Technically, we already finished the first week of school. Literally, though, since there is a typhoon and rains have been non-stop, classes have been suspended for three days now. So really, we were in school, what, 3 hours this week.
We arrived a little later than usual on this first day of classes so I wasn’t able to go inside the classroom with her and take her photos. Which is just too well since she’s not a small girl anymore (tissue please, this is the part where I want to bawl like a baby 😦 ) Since the teacher was already inside, and the kids were pretty much settled down, I was reduced to taking photos from beyond the glass windows (which renders photos grainy and all).
It was also a mark of how the kids are growing and maturing that they were quieter and more subdued on the first day of class instead of running around and talking at the top of their lungs.
Also, Mischa’s school is adjusting to the new cycle of the academic year that starts mid-year, instead of the traditional June. Classes would then be off around the 3rd week of May, instead of the usual March. So I don’t really know what our summer next year would be like.
This year, we decided to enroll Mischa in the school’s nutrition program. Supposedly, it is designed to address the nutritional deficiencies of kids by creating a well-balanced menu for the whole school year. As it is quite heavy on the pocket, we are now testing it out for the first term. Here is the menu from the last week of June until July.
We will see if we will continue in the succeeding school terms. My take is that at least, we have started doing away little by little with free radicals in hotdogs, chicken nuggets, ham and other kid-favorites. We now have more choices of “real” food, and I can see that she has started expanding her horizon when it comes to food. I don’t have to rack my brains about what to feed her picky appetite. Yay!
Growing taller and prettier by the minute. Don’t leave mommy too far behind. I love you sweetie. Enjoy second grade, meet new friends, and overcome new challenges.
Before the school year for my first grader ended, we received some good news: she got the Best Project in Science. Her work was chosen from among all her classmates’. Hooray! Her work will be displayed in the Science lab says her teacher.
Good job, Mischa!
Mischa’s schools is celebrating its 40th founding anniversary this year. One of its major, major activity is a school production called “40tude is an Attitude”. I call it major because the school and the participants, including Mischa, spent months and months of preparation for practices, costume fittings, dress rehearsals. We even had to pick her up at the last technical rehearsal at the Solaire Theatre at past 10:00 p.m. Not really the best time for kids to go home but…
And all their hard paid off! The show was spectacular! And my little girl was so good, I really wanted to cry in happiness! Here is a video:
But that was just the act where Mischa played a part in. They had, I think, more than 10 acts, each performed by selected grade levels. Could not take a video of them all, but they were all great.
Since the tickets were a little expensive, and kids below 3 years are not allowed, it was just me, Mike and Mico who watched while Maxine stayed with Mama and Lolo.
Last weekend, Mischa, Dad and I participated in a school-sponsored fun run. Not one of my idea of fun but did it anyway. Haha. I was panting like a dog halfway through, and it wasn’t even half a kilometer.
Also happy to meet an online friend whose daughter goes to the same school, but older than Mischa by a year. Hi Faye and Maia, nice to meet you!
More than a week ago, I blogged about our family slaving away for Mischa’s first term examinations. We were really concerned about her getting good grades, and of course, understanding her lessons that we spent quite some time reviewing. And we were happy with the results so far. She came home last Monday bearing these:
Yay for Mischa! We actually got the results of her other subjects and we are truly proud of how she did. She could have done better in other subjects (read: Math), but I keep on telling her it’s okay that she didn’t get everything. The important thing is she did her best. And assured her that her hard work will pay off someday. Keep up the good work, anak!