2018 – Oral Skills (p4 English)

With the new MOE format of testing oral, I got together some suitable topics for my p4s and got them ready for the Oral examination.

Sourced a short paragraph on a topic and ran through some skills.

After getting them to read aloud, I gave them pointers on how to improve for the next reading. We moved on to stimulus conversation next. My students had fun guessing what questions their Teachers will ask them and how to answer them appropriately.

Lesson was over in a jiffy.

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June ‘Holi-yay’ Special 2018

Dear parents, the workshop dates are finally out! As some of you and your children have requested me to plan something different over the holidays, here goes!

Just a bit of description, the 3 dates given for each level are intended to replace the 3 weeks of the June holidays. This was weaved in mind that some parents are planning to be away and do not want to miss the number of lessons, thus, a back to back lessons are crafted.

Taking a break from the usual routine of tuition is like a breath of fresh air. It’s good to smell the roses and do something different and fun!!!

Do take a look at the flyer and get back to me if you have any questions. Dates are fixed but subjective to the majority who cannot/can make it for the dates. I may change the dates and time to suit the demand as well.

For p6 parents, if you require extra lessons, it is possible too. Please message me and we will fix additional lessons for your children.

Last of all, for parents who are keen to sign up for the workshop, sign up now to get 10% off the total fees stated. (refer to the Terms & Conditions at the end)

Thank you and looking forward to have your children join in some fun Lessons With Me! 😉


WORKSHOP DETAILS:

  • Experiential Hands On Learning

– In this workshop, my students will be engaged in hands on activities and from there, they will learn to weave simple stories using their activities they had done. This workshop helps my students to build confidence in their writing, as they will be able to make better connections with what they see (important factor in writing) and how they write (grammar, spelling, vocabulary skills)

  • Story Mapping

– In this workshop, my students will be given an interesting story to read for every lesson. From there, they will learn how to brainstorm simple Mind Maps from the given stories. Next, they will learn how to create their own stories for each lesson. This helps them to be independent and critical thinkers, a necessary skill to help them cope with more complex writing in future.

  • Step Up English

– In this workshop, my students will step into a world of journalism writing. They will learn how to identify between factual news and fictional news, and learn to write short news article reports. This helps them to build and strengthen their writing skills and be better writers.

  • Step Up Science

– In this workshop, my students are able understand in a deeper level the different types of process skills used in exam questions. Equipped with this knowledge, they are able to answer what most questions ask for confidently. They will also learn how to mind map topics into revision notes for easy memory retention. Hands on experiments are also a must, as they help to connect with they have learnt.

  • PSLE English Preparation

– In this workshop, my students will learn the latest PSLE new formats in Oral, Writing and Comprehension open-ended. They will learn how to speak confidently, write confidently and complete their open-ended questions confidently through my tools. They will also learn time management tips (crucial in exams) and set goals (crucial to have ambition).

  • PSLE Science Preparation (3h)

– In this workshop, my students will learn how to score in Section A and Section B respectively, using my tools. They will learn how to strategise the paper to help them maximize their scores. They will also learn time management tips (crucial in exams) and set goals (crucial to have ambition). In depth experiments are a must to help my students make connections with their learning and they will explore topics from P3 right up to P6 for maximum fun and learning!


TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR REGISTRATION:

1.  This workshop is for meant for students who are keen to learn more over the holidays.

2. Fees paid are STRICTLY NON-REFUNDABLE (unless workshop is cancelled by me). Please check to confirm your child/ren’s availability before signing up for any of the workshops.

3. If any of the workshops is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, or if the minimum quantity is not reached, I will inform parents 3 working days beforehand. Full refund of fees will then be made.

4. Sign up now to enjoy 10% off total fees. Refer your friends to enjoy more benefits.

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Mathematics

2018 – Guess & Check (p1-2 math)

Taking a much needed break from an overdose of model drawings, they so welcomed a game I played with them for today. While I gave them a break from drawing models, I emphasised that it is not for good, they will still be drawing models intermittently.

Did a quick guess and check measurement game with the class. Gave them 5 items to guess and record, which they will be then given a measuring tape to measure the actual length and record.

Off they went to use whatever they could to measure and wrote down their predictions.

After predicting, they set off to use the tape to measure the length, width and height of the items. It was a great teamwork!

I had to praise them when one of them told me the tape was not long enough to measure the length of the whiteboard. I threw back the question and asked them how? They were smart to tell me to measure the maximum length of the tape first, mark it and then measure again. This, is what I call problem solving in the real world. If only schools give them ample time for that.

They even wrote down working to solve the length.

Final presentation of their answers. They did not know Math can be so fun and they truly enjoyed themselves.

2018 – P1 Preparation (k2 English)

Today’s lesson was on a colouring craft with writing. I upped the challenge by getting her to give me more sentences when crafting a story.

Colorful artwork right? Exactly the effect I wanted! I engaged her in describing the colours she used for her craft and translated them into sentences.

It was a little too much for S to focus on writing and she was really slow initially and not confident to write. Thus, I adapted by getting her to be the little teacher and got her to go to the board and teach me how to read the words and which sentences to write. Worked well!

I got her to cross out the words she had written so she could follow what she wrote as well. Initially her speed was really slow, but I persisted and after a while, she picked up speed and confidence. She could read almost 80% of the words with repeated revision along the way.

Yay! Just on the dot to complete her writing. Aside the spelling errors, she did well within a time limit and I’m sure she will do better the next lesson.

2018 – Loving ‘Em!

I love to read how my students enjoyed their lessons and are able to benefit from them. Results do matter, but I like to strike a balance on academic and non academic aspects, like character building. Teachingmy students to be independent thinkers and learners is a must for me, as they grow older to take more ownership of themselves in terms of studies and other choices.

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Science Topics - Energy

2018 – Kaleidoscope Patterns (p4 science)

Lesson got a little mundane and I broke the boring routine of doing seat work with an interesting object – the kaleidoscope. It’s related to Science and makes use of light to observe shapes and patterns.

C had awesome fun viewing through the lens and turning the tube to create many patterns. Below is one beauty in a tube.

2018 – W+H skills (p4 English)

Did a simple W+H skills with my class to use in Comprehension Open Ended. Before that, got them to do a quick hands on.

Different text types were given to them so they can do an oral presentation and share with one another what they had done.

After completing their work, they went up to present their ideas and showcase their work.

Fantastic work from my p4s, yay! I really love the differentiated work done once again. They took turns to present their work and they really put in their effort.

After the experiential learning, they were off to do a structure passage close to exam standard. Again, I got them to pull out the info and drop them into the W+H template again. They did not fail me. Check out their work!

One of the reasons for doing so is, many students tend to complete this section in double quick time and they are contented with just passing the section. I encourage my students to think beyond just aiming a pass. If they can score higher, why not? This habit must be ingrained so they will naturally score high when PSLE comes. Thus, my insistence. There are many ways to tackle compre open ended and this is just one of them.

Just enough for today’s lesson. 🙂

2-18 – P1 Preparation (k2 English)

Finally S has a lesson on her own, at her level. Previously she was with her sister and not many things I can do with her, though I did quite a lot with her.

Learning English meaningfully is an art and one really needs the endurance to pull it off. S has made quite a good change with just 3 weeks of lessons. Consistency is one key.

Today, we did a craft with writing. With splashes of different colours, it’s easier to encourage children to describe more in their writing.

Olaf, her purple ‘pet’ dog is completed!

Next, I built in writing skills like describing the craft she did into a simple paragraph. It was a guided piece for a start, but her ideas were good!

Writing time! After going through the story with her a few times, she got to work by writing on her writing paper. This builds her writing skills slowly.

The last step was a show and tell, to read off her story and this take was perfect. It was not the first take. It was a few rounds but she spoke with more confidence each time. Great job, S!

Finally dried! Will pass to her sister over her English lesson later on.

Olaf, the purple doggy! ❤️

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Science Topics - Diversity Science Topics - Interactions

2018 – Crayons Remake! (P6 science) – man & environment, materials

This was a popular request among my p5 and p6. My p6 girls asked me if I could do the crayons activity I did with my p5 girls. Sure, why not! It’s still a lesson, anyway. 🙂

Excited girls choosing ‘candies’ again. Different age group but same expression.

Lovely swirls of melted goodness. This topic is on Man and Environment, how we can reuse and recycle old materials to become new. I got new moulds to try out.

Great success! The new crayons slipped out of the moulds perfectly and they looked like chocolates, don’t they? Happy girls equate happy learning. At least they were able to get a feel of what recycling is about.