Kab Scout Investiture

August 17, 2017, Thursday, was the investiture of my nephew at school.  He is now member of the Kab Scout.  One of the most important event of the nephew’s in Grade one.  As usual, his parents will not be able to see this event because they are both busy at work.  I am the one accompanying the nephew on his Kab Scout Investiture.  It is not new to me because I was the one attending with him during his Kids Scout investiture.  The nephew is excited because of the new shorts, shirt, cap, new sock and kab scout scarf.  Truly, new stuffs will make the kids excited of the event.

There was a short lecture during the event.  The teacher gave short information about the responsibilities of the Kab Scout, and the meaning of the scarf.  The highlights of the event were the investiture rights.  We lighted the candle, put the scarf on their shoulder and the kids recited the kab scout promise.  The program lasted for two hours.  It was tiring because of the hot weather, but memorable to the kids, the parents, teachers, guardians and all the guest and visitors who are witnessing the investiture rights of the Kab Scout, Kids Scout and Boy Scouts.  Some parents gave presents to their kids after putting the scarf on their shoulder.  Memorable event indeed.

His first evaluation report

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!