Buwan ng Wika

My lil girl’s school had a interesting Buwan ng Wika celebration.  Interesting because I took part in it!  Yes, their grade level invited 1 parent per section to tell a story to the class.

We chose this book – Dalawang Bayani ng Bansa, which is about the similarities and differences of Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio.

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Lian and I narrated in parallel the lives of these 2 heroes.

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But before the “malikhaing pagkwekwento” per room, the selected parents were asked to convene in the library for photo ops.

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The little ones, on the other hand, went on a parade in the school grounds.  Good thing, hubby was able to capture that.

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After the quick storytelling, the parents were asked to leave so that the kids can enjoy the “fiesta” they prepared.  The kids shared among themselves the Filipino food they brought that day.

Seriously, why I find this interesting was because when I was in grade school we didn’t celebrate Buwan ng Wika this way.  I can’t remember I ever dressed up in Filipiniana nor brought Filipino food.  What I remember from before was there will be school contests – pagtatalumpati (public speaking), essay writing and sabayang pagbigkas (group presentation).  The classes continue and only the contestants are excused from class.

However, I like the way they do things now.  Kids get excited over the celebration and they become more aware of their heritage…and language.

Maligayang pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika!

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