It was the first time that my grade 1 son failed in the quiz and it was in Filipino subject. First, I was surprised! I am expecting him to be getting at least a passing grade because we really do not pay attention on the review for this subject. I felt the guilt of not focusing on this subject. Now, what to do if the child failed in Filipino subject? This is what I have been thinking after seeing the result of his quiz papers.
Although it was only a quiz, it means a lot to me because this is one way to determine if the child learns in a particular subject. I am not after top grades but what is more important to me is that he should be learning. My son is just a young student. There is no one to blame but me because I am his mommy tutor. As I recall, I focused on Language, Math, Sibika, and Science subjects that is why he Filipino subject was left behind.
What to do if the child failed in Filipino subject?
This is another challenge for me as a mom because I am hands-on in assisting my child with his school lessons. After reading his quiz papers, I have noticed that the questions are not hard at all. Since my son is more exposed to the English language what I am going to do now is to show him and tell him more about the Filipino culture and the Filipino language. I think I am going to translate a lot of things.
From his quiz questions, we go back there reading and telling him the correct answers. I find out that he really do not understand some words making him unsure of his answers. So, I explained to him the words and sentences that he doesn’t know one by one. After the explanation, I think it would be effective for him to store it in his memory by connecting these to our everyday’s life. For example, he is in “pagpapantig” while I was washing dishes “Paghuhugas” ng plato, I would ask him, what am I doing? Then we will begin in syllabicating/ pagpapantig of words. Another good example is cleaning the house, he answered that mother only cleans the house. Now, I let him participate in the household chores (gawaing-bahay) even with a simple task.
Doing these, I feel relieved. That he is going to be a good Filipino citizen. That he will be able to understand better in Filipino subjects by applying the Filipino culture and words in our daily life. This is my answer to the question “What to do if the child failed in Filipino subject?“
How about you? Please share your experiences with your children when they fail a quiz or any subject.