Monday, March 26, 2012
The PIBBA Guam Chapter continued its service in celebration of CHamoru Month at the Hagatna Public Library's Saturday Story Hour on March 24, 2012 with coconut weaving conducted by Dr. Greg Tainatongo & grandchildren, stories by Bobbie Benavente & Liz Langas, chants by Toni Salas & Lois Gumataotao, cultural activities by Zan Refilong & Professor Palomo. The PIBBA Guam Chapter also conducted cultural presentations at the Navy Exchange with Professor Palomo's White Lady story, Malia Ramirez's Puntan & Fu'una legend/song/dance, and Dr. Rivera's Guahan/Mangga/Flores poem presentations, with the assistance of Mye Ganan-Flores and Bobbie Manibusan. What a busy, yet rewarding cultural day! BIBA PIBBA! BIBA MES CHAMORU! Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this culture-packed day!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
PIBBA's Saturday Story on March 17, 2012 began with PIBBA Webmaster Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera reading a book on Rainbow Fish. She then asked for the children to think about the fish (guihan) and see how it relates to the story of Sirena. Thereafter, she read the story of Sirena, which captivated the children. The Read Aloud culminated with a coloring activity of Sirena and gluing of scales on the bottom half of Sirena to give her a 3D affect. The children had a meaningful literacy experience! Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this PIBBA cultural literacy event!
The PIBBA Guam meeting held March 17, 2012 was meaningful, as we discussed details of PIBBA events and logistics pertaining to the upcoming PIBBA Conference in Pohnpei. In particular, among the topics discussed were hosting of Monday's Inachaigen Fino CHamoru Fina'se'pe, Mes CHamoru activities at the Nieves M. Flores Hagatna Public Library, fundraising activities towards PIBBA Pohnpei, PIBBA Guam Chapter Conference presenters, air fare, hotel/car reservations, gift baskets, PIBBA Constitution and by-laws committee report, and other important PIBBA news. The next meeting will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Center for Independent Living. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the meeting!
Daniel A. "Dan" Kelin, II is a nationally recognized Master teaching artist, author, teacher trainer and Arts education consultant to organizations around the globe. He shared his expertise and provided tips on March 16, 2012 at the Latte of Freedom Cultural Center, as members of Ginen i Hila practiced their bilingual play titled SAINA DESTLÅDU written by Ginen i Hila President Peter Onedera. Si Yu'os Ma'ase' to all those who participated and brought refreshments for the occasion. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this special event!