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 to Speed Up Growth Rate of Plants and Some Updates

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 to Speed Up Growth Rate of Plants and Some Updates

Life, Recycling

Growing Vegetables and Fruits Indoors Using Kratky Hydroponics System

As mentioned in my previous article, one of the skills that I have found useful in this pandemic is growing food through gardening. Three days before my birthday, I asked a friend for ideas on how I could grow vegetables indoors, in a limited space such as my condo unit. That day I was having… Continue reading Growing Vegetables and Fruits Indoors Using Kratky Hydroponics System

Coping with Depression, Life

Skills That Are My Lifesavers In This Pandemic

The virus, SARS-COV-2, has left all of us feeling overwhelmed and anxious. We have so far, as of this writing, lost more than two hundred fellow Filipinos, and with more than five thousand who tested positive. Our country ranks first in southeast asia in terms of number of cases and fatalities. Because the virus quickly… Continue reading Skills That Are My Lifesavers In This Pandemic

Geology, Homeschooling, Local Travel

Why Every Homeschooling Family Should Visit Mongpong Island for Ecosystem Study

Octopus observed near the shoreline at Mongpong Island. Photo credit to my brother, Jay Emmanuel. I'm a self-proclaimed tree-hugger and nature lover. My first recollection of our country's beauty was when dad and mom brought us to their hometown, Catanduanes, when I was nine years old. Back then, their small barrio could only be accessed… Continue reading Why Every Homeschooling Family Should Visit Mongpong Island for Ecosystem Study

Homeschooling

February Homeschooling Highlights

For Math, Nereus has started studying about circle, angles, polygons, single-step equations; and number patterns; while Ian has started learning the basics of multiplication and division using pictographs. Ian has also learned to count money and perform basic addition of money. Money is something that we delayed teaching Ian although he does know that a… Continue reading February Homeschooling Highlights

Geology, Homeschooling, Life, Local Travel, Uncategorized

Disaster Go Bag Essentials for Every Family

A Go Bag is a bag containing everything you would need to survive when exiting a building or evacuating your home after a disaster. Ideally, each member of your family should have one bag each. The bag should have ample supplies to help you survive while in transit towards the nearest evacuation area or relocation… Continue reading Disaster Go Bag Essentials for Every Family

Homeschooling

January 2020 Homeschooling Highlights

Ian has started his lesson in multiplication while Nereus has continued with his lessons on different types of angles and polygons. Writing down notes about different types of angles for his math lesson. 2. We created a simple rotor using copper wire, magnet, battery and safety pins as our experiment to demonstrate electricity flow for… Continue reading January 2020 Homeschooling Highlights