Sunday, October 18, 2009

One-Day Teacher Training at my High School

My teacher training with 5 other PCVs. Startedvas a training for 42 and then on the day of the training the number grew to 200!! However, the more the merrier. The teachers and the PCVs had a great time, and everyone learned something new.

Julie and Julie teaching about Visual Aids and Materials

Science teachers working on their visual aids.

MAPEH (Music, Art, Physical Education, and Health) teachers using their visual aids to teach a dance.

Shauna and John helping the teachers plot what "intelligence" they were the strongest in. Multiple Intelligence workshop with Shauna and Julie.

Julie and Shauna teaching about Multiple Intelligences.

Shauna, Julie, Justin, John, and Julie and I in front of our welcome sign.

Ma'am Antique reaching for the blanket...but she can't because she is not tall enough.

So by "differentating" my instruction and giving her a chair to stand on she was able to reach the blanket. :)

Me teaching about Differentiated Instruction.

Teachers working on their activities.

John and Justin teaching about Classroom Management and expectations.

PCVs with some of the participants after the training.

Yay! We did it!

Out and dinner with Grace and Charlie after the training.

Other side of the table.

Group shot

On our way to the island to enjoy a relaxing day on the beach.

Our lovely captain!

It seems like its going to be a great day, right? Sunny day...

Well, then we disappointed children, I fell down in the coral and skinned my knee, had to fight off dogs to defend our food (they were really sad looking dogs though), our boat broke, and it rained ALL day. But at least the boat ride was nice!

Dungog Indigenous People Festival 2009

This year Roxas City hosted the Indigenous People festival. So the native people from all over the Philippines came to show case their homes, way of life, livelihood products, foods, and native dances. It was really cool!

House from a tribe in Mindanao

They dye this straw/grass (not really sure to tell tyou the truth) to make these beautiful cloths. This is before...

And after! How pretty!

Kalinga tribe doing a native dance.

They let me try on the head dress!

and then I had to dance...haha :)

This is my favorite native house. It is from a tribe in northern Luzon. They use a ladder to get in their house and they pull the ladder up at night to protect themselves from animals and people.

The kitchen inside the house.

House from Palawan.

A woman from the tribe in Palawan. (This is Grace's nephew, Jolo. He was attached to me the entire day. I think everyone thought he was my son)

The medicine woman from Palawan!

She is ridding me from evil spirits with ginger and chanting.

Yay! I'm healed!

Me with some of the people from the Ati tribe. The Ati live on Panay Island. (My island)

Pretty shoes from Capiz!

Me with some of the dancers from the tribe from Mindanao

Some of my students from school.

Another tribe from Panay island. I loved these ladies! They had really cool bracelets and headbands, too.

Cool necklace.

C.R. (comfort room) of the Panay Island tribe house.

Found some more students!

Front of the house.

Climate Change Project

So back in July I started this environmental project with my school to educate my students and raise awareness about Climate Change. In July I taught a lessons about what is climate change?, the causes and effects, and what we can do to help stop it. In July- we focused on Earth Pollution, September- air Pollution, and October- water pollution. Each year level got to pick a culminating activity to do to help stop climate change. First year chose a tree planting and a campus wide clean up, Second year chose a mangrove tree planting, and Third and Fourth yea did a River clean up. The kids had a really good time and learned a lot. :) Here are the pictures

Fourth year students making posters encouraging people not to litter.

Me with the second year students at the mangrove tree planting.

Students on their way to plant mangroves.

She is very excited about planting her tree!

Some of the local fishermen helped us with our mangrove tree planting.

Students learning about mangroves.

The cool raft we rode back to our jeeps.

The third and fourth year students on our river clean up.

Looking for trash.


After the river clean up with all of our trash.

Teaching about air pollution

Tree planting with my first year students.

Campus clean up

Teaching about water pollution...

...and climate change.

Isn't she so cute? She is very excited about planting her tree.

Yea! Let's all work together to stop climate change! :) Some of my first year students after their tree planting.