Back to School Party
Parents can celebrate a back to school party or kids may prefer to call the festivities an
end of summer party. Other way, it is a fund way to look back on the summer and have a
get together with everyone before school starts again (or for some the first time).
An outdoor party with a barbecue is the perfect way to feed the party guests. Ask the
children what their favorite parts of the summer were and what they are looking forward
to most when going back to school. Try and incorporate these things into the party.
Make a school bus cake using two square cake pans. Use one cake as the body of the bus
and cut up the second cake making wheels and the front part of the bus that jets out.
Make goodie bags for all the children to take home and place them in brown paper bags
with their names written on them. Things to put in the bags:
* An apple
* Small notebook
* Anything else school related
Hold a spelling bee and give a prize to the winner (maybe a new backpack). Have a large
jar full of jelly beans or another fun treat and have the children guess how many are in the
jar. The closest person gets to take the jar home. Think of other activities that revolve
around the curriculum the children will be going back to once the school bells starting
Invite children from your child’s class that maybe he or she hasn’t seen in the summer.
For younger children this can make the transition back into the classroom easier if they
have a familiarity with the people they are going to be seeing everyday. The other
parents will be appreciative to as it will help their children too.
The Climate of the Philippines is either tropical rainforest, tropical savanna or tropical monsoon, or humid subtropical (in higher-altitude areas) characterized by relatively high temperature, oppressive humidity and plenty of rainfall. There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall. This is dependent as well on your location in the country as some areas experience rain all throughout the year.
Based on temperature, the seven warmest months of the year are:
- from March to October; the winter monsoon brings cooler air
- from November to February
- May is the warmest month
- January, the coolest
There are four recognized climate types in the Philippines, and they are based on the distribution of rainfall (See the Philippine Climate Map). They are described as follows:
Type I. Two pronounced season: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Type II. No dry season with a pronounced rainfall from November to January.
Type III. Seasons are not very pronounced, relatively dry from November to April, and wet during the rest of the year.
Type IV. Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.
Relative humidity is high in the Philippines. A high amount of moisture or vapor in the air makes hot temperatures feel hotter. This quantity of moisture is due to different factors - the extraordinary evaporation from the seas that surrounds the country on all sides, to the different prevailing winds in the different seasons of the year, and finally, to the abundant rains so common in a tropical country. The first may be considered as general causes of the great humidity, which is generally observed in all the islands throughout the year. The last two may influence the different degree of humidity for the different months of the year and for the different regions of the Archipelago.