Geoff the Schoolboy

Remember the prize I won from Bebengism’s blog? The one I mentioned  here? Well, he started this Monday, meaning we are on day 2 of the trial school project. I say project because this will only last a month, being the prize I won from the contest.

The class is 2 hours long, 5 days a week. The MSP play and learn class is located in Katipunan, right above the Rustan’s Fresh supermarket. There are only 5 of them in the class, with 2 teachers (teacher Irene and teacher Alex) to guide and assist students. The classroom is also very child friendly, with fully padded walls, carpeted area, books, toys, and learning materials within reach. It is also fully airconditioned with a washroom that is a few feet away outside.

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They start off with a song, days of the week, weather, story time and such. There is also a play time and snack time. Of course, the kids have to be sitting down, which was quite impossible for Geoff. This changed, however, on the second day. He was able grasp then the teacher’s authority in a nice way.

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He is also looking forward to the time he is given star stamps. One of the teachers, Teacher Alex found his facial expression cute when it showed pride and happiness after being given one. Geoff also kept on referring to his stars when his Ate and Daddy asked him about it at home. And yes, panay pa din ang turo nya sa star even if nabura na.

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Initially, I am expecting faster progress lang naman in terms of speech. Geoff will be 2 next year, and I wanted him so badly to be able to express himself better kasi sobrang daldal na nya. This changed after the first class. Well, hindi naman changed, but nadagdagan but not in a manner na agad agad. I saw how the teachers adjust and how the kids learn, so in a way, I am positive these wonderful developments will be instilled by the end of the month.

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In addition, I think it’s great for Geoff to be with children his own age group. Though he is not as sociable yet as the others (Geoff being interested more in doing his stuff and prancing about in the classroom), it’s a nice change still, considering that he does not have anyone to play with at home.

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Considering the changes in Geoff, we still have to wait until the month ends. I really want to continue with this center kaso sobrang hassle ang commute (we are from Cainta), plus the schedule is hellish in the morning. In short, we’ll see. At this point, I am all praises.

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