Yesterday I got to visit a couple of schools in Pampanga, courtesy of a couple of really good friends and their families (thanks TJ and Say!) who arranged everything for me. We did go food tripping too, but that's another story altogether...
Here are pictures of our visit to St. Augustine Institute of Pampanga.
Wood carving above the registrar's office window.
Shelves with some materials in the K -1 (5 y/o I think) class.
Attendance charts - the kids slide their names to the left to check in.
Our national hero, Jose Rizal and a mural of family members.
These are painted right onto the walls.
I liked the idea of not giving the kids paintbrushes so they were painting with their fingers.
Spongebob makes an appearance. The pictures painted on the walls were very well done and meticulously drawn.
Practicing syllables. Hmmm, no comment on that first word.
Table with recycled materials in the K-2 class (Kindergarten -2 is 6 year olds )
What do you see? :)
More materials. They are used but are covered in plastic afterwards to keep the dust out. The ones in the back are the different sized cylinders from the Montessori materials.
Sandpaper letters (more Montessori materials).
more national heroes
I loved that sun
High school area. All the students were so nice and polite - they said "Good morning!" every time they saw us.
kudos to you TJ :)
Covered courts / gym
St. Augustine Institute of Pampanga (SAIP) has programs from preschool to high school. They also have kids who are being mainstreamed from the special ed classes to the regular education program.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to observe the special ed program (they have a preschool sped program) - but that gives me another reason to come back another day :). Thank you for a wonderful visit Mrs. Simbulan - I look forward to coming back and observing your energetic and enthusiastic staff again.
School Head: Mrs. Maxima Tan-Simbulan
Address: MacArthur Highway, San Simon, Pampanga