Letters.

To explain further the importance of the SONA to the students, last Friday, I asked them to write a letter to President Pnoy. Some were lost about what to say, others were very excited to ask for something, while others really didn’t care. The letters were collected, sealed in a brown envelope, forwarded to someone who works close to the president  and hopefully will be read by Pnoy.

As I study their letters, their handwritings, I know that I had a lot of work to do with them. From basic literacy, phonics, handwriting, following instructions and comprehension. A lot of work to do, so little time. I had asked a lot of veteran teachers, and my co-fellows regarding their best practices, but I feel like I am still not giving these kids enough remediation for them to be able to keep up and pass grade three.












I didn’t put any caption on the pictures, coz I want to preserve each as it is, not make my story out of them but let the pictures share their own stories. By the end of the year, I wanna look back and see if there will be any improvement.

I honestly need help to expedite their learning. I am in need of tips, books, references, ink, papers, moral support, and a lot of prayers.

If you think you can help me in any way, do not hesitate to let me know. You can send me an email, a message in facebook, twitter, even a prayer for me and these kids will be very much appreciated.







Comments

  1. hahaha taragis na mga bata yan. ginawang Santa Claus si President? lol At mahal na new gadgets ang gusto. Pero ganito rin ako nung bata ako. So ya, naaalala ko yung sarili ko sa mga batang to. And yes, big hugs sa mga bata na alam ang kanilang sinulat.

    Wala ako mapapayo sayo ng matinong tips, books to teach kids how to write 101 o kung ano man dahil alam mo naman ako, ibibitin ko lang sila ng patiwarik. Pero I would recommend you to watch something. Recently kasi I watched something na k-drama about teaching kids. The title of it is Queen of Classroom and you can watch it here www.gooddrama.net

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    1. I know right.. pag bilog ang buwan, nagiging dementors sila!

      Anything goes cy! I'll definitely watch this.. pero sa weekend na siguro kasi more bagal more sad ang internet ko dito sa bahay ko sa QC :/

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  2. natawa naman ako sa hiling nung ibang bata! haha gadgets kung gadgets ee,
    du sa una saka ung iba pang nahingi ng job para sa parents nila nalungkot ako sobra! para sa mga bata na isipin nila yun
    for sure namulat sila sa buhay na salat hays

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    1. hindi naman kasi sila lahat talaga mahirap. may kanya-kanya silang kwento... at halos kalahati sila mga informal settlers sa paligid ng commonwealth.

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  3. Nakakatouch at nakakatawa ang mga kids na eto. Yong iba, dama mo talaga ang pagmamahal sa magulang at kahirapan, YOng iba naman ay mamahalin gadgets ang hiling.
    Why not involve PBO para mabigyan ng kaligayan ang mga bata kahit small things lang:) Gonna contribute with the project.
    Anyway, thanks for being kindhearted.
    Pagdating naman sa tamang pagsulat, mag enrol na rin ako as student sa yo:)

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    1. sobrang amazed po kasi sila sa mga gadgets ngaun. yung iba nga po, may cellphones na din na dala sa school...

      sobrang matutuwa po ang mga bata kapag nakapag share sa kanila, at mas masaya po kung hindi lang yung class ko ang ma reach ng PBO :)

      galing din po ako ng public school, nakatira pa din ang mga magulang at kapatid ko sa isang lugar na nanganganib mademolish kaya dama ko po ang pinagdadaanan nila, mas malalim nga lang po ang kanila, dahil ang iba sa kanila, rejected, abused at kulang talaga sa atensyon ng mismong mga magulang. at iba pang mga issues na nasabi ko na naman po kay Usec Lino nung Friday night. Sana po talaga maraming maayos sa mga policies concerning public schools and education.

      as for handwriting, naku mami joy, ako din po sa totoo lang nagaaral pa lang din magsulat ulit nang maayos... hihihi...

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  4. Hello teacher blogger! Nice to visit and see your blog. My first time here sa blog mo... Kakatuwa namang basahin ang mga sulat ng mga kids. Very real. ... may nagkwento tungkol sa pagong at isda, ... at may nahingi pa ng gadgets, hehe...

    Have a good day to you!

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    1. salamt po :) and yan ang mga perks of being a teacher... mga pakwelang moments.... hehe

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  5. ex-music teacher kasi ko so wala akong alam sa ganyang subjects lol.

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    1. aha! may tinatago ka palang talent ah!

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  6. Awww, natuwa naman ako dun sa mga nagsulat na mabigyan ng trabaho ang kanilang magulang. Nakakaaliw din yung mga humingi ng gadgets kay PNoy ehehe :D Naku, kung ako ay isang genie, wish granted ang lahat ng kahilingan ng chikitings!

    *hugs for the kids*

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    1. bisitahin mo kami minsan genie fiel!!!! hehe

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  7. Nakakatuwa ang mga sulat nila at kahilingan.

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  8. Astig ah, laptop at psp haha,

    Pansin ko lang, nasasalamin sa mga hiling nila ang unemployment sa bansa.

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  9. Hindi pala pumasok yung comment ko. Sabi ko kasi I have all of my teaching things at home so puwede kong share next time I am back. I asked if I can sit down in your class to see how the children work, this Monday perhaps.

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    2. Parang gusto kong maki-sit-in sa visit ni Teacher Jonathan hi hi hi

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  10. Nakaka-stress yung mga hiling ng kids palagay ko lalong mapapanot si Pnoy at baka lalong lumakas ang pag-smoke LOL.

    Very touching yung batang nagre request ng trabaho para sa parents nya haaay...

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  11. Ms. B! sige po :) You both can visit.... anybody who wants to :)

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  12. hihihi... kaaliw ang mga hiling ng mga bata... parang sumusulat lang sa wish ko lang. hehe!

    first time ko po sa blog mo ma'am, and naaliw ako... and I will coming back :)

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  13. akala ko matutuwa at matatawa ako sa mga letters nila...e na touch at na iyak ako. nakaka tuwa ang mga bata at alam nila kung ano ang mahalaga kahit sa murang edad.

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  14. those kids are really adorable. so innocent.

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  15. Llego hasta tu sitio por un comentario tuyo en otro blog, precioso lugar, si me permites me quedo para seguirte!

    http://perfumederosas-cristina.blogspot.com/

    (¯`'•.¸(♥)¸.•'´¯) Abrazos desde Uruguay! (¯`'•.¸(♥)¸.•'´¯)

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  16. super katouch yung kids na hinihingi yung para sa family nila.. I pray na magkawork na and parents nila..magkabahay sila. . by the way, san pong school sila? Godbless :)

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