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Monday, December 25, 2017

White Christmas

Still managed to pose as the snow starts to pile up. Perhaps I could still say one famous line from " Let It Go" Song, the cold never bothered me anyway, even I am having pain in my right knee due to osteoarthritis (rayuma).hahaha...One more thing, that was yesterday, the day before Christmas and we are having a Winter Storm. Must be a lot of people dreamt of a White Christmas. Our celebration of Christmas went pretty well.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Getting to Know You Activities

Here are some of my pre school's activities for the month of September with the theme "Getting to Know You".

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pass the WORD: BEING HAPPY FOR OTHERS by Fr. Nick Lalog

 Why is it easier for us to cry with others, even with total strangers like the TV drama actors and actresses we follow daily than to rejoice with others’ joy? Why is it that when we see someone crying, we are softened by the scene, we are touched, even moved with pity especially if something bad happens to him? There’s nothing wrong with that and it is even good because we sympathize with others’ pain or suffering. But how come we feel irritated, even look with disdain, when a group of people is having fun at the next table at a restaurant? Why can’t we laugh or smile when other people are happy?
       Jesus is teaching us in today’s Gospel that we are all blessed and that we must share that joy of being blessed with others. There are times when we feel life is unfair, but the truth is that we are so focused with the blessings of others rather than on what we have. What we need is a new attitude towards God’s goodness in the great blessing we have in Christ Jesus, like St. Paul who boasts, “For to me life is Christ.” What else can we ask for when we have Jesus who would never leave us nor fail us unlike people or wealth or fame?
       God’s ways and thoughts are different because He is not concerned with wealth, power, or fame — the very things we humans are so preoccupied with. If someone has more, we want to have much more. This envy brings us apart, cheapens our very being, forgetting the most important must-have in life — God Himself. How ironic in this age of so many goods, we have become so envious of what others have, unlike before when there was only one TV set at home, one phone line, or even one set of clothes when we learned how to share and defer to others whatever we have. Notice how much joy and love we had 30 or 40 years ago despite the lesser things we used to have than today. We tend to forget our humanity when we get so focused on material things, that we are brothers and sisters equally blessed. 
---------- REFLECTION QUESTIONS ----------
What is your attitude when good things happen to other people? Do you share their joy or think negatively of them? Are you generous in complimenting others? Examine your attitude about the joys and blessings of others.

Lord Jesus Christ, wash away my selfishness, cleanse me of my envious ways, and enable me to see others as brothers and sisters in You. Amen.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Phrasal Verbs with FALL

Time check it's 12:19am, Saturday, and it's the second day of Fall for this year 2017. For this, allow me to share with you some phrasal verbs with the word FALL.

1. Fall For - develop a romantic attraction to someone, fall in love.

I can't get you out of my mind. I think I fall for you. So, I decided not to talk to you anymore.

2. Fall Apart - break into pieces

I knew that ladder with break into pieces that is why I told my friend not to climb on it. 

3. Fall Through - be unsuccessful, usually with plans

I was about to meet my daughter's tutor today but the plan fell through because my car's engine overheated. 

4. Fall Behind - not make sufficient progress, to stay on schedule

I kept on procrastinating doing the report. That's why I fell behind schedule.

Palarong Pinoy - Feast Video Wayne Annual Picnic

Palarong Pinoy, yes you read it right! That's what we did on this year's annual picnic which was held at Lakeside Beach, Port Huron on August 13, 2017.

T'was so much fun and everybody had a good time doing some of Philippines' Palarong Pinoy.

 First, we played Tumbang Preso. The players in this game must throw their slippers from behind the toe line, usually 4 meters away from the center, where the can is placed inside a drawn circle. The "IT" ( which is me, (sob) ) can tag anyone holding a slipper who is past the toe line. Players can continuously kick or knock down the empty can once it is out of the circle. Kicking a slipper is forbidden. If the can goes out of the circle after being hit but is still standing, the guardian can tag the hitter once beyond the toe line.

If a slipper goes inside the circle at the center, the "IT" can place one foot on the can and the other foot on the slipper. If the "it" does this successfully, the owner of the stepped-on slipper is the new "it"

Second Pinoy game was Lawin at Sisiw. On this game, one player is chosen as the Lawin (hawk) and another as the sisiw (hen). The other players are the chickens. The chicken stand one behind the other, each holding the waist of the one in front. The hen stands in front of the file of chickens preventing the hawk from catching them.

Third game was not purely Filipino game for this one has been know worldwide - Tug of War.  We do not have rope and so we had to use a beach towel. This game directly puts two teams against each other in a test of strength. Teams pull on opposite ends of a rope, with the goal being to bring the rope to a certain distance in one direction against the force of the opposing team's pull.

The last game we did was "Batuhang Bola"; by the name itself  you can already guess how to play this game. Well, the group was not able to follow the mechanics correctly but for future reference here's how the game should go.Two teams try to hit the opposing team with a ball thrown from two sides. A point is granted with every hit on the opposing side. The two teams are Offensive Team and Defensive Team. The Offensive team is the shooter while the Defensive team is the deflectors.

Do not be surprise of the ages who played on this game. We may look like once upon a time but we are still young at heart.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Bulletin Boards 2017

I haven't done bulletin boards for 8 years. What's odd was that the bulletin boards I had to make were in preschool. This was so Greek to me because I used to teach 4th graders for twelve years. Good thing there were bloggers who took time to share and post them on the internet; and so, I had the chance to browse and choose from the different ideas on fall bulletin boards for preschools.

#fall2017 #fallbulletinboards For the theme "FALL in love with Learning" I use construction paper in the color orange, green, yellow, orange, and brown for the leaves and pumpkins. The tree branch was made of tissue paper and I use felt paper for the letter cutouts. I bought the scarecrow at Dollar Tree.

#starstudent #bulletinboardideas I got this idea from Bulletin Board Ideas Blogspot. Use all construction papers for all the cutouts in this bulletin board. The traced hands were from my preschoolers and from my granddaughter.

#circletime #morningmeeting I still have to finish my morning circle board. This is what I have for now. The materials I use here were all bought from Target.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Pano Ba? | Written and Music By: Jean Pierre Martinez

Howdy friends ;) Gotta share my son's own composition. Please support and share. Hoping a recording studio in the Philippines will notice this and give him a chance. Thank you and enjoy listening.