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The tongue

Originally posted 2009-08-05 19:01:46. Being the youngest I grew up with books and some comics already in the house (as well as contemporary music like The Carpenters, some Beatles, Glen Campbell, John Denver… Oh my I’m scaring myself while I … Continue reading

Do you listen to the teachers or the parents?

Originally posted 2009-08-22 17:06:44.

School kids nationwide are on holidays from this weekend on.

Caitlin has some holiday homework to do for the week off school, from (as far as I can see- gotta check her bag/books) 3 subjects of English, Malay and Chinese. Each of them have a date on the homework pages for respective dates of the week- yes, the teachers are pacing the kids so that they have homework each of the holidays.

Hot Mummee and I are of the opinion that Caitlin, whilst it’s a lazy-ish Saturday afternoon, that she can do as much of them as she can, even to have them all completed. Caitlin on the other hand, quite vehemently objects, saying that she should follow the pace that the teachers have set, to listen to what the teachers have told the class.

HM herself thinks that Caitlin is just being lazy, whereas I was seated beside her surfing whilst she was quite happily completing the homework that was set for the first few days- so I know she isn’t lazy per se.

What would you do? I kinda respect Caitlin’s respect for what the teachers have said, despite also somewhat agreeing with HM’s rationale to complete her homework early in the holidays.

Holiday homework

The dread begins…

Originally posted 2008-07-25 17:04:55.

As prompted by Hissychick‘s recent comment, Caitlin’s preschooling does include homework.

  • Lots of colouring
  • Math: Colouring the corresponding number of objects and repeated writing of numbers 1-8 at this point. It’s amazing that while Caitlin handled writing number 8 quite well, her number 2 is still problematic.
  • English: Colouring the corresponding object which first letter is the repeated writing one.


  • Mandarin: Colouring the corresponding object to which the Chinese calligraphy refers and repeated writing of that word; earlier in the year practise just the strokes that make up a calligraphy word. We are up to writing number 4 now; she already knows how to say 1 – 10

Of course with all these new “words”, she also needs to remember how to read / say / pronounce it.

On top of that, she does still come home with the sporadic artworks, usually done in school.

She also has books with 3-4 sentences per page, aimed at letting the kids recognise the words…..

These days, from the back child seat, she does already exclaim whatever she can read off the billboards she spots.

“Daddee! That’s a ‘six’ and a ‘zero’!”

No, not the speed limit; only an ad for a prepaid plan!


Originally posted 2010-04-14 19:06:33. Homework and reading, with some complementing self-drawn distractions