“Pre-K? What’s in Store?”

By: Angela Tarroza, Pre-K This school year, I am more than thrilled to handle two classes of 18 Pre-Kinder students! It is a first for me — being able to handle a large number of children. It’s no easy task but it is so challenging and more so, rewarding. I CANNOT wait to see what the end of the year brings — more readers,
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“What to Do with a Ziplock?”

Written by: Teacher Mai A. Nadres Pre – Nursery toys sometimes go the unconventional route. They like pegs, blocks and of course, cooking toys (they will never get tired of it). But what they love the most are usually those that are not considered “toys.” Empty boxes, fork and sand, fuzzy wires, used coffee grounds and so much stuff that often have other uses
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“Educators are Lifelong Learners”

Written by: Teacher Martha Santos I remember my professor during my college years — she would always say this one simple line that has struck me in so many ways. She would always remind us that, educators are lifelong learners. This line has remained in my heart. It served as a piece of advice that I always carry with me whenever I encounter challenges in my career. I
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“One Fine Friday”

“One Fine Friday with the De Guzmans” By: Teacher Rona Mulat  One of the school’s annual activities is what we call Home Visit. Each class visits a classmate’s house where everyone can have a chance to explore and experience how a friend’s life is at home.  The goal of this activity is targeted towards social skills as well as a source of learning support.
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“My Students, My Teachers”

“My Students, My Teachers” By: Angela Tarroza My dad used to let us listen to inspirational talks given by sought-after speakers. There is this one story that I’d like to share to our readers, especially because it is highly relevant to the teaching profession. It was not a typical student-teacher story. This one was different: There was this elementary teacher named Mrs. Thompson. Like
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“Thank You for the Music!”

“Thank You for the Music!” By: Teacher Rona Music is everywhere. My family influenced me a lot to appreciate and love music. Now that I am a grown-up, it still lives in me. Singing is my passion. I sing when I am happy and I sing when I am sad. I sing when I want to feel relaxed, and I sing when I am
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“Don’t Just Focus, Focus Listen!”

“Don’t Just Focus, Focus Listen!” By: Mai Almiranez-Nadres So here’s the thing, i know its almost the end of the year but we’re still working on how to Focus Listen. It’s easy to just “listen” but try “focus listening.” ☺ Kinder 2 shares things they did during the weekend every Monday for our circle time. They get to share 2 memorable events and the
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“The Little Things”

“The Little Things” By: Willa Benito So we’re almost done with the school year — yes let that sink in. Has it been ten months already?! It always amazes me how the kids progress from June to March. Though it may sound short and that includes holidays, class suspensions, sembreak, Christmas break, and many others, I can’t help but admire the big changes and
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“Half Full”

“Half Full” By: Willa Benito In college, when we asked to write something about ’10 years from now how do you imagine your life to be?’ I wouldalways answer with: “I have my own house, my own car, a business, happily married and have babies” Back then I was so sure I will have all these by the time I turn 27 or 28.
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“Trust Them, They are Learning”

“Trust Them, They are Learning” By: Teacher Rona Providing engaging activities to children is highly beneficial as fas as learning is concerned. And the most effective way to make them work is through play. “I played in school today” is a statement that many seem to misunderstand. We have to remember that as children, their most important work is to play and it helps
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