Nutrition program

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.

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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!

40tude is an Attitude

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.

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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.

Early awards

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:

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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!

Reviewing for exams

Over the weekend, our whole living room was in disarray. In a good way, of course. It was Mischa’s upcoming first term examinations, and we were all full throttle in reviewing her. Books, notebooks, results of quizzes and chapter tests, pens, and still, toys were alls strewn in the couches, tables and floor. The hubby and I made mock exams that she willingly took, albeit with a promised reward at the end. I was in-charge of English, Araling Panlipunan or Social Studies, Filipino and Science. I actually didn’t want to stress her far too much, but the husband was all-out in drilling her especially in Math, which was her waterloo. The way he was testing her, you’d think she was taking the UPCAT 🙂 and not merely a term exam or periodical exam as we call it in my day.

Good luck, anak. We are all rooting for you. You can do this.

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