Yup, yup! I was supposed to post my rant about an encounter with a not so accomodating reservation officer of a particular hotel in Boracay, but then, as I checked my Eon Account on line, the good news was there and it changed my mind. Maybe I’ll post it some other day.
From rant to rave, here is my post today:
I opened an EON Account to Unionbank weeks ago and it was just last week that I got it linked from my Paypal account. I asked a favor from my hubby to drop in any Unionbank and deposit at least 200.00 or $1.95 before I got it verified. And then, Sunday night, I linked it to my Paypal account (after a few questions from GT girls) and it was a success, I didn’t encountered any problem just like what I have read from some forum threads. So after that, I transfered my funds from my online source to Paypal then to my EON account.
It appeared on the screen that it may take 2-4 days before I see it on my EON Statement of Account. And I was just so happy that it only took 2 days because here’s what I saw upon checking:
I know, its not that much, but then I’m so happy to see that I earned this amount by simply doing what I love (writing) even though I seemed to be a bit trying hard haha! Anyway, big or small, this amount matters to me especially in this time of economic crisis. I’ll give a portion of this amount to my Mom who celebrated her birthday yesterday so she can treat her “barkada”. While most of it will be for my kids, this time I like to buy things for them for a change (hubby usually buys stuf for my kids). Good luck to me if I can manage to buy something for me lol! Maybe in my next gig. (keeping my fingers crossed).=)
How I wish I’ll get to earn from this blog too like my sissies on GT=)
My mom’s 61st birthday is on April 27 and since it falls on a regular day, hubby and I decided to treat her in advance today. We had lunch at Max’s with my eldest brother and our three kids.
There goes my mom.. Most of the people she knew can’t believe she’s on her sixties already because she don’t look like one (watcha think?). I just wish that I’ll inherit that “young looking” feature of her =). When people ask her what’s her secret, she says nothing! She just enjoys her life taking care of her three favorite grandchildren (those are my kids, lol!), going out with her elementary years ‘barkada” (yes, they still has a solid and constant communication) and occasional out of town get away with my family.
Guess, being happy not only makes you look young on the outside but most on the inside. My mom can attest to that.
chatting with my eldest brother
enjoying their lunch (pancit canton, spring chicken, tofu with kinchay, garlic rice)
hubby loving his Crabmeat fried rice (saw it’s name on the receipt)
hubby serving mom’s special request “sinigang na hipon”
we all love “Crispy Pata”!
After that sumptous lunch, we went to the supermarket to have our grocery (a week advance before payday)
my youngets daughter “Cien” enjoying her ride on the push cart
Around 3pm we’re back home and the kids went hurriedly inside the room and turned on the air-con. It was indeed a fun and a very hot Sunday!
These morning, my kids woke up early and were so eager to attend their summer class because they said that today was their Art Day. That’s why for their assignment, their teachers asked them to bring flour, food coloring and apron. My kids thought that they are going to cook. My son even told me that he will cook for me so when I got home from the office he will let me taste it (ain’t that sweet?).
Well, it turned out, as I talked to my mom over the cellphone (thanks to Globe’s IMMORTAL CALL), they did not cook! So what did they do to the flour and food color? They made clay out of it! I dunno about you but I just learned today that clay can be made is actually made of that raw materials.
That’s one fun thing to do at school for toddlers like them. Toddlers and preschoolers love doing arts and crafts! Most like working with clay, coloring, and painting. You will be amazed at how much they can do once you start introducing them to various craft items. The best judge as to whether your child can handle these crafts or not is you. Your goal is to have them enjoy themselves without getting frustrated.
My son,Ciren, molded a heart and gave it to me the minute I arrived home. My daughter, Erin girl, said she can’t make a heart but made a circle round molds instead. Basically, that’s the highlight of their day at school and tomorrow is their rest day. They have no class during Fridays but only for their summer class.
As of this time, they are all sound asleep as I look for those clays that they had been playing along a while ago. Can’t find it neither in their bag nor anywhere else but when I opened the fridge to get water guess what I saw:
The clays were inside the fridge! waa! KIDS!
( I wonder if their teacher instructed them about leaving clays in a cool place or their just playing naughty..hmm.. whatcha think? )
Got a text message from my mom this afternoon telling that Ciren was moved up from Nursery to Kinder. His teacher told my mom that he seemed to be knowledgeable and advanced enough compared to his other classmates. She even said that they will run out of stars if they will give it all to him because every questions they asked, my son eagerly answered. Though some of his classmates are of his same age, he’s more familiar not just with the basic shapes and colors but even with the more complex ones. He even knows what an octagon looks like! He knows how to count one to ten (thanks to their Sesame Street CD collections!) and is slowly studying about letters (at night when I got home, I get their books and teach them).
So starting tomorrow, Ciren will attend the 8:30 class for Kinder while Erin will remain at the 10:30 slot. However, their teachers also commended Erin for being smart and witty too even at three years old. She can draw almost perfect lines and circles and knows how to color them.
At least, their collection of Sesame Street, Barney and Baby Einstein cd’s helped them a lot to develop their brain and motor skills. They knew most of the nursery rhymes in their class not just the lyrics but also its matching actions.
With the advanced technology we have today, I find easy ways to teach my kids about the basics in learning. There are educational cd’s (like what I’ve mentioned earlier), more books that are full of writing and reading activities in colorful pages (unlike our traditional ABAKADA) and most of all, there is the Internet!
Let me share this two sites to y’all that I recently digged out for my kids perfect for your toddlers and pre-schoolers too!
(Hit me back some lines if you enjoy in there will ‘ya?)
This is it! Hubby and I finally enrolled our kids in a pre-school just 20 minutes away from our house. We have been looking for the right pre-school weeks ago and finally we settled in LIGHT BEARER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY in Taytay Rizal. They offer free summer class and yesterday was my kids’ first day at school. Well actually, Ciren will be in the Nursery category since he is already 4 years old while Erin will be considered as Toddler ( sit-in ) since she just turned three. We will try first if she can already manage to attend school because we know her to be so playful and a little bit sensitive especially when she’s not with me, her dad or her Mommy Lola while her Kuya is already a tough kid.
Here are my two kids all set to attend their first summer class
However, they are both familiar and very much aware of shapes, colors, numbers and few letters. In that we both believed that they can finish their summer class in flying colors.
The school has three teachers and only handle a maximum of 15 kids in their class. It is air-conditioned and has a restroom inside. It has a wide space enough for their class and various learning activities. We learned of this school from my Mom’s friend who’s grandchildren spent their pre-school years from them. So far, they told us that they have students who got accellerated because they cope up easily with the lessons.
I did some research before we chose this pre-school for them and jotted down few pointers. So in case you’re also in a pre-school hunting mode, let this be a guide to you as I have also gone through this list.
1. Take a look at the preschools in your area, browse through the Internet and get feedback from family and friends in order to compile a list of preschools you think would be good for your toddler. Base your decision on the location of the school, the amount of children per classroom, and the friendliness and qualifications of the staff. — CHECKED
2. Try to choose a preschool that is as close to your home or job as possible. This way, your child will be able to make it to school on time each day, and won’t be restless or cranky by the time they arrive at school.–CHECKED
3.Another great way to help you choose the perfect preschool for your toddler is to talk to the director about the school’s philosophy and learning methods. Most preschools emphasize learning by doing, a concept based on the writings of John Dewey, and other preschools practice Montessori teachings, where a child’s individuality is encouraged. You should schedule a time to talk with the preschool’s director about which learning methods are used often in the preschool, and decide which of these learning styles will work best with your child’s personality. Ask about how much your child will be learning ‘on his own’ during the course of the day, how much time is allotted for play with other children, and whether or not your toddler’s social and emotional development will be just as much of a priority as his academic learning.– CHECKED
4. You may not be able to get a feel for all this over the phone, so schedule a meeting with a few schools, to see first hand how a typical day in the preschool is spent. You may even get a few reactions from parents who are picking their children up or dropping them off; this is an accurate way to determine whether or not your child will be happy there, since parents really don’t have anything to lose by being honest with you. Your visit will also allow you to see how clean the preschool is, how new or safe the toys or playground equipment are, and how meals are served during the day. After you schedule a time to speak with the administrator or your child’s potential teacher, ask if you can actually observe a class for about twenty minutes or so, so that you can see exactly how the class is run, how attentive the children are, and which teaching styles the instructor uses.– CHECKED
5. Before you make any plans to register your child at a preschool, talk to your toddler about the idea of preschool and pay attention to his reaction. If he panics at the thought of you not being around, you may want to take a little more preparation time getting him used to the idea of not being at home all day. Or, your toddler may embrace the idea of preschool. She may be excited about going to school, and will want to know about meeting new friends and having a teacher. Your child’s personality is a good indication of how he or she will behave in preschool, so if you know that you eventually want to enroll your toddler in a preschool program, observe them early to find out which classes and day care centers would be best for them.– CHECKED
6. It may also be a good idea for you to set up a mock preschool in the home, so that your toddler can get used to the idea of playing with friends, problem solving, and various forms of instruction. Invite friends from the neighborhood and/or family members of the same age over to play during the day. And, set aside times for snacks and a nap, in order to put your toddler on a schedule. Let the toddlers play independently as much as possible, and step out of the room every once in a while, so that your toddler will get used to being without you for long periods in the day. Setting up a preschool in your home may help your child cope with the idea of preschool a little better, especially if he or she is afraid. Explain to your child that the activities you do at home will be similar to what goes on in preschool; this will help to ease some of the anxiety your child may have about starting preschool. Remember, this may take some time, so get your toddler prepared for preschool as early as you can.– CHECKED
After this week, I will update y’all on how my kids performed in their summer class.