Noelle in School

Noelle’s school, Kidvantage Learning Center, celebrated Linggo ng Wika (Language Week) two weeks ago. All the kids were asked to wear Filipino costume, and each class prepared a Filipino number to show to the parents.

The day before however, I forgot about the adjusted schedule and brought Noelle to school when practice day was already over. I was concerned that she might feel awkward that she was not able to practice her dance with her classmates and that she may feel bad that she wouldn’t be able to follow the moves, but her teacher was confident that she’d be able to do it.

That Friday, we woke up late and got to the event by 8am. I thought Noelle had missed her dance, but thank God she didn’t. I know I know, I was kinda out of it that week…..or should I say I was out of it for an entire month! Glad we’ve gotten back in the groove though.

When it came time for her to perform, she did great! She wasn’t shy at all and she followed the moves quite well! Danae, on the other hand, was such a stage sister, coaching Noelle to pay more attention to what she was doing haha. We are super proud of our 3-year-old!

I love that my youngest daughter is in regular school, while her big sis is homeschooling. Danae spent 3 years in pre-school, had her own thing while Noelle was just home with me. This time around, Noelle has her own thing while her sister is at home. We thought we’d give her the opportunity that Danae had at her age to learn in a classroom setting, to bring and eat snacks (her favorite), to have time on the playground, to do homework, to have a routine, to experience school activities and programs. She wanted it so badly too, since last school year. She really enjoys it.

Aside from the fact that I don’t think I’m yet capable of handling two homeschoolers, we really felt Noelle needed time away from me because she’s the more clingy type. It showed more than ever when we put her in summer school when she was two (2011). If we put Danae in regular school because she is such a people person, we put Noelle in regular school for the opposite reason. Danae has always been fearless and friendly, Noelle a bit timid and choosy. Albeit differently, regular school has definitely benefited them both.

Having said that, Noelle also enjoys tagging along with Danae in her MAPE class. I’ve been noticing that she likes doing homework too. She and I have been talking about it, and it looks like she is open to homeschooling as well. I don’t know how everything is going to play out, but like what most homeschooling moms say, we will take it a year at a time. Everything is great just as they are right now, but who knows? I may have two homeschoolers in my hands next year. 🙂

Published by Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & my best friend, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active princesses who keep me on my toes. Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share my sari-sari stories with you. 😊

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