What do airplanes sound like? Filipino mom confused by child’s school module

Photo: Kristine Joy Rivera/FB
Photo: Kristine Joy Rivera/FB

Everyone seems to be struggling with blended learning, including parents who have had to deal with confusing learning modules.

Earlier this week, a parent named Kristine Joy Rivera posted her child’s module because it asked this question: what do airplanes sound like?

The questionnaire, which has been reposted online almost 18,000 times, gave students four options to choose from: “weng-weng-weng,” “eng-eng-eng,” “wii-wii-wii,” and “pipip-pipip-pipip.” Rivera and the rest of her family couldn’t decide on the right answer, and until today, they have yet to choose the answer.

Read: At least 90% of learning modules distributed to Filipino teachers as schools reopen

In a chat interview with Coconuts Manila, the 25-year-old Rivera said that the module is being used by her son, a Grade 1 student enrolled in the Rizal provincial government’s special education program.

“When I saw that, I really thought long and hard about what the answer should be. I asked my husband but he didn’t know either. I also asked my nephews and nieces and they don’t know. So I posted the page [online],” she said.

Despite the challenges posed by blended learning, a method that combines various forms of media, the stay-at-home mother said that her son is doing well.

“He’s OK. He can still follow the lessons. We just choose the easy questions,” she said.


What are the challenges that you and your child have had to deal with this school year? Tell us by leaving a comment below or tweeting to @CoconutsManila.




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