Teen Scene: Advanced Printing Projects for Fun and Learning

Craft projects are a fun and easy way to keep children entertained during the school holidays. Younger children are easily pleased with simple craft projects such as card making or playdough, but older kids and teenagers require something a little more challenging. Getting older children interested in crafts is a worthwhile endeavour as they can create useful items for the home or beautiful keepsakes that the whole family can enjoy. The following projects are ideal for teenagers and require little more than a digital printer, photo paper and some creativity.

Calendar

A personalized calendar is a fantastic project for an older child as it gives them the opportunity to try out their photography skills at the same time. Start by asking your teenager to take 12 photographs to use for your calendar or you can choose images online. Most word programs offer a free calendar template or you can use an online calendar creator. Once you have formatted your calendar, you can print it out using a digital photo printer. For a more professional result, use high quality ink cartridges such as those available from Stinky Ink.

Board Games

Board games are a fun pastime for all ages, and creating them at home allows you to really use your imagination. You can download board game templates online complete with illustrations and game rules and print them out at home. If you are feeling really adventurous, then you can have a go at creating one from scratch and include trivia questions that are related to a subject your teenager is interested in.

Books

Making your own book may sound like a huge task, but you do not need to print an entire novel. Ask members of your family to write short stories, poems, songs or even add drawings and illustrations. You can ask your teenager to organize all the material together in a scrapbook and print out any corresponding photographs or images to make your book even more special.

Wood Print

Printing an image onto wood is a wonderful way to display your most treasured photographs and would make an ideal gift for friends and family. Start by selecting a clear photograph that does not have too much clutter in the background or shadows. Trim a piece of baking paper to A4 size and load it into your printer so that the image prints on the shiny side. Print your photo onto the baking paper, and then immediately press the paper onto the wood with the image facing down. Slowly peel off the paper, taking care not to smudge the ink. Protect your image from fading with a spray of clear sealer.

Getting your children interested in crafts from an early age is a great way to help them save money and express their creativity. Digital photo printers are a great tool for those wishing to create personalised gifts, and you can purchase them relatively cheaply if you are prepared to shop around online.

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This article was written by John Sollars. He is a business owner of many years. When he gets the time, he likes to sit down and share what has worked for him. Look for his informative posts on a number of websites and blogs today.

Raising Game Changers with iACADEMY

I am envious! So very green with envy.  I envy the youth of today whose lives are made more convenient with all the advances in technology.  I envy them for the vast opportunities they have to make their lives better.  What triggered this feeling?  A tour and an orientation of a school which I found sooooo amazing.  It made me want to wish that I were born several years later.

So, what’s the school that made me want to wish I were a teenager again?  iACADEMY!

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Aside from being the official partner school of Project Runway Philippines, here are the reasons why iACADEMY has me yearning to go back to the future.  These are also what sets them apart from other institutions:

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The Philippine Homeschool Conference 2015: Ready for the World!

Have you already signed up for the largest homeschooling conference this year? Whether you have been homeschooling for years or have yet to decide if homeschooling is for your family, this conference is something you should not miss.

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READY FOR THE WORLD!

Homeschool Association of the Philippine IslandsManila Workshops and The Learning Basket bring you the largest homeschooling conference this year – “The Philippine Homeschool Conference 2015: Ready for the World!”

From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 17, homeschoolers will be filling the Samsung Hall and SMX Convention Center of SM Aura. Those who are considering homeschooling their kids are strongly encouraged to attend this conference which is also a precursor to the “Global Home Education Conference” (GHEC) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in March 2016.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Homeschool advocates and esteemed speakers will be gracing the event to inspire, to inform and to empower homeschoolers and those who are exploring homeschooling.

  • Michael Donnelly – Director for Global Outreach of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Secretary of GHEC 2016
  • Rachael Carman – mother of seven and best-selling author and publisher of popular homeschool science curriculum Apologia.
  • Davis Carman – the President of Apologia
  • Edric Mendoza – host of On The Money and homeschooling dad of five
  • Chinkee Tan – motivational speaker and wealth coach

 

CONFERENCE VENUES

This year’s conference is definitely bigger than the past years’ homeschool conferences.  It’s so big that “Ready for the World!” will be held at THREE venues at SM Aura Premiere. Keynote talks will be held at the Samsung Hall, while smaller workshops and the much awaited homeschool expo will be in two different halls at the SMX Convention Center.

ALL ACCESS PASS

A minimal investment fee of Php 1,200 is all you need to shell out to get an All Access Pass to all three venues including the exposition venue.  Come in groups of 5 and you can avail of the group rate of Php 1,000 per person. Register and pay before October 10 to avail of the Early Bird Rate of Php 1,000 per person.

EXPO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The exposition venue where you will find various learning providers, educational tools, toys, books, and other learning materials will be open to the public.  Those who do not have an All Access Pass need only to pay an entrance fee of Php 50 per head. Check the expo out and I’m sure you’ll be able to tick off several names on your Christmas list.

WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS

While you are learning more about homeschooling and enriching your parenting and teaching skills, your kids can have their own learning experiences through various arts & crafts workshops. Participation in each workshop is only Php 500 per person, and that already includes materials! Wonderful, right?!  They will accept only 25 students per class so better register your kids today.

String Art by DMC (9:00 to 11:00 a.m.)

Kids will hammer away to create different colorful figures, abstract or representational, using just wood, nails and various threads. For ages 13 and up.

Mandala by DMC (9:00 to 11:00 a.m.)

Learn how to create beautiful hanging ornaments by mixing patterns and colors with just your thread. For ages 13 and up.

Cross Stitch by DMC (12:30 to 2:30 p.m.)

Remember the cross-stitch craze? Introduce your child to this absorbing hobby that can produce beautiful home wall decors with clean and precise X’s. For ages 9 and up.

Dream Catcher by DMC (12:30 to 2:30 p.m.)

Native Americans believe that dreams can be caught. Kids will love making their own dream catchers with a hoop, threads and eye-catching decors arranged in a web for a good night’s sleep. For ages 13 and up.

Basic Calligraphy by Little Ms Printer Marj Liwag (Morning: 10:00 – 12:00 a.m. / Afternoon: 2:45 to 4:45 p.m.)

Let your kids learn to write in beautiful calligraphy in this workshop to be facilitated by Marj Liwag of Little Ms Printer. For ages 13 and up.

Don’t miss out on everything this conference has to offer!  Register now and avail of the Early Bird rate of Php 1,000 per person. This promo ends on October 10 (that’s this weekend already!), so do get your tickets now at ManilaWorkshops.com.

 

PHC2015 Media Partners

 

ABOUT HAPI

Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI), a non-stock, non-profit advocacy of Filipino homeschoolers, together with Manila Workshops, a company dedicated to continuing education for professional and personal goals, and The Learning Basket, an advocacy that inspires parents to be their children’s first and best teacher, offers an event jam-packed with information and inspiration about homeschooling that will help parents get their kids ready for the world.

Grade 2 Filipino Worksheets

The following Grade 2 Filipino worksheets are based on the textbook Baybayin 2 and handouts from my daughter’s teacher. These worksheets can be downloaded for free for personal home use only. I create these worksheets myself – often late at night while struggling to stay awake 😛 – so please pardon any typo or gram errors.  Kindly inform me if you do see anything that needs to be edited.  I’ll be adding more worksheets throughout the school year so do bookmark this page and check new uploads every now and then.

Mga Magagalang na Pananalita (08.2015)

Diptonggo, Klaster, at Kayarian ng mga Salita (08.2015)

Mga Tunog sa Paligid (08.2015)

Alpabetong Filipino (08.2015)

Anyo ng Pantig (08.2015)

 

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Grade 2 Mother Tongue Worksheets

The following Grade 2 Mother Tongue worksheets are based on the textbook Inang Wika 2 and handouts from my daughter’s teacher. These worksheets can be downloaded for free for personal home use only. I create these worksheets myself – often late at night while struggling to stay awake 😛 – so please pardon any typo or gram errors.  Kindly inform me if you do see anything that needs to be edited.  I’ll be adding more worksheets throughout the school year so do bookmark this page and check new uploads every now and then.

Pangngalan (Pantangi o Pambalana) (o8.2015)

Mga Pagdiriwang sa Isang Taon (o8.2015)

Mga Araw sa Isang Linggo at Buwan sa Isang Taon (o8.2015)

Katotohanan o Opinyon (08.2015)

Pagpuno ng Polmularyo (o8.2015)

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