Homeschooling Went Outdoor!

When we speak of ‘homeschooling’, the most common notion is that education is limited inside the comfort of our home. On the contrary, homeschooling extends its varieties of self-learning, self-discovering and the introduction to general subjects like shopping, ordering food in a restaurant, interaction with people from all walks of life, and the latest we explore is the buying of groceries. In particular are the things that are to know in purchasing fresh meat, fish, etc based on our personal experiences and preferences from the local wet markets. Of course the time will someday come where choices and decisions have to be made on her own but for now, this is where her elementary of learning begins.

For me personally, I am not so specific on what I want to buy each time we go grocery shopping. I’ll have my shopping list then look for whatever is cheap; housewife instinct if that’s how we may call it. However my Mister operates differently. He just don’t look for the good bargains, but is it worth paying for the price regardless if the item is on special offer or not. I must admit, I’ve learned a lot from him especially when buying fish and the likes. Due to this, who’ll be the best ‘shopping teacher’ to our homeschooler but him.

And so it’s time for Jade to learn her Dad’s trade! ♥ The following snaps will probably give you the hints of the conversation (and the convincing) that might had taken place while choosing or buying the right shrimp. Price tags matter, too. In some cases, the most important details are hidden in smaller writings so it’s good to understand what those small writings are about. If they can save us some few bucks, why not?!

This will be the beginning of our Homeschooling Went Outdoor series, so keep visiting for more outdoor exploration. Next stop, maybe on how to choose the right ‘egg’ hahaha!

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Back-to-Homeschool!

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As back-to-school is soon happening in this part of the globe, I couldn’t believe but be thankful that it has been almost two years since we started homeschooling our daughter, Jade; with God’s grace we are almost concluding our Level 4 home school materials plus the additional modules due to K-to-12. I could almost frame her happiness and sigh of relief each time she finishes a PACE and soon enough, she will be commencing with her Level 5 PACES. But before we dive into that, we’ll be taking a couple of weeks off to India and visit her dad’s family! It’s been a while from the last time we saw them, so we’re all excited especially Jade. Anything that will take her some time off from her studies! 🙂

Whew! I’m so glad I have started my blogging. Not only that I found my ‘me time’ through this but it also serves as an avenue for me to meet other homeschooling moms! Reading their blogs as they talk about the similar journey I am exploring encourages me and sort of reassures me in a way, knowing that the occasional hiccups that I go through is normal and just part of the whole ‘homeschooling package’. I am grateful that I found ‘new friends’ in them even cybernetically; they have helped me a great deal in ‘filling-in my blanks’.

To those of you who may be considering homeschooling your child/children, I encourage you to be open-minded and embrace the whole values involving this process. I could have shared you the ‘how-to-go-about-it’ procedure based on my own experiences, but as I am learning and understanding more of the homeschooling culture, there’s really no ‘fixed-formula’ on this. Even the method of presenting the lessons differ from one child to another. That is because each child is unique and has their own coping and learning abilities. Probably the one thing that we have in common is our intentions why we chose homeschooling. So if you are really serious about this, it may surprise you to know that the means, teaching materials, and the support are incalculable. You just need to identify which among the resources available will work for you and your child.

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Working on a crossword puzzle; one of her faves 🙂

Allow me to share you few links of some amazing homeschooling mums who have brought more light to what I am babbling about (wink)! Consider going through their blogs, write ups, and homeschooling tips! I am pretty sure you will find their stories and journeys quite inspiring. I am motivated more than I was a year ago! Their confessions and convictions why they’ve decided to home school their children echoed exactly my own. Of course, they have put them in better words! 🙂

I believe that every parents want the best education for their children. Please understand that methods vary from personal preferences and choices. Pray for wisdom and guidance so you would know what best suits for you and your kids. After all, they are the future generations; we are only God’s co-laborers.

Maybe I can share you some validation guidelines on my next blog on homeschooling. Especially to those who may want to know the certifications involved in validating their lessons with our local Ministry of Education back in the Philippines.

Meantime, happy homeschooling!