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


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


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


December Homeschooling Highlights

My kids and I only had two weeks of formal classes this month so this article will be short. The month was the most relaxed period of our homeschooling so far. We had a week where we had to do summative tests.   I did not expect that there would a series of tests again as… Continue reading December Homeschooling Highlights


30 pesos for a day of Science Tour? Possible!

My kids enjoyed looking at the real-time monitoring of the weather at PAGASA Media Center. Your 30 Philippine pesos (about 60 US cents) will go far and your kids will learn a ton! Read below to find out how. Last August 29, our homeschooling group Sulit Tipid at Pinoy Homeschooling (STPH) decided to conduct a… Continue reading 30 pesos for a day of Science Tour? Possible!


Unboxing Our Mini Wikahon-A

One of my realizations as first time homeschooling parent teacher is that Filipino, sadly, is the hardest to teach despite it being our native tongue at home. Unlike most families I meet in our community, we talk in Filipino more than half the time, speaking in our second language, English, only when our lessons are… Continue reading Unboxing Our Mini Wikahon-A


Tip for Homeschoolers: Use Canva to Create Stunning Posters and Photo Collages

My son's project for Social Studies utilizing Canva as creative platform. My son's topic on Social Studies today focuses on the Early Inhabitants of the Philippines. To help him retain information he was reading from his book, as well as combine as many subjects as we can (Social Studies + Computer for this project), I… Continue reading Tip for Homeschoolers: Use Canva to Create Stunning Posters and Photo Collages


July 2019 Homeschooling Highlights

Aside from the Geology Tour that I organized for homeschoolers, a number of awesome things happened during our 2nd month of homeschooling. Below are some of the highlights of activities for the month of July: My youngest son enrolled in piano for his MAPEH. Although music is my second love, I can't teach its technical… Continue reading July 2019 Homeschooling Highlights


2nd Week Homeschooling Highlights

Setting up a classroom atmosphere in the house is not easy because of the constant distractions around such as neighbors or delivery guys knocking on your door, the bed, the TV, the phone ringing, etc. In order to set the classroom I feel, I do the following preparations like a clockwork: I turn on the… Continue reading 2nd Week Homeschooling Highlights