Monday, April 25, 2016

Found Our Homeschool Provider

I have been fascinated about homeschooling for many years now. It was not until last year (2015) that my eldest and I have decided to give it a try. I was in Vietnam doing my volunteer work when we thought about it. So, we decided to do some research.

My eldest was fascinated by the fact that travelling was possible for homeschoolers. She loved the idea so much that most of her research was leaning to the many possibilities of traveling while studying. As for me, I focused more on finding accredited homeschool providers in the Philippines. I emailed them to inquire about the possibility of homeschooling my children, the process on how to go about it, and the estimated amount it would entail. 

My research led me to a sad news for my eldest daughter. Due to the recent change of Philippines’ educational program to K-12 Curriculum, homeschooling is only possible up to Grade 10. My eldest daughter is already an incoming Grade 11 student. Homeschooling is no longer possible for her. It was really a sad day for her when I broke the news, but we still decided that I should continue my research for her younger siblings. 

Aside from finding an accredited homeschool provider by the government, I wanted to find one that wouldn’t be a burden to our budget. After many inquiries, prayer, reading blog posts and curriculum reviews, and interviewing homeschooling parents in my circle, I have finally found one that would suit our homeschooling needs – School of Tomorrow, Philippines!

School of Tomorrow, Philippines is one of the oldest homeschool providers in our country, if not the world (they use PACES from Accelerated Christian Education, Inc.). They have been around since 1978 here in the Philippines. So far, they are the most affordable among all the homeschool providers in the Philippines.

My two younger children are not yet enrolled with them. To be exact, they are yet not finished with their diagnostic tests. Since it is summer, I didn’t want to pressure them. I want them to enjoy the season.

In my next future posts, I will talk about my reasons why I wanted to homeschool my children and why I chose School of Tomorrow, Philippines as my homeschool provider.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Get Your TESOL Certification Course in Cebu City, Philippines

A lot of people have found passion in teaching English in many places, especially in Asia. This is the reason why TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certification Course is in demand right now. If you’ve noticed, there are many websites and schools that offer this course, but not all of them are alike.

TESOL Certification Course
Taken in STK ta Bai!, a famous restaurant in Cebu, Philippines.
One of the best places to take a TESOL Certification Course is in Cebu City, Philippines. TEFL International Cebu does not only give its trainees world class training, but they also add fun while learning. Aside from that, they let all their trainees have cultural experiences such as treating them to a sumptuous meal at one of Cebu’s many famous restaurants.

If you are interested to take your TESOL Certification Course with TEFL International Cebu, don’t hesitate to contact them at their FB page: today!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Finally, We Got Our Orders!

Me and my children are very fond of online shopping especially when it comes to books. This is the third batch of books we bought online (from a different seller) this month. Most of the books in this batch is for my youngest daughter.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Diagnostic Tests for My Future Homeschoolers

I started administering the diagnostic tests given to us by our "future" homeschool provider to my children. My son (12 y.o.) is already 100% decided, but my youngest daughter doesn't take anything seriously (she is 6) as of now. 

Future Homeschooler - Grade 7
Future Homeschooler - Grade 1
We are not yet done. I decided not to give it to them all in one day. We are taking our time.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Our First Batch of Book Orders

We placed a lot of book orders this month from different merchants. Our first batch of books just came in the mail today. All of us are happy except for my son. His orders haven't arrived yet.

As you can see, all the books here are on sale. This is the reason why we were able to get a lot of books. They are selling good books (though they are old) at a very affordable price!

If you want to browse (and buy) for books on sale, visit SooLiit Price fan page. The owner is very accommodating!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Happy 3rd Birthday, Educents!

I found out about Educents last year. I was searching for free educational materials. I was really happy to have found this website. It offers a lot of free and paid educational materials that can help parents and teachers.

Today, they are turning 3 years old! Congratulations to the founders!

It is easy to get a FREE account at Educents, just sign up using my referral LINK and you can start downloading free educational materials or buy affordable ones!