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Sunday, November 28, 2010

What We Did Last Week

I have no fixed timetable for my boy this time as opposed to the last three school holidays where a timetable was set and strictly adhered to but I do make sure he practices his maths in the morning and Chinese reading and writing in the evening.  I am not so concerned about his English as he loves reading and in the process, picks up the language naturally.  I only have to let him do some grammar exercises once a week.  So far, he has learned addition, subtraction within 1000 and multiplication charts of 2 and 3.  Hahaha... allow me to be a bit "kiasu" here.  These are all syllabus for standard 2 which he will only be learning in school next year. 

As far as I know, "smart kids" nowadays learn one year ahead of their current syllabus, they are already learning standard 2 syllabus when they are in standard 1, well, at least smart kids in my boy's class do that.  One school term into primary 1, my boy came back and asked if I could teach him multiplication.  Peer pressure, I guess.  The gang he hangs around with, three of them being in the top 5 in class go to the same tuition center.  They like playing math quizzes and chanting multiplication charts like a poem.  My poor boy could not do most of them simply because they were not taught at home by his teacher mommy, at least not yet.  See my point, multiplication will not be taught until standard 2 but those young chaps are already chanting away.  Well, if you can't beat them, join them.  :)

Coming back to what we did last week, we had watched two movies so far, Harry Potter 7 and Rapunzel A Tangled Tale.  We have also started him on a twice a week swimming lessons finally.  No TV during weekdays still applies but TV day has now been extended to Sunday from Saturday.  In other words, more readings during weekdays when he gets bored drawing and playing with his toys but literally no reading at all during weekends when he gets busy with his PSP, computer games and watching TV.

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Blogger reanaclaire said...

During my schooling days, the word "bored" was an alien word.. i remember looking forward to school hols so that I could hop over to my neighbours' houses, right and left... we played almost anything.. no gadgets, nothing then..but we never felt bored... nowadays, my girl always complain.. "NO VCDS, MUM??" or.. "Mi, very boring la, take leave please!"

November 28, 2010 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Shenny's mommy said...

Luckily Ian has the urge to learn, so you as a mommy would have easier life.

November 29, 2010 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Hayley said...

Wow, looks like a productive weekend! I've not watch Rapunzel, will plan for a trip to the cinema this week ;)

November 29, 2010 at 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like at one time, my students. They studied first and in class, they asked questions to test that I knew my stuff. Too bad...students today not like that. Mostly, here today,gone tomorrow ones! So sad.

November 29, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger eugene said...

That's so cool,even with no set timetable,everything seems to be going well for your boy.....

November 29, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger eugene said...

To be very frank, i prefer my time of school holiday,,,so much to do,never bored one,,, nothing handphone, no pc game, no game boy, no psp, all we did was to make our own toys,,,, kite, tops, and jungle climbing,,,sigh.... those were the days my friend

November 29, 2010 at 1:47 PM  

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