Thursday, November 5, 2015

School Events Calendar (reference)

I'm going to delete some of the schedules on the "School Events Calendar" section. It's getting quite long. So for reference, I'll just put the screen shot image here for those who might be interested in the events since the beginning of the school year.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Search for a High School

Benjo is now in Grade 6 (or YS7 level in Angelicum).  It's now his 7th year in formal schooling, with approximately 2 years of homeschooling.  Next step - High School.  Some of our co-parent friends and I went to several schools yesterday to inquire on Admission requirements.  The schools we inquired at were UST High School, UST Education HS, Dominican HS and PUP Laboratory HS.  We got the same results for all four - our inquiry being too early since the start of admission for 3 (both UST schools and PUP) of the schools are in October with Dominican HS starting in November.  I believe we would've gotten the same results if we inquired at the other schools in Quezon City.

I do want Benjo to try out the Science High Schools to see if he passes, specifically Philippine Science, Quezon City Science and Roces Technology and Science High Schools.  I've heard that it is very difficult to get into these schools, with many top students competing to get accepted.  But there's no harm in trying.  My apprehension though is that Benjo is so used to the system in Angelicum of studying at their own pace that he will surely be overwhelmed by the rigorous study habits in the Science High Schools.

If all else fails, Angelicum is still our better option, which has become his second home these past 7 years.

For more info into admission in the above mentioned schools and other schools (I will continue to add more school links).  The current information and schedules for some of these links are for last year's admission tests, but it gives a general guideline for this year's schedules:

Monday, August 10, 2015

Projects Made from Recycled Materials

"Recycle" - to treat or process (used or waste materials) so as to be suitable for reuse.

One project that the kids are asked for in their Science subject is to make something out or recycled materials.  Benjo had a project last year where they had to make an ecomoda outfit out of recycled materials, which I blogged about here.  Joselyn had a project last year too where they were to make and bring an object made out of recycled materials.  The internet has always been a big help for these projects.  I found one video on youtube that showed how to make a photo frame from magazine strips.  I didn't follow the exact number needed (it was getting late in the night) but the frame worked out well.  I stapled it to the back of a cut-out of a cereal carton.  Anyway here's the final product which I proudly place on our shelf.

They were asked to do a similar project this year.  I asked Joselyn if she wanted to submit the same project as last year's (different teacher, they'd never know).  But Joselyn wanted a different project so we went to the internet again for other ideas.  We came up with the doll-sized drawer idea made from matchboxes.  You can find the video here.  Joselyn wanted to paint part of the drawers, good thing we had some paint left over from a previous project.  It was quite simple to make.  We did have to buy matchboxes though since we don't use them around the house.  The matches I put aside for future use.  They are actually functional and very cute.  A great project for kids to make, as long as they get help from an adult with the glue gun.

It can fit a necklace. This one is Kuya's rosary necklace.

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