June 08, 2012

First exam in primary school

Both mummy and daughter survived Yiu Yiu’s first exam in primary school, which took place two weeks prior to the mid-term break.  She was given a list of pages of books to revise for each subject but as her mummy is a master procrastinator, we didn’t start revising until just a week before, when I frantically tried to prepare mock exam paper for her to practice, just like what I used to do during her kindy years.  Suddenly it dawned on me that I could just photocopy Yihao’s exam papers from last year, and so I did, and saved me the tears and stress of preparing my own J  In any case, her day care had been preparing worksheets for them to practice, so she should be OK.

In the course of helping her revise, I realized that her problem wasn’t in answering the questions, but on understanding the instructions, which would be in Mandarin, except for BM and English, obviously.  And so for Maths, I tried to help her identify certain key words like 一共有 (to add), 顺序 (ascending order), etc.  Turned out I needn’t have to worry – the instructions were read out to them at the start of each paper.  I wonder if it will be the same for the year-end exam.

She came back with all her papers the week before school holidays, and to my delight, did reasonably well.  No perfect scores in any paper, which she could have had if not for a careless mistake each for English and Maths.


Now that we survived her first primary school exam, can’t wait till she’s old enough to sit for the dmv driving test.

6 comments:

Small Kucing said...

LOL...another 16 years to go :)

WK Liew said...

So did she get any reward or not?

LittleLamb said...

Her AnChing classes prepared her well. No perfect score is ok. I think she did her best already.

chanelwong said...

For her first exam...she did well...

Irene said...

Good job! Congrats!

A Mom's Diary said...

WK - no reward. Have been telling her studying and doing her homework is her responsibility so no reward, yet! :-)

Little Lamb - didn't expect her to get perfect score. Just want her to do her best and not make careless mistakes.

Chanel - you think so? Anyway, it's ok la, we are not uptight about her results.

Irene - thanks. Hope V did well too.