There was no big celebration of Buwan ng Wika (Philippine language month) at my daughter's school last year. Pupils were simply required to come in a Filipiniana or Filipino-inspired costume on the last Friday of August, while parents were asked to bring a potluck of native delicacies. Plus, they had some games, snacks and photo op in the class.
I couldn't find a cheap pink costume that fit the little one perfectly, so my last choice was to DIY. What she wore: pink kimona (ethnic top) bought from Guadalupe market, DIY pink bead necklace, DIY saya (skirt) and alampay (shawl) and pink step-in from SM Dept. Store. I bought a floral pink fabric and sew the saya and alampay out of it.
At the Junior Casa 1 classroom, kids were checking the blocks that their teacher gave them as a gift. The room looks empty, but that's how it is in a montessori. There are only 6 boys and 7 girls in my daughter's class, but they have 2 teachers and a nanny.
Lovely preschool girls wearing their native Filipino costume, water for their turn to wash hands. They do this in routine every morning before snack time. I was telling my daughter to look at the camera yet she didn't pay attention. Hmmm.. she must be hungry na that time!
I tried taking more photos of the girls, but they were so malikot or moving a lot. My daughter's face was even covered by her classmate's arm. This could have been a nice shot if taken in the right angle.
Everyone was so playful that day. I guess it was because of the presence of their parents. Thanks to the kindness of Junior Casa 1 (AM session) teachers, we were able to enjoy the simple celebration with our kids.
Eating time! She had pansit (Chinese noodles), puto (steamed rice muffin) and Dutchmill yogurt drink. Good thing my plate isn't visible in the background. I ate too much that day.. barbecue, rice cakes, noodles, etc etc. Haha.
For the last photo, this is my little one together with her teachers. They were so yellow while she was so pink! :)
This year, my daughter's adviser noted in their diary that they will be wearing a traditional costume again every Friday of the week. In the meantime, she will be wearing her old baro't saya. For their final celebration of Linggo ng Wika, I am planning to DIY a Filipiniana costume again so watch out for my tutorial of it.