Fun Studyday

YESTERDAY was a Saturday… but my husband and I made a pact that we will utilize each day to get our son caught up with the second grade curriculum, I mean instead of cramming later. Since Brook and I have been studying together for almost 2 weeks now, I feel that he is getting the hang of it and is actually enjoying these educational activities with me.

Our lesson yesterday is from Edukasyon Sa Pagpapakatao, a subject very similar to Values Education which will later be replaced with GMRC (Good Manners and Right Conduct). We used the Filipino language for the day’s lessons like how it’s being done in our local municipality (public schools). I still don’t know how it’s done in PH based private schools because Brook’s former school here in Riyadh used the English language, albeit, still following the Philippine curriculum, but for the sake of practicing our his Filipino skills, why not, right? I mean until such time that I officially received the new school’s instructions… he’s got to learn good manners either way.

We watched a lesson from YouTube and we sang a Filipino song that I am sure I’ve heard before, but for some reason, I forgot about.

Oh how good it is to have such videos available online! ‘Cause if not!?!! I would have to act it out. My singing and dancing skills are going to be challenged yet again. Amazingly, Brook was cooperative and totally participated. He sang along and danced/acted according to the instructions mentioned in the song. It was awesome!

I was also able to make him write a paragraph in Filipino about his talents and special skills which apparently included playing the Legend of Zelda and Roblox. I allowed him to write those since he really is a gifted gamer! I am proud he’s got such skills.

We did an activity in which he is supposed to draw himself with his special skills. He drew an image of him while drawing, playing video games & guess what? SINGING! That’s something I knew he’d truly excel at plus he’s got an extraordinary memory, imagine, knowing word for word, the lyrics of the songs by these millennial singers I haven’t even heard about.

I am just happy because despite the weirdness of my life at the moment, Brook remains to be my ultimate source of JOY! He is God’s gift indeed!

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

                                                                                               – Romans 12:12

18 thoughts on “Fun Studyday

    1. Thank you… You’re absolutely right & what sucks more is that you’d hear them say it like it’s something to be proud of… I mean, it’s always good to know how to speak a language fluently but it’s not acceptable that you’ve got nothing on your supposed native tongue. I used to be like that, thinking it wasn’t as important, but then I got older and realized that I was wrong.

      This is the first time I have come across your blog. I love what I am seeing so far! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment!


  1. You’re a cool mom! ๐Ÿ˜ I love that you’re teaching him our language and he likes it. Some don’t bother teaching their kids because they are already abroad. Also, playing video games have so many benefits! It enhances our memory, problem-solving skills, concentration, and a lot more. ๐Ÿ’–

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    1. Exactly, those are the perks of gaming! And now, they are learning so many new things I didn’t know back when Mario only had 3 lives ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks… I try to make him learn the language especially, that being his lowest mark for the last 2 yrs… I am not an expert too, but I try to learn it well, I speak Filipino of course, but, my balarila is challenged.

      It’s only I who take the time to improve his Filipino skills, I don’t know why! LOL

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      1. Right! I also want to try, but I’m scared because if I get addicted, I will not stop playing. ๐Ÿ˜‚ My brother is 22.

        That’s a deep word, balarila. I searched the meaning on Google ๐Ÿ˜…

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        1. Oh thatโ€™s a cool age, I donโ€™t have a brother hence my husband and son are mere substitutes ๐Ÿคฃ I play a lot of Splatoon on Switch but thatโ€™s it. Even Mario games donโ€™t appeal to me any longer. I sometimes play Pokken Tournament & Smash with them but I have an expiration date.

          Splatoon is a good game to get addicted to haha. Bagay sa ates & future titas of manila ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

          Yes, Balarila… hahahahaha
          Medyo natawa ako because u searched in google… lol… youโ€™re so cute! Hahahahaa

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            1. Hahaha. True… thatโ€™s why itโ€™s so hard to master our own language because we know of grammar yes… but balarila is something so strange to us.

              How did I know of it then?! I was in public school when I was a kid… then I saw my cousins who were studying in a private school, I noticed that my Filipino book says Filipino and theirs say Balarila. I was like wth is Balarila so I asked around… it stuck with me all the years ๐Ÿคฃ

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              1. So true! Haha I love your stories Ate! ๐Ÿ˜„ I think this word will also stick with me. I realized there are too many Filipino words that aren’t used anymore especially deep words.

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                1. Super dami right? But studying Math and Science in Filipino is kind of over the top naman for me… Math is hard enough the traditional way, naku lalo na pag tinagalog ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Hi Janis! It seems like you’re going to have a wonderful homeschool year because you are so full of love for your Brook! Congratulations! And thanks for the YouTube video! Didn’t know this until now! Will look into it, my daughter is in Gr 3 and we will be happy to use it if there’s one for her level! โค

    Again, congrats!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to read ๐Ÿ™‚ weโ€™re new to this but we are definitely committed… thatโ€™s why I am grateful to God cuz Heโ€™s been connecting me with people who are either on the same boat as we are or are more experienced…


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