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.