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FOOD FOR THE BODY


Our FEEDING PROGRAM will provide RICE and MILK periodically for the children. We care about their nutritional growth and health, and this is our way of adding healthy food on their tables.

FOOD FOR THE MIND


'BASA PASA, BIYAYA'T PAG-ASA' was launched to enhance the children's reading abilities. Art and craft supplies are provided to develop the kids' creativity, discover their talents, and to build their confidence. When school begins at a later date, our children are prepared, motivated, and ready to take the challenges ahead of them! 

FOOD FOR THE SOUL


As a continuing effort towards values formation, we will bring meaningful stories through various materials to the children and their mothers. We care to bring goodness, hope and joy, specially during these trying times.

Let's bring some Sunshine to 60 Families!
Every little bit, when put together, adds up to much. Nothing is too small when it comes from the heart.

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To all our donors, our heartfelt gratitude.

English Enhancement Meetings

Sunshine Club has been lucky to have two organization who volunteer on a regular basis to conduct english enhancement lessons for our students in grades 1 to 4.


The volunteers started the class with a prayer and a game to lighten up the mood of the kids. After they have loosened up, the proper storytelling session took place by letting each one read the lines of the story " Ang Batang Maraming Bawal". The kids were asked on their takeways to assess their comprehension and attention/ presence of mind. Though some kids are still having difficulty in enunciating the words, their confidence and eagerness to go on is much highlighted.


The volunteers will identify the vocabularies/difficult words before they begin with the storytelling. This is to help them appreciate and understand the story better while it's still fresh in their minds.

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Session date: February 5 (only for the boys)
Topic: Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Attendance: 23 children
Teacher: Rogationist Seminarians
Sem. Dominic Mindaro, Sem. Marlon Domenden, Sem. John Jonas Delos Santos


This session focused in discussing the "Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit." In this discussion, the children were taught to know and develop basic virtues that will help them in becoming good and effective leaders someday. As part of the activity, we watched videos about gift-giving and discussed the seven gifts relating them to their lives. The children interactively shared their insights and their respective experiences about each gift.

REAP interaction
Session Date: Feb 12, 2022
Topic: Little Red Hen
Attendance: 24 students
Teachers: Maan Tapiador, Millie Pillejera, Hannah Lorraine, Llurish Livingston


The story we had today is "The Little Red Hen". Everyone tried to participate. We made the game different by not just letting them show the item, but by requesting them to describe the item in English. The Vocabulary Words identified in the story were also explained. We emphasized one word, "Jiffy"; we encouraged the kids to use it regularly and share the new word with their family.


One Learning Session
Date: February 19, 2022
Topic: Figures of Speech – Valentine’s Day Games
Attendance: 14 attendees
Teacher: Raia Ocampo


The lesson on 'figures of speech' continued through the use of a Valentine’s day-themed mini games. Students shared their favorite Filipino Valentine’s chocolate which led to different games. The learners “Guessed the Drawings” and learned new words such as “bouquet, florist, and flourish.”

Then they had to “Fill in the Story” about a couple finding the treasure of love; they filled in the blanks with sentences using various 'figures of speech'.


Next game was “Guess the Emoji” --- this allowed them to learn about Oxymorons (a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction in a sentence). After that, “4 Pics 1 Word” reviewed the students on Metonymy (figure of speech in which the name of an object or concept is replaced with a word closely related to or suggested by the original) and Synecdoche (a figure of speech in which, most often, a part of something is used to refer to its whole) . A quick “Memory Card Game” followed where they matched animals using Onomatopoeia (a figure of speech in which words evoke the actual sound of the thing they refer to or describe).


The students dived into love songs and fixed the lyrics to make them grammatically correct. The learners recited a Valentine’s letter and determined the appropriate subject-verb agreement for each of the sentences.


The last game was answering riddles related to Alliteration! Overall, the students showed interest and were engaged as examples of each 'Figure of Speech' were used during the games. This reinforced what they learned from the second session.

February

March

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Session date: March 5, 2022 (only for the boys)
Topic: The Pillars of Lent
Attendance: 19 children

Teacher: Rogationist Seminarians
Sem. Dominic Mindaro and Sem. Marlon Domenden


In this session, the interactive catechism class focused on "The Pillars of Lent." The children were taught the basic pillars namely: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The children participated in sharing their insights on how they can practice these 'pillars' in their own small ways. As part of the activity, we watched animated videos about the significance of Lent. They also shared their insights and experiences whenever the teachers asked them. The session was filled with fun and learning.

Date: March 12, 2022
Topic: Story-telling and reading enhancement
Attendees: Gr. 1 and 2 – 8; 3 and 4 – 17

Teachers: Maan Tapiador, Mia Tapiador, Millie Pillejera, Llurish Livingston


Summary: Story of Crab and the Crane was used today. To allow their imagination and understanding to work and not just rely on what they see, less illustrations were used today.

Date: March 12, 2022
Topic: Verb Tenses (Simple, Perfect, Progressive, Perfect Progressive) – Women’s Month Stories
Attendance: 16 attendees

Teacher: Raia Ocampo


Link to presentation
The lesson was aimed to improve the children’s vocabulary by learning new words, and to identify key verb tenses. To achieve these goals and inspire our kids, we read stories about the extraordinary Filipina heroes in our history.

For explaining ‘simple verb tenses’ we used the story about Gabriela Silang. Each of the students were asked to read aloud a paragraph and determine the missing verb. There were a handful of enthusiastic reciters, however the students struggled with determining the proper singular or plural verb to use. They would benefit from more practice.

Date: March 19, 2022
Topic: Habit No. 4 Think Win Win (helping others), Helping during Lent, Story of St. Joseph, and Review of ‘Ama Namin’
Attendance: 35 attendees

Teacher: Nini Veloso


This session made the children aware of the value of not just helping themselves “win”, but also to be happy for the triumphs of others. It is also showed them that when we help each other, or even allow others to win, we end up happy and winners ourselves. Examples were given related to the season of Lent, especially of how the early Christians cooperated with each other.


Since the children prayed ‘Ama Namin’ in Filipino, we discussed what the prayer means.

Fe del Mundo’s story was read while learning about ‘perfect verb tenses’. The students were more active when playing the “zoomed-in minigame” where they guessed what the item extremely zoomed in. Only one or two students recited when asked for the past participle of ‘froze’ or ‘wrote’.


Next story was about Josefa Llanes Escoda, where the students learned about ‘progressive verb tenses’. They were familiar with this verb tense as it is the common “ing” verbs. More kids recited during the matching type game.

Finally, we read Maria Orosa’s story while learning ‘perfect progressive verb tenses’. The students had to determine the meaning of the ‘emoji sentence’, and some were able to decipher the meaning. Overall, the class as a whole struggled with the answers as this lesson is new to them; more practice and exercises/short quizzes will help.-

Date: March 19, 2022
Topic: Habit No. 4 Think Win Win (helping others), Helping during Lent, Story of St. Joseph, and Review of ‘Ama Namin’
Attendance: 35 attendees

Teacher: Nini Veloso


This session made the children aware of the value of not just helping themselves “win”, but also to be happy for the triumphs of others. It is also showed them that when we help each other, or even allow others to win, we end up happy and winners ourselves. Examples were given related to the season of Lent, especially of how the early Christians cooperated with each other.


Since the children prayed ‘Ama Namin’ in Filipino, we discussed what the prayer means.