Homeschool Help: 5 Tools You Can Use to Teach Godly Virtues At Home

Teaching godly virtues at home is one of our goals in homeschooling. Though character is not something one can easily teach but awareness of these virtues is important so that our children will know these virtues.

Here are some tools you can use to teach these godly virtues.

Achieving True Success: How to Build Character as a Family. This is a book which can be used by the whole family. It is available from Amazon or Learning Plus bookstore in Pasig City.

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Focus on the Family’s Kids of Integrity A great website with free PDF files that focuses on each virtue.

Confession’s of a Homeschooler’s Bible Printables. There are several character studies which you can easily download and print for your child.

We Choose Virtues. There is a homeschool kit that includes parenting cards and downloadable PDF files. It is best fit for 4-8 years old.

The Book of Virtues from William J. Bennett. This is a book about different virtues and there is a FREE unit study on The Book of Virtues  from Shiver Academy.

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Homeschool Help: Sir Cumference Math Adventures

If your child is not very fond of Math, you can try looking for living math books like the Sir Cumference picture book series.

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Math concepts are explained in an illustrated story format. Different math characters have exciting adventures including Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter and their son Radius. The titles in this series:

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland
Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter

The drawings are drawn using soft painting and time of the events happen during the time of the Kings and the Knights. Indeed, this is truly a different and fun way to learn about Math concepts!

Homeschool Help: Philippine Historic Sites Field Trip

Studying about Social Studies in the Philippines can sometimes become a boring and tedious task. However, we can help our students appreciate our country more by visiting museums and historical places in the country.

Here is a list of places you can try to visit:

  • Luneta
  • National Museum
  • Museum of the Filipino People
  • Fort Santiago
  • Ayala Museum
  • Rizal Shrine
  • Bahay Tsinoy
  • Lopez Museum
  • Yuchengco Museum
  • Museo ng Katipunan
  • Presidential Museum and Library
  • Metropolitan Museum of Manila
  • Mabini Shrine
  • Vigan
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Corregidor Island
  • Dambana ng Kagitingan in Bataan
  • Manila American Cemetery
  • Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery
  • EDSA shrine
  • Aguinaldo Shrine

Do you know of any other place that should be included in this list? Please leave a comment. Thanks!

Homeschool Help: Home Education vs Home Study

Homeschooling, home education and home study… I am sure you have heard of these terms. Do they all mean the same thing? I wasn’t entirely sure so I asked some of the homeschool providers in the Philippines about these terms.

According to VCIS or Victory Christian International School, “Homestudy and Home Education are both under homeschooling. When we say HomeStudy, the parents/teachers follow a curriculum and is linked with a school, whereas, Home Education is an open curriculum and more independent. What we offer here in VCIS is the HomeStudy Program.”

According to Edric Mendoza of TMA Homeschool, the HEP (Home Education Program) model has largely been championed by TMA Homeschool in the Philippines (since they/we have been the pioneer program of DepEd), and the HSP (Home Study Program) model by Fr. Rogelio Alarcon of Seibo College. He said “The key functional difference, in my observation, is that the HSP requires classroom-based learning in the actual conventional school facility that grants the accreditation.  HEP does not.  This therefore translates to other details like uniforms, classroom management, class scheduling, teacher-student interaction (vs parent-student), and fixed curriculum (vs flexible).  Pros and cons of each option also stems from this fundamental difference.”

 

Homeschool Help: Homeschool Blogs in the Philippines

I have seen an increase in the number of homeschooling families in the Philippines.For the past years, though still a small number in our country, more families are now open to the idea of teaching their children at home.

Even when it comes to information sharing about homeschooling, I have also seen more homeschool mom blogs in the country. I have shared with you some of my favorite homeschool mom blogs in the Philippines a few years back, and today, I thought of sharing with you some more blogs that I have found useful and inspiring.

HomesCool.ph

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The Vine That Writes 

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The Filipino Homeschooler 

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The Pinay Homeschooler 

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