Homeschooling

Homeschooling Project Idea: How to Make Your Own Playdough

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 Homeschooling Project Idea: How to Make Your Own Playdough

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

Hydroponics, Life, Recycling

Growing Vegetables and Fruits Indoors Using Kratky Hydroponics System

As mentioned in my previous article about the skills I learned 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… Continue reading Growing Vegetables and Fruits Indoors Using Kratky Hydroponics System

Hydroponics, 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

Mongpong Island – An Island Paradise Every Budget Traveler and Homeschooling Family Must Visit in the Philippines

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 Mongpong Island – An Island Paradise Every Budget Traveler and Homeschooling Family Must Visit in the Philippines

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 Every Family Should Have in Their Homes

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 Every Family Should Have in Their Homes

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

Geology, Homeschooling, Local Travel

Volcanology 101 with Chris Newhall

The phreatic eruption of Taal has me walking down the memory lane the past days. I remember my Volcanology training in June 2012 when my colleagues and I had the privilege to get mentored by former USGS Geologist and Volcanologist, Chris Newhall. This is going to be a short blog with the intention to share… Continue reading Volcanology 101 with Chris Newhall