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With Academic Excellence Award for Second Quarter

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Last week was the reading of honors for my grade two nephew. Although we wish him to be one of the tops of his class, we did not expect for the second quarter because nephew was not able to make it in the first quarter. His grades for the first quarter is not enough. We motivate him though to study his lessons, participate in the class activity and lessons and get high scores in quizzes and examinations. It is not easy to challenge and motivate the nephew because he is so playful. He is not the studious type of student.

We were surprised last week because the nephew showed to us his certificate of excellence award. Yes, he is one of the top students at their class and we are so happy for him. The hard work and sacrifices are paid off because of the award that the nephew gets for the second quarter. Job well did I must say. His excellence award makes us so happy and proud of him. It is a long way to go, I just hope that the nephew will continue doing his best to get another award for a third and fourth quarter. Congratulations to my nephew, I am so proud of you. Keep up the good works. Whatever it is with the award or not, always know that we are proud of you.

Excited to see him dancing

Next week will be the foundation day of the school where my nephews are studying. The students will have their field demonstration and the teachers are very busy preparing and practicing the kids on their presentation. It will be one of the huge celebrations at school and I am so excited to see my nephew perform. I am excited because my nephew is a shy boy. When he was in kinder 1, he does not participate because he is so shy. He will hide behind me and cover his face with his palm every time the teacher calls him. I hope to see the less shy nephew on their field demonstration next week.

At home, my five (5) year old nephew shows us some steps that they practiced at school. I have not seen them practicing because parents are no longer allowed to stay inside the school campus on classes hours. But seeing him, dancing at home makes us happy because it shows that he is not that shy anymore. He seems like excited to perform especially when he finally see their foundation t-shirt. Good luck to the Kinder 2 students, I hope for the best and prayed that they will win on their category. And to my nephew, continue what you are doing and discovering new things to overcome your shyness. We know you can do it and we are so proud of you. Go shake your body and enjoy your presentation.

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.