Act 3 presents Children's Theatre-Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch best for ages 3 to 8. Nov 10 to 15 2009. 3 different stories for children in 3 different well-crafted puppetry styles abt a fish, mounse, worm. Duration 1 hr. Victoria Theatre. Call SISTIC at 63485555 or visit webby at http://www.sistic.com.sg/cms/buzzspecial/ACT3/swimmy/swimmy-04.htm
My boy's school followed the secondary school vacation timetable so that's why his hols has started.. he's so so happy not to go to school!
yes, they don't follow the teaching method totally, though they do follow the syllabas.
The maths paper is quite togh. This year, the lowest score for P1 for maths is 10!
I also hate going to Thomson Plaza during those "peak" hours... can nvr find parking lot. When my girl had ballet classes at Crestar previously, I took a bus there instead...really saved a lot of hassle.
I will be having the ptm on 17 nov...my gal was selected as a star pupil in class....so happy for her..basically star pupil is a role model of good behaviour & character and she will be on stage to receive her award
It depends on what course. I signed up my boy for badminton in CC. Altho the class is 15 kids. That is acceptable to me because he will get to exercise (vis-à-vis be a coach potato at home). There are also some interesting course like Magic tricks which I thought is hands on for kids.
My gal is having several post exam activities this week...various interesting activities eg fencing, golfing, archery, mosiac art etc..
I dun think there is any PTM this term as it was not listed in their term schedule. I can only email to her Teacher to find out about her perfomance and weakness area..hopefully the teacher will reply me soon.
My gal is currently attending MPM. She started MPM in June this year. Her Maths for SA1 was 62, for SA2 she has 73. I do not know if the improvement is solely due to MPM classes. She did quite badly for her class tests in Aug-Sep, scoring marks as low as 40+ to 60+.
We only got to see her results in Oct ie 2 weeks before her exams..and from there on, my hubby and I had been grilling her with past year papers., Prob her weakness was not able to tackle exam technique adequately.
MPM does entice her to do Maths, and with various tool kits - my gal is always motivated to complete the assignments. Prior to MPM, she is very weak in pattern recognition and spatial skills, now she can do these with ease. However, MPM originates from Taiwan and we are not very comfortable with their English usage. Some of the phrases/words used are quite misleading. We had made several feedback to the teacher. I will continue let my gal attend MPM but will exercise close monitor.
congratulations...yr gal is indeed smart..you must be proud of her..
Ya..,I agree it depends on the organisers in the CC. I am also keeping a lookout for other interesting holiday courses in CC. For those staying near Braddell Height CC...I think you can take a look at the activites there...seemed much more interesting than the one at my place (TPY).
I am a school teacher intending to switch to full time tutoring, hence I am offering a free trial session to interested parents. Pls kindly find more info on the free trial session in the following thread if u are keen to engage a tutor for your darlings.
My gal's last day of school will be next Tues. Next Monday she will get her report book.
Avrilf - I think I am not going to sign up any holiday writing classes for my girl. I spoke to her English Teacher few days back, as I had requested to review her compo scripts. She told me they are not allowed to release the scripts to parents. In the end, she read out my gal's paper to me over the phone. From there on, I had a rough idea where the problems lie. Her subject-verb-agreement skills is very weak. Another major issue is she did not read what she write. She switched the character's names in the middle of the para - from writing from a 3rd party's perspective, she became the main character in the story. This is not the first time it had happened. She also did not check her spelling and punctuation.
I think I also need to strengthen up on her grammar area, and get her to do more writing at home. If things does not improve by next year CA1, I will then enrol her in BC, which is nearer to my place.
Thks for initiating the compilation of SA2 papers..I have returned my gal's exam scripts to the sch, not sure if they will be given back to us before the term end. Heard from another parent that the sch does not release the scripts in the previous years. I will contribute once I get them.
Congratulations to your dd on English and Mathematics. Don't be disappointed about her chinese results. My son also did not do well for his english, hoping that he can improve next year.
I am quite surprised about my son's chinese though. thought that he might did badly this time round. To my surprise, he told me that he scored with 94/100. I asked him why is he so sure about it and he commented that his chinese teacher said to him that he had improved by 5 marks as compared to last SA1.
Any mummies started shopping in Popular for assessment books for the coming year?
if keen, email me at [email protected]
I have a set of P3 My pal,Math n Science
plus a couple of worksheets for P2 and my sister's kid is in Pri 1, so maybe if you would like to exchange your textbook with mine.
U have P2 or P3 textbook to exchange? I don't need P3 books. If you want P1 textbook, I can exchange with U but they are used since last year. They are from my niece, still quite new. Do you want Eng, Maths or Chinese? Moral education?
Is that true? Thou my ds did quite well for his eng exam, I think his english is only P1 average level esp his compo and compre. I think he will need to go thru step by step learning don't think I will get P3 ones for him.
Juz now I went to Popular to take a look at the assessment papers. I saw many parents and their children are already choosing and buying many assessment books...U are right, I am not not kiasu...
Hi avrilf, thanks. Do keep me in the loop after your planning. Me currently planning for my family trip to Bali too. I checked out ICR programme on SAT, was told that my son needs to take a test to see if he can fit into the creative writing class. He did qualify to get into the class. I found out from the teacher, it may takes up to 1 month or more for a kid to finish writing a piece of composition. It depends on the individual kids as well as the class progress. They actually start off with a story reading, then analysis the story - comprehension, learning of words before getting the kids to start writing their composition in parts. But the kids in P1 and P2 are placed together in a class, which i feel abit unfair for P2 kids. My hubby commented to me that some of the teacher's whose certificate are displayed actually graduate from psychology, so he is asking if they can teach english language or not though they are all foreign teachers. All in all including the material fees is about $506 per term.
For mummies who are interested to get Wii, I got it last week as I cannot stand put off the purchase to another date. Reason is : I want to PLAY Anyway, there is a recent price cut among Wii, XBOX and PS3. I got my Wii for 349 with free 1 game (5 in 1 sports). My son has been enjoy playing the tennis, good workout for him who hardly exercise except sch PE lessons.
My son also selected for star award, however we do not know what it is all about until I read Jolene's posting. He is so happy as only 1 person in the class got selected. His sch no exam hence no positioning.
Popular's mag is out. I just got it yesterday. Now waiting for my son to get his booklist so that I can compare what to buy. Since popular giving out 5% discount, most likely I would get from popular. Also saw a few parents shopping for assessments books, so WanWan you are not alone. Maybe all of us who have yet to action are all too late
FZ, for finished assessment books, I just dump away to clear space when it is finished. Now wondering which NTUC outlet is collecting P1 textbooks. Just discussed with hubby we would donate them away, but got 1 or 2 textbooks some parts are out already.
can i check for popular card, if i apply student care for my boy, can i also use them? TIA.
today went to my mum's place and dug out some books...including my own P3-P6 science guide!! wonder if it is still relevant...
I just bought some compre books for my younger daughter the other days..shd have waited for the pop magazines.
Fz - yes..you shd apply the student cards..you can use them as well.
completed exam paper and assessment books
- I prob will clear them away..need more rooms heee..
Is your gal still with MPM? How did she she fare for her Maths? I feel that my MPM's standard is way below my gal's school - prob will only help her to secure 60 -70 marks in exam. I spoke to my gal's sch maths teacher and she said I need to expose her more to challenging Maths. Hiaz...Hubby is considering getting a pte tutor for her..but not easy to get a good one.
Ive stopped my girl wif MPM coz shes way back behind schl topics so i managed to get a hme tutor fr her. Also MPM teacher said tat her attn span too short. 2hrs of class is too long fr my girl. She'll starts to daydream after 45mins or so. Also my hubby wants my girl to get used to exam kind of questions. Tats why ive stopped MPM.
Hi ohohjazz, can share where you got the set and what does it comprises of... kind of tempted but bec of space constraint lah. My big TV in the hall but will 'disturb' or deprive my FIL from his daily SCV taiwanese news... ha.. ha... so wondering where should i play the game lah.
Hi jasmine, what does your $566 consists of then?
Hi Chicken little, sorry, pls bear with me for the exam papers. I've yet masked out the answers. Me bz playing Farmtown with my kids in FB over the weekends.. so sorry...
ya, me gotten the Pop mag and also found out abt the Book Fest. guess too late for textbooks and assessment too.
Hi mummies, for those who are interested in Nivpak school bags (i've not used before hence not sure abt it), here's some info i've received from them :
NTUC Back-To-School Fair 2009
Location Date Time
Downtown East, 5th & 6th December 2009, 10am – 5pm
Jurong East (Open field opposite Jurong East MRT station), 5th & 6th December 2009, 10am – 5pm
recently had also received email about some promo on their sch bags + Art bag + Cover (for rain) + delivery = S$59.95