I was amazed at my son’s poem composition. As me and my hubby was reading it from the scratch left at the printer, we can not help but be touched . It’s a poem full of love and thanksgiving.
Our church just finished with the one week children VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL with the theme ‘”Boomerang Express”. It was a fun filled avenue for children to learn God’s word through singing, dancing, arts and crafts and other kids activities. There were more than 50 children who graduated and received this certificate. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Sunday School Teachers! To God be the glory!
Last Sunday was our church’s “TRIBUTE TO THE GRADUATES & HONOREES”. It is an annual event where graduates and students who received honors and medals for the school year are recognized and appreciated. Part of the program was the message of Thanksgiving both from the parents and the children. I was touched by the message of thanksgiving from each students but this one made me cry. It is from my Godchild who recently passed the Nursing Board Exam. We were so blessed as we listened to her heartfelt speech… read along and surely you will be blessed too!
It is my honor to speak in front of you not as a graduate anymore but as someone who finally achieved what she really worked hard for.
One year ago since i graduated, I was also overwhelmed because finally I have finished the seventeen years of hardwork, but it was not yet the end. I was not like the other graduates who were excited to find jobs and have that sense of relief. For me, the battle is not yet over, it was still the start of the climax. If in my college times I study hard for four years to get my Diploma, this time, I have to review all the 4year concepts all over again for 5 months to get my license. It was a make or break challenge for me. The pressure was drowning me, because of the expectations of the people. It was not easy for me, my mother is a nurse, and I graduated from one of the high standard schools here in the philippines especially in terms of board exam passers. I was full of doubts and uncertainties of passing this examination. But despite all that, i believe that God is with me no matter what, and the support of the people who loved me especially my parents was enough to give courage in motivating me to study more and pass the board.
Moving forward, after the board, the real challenge began, the moment of waiting. But for me, i gave all to God, continue serving Him, forget all the worries and released all my stress. I prayed to God that if it is His will to make me a registered nurse, He will make it happen…
The moment of truth came UNEXPECTEDLY… That I finally made it! GLORY TO GOD! T’was at the right moment, at the right place and at the right persons I’m with. It was a day after my father came home from abroad. I really cant explain what i felt that time. It was when the three of us were having our lunch together at MOA. The hunger was gone, i ignored the delicious food in front of me and I still cant believe it! My parents were really excited to spread the good news, its as if I won the election.
But one thing i will never forget that time was when they were the one thanking me, they were so proud of what i have achieved. They said all their harwork are finally paid off, but the truth is no one can repay their hardwork even if we reach the greatest achievement in life.
Being as a parent is not an easy job or a debt that can be paid after we finish school and become a professional. All their love and hardwork they give us are unconditional and cannot be paid at all.
For my parents, They have put so much effort just to let me finish college and helped me reach this greatest achievement in my life. For my father who really sacrificed the moment of spending his time with us and for my mom who took the responsibility alone.
I thank God for His faithfulness in our lives,…for giving me a Godly, supportive, loving, caring and understanding parents. If they did not dedicate me to God, where would i be now? I thank my parents for everything, no words can describe how grateful i am… I just want to say I love you so much ma and pa…
To the pastors and leaders in this church, thank you for teaching and nurturing us spiritually. “for the sunday school teachers who taught us to live like Christ, it was really a strong foundation for us to live a Godly life which I brought up since i was a child until now as a professional. It really helped me for becoming what i am now.
For the people who prayed for me and trusted me.. Thank you..
Lastly, i want to share this verse which really guided me all throughout my life… Since childhood, i served God until now, because of that, i have finally achieved what i’ve been dreaming of… To be become a registered nurse… And i believe most of us know this verse.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you…
To all the graduates and to all the dreamers out there. I hope this message would be a living testimony to all of you… Never stop dreaming, never give up and most of all, Never stop serving God. Thank you and God bless…
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most prevalent conditions among children and students’ behavior problems affecting three to five percent of the population. The indications of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive are associated with different classroom misbehavior (e.g., trouble finishing assignments, difficulty following instructions, easily loses patience, etc.) resulting for these children to be at risk for academic failure. The earliest records of ADHD conditions dated back in the 1700s. These people were known to be called mental restlessness, moral control defect, ADD and now known as ADHD. The doctors gave the children special interventions and noticed that these children were very intelligent as they grew up.Today, children with ADHD are catered with special education. Instead of thinking what works for most children, special education focuses on what works for every child’s individual needs. Some interventions could be applied when teaching students with ADHD.
Establish Rules and Routines Consistently. Rules should be well-defined and clear to the student. As much as possible, it should be written on board or paper. Also, being consistent and firm in reinforcing behavior could help the child in school productivity. Communication between teacher and studentis very essential.
Understand the Learning Style of the Student. Each child has unique learning styles. For children with ADHD, activities should be modified for the pace and duration of the child’s attention span.
Have older students or parents serve as tutors for these students. This could be helpful in encouraging positive behavior in students. Modeling behaviors could help shape the child’s attitude toward learning. Class-wide tutoring implemented by teachers would also create a difference. Schooltutoring.com offers comprehensive tutoring for students with disabilities most especially ADD/ADHD on all subjects. After a one-on-one assessment with your child, you would be catered to the service that best fit your needs. You may see their science tutoring and programs here.
Behavior Modification.This is most effective when changing behavior one at a time. Use reinforcement strategies such as extinction, satiation or behavior contract.
Close Monitoring by Communication.Monitoring student’s success by providing feedback could be a way of checking student’s improvement. Also, collaborating with parents and providing correspondence about child’s performance at home and in school could be very helpful for the child’s success.
“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.”
This is what my son quoted to me early this morning when I stopped him from going to school . He was just out from the hospital last Friday due to a minor fracture on his nose and hands. He was hit by a big motorbike last Tuesday while going home. Although still struggling with arm movement , he went to school today with arm cement-casted. He’s needed in school for their class presentation. He was the one who made the script and the director of their drama/skit and that there’s no one else can do the task. Aside from that it’s their school finals and he has to get the details of the essay topic that was assigned to him.
While other student would be happy to be exempted from going to school due to sickness, my son felt the opposite. I can understand him since he has a grade to maintain as full academic scholar and he’s aiming high to be among the top 5 during the recognition ceremony next week. Anyway, with his essay he has the internet for the reference like the http://www.superiorpapers.com.au . The site provides quality research paper help, term papers, homework help and custom essays that are guaranteed to meet every student’s needs. With Superiorpapers.com my son could relax and concentrate more on his Science Investigative Project which need more focus. You can do it Jay, just don’t forget to pray and ask fro God’s wisdom and knowledge.