How Would You Like Your Haircut Today?

Sandaang Salaysay

A podcast series Filipino folktales and children stories brought to us by Areté and the Ateneo de Manila Basic Education in partnership with Adarna House.

Our podcast story is entitled, How would you like your haircut today? Written by Russell Molina and will be read for us by Jennifer Millette G. Balisi, Adriane Mark Ungriano at Fatima Ivy Baggao.

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Learning Guide

Prepared by Pia Cristina M. Navarrete

  1. Before listening to the story:
    1. Think about it:
      1. Look at yourself in the mirror. Look at your hair. What can you say about it?
      2. Who cuts your hair? Do you like your haircut?
      3. Why do you think the title of the story is “How Would You Like your Haircut Today?”
  2. Discussion
    1. Recalling Details
      1. What is the job of the father in the story?
      2. How would you describe the hair of the little boy? Did he like his haircut?
      3. How do the people feel after they have a haircut in Tatay’s barber shop?
      4. What did the boy feel at the end of the story? Why? What made him feel this way?
  3. Individual/Class work (as seen on the worksheet)
    1. How Would You Like Your Haircut Today?
      1. Draw the Haircut you want to have!
    2. I am a barber!
      1. Make a head with hair using an old tissue paper roll, paper and coloring materials
    3. A Letter to My Parents
      1. Write a letter to your parents and telling them about what you feel right now.
    4. I am not a baby anymore!
      1. List down the things you can do, as well as what you like, now that they are already older.

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Source: How would you like your haircut today?. Russell Molina. Adarna House. 2011

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