Tula: Ang mga Bulag at ang Elepante

The poem “The Blind Men and the Elephant” was written by 19th century American poet John Godfrey Saxe. The poem is based on a parable from India about six blind men who wanted to know what an elephant was like. As each blind man was holding a different part of the elephant, they all had different opinions. The parable is used to teach that one’s experience is subjective and limited, and that we sometimes fail to account for the complete truth. It encourages better communication and respect for a variety of perspectives. I thought it would be nice to translate this poem in Filipino. The poem “Ang mga Bulag at ang Elepante” is my adaptation of the poem in Filipino. (Please note that I excluded the last paragraph, the MORAL, in my adaptation). It may also be used as reading practice for young readers, as a poem to memorize for…

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Krusigrama: Mga Anyong Lupa

The PDF file below has two crossword puzzles in Filipino. The answers are eight landforms in Filipino (kapatagan, lambak, burol, pulo, talampas, bundok, bulkan and bulubundukin). The first crossword has clip art of the different landforms and the student will be asked to identify the landform using the clip art images. The second puzzle has descriptions (in Filipino) for each landform. The answers appear on the page after the blank crossword. All the clip art used in these two crosswords are by Nedti (Hand Drawn Doodle Digital Clipart Design). Check out their online store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Nedti. By downloading this PDF file, you agree to the following TERMS OF USE: This PDF file is for personal and classroom use ONLY. You may print the PDF file and distribute the printouts to your children or students, but you MAY NOT distribute the printouts to other parents or teachers. You MAY NOT share…

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Mga Hanapbuhay (New version)

Last year I made a booklet showing different occupations in Filipino. Each occupation had a short description. I have reworked that booklet and created three PDF files with one occupation per page. I also changed some text and added clip art of tools or things used by each person in his or her job. The files provide reading practice for young students. These may also be used to introduce the lesson on community helpers (mga katulong sa pamayanan) or occupations. The tools shown may also act as springboards for discussions about each occupation. The files include the following occupations: magsasaka (farmer) mangingisda (fisherman) guro (teacher) kawani (employee; assistant) pulis (police officer) bombero (firefighter) doktor (doctor) nars (nurse) tsuper (driver) karpintero (carpenter) manggagawa sa pabrika (factory worker) tindera (seller) beterinaryo (veterinarian) dentista (dentist) basurero (garbage collector) dyanitor (janitor) kartero (mail carrier/postal carrier) trabahador (worker/laborer) modista (seamstress/dressmaker) tagapagluto (cook) manunulat (writer) marinero…

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Mga Bahagi ng Katawan (NEW)

I recently purchased a clip art set from one of my favorite illustrators and I couldn't wait to create teaching sheets using the cute clip art images. The illustrations are by Kari Bolt. Check out her store on Teachers Pay Teachers. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kari-Bolt-Clip-Art The PDF file below has teaching sheets for the parts of the body. The front and back parts of the body are labeled. The labels are in Filipino. There is a girl version and a boy version of the lesson sheets. The parts of the face, arms, hands, and legs are also included. I also made a version where I placed the English translations under the Filipino labels. Click on the links below, not the screenshots of the file, to open each PDF file in another tab. These PDF files available for free, so the least you can do in return is to follow these terms: The PDF…

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