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Monthly Archives: May 2016


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Shapes and Fractions

Shapes

  • Flat shapes:  circle, triangle, square, rectangle, trapezoid, hexagon
  • Solid shapes:  sphere, cylinder, cone, pyramid, cube, rectangular prism

Fraction

  • A part of a whole (the number on top tells how many parts are taken, the number below tells the total number of parts in a whole)
  • Example:  1/2 of a pie means the pie is divided into 2 parts and 1 part is taken
  • A part of a set or group of things (the number on top tells how many parts are taken, the number below tells how many smaller groups the set is divided into)
  • Example:  1/3 of a box of 12 cupcakes means the 12 cupcakes are divided into 3 smaller groups and 1 group of 4 cupcakes is taken
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Lights, Camera, Action!

"Teng, teng, teng, teng, peketeng-keteng..."

“Teng, teng, teng, teng, peketeng-keteng…”

 

Learning about Filipino folklore was so much fun!  The children sang a silly children’s song called “Tong, Tong, Tong, Tong, Pakitong-kitong,” in which all vowels of the words are changed to /a/ all throughout, then /e/, /i/, /o/ and /u/.  The song talked about how a big and yummy crab is hard to catch in the sea.

 

Tinikling dance

Watch you feet!!!

 

The children learned to dance Tinikling, which imitates the movement of the bird called tikling.  Two are assigned to open and close the poles while dancers cross without having their feet caught.

 

Monkey said to Turtle, "I will get the part with the leaves and you get the part with the roots."

Monkey said to Turtle, “I will get the part with the leaves and you get the part with the roots.”

 

They also acted out “The Monkey and the Turtle” folktale after listening to it.  In the story,  Monkey tried to outsmart Turtle by getting the part of the banana tree with fruits and giving the other half with roots to Monkey.  In the end, Turtle out-smarted Monkey by telling the latter that he would drown in the water if the latter threw him there, and Monkey did!  (More photos in the Gallery)

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Habitat

Habitat

  • Freshwater
  • Ocean
  • Desert
  • Forests and rainforests
  • Arctic

Seed dispersal and pollination

  • animals
  • wind
  • water
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FUNdraising Fair

Using recycled materials for the games

Using recycled materials for the games

 

Service Learning aims to apply the knowledge and skills that children learn at school in order to help other people.  This school year, Grade 2 decided to help pediatric ward of Philippine General Hospital, in line with their lessons on government, public service (i.e., government hospital), buying and selling goods and services in Social Studies, as well as recycling which they discussed in Science.  Both 2MP and 2ML thought that they could cheer up and keep the children patients busy during their hospital stay by sending activity kits (i.e., art materials, activity sheets).

 

Brainstorming on how they can help children patients

Brainstorming on how they can help children patients

 

In order to raise funds, Grade 2 planned for a fundraising fair along with Grades 1 and 3.  Grade 2MP recycled materials for the games Knock ‘Em Down and Shoot ‘Em In.  They also discussed  the rules, specific jobs as well as the schedule.

 

At the FUNdraising Fair

At the FUNdraising Fair

 

On May 24th, everyone was so excited!  The school community participated at the FUNdraising Fair by buying, playing games and assisting in every way they could.  It was a HUGE success!!!  Thank you, dear parents, teachers, staff and students for being a part of our Service Learning project!  Till next school year!  (More photos at the Gallery, thanks to a parent!)

 

Parents volunteering to help out

Parents volunteering to help out

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Philippines

Festivals

http://www.philippinestravelhub.com/events/

  • Masskara
  • Pahiyas
  • Panagbenga
  • Sinulog

Food

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1LZ96fSCpQ

Folklore

Fashion – Filipino traditional attire

https://w0wphilippines.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/philiipine-traditional-costumes/

  • http://www.deped.gov.ph/