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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.

The nephew’s first day at school

June 02, 2014 is the first day of school in the country. Students wake up early for school. Today is also the day of the nephew’s first day at school. He is enrolled in kindergarten. It takes time to wake him up early, bring him to the bathroom, eat breakfast and getting him ready for school. He is half asleep while his mother is busy preparing him and the things he needs. He used to wake up very late, so waking him up early is difficult. Seeing him moving half asleep is fun though. His mother sends him to school on his first day and his father fetches him up.

According to his father, his first day isn’t bad because he has friend already. Well, I can say that the nephew is a friendly kid. He likes to play and talks a lot. I hope he won’t be playing and talking while the teacher is making a lesson. I wish the nephew a very good luck at school. I hope that he will do good and be a good student. Starting next week, I will be the one fetching him at school since his parents are both working. I will be fetching two kids in different school. Arghs! Good luck to me.

The proud father


The photo above is my older brother with his daughter. His daughter got with honors award on their recognition day earlier. He is the proud father I must say because of her daughter’s achievement the fact that she was new to the school. She transferred to new school for financial reason. Being new to the school is challenge to them because it is a public school. Too different from their previous school. The niece is a bit shy and I thought she would not make it. But she proved us wrong because she finished with honors. Congratulations Ella, we are all proud of you.


Doing well at School…..

My five (5) years old niece is at her first year of classes.  She is a kinder one student.  Although she is first timer at school, she knows how to recite the alphabet and count the number up to twenty.  We are practicing her while she is at her four (4) years old.  I can see that she will do good at school for she is a fast learner.  Aside from the fact that she doesn’t want us to teach her over and over again, she remembers almost everything we have taught her.  She has this kind of attitude that she wants to study and learn only if she wants to.  She just watch and then follow what she sees and observed.  She is an observer kind of girl.  She rather choose to watch first before doing her things.

This morning her teacher told my sister-in-law that my niece is legible to be in grade one.  For she knows how to count the numbers, recite the alphabet and even knows how to read only two letters.  It is flattering to us but we have decided to retain her and finish this year as kinder one for her to be more prepared when she enters grade one next year.  Everyday when she got home from school, she showed to us the stars she got from all the activities.  Ended she does good in math.  I am very proud of my little stubborn niece, for even she doesn’t want us to make her study her lesson she is doing well at school.  She has a brilliant mind that she only knew for she is an observer kind of girl.