It’s that time of year again. The month when the Philippine Homeschool Conference happens. And this year’s theme is From Roots to Wings.
It’s been eight years. Eight years since we first embraced homeschooling. But I still can’t say that I know what I’m doing. We’re taking this journey one lesson at a time, one year at a time.
Early this year, I shared my fears about our homeschooling. We are no longer enrolled with a homeschool provider, so we are in this journey on our own.
Well, not really.
We get our support from fellow homeschooling families who selflessly share tips and encouragement in online fora. And conferences, such as this one.
I’ve been to two homeschool conferences, and this year is going to be my third. Some would say, if you’ve been to one, you’ve been to all. Some would ask, “What do you need a conference for? You’ve been doing it for eight years!”
Well, apart from the fact that it’s fun to connect with people who are in the same journey as us, it’s also important to be updated on how the homeschooling environment has been evolving through the years. I’d say that this year’s breakout sessions are even more exciting than last year’s.
Topics are spot on, and speaker line up is quite impressive.
- The Ins and Outs of Homeschooling in the Philippines, with Edric Mendoza
- Transitioning from Brick and Mortar to Homeschooling, with Jenn Punzalan
- Homeschooling the High School Years, with Racquel Guevara
- Laying the Foundation in Preschool, with Milona Barraca
- Paper and Pen: How “Low Tech” Reading and Writing Benefit Students, with Andrew Pudewa
- Transitioning to College, with Ivy and Bernard Marquez
- Starting Your Homeschool Journey, with Donna Simpao
- The Hows of Interest-led Homeschooling, with Alex Hao
- Homeschooling the Special Needs Child, with Jen Bellosillo
Plus, there are exciting activities for the kids, as well.
Write Pretty by Meg and Maddie (8:30am-10am)
Children ages 7 and up will enjoy learning a new skill with fellow homeschooled children Meg and Maddie Barraca.
Handlettering by Maddie (10:30am-12noon)
Join in the hand lettering trend by learning how to write calligraphy. To be conducted by Meg and Maddie Barraca. For children ages 7 and up.
Just Add Water – A Brush Calligraphy class by Marj Liwag (12:30pm-2pm, 4:30-6pm)
Little Miss Printer herself will teach this class for children ages 7 and up.
Inks and Lines – A Tangling class by Marj Liwag (2:30pm-4pm)
Learn about this relaxing art that creates beautiful images from simple patterns.
Challenge Island (8am-10am, 10:30am-12pm, 2:30pm-4:30pm)
Loosely based on the popular show, Survivor, children ages 5 and up will learn collaboration and cooperation the various Challenge Island tasks that they will be given to their tribe. Are they up to the challenge?
Crochet Along with Crafted Crafts by Marge Aberásturi (7am-6pm)
Marge Aberásturi of Crafted Crafts will welcome children ages 6 and up in her booth for beginning crochet lessons. Additional P250 fee for yarn and hook. Hey, this is me!
MEET THE ART MASTERS by Likhang Bata Creativity Center (7am-6pm)
Likhang Bata Creativity Art Center’s classes are a fun way to introduce the art masters to the children. The classes will be held in Likhang Bata’s booth the whole day.
SAFSOF SPORTS PLAY AREA BY TOPMnl (7am-6pm)
Let your kids move and play in our indoor sports play area! Crawl under arch gates. Swing your club in mini golf. Topple the cans with the soft catapult. Play bowling. Practice targeting skills with the Multi Ring Toss. All using SAFSOF safe rubber foam sports toys. For kids ages 3 years to 12 years.
SMILE TODDLER PLAY AREA (7am-6pm)
Children ages 1-3 will enjoy the various activities prepared by SMILE Group in the Toddler play area.
Looks like fun, right?
I assure you, it is! Especially if you drop by my booth!
Here’s how you can ensure that your registration runs smoothly…
See you at the conference!