Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Exam Week

XY is having her exams this week. I've been busy doing revisions with her since last week. That's why we didn't go anywhere last weekend, except for the barbecue dinner at BIL's house (which is just across the road) on Saturday. I made longan jelly and baked blueberry muffins. Well, muffins are one of the easiest things to bake and lazy me always like to take the easy way out. Not adventurous or ambitious at all. :p

~ desserts for BBQ ~

Back to her exam, I don't normally do revisions with her except coaching her on her homework. If there isn't any homework for the day, then her school bag would be left untouched. I think that's perfectly alright at kindy level, right? Right? So obviously this is a last minute work. Must at least do some revision, cannot take exams too lightly though. Otherwise she'll get a big shock when she goes to primary school.

English and Mathematics are over. Tomorrow she'll be having Mandarin. Followed by Bahasa Malaysia and Science. I'm wondering how she'll do in the Mandarin test as I've not been doing much revision with her on that subject. I'm not good in it myself. Hope she's been paying attention in class. While I was testing her on the numbers in Chinese, she wasn't sure of seven (qi1) and eight (ba1). But she surprised me by recognising complicated characters of insects like bee, fly, butterfly, mosquito, cockroach and ant (which were taught in school, of course).

Anyway, no need to give her unnecessary pressure. I must keep reminding myself. I know I've not been practising what I've been preaching. Okay, we'll reward her with something when her results are out, no matter how she did. But shhhh... let's not tell her first. ;-)

22 comments:

YoU'll NeVeR WaLk AloNe said...

good luck in the exam XY!

- Ling

Irene said...

omg, i din really read thru ur post, was browsing quickly, then saw the word "exam... maths... etc"

sekali i saw kindy somewhere in the post. i read all over again. omg, give XY a break man!
she only kindly la wei.... *pengsan*

and yes, please reward her & send over some of ur blueberry muffins here :)

U.Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, my wife too loves making those blueberry muffins, or banana pound cake.
Before I met her I was slim, about 135 pounds, then as the years went by with her gourmet Nonya cooking (she not even a Nonya) and her love of making cakes...I put on 45 pounds in all the years.
Fortunately I have my height too ha ha, have all that weight spread around...last weighed was 196 pounds.
Have a great week and best regards, Lee.

andrewjune said...

wah, kindy level also got exam kah? wow! i wish him all the luck ok!

dont put too much pressure on him, but on the other hand also cannot be too lenient...hehehe...

Mummy Gwen said...

Is it the standard of kindy is much higher now or I totally forgot what i've studied in kindy? I don't remember there is science subject at kindy..haha.
Oh..hope XY did well in her exams. :)

Jesslyn said...

my elder girl (kindy too) also over, what a relief hor!

huisia said...

all the best in her exam!

Oliveoylz said...

Bet XY will excel in the exams. She's a smart girl, just like mummy :) Good luck girl!

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Anggie's Journal said...

Hi ... good luck to XY ... no wory, she will done well , i guess ...Dont need to put too much pressure at this level "kindy" ...

& i agreed with u, muffin is very easy to made for lazy mummy like me too compare to cupcake/cakes.... and bento.. hahahhah ...

JO-N said...

Right, no pressure. All the best, XY. It's exam week for Karl too and next week, it's Wayne.

wen said...

that reminds me i gotta do revision with ian edi

BabyBooned said...

right! right! i couldnt agree more. kindy shouldnt be about pressuring them to study. its about simple basic education to get them started and used to going to school. thats what i believe. anyway, i'm sure she'll do fine coz she's a clever girl :)

Jacss said...

good that u r at least doing a revision for her (that would reduce d guilt in you ma...)!! i dun even know when their exam is....blek!! anyway, next year can't have such honeymoon anymore!

sting said...

all the best to her ya :-)

Yatie SawaNiLa.com said...

slavemom...my kids exam will be next week. but no revision at home cos i don't want pressure them....still kindy unless they in primary....
but amazing ly, I notice afriena and ashraff now are reading chinese . ashraff can counting thing and write the number correctly.

Dora said...

Bake muffins is easy? Admire you can bake such beautiful blueberry muffins! Yeah I have Red Roses Award for you, come grab it.

little prince's mummy said...

Ganbatte and good luck for XY's exam...

LittleLamb said...

Good luck in the exams
Best wishes
Mummy no worries ok.

TheBlueRanger said...

somehow, i never think that baking is an easy task...hehe

i've been telling myself too not to pressure ethan on exam but not sure if i can do that when the time comes

Lemonjude said...

Really so pressure for kindy kids nowadays Science subject is in..exam almost like in primary school practise. And what we did last time..only play play and study ABC thats it..

Pls don't pressure her...

I have an Rose award for you. Wish XY good luck in her exam and u too take care...

jazzmint said...

good luck to XY. Whoa so young and got so many subjects..nowadays student is vy stress huh