Saturday, June 14, 2014

Start Off

I'll cite my learning and my schedule based on this link:

It's a great read! I hope she does not mind that I shared her blog.

1. Schedule

The first thing that I need to do is to prepare a schedule for me and my son.
The initial plan is to start off his "homeschool" on a Thursday and end on a Sunday.
(Mommy is a bit busy from Mondays to Wednesdays)

But on a daily basis - my mom and my sister need to be consistent in following his daily routine.
Otherwise - he will get lazy.

(I will do this on paper and update this blog on the progress report).

a. Sleep and Wake Times
b. Meals
c. Play
d. What Mom Needs :)
e. Learning Activities
f. Limit Screens

2. Life Skills/Character

a. You want to help your child establish good habits, with the parents as the authorities

I know for a fact that by now, my son is a loving and caring boy. He loves people around him and is very wary of strangers. He also likes to help out his wawa on specific chores  like cooking or preparing my work clothes.

b. Regular social interaction with other children is helpful.

I guess this is where I am at fault. We don't usually let him go out of the house and usually find him a "loner" during playtime. So perhaps I can schedule a weekend get together with some kids so He would be able to be socially prepared.


I will be buying picture books today!!

"Your goal with the ABCs is to teach the letter sounds."

He knows his sounds - not the letters

"Songs, Poetry, and Bible verses are easily memorized "
 Really have to work on this one


Helping activities - will set time for this
Sensory activities
Craft activities
Learning toys


Calendar -  You cantalk about the days of the week, sing songs, show him the months on the calendar


Multiple Intelligences

A helpful representation of the multiple intelligences for all us visual-spatial learners. Seriously, this helps me as the Multiple Intelligences are always presented in WORDS and words can be hard to comprehend for everyone but the Linguistic learner...

Decisions Decisions

It all comes down to deciding whether or not your child is ready for school.

In my case, I had no choice. My son is four. You may think he is ready for school. More than ready.
However, certain circumstances made it impossible for him to actually be prepared for school.

Admittedly, it was partly my fault, seeing that being bilingual with local dialects and the English language really had an effect in his transition.

He can't speak. Or rather has issues with conversing with the public. Even to me. Which is unfortunate really.
I had him scheduled for a check up with a behavior pediatrician, but knowing the situation here in the Philippines, we had to wait for a year. His schedule will be on August 11, 2014.

So instead of waiting for the doctor's findings, I decided to take part on his daily learning. I thought I did. But I was wrong. This is where it was partly my fault.

I cannot blame my situation - being a single working mother. I still had to make sure I was giving my son the attention he needs, but I think he fears me most. He fears that I may not be able to please him which is why he would rather react to most people rather than me.

My son loves me. I know that. I love him - to bits and pieces. But after a while. I know I had not given him enough.

I am willing to hear any ideas on homeschooling activities for my son since I will be focusing on him 3 times a week - weekends.

Today I start shopping for simple materials for the home and transform a portion of our home into his little learning center.

I am confident that we will have progress - even before his check up.