Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Preparing for Homeschooling


And now, I have finally decided to get serious about homeschooling...Question is, what do I need to prepare?

I started by purchasing materials and equipments for my son.  I had a table and bookshelf built by a carpenter (which by the way, cheaper compared when you purchase one at the furniture shop).   I bought formica as a tabletop for easy cleaning.   I invested on good chairs (I bought them at Handyman), and began collecting books by buying at Booksale and Scholastic Warehouse.  I bought a chart from an online store at Multiply for the days, months and weather checks.  I asked my brothers to send some school materials that me and my son can use.  I purchased workbooks from National Bookstore.  Kib's ninongs and ninangs gave him school materials, storybooks and workbooks.  I bought a personalized apron for Kib at Loot Fairy.  Now, ready for homeschool!


Kib's bookshelf.  I asked the carpenter to make one with a door so that Kib won't mess with the books!  I only put few books on top for him to read and change them occasionally.  Our book collection has already grown big, thanks to friends who added books for his collection (Mommy Charro Gonzales, Teacher Joy Rombaoa, Ninong Gilbert Madriaga, Tita Peachy Villamayor, Ate Sophia Villamayor, Ninong Andro Ambrose, Ninang Jaysel Ladica, Ninang Lei Daan, Ninong Denise Donor, Teacher Lita Malundras) and my endless quest for cheap but quality books at Booksale, Scholastic Warehouse Sale, National Book Fair, and MV Logos Hope (the floating bookstore)


Kib's study table.  The tabletop can be opened so I can also keep some things inside it.  I bought two chairs so that we will have one each.  The chart is for the date, weather and feelings.



8 comments:

  1. you are a very organized and efficient mom! nice to be here at your site! :) way to go mommy!

    do drop by my site when you have the chance. http://www.mommyjourney.com we are also homeschoolers :)

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    1. thanks! would love to read your adventures as well ^_^ still have lots to share here...i know my story is long overdue, but still, i would love to share it with everybody =)

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  2. hi momma, how much did you pay for Kib's Bookshelf? :)

    -Kat
    www.call-me-mrs-a.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello! I think I spent around P3,000 for the materials, can't remember very well anymore. I would really recommend that you customize your bookshelf instead of buying a ready-made bookshelf =)

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    2. Thank you so much! :) I've already scouted for a carpenter and buti nalang, our helper recommended his son in law. :) kahit free services pad aw. yey! materials nalang bibilin ko.

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    3. Great! The formica (should you decide to use it) when you buy it at big hardware stores is very big, so you can create other furnitures pa like cubbyholes. Exciting mag-prepare for homeschooling, promise!

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  3. hi mama D. thanks for sharing. I need to get our space organized too :)

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    1. Yay! Goodluck on your homeschooling journey!

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