May 25, 2009

Revision week, exam week and school party

Two weeks ago, Yiu Yiu came back with this:


Notification to parents on the kindy’s revision week, examination week, parents-teachers day, school party, mid-term holidays and second semester fees payment.

No kidding - revision week and examination week for 4-year olds! When I visited Juara Cerdik while scouting for a kindy for Yiu Yiu last year, I was already informed that the children will have homework plus examination, which I thought was not quite necessary for 4-year olds. But we went ahead and enrolled her since it was one of the best among the few I visited. Along with the note came this examination format, and a note to parents to do revision with their child.


Okay…since this is my first ever encounter with my daughter's exam, I decided to be an obedient mummy and went through the workbooks and created these worksheets, with the intention of taking her through them over the weekend prior to the examination.


Then last Friday, Yiu Yiu came back with these revision sheets from school – guessed this was what they had been doing during the revision week.


Haiya, if I had known earlier, I wouldn’t have wasted time creating my own worksheets – should have just waited for these and recycled them, and save me the trouble and time. Anyway, I compared the worksheets I created, and voila, it matches the school’s revision sheets almost 90%. If only I had been this good in spotting exam questions in my school days! :-)

The theme for the school party on Friday is Noah’s Ark, and the children are asked to dress as animals. When I asked Yiu Yiu what animal she wanted to be, she said lion or tiger. Her reason? So she can bite her friends! Haiyo! Now only I know I’m raising such a violent kid! Anyway, we went to scout for a costume and coincidentally, the shop we went to has both lion and tiger costumes. She tried on the lion costume and fell in love with it. We tried to coax her to go as something gentler – like a cow, an elephant, a giraffe, etc but she was adamant that she goes as a lion. So the queen of the jungle it is.

She also has to bring a plate of healthy snacks for sharing, and I’ve already got an idea of what to prepare. Too bad parents are not invited to the party - sounds like fun to me.

18 comments:

jazzmint said...

u are really good at spotting the questions and thx for the revision sheets. Can't wait to see her in the outfit.

A Mom's Diary said...

Jazz - I just followed what was listed in the exam format given, and you're most welcomed. Wonder if we can hang around on Friday to take some pictures of the children.

beckysmum said...

OMG, then my girl is wayyyyy behind Malaysia's standard!

mybabybay said...

There goes their childhood years. 4 years old already taking exam. I thot kindy should be a fun place to be.

A Mom's Diary said...

Beckysmum - I think the European and US childhood education system is better la, more fun and play rather than focusing on academics alone.

Mybabybay - yeah, at 4yo, I think I was probably running around in my shorts around the neighbourhood. But surprisingly, she enjoys doing all the revision work.

Asianmommy said...

How cute! Why not be queen of jungle if you can?

Jessie said...

If you want fun, should enrol her in Montessori. Year 3 & 4 is called playschool. yr 5 7 6 is called kindie.

p/s: CAn't wait to see a tiger, a star fish and a chicken. kekekke...

Inspired Momx1 said...

I have totally forgotten about the party until I read your post. Have been busy preparing Ian for his exam.:) By the way, where did u get the outfit from?

Liew said...

Poor Yiu Yiu...........not even 4 yo oredi has to go through exam. Hope you are taking it ez and not too stressed abt it.

After all she needs to enjoy her childhood too

jotpl said...

Hi, for your info, parents are allowed to hang around for the party day this Friday as confirmed by the teacher of my daughter's class.

A Mom's Diary said...

Asianmommy - yeah, queen of the jungle, but her reason to be a lion makes me LOL

Hijackqueen - was planning to enrol her in Montessori but of the two that's around in PJ, one is so the expensive, the other is not very well equipped and pretty run-down

Inspired Mom - the shop is at the row of shops in front of Pelangi Damansara condo. The number is 03 7729 7332.

WK - I just do revision with her lor, whether she does well or not, never mind la.

Jotpl - that's odd, coz my daugter's class teacher said parents are not allowed to hang around wor. Which class is your daughter in?

jotpl said...

My daughter is in the Year 3 class and only this morning I had ask the class teacher whether the parents could hang around for the party day, and she said that we are welcome to stay. Hmmm...maybe they allow for the younger kids to be accompanied by the parents??

jotpl said...

A Mom's Diary - u were right... yesterday my daughter came back with a note frm the teacher saying tat the parents are not allow to be at the party day on Friday. Too bad...thought of taking pictures of her in her costume. Guess I hav to take d pics before bringing her to school.

Inspired Momx1 said...

Last year I did ask if parents were allowed to hang around and they said no so I did not bother to ask this year.:)

A Mom's Diary said...

Jotpl, Inspired Mom - at least they allowed parents to linger beyond 8.30am, and many parents were clicking away :-)

jotpl said...

Yeah, luckily...I was there too, taking the opportunity to snap photos while they had already started to take attendance. I was there until around 9am. Many parents were still hanging around when I left.

KittyCat said...

LOL my comment is the same as beckysmum!!! I think Lucas will be at the bottom of the class when he enrols in the kindy back home O_O

I think it's great Yiu Yiu knows what she wants. More fun what to be a lion than a boring tame animal ;-)

I think the elephant is kinda cute too LOL

Why are parents not allowed??? In the kindy here in China, parents are encouraged to join in class parties (which can get rather crowded)

A Mom's Diary said...

Kittycat - haha...don't worry, I personally think that 4-year olds should be having more fun at kindy than completing homeworks and sitting for exams.

I think parents are not allowed due to the exact reason your mentioned - to avoid the room being too crowded.