Famous Women: 3rd Grader project
Posted by darbs on July 27, 2009
In the early years of 2000 when my son was still in third grade, he had this writing board project from school.
In that project he was asked to pick two famous women.
He should pick one famous woman from his parents’ native country (the Philippines!),
and the other famous woman should be just about anybody in the face of the earth.
My son personally picked JK Rowlings, the author of Harry Potter series: Read the Harry Potter’s Barrio Siete Writer Sa Confession Box.
Barrio Site Ad: JK Rowling’s Harry Potter Latest Movie.
As active participants to our son’s education (one of the objectives of the project), we (parents) must then pick one famous woman from our native country, the Philippines.
Without second thought, I recommended “María Josefa Gabriela Cariño Silang! ”
If I am not mistaken, I was about his grade (way back in grade school), when I learned about Gabriela Silang.
According to my memory, Gabriela Silang was born in the same day and same month as my son’s. I also believe that she was a very brave woman at palaban ng itakan-saksakan-hampasan-barilan-pugutan ng ulo kasama na.
Her husband Diego Silang a leader of insurgency considered to be the ENEMY OF THE STATE and because of that he was assassinated.
First draft done!
We finished the first draft and passed the project for approval before we could put it in the sum’tin size white paper.
JKRowlings was approved but there was a little problem with Gabriela Silang. She was not exactly on the list as per recommendation from the sinong kihudang-pusang-iring na gumawa ng listahan as famous.
Saved by Tita Cory!
Masakit man sa loob na tinanggihan ang favorite na Kagalang galang- Katapang tapangan na Gabriela Silang, para walang gulo, who else should I pick? Of course Tita Cory.
Mula noon hanggang ngayon araw araw syang kasama sa batang ipinanganak sa Amerika.