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Friday, March 25, 2011

Book Found Finally..

The first thing my boy told me when I went to fetch him from the school last evening was: "Mommy, teacher found my Science Activity Book".  Here the story goes....

Before the start of last school holidays, my boy told me he didn't get his activity book back after passing up for marking while the rest of his classmates got theirs.  He went up to his Science Teacher and asked as he was confident he had passed it up.  Not bothering to check if she had misplaced it elsewhere, the teacher instructed my boy sternly that he must get a new book.  I took it lightly as he had never really lost any of his books in the past and somehow the book would reappear, be it mistakenly brought home by his peers or being left in his drawer.  I asked him to ask around if by any chance any of his mates had taken it and slipped into their bags but the book remained missing.

When the school reopen last Monday, I urged him to check with his Science teacher again but he was so reluctant in doing so for fear of being reprimanded, remember he was being shut off the first time. *sad*  He took the easy way out by asking me to get him a new book.  Not wanting to argue with him, I started my book hunting craze.. why the craze?  Another story unfolds..

Just before the last school holiday started, my boy came back from school and told me about one of his classmates who got reprimanded by his class teacher.  What kind of punishment imposed, you may ask.. To wash 3 school toilets!! And how did he get himself into this?? For losing his Maths activity book and not getting a book replacement after few warnings by the class teacher.  Scary, huh?

Coming back to my boy's case, I was almost certain the book would have either been misplaced by the teacher somewhere or his peers accidentally took his.  Not wanting my boy to be the next "part-time toilet cleaner", I went on a book hunting craze, calling up all bookshops even the publisher wasn't spared but to no avail.

Irene was truly a God Send when she responded to my blog posting.  She asked me to try SBL Bookshop.  I quickly googled their contact number.  The call was answered by a friendly Malay lady and when she told me they kept only SK books, my heart sank but she quickly added that SK schools and SJK schools shared the same Science in English books and the book that I wanted was in stock. Yay!  Why didn't it cross my mind?  All this while I thought SKs were using Sains (BM), I am partially right, ok! My boy is gonna be the last batch using KBSR syllabus.. Blame it on the MOE's fickle-mindedness! And Oliveoylz, thanks so much for your kind offer.  I feel so blessed to have known you and the rest through the blogger world!

Ok, how did my boy get his book back?  I actually called up his school while hunting for the book and asked to speak to his class teacher.  She was not at the office and the line was passed to a male teacher to which I explained the whole episode.  My message was passed on to his class teacher and she took my boy to see the Science subject teacher to get things sorted out.  Finally, the book was found at the bottom of stacks of books, unmarked.. *bummer*

On another side note, thanks all for the comforting words and words of encouragement.  With all of you around, there will surely be a brigther tomorrow!

p/s Since my boy's book reappeared, I am keeping the book I bought from SBL Bookshop.  Should anyone of you loses this book *touch wood* hahaha and want to get a replacement, just let me know by leaving a comment here, ok.  No charge for the book, I bought it for RM2 only,  you only need to pay postage.  The book title is "KBSR Science Activity Book Year 2 by Chong Kum Ying, Quek Yoke Hua, Chang See Leong. Publisher: Zeti Enterprise.

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Blogger mNhL said...

aiyo...what kind of teacher is that! So can we punished the teacher to wash toilets?

Glad that your boy got back his book!

March 25, 2011 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Small Kucing said...

these kind of teacher is a disgrace to teaching profession. Teacher suppose to make kids comfortable when asking question. This one terbalik and makes ppl scared. Did you ask the teacher what punishment should be given to herself for "lossing" a student book? Maybe wash Teachers toilet for a week???

March 25, 2011 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Annie Q said...

aiyoooo...did the teacher apologize?

Glad that you found the book and also indirectly teach the teacher a lesson, next time check carefully first before give warning to the student.

March 25, 2011 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

mnhl: scary, huh?

Small kucing: dare not question them.. Haiz..

Annie: Your question is exactly what I asked my boy. His answer.. not a single apology wor.. :(

March 25, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

There are these irresponsible teachers who blame their students for any fault occurred. Some, like Ian's class teacher & the male teacher dedicate their job by helping out as much as possible :)

Glad the book is found finally.

March 25, 2011 at 4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phew! Thank goodness. Btw, such teachers - lodge a report at the Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri - some think they can do anything they like! Or tell the headmaster/mistress that you are going to do that... Sure they kelam-kabut, scared and would behave themselves.

March 25, 2011 at 4:38 PM  
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March 25, 2011 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Oliveoylz said...

Good to hear that the book has been found! Thank goodness the male teacher was so kind to pass the message and they eventually found the book...It would be a pity if your boy had to redo 3 months worth of activity sheets in his newly acquired book.

Btw, don't mention it. It's my pleasure if I could help:) Happy weekend to you!

March 25, 2011 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Alice Law said...

What a commotion... what a negligent teacher, yeah should punish the teacher to wash toilet instead, be a role model mar!^-^

Have a great weekend!

March 26, 2011 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Sheoh Yan said...

This is a good news, but all blame to the Science teacher, who gave you so many stressful days and nights. Really hate this type of people, a teacher somemore.

March 26, 2011 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Mummy Gwen said...

That's the problem with teachers...they think they are always right. Glad to know you have found the book. :)

March 26, 2011 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

I have been accumulating though not deliberately, stories, mostly horror ones, of chinese school... I presume your boy is in chinese school? I don't know, but this one about washing 3 toilets??? WAH LIAO EHHHH!!! If the toilets are anything like those during my time, I really really pity the poor child. This is not the way... just reprimand through repetitive writing lar, why torture the poor kid.

Anyway, God bless you and it's certainly great to have blogger friends ard to support and encourage us.

March 28, 2011 at 9:49 AM  

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