New Video Poems

Since lockdowns have been imposed and classes are conducted online, I've seen fewer people and kids in bookstores. So I've made a couple of my poems into short videos (mp4). In my TeachersPayTeachers store Oliotopia, I recently posted two new products. The Kaya Ko Video Poem is 2:32 minutes long, featuring my short poem Kaya Ko. Background music plays in one version but there are no reading voices because it is meant to be read aloud by the teacher/parent or read silently by the learner. This short video can be used by teachers as an introductory or motivational activity for a lesson on verbs during an online class. It can also be used for practice reading in Filipino. The other product, Ang Bata sa Tula, is a mini-ebook and video of a collection of 10 silly four-line Filipino poems about children. The product features PDF file versions and an mp4…

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New TeachersPayTeachers Store

Hello, everyone! I’ve been spending some of my quarantine time making products for my new store at teacherspayteachers.com, an online marketplace for teachers to sell their digital products. The name of my store is OLIOTOPIA. The word olio means “a miscellaneous collection of things,” just like this blog’s name samut-samot. I threw in my first name at the end. I decided to sell products on TeachersPayTeachers (TpT) because when buyers purchase a product, they can instantly download it. (And of course, this mom has to make a living.) The products in Oliotopia are either new worksheets or much improved versions of what I have been posting in this blog. My TpT store is focused on selling products written in the Filipino language, but I’ll eventually translate some of them and make English versions to sell, too. For now, I only have four products in my store, each less than 10…

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