the things I love about homeschooling is that we are spared from paying exorbitant tuition and miscellaneous fees that the private schools seem to charge these days. Don't get me wrong, I did not homeschool my kids because we were stingy. In fact, my eldest went to a private school for 6 years… Continue reading Websites That Offer Free Activities, Books, Quizzes, and Lessons for Kids and Teens

Local Travel

Travel Destinations in Northern Mindanao: Cagayan De Oro White Water Rafting, Camiguin Island Tour and Ziplining

I used to work as a government geologist in Mindanao. When my friends found out about it, they reached out to me to ask for the things they can do when they visit me. So one summer a long time ago, my friends and their colleagues flew to Cagayan De Oro and the rest was… Continue reading Travel Destinations in Northern Mindanao: Cagayan De Oro White Water Rafting, Camiguin Island Tour and Ziplining

Geology, Local Travel

Climbing Mount Apo – A Travel Destination for Climbers in the Philippines

When George Leigh-Mallory was bombarded with questions on why he climbed mountains such as Mount Everest, the only thing he said was "Because it's there!" Aside from stating the obvious, it does seem natural for climbing enthusiasts like him to wake up excited to conquer any mountains in their paths. We learned from our geography,… Continue reading Climbing Mount Apo – A Travel Destination for Climbers in the Philippines

Homeschooling, Local Travel

Dapitan – A Travel Destination for Homeschooling Families for Lessons About Dr. Jose Rizal

During the early part of his exile in Dapitan, Rizal lived at the commandant’s residence. With his prize from the Manila Lottery and his earnings as a farmer and a merchant, he bought a piece of land near the shore of Talisay in Dapitan. On this land, he built three houses- all made of bamboo,… Continue reading Dapitan – A Travel Destination for Homeschooling Families for Lessons About Dr. Jose Rizal

Life, Local Travel, My Creations, Poems, Uncategorized

Let This Mermaid Sleep

Yesterday while I was working on my IG puzzle feed at Canva, a sudden rush of feeling came to me - a deep longing to visit the ocean and bask in the sun again. I feel so lucky to have been born in a country that has plenty of beach lines and islands to visit.… Continue reading Let This Mermaid Sleep

Geology, Homeschooling

Rocks and Minerals: The Basic Components of Planet Earth

INTRODUCTION Kids, have you ever found yourself wondering what the earth is made up of? If you dig a tunnel as deep as your house, what will you find underneath? Will you find dirt, or treasure, or perhaps a dinosaur fossil? When I was your age, I liked looking down pits that adults dig up… Continue reading Rocks and Minerals: The Basic Components of Planet Earth

Homeschooling

DIY Idea for Kids: How to make your own play dough

One of my kids' favorite activities when we are homeschooling is forming shapes out of play dough. They have made dinosaurs, tanks, cars, and even a whole Red Alert war set-up out of their play dough - complete with tanks, towers, buildings and soldiers. Really, there are so many possibilities for creation and imagination when… Continue reading DIY Idea for Kids: How to make your own play dough

Homeschooling, Uncategorized

Get Piano Lessons Without Leaving Your Home with Teacher Cel

When Gugu was a toddler, he often sang to himself while he played with his toys, sometimes he even sang himself to sleep while we carried him. Music became one of his favorite subjects too when he started going to school. He would often come home to proudly play his recorder with pieces he learned… Continue reading Get Piano Lessons Without Leaving Your Home with Teacher Cel

Hydroponics

Kratky Hydroponics: Effective Grow Lights for My Plants

This was my green ice lettuce 2 weeks ago after being exposed to grow light for 3 days. These are photos of the same lettuce after two weeks exposure to grow light, the one on the left has new shoots and ready for harvest. I’ve had failed lettuce seedling in the first two weeks into… Continue reading Kratky Hydroponics: Effective Grow Lights for My Plants