Homeschooling is fun when students cooperate

It’s almost the 30th of August but it seems that I don’t have much updates for my blogs. I am so busy with the homeschooling of my two kids – K and 5th grader. I’ve got to figure out more on what to do in simultaneously teaching them their daily lessons.

And the first week of homeschooling was tough – as in very tough. I was so overwhelmed with everything. For this week, it is a bit okay but I need to adjust more. I am just thankful that my youngest child is cooperating with her homeschooling that even if she is tired of reading and writing, she will request that if possible she will homeschool straight without having a break so that she can have most time of the day and night playing. At least one of my kids is thinking this way. I hope the other one will act more of his 10 years of age.

Homeschooling is fun provided the students will always cooperate every day.

First building in Harvard named after an Asian-American

Who doesn’t want to read good news? I think everybody wants to read good stuff these days. And one of the articles that is good to read today is this from – http://www.hbs.edu/news/releases/Pages/chao-center-inauguration.aspx. It says that there is a ‘First Building at Harvard Business School named after a woman’. Isn’t that good to know? Another thing is that it is also the first building in Harvard named after an Asian-American. The cost of the building is around $40 million which is a gift from Dr. James Si-Cheng Chao and family foundation. This is so promising and uplifting to learn.  To know more about it, do visit the link – http://www.hbs.edu/news/releases/Pages/chao-center-inauguration.aspx.

Choose the perfect summer camps for kids

Are you kids your most priorities in life? I am sure you do. Your kids are your inspirations and it is the reason why you are working so hard so that you can provide just any things that they want and need. Food, clothing and shelter are one of the few things that you are longing to give them. Of course that includes the right education from a good school with some recreational activities for them to enjoy, learn good stuff, and to mingle with other kids same age as them.

Looking for summer camps
Are you looking forward for your kids to enjoy their summer vacation? I bet you do huh. As early as now, I think you are searching for the summer camps that your kids might like and enjoy. Now, there are some Tips on Trips and Camps that might interest you in which I hope it will. One tip is that you need to research it from a good website in which it would be like your one stop in searching for the perfect summer camps for your kids. Another thing is that choose a website that will give you “free advisory” on anything about the best summer camps in your area. Choose also the one that will guide you to some good programs for your kids to learn and enjoy during their summer camps and sleep away with the cost that is within your budget.  Also, inquire for the personnel that will be in charge in that particular program with that certain summer camps.  These are just few of the things that might be your concern in choosing the right sleep away summer camps for your kiddos.

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Qualities That Set A Great Cheerleader From The Rest

Is there a certain quality that a cheerleader should have in order to be the leader of the squad? Cheerleaders are known for their dedication and determination. With the kind of practice and training cheerleading require, those who want to be in the squad have to be prepared physically and mentally.

Does a Cheerleader Accept Challenges?
A good cheerleader is willing to try new things. She is not afraid to go outside her comfort zone to try different stunts or routines. She is not one who becomes complacent with tried and practiced cheer moves. She accepts challenges and never gives up trying for the sake and benefit of the squad. A new and difficult stunt or routine is a challenge not every member of the squad can accept or overcome. If the stunt will make the routine spectacular to eyes of the spectators, the leader should be able to convince the rest of the squad to be patient in practicing the new stunt or move.

Does She Practice Routines Religiously?
Practice makes perfect. This applies to cheerleading as well. The complexity of some stunts will require members of the squad to be patient and not get bored doing the same stunts or routines repeatedly. Some members of the squad may learn fast while others may take longer than usual to perfect the move. A good cheerleader will offer constructive advice to help the struggling squad member get the skill or technique to be able to do the move correctly.

Is She A Team Player?
As a leader of the cheerleading squad, a good leader does not focus everything on her. She would allow other members of the squad to have their ‘shining” moments during the performance. After all, cheerleading is not about the leaders. It is the concerted effort and coordination of every member that makes their performance appealing to everyone. A cheerleading performance becomes spectacular if delivered in such precision and synchronization.

Is She A Likeable Squad Leader?
This is what sets a great squad leader from a good one. There are leaders who manifest their leadership in such authoritative manner that the rest of the squad becomes uncomfortable in the presence of the leader. But there are others who are able to let the squad knows she means business when it comes to the squad’s training and practice, but still remains likeable; approachable and not intimidating. With a cheerleader like that, practice and training sessions become significantly light and easy to handle. The pressure to perform a high level is there but the squad sees it as required of everyone and not of a single member of the squad. The leader makes sure the squad feels that way.

Is She Capable of Handling Criticisms?
Most of the time routines become extraordinary if everyone is willing to try and experiment on different techniques or moves. And it cannot be avoided that criticisms will surface as the team tries to get the move close to perfection, if not perfectly. A great cheerleader should have an open mind to listen to other’s point of view and be objective about the criticism. It shouldn’t be taken as a personal attack but just a point of view that may be beneficial for the entire squad.

These are just some of the questions, the answers of which will determine the kind of cheerleader your squad has.
Does your cheerleader have a cheerleading heart and attitude?