Portia Placino

Repository of my thoughts and images of art, literature, travel, and life.

Monumentality and Utilitarianism–of Ancient Egypt, Ancient India and Early Philippines

The first Ancient Civilization that we learn in class is on Ancient Egypt. I think that the journey should start from there, where we can see monumentality and attempt at … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Smiles and Frowns of Mona Lisa

Since I started teaching in an exclusive school, I became fond of starting the semester with Mona Lisa Smile. This line from Catherine Watson is the best: What is art? … Continue reading

November 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

Marie Curie and the new semester

Tomorrow, another semester will start. Whew, I had a bit of vacation and I really hope I have recuperated enough from last semester’s tasks. As always, I have a dual … Continue reading

November 7, 2011 · 1 Comment

“Post-Modern” Art Contest

Hi, please vote for your favorite “post-modern” work of my students. Yes, I know, its not quite “post-modern”. But still, they had fun thinking, conceptualizing and eventually making and explaining … Continue reading

October 5, 2011 · 17 Comments

What is a Filipino? (Collage Contest)

Hi! So, “What is a Filipino?” and “What is your dream for Filipinos?” are questions that I asked my students. Here are their answers. Please vote for your favorite collage … Continue reading

September 25, 2011 · 230 Comments

Class Standing for Art History

Hi kids, so Midterm Examinations are coming up. Just so you know where you stand, I am posting the class standing so far. You need to study hard for the … Continue reading

August 2, 2011 · 1 Comment

Early Renaissance to High Renaissance

Hi kids, so we’re a week late. Most schools don’t have classes today. I’m still not sure if we’ll have class tomorrow. BUT, I’m going to post the next lesson … Continue reading

August 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Art Around Us, Art in UP

These are projects for my teacher, Dr. Eloisa May Hernandez. Hope this inspires you to find art around us 🙂 The photos are linked to the original URL. To find … Continue reading

July 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic Art

The link to the 3rd report: http://www.4shared.com/file/iFUGRpPW/MRG_report.html Surprise, we’re also watching a 1951 film entitled Quo Vadis:    

July 19, 2011 · Leave a comment
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May nang-aagaw na po ng ice cream ko. Huhu. Tig-isa na tayo sa susunod. Lol. She loved Sebastian's rose and dark chocolate ice cream. Naubusan na po si Mommy. #toddlernarratives
My wild child is ready to take on the world, barefoot and all. #toddlernarratives
Today's splurge in the Sunday market was the asparagus. Tried to make a pretty plate for the little one, but she only wanted the egg whites. She's an adventurous eater, but sometimes, she eats what she eats. Lol. #toddlerfood #toddlernarratives
Where the wild things are... #toddlerplay #toddlernarratives
Thanks Grandma for the toy cabinet. We will never have a truly Montessori play area, we love colors too much. But we tried editing her toys as much as we can, sticking to sturdy toys that she loves. We let her choose her toys at the toy store whenever we feel that she's ready for a new one. We wanted to avoid plastic toys but it is not possible in this case, so we make sure that if its plastic, its at least good quality ones. The mega blocks and duplos are sturdy and helps develop critical thinking and fine motor skills. My Mom kept some of my nice toys and passed them on, like the boat with animals and kitchen stuff, both of which are tupperware and are still nice. The wooden toys are really nice--stacking boxes and irregular blocks from hape, fruits chopping set and alphabet blocks from discover imagination. There are no battery-operated ones, there's plenty of time for that when she's older and really wants one, but that day is not today. I hope we'd be able to keep the toys under control, that's hard work so far, culling toys that I felt are inappropriate or are too much. She has a birthday coming up soon enough, maybe a wishlist is again in order? Lol. #toddlertoys #toddlernarratives
22 months. Our little one is 22 months old, I don't know where the time went. I grabbed these photos from playschool a few days ago and showed some to her. I realized that not only can she name herself in photos, she can also identify her classmates by name as well. Amazing. We didn't even teach her that. Well, to be honest, we don't really "teach" her anything, not in the formal sense of the word. We agree with the philosophy of learning through play, so we try our best to let her experience the world and play as much as she can. That's how children learn best, it seems to work just great for her. As her teacher already told us, she loves the arts and crafts area and she does not shy away from different colors and textures. She's very active and playful, which means we are exhausted most of the time, but it is so worth it watching her thrive. 2 months aways from her second birthday and we are rendered breathless most days. #toddlernarratives