Tuesday, March 22, 2011

School Bluez: Moving Up Ceremony

March 21, 2011Moving-Up Ceremony of Hayley’s Day Care took place at the Social Development Center one afternoon. This is a sort-of graduation/culmination ceremony after ten months of attending Day Care. What makes it different from the Graduation rights is the casual approach of this program compared to the serious and usually stiff program flow you get during graduation.

Messy and noisy yet funny! That is how I will describe the Moving-Up Ceremony. Given that it started an hour late, the children became giddy and restless even producing tantrums for some of them. Add up a hot venue, expect an almost riot situation. Well lets give it to them, kids will be kids. 

Excited and supportive that we are for our Little Hayley, we came before the Call Time with all the props ready at hand. We made sure that the camera(s) got enough memory and sufficient battery, her uniform and costumes were delicately pressed and the kids make-up kit is readily available.

Like the rest of her classmates, Hayley got two ribbons for her beaing Neat and Cheerful. She also got a Certificate of Smartness - MUSIC SMART.

The highlight of the ceremony came during the "Munting Pangarap" intermission of the Day Care Pupils. When they have to dress-up and speak on what they want when they grow up. 

A heartwarming scene also came when the pupils gave flowers to their parents.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

School Bluez: COLORING 101

purple for an eggplant
Remember Hayley's first coloring task? The Black Cake? From that day up to this very moment, Hayley comes a long way in terms of her coloring skills.

Enrolling her in a Day Care improved Hayley in different ways. She got more socially interactive, she can identify colors and she can color well. This may be not surprising for anyone at the age of three can do more than that, but again, since her first coloring task until this day, her coloring improved pretty much.

On her play time, she sometimes prefers to play with water colors or let her Ate's draw with her. A note to parents: Find time to sit down with your toddlers before you finally retire your tired body at night. Spend time with your kids doing arts and crafts or just simple coloring if you have no talent with the arts and crafts. You can find in the internet ready-to-color images that you may use for this bonding time. Internet is a friend, just google a favorite cartoon character or an animal that your child wants to color that day, and am sure Good ol' Google will give you an image you are looking for.

Problem. If your kids are so much into coloring and prefer to do the stuff on the wall of your house, if your budget allow you, you can buy them a sheet of plywood. You may get an Art Virtuoso out of your child. Let them explore. Buy them materials if their inclinations are really into it.

the infamous black cake

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Kalilangan Festival of General Santos City is being celebrated in time for its Foundation Anniversary every February.

Last year, Hayley enjoyed the "KIDIG-KIDIG sa KADALANAN" or the Street Dancing Competition. (Click this to read article)

This year, Hayley skipped the streets and checked out the Barangay Competition for "Bahay Kubo" instead. The Kalingan Organizers this year focused on bringing culture at the limelight thus incorporated the Barangays in most of its activities and competitions. 

Barangays competed for the best designed Bahay Kubo or Nipa Hut, at the same time they were able to showcase their products following the DTI Project- One Barangay, One Product and earn from it. The Huts are located inside the Oval Plaza.

Hayley enjoying the Kubo