Day 11: “Using Technology in our Learning”

Technology has been a big part of our learning. We have been investing on online video learning through Abeka Academy. Our first step to instill independent learning is getting each of our grade school kids their own learning laptop. Apple’s Education pricing came in handy. With the videos and their own laptop, they embark toContinue reading “Day 11: “Using Technology in our Learning””

Day 10: “One Day at a Time”

Wanting to finish second grading period before the year ends (we started September) is my goal. Most homeschoolers would say, stick to your schedule. Mark your calendar with a pen, instead of a pencil. So that everything will be permanent. I was doing just that. Wait a minute, I have to remind myself that weContinue reading “Day 10: “One Day at a Time””

The Future of Work: Automation and Your Power to Connect

The future of work demands for automation. For some, it may sound scary as it might mean losing job, or being obsolete. For the few chosen ones, automation is like a dream coming true. It is like having additional power to do something else while the machine works hard for your other tasks. Whichever sideContinue reading “The Future of Work: Automation and Your Power to Connect”

Prelude: Blue Ridge Parkway – America’s FAVoRITE Drive

We have been travelling the corridor of I-81 between North Carolina and New Jersey countless times. We have made countless memories of several stops, and detours. Oddly, the brown sign of Blue Ridge Parkway intrigue us but we didn’t bother to take it. We were curious but not curious enough to drive on it, untilContinue reading “Prelude: Blue Ridge Parkway – America’s FAVoRITE Drive”

Guilford Courthouse NMP

The most interesting part about this National Military Park is that it comes with a trail and history of battle about independence. Names of Cornwallis (British) and Green (American) are everywhere in the trail. The main historical trail is wide (then it branches out to smaller ones), so that really makes it a great hikingContinue reading “Guilford Courthouse NMP”

Day 9: “The Blessing of Homeschooling”

On our Day 9, we decided to join a camping trip with fellow homeschoolers that we haven’t met. It was a 3 days/2 night trip but we forego of the first night. We came Saturday morning, stayed overnight and left Sunday morning. We didn’t have a lot of expectations on this one since we don’tContinue reading “Day 9: “The Blessing of Homeschooling””

Day 7: “Up Close and Personal with Verbs”

We were on our 7th day. My 5th grader, fresh from her “punishment”, is the most attentive student I ever had. We are tackling verb phrases on sentences such as like this: Then the Venus flytrap will quickly clamp down and digest the fly.  She will need to underline the verb phrase which are willContinue reading “Day 7: “Up Close and Personal with Verbs””