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Learning Tagalog

Yes, I am having a hard time teaching my youngest daughter to understand Tagalog or speak our mother tongue. I guess it is my fault because I let her speak in English when she was a little and did not give any attention that somehow it can affect her study. I just realized it now when I transferred her to this school.

Unlike in her previous school, the teachers in Filipino will just translate the question during the exam to her. However, with this school since it is a standard school, they will not adjust for their students. They need to understand and at least answer it in Tagalog the best that they can. My youngest daughter was not able to understand anything on their essay question and so she wrote, “I could not understand the question”. When I learned about it, I was so pissed since we did our best to study the night before. She was able to answer with multiple choice and fill in the blank except the essay and their exam is almost essay.

Thus, last 2 nights we were doing extra effort with it. I let her read “Ang pagdating ni Magellan sa Pilipinas”. Of course, since she could not understand every word of it, she resisted everything. I explained but it was not enough, I need help! I already speak Tagalog to her, there are words that she was able to understand but still could not speak to it.

I research online what are the best ways to teach the kids in speaking Tagalog and I was able to find this video:


I’ll be checking this one later, I might be downloading some tutorial in you tube. I hope this could help.

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Choosing the Best Educational Program for Your Children

As a parent, you may hear numerous stories on the news each week about the horrors of public schools. You know that the public education system is severely underfunded and not staffed as fully as it needs to be for children’s well-being. The idea of sending your children to a public school could be your worst nightmare.

When you want more information about private high school, elementary, or pre-k tampa parents like you can get all of the details you need on the website. You can figure out if the programs are in line with your expectations and whether or not they can serve the best interests of your children.

The Quality of Education

One of the foremost aspects you might look at as a parent is the quality of education that the school offers. You want to know that your kids will learn what they need for success. You also want to know that they will be kept on track and not allowed to fall behind like children in public school.

The website gives you full disclosure of the curriculum that it uses for all grade levels. You can read about what classes your children will take, what lessons they will learn, and what types of examinations and standards they will be held to once they are enrolled.

Being a private school, it also charges a tuition rate that you may need to save up for or secure some type of financing. It may offer scholarships to help ease your financial burden. However, you may be expected to pay most of the tuition yourself. You can prepare financially by researching the tuition on the website.

Getting to Know the Staff

You also want to know the staff who will teach and supervise your children have the highest qualifications for their positions. You expect them to be well-educated and caring.

You do not want to entrust your kids to people with the minimal amount of education needed for teaching. The website gives you backgrounds and professional vitae on all of the teachers and staff for your peace of mind.

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Walking Around The Village

I needed to fetch Faith early today so we can attend her Kumon but then when I got to school, they’re not done yet. The teacher told me that they are having a small birthday party. One of her classmates is celebrating her 9th birthday. We waited there for a long while since the snacks did not come yet. And I was sure we will not be able to get to her Kumon on time then I realized also that I wasn’t able to bring the Kumon worksheets. So it would be a waste of effort if we still go there.

I promised Faith that I will be walking her around the village before memorizing the Multiplication table. So when we arrived home, Faith changed her clothes right away then we walk around the village. She had a great time though especially when we dropped by at our friend’s house.

She had a blast today but right after she cried because of the Multiplication table. I asked her to memorize them but she tends to forget what number is next. We are still up to 6 though and I was planning for her to master the Multiplication table at least next month.


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Never Heard A Complain At All

These past few days, I’d been so busy doing some school stuffs merely covering my kids books especially with Faith so that her stuffs won’t easily get torn up. After I covered her school books, she begged me to cover also her newly purchased books. She got 3 books for the land of stories. She had Book 2, Book 3 and Book 5 and all of it was not covered, she noticed that it was easily damaged so she asked me to cover the new one. I told her I would only cover her books if she would help and she was willingly lent me a hand. I guessed she was enjoying it because I didn’t hear any complain at all.

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