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 October 7, 2012
Session – Grades 2 & 3
8:30am – 10:00am
1) Sarah 2) Hanna 3) Eric 4)
Daniel 5) Gabriel
Eric lead the prayer “Our Father” as our opening prayer.
lesson for the children today is the story about “The Crow and the Water
Pitcher”. I focus the children to understand what the story is all about. I got
this from the “Reading and Vocabulary” for 5+ yrs. old. I read the sentence and
translate them into “Bisaya” so that the children understand what we are
reading. If we encountered a word that the children didn’t know, we look it up
in the dictionary and explain to them in their level.I show them how the crow was able to drink
water on a pitcher by putting pebbles so that the water level will rise up
until the crow was able to drink the water to quench his thirst. The moral
lesson of the story is “Try and try until you succeed.”
reading the story, I gave them a spelling test. The words are as follows; crow,
jungle, water, level, house, idea, pebble, little, beak, and away. Hanna got a
perfect score. Followed by Sarah who scored 6 . Eric 4 points and Gabriel got
4 points and Danielgot the lowest
score 3 points. I gave them another test about what they see in the picture. I
gave them a dictation to see if they really listed and jot them down on their
notebooks. Hanna got a perfect score of 3 points while Sarah got 2 points.
Eric got 1 point while Daniel and Gabriel got zero. Lastly I gave them a
test to determine the baby of an animal I will mention to them like dog, cat,
chicken, pig, kangaroo. Hanna got 4 points. Sarah got 3 points, Eric got 2 while
Gabriel got 1 and Daniel got 1.
checking the tests of the children, they began to squander and they didn’t
remain on their seats. We served them egg sandwich and Milo. They ate them all
and drank their Milo begging for more. I gave them a second round of Milo. All
of them drank their Milo all the way down. They requested for milk next Sunday.
thanked C.G and J.B who helped me prepare the Egg Sandwich and Milo.
10:00 am, Gabriel lead the closing prayer “Angel of God”.
2nd Session – Grades 4 to 6
10:30am – 12:30pm
1.) James 2.) Jack 3.) Mike 4.) Lily 5.)Ava 6) Charles 7.) Dorothy8.) Fourtune 9.) Nikky 10) Anna
(Rachel is absent because she is obliged to attend the burial of her uncle
in Basak, Mandaue City. Her mother, H.S informed me already .)
started at exactly 10:30am. Our opening prayer was “Who Am I?” which Fortune and
A are the leaders. For their exercise, they performed the “PSY – Gangnam
Style” which James is their choreographer. They also performed the
“Chiquita Dance” with Lane Lily as their choreographer. They really enjoyed the
2 dance crazes. They were very alive
during the greetings.
topic for today is about Self-reliance. I let James read the first page
about self-reliance. The picture on our book was doing household chores without
being told. Some children admitted that they sometimes wait for their mothers
to tell them to do their chores. Some also automatically do their household
chores without being told. I let Lily read the 2nd page about
self-reliance. The picture was about the children in school cleaning and
helping without being told by their teachers. The children also help bring the
things of their teacher. Some would erase the blackboard without being told.
Anna and her classmates cleans the floor after morning session. They want their
teacher to be happy by keeping the floor clean and shiny. In James’s
classroom, he helps to make it clean by picking up papers on the floor and put
it in the trashcan. Fortune also volunteers to erase the blackboard without
being told. Afterwards, I gave them a test of spelling of the opposites. They
should write in their notebooks the following; big, thick, short, narrow, low,
deep, sad, fat, old (man), dirty, strong, cheap, hot, open, hard, loud, wet,
tight, tidy and new. Anna got the highest score of 15 points out of 20 points,
next was Lily with 14 points, Dorothy with 12 points, Jamesand Mark
with 11 pts, Charles 10pts, Ava 9pts, Fortune and jack 6 pts. The lowest
was Nikky 4 pts.
we have more time left, I let the children make an origami because our kid’s
corner looks bare. Everybody was then very busy making Halloween pumpkin head.
M.V was the only one helping me today. She got ot busy putting egg sandwich
spread in their slice bread and making the cold Milo drink. Everybody loves the
taste of egg sandwich except Ava and Dorothy. According to them they are not
used to eat egg sandwich so they don’t like the taste. Almost all the children
had their 2nd round of Milo drink. They were all smiling after they
ate their snacks because their stomachs are full. Then they washed their plates
and tumblers and brushed their teeth.
12:20pm, we formed a big circle and the children sang“Amahan Namo” as our closing prayer.
of the children stayed to play cards and make some
origami. I told them that they have to leave at 1:00pm so that I can start my 3rd
session. Indeed at 1:00pm, Fortune, James, Mike, and Dorothy left the
3rd Session – High School
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Chloe, Kayla, Ashley
Chloe lead the opening prayer “Our Father”.
started at 1:10pm. I let Chloeread the first page about Self-reliance. She
cannot pronounce well the words. I let Kayla read the second page but she was
also stammering. She cannot pronounce well the words. Both of them didn’t
observe punctuations like a comma. When you see a comma after a word, you
should pause then proceed to the next words of the sentence. This time,
Ashley arrived at 1:18pm. I was teaching Kayla and Chloe how to read and
pronounce the words correctly. They were veryinterested to learn how to read because they want to be confident in
reading aloud in the class. I told them how important for them to deliver
because they have many reporting in high school. I told them to read books and
requested to see short films so that she will have an idea about them. So the 3
girls look and see and listen to the conversations in the internet. They all
watched 4 short films. Chloe indeed have an idea already how to start their
served them their snacks egg sandwich and cold Milo drink. They were all
hungry. They ate them all and drank their Milo.
was Chloe’s turn to wash the plates and tumblers. They they all brushed
pm, they all went home including Lily, Anna and Ava who were in the room
making more origami.