Because of his late development, the nephew is enrolling in therapy clinic aside from enrolling at the school.  He went to class on weekdays and therapy every Saturday.  Sunday is the only day where he can rest and play a lot with his friends.  He is showing developments already after three months at school, but still, he needs some improvements.  In all fairness to my nephew, he is willing to learn because he participates during classes.  The only problem is that he gets distracted easily.  He can’t focus on what he is doing when he hears the noise.  He is struggling I must say being with kids who speak fluently than him, but he is trying his best to communicate.  He can’t express fully because of his communication problem.

Last Friday, his teacher gave us his first evaluation report to be shown to his therapist.  His teacher and his therapist exchanging evaluation starting last week so that the therapist will know what kind of re-enforcement he will apply for my nephew, as well as his teachers.  The evaluation report is not bad at all, in fact, is gave us a happy face reading the evaluation of his adviser teacher.  We do hope that the nephew will show improvements for him to cope up with his classmates and for him to express himself freely and better.  This is not an easy job for the nephew but showing his eagerness and excitement each day at school give us hope that the nephew will be ready to enroll in kindergarten next school year.  The nephew is only four (4) years old, he has all the time to learn.  We will do our job at home too.

Teaching them to be independent

I remember when I was little, my late mother always teach us to do household chores and clean our things.  She always told us to be responsible and independent.  I did not understand it back then because all I could care is to go out and play with my friends.  But when my mother passed away, I understand why my mother taught us to be a responsible and independent person.  I am so thankful to my late mother for teaching us early.  It was really difficult when my mother died, but we were able to survive because of her teachings.

I am sharing it because this is what my older sister did to her first born (son).  She wants him to be responsible and independent as early as possible.  The nephew is only six (6) years but is trained by my sister to be a good person.  The nephew is grade one now.  And we are happy that the school is practicing the kids to be an independent person.  Parents are not allowed to enter the school during lunch time.  The kids are told to bring foods for lunch and will eat inside the classroom.  I must say it is a good practice.  I feel relieved that I do not have to go to school anymore during lunch time.  Hopefully, the nephew will become a responsible and independent person.

Doing her project alone

Before I usually helped my nieces in doing their assignments and projects because I know the feeling of doing it all alone when I was still studying.  Looking at them reminds me of the time when I was still a student and no one is there to help me with my assignments and projects.  That is why I can’t just watch them alone and will not lend a help.  It is not easy to do it alone, it is still best to have someone helping you and giving ideas, views and opinions.  As the saying goes, “two heads are better than one”.

However, I realized that it is not good to help them always.  How can they learn and being independent?  So, I opted to just let them do their assignments and projects.  If they asked for any help I will still help them but only when they desperate.  Letting them do their stuffs is training them of being independent and for them to squeeze their brains.  Also, for them to develop their creativity, skills and ability.  Just like today, I just give her an idea and a theme as guidelines for her to come up with a nice design and interesting scrapbook.  Hopefully the niece will come up with a nice one.  By the way, it is fun watching her very busy doing her project.  Good luck niece!

Observing what is happening

June 9, 2014 is the first day of classes for the nephew. It was his mother who brought him on the first day. She has to orient her son well so when she is not around he won’t cry looking for her. His first day was fine because he is with his mother. Though he doesn’t want to left inside the classroom and he is not yet participating in the class. Well, he is a bit shy just like her mom before. We do hope that he will overcome his shyness and will participate in the class.

On his second day, I brought him to school because his mother is back to school. It was really hard to leave him because he will cry. I have to stay closer to him so he wont cry and scream. Also, I help him getting his notebooks and tell him to listen and follow to his teacher. I enjoyed watching the nephew though. I took some photos too as remembrance and to show it to his mother. The nephew is so behave at his class. He is like observing what is happening around him. Also he participate when I told him. I am pretty sure the nephew will do good at school.