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Monday, April 19, 2010

Learning Thru Reading & Watching Ben 10 Series



I am glad that my boy is not too proud to ask things that he doesn't know. He also doesn't mind telling me that he gets punished for talking in class, usually ear squats for 10 times. This chatter box of mine just can't stop talking and will update me the moment he gets into the car after school.

He has started to pick up idioms like "What comes around goes around" and "No pain no gain" from the books that he reads and also from his favourite Ben 10 cartoon movie.

I was so mad with him last Saturday that right after coming home from his Han Yu Pin Yin class, I made him copy 4 pages directly from the BM activity book which I spotted lots of spelling mistakes, missing capital letters, commas and fullstops. He admitted competing with his classmates to finish the work given by their BM teacher. *roll eyes* I tell ya, the handwriting was simply horrible! He protested and whined but relented finally knowing his mother very well that it was too late to appeal and somehow he had to finish it no matter what.

While on our way to his Yamaha JMC class, he tried to crack a conversation with me who was driving to break the ice knowing that I was still mad with him.

Ian: Mommy, what's what comes around goes around? I heard Ben 10 saying this to the bad alien.
Mommy: Hmmm.... (Decided that I should throw him a question instead of answering it). Why did I make you copy so many pages this morning?
Ian: Because I was careless in my work and did not check my work. That's why you made me copy 4 pages.
Mommy: So, that's the answer, when you do something good, something good will happen to you. When you do something bad, something bad will happen to you!
Ian: *Sinking into deep thought*
Mommy: *evil grins* So, now do you understand what I am trying to tell you?
Ian: Yes, mommy. But then, what's the meaning of No Pain, No Gain?
Mommy: (I sometimes find myself struggling to feed this ever curious boy with appropriate answers but not this time for sure!) Just like the previous one, you must work hard for what you want and responsible for your own action. Just like you compete with your friends on the writing and did not focus on your work quality and you get punished for your action. Get it??
Ian: Yes, mommy. Sorry mommy. *guilty look*

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3 Comments:

Blogger michelle@mybabybay said...

I would have tot no pain no gain was although get scolding from mummy for bad handwritting but I still beat my friend to it. Lol.

April 19, 2010 at 6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relax, my year 3 boy still omitted the commas,fullstop and capital letters when he feels like it.Ever heard of pulling ears plus sit up for one hour(2periods)?Its around the corner,maybe some agreed punishment set by sjkc to `teach spoilt child'. I cursed the system and absurd rules everytime i left my child school after accompanying him from the gate right till classroom.

April 21, 2010 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

Michelle: Ya oh, the No Pain No Gain part like not so appropriate after re-reading through. Hehehe..

Anonymous: Ear squats for 1 hour? That's way too much even how serious the cause of the punishment was. My son's class teacher did inform me about him being talkative in class and I know my son well.;)

April 21, 2010 at 3:28 PM  

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