Thursday, May 31, 2012

The One About the First

It has been a year since Hon-some and I got hitched.  It still feels like playing house.  Hahaha!  Anyway, we talked about just spending the day together and me whipping up something for dinner but I was itching to make something so I came up with this:

It's called a "Let's Go on a Date" package.  What I did was to plan one date activity for each month until our next anniversary.  I wrote each date activity on a piece of paper and placed it in a labelled envelope.

Dates vary from eating out (which we loooove to do!) to going to the theater to buying books.

Most of the dates have been prepaid so when the next month rolls by, we just whip out the gift certificates and vouchers!

How nice that we have something to look forward to in the coming months!

Happy crafty anniversary to us! :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The One About the Adarna ECE Conference

Last May 4th and 5th, I attended the first Klasrum Adarna Early Childhood Education Conference.

I loved this year's theme especially because I've been into Filipino children's literature lately, thanks to my EDR 221 (Literature-Based Reading Programs) class where my readings were all Filipino children's books.

The conference was on the mark given my impending return to teaching.  Here are some of the highlights:


Dr. Honey Carandang:  Child Psychology

Dr. Michael Tan: Cultural Literacy and Filipino in the Early Childhood Classroom


Dr. Letty Ho:  The Regular Teacher in the Inclusive Classroom
Ms. Tin Canon, Ms. Maricar de Ocampo, and Ms. Aleta Villanueva:  Best Practices in Progressive Preschools

Ms. Sigrid Sabarre-Perez:  Creativity and Play

I also attended a workshop on Music and Movement by Ms. Joonee Garcia.  I wasn't able to take any pictures because I was having too much fun! :)  Best Music and Movement workshop ever!

I had a blast during the conference.  I can't wait for next year!