We support less fortunate children in Cebu City, Philippines.
Our aim is to give them educational opportunities and to learn to be mature and responsible people, so they may have a bright future.
Sapnay means "to support" or "to take care of someone with love" in the local language, Cebuano.
Liz : the filipina coordinator of Sapnay.
Lomi : one of the Japanese women board members of Sapnay.
Chang：one of the Japanese women board member of Sapnay.
Children’s Activities September 30, 2012
Session – Grades 2 & 3
8:30am – 10:00am
1) Sarah 2 Daniel) 3) Eric 4) Hanna 5) Gabriel
Sarah lead the prayer “Our Father” as our opening prayer.
have a visitor today. His name is Yusako. He introduced himself to the children
after each one of them introduced themselves to him.
lesson for today is about comprehension. I opened the lesson in the computer
for English. I let them identify the animals and they will tell me the name and
spell the name. I taught them also how to pronounce it correctly. I see from
their eyes that they are willing to learn. Then we sing the Alphabet song. I
was shocked that they don’t know the song very well specially the end part. So
I teach them one by one, A,B,C,D,E,F<G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P.
Q,R,S,T,U & V,W,X, Y & Z, Now I know my ABC, boys and girls come sing
with me. One by one I let them sing in front of me so that I will know if they
really listened. I opened again the flash cards in the laptop. From A to Z we
read the words and I ask them if they understand the work. If not I explained
to them what’s the meaning. Afterwards, I gave them a test. It is a crossword
puzzle. There are five pictures of sea animals. The first letter of the sea
animals.They have to identify andput
the names on the box provided. The sea animals names are Whale, Starfish,
Shark, Seahorse and Dolphin. Sarah finished first and I gave her 5 points, next
was Hanna, I gave her 4 points, next was Gabriel, I gave him 3 points, they
Eric, I gave him 2 points and last is Deaniel with 1 point. I told Daniel
to catch up. I also gave them a picture and let them color the toothbrush they
can see. Sarah finished first. She counted 20 toothbrushes. Hanna is the second
to submit her paper and counted 20 toothbrushes. Gabriel was the third to
submit and he counted 21 toothbrushes. Next is Eric who counted 20
toothbrushes. Last was Daniel who counted 21 toothbrushes. They really have
were all hungry after the test. I served them snacks, Pancit Canton and Milo. I
already reminded them to bring their chopsticks because we are serving ramen.
Only Gabriel has no chopsticks. I provided him from the donatedchopsticks from Japanese student volunteers.
They love the taste. I brought the brand that they are not familiar but taste
so delicious. They drank their milo all the way down. They requested that every
Sunday they want Milo as their drink.Afterwards,
they all washed their plates and tumblers and brushed their teeth.
thanked C.G and J.
B who helped me prepare the Pancit canton and Milo.
10:00 am, Hanna lead the closing prayer “Angel of God”.
2nd Session – Grades 4 to 6
10:30am – 12:30pm
1.) James 2.) Jack3.) Make 4.) Lily 5.)Ava 6) Charles 7.) Dorothy8.) Anna 9.) Nikky
(Rachel and Fortune are absent today because they joined the Girl
Scout Camping in their school. Their mothers informed me already.
started at exactly 10:30am. Our opening prayer was “Give Thanks” which Dorothy is the leader. For our exercise, we performed the “Follow the Leader”
which James is the leader.
a visitor today. He is Yusako. He introduced himself after the children one by
one introduced themselves to him. They asked him about his talent. They were
sad because his talent is playing soccer and he can’t perform a sample for
asked the children what the topics are all about last week, and they chorused
Industrious, Obedience, Love for our Country and Orderliness. I asked them if
they are ready to take a test, and they all shouted “Yes”. They were all
excited if it’s a Math test or Spelling test. I chose the spelling test. But
before the test, I prepared a crossword puzzle for them. I want to test them
about following instruction and comprehension. The instruction is, choose words
from the box that will fill the spaces. Then answer the riddle by writing the
boxed letters in the box at the center on the line. The words in the box are
every, help, better, town, any, please, many, thank and hello. There are 4
letters given in the puzzle name j, l, u and t. Then after reading to them the
instructions, Donna was the first to pass but later I returned her paper
because the word in the middle didn’t answer the riddle, “What’s in the middle of
a jellyfish?” Charles was the first to find out and solved the correct answer
and positions of the words. He got 10 points. I was surprised for the first
time Charles was very good at puzzles. Nikky passed her paper last so she
got the lowest score of 2 points. My grade system in this test is I ranked the
test papers according to who’s first, second,third and so forth to pass their test paper with correct answer will be
given a score of 10, 9, 8, 7 and so forth. Next test, I gave them Spelling test
but with a catch. I will say the word which are nouns and give the meaning and
use it in a sentence and they will write the plural and with correct spelling.
Again, Charles got a perfect score of 15 points. Hurray for Charkes! He’s
got talent! Ava got perfect score also. Nikky got zero! All her answers have
wrong spelling. She doesn’t know the plural form of the nouns. I am sad about
Nikky because I had high expectations for her. I told her to read again her
lessons about pluralization. I learned a lot from the children when giving them
E.J was the only one helping me today. So we got busy cooking their Pancit
canton (Ramen) and preparing Milo. Then we were done, we served them to the
children. They all love their ice cold Milo and pancit canton. Almost all the
children had their 2nd round of Milo drink and they asked for more
pancit canton but only half of the bowl was left and I distributed to them who
needs the most. They were all smiling after they ate their snacks. Then they washed
their plates and tumblers and brushed their teeth.
12:15pm, we formed a big circle and the children sang“Our Father” as our closing prayer.
of the children stayed to watch the films in the laptop namely Kiki’s Delivery
Service, Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea, Totoro, and Laputa the Flying Island.
They asked permission from Mr. Kazu if they can watch in the room without
disturbing the High School scholars with their afternoon session. Mr. Kazu
granted them. The children went home at 3:00 pm.
3rd Session – High School
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ashley, Kayla, Andrew and chloe
arrived very early. She arrived at 12:00nn. She joined the children watching “Ponyo”.
Kayla lead the opening prayer “Our Father”.
introduced themselves one by one to Yusako, our visitor. In return, Yusako
introduced himself to the children.
asked the children what are the topics last week and we reviewed them one by
one. Afterwards, I gave them a test about pluralization same with the 10:30 am
group but I added 5 nouns that are difficult. Chloe got 19 points, Andrew
got 16, Kayla got 18, and Ashley got 17 points. Then I gave them a game to
play while I prepare their snacks.
game is called “Connect”. I let Chloe draw a whole series of dots on a
sheet of paper. See the grid below;
player takes turn drawing a line between two dots. The lines are horizontal or
vertical (not diagonal). The game starts slowly with lots of unconnected dots,
but as the game goes on, you get nearer and nearer to making squares. If a
player makes a complete square, they get to mark the square with their initials
in the center of it, and they get another turn at drawing a line. The player
with the most squares when all the dots are connected wins.
didn’t finish the game because in every line they mark, they are very careful
not to give a chance to anyone.
served them their snacks and they asked for more Pancit Canton. I told them
that I equally divided them to their bowls. They loved the taste, it’s very delicious!
was Andrew’s turn to wash the plates and tumblers. They they all brushed their
pm, Kayla lead the closing prayer. Then
they all went home.
Kazu, Yusako and Iheaded to Jame’s house in Villagonzalo 2. It was Mr. Kazu’s first time to visit
James’s house. Their house is located in front of DPWH building (owned by the
government) which got burned last Friday due to faulty. The fire was just
contained in the compound. It didn’t scatter outside where many squatters are
living. We stayed there for quite a while because it rained so hard. I was
afraid that the river will overflow. Thank God just a little water came inside
the toilet of Sapnay office.