Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten!
I am Ms. Cammy Legaspi and I will be your child’s homeroom teacher this school year. I graduated from University of Asia and the Pacific with a degree in Early Childhood and Education. I also finished my Master’s Degree on Early Childhood Development and Education in the same institution. I have been in this profession for seven years and this is my fifth year here at Chinese International School Manila.
Let me share with you a few points about my teaching philosophy. I believe that as an educator, my responsibility is to educate each and every child under my care. This aim on being able to educate goes beyond teaching. Teaching only imparts a specific knowledge or skill, while educating goes beyond it. I also believe in the interactive and formative approach to teaching wherein each and every child’s holistic development (cognitive, physical, emotional, social, and even spiritual) is taken into consideration. That being said, I view the child as an active learner – learning through self-discovery and exploration. In order to foster these developments, my role as a teacher, is to provide an enriching and stimulating environment for the children.
I am excited about the journey of fun and learning this year. Rest assured that our priority will always be for your child’s best interest in developing his/her utmost potential. Thank you for entrusting your child with us. You may get in touch with me through the Communication Notebook, my e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by setting an appointment with our Executive Secretary, Ms. Kitin Conchu (email@example.com).
Welcome to the Fun Farm! We really enjoyed our field trip this year! For some of us, it was our first time to join a field trip. The Fun Farm is a natural playground wherein the children were given the chance to explore open spaces that have access to different types of plants, animals, and the natural world.
Happy Easter Everybody! Today was filled with loads of fun as we engaged in numerous activities related to this special day. However, we are a bit sad as we will not be able to see our teachers and friends for a week due to the school break! Today was not just about all fun and games. We got to learn about the story of the Easter Bunny and as well as the meaning of Easter for Catholics as some of our friends were able to share with us what they know about this day. We were all enlightened to find out how different cultures celebrate holidays.
We have been learning about measurement in our Math class. We we were able to practice two ways of measuring. One is Non-Standard Measurement which is using everyday materials such as cubes, pens, markers, etc. Another is Standard Measurement wherein we used real measuring tools such as rulers, weighing scales, etc.
Happy New Year! Oh what a great way to start the year by welcoming a new member to our Pre-K Family. We decided to get a class pet turtle. We named him “danger” because we all agreed that he is very “makulit” (naughty). We are looking forward to spending the rest of our school year with him!
We have been learning all about each other’s families and home countries in our Social Studies class. This has been an exciting learning opportunity as we explored maps, globes, cultures, traditions, iconic symbols, and as well as the other ways we can say hello in different languages.
In Science, we have been learning all about how to be good Scientists. Science involves a lot of experiments and investigations. Our teacher told us that being able to make accurate observations will require the use of our 5 Senses. So, we learnt more about its purpose in our everyday lives.