Tuesday, May 26, 2009

So Proud Of You

Last Saturday, I went to XY's kindy for Parent-Teacher's Day, to collect her exam results and discuss her progress in school with her class teacher, Ms Irene.

For her 1st semester exam, she scored 100% for 3 papers (English, Bahasa Malaysia and Science), 88% for Chinese and 90% for Mathematics. We're very happy with her results. As parents, we shouldn't emphasize too much on the scores (at kindy level) but use the exam as a guide to see what needs improvement.

We've always been concerned about her Chinese language. We started to enforce more Mandarin-speaking at home since last year. Ms Irene said her Mandarin has improved. She's conversing more in Mandarin and has wider vocabulary. She would've no problems coping in a Chinese-medium primary school. By the way, we STILL haven't decided which medium school to send her to. How come, you may ask, as we need to register for the school when she's 5 years old? Sigh... long story.

Anyway, back to her progress, these are some of Ms Irene's comments and what I was thinking in my heart :
-> Has leadership qualities. The boys have their own leader and she's the leader for the girls (only 5 girls in her class). *She's pretty bossy huh.*
-> Very helpful to the teachers and also her friends. *She's very kepoh (busybody), I know.*
-> Very observant, especially during science subject. She asks a lot of questions, meaning she thinks. *Oh, she does? (hahaha I'm a terrible mom hor.)*
-> Much more independent now. She can do work on her own.
-> Very daring and confident. She's willing to share her knowledge. She volunteered to show her ballet dance to her teachers and classmates. She asked her good friend (who's in the same ballet class) to perform together but she refused. So she went ahead and danced on her own. *Errr... daring or loves attention?*
-> She writes very slowly, especially the Chinese characters. Ms Irene has highlighted this to me before. I've explained that she's trained to write slowly and carefully at home, otherwise her strokes will be out of shape sometimes. Because of this, she sometimes need more time to finish her work in class, or she'll have to continue them at home. Then she added, the end result is neat and tidy work. *smiling inside*
-> One thing that hasn't changed since Day 1, she's still as talkative as ever. But Ms Irene said it's manageable, she'll keep quiet when asked to. Guess she's very forgetful. Keep forgetting that she has to keep her mouth shut. hahaha We all agreed that she really loves to T-A-L-K. *So proud of my chatter box.*

So what's her reward? We've already bought it for her the week before her exam. The Nintendo Wii. We said it's for her, but actually mommy and PaPa also want to play. :D I've already set the rules :
(1) Can only play on non-school days. Sometimes she gets to play on weekdays (but just for a short while), when the adults are at it. So we're quite flexible actually.
(2) When we ask her to stop, she has to. No appealing and no complaining. Otherwise, no more playing in the future. This she follows (sometimes need reminding), but so far so good. Everybody happy.

21 comments:

Oliveoylz said...

xy...am so proud of u...great results. mummy can 'fong sum', she will do well whether attending chinese or kebangsaan sch. her science has improved by leaps and bounds! perfect score man...u both deserve the nintendo!!!

Fussy mum said...

I'm very impressed with her good results too. Well done, XY! You surely made mummy and daddy proud of you :)

Anggie's Journal said...

well done to XY .... am so proud of her too and happy for u ... that's wat make a mummy happy and proud.. :P

Sasha said...

wah kong hei kong hei. U have such a smart and good girl la. She's very daring la performce dance for ppl. Its a good thing!

LittleLamb said...

pls take the praises as compliments la..and not -vetively.. like ask a lot of question is not talkative.. being helpful is not kpc..hahahaa mummy.. u done well to train ur kid

Mummy Gwen said...

Well Done XY!!! Wuah...full scores in most of the papers..that's a very good achievement. She truly deserves the Nintendo and mummy too for her coaching. :) She'll be successful one day. ;)

Talking about which medium of primary school to enrol her in, I'm also "tao tung" eventhough Gwen's not in kindy yet..hehe..must share how you choose with us hor..hehe.

Irene said...

walao, nintendo wii... shiok la! good girl ah XY, keep it up :)

FAMILY FIRST said...

Congrats! Not sure what to expect when it is my kids turn. Shd I push him for 100 or just be happy as long as he has tried his best?

Ling That's Me said...

well done girl!

my daughter is in K2 and the school does not give marks. :D

reanaclaire said...

wow..good girl.. really.. my girl is not very good in talking, actually.. maybe i didnt talk much to her when she was young.. i think upbringing can affect the character of a child.. agree?
I like yr blog..i m going to add u now..
do keep in touch :)

Angeline said...

OMG!!!
to me, to get 100% for ANY subjects in school now is a miracle!!!
You have a genius, you know that Mommy!

And mommy dear, please dun pour 'cold water' on the praises... I believe the teacher.... *wink*

Cheffie-Mom said...

Woo hoo!! Way to go XY!!

chanelwong said...

Well Done XY......

andrewjune said...

wah mummy must be proud of you...
she indeed has done an excellent job! well done to XY!

i love the part "She asked her good friend (who's in the same ballet class) to perform together but she refused. So she went ahead and danced on her own"

she shows the qualities of a leader and she will be one independent lady in the future!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, thats something to be proud off.
Next stop the University, ha ha.
My tears came out when I saw my son receiving his graduation scroll.....and memories of his very young days flashed by....he not wanting to study, hardly does his homework.
Will sneak off go fishing.....hardly scoring above 70%.

I thought his future might be in drug smuggling or robbing banks.
He sure surprised us...2 degrees, Aerospace Engineering and Robotics Engineering.
Today he's a troubleshooter with a well known Airplane manufacturer....the kid I practically gave up hope, ha ha. Lee.

jazzmint said...

bravo bravoo...talk alot eh LOL...i bet mine also will get such remarks in school

JO-N said...

She has a bright future! Now, you got to start worrying about how many boyfriends she will have later.

BabyBooned said...

xy's doing really well :) good for u, xy!!

she reminds me a little of my niece sarah. sarah received similar comments at kindy last time and she's pretty much stayed the same. loves attention, talk a lot, and always the leader of the group. the only downside is that because she's her friends' leader, she goes all out to make her friends happy and also likes to talk the other girls into acting like her. hmmff. my sister's not sure on what to do abt that attitude!

Jaanvi said...

well done.... its really great.... she is a star... :)

jacss said...

well XY, while aunty is super PROUD of yr achievements, aunty is also so so so envy at the sametime!! how i wish if u can help to influence the 2 notty kor-kor here, sob sob!!!
the meet-up session with the teacher must have left u with a long wide smiles even in your sleep hor?? admit it!! any tips to pass on ahh...

Annie Q said...

Well done XY! Your mummy so proud of you! Keep up the good work.

Nintendo Wii as reward? Wow! I also want!!!!