As Grade 2 continues to discuss about the community in the context of home countries, Bea’s mom spent time with both Grade 2 classes to demonstrate how a Filipino sweet called pastillas is prepared.
This yummy treat required mixing milk powder, condensed milk and butter together, making a small ball out of it and having it rolled in sugar before wrapping in clean bond and Japanese papers.
Everyone had a taste of pastillas and oh, it was truly heavenly!
On 9th December this year, about 45 preschool children from MovEd Foundation’s Pasig Learning Lab visited CISM along with some of their teachers and parents. They were in for a treat as students from Nursery to Grade 5 prepared fun activities for them, as part of their Service Learning project called “Christmas Cheer.”
Nursery to Grade 1 students became buddies to the young visitors for the whole morning and gave them an old toy or book as a Christmas gift. Grade 2ML taught them how to make a Christmas tree display made out of paper plates. Grade 3 told them stories and taught them how to make hand puppets at the Library, while Grade 4 facilitated games for them. Grade 5 was in charge of the opening and closing programs, as well as helping out in all activities.
That day, the Grade 2MP classroom was a Sandwich Factory. The children taught the little ones how to make ham and cheese, and peanut butter sandwiches. What made it more interesting for these preschoolers was seeing their sandwiches turn into different shapes as 2MP used cookie cutters!
Indeed, it was a great experience for 2MP in spreading the Christmas cheer! That day, they were big brothers and sisters to the little ones, making sure that everyone took home sandwiches including the ones who were too shy or uncomfortable in making them. They were able to find ways in order to reach out and share love.