So as I mentioned in my previous blog, I’d be sharing the different toddler activities. Today I’ll share Chesca’s jeepney ride.
As they were learning about land transportation, the school hired a jeepney so the kids can actually experience seeing and riding one. They had so much fun! I even told Chesca that if she wants to go somewhere, to just ride the jeepney with her yaya and not to ride the car anymore…And what do you know, she hurriedly said “YES, OKAY!”. That’s how much she had fun in this activity.
Well, I’m not quite sure if they were taught to pay the driver and say “Mama, bayad” or “Para!”, that would’ve been cute! I should ask her if they did that.
Let me share with you pictures of the activity.
After this activity, she’d always shout “jeepney!” in an excited tone everytime she sees one on the road. Well, at least I know that she absorbs what’s taught to her in school 🙂
So I asked Chesca if teacher taught them “para” and “ma, bayad” during their jeepney ride and she said “YES”. To test her, I asked what “para” meant. And she immediately said (in her excited tone) “to stop! … then we also gave money to the manong driver”. I asked her how much but she said “I don’t know, teacher just gave us money to give the driver”.
In Chesca’s school, they were learning about different parts of the house and what they’re used for. A few months back, the entire class would have a field trip every week to a student’s house. On the 1st week, they visited the dining room, 2nd week-bedroom, 3rd week-bathroom.
The entire class would first gather in the living room to set some house rules. Of course the teachers wouldn’t want any accidents to happen in the house or anything to be broken. So they’re told to always use their “walking feet” because no running is allowed.
Then they go to the part of the house that’s being discussed in class for the week. After the discussion, kids end up playing in the bedroom of the owner (student) of the house. After 10-15 minutes of playtime, they all gather to the dining room to eat their lunch. Kids enjoy eating together!
I’m happy with the school as it tries to really show kids actual things that are being taught in school. During this particular month, Chesca kept going around the house and saying what kind of room she was in and what it’s for.
I’ll be posting more toddler activites. Watch out for field trips about “transportation”. Riding the jeepney, trip to fun ranch, and even going to an actual helicopter.