As a child educator for almost all my adult life, i have always known that the best way to learn is through play, art, story telling, and music and movement. now, i’m looking forward...
Happy World Teachers Day! Every now and then, I still find myself questioning why and how I happened to fall into teaching. I still haven’t figured out the answer to that, but every...
Join the Rainbow Kids Yoga Tea...1
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This morning, as has become customary since the Olympics began, I got my fill of Olympic updates while checking my mail and Facebook. Then I saw this header that said something about a television company being asked to apologize for an ad of a monkey doing gymnastics right after American Gabby Douglas won the gold medal for all-around gymnastics.
While the station has been said to apologize for the poor timing of the ad and that no offense was meant by it’s airing, it did leave a barrage of comments and reactions. It reminded me of this ad that really irks me every time I see it:
I’m not an advertiser and I know those who come up with these campaigns work very hard at coming up with their ideas. More often than not, I love their ads. THe same optical company had an ad once about a guy getting a tattoo and his tattoo artist had poor eyesight. That often made me laugh. However, this one, leaves a sour taste for me. Just my opinion.Read More
Well, well, well….of all surprises, I suddenly find myself exploring the kitchen more and more lately. Nope, not just to eat, but to actually cook Haha. I guess that’s one of the unexpected perks of turning vegetarian! Haha. Seriously, though, recently, a friend was posting about her own raw kitchen escapades and I saw all the yummy stuff that was popping out of her dehydrator and blender and all sorts of kitchen equipment. I may not have those, but I do have the old, trust, basic equipment: a blender, an oven toaster and a food processor. That’s gotta do for now. Maybe someday I’d own nice and pretty kitchen gadgets. I do (not-so) secretly drool over those commercial kitchen equipment at RapidsWholesale.com, after all! Well, I don’t need such large scale equipment but I sure would love those gadgets!
Maybe I should go to cooking school, yes? Gah. The things that have happened since I stopped teaching preschool, I tell ya!Read More
Last night while browsing in Facebook, I came across this photo in one of my dear blogger friends timeline:
OMG…It’s Dorothy and the Good Witch Yey! One of my most favorite stories/movies from childhood, besides the Sound of Music and Charlotte’s Web, is the Wizard of Oz. I loved it so much that my mom recorded it in Betamax for me to watch over and over and over again.
This August 18, Repertory Philippines will debut The Wizard of Oz in Greenbelt’s OnStage theater. I can’t wait! Will definitely make time to watch this in between Yoga Teacher Training. Come what may, I will find the time to watch it! Come with me???
One of the things I have learned to enjoy is reading with my iPad’s Kindle App. It makes me realize how far technology has gone! I remember the days when I would spend hours in the library or at the bookstore just going through all the books there. Back in the day, I was a voracious reader! I loved series like Sweet Valley High and the like, then I eventually progressed to Stephen King novels and romances like Danielle Steele. Now, I am beginning to appreciate reading through various ebook readers, be it the Kindle, the iPad, and even my android phone. What I like about ebook readers is that they automatically justify and “fix” the pages unlike how the first pdf readers used to be! I remember once having a pocket pc (kinda like a palm pilot) and some of the pdf files would be so hard to read. The other day, I spent hours in another type of “library”…the Kindle store! Yey! I tried all those sample books and was even able to get some that were free! Yey
As many may know the Olympic Games are now underway. When I was younger, I was a big fan of the gymnastics events. I was monitoring it over the news lines just a few minutes ago and I feel so bad for the US gymnast who lost out on securing a slot for the individual competition! It must be heartbreaking for Jordyn Weiber to miss out on something she worked so hard for.
In other news, however, the reason I decided to write this post was because I can’t help but feel an extra bit of pride for our Philippine delegation, especially since the swimmer, Jasmine AlKhaldi, was a former student of the school I used to teach for! Amazing! I love seeing how former students have progressed and where they have ended up in their lives I wish her all the best! I may not have been personally her teacher, but nonetheless, this teacher is proudRead More
For the ladies that enjoy cooking, freshwater pearls, can add that extra “wow” to your day and excite those around you that you are cooking for. These gems are one of a kind and offer a lot to those that wear them. They are known to have special powers such as: love, luck, and protection. They are so simple and sweet that when cooking you won’t even realize that they are one except for the fact that they almost always complete your outfit with just simply accessorizing your outfit. Although passing them down from generation to generation they can easily be given to your kids.
Childrens jewelry can often be hard to find but since pearls have such a wide range of versatility, they can be great for kids too. They offer so many different sizes and colors that make each child feel special with their very own gems. This is an easy way to strengthen family ties and unite the women in a family with a simply accessory, being something they will cherish forever.Read More
Although I used to sing this song to my preschool kids all the time, I think this is the one thing I have yet to learn. Har. My room is like a jungle full of old tests, projects and things I don’t even need anymore. For example, I have these old tv stands in my room, but guess what, I don’t even have a TV. HAHA! This coming semestral break (if I even have one!!!) I wanna clean up my room and start fresh. Any chance I can invite Barney and his friends to come over and help me out?!? HAHARead More
Because I am getting ready for my Kids Yoga Teacher Training, I started dusting off all my old preschool teaching books and materials. I couldn’t help but reminisce and to some degree, laugh at how “primitive” my teacher made materials used to be. To be fair, it was mainly because of a lack of resources back then. Nowadays, every thing is accessible online. I found an old drum set that I had made using ice cream tubs and different types of lids for drum heads. Drum heads are those membranes that is stretched on the top of a drum that, when hit, makes sounds. I used plastic, metal lids, and so on and so forth and none of them were any good! Heheh. And so I decided to google how to make a drum for preschoolers and found great resources on you tube I think I shall try one of those soon, before I start doing yoga for kids, so I can incorporate music to my classes YeyRead More
One of the things I dislike most in class is giving exams. I would rather do alternative assessments but sometimes, this is the only logical option. Or feasible for that matter. Anyway, for the first time in MANY, MANY years, I made an exam and decided to give to sets…A and B. I decided this mainly because of the structure of my classroom. Anyway, I gave out the test and well, while checking I kinda have a sinking feeling my efforts in doing a set a and set b to curb copying didn’t work. I hope I’m wrong Boo.Read More
Once in a while, even the best teacher finds themselves pushed over the edge. Okay, I may not be the best teacher, but being a teacher for over a decade now, I have found myself falling over that edge several times in my career. What usually tips me over is when I feel extremely disrespected by my students. I can deal with noise in my class, and chatter. I can also let go of students coming in late and cutting my classes, because it’s their loss anyway, but to be grossly disrespected in my class really pushes my buttons. I’m not asking for a trophy or an award or any form of recognition for the work I do, but to be disrespected, I don’t think that’s too much to ask.Read More