It’s halfway through the school year and all of us have already proven how truly great writers we are. We have been practicing how to be good writers since the first day of school. Writing is not just about knowing how to write and form our letters properly. As good and growing writers, we write not just for the sake of writing. We are able to practice our writing skills in everything that we do. This is called meaningful writing – writing with a purpose and embedding it in our everyday lives.
This week, our class celebrated Diwali, a Hindu festivity known as “The Festival of Lights” which will be on the 7th of November. We decided to celebrate it early since we will be having a week-long Holiday for Halloween. We learned a lot of things about the Hindu culture and as well as how Diwali is Traditionally celebrated in different regions.
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 (email@example.com), or by setting an appointment with our Executive Secretary, Ms. Kitin Conchu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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!