Today is my daughter's 2nd session of ballet class in Primemont Science School. And well, because I have to go to the office and can't file a leave all the time, she was accompanied by her nanny and nanny's cousin (who is my mother-in-law's go girl). Before I left for work earlier, I made sure that the nanny (N) understood all my instructions. But lo and behold! When I called them up at 12 noon, my little ballerina (LB) was already dressed up. The ballet class starts at 2 pm! Didn't she think LB would have gotten dirty before going to school?! Ugh. So instead of getting more frustrated (which I already was, by the way), I told all my instructions to the nanny's cousin (NC). When I texted NC by the time they were done, she said they were already home. So I called them up and N answered. N said LB was more well-behaved than when she attended her 1st session. I'm happy to know about that but it sort of pinch my heart a bit, that I was not there to witness it. Sigh. I just thought that it's a stepping stone to eventually making her go on her own. Shucks. She's only turning four and she can now do well without me. Sniff-sniff. Ohh-kaay, cut the drama.
|My Little Ballerina a.k.a. Little Bebeng|
I would just like to share with you LB's first experience being in school and doing her fantasy role, being a student ballerina a la Angelina Mouseling.
|Got to have some beauty rest.|
|LB's Ballerina Paraphernalia Bought in Yvonne's|
As what I have mentioned in my previous post, her ballet class has been held in Primemont. Since the start of this year, I've been on a hunt of a good progressive preschool for LB. My husband and I decided that the school must not have traditional curriculum. Not that we have something against the traditional standards; because we were put into school with such; but we learned that a progressive school helps develop the child more. I cannot put all the learning I knew about progressive school into a concise paragraph, but this link might help. On my school-hunting over the net, I saw ISYC and Smallville Montessori. Both have good reviews by moms residing in Marikina. With enough deliberation with the husband and thorough thinking, we thought it's too far from home and really has above-average cost of tuition and miscellaneous fees. We actually really liked it there, but we have to consider our child's welfare with regards to her length of travel going to and coming from school.
Of course, as much as Jesus loves children, He loves mommies, too! I saw a tarpaulin hung somewhere when I was on the way home. The "integrates conversational Chinese language into the curriculum" phrase caught my attention.
I talked to Teacher Joy about how they handle their students and I can say that we have found what we were looking for. In fact, my mother-in-law was impressed at how the students were speaking --- conversational English with a twang. Hihi. That only meant that the teachers really speak with their students in English. There's nothing wrong about the Filipino language. Masaya akong maging Pilipino at magsalita ng Filipino. But being able to write and speak in English makes you a bit of a globally-competitive individual. Ehem. Yes, I saw you raised your eyebrow and made a face. We'll delve more into that. Please leave a comment if you want to discuss about it.