Works

Acrylic Painting: Waves

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Waves (20×30 Acrylic) by Che

“Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.

You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.”

Psalm 89:8-9

Fascinated by Airplanes

My son is obsessed with airplanes. He’s been busy doing this paper model for the past few days or weeks already. Many times I would see him getting out of the house just to watch the airplanes flying above our area.

One day, while waiting for my kids who were swimming, I happen to watch and observe planes that are passing by every 5-10 minutes. This one caught my camera and my son said, “that’s the one I am making.”

Adrian is still consistent on what he wants to become, a pilot. I hope he’s going to fly commercial planes and not fighter jets.
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Digging some old photos, I came across this one.
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Kumon Art


Summer was filled with kumon art activities for Michelle. Her cutting skills and following instructions were honed making her fine motor skills improved. I’ve seen dramatic changes in her handwriting and cutting after she finished the whole book. 
 
I recommend it to 4-5 year old kids.

Adrian’s work


A little of this and a little of that, put them together to make a miniature house inspired by watching HGTV. 

Math U See


Mich uses Math U See as additional curriculum aside from Singapore math. The blocks are useful as math manipulatives and sometimes as a toy. 

What Makes You Say Wow


This is the theme of my children’s school’s reflection program for this year. Adrian joined the photography category. This is his first time to join a school contest that’s why we are excited about it. 

Ad likes to take pictures of people, places and objects. Many  times he makes himself busy with camera and toys. We noticed a picture of plastic cups used during a friend’s birthday party. He got nice shots of different perspectives so he decided that he will just reshoot the cupsto make a nicer photo. 

One day, when the materials were available, Ad excitedly took shots but didn’t get the good one. He had some difficulty balancing the tower that easily topples. When he breathes, walks or any vibration in the house, the tower falls immediately. That was a bad day for his him coz he didn’t get the output he wanted.

The next day, he continued to experiment on his cups. Working alone is best for him because he gets the concentration he needs. He was not destructed by his sister. His creative juice is being squeezed. The tower was ready for the shot but clicking on the camera, this came out.

 
 

3D and 2D

images were created by
John Adrian using paint.

Triangles


Triangles by Adrian Resubal

After a lesson in Geometry, Adrian made a bitmap of different types of triangles. As you can see, he made equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangles in different presentations and sizes to come up with a simple geometric art. He is fond of exploring Geometry. Part of his exercises is learning how to program in GWBasic. Of course, the proponent of that was his Dad.

The House They Made

One of the important things to learn by children is the ability to follow instructions. This time, I tested my children’s capacity to understand and follow simple to complex instructions. I gave the challenge to my son to be the leader of their project. I reminded my little girl to follow the instructions of her brother and be a support to him.
I just gave them the book, then they were the ones to substitute the materials needed. I was so happy to see their teamwork. I saw in the persevering spirit of my two children. They don’t want to eat lunch until they finish their project. My kids were busy for almost an hour. I saw my son’s leadership skills by being encouraging his sister with gentleness even if she did some errors in cutting the boards. I saw my daughter’s patience in dealing with her errors and listening to the instructions of her leader.
Aside from my benefit of extra time for me to do some chores and last minute preparation for my lesson today, my kids’ appetite for activities and creativity were fulfilled. As I was talking with our principal yesterday, our homeschool mode is already ingrained in our family. Even if it is time for us to rest, our kids would still clamor for things to be done.
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