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The kids are ready for school

The kids are a bit sad because their vacation is almost over.  First day of school will start in four days.  Even though they are sad that play time is almost over, they are also excited for their first day of school.  Obviously they are excited because of their new bags, notebooks, shoes, sacks, uniforms, and the likes.  Their school stuffs makes them so excited to go to school.  Hopefully their excitement will continue till the last day of school.  The nephews ages 6 and 5 are so excited.  They keep on checking their stuffs and likes to wear their shoes, and looking at their uniforms.  Reminds me so much of my younger days.

The five years old nephew is the most excited one.  He is excited because he will be in new school.  New environment, new teacher, and new friends to meet.  Everyday I told him that he will be studying in new school.  He will not be seeing his friends and classmates on his Kinder 1 Class.  I get lots of questions from him and whys.  And knowing my nephew, I have to give the best answer and explanation to stop him from asking a lot.whew!

I hope that the nephew will do good at his new school and will learn more.  Good luck nephew!   Whatever your achievements are, we are always proud of you!

It’s Brigada Eskwela Again

In preparation for the opening of the classes on June 13, 016 several public schools are conducting Brigada Eskwela.  This Brigada Eskwela started last May 30, 2016.  It is a working together program by the Department of Education for the schools.  Parents, volunteers, guardians and students are bringing rugs, broomsticks, paint, paintbrushes, floor wax and the likes to participate in the yearly activity at the schools.  This also to make sure that the school is clean, safe and ambiance is fresh for all the students.  To make the students comfortable at their classrooms.  There are also volunteers from other sectors extending help for the school.

It is really good to see people working together for one cause.  This is the beauty of the Brigada Eskwela.  Seeing parents, volunteers, guardians, students and teachers doing things for one cause is indeed a beautiful capture.  It is nice to see parents participating in this government program.  I experienced this working together program last year at the school where my niece’s enrolled and it was a nice experience.  Yes, it is tiring but worth it.  I able to meet new friends doing the Brigada Eskwela.  I hope that more parents, guardians, and volunteers will spend some of their time doing this working together program.

He passed the entrance examination

Two months ago, the nephew took an entrance examination in the certain school.  The school that would surely develop his skills and will give him great teachings.  I am not saying that other schools won’t give him that just that the school is much better.  And it is not easy to get into this school because the students who wants to enroll will have to undergo several tests to get in.  And the nephew undergo three sets of examinations.  Even though the nephew is not that good, we still tried hoping and praying that he will make it.

Two months of waiting for the results makes us so excited and at the same time scared.  But we still think positive and claimed that the nephew pass the examination.  Yesterday the sister went to the school to check for the result.  She is the happiest mother on earth after seeing the name of her son on the list of students who passed the examination.  It was an answered prayers I must say.  I am so happy for her and to my nephew.  He did it!  It is a long way for him.  I hope he will do good at the new school and pray for his wonderful journey in the new school.  Good luck nephew, you always make us so happy and proud especially your parents.  CONGRATULATIONS!

Academic Achiever

Getting good grades at school is already an achievement.  A best gift that kids could give to their parents for doing great at school.  It surely makes them happy for their effort and sacrifices are being paid off.  They are happier when their kids got an award and belong to the top 10 achievers in their class.  Parents are more energize to work hard to give what their kids needs and support them as far as they could.  The kids achievements are their parents too.  Proud parents they are when their kids are one of the academic achiever.

Today, I see a proud and happy parents.  My brother and SIL cannot contain the happiness when their son got an award at school this morning.  My nephew is one of the top academic achiever for the second time around.  They are not expecting it because the nephew’s examination results are not that good.  Even though the nephew makes his parents so proud.  They are smiling the whole day.  And because of the job well done, the nephew got an award from them too.  They treat him by giving his favorite food.  Yes, savoring the favorite meals from favorite fast food chain.  And I bet you know what food chain I am  talking too.LOL

Anyways, I am one proud aunt so I am sharing my happiness here.  Congratulations nephew good job!  I am so proud of you.  Long way to go but I am pretty sure you can go far because I know you can and you will.  Keep up the good works.

Doing her project alone

Before I usually helped my nieces in doing their assignments and projects because I know the feeling of doing it all alone when I was still studying.  Looking at them reminds me of the time when I was still a student and no one is there to help me with my assignments and projects.  That is why I can’t just watch them alone and will not lend a help.  It is not easy to do it alone, it is still best to have someone helping you and giving ideas, views and opinions.  As the saying goes, “two heads are better than one”.

However, I realized that it is not good to help them always.  How can they learn and being independent?  So, I opted to just let them do their assignments and projects.  If they asked for any help I will still help them but only when they desperate.  Letting them do their stuffs is training them of being independent and for them to squeeze their brains.  Also, for them to develop their creativity, skills and ability.  Just like today, I just give her an idea and a theme as guidelines for her to come up with a nice design and interesting scrapbook.  Hopefully the niece will come up with a nice one.  By the way, it is fun watching her very busy doing her project.  Good luck niece!