My 5 Biggest Homeschooling Mistakes

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Homeschooling is challenging for me. I don't mind sacrificing my personal time, working more, or being with my kids 24/7. However, the most challenging thing for me is ensuring my kids get the best education and learn what they need individually. From me? Just me? Really? That's a pretty overwhelming thought, and I guess that's why I made mistakes. I am sure I will keep making mistakes, but I think it's good to write my mistakes down for myself and others, so we can help each other learn from our mistakes and make fewer in the future. Hopefully, one day I will master it! Are you ready for my confessions?   (more…)

Chinese Spring Free Pack is Here!

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If you are looking for some ideas for Chinese class during March and April, this FREE Spring Theme Pack is what you are looking for.  This FREE Spring Theme Pack is a perfect hands-on printable to introduce common spring objects to your kids. Find even more FREE printables for other  Chinese Theme Packs.   (more…)

How to Make Sweet Rice Dumplings for Chinese Lantern Festival

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Have you ever heard about the Chinese Lantern Festival? I’m sure you have seen a video or movie where many Chinese people are releasing lanterns at night. This is the Chinese Lantern Festival. Do you know why we have this festival? Do you know how you can celebrate it at home with your family? Since the Chinese Lantern Festival is not a public holiday, it is hard to make it an important, special holiday. When I was growing up, I didn't really have a chance to go to any events for this festival because I still had to attend school that day and the next. However, I heard and watched TV about 元宵節. As I learned more and more about it, I discovered that this is a beautiful festival filled with Chinese culture and traditions that I...

The Jolliest Theme Pack ~ Christmas!

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Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends signals the start of another amazing holiday ~ Christmas!   CHRISTMAS is the jolliest, most magical, and amazing holiday. Even though I was never really exposed to any western Christmas traditions, growing up my family had our own. We would go to Victory Harbor, Hong Kong and walk around admiring millions of Christmas lights that adorned the city skyline. We also would take pictures and have our Christmas dinner at a nice restaurant. Besides spending time with family, shopping and parties with friends were a must. Then, after the fun, we would head back home to bury our heads in books again, because there was loads of homework to be finished, and tests to be prep for. This is how I spe...