Yesterday morning, I went to church to listen to the priest. Then after the church, I ate my snacks before I played Bingo, Chess and Monopoly with my classmates. Then, we went to Reyes Bangus for lunch. Then, we went to Toyota Alabang. I watched Transformers and Iron Man, then we went to Tita Shirley's house. I played with kuya Gelo and kuya Pao then we all go home.
Last Friday June 14, the Catholic Filipino Academy held its Anointing Day to usher in the new school year. And as early as 8:30 am, excited kids and their equally excited parent-teachers flocked to the Chapel of the Lay Formation Center in San Carlos Seminary, Guadalupe, Makati, bringing with them their snacks, creative name tags, art materials, game boards.
At 9:00am, the holy mass started where the parents and their student-kids were prayed over and re-committed themselves to the principles of homeschooling. Bro. Bo Sanchez gave a short inspirational talk and introduced this year’s set of administrators and parent-coaches for each grade level. A hearty potluck snacks followed before the different group activities started.
Students of kinder up to Grade 2 were treated to an art lesson activity. Grades 3 up to Grade 6 enjoyed each other with all the board-games they can join into. The high-schoolers, on the other hand, underwent a separate but short lecture. Special gifts were also handed outs to those who came with their creative name tags. On the sidelines, the parents had group sharing, welcoming the first-timers and sharing their joys and challenges of homeschooling.
The past days have seen cloudy skies with heavy downpours brought by the tail-end of typhoon. But that has failed to dampen the high-spirits of the parents and children who participated on that day and who look forward to another fruitful, love-filled learning experience with each others.
Truly, it was an anointed day from above. - Daddy Rowin