Thursday, March 25, 2010

The regular academic school year is officially over. Ethan's culminating activity for the school year was a trip to a pizza parlor where they were taught to make their own pizza. The kids were in aprons and chef's hat while preparing their pizza. The dough was already mixed and in its pan. The kids just had to put in the tomato sauce, tons of mozzarella and ham. Each pan was numbered so there was no mix-up when the pizzas were done. There were some parents who participated in the pizza-making session. I was there but I ordered putanesca instead. While some of the parents were busily preparing their dish, I was sitting in one of the corner tables, waiting for my food. I got to talking with the new Korean mother and I found out we have so much in common including the shapes of our eyes.

Ethan was pretty lethargic when I woke him up yesterday morning. I told him we have to go to his reading therapy and that made him almost explode in exasperation.

He said: "Mom! It's summer vacation. No more school!"

I explained that his reading therapy is not a regular school. After a few more minutes of explaining the whys of his reading therapy, we got up from bed, got one of the imitation Nascar jackets given by his "ninong" and told me that he'd wear the jacket to his therapy. It was hot and humid outside so I had to say no. By the time Ethan and I were in the car on the way to therapy, I must have uttered about 12 "NO's" already. We are starting the summer vacation on a wrong footing.
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Posted by desperateblogger On 3/25/2010 10:10:00 AM 6 comments

6 comments:

  1. Really? Singkit ka ding tulad ng Korean? Hahaha....

    Exasperated...that's E's favorite word when she was around 3. I didn't even know the word but she kept on saying when she's upset..I'm exasperated! Busit na bata at ini ingles ako eh tatlong taon pa lang.

    Lapit na bakasyon mo.....yii peee!

    Huling

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  2. @ huling: ay ito naman mataba dito ay "nemesis" ang sinabi sa akin nung mga 4 or 5 years old. ahaha... buti na lang may dictionary.

    home schooling pa ba si daughter mo?

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  3. Hahaha....masarap kaya yung nemesis? Oo nga at bigla akong napapa google minsan dito.

    Oo at homeschooling pa din si bata dito. Hopefully maka enroll sya ng extra-curricular para naman may makilalang bata....

    Nauubos na din yung naka baul kong 'kaalaman'...kailangan ko na ding mag review pag may lesson na di ko alam...wawa naman ako.

    Huling

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  4. @ huling: pano ba yan? are you under a school's program for the curriculum? marami na rin kasi na ka home school dito e. yong isang pamangkin ko naka home school yong anak kasi 20k lang daw ang bayad nya compared dun sa 120k na regular school.

    ang mahal talaga dito magpa-aral sa magandang school.

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  5. Ang curriculum na ginagamit ko patterned sa K12. N-sync sila sa public school system and they offer online school kaso di pa open sa county namin. Nag open sila last year dun sa dating county namin...kainis kasi wala na kami dun.

    Naka-register sya sa school system ng county namin so we get announcements of stuff like state exams. Every year, kailangan mag pa assess si E. First time sya na-assess last year. So far so good. Ang problema di maalis sa akin yung feeling na 'husto' na ba yung tinuturo ko.

    Ay naku dapat pala nag email ako sa yo kasi ang haba nito....hahaha

    Huling

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  6. onga!

    yong pamangking ko naman sa private school na ka tie-up. alam mo naman dito iba ang public school system - no system.

    i really considered home schooling for ethan too but i don't think i have the patience. tsaka tama ka, kahit anong galing natin magturo, iba pa rin yong may exposure sa ibang teachers and classmates.

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