Monday, March 6, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Matt's new adventure

We found out at the beginning of the month that Matt was able to pass the PEPT (Philippine Educational Placement Test) for his level. It took him two tries but he managed to pass all five subjects (English, Filipino, Science, Math, Araling Panglipunan) from Grade 3 to Grade 6 and is now set to enroll in Grade 7.

Matt and I still can't believe it. We used the Grade 3 reviewer from National Bookstore (pink) and just focused on Araling Panglipunan for the second time he took the test.

At the first try, he was able to pass Grade 3. But he had a failing grade in Araling Panglipunan for Grade 4.

For his first try, he had summer classes in Filipino and Math at his school so we focused on reviewing in Science at home.

We can only be grateful that he has such a wonderful school (Blended Learning Center) and such patient teachers.

Part of the reason we can't believe he passed is that Matt is still not fluent in Filipino. Although he has proven that he understands a lot more than he lets on.

Maybe it's the Mom in me that can't let go and can't believe that Matt will be in Grade 7, which is technically, high school already.

Thanks so much for the people who visit my blog for the article on Homeschooling 101 in the Philippines.

It really is a unique journey for each family and we each manage to find the best way for our families. With faith and love, we can only wish the best for our beloved kids and families.

Wishing you faith, strength and a wonderful journey in your own adventures in homeschooling and beyond.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Nande mo nai ya - RADWIMPS





It's Nothing performed by RADWIMPS

The wind that breezed through the two of us, where did it carry the sadness from?
The sky after I cried seemed to be more transparent
Father's words that always seemed to be sharp felt a bit warm today 
I didn't know kindness, smiles and how to talk of my dreams, so I mimicked you on everything
Just a little longer is fine, a little more is fine, just a little longer is fine, so
Just a little longer is fine, a little more is fine; let's stick together, just a little longer
We are time-flyers, climbers that run up the time
Hiding and getting lost in the times, I don't want that anymore
Crying because you're happy, laughing because you're sad;
It's because your heart has surpassed yourself
The toy that I got by praying to the stars is now lying in the corner of the room
As of today, I have 100 dreams I want true; let's exchange all of them with just one someday
I called out "See you tomorrow" after school today to that girl I don't usually talk to
It's good to do something unfamiliar sometimes, especially if you're beside me
Just a little longer is fine, a little more is fine, just a little longer is fine, so
Just a little longer is fine, a little more is fine; let's stick together, just a little longer
We are time-flyers; I knew you
Long before I learned my own name
There's probably some meaning even in a world you don't exist in
But a world you don't exist in is like an August without a summer vacation
A world you don't exist in is like a Santa Claus who doesn't laugh
A world you don't exist in is like...
We are time-flyers, climbers that run up the time
Hiding and getting lost in the times, I don't want that anymore
It's nothing, it's nothing after all
I'm coming now
We are time-flyers, climbers that run up the time
Hiding and getting lost in the times, enough of that now
You're a flashy crier, I want to try to stop those tears
But you refused; I understood as I saw the tears keep flowing
Crying because I'm happy, laughing because I'm sad;
It's because my heart surpassed myself.

Lyrics found HERE.

History Maker - Dean Fujioka



Yuri!!! On Ice opening theme song

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017