Efforts Rewarded

Every reading of honors and viewing of report cards, we always hope that the nephew will be part of the top 10 and have a nice grade.  For the past two gradings, the nephew was not able to be part of the top 10, though he has nice grades, just that it is not enough to be awarded as one of the academic excellence awards.  But we are not losing our hope and continue praying that the nephew will get this award before the school year ends.  We challenge the nephew that if he will get high grades and make it to the top 10, we will grant his wish.

It was a good challenge I must say because the nephew made it to the top 10.  I am so happy when I fetch him at school this afternoon, he showed to me his Academic Excellence Award.  I am the happiest aunt indeed.  Our effort was rewarded especially his mom who patiently helping him in studying his lessons and doing the school assignments.  The mother (my sister) is so happy seeing the award that her firstborn got on third grading period.  This is the first ever award that the nephew got this school year and praying that he will be part again of the top 10 on the fourth grading period.  Congratulations JC, you make us all proud.  Keep up the good works.  It is a long way to go, nephew, continue doing good at school.

Andrei’s 5th Birthday

Indeed, time flies very fast.  My nephew turns five years old.  We had the simple celebration at their school with his classmates.  He is so happy sharing the foods and the cake with his classmates.  He knew that it is his special day because he keeps on saying that it is his birthday.  Like the usual, his parents take a day off from work to spend time with him on his special day.  We also have simple dinner feast at home with some invited friends and co-worker of his father.  We decided not to have children’s party because of the tight budget.  We just bought two cakes for him.  One of his classmates and teachers to share and the other one is at home.

The celebration was nice.  All the invited individual was able to come to celebrate with us.  And as, usual, yours truly and my older brother were hired as cooks.  Even though there is no children’s party my nephew’s day was still complete because of the cake and he blew a candle.  To him, it will never be the happy birthday without the cake.haha!  Well, kids are kids.  A cake is the center of the attraction during birthday celebrations.  I thank everyone for coming and wishing the nephew a very happy birthday.  My wish to the nephew is that he will have good health, be a good boy, do well at school, be God- fearing person, and hope that he will pass the entrance examination at the school where his older brother is studying.  I wish him good luck.  God bless Andrei, we all love you very much!

Entertained by magician and clowns

Last November 12, 2017, we celebrated the 4th birthday of my son.  It is a bit extravagant because they were not able to celebrate their son’s 3rd birthday because he was confined in the hospital.  The nephew’s 4th birthday is also a thanksgiving for his good health for this year.  Because the birthday boy loves to swim, they decided to have a pool party.  And of course, the kids love the idea and so excited.  It was a two-hour travel from our city, but it is worth it because the kids really wanted to swim.

What makes the pool party enjoyable is that the kids, as well as the adults, were entertained by magicians and clowns.  I personally have not experienced this kind of party yet, and I am excited too.  I wanted to see with my own two eyes the tricks that the magician will do.  Also, likes to see how the clowns catch the attention of the kids to go out from the water and see their performance.  It was a nice party I must say.  I can get an idea how to designs balloons, and other decorations.  It was a fun party and I thank my brother and sister in law for inviting us.  Our long travel was indeed worth it.

Will start his tutorial soon

The entrance examination for kinder 2 at the school where the sisters firstborn is studying is this January.  My sister is planning to enroll her second son to the same school because the school has a good reputation.  It has the high standard of teaching.  If you want to enroll your child in this school, the child should be passed the entrance examination.  There are many examiners every year and they only get 120 children who passed the examination.  The sister wanted her second son to be in this school that is why she enrolled him at the learning where there are few students.

So far, the nephew shows improvements but not enough.  He can write his name already but not fast, and he needs to know how to read basic words.  For the nephew to have the high percentage of passing the entrance examination, we decided to enroll the nephew in tutorial class.  The nephew is now enrolled and will start his tutorial class next week.  We already told the teacher our concern so she will know where to focus on teaching the nephew.  Hopefully, this will be helpful for the nephew to pass the entrance examination.   I wish the nephew the best of luck!

The first examination result went well

The first examination of my four-year-old nephew is very stressful.  The pointers are very long and we are having the difficult time teaching him because he is very playful, does not listening to us and keeps on moving here and there.  He gets easily distracted with noise and kids playing outside.  Though we are not pressuring him because he is just started, it is right to study his lessons so he can answer their test papers correctly.  The examination took two days and two subjects per day.  We are giving him activities during our study sessions and he likes doing it.  He is cooperating doing his activities.

The result was given to us last Monday.  We are not expecting for good results because the nephew is very slow in memorizing the lessons and easily forgets what we studied.  But we are glad to see the results of his first grading examination he gets high scores.  I must say it went very well.  He got the perfect score in one of the subjects and I am so proud of the nephew.  It is a long way to go and I hope the nephew will continue doing good so he will be ready for Kinder 2 next year.  Hopefully, he will pass the entrance examination for Kinder 2 next school year.