Saturday, October 25, 2014

Integration Week Assignments & Projects

The following is a list of the assignments/projects for Joseph to do this Integration (Sem-break) week  (as noted in his school diary/or instructed orally):

HELE:  Collect 5 recipes, paste on Oslo paper.  Highlight all terms used in cooking.


You need to research the following (links to the websites that were helpful):

  1. Kinds of Lines
  2. Kinds of Quadrilaterals
  3. Kinds of Angles
  4. Kinds of Triangles

Content: (1) definition  (2) illustration of each

ENGLISH/SPEECH: Memorize the boys and All parts in the speech The Filipino is Resilient  found in the Spoken English book on pages 99-100.

CLE:  Modules and LAS were taken home with instructions to do as many lessons as possible.

The Resiliency of a Filipino

Integration week has begun, which is not quite like a semestral break, since the kids are given a stack load of assignments and projects to do over this 9-day break.  Joseph's English class is asked to memorize their part (the B for boys) in the following speech.  Thanks to fellow blogger ("When Love and Boredom Strikes") for a copy of this speech.  I just made some style changes to make the reading and memorization easier.  Joseph has memorized just the first 2 lines and we hope to memorize at least 5 more lines this weekend.

The Resiliency of a Filipino
by William G. Bacani

B :    The Filipino is resilient
G :    Since time immemorial, we are tested by countless calamities; volcanic eruptions, devastating earthquakes and lahar flows, super typhoons, flash floods and landslides.
B :    Victoriously, we surmounted these ordeals and pains, beyond imagination of the human race
G :    Instant death of our loved ones, claimed by transportation mishaps and natural disasters. Thousands also die in hunger and malnutrition.
All :    Including ambushes and endless wars in Mindanao. They trampled our basic human rights, such as the right to live
G (solo) :    I lost my loving husband, who didn't want to join Abu Sayyaf.
G (solo) :    I lost my only son, who opted to become a military man.
G :    We lost our innocent children and women, we lost our homes and properties.
B :    Survivors are Filipinos. The wrath of nature and cruel destiny may steal everything from us.
B (solo) :    Wealth, properties, and family
All :    But the Filipinos never give up
B :    For us we are continuously scourged by the test of time. The spirit to survive and to bounce back remains undefeated
All :    I'm as pliant as a bamboo for I'm a man of Earth
G :    My hair may all be blown away by the winds
B :    And my legs may be crippled by the smash of waves
All :    But I will stand and pick up the shattered pieces of myself and continue to live
B :    Resolute to survive, clothed with an inspiration to live, not only for my family but also for my beloved country
All :    Filipinos unite in the midst of crisis, regardless of socio-economic status, tradition and creed
G :    The world has seen the magnanimous spirit of the Filipinos in crucial times.
All :   The gap between the rich and the poor was narrowed
G (solo) :    Envy was replaced by sympathy
G (solo) :   Hatred was conquered by love
B (solo) :    Selfishness was set aside
B :    And saving one's live is the ultimate desire
All :    History tells us that the Filipinos have captured innumerable foes, natural and not. And shall always strive to champion in all odds. Because innate in the Filipino is the will to survive
B :    We may be daunted by the horrible scenes around us. But certainly, we will be strengthened by our unwavering faith in God.
G :    We have been lotted by many nations in the world, for our resiliency during disasters, others die in saving lives.
All :   But only few realize, that we are able to survive, because our spirit to fight is deeply anchored from faith, that God Almighty will never forsake us.
B (solo) :    I believe that Filipinos, divided by varied doctrines and cultures, are capable to be on top of any situation, if united
All :    Together, we can face any challenge ahead of us.
B :    We may stumble and fall
All :    But we will bounce back, arms stronger with vision and faith, that after darkness, after pains and sufferings, the Filipino survives, the Filipino is resilient.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Science Project - The Changes in Me

Joselyn had a science project just recently with instructions of pasting pictures of her from her baby years ‘til the present.  Joseph had the same project a couple of years ago.  The difference between then and now was that Joseph was given the choice of either using ¼ illustration board or a scrapbook, with Joselyn we had no choice but to use a ¼ illustration board.  We used a scrapbook during Joseph’s time because I thought that the illustration board would be too big and difficult to store away.  At least scrapbooks like other books and albums can be stored neatly on a shelf.

Another difference too is that Joselyn being more artistic than her kuya took charge of her project.  I chose the pictures and we agreed on a layout and she did the rest.  Oh, I did give her some feedback on drawing various figures from growing up, a baby crawing to a young girl, but all the rest was her idea.  It was her project anyway and it turned out great.  

Joseph drew the small cars on the bottom
and the checkered flags.
Art paper of different colors were used
and markers for the drawings.
For Joseph, I spent a lot of my artistic energy on his science project and I loved how it came out.  He did make some drawings upon my prompting and I cut them out to decorate the pages of the scrapbook.  I used things that can be seen around the house without buying anything extra, except for the scrapbook itself which wasn’t very expensive.  I like how personal it turned out, not too polished and with the childlike qualities that went well with the theme.  I wish I could have done something similar for Joselyn, which I might just do when I get the time even if it’s not for a school project.  

His baby picture was simple.  Found the moon/cloud/stars in the newspaper.
I added cotton and put glitters for a dreamy effect.
I liked this since it looks 3 dimensional,
with Benjo's picture popping off the page.
He made the drawings of the buildings
and I added the plane and trees (from an old activity book).
Black art paper with chalk to add the makeshift road.

A page to show when he started his schooling.
A drawing of a blackboard, cut-out of a pencil and a
small booklet which he wrote on and opens to his writing
the letters of the alphabet
The last page which he spent the most time on and showed his artistic ability.
The avatar is Benjo's drawing copied from an acitivity book.
That same book gave me the backdrop for the page.
Whenever I go to bookstores I see these little accents that are made for scrapbooking.  I look at them and though they would look good on an album page, I resist buying them as I think that the same could always be handmade.  The point of scrapbooking I would think is to collate the person's experiences: tickets, maybe a flower or leaf from the area, or even sand.  Personal things that would bring back memories.