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What Matters Most

By Teacher Martha Santos, Nursery Teacher There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing an environment for your child that is conducive for learning. There are four factors to consider according to www.theedadvocate.org. These are: Physical Space, Getting Students to Cooperate, Creating a Communal Atmosphere, and Classroom Climate and Culture. What are all these factors for? How would this benefit your child’s
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Teaching Phonics and Reading Efficiently

By: Teacher Angela Tarroza, Pre-K Teacher Learning is a continuous process; we learn through our experiences, and through the things we have yet to encounter. We also have the ability to simply learn and unlearn ideas that will help us improve in our craft. As a teacher, it is essential that I also acknowledge the fact I learn learn from my students who are
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It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

By: Teacher April Verona, Former Kinder Teacher In my experience as a teacher, I have come to a realization that it does indeed take a village to raise a child. At some point, we must realize that our children must go beyond the four corners of a classroom and learn to enjoy and live life as it is. As one of our themes go,
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A Full – Bloomed Flower

By: Teacher Micah Casaus, Former Developmental Program Teacher As each of us starts out in the world, we see the beauty of life and what it has in store for us. It leads to beginnings that bring awe-inspiring endings. Seedlings as they enter school, children get to explore a greater world than they have known. Questions fill their minds and risks are there for
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The Many Hats We Wear

By: Teacher Rona Mulat, Assistant School Head Hats come in different sizes and shapes. It has been a strong symbol of social status a long time ago. In today’s time, it denotes a more figurative meaning. As we look all hats we are interested in wearing, we try and look at the design – how it is adorned or what is written. We do
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“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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“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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