- Filed under: Classroom Designs, Featured, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Tales, Tips for Parents Safe Magnetic Boards for the Preschool Classroom by Cheryl Villareal on Feb 2nd, 2013
We preschool teachers have a lot on our plate and it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of things. We need to give out home works, prepare lesson plans, give out memos, prepare for events, etc. A cork board in the classroom is really becoming a necessity! I however, refuse to use one in fear that one of my students would play with it and hurt themselves with the thumbtacks or pushpins.
Well, guess what? I found the perfect solution! My bro... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Teaching Ideas, Teaching Seminars, Teaching Tales, Tips for Parents Learning About Neurodiversity at the Superkids Conference 2012 by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 25th, 2012
The Superkids Conference is an interactive Conference and Exhibition on Early Childhood Education for teachers and parents alike. It takes place once a year and has been happening since 2010 if I remember correctly. Every year, the Superkids Conference just keeps getting bigger and better. I’m so glad I got to be part of it this year!
The main speaker this year was Dr. Thomas Armstrong - an author, speaker and educational consultan... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Charity Works, Featured, Foundations and Organizations, Inspirational Stories, Outreach Projects, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Tales, Videos Inauguration of PCF Technical College – The first CONTAINER-VAN school in the world! by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 13th, 2011
Around 2 weeks ago, I was invited to visit a school located in what used to be the famous SMOKEY MOUNTAINS of Tondo. The term does not refer to a beautiful landscape as that depicted in other countries, instead, the name was given because of the smoking mountains of garbage found in the area. This place has recently been rehabilitated and is hopefully on its way to becoming a more livable place for people.
I was hesitant at first, given i... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Shared Blogs, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Tales The Sentiments of a Preschool Teacher by Joy Waniwan by Cheryl Villareal on May 21st, 2011
DISCLAIMER: I am not the author of this blog, rather, it is a shared blog by my good friend Joy Waniwan
I am supposed to be doing my project for my grad school right now when I realized the date – four more days until Moving Up Day, the final event of the school year. It made me look back on all that’s happened for the past ten months.
This school year has been really tough for me - maybe the most difficult year since I st... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Inspirational Stories, Mothers' Day, Shared Blogs, Teaching Tales, Tips for Parents A Mother’s Tale of Child Birth by Evelyn Pabelico by Cheryl Villareal on Jan 1st, 2011
Happy New Year everyone! 2010 is over, so forget all the pains and misfortune that may have happened then... it's time to move on!
For the first blog of the year, I've decided to share a blog a friend of mine wrote. She wrote this note a few months after giving birth to her 3rd child. I loved how honest she was about the difficulty, pain and most importantly, the joy of child birth.
Here's to starting the year right! That we may all reme... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Featured, Senses and Body Parts, Skill development, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Tales First Snip: Learning to Cut by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 19th, 2010
Cutting is an essential skill that each of us needs to learn during our early years. It may be scary at first, but it's easy to get the hang of it.
Children love playing with things they are not supposed to play with. They love touching things they are not supposed to touch. So when we tell them NOT to play with scissors, obviously, we just triggered their curiosity. They do not yet realize that scissors can hurt if not used properly, hen... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Contests and Announcements, Inspirational Stories, Lifestyle and Events, Random thoughts, Teaching Tales Lost DSLR Reunited with Owner by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 28th, 2010
I wasn't planning to blog about this, but since several people have been asking me what happened to the camera.... here it is!
Last Tuesday, September 21, I got into a cab empty handed and walked out with a DSLR camera. It was left behind by the owner, and I decided to take it home. HOLD ON.... I decided to take it home and FIND the owner!
I carefully looked through the bag and was disappointed on not finding a cellphone or any item that co... Read More » Tags Share Comments (2 )
- Filed under: Contests and Announcements, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Tales Reminders for LET takers by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 25th, 2010
Tomorrow, September 26, 2010 will be the licensure exam for teachers here in the Philippines. I have a couple of friends who will be taking the exam, and I just want to wish you all a good luck.
The Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) is an examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to determine who among the education graduates in the Philippines are qualified to teach in schools. According to the law, only thos... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Contests and Announcements, Inspirational Stories, Random thoughts, Teaching Tales Lost and Found DSLR! by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 21st, 2010
So it's a Tuesday night, and I was coming from somewhere in Sta. Mesa on my way to the Blue Water Day Spa bloggers' night. I was frantically in a hurry 'coz I was running really late and I know the traffic in Makati is really bad by this time. (Around 7pm) I originally intended to stay home and rest but changed my mind at the last minute...(I think this was my "destiny" haha)
I entered the cab and told the driver where to take me. I was s... Read More » Tags Share Comments (12 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Random thoughts, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Tales, Tips for Parents Getting a C in Art is unacceptable! by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 6th, 2010
Now I'm not sure how others would define art, or what other people think art is really all about. But to me, art is all about freedom of expression. What one person describes as a masterpiece may be considered horrible by others... but it's still a work of art. Coloring, drawing, painting, dancing, singing... all different kinds of art... all beautiful in its own way, regardless of style or genre.
So what does all this have to do with tea... Read More » Tags Share Comments (3 )