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Feeding program at school

This week is a feeding program at school were my three-year old nephew enrolled.  Parents  assigned to do the cooking and feeding the kids.  The teacher divides us in five groups and gives us the menu too.  The menu is easy to cook because most of it are vegetables.  The problem is that the kids does not like to eat vegetables that much.  We do to make it look delicious to them and appealing so that they will eat it.  Based from my experienced at home, it is difficult for me to persuade the nephews and nieces to eat vegetables.  But they have no choice because I am the boss they have to obey me.haha!

My group assigned to cook boiled egg dip in a sauce with carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic and red bell pepper.  It is very easy, we just have to slice the carrots and potatoes very thinly so that the kids will eat it.  And we have to really cook it so it is very easy to chew.  As expected the kids did not eat the carrots and potatoes but still we are glad that they like the taste of the sauce and ate the boiled egg.  The kids went home smiling because their stomachs are full.  The feeding program at school is indeed fun.  Also, cooking is surely fun.  I have new recipes to add in my cookbook.

Not allowed to stay anymore

The three months grace periods of allowing the parents to stay inside the classroom is over.  The teacher announce lastFriday that parents are not allowed anymore to stay inside the classroom so the kids will learn to be independent.  Some parents are worried because they can’t leave their kids for it will surely cry.  They can’t leave their kids just yet for they want to look if they kid/s are doing the activity, to see if their kids are well-behave, and their kids knows what to do like to get the notebooks, going to the bathroom and to wash their hands at recess time. I do understand the parents because I can’t leave my nephew just yet, but we have to accept it for the kids sake.

I am confident to leave my nephew though for it will not cry as long as he can still see me.  My concern is that the nephew is lack of focus and concentration.  He will for sure not going to listen to his teacher because he likes to roam around the classroom and play with the toys there.  He has tantrums too if he can’t get what he wants.  That worries me much.  I am confident though that the teacher will do her duties to control the kids and has the patience in handling different kids of kids behavior.  Goodluck to my nephew.  I pray they he will do good without my supervision and will participate in their writing activity at school.

First two weeks at school

I have mentioned in my other post that my three (3) year old nephew is now at preschool just like his older brother.  We decided to do it at a young age so the nephew will develop social awareness at a young age.  Also for him to be able to communicate with other kids.  My nephew is very poor in communication.  He is exposed to television and playing with gadgets.  We admit it is our fault.  We almost brought him to the developmental pediatrician but decided to send him to school and see if there is development.  If none, we will pursue going to developmental pediatrician.

Anyways, my nephew’s first two weeks is tiring.  I can’t force him to just sit down and focus because he likes to run and walk around the classroom.  He is like a supervisor in their class.haha!  But in all fairness he does take part in their class when I tell him.  He writes but his own, I must he mastered the cobweb kind of writing.haha  He also put colors on their drawing activity.  So far the nephew is doing good.  And recognized colors during their color identification oral participation.  I do really hope that he will develop more and start to do conversation with his classmates.  Good job Andrei for sure you will make us all proud.

JC’s work of art

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Four months had passed and I can tell that the three year old nephew is improving. He can handle pencil perfectly. He can write numbers and letters too, not perfectly though but I am pretty sure he will write it neatly and perfectly soon. Not like before, he is now participating in the class and listening to his teacher. Also, he tried to copy what is written on the board. Though it is funny sometimes because it gives us the hard time understanding what he wrote in his notebook. And when I ask him what it is, he just smiles at me.

One day, I am reviewing his lesson because they will be having weekly test. I am making my own questioner. I was drawing on the paper when the nephew told me if he can draw too. So, I gave him pencil and a paper. We both are busy drawing something on the paper. I went to check on his work after I am done making the questioner. I am surprised to see his drawing. I asked him what he is drawing; he told me that he draws his mother, father, younger brother and him. How sweet my nephew JC is. I am really surprised of what he did. He is indeed a smart kid. It’s his first work of art and I won’t let it just pass. I took a picture and thought of sharing it here. I am a proud aunt, so to speak!

Impressive weekly tests results

The nephew did not able to attend pre-school. We just teach him basic at home in preparation for his kindergarten. When his mother enrolled him, we are afraid the school won’t accept him because he doesn’t have early learning at pre-school. But he knows already how to count numbers from one to ten, recognizes colors and a bit of the alphabet. Also, knows how to write his name. We double our time teaching him so he won’t be having a hard time when the classes start. I can say that the nephew is a brave because even though his learning is limited, he can easily cope up with the lessons.

My thought when he entered the class was that, he is like joining in a war without any gun at all.   However, his performance at school proves us that he is ready to go to school. He is a studious kid because when we arrived home from school, instead of going out and play, he prefers to practice writing his name, writing numbers, drawing and putting colors on the images he draws. We also help him studying his lessons. For two months of studying, I can say that the nephew is improving. His weekly examinations results are impressive. He got perfect score too. I am so proud of the nephew’s impressive weekly tests results. I hope that he will continue doing well at school and hopefully finish with merits. Good luck nephew and study hard.