Friday, March 22, 2019

Grade 7 - 8 Art and Craft Projects (2)

The last time I posted about the Grade 7 -8 arts and crafts projects of my kids was 6 months ago. Now,  I had the opportunity to gather the other projects of my Grade 7 and 8 kids and I would like to share them with you. 

Monday, March 18, 2019

4 Simple Art and Craft Projects for Kids (17)

I only have one child now in elementary school and she's been doing all her art projects in school. Angel only brings the required materials to school and sometimes brings the finished project after her teacher graded it. Below are the projects I was able to get pictures of.

Note: By the way, I'm not so sure if these projects are really simple. Well, my daughter is in Grade 4, so definitely these are not easy for the younger ones.

1. Rose stamp using Cardboard stencil

Sometimes, the teacher asks her class to prep for their art project. Like for this art project, my daughter had to do the cardboard stencil at home. Here are the steps on how she did this.

1. Draw a rose on cardboard paper.
2. Cut out the outline of the drawn picture. Don't cut all the way through the outline or the picture won't hold its shape outline.
3. Apply poster color on the rose cardboard stencil.
4. Press a piece of bond paper on top of the cardboard stencil so that the rose is stamped on the paper.

The stamped rose on the bond paper did not completely copy the shape and outline of the rose. Maybe she could have stamped and pressed the paper firmly on all sides to get a good stamp. Thanks to her teacher for posting this picture on Facebook.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Pros and Cons of Working from Home

With the advancement in technology, it is really amazing how working from home has become possible. For instance, a client from the western part of the world can hire a virtual assistant who lives all across his world! It's really becoming a small, small world.

Working from home, or becoming self-employed sounds like the ideal life. You can get out of bed when you want, work whatever hours you feel like, and literally sit around all day in your pajamas (if you really want to). However, like anything in life, there are some negatives that come along with the benefits. You have to take the rough with the smooth.

Pros and Cons of Working From Home

Not everyone is cut out for working from home. You need to decide whether the pros outweigh the cons if you want to continue. This article will talk about the pros and cons of working from home or running your own business from home. So if you want to know if this kind of lifestyle or work is right for you, read on.

Let's see the cons first; then end on a positive note!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Preparing a High School Senior for College

My eldest son will soon graduate from senior high school. Finally! If the Philippine school curriculum was not modified to follow the K-12 program, he should have been in college two years ago.

Anyways. He already took 4 college entrance exams and is scheduled to take two more. He already passed two entrance exams. We're still hoping and praying that he'll be accepted in the top university. If he'll go to a public university, tuition won't be a problem. If he'll go to a private university, we need to look for a scholarship grant to help with the expenses. We have 5 children and we would really need the financial assistance.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

How to Stop Wasting Time: 3 Simple Steps

I don't want to waste time, but sometimes - many times - I find myself wasting time. Often, I do something else when I should be getting some work done.

Are you also like me? Wasting time? I think almost everybody has a habit of procrastination. You might not admit it but I bet that deep inside you're telling yourself that you need to kick this habit?

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Some Ideas for Hosting a LEGO Birthday Party

If you want your kid’s birthday party to be fun and extra special, you need to be creative and innovative in planning it. The first thing you need to do is choose a theme that kids like and enjoy.

One good idea is a Lego party theme since kids, even grown-ups, love Lego. It's a widely known brand of toy. It's so versatile since a wide range of things including houses, towers, trains, cars or spaceships can be built out of Lego.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

7 New Year Health Goals to Keep in 2019

I read a post from about the Level Ten Life. It's a way of taking an inventory of different aspects of your life i.e. career, health, marriage, finances, etc. You rate each aspect from 1 to 10 and then list what you think can be done next to improve each one. I think it's very helpful to do this as the new year approaches. I just might ask my family to do this little activity on New Year's Eve.

I did the Level Ten Life and I gave my health a rate of 5 out of 10. Why? Well, I am thankful that I've been physically well almost the entire 2018. I did have several episodes of migraine and one case of UTI with bleeding, but I'm ok.