Be energized!

Dance, dance, dance. Most of us love dancing. It’s a form of art that expresses one’s thoughts and feelings as performed on stage or for fun. A form of entertainment, it gives us happiness as we watch the dancers move gracefully on stage. As students of dance, you will learn one example of a ballroom dance, the jive. Have fun!

In this lesson, you will get to:

Determine the history of the dance jive.

Demonstrate the basic step of that dance.

Dance the jive correctly.

So, let’s start the ball rolling,

Let’s watch video on the dance jive and be amazed of by how the dancers move. As you watch the video, try to imagine yourself as the performer, then answer the following questions below:

1. How would it feel to be a dancer of that particular dance?

2. What would the viewers feel as they watch your performance?

3. Would you want to be that performer in real life?

(click me!)

Before eating the bread, let’s take the butter first to make it yummier. This link will lead us to know how the jive evolved. (click me!)

Stand up and with your partner, learn the- step by- step guide to the basic steps of the jive. (click me!)

Since you now know the basic steps, it’s your task to create your own choreography. Though you normally dance the jive with a partner, you will try it out first as group. Your class will be divided into four groups. Find a partner, but within your group, do the following:

* Choose your own music suited to the rhythm of the dance.

* Create choreography that is not less than two minutes, but not exceeding five minutes.

* Record your presentation using a video camera, your cell phone or any available equipment that is compatible with your computer video software and upload this in our blog.

* I and  your classmates will be grading you according to these criteria:

Choreography 30%

Poise and Projection 20%

Timing 20%

Appropriateness of the attire 20%

and the 10% will be taken from the number of votes your group had won. Experience the feeling of being a dancer and a true artist.

Would you like to share your insights?

Please write about your experiences and feelings as your group did the task. Send this to my email account ( Below are the guide questions that you can use as you write your composition. Make your composition two to three paragraphs long.

1. Did you have difficulty in dancing the jive?

2. What was the general feeling as you performed the dance with your partner?

3. As you saw yourself dancing on screen, how did this affect your perception of yourself and others?

4. What is the value of dance in life?

I hope that you learn something from this lesson. See you in your next journey.


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Road to Reality

One of the most difficult topic in biology is genetics, most of the teachers and students skip this topic especially in high school level. This blog intend to help biology techers in there lesson preparation and so with the students to understand the concept of genetics through linking useful sites that discusses the topic.

TOPIC: Mendelian Genetics


Like begets like. A dog produce a dog thus human only produce human and not a dog. This process is what we call heredity. Heredity is the process of transferring traits from one parents to their offsprings. This is the reason why offsprings look like their parents. Sometimes people are asking about their identity, like Who am I?Are they really my parents?. As you go on with this lesson, you will be able to learn the basic of genetics

I. Objective:

  1. Determine the principle of heredity that govern Mendelian genetics

  2. Discuss Mendel’s experiments on heredity

II. Lesson Background:

Topic: Mendelian Genetics

Year Level: Second Year

# of class session/time frame: 3 sessions/1 hr per session / 1 hour for online lesson

Materials: PC, LCD, Internet connection

III. Contents:

A. As you go on with this lesson you will encounter unfamiliar terms; try to visit this site to help you in your journey. ( click me )Just type the key word on the search engine.

B. Motivation:

Pay your attention to the traits of your family members. Your family members include your mother, father, brothers and sisters. Answer the following questions:

    Who among your family members look similar to you?

    Who has the most number of differences with you?

B. Discussion

This site will lead you understand the concept of Mendelian genetics, explore this site and learn things about genetics. (click me!) or try this links that will lead you to individual discussion:

A. Gregor Johann Mendel

B. Laws/ Principles of Genetics

1. Law of Segregation

2. Law of Dominance

3. Law of Independent Assortment

C. Punnet Square

Here are some useful sites in video format that also discuss Mendelian genetics, try to click this and enjoy watching. ( this were included because there were some individuals who love to watch than reading)

The Magic of Genetics with Gregor Mendel


Gregor Mendel and Genetics

III. Evaluation / hands-on experimentation

A. Since you already know the basic of genetics, try to link on this site and answer the questions given. (click me!)

B. Solve the following genetic problems (5 pts each) ( answers will be sent to teachers email)

1. Suppose you cross-pollinate a purebred red and a purebred white flowering plant. Red is the dominant trait. Using a punnet square, predict the colors of the flowers of the offspring. Determine all the probable genotypes of the offspring and state the phenotypes. What law of Mendelian genetics do the result illustrate?

2. Mendel also performed experiment on hybrids. Suppose you are Mendel and you are doing a study on a flowering plant. Predict the colors of your plant’s offsprings when you cross-pollinate two hybrid red plants. Determine all the probablegenotypes and phenotypes. What law of genetics does the problem illustrate?

3. Mrs. And Mr. Smith both have widow’s peaks (dominant). Their first child also has a widow’s peak, but their second child doesn’t. Mr. Smith accuses Mrs. Smith of being unfaithful to him. Is he necessarily justified? Why or why not? Work the genetics problem predicting the frequencies of the versions of this trait among their prospective children.

4. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have six children. Three of them have attached earlobes (recessive) like their father, and the other three have free earlobes like their mother. What are the genotypes of Mr. and Mrs. Jones and of their numerous offspring

II. Activity

1. Dragon Genetics — Principles of Mendelian Genetics (this activity is intended for inside the classroom lesson, teachers may download this in a PDF or a word format)

Description: Students learn the principles of Mendelian genetics by using Popsicle sticks, each of which represents a pair of homologous chromosomes with multiple genetic traits. Pairs of students use their sets of Popsicle sticks to represent a mating and then identify the genetic makeup and phenotypic traits of the resulting baby dragon.

2. Who’s Your Daddy? (this is an online activity, please click the icon students)

Description: “Who’s Your Daddy” is a web-based project in which students utilize their knowledge of genetics and heredity in order to deliver babies evacuated from a hospital following an earthquake to their correct parents. Students must analyze various genetic traits in order to match babies to parents. Before exploring the scenario, students should first review their knowledge of genetic concepts by completing the tutorials and review sections. This site also contains links for teachers to genetic-based lesson plans and assessment materials.

IV. Enrichment

Long before Mendel did his experiments on pea plants, nobody had a hint of how traits were passed on from one generation to another. Nobody knew about genes and traits.

Discuss some possibilities, if genetics, as a science, were not discovered. Discuss both advantages and disadvantages of such an occurrence. (Let the student realize that genetics is significant in medicine and other fields of science like agriculture). Research on recent studies regarding genetics and submit you reports three days later (answers will be sent to teachers blog and the best output will be posted).


Science and Technology for the Modern World Manual, PP 162- 166

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Blogging experience

Blog?What’s this?I never heard this word?…these are the questions formulated in my mind when i started to pack up my things. I really don’t have idea on how to do this thing. Thank God I able to open my email add, not knowing that I’m one of those unconfirmed participant that is only given until 6pm on that day to confirm or else I’ll be out of the list.(Kasi naman malayo sa kabihasnan)

As we go on with our lesson in blogging, i thought it would be that difficult, ang dali lang naman pa, what you will only need is to know how to operate a computer,  little creativity, exploration and being on yourself. Linking…posting… is just a click on your finger nail and alas! you’ll have your magnificent output. But of course I will never learn this things without sir jo, thank you sir for sharing your expertise (honestly, the hardest thing for me is…. what am i going to post!). Blogging contribute a lot to aid us in our teaching. This makes our work become easier, giving our students a new recipe that they will surely love and having fun in learning.

Hoping that I can share this knowledge to my student…someday…somehow we’ll have an internet connection….(“,)

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the island of your imagination…the island born of fire…the paradise island…Camiguin Island

Come and visit our island!

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My L-BNHS Family



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its me!

at mimosa

Breakfast at Mimosa...sosyal diba!

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My Bestfriends Blog

my friend from Bukidnun, Mary Flor Datangel, Impasugong National High School

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Ang saya saya dito!

Meeting new friends….visiting different places…ang saya palang maging teacher. This time I’m in Pampanga, attending the 1st camp blog hosted by ischools-cict. A 10 day seminar-workshop that helps to improve our strategies in teaching using ict. Exploring useful sites and creating blog that aid us in teaching and learning process. But the most amazing thing is we’re living like a king and queen, great food, and comfortable rooms to live in…akalain nyo naman dito kami sa mimosa nakatira!

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