Dr Abe V Rotor
Accredited by the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Arts &
Letters, in cooperation with Lagro Homeowners’ Association,
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid 738 DZRB (8 to 9 evening,
Monday to Friday), and Internet Living with Nature School
on Blog (avrotor.blogspot.com)
Summer Workshop April – May 2013
1. Summer workshop for children of school age - 7 to 12
2. Recommended and sponsored by officers of Lagro homeowners Association
3. Class size: 25 to 30, preferably of equal gender
4. Venue and facilities: Conference Hall, with working tables, blackboard,
proper ventillation. (Multi media and sound system, optional)
5. Attendance: ten sessions, three hours each, thrice a week; in additon, field trip, exhibit and graduation.
6. Class rules: same as in school, on grooming, attendance, performance
7. Recognition: Grading and ranking, citations, exhibit award.
8. Lessons: See list of topics in 6 parts or chapters. See attached manual
9. Teaching method: Lecture-demo, hands-on, team work, field lecture,
tutoring if needed.
10. Broadcast Link: 738 DZRB Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday
11. Internet Link: avrotor.blogspot.com Living with Nature, School on Blog
12. Accreditation: Certificate of participation, UST Faculty of Arts & Letters
13. Field lecture and on-the spot painting: La Mesa Eco Park
14. Special project: Exhibit of selected work, and graduation
15. Cooperating organizations: LAHA, LGU, UST, others
Class Schedule: MWF 8 to11 AM, April 15 start of classes
Folk Wisdom for Growing Up
Part I Keeping Tradition Alive
1. Folk Wisdom - Link of Generations
2. Indigenous Games and Sports
3. Life on the Countryside: Trapping Frogs
4. Have you seen a Scarecrow lately?
Part II Appreciating Nature’s Beauty and Bounty
5. Reading Nature’s signals – a naturalist’s experience
6. Natural Aquarium - Microcosm of the Living World
7. Living World under the Microscope
8. Don’t waste food, don’t
9. Let’s save our children from the tender trap of Consumerism
Part III Building Good Health and Lifestyle
10. Live Healthier and Longer with Natural Food
11. Sleep Paralysis - wiggle your toes, move your fingers – don’t give up!
12. Fifty Causes of Allergy - a Checklist
13. Pets Mellow Our Character
14. Make your dog happy
Part IV Developing Practical Skills and Self-Reliance
15. Make your own Mineral Water with malunggay seeds.
16. Tips when buying fruits, fish, and processed food
17. Home Vegetable Garden Models
18. Pencil Cap and Simple Technologies
19. Wild food plants are also called “survival plants.”
Part V Tapping Talents in the Humanities
20. Composition through Painting
21. Guidelines in Basic Painting
22. The Mystery Child
23. The White Cross
24. La Golondrina, the Grandest Kite
25. Guava – Natural Wonder of the World
26. Verses for Children: Keyhole Views of the World of Children
Part VI Emulating Models of Greatness
27. Rizal - My Hero
28. Reflections on the Legacy of Abraham Lincoln
29. Gandhi, Man of the Millennium
30. Workshop Exercises: Self-Analysis and Reflection
*List offers a wide choice of topics, and allows inclusion of others, as necessary.
Children come every Sunday afternoon to the house in Lagro. At first there were six, then two dozens - children ages 7 to 13 years from the neighborhood. They call me Lolo Abe, their mentor.
They are in the grades and in high school and they are intelligent. And they are a happy lot. They like to come and want to know what I am doing with the microscope, how I mix colors and paint on canvas, play the violin, feed the fish in the aquarium. Or visit an mongrel dog I gave a home.
We meet under a covered front yard and under the trees. It is sort of extension class. Lessons were compiled and became a source book. It has six chapters with thirty articles.
1. Keeping Tradition Alive
2. Appreciating Nature’s Beauty and Bounty
3. Building Good Health and Lifestyle
4. Developing Practical Skills and Self-Reliance
5. Tapping Talents in the Humanities
6. Emulating Models of Greatness
Some have attended as many as 12 sessions, three hours each. They started talking about school projects, home remedies, and things about growing up – or at least, not cartoon characters, computer games, or frequenting the malls. But what happens after?
The lessons are taken up on Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid hosted by Ms Melly C Tenorio and myself as the instructor. The program is linked up with School on Blog [avrotor.blogspot.com], broadcast simultaneously every 8 to 9 in the evening, Monday to Friday on 738 DZRB AM.
The children simply open the Blog and read the lessons. They can download and print them. New lessons are posted regularly to keep the program going. They join the viewers on the Internet (500,000 pageviews to date), and the audience of the radio program. On PBS and Bureau of Broadcast network nationwide and on [www.pbs.gov.ph] worldwide
Learning can be simplified with today’s technology and vast networking. Education can be made available to everyone. Lessons become practical, literacy functional with the least cost. Let us start with the kids in the neighborhood.
NOTE: Each of the twelve (12) successful participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation by the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, indeed a great pride and honor for these potential leaders, and on the part of their parents and the community.
Name: Nickname: Photo 2” x 2”
Address: Contact Number:
Birthday: Nationality: Religion:
School: Grade/Year coming School year:
Father: Age, Profession/Occupation:
Mother: Age, Profession/Occupation:
Brother/s: Age, Work/School & year:
Sister/s: Age, Work/School & year:
Hobbies: (Cite only active hobbies, and talents)
Printed Name with signature
Printed Names with signatures Printed Name with signature
Parents/Guardian LAHA President