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United Nations Month in School

Monday, October 8, 2012

Via’s school announced October to be United Nations month. The students in the pre-K class were asked to choose a country to represent. Then on October 5, a Friday, the class will wear the national costume of their chosen country. Aside from wearing the national costume, each student will share with the class a word in their chosen country’s language. Mommies were requested to make a headband indicating the country, the flag and the chosen word so everyone in class will see it.

Syempre, pinili ko Indonesia for via because Daddy is Indonesian, Via has lots of Batik dresses. No need to spend for her costume. The school actually encouraged Mommies to be creative and not to spend on the costumes. Since Via has the perfect dress to wear, all I needed to make was the headband. 

I was excited to make the headband. I went to Robinson’s Department store and found a perfect brown, sturdy headband. The flag was easy enough. It was red on top and white at the bottom. Buti na lang simple and flag ng Indonesia. Red for courage and white for purity. For the Bahasa Indonesia word to share with the class, we chose Terima Kasih which means thank you.

At tamang tama may birthday celebrant kaya very festive ang araw na yun.


Terima kasih untuk mengunjungi!


Marie October 8, 2012 at 10:11 PM  

I'm also looking forward to UN Day!!!Kids in costumes look sooo cute :)

Jellybelly,  October 8, 2012 at 11:10 PM  

And there was a birthday celebration so the day was really festive :)

kat October 9, 2012 at 4:58 AM  

Cute. The kids looked behaved. Must be the food, eh?

mrs cee October 9, 2012 at 7:26 PM  

they dont have UN day here, instead, national day were SG celebrates races living in SG. this is the only time my daughter can wear her filipiana. :)

ang sarap ng kain ni via! :) did she pronounce the words right?

anne lei October 9, 2012 at 8:21 PM  

i missed this celebration. We used to craft flags from other countries and wave it during parade.

Rosemarie- Pinay Singlemom October 9, 2012 at 8:36 PM  

I remember the little one, last year he represent Korea during their United Nation program...Visiting from ComEx Oct9

Mom Michelle October 9, 2012 at 8:39 PM  

Ah she's half filipina, half indonesian? That's nice. Cantik yah? For pretty. Am I right? hehe. :-)

Aileen October 9, 2012 at 9:57 PM  

Makes me remember schooling's fun and creative commemorating certain days during the whole year. :-)

Louise Antonette|Mommy Practicality October 9, 2012 at 10:13 PM  

I miss having my eldest still in preschool parading wearing his UN costume! :)

Kristine/Mami Pie October 10, 2012 at 7:06 PM  

ready for the busy days mama, it's a start!

Mylene October 10, 2012 at 8:24 PM  

Nice to see kids in different countries' attire :) very nice headband idea too.

Marie B. October 10, 2012 at 8:41 PM  

Nice! that's a cute costume, I can't wait till my baby starts to go to school next year.. I guess I'm gonna have to fix my printer as well, it got broken when I used cheap ink haissst.....

Eterna-Pinay Mom's Care October 10, 2012 at 10:21 PM  

Yah, when it comes to School project moms are the most affected. It's our responsibility though.

promding chamimay October 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM  

i like her headband!!! aliw! hehehe :-)

Vera October 10, 2012 at 11:18 PM  

Terima Kasih! Love how it sounds. I remember dressing up as Polynesian one time. hehe :)

Jhari October 11, 2012 at 4:45 AM  

I remember back during my Elementary days, pag gagawa ng flag, Japan kami lagi hahaha! Dali lang kasi eh. Visiting from CommEx Oct9.

Daddy Allan October 11, 2012 at 3:17 PM  

I remember during our elementary days that we are used to have parade during this month and we make different flags of other countries. Of course, a peagent for the girls showcasing their talents.
-BCB 10/09

Daddy Yashiro October 11, 2012 at 4:04 PM  

Well my eldest son will be participating also in their school's celebration of the UN.

aby October 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM  

when i saw the photo i thought they played pinoy henyo. hehehe cute! i miss UN days..

Dominique@Dominique's Desk October 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM  

That's really fun having a united nations day in school. It must have been really colourful with the kids in all the different costumes.

Farida October 12, 2012 at 4:41 AM  

This brings back so many good memories of my childhood days. Now I miss going to school for the activities :)

I also think that Via's school is considerate enough since it does not want the parents to be spending too much on costumes. Good thing she has many batiks available :)

Ditas October 12, 2012 at 11:51 AM  

Hi! My Henry will be celebrating UN day in his school next week. We cannot wait. Just got his costume. He'll be representing China.

January October 12, 2012 at 4:32 PM  

I'm looking for this kind of event soon when my son starts schooling na..

Mommy Maye October 13, 2012 at 2:29 PM  

They are so cute! One day my son will go through this too. So excited!

Khim October 14, 2012 at 5:46 AM  

When I was a kid, I do get excited when October comes because it is United Nations Day. We've got dress up ourselves in any costumes plus we're going to tour around the campus and become a star. :DD

Olga October 14, 2012 at 6:38 AM  

My preschoolers are also learning about other nations this entire month. Just last week, my 4-yr-old told me that she wants to go Japan and China. :)

tyna quimpo October 14, 2012 at 11:35 PM  

I remember my husband going to divi and me surfing the net for the costume. my daughter was assigned as ms. finland. it was fun! she won a prize too.

Lady Anne October 15, 2012 at 2:18 AM  

Oh, I remember grade school days! I love wearing costumes, my Mom made me wear Filipiniana every UN day though. Your daughter is cute in her batik! =) October 15, 2012 at 7:49 AM  

Indeed it's UN Month. Lots of kids are now preparing their costumes for parade and such.

anygen October 15, 2012 at 12:11 PM  

I love the hat... unique and nainggit ako sa food in

Lalah October 15, 2012 at 4:36 PM  

luckily you get to choose what country to represent. My little girl was assigned to represent BRAZIL. Hard enough to find the costume. They will celebrate it this coming Oct. 25

Jellybelly,  October 15, 2012 at 6:38 PM  

Brazil! That's hard. Good luck with the costume. Exciting preparing for it though :)

Jellybelly,  October 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM  

Filipiniana is a great costume but lots of the kids were wearing it.

Jellybelly,  October 15, 2012 at 6:42 PM  

Yes it's fun! :)

Jellybelly,  October 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM  

UN month is great. It opens up the world for children.

Jellybelly,  October 15, 2012 at 7:03 PM  

Perfect timing ang birthday. Very festive ang UN Day :) Yes, she got the words right :)

Pinay Ricamora October 16, 2012 at 2:36 AM  

Great UN day activity! I never had the chance to do this even for my son!

Terry October 17, 2012 at 1:09 AM  

Nice costume :) Although mommies like us may have a difficult time looking for props and costumes, how (cute and adorable) our little ones would look like during the activity is enough reward :)

Grace | The Domestic Diva October 17, 2012 at 11:50 PM  

awww..too bad my daughter's school would not celebrate UN Month this year. I was actually eager to dress her up with Princess Jasmine-like outfit. I'm envious :D

Jellybelly,  October 18, 2012 at 1:11 AM  

It's such fun when kids dress up in costumes :)

Jellybelly,  October 18, 2012 at 1:14 AM  

Sometimes it does look like a lot of work for a one day thing but then, it's a lot of fun too :)

tet October 18, 2012 at 3:30 AM  

Cute event. And they're cute in the photo. I suddenly just like McDonalds.. :)

krizza October 18, 2012 at 9:17 AM  

This post reminds me when my daughter had joined Ms. UN contest in school. Mas excited pa ang Mom kesa sa anak. Hahaha

Elinessete October 20, 2012 at 6:58 AM  

one of the easiest flags to make was indonesia and japan! :P

sanna October 20, 2012 at 4:58 PM  

I always love united nations as a kid. There were lots of programs in school. I thi.nk they dont observe it here in canada but we have what they call Folkorama which. showcases different cultures in Canada.

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