Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Happy Independence Day!!!

One of the most significant dates in the Philippine’s history is Independence Day because it marks the nation’s independence from the Spanish rule on June 12, 1898. We celebrate it annually on June 12. Independence Day is a day when many people, including government officials, employees, and students, participate in nationwide parades. However, the main highlight is the police and military parade in Manila headed by the country’s incumbent president, followed by a speech and a 21-gun salute. Many Filipinos spend the day in parks and malls. Many Filipino communities in other countries also observe the nation’s Independence Day celebrations.
5 strategies you can develop your independent thinking ability.
1) Disconnect from sources of conventional thinking.
2) Immerse yourself in experiences that conflict with your current perspective.
3)Watch the process from a distance.
4) Randomize your sensory inputs.
5) Practice disbelief.
Think independently and you create a world of limitless opportunity. But don’t take my word for it…find out for yourself.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Flower Power Gift Set Giveaway!

Stay at Home Mommie blog is lucky to teamed up with To Sew With Love a fab blog that brought to you such nicest giveaways in the past and this time around together with other fabulous bloggers to bring you this awesome giveaway featuring a handmade Flower Power Baby gift set by Arcoíris by TSWL. This gift set was handmade by Lelanie of To Sew With Love herself.

This handmade gift set consists of a dress with a fully-lined chest and has buttons on the back, a matching tote bag, a pair of cloth shoes and a matching hair clip, too! This is a size 6M - 8M. This handmade gift set is one-of-a-kind. Lelanie will not create a gift set with this fabric combination other than this one she is giving away. 

This gift set is valued at $65 and comes with FREE SHIPPING worldwide!

If you'd like to win this cute gift set by Lelanie, you should not waste time and enter in the giveaway now. Entering in the giveaway made easy as you should cast your entries via Rafflecopter form found below and make sure to do all the mandatory entries that required failure to do so your entries won't be considered valid and please come back for the daily entries for great chances of winning these cute gift set! The drawn entry, via random.org will be verified and will be contacted through the email you have provided.

This giveaway is open worldwide with FREE SHIPPING and will end on June 28, 2012 11:59 PM EST.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

My First Ever Firmoo Sunglass!

  I know this is a late post and for the next few days i'll be posting my other winnings from Firmoo the brand we trusted in terms of eyeglasses. I received this parcel last May 25,at my own doorstep the first time i heard the postman calling i knew that it was my package that i am waiting for so long as in super excited and tada i am right. I just wanted to share it to you the joy that i felt upon receiving my parcel and instantly i try to wear it on and i am very satisfied of my looks even though i am looking very haggard in the picture below that's the look of a Monster Mom but the worrier and stressful mom of a very active pre-schooler lol ;) but still manage to do a pose and to feel pretty. ;)

the parcel.

my Firmoo sunglass, cute.. ;)

me wearing my Firmoo prize.

I wanted to thank also the blog where i won my first ever Firmoo sunglass  you may check her blog here.  Thank you Ms. Jennifer Santander Balatico and All about being pretty Jhenz is me.

All Wired Up Too Giveaway!

My blog Stay at Home Mommie is thrilled and excited to teamed up once again with To Sew With Love and All Wired Up TOO to bring you this awesome Father's Day Giveaway!

All Wired Up TOO is a lovely handmade ArtFir Shop full of handmade jewelleries, all designed and created by Dee Hausker herself.
Here are some of the pretty jewelleries as unique as YOU are!

Septarian Nodule Copper Wire Wrap Pendant, All Wired Up TOO
Red, White and Blue Millefiori Fresh Water Peal sterling earrings, All Wired Up TOO
Peridot Crystal Lampwork Beads Sterling Silver Cha Cha Bracelet, All Wired Up TOO

For this Father's Day giveaway event, Dee will give away two (2) eyeglasses lanyards.

Each larnyard is 36" in length, 3mm black leather with silvertone findings all handmade my her valued at $15 each. That's a total of $30 plus free shipping! 

The giveaway will end on June 16, 11:59 PM EST. Giveaway is open to the US only and includes Free Shipping!

This will be a great and a simple gift you can give to your special"MAN" in your life on his special day. Joining makes easy as you should cast your entries by filling up the Rafflecopter form below and make sure to "do" the mandatory entries as void mandatory entries means all of your other entries are void as well and will be back to zero. You can come back everyday for the daily entries and for greater chances of winning.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

June 05: " World Environment Day"

Commemorated every year on 5 June, World Environment Day is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. The theme is Green Economy: Does it include you? The aim of the day is to:
1. Give a human face to environmental issues;
2. Empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development;
3. Promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues;
4. Advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future. (from greeningtheblue)
5 ways to be eco–friendly According to Ecology Fund:
1. Bike, use public transit, carpool to work, drive slower, keep your tires inflated. One-third of all traffic is commuters.
2. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost.
3.Conserve water. Don't let faucets run. Never water your lawn at midday.
4. Consider the environmental costs of major decisions and purchases.
5. Plant a tree with a child. Take a walk in the woods, or plant trees which store CO2. Teaching our children to love and care for the planet is the most important thing we can do to insure the future of humankind.
Remember, Your health is affected by the environment in which you live..;)

K- to-12 Program : What You Need to Know

The K to 12 Program covers kindergarten and 12 years of basic education (six years of primary education, four years of junior high school, and two years of senior high school [SHS]) to provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship. The adoption of the program is in response to the need to improve the competitiveness of our country’s graduates as the ten-year basic education cycle is seen as inadequate for work and higher education. In fact, overseas Filipino workers are not automatically recognized as professionals in other countries that view the ten-year education program as insufficient. The Philippines is the only country in Asia and is one of only three countries in the world with a ten-year basic education cycle.
A. Salient Features
1. Universal Kindergarten Education. Kindergarten has now been integrated into the basic education system to ensure that all grade 1 students are ready for academic learning. Universal kindergarten started in SY 2011–2012 with a budget of P2.3 billion and was made mandatory starting SY 2012–2013 through the signing of Republic Act No. 10157 entitled “An Act Institutionalizing the Kindergarten Education into the Basic Education System and Appropriating Funds Therefor” on January 20, 2012. In SY 2012–2013, an estimated 2.3 million five-year-old children will enter kindergarten, of which 1.7 million (74 percent) will be served by public schools.
2. Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education. The mother tongue will be the medium of instruction from kindergarten to grade This includes the following: Tagalog, Kapampangan, Pangasinense, Iloko, Bikol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Waray, Tausug, Maguindanaoan, Maranao, and Chabacano. Medium of instruction will be English and Filipino starting grade 4.
3. Core Academic Areas. The core academic areas include Math; Filipino; English; Araling Panlipunan; Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao; and Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health (MAPEH). These are based on the College Readiness Standards of the Commission on Higher Education and are equivalent to the courses offered under the General Education Curriculum of Higher Education Institutions.
Science will be taught in grade 3, but its concepts will be integrated in other subjects like Health (under MAPEH), Math, and Languages in grades 1 and 2. Edukasyong Pangtahanan at Pangkabuhayan will be taught starting in grade Technology and Livelihood Education and technical–vocational specializations, consistent with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority training regulations, will start in grade 7.
4. Specializations. The additional two years (grades 11 and 12) or SHS will allow students to choose among academic, technical–vocational, or sports and arts tracks depending on their interest, the community needs, and the results of their skills assessment. The SHS will allow mastery of core competencies for lifelong learning and preparedness for work, higher education, middle-level skills development, or entrepreneurship.
B.Implementation and Transition Management
Program implementation will be in phases starting this June for SY 2012–2013. Grade 1 entrants in SY 2012–2013 will be the first batch to fully undergo the program, and incoming first-year high school students (or grade 7) in SY 2012–2013 will be the first to undergo the junior high school curriculum. To prepare teachers for the new curriculum, a nationwide summer training program for about 140,000 grades 1 and 7 public school teachers will be held in May. The Department of Education (DepEd) is also working with various private school associations to cover teachers in private schools.[ To facilitate the transition from the existing ten-year basic education to 12 years, the DepEd will also implement the SHS Readiness Assessment and K to 12 Modeling.
C.Social Benefits of the Program
The perceived benefits of the program include: i) placing the Philippine education system at par with international standards, following the Washington Accord and the Bologna Accord; and ii) contributing to the development of a better educated society capable of pursuing productive employment, entrepreneurship, or higher education disciplines.
D.Ensuring Sustainability of the Program
Enhancing the basic education curriculum and increasing the number of years for basic education was adopted as a Common Legislative Agenda during the February 28, 2011 Legislative–Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) meeting. The administration-supported bills that aim to increase the number of years for basic education are Senate Bill 2713 (Recto), House Bill (HB) 4219 (Belmonte), and HB 4199 (Escudero). These bills are pending at the Committee Level.