Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Happy Teacher's Day

It's the time of the year again wherein we give tributes to our teachers! Happy Teacher's Day! :)

By Presidential Proclamation No. 479  to honor more than 500,000 teachers nationwide. However, in the Philippines Teachers' Day is actually celebrated in schools between the months of September and October (mainly elementary and secondary levels). Teachers are presented with orchid corsages by students. Groups of students representing various grade levels perform short skits or song and dance numbers, or read poetry for their teachers in front of fellow schoolmates in school-wide activities. These activities are planned by senior students in the Student Council who coordinate the activities well in advance.

For Filipino-Chinese schools, a program is usually organized by students for teachers on September 27, while September 28, considered as the actual Teachers' Day, is a school holiday where both teachers and students are allowed to rest. September 28 was chosen because it is known as the birthday of famous Chinese philosopher Confucius.


Education. That's a big word in our household. My Paternal Grandmother and Grandfather are both an educator/teacher, my mother is a teacher and one of my sister is also now a teacher. :) Education, at an early age it was ingrained in us to do good in school, respect your teacher and have fun. And as a fourth child there are some expectations that I would also be as bright as my elder sisters and of course it would bring shame on the family if I failed even one subject. :)

Going to school is fun! I missed it! :) yes,  even cramming for exam! Now if we have meet ups one of the topics would be our time in school and of course which teachers you like and hate! :) Hate is such a strong word so I'd just use the word dislike. We have a teacher that we totally avoid sitting at the front because we don't want to have spit on our face, a cry baby teacher (yes, during my junior year we have a teacher that cried because some of my classmates were very unruly and noisy. She's a newbie so I guess it would be stressful for her but unlucky her we were teenagers that time so some are quite rebellious), a teacher that gives chips for a recitation and those chips would be counted as your participation in class a.k.a your recitation, boring teacher ( a teacher who would make you so sleepy), cool teacher (open notes during exam!)
Today, I am reminiscing my school days and made me wonder how my old teachers are doing now. I really appreciate them for what they did even if back then I used to hate it when they give us piles of homework to do. :)

So, today greet your teacher a happy day and just for this day, please behave! :)