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A Kind Act

Write a composition of at least 150 words about an act of kindness.

The scenes are provided to help you think about this topic.

Your composition should be based on one or more of these scenes.

Consider the following points when you plan your composition:

  • What was the act of kindness?
  • Who were the people involved and how did they feel about it?

You may use the points in any order and include other relevant points as well. 

  • Happiness
  • Anxiety
Happiness

Her face glowed with pride, happiness when the teacher announced that she passed the examination with flying colours.

Her eyes twinkled merrily.

She beamed with pride / happiness.

She gave us a radiant smile.

Her joy / happiness knew no bounds.

She was engulfed by clouds of delight/ sheer happiness.

She was as happy as a lark.

He burst into fits of laughter.

The winner jumped for joy.

Her eyes glittered with tears of joy.

A wide smile flickered across her face.

She broke into a smile, flashing her pearly white teeth.

They broke out into peals of laughter.

A smile spread over his face.

 They were saturated with happiness.

He was smiling like a contented old man.

He poured out his gratitude profusely.

He was all smiles when he saw the results.

They roared with laughter on hearing the joke.

She kept a straight face but inside she was giggling like mad.

Our hearts were full of joy when we heard the good news.

Anxiety

Beads of perspiration trickled down my face.

My mouth became very dry.

My heartbeat seemed to stop.

My heartbeat quickened.

I could hear the loud thumping of my heartbeat.

She was tortured / gripped by nail-biting anxiety.

He searched/ rummaged frantically for his gold chain.

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A KIND ACT

Written by Shirleen Tan

“Grrrrrrrrrrr. . .” I blushed a deep shade of red and covered my growling stomach instinctively as I made a quick sweep around the classroom. No one heard my cry of hunger. “Whew!” I sighed with relief under my breath and wished the lesson would be over. Looking at my watch, I jumped with joy. Two more minutes! Mrs. Wong's monotonous teachings suddenly became music to my ears.

“Alright, class, you may be dismissed!” Mrs. Wong ended her teachings just as the shrill bell signaled the end of the lesson but the start of recess. Chairs scraped loudly across the hard ground, and pens clattered noisily on the tables. I haphazardly assembled my desk and dashed out of the classroom. I had already contemplated what to order, and I wanted to eat NOW! “Out of my way!” I playfully shoved my classmates as I inched my way to the canteen.

One could smell the tantalizing aroma of the wide diversity of mouth-watering food wafting all over the perimeter of the canteen. I took a deep breath, and my stomach rumbled uncontrollably once more. As if on cue, my legs subconsciously walked me over to my all-time favorite stall – wanton noodles. I tapped my legs impatiently as I waited for my turn.

“Auntie Ling, one bowl of wanton noodles, more soup!” I reached into my pocket instinctively, as usual, to fish for my wallet. To my utmost horror, there was none. My face turned pale with worry, and my heart rate palpitated anxiously with each breath. I recalled that I had forgotten to bring my wallet along with me in my rush to head for school that morning! I face-palmed myself and was utterly upset over my carelessness. 

My face grew redder with embarrassment as a few students in the queue were mumbling among themselves, whispering, and pointing at me. I was about to cancel my order and runoff, when I heard a voice behind me. “Hello Auntie, I will pay for my friend, together with my order.” I spun around, and the kind soul was Narvesh, my class's new student.

“Hmm…” I was at a loss of words when Narvesh pressed the cash into Auntie's hands, took the tray with two bowls of noodles, and shooed me to find a place to sit.

I was touched deeply by the turn of events. I thanked Narvesh profusely, and as we conversed while having our meals, I realized that we had a lot more in common. We had an enjoyable time over recess that day. Who knows a random act of kindness would garner a friend in exchange?

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A KIND ACT

Written by Tiara Farzana

“Grrrrrrrrrrr…….” I blushed a deep shade of red and covered my growling stomach instinctively as I made a quick sweep around the classroom. No one heard my cry of hunger. “Whew!” I sighed with relief under my breath and wished the lesson would be over. Looking at my watch, I jumped with joy. Two more minutes! Mrs. Wong's monotonous teachings suddenly became music to my ears.

“Alright, class, you may be dismissed!” Mrs. Wong ended her teachings just as the shrill bell signaled the end of the lesson but the start of recess. Chairs scraped loudly across the hard ground, and pens clattered noisily on the tables. I haphazardly assembled my desk and dashed out of the classroom. I had already contemplated what to order, and I wanted to eat NOW! “Out of my way!” I playfully shoved my classmates as I inched my way to the canteen.

One could smell the tantalizing aroma of the wide diversity of mouth-watering food wafting all over the perimeter of the canteen. I took a deep breath, and my stomach rumbled uncontrollably once more. As if on cue, my legs subconsciously walked me over to my all-time favorite stall – wanton noodles. I tapped my legs impatiently as I waited for my turn.

“Auntie Ling, one bowl of wanton noodles, more soup!” I reached into my pocket instinctively, as usual, to fish for my wallet. To my utmost horror, there was none. My face turned pale with worry, and my heart rate palpitated anxiously with each breath. I recalled that I had forgotten to bring my wallet along with me in my rush to head for school that morning! I face-palmed myself and was utterly upset over my carelessness. 

My face grew redder with embarrassment as a few students in the queue were mumbling among themselves, whispering, and pointing at me. I was about to cancel my order and runoff, when I heard a voice behind me. “Hello Auntie, I will pay for my friend, together with my order.” I spun around, and the kind soul was Narvesh, my class's new student.

“Hmm…” I was at a loss of words when Narvesh pressed the cash into Auntie's hands, took the tray with two bowls of noodles, and shooed me to find a place to sit.

I was touched deeply by the turn of events. I thanked Narvesh profusely, and as we conversed while having our meals, I realized that we had a lot more in common. We had an enjoyable time over recess that day. Who knows a random act of kindness would garner a friend in exchange?

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*ANNOUNCEMENTS*

3rd February 2022

Dear parents,

It is time to review the lesson delivery. I have been giving serious thoughts as quite a few parents are asking about the resumption of face-to-face classes, and these are my constraints:

a) If I were to resume face to face, I would need to enforce some measures as I have young children in my place, and I need to consider their safety. I am also the sole teacher, and if anything should happen to me, I will be down, and no replacement teachers will cover my lessons. I will feel primarily responsible should any students get infected or affected in one way or another.

b) Lesson rates will be higher than the current rates (I will revert to those who chose this option when f2f classes are allowed) due to the risks exposed by my family and me.

c) ART swabs to be done and shown to me before lessons.

d) Preference for students to be vaccinated. (My husband, helper, and I have our booster jabs while my two sons have gone through their first jabs).

e) In case of any close contact or covid case notification from my boys' schools or any of your children's schools, I will have to suspend lessons immediately and send them back. They are to wait outside my unit if helpers or other caregivers pick them up. As such, attendance is still considered as present, and there will be no offset of lesson fees.

f) As I will need to physically ensure students are well, do note time is used to manage safety measures as well.

My sincere apologies for enforcing the above, as my situation is tricky due to the 5 pax rule per house per day, and my boys’ schools and my husband’s workplace also have had recent covid cases.

I understand we need to live as an endemic society, but simply put, I do not have any resources or admin help to manage any situation. And the time used to ensure the safety and well being of students physically, I would rather use the time to teach. Pre-covid days were just come, attend classes and leave. Now the SOP is come, take temperature/check art kits/trace together/wipe down (easily 20-30 min gone).

Thus, for parents who prefer face-to-face, I am so sorry I am unable to provide at the moment, considering the safety of my family members, and the reluctance to waste unnecessary time during lessons for the safety measures. I do understand some children are not suitable for zoom, or parents have a strong preference for f2f classes. In this case, you may wish to look for alternatives to provide a better learning environment for your children. For parents who choose to stay and partner with me over zoom, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I will strive my best and stay committed to ensuring your children benefit the most from zoom lessons, and the more important factors, to see improvement in terms of results and good study habits.

Moving on with the government measures, when the pax per day is more relaxed, or the situation turns better, I will definitely have the option of resuming face-to-face for those who wish to.

Pls, reach out to me if you have any other concerns.

Thank you for your time, and once again, happy new year!

Warmest

Shirleen 🌱

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28th Dec 2021

Dear parents,

Please refer to the text via whatsapp on important announcements regarding 2022 lessons.

As mentioned, materials are chargeable. You may check them out here.


Dear parents,

After weighing my options, I have decided to move my lessons over to Zoom and review termly. My initial plan is to start physical classes from Jan 2022 slowly, but I decide to hold any plans with the new Omicron variant. I understand some tuition centres or even small group home classes are starting physical lessons.

Below are my reasons:

1) I run and manage everything, from lesson preparation – printing, sorting, materials, to teaching and marking.

2) In case of any Close Contact Tracing orders or Covid positive cases from my family or my students, I do not have the logistics or manpower to handle trace calls or inform parents, unlike bigger tuition centers. Also, if any student or my family member is affected, I will have to place all classes over zoom, and I foresee the logistics and lessons will be disruptive. With regards to this, I sincerely do not want anything to happen to my students, especially there is no vaccination for children under 12 yet.

Thus, I will review the situation termly and adjust accordingly.

Henceforth, parents whose children are in my existing classes or making inquiries, please note you have to be comfortable with my decision. While Zoom is not the best form of lesson delivery, I stay committed to ensuring your child benefits from all lessons and stays engaged.

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2019 sbc prelim topics discussion

We are going straight to the point. We have created a quick PDF on the previous year’s SBC topics. We believe this is relevant to preparing our students for the PSLE oral, as well as ideas for composition topics.

A quick recap. You will be seeing P.E.G on our notes. What does this mean?

P stands for PREDICTION. Predict what your examiners will ask you. Pre-empt as many questions as possible and stay prepared.

EENGAGE with your examiners throughout. Maintain eye contact with them and show enthusiasm.

GGIVE personal recount as much as possible. It is always good to share personal experiences and give your own point of view. That gets you an advantage and sets you apart from the rest.

Feel free to save and download a copy to revise with your children as well!

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18 March 2019 / P5-P6 Biography Activity

Simple English activity that I had done with our p5s and p6s. We usually aim to do something different over the holidays as a break from the usual classes. We were glad to touch on biographies of historical people, which only 2/10 know who the said figure was. It was a lesson worth spending to teach the next generation the past glories.

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December Open House Symposium

 

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Dear parents, we are very excited that our December Open House Symposium details are finally out! It is a challenge for us when the holiday season comes a-knocking. It is tough for us to find a matching time for our different students in different levels, taking different subjects. Thus, we come up with a symposium of sorts, meaning, we open up our time slots to cater to the various groups to the best we can. Below is a more detailed description:

Class 1: English & Math
Levels: K2, P1, P2 (2019)
Summary:
* Learn how to CRAFT simple composition writing
- through hands on learning (bake, craft)
- incorporating Math & English 
Class 2: English
Levels: P3, P4, P5, P6 (2019)
Summary:
* Master how to CRAFT better story plots through 
- games
- graphic organizers
- hands on manipulatives
Class 3: Science
Levels: P3, P4, P5, P6 (2019)
Summary:
* Master how  to THINK & LINK tough Science concepts through 
- games 
- experiments
- process skills application

Let us run through some Q & A queries:

Q1: WHY this grouping? Is this effective?

A1: Yes, as we have tried it over our September Special Programme, as part of our soft launch among our P3, P4 and P5 students. (Click to watch the video below)

Grouping the age groups occasionally help students of different levels to adapt to the different age groups, display empathy, and work together to foster better working relationships. 

Q2: How does the programme run? With different age groups, how can it benefit my child?

A2: All our lessons (Classes 1,2,3) are largely packed with hands on activities at the beginning of the lessons. For the last part of each lesson, we will hand out writing materials catered to their levels, so be assured your child will learn according to his/her subject level.

Q3: How do I choose and book my slots?

A3:  From the December Calendar 2018, refer to the indicated slots. There are 5 slots per day, running from 9am to 630pm, with 30min break in between. These slots are effectively from 3 Dec to 7 Dec, 10 Dec to 14 Dec. You may choose either 4 slots to enjoy the bundle rate (refer to Q4). Two examples are already provided in the poster. 

To further explain how our symposium works, below is a few case studies:

Case Study Parent 1: 
- My child, ZK, is in K2 or P1 or P2 (2019).
- He falls under Class 1.
- I choose the bundle rate (min 4 lessons) to enjoy more savings.
- I can choose any 4 Class 1 dates (3,4,5,6,7,10,11,12,13,14 Dec),9-1030am.
- I understand that any classes need minimum 5 to start.
- I am prepared to shift the date(s) if possible.
Case Study Parent 2:
- My child, YS, is in P3, P4, P5, P6 (2019).
- He falls under Class 2 (English) and Class 3 (Science).
- I choose the bundle rate (min 4 lessons) to enjoy more savings.
- I can choose any 2 Class 2 and 3 dates(3,4,5,6,7,10,11,12,13,14 Dec).
- My choice is Group A (11am-230pm) 
- I understand that any classes need minimum 5 to start.
- I am prepared to shift the date(s) if possible.
Case Study Parent 3:
- My child, XR, is in P3, P4, P5, P6 (2019).
- He falls under Class 2 (English) and Class 3 (Science).
- I choose the bundle rate (min 4 lessons) to enjoy more savings.
- I can choose any 2 Class 2 and 3 dates(3,4,5,6,7,10,11,12,13,14 Dec).
- My choice is Group B (3pm-630pm) 
- I understand that any classes need minimum 5 to start.
- I am prepared to shift the date(s) if possible.

Q4: What is the bundle rate for?

A4: This bundle rate of 4 lessons is our commitment to replace the 4 weeks of lessons in December. This is also to encourage our students to attend for the lessons to keep themselves updated for the coming 2019 academic year.

Q5: If I like to extend beyond 4 lessons, will the lessons be repeated?

A5: No, they will not. Each lesson is different and at any slots that your child is in, they will take home different learning materials.

Q6: My family is overseas for the first 2 weeks and we are keen to enroll. How is it possible?

A6: If you are keen to enroll for our December Open House Symposium, do drop us a message to indicate. We will consider opening up on the 3rd week, most likely on Monday or Tuesday, if we are able to hit a minimum.

Q7: My child is new and after the programme, how do we sign up for regular classes?

A7: We will announce our 2019 regular classes as soon as we can, as we are gathering interest from parents currently.

Do visit us @ 

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https://sowingseedz.myshopmatic.com/2019-primary-english-science-classes

for current updates


TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR REGISTRATION:

1.  Our December Open House Symposium is meant for students (current or new) who are keen to learn more over the holidays.

2. Fees paid are STRICTLY NON-REFUNDABLE (unless workshop is cancelled). 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, we will inform parents 3 working days beforehand. Full refund of fees will then be made.

4. Refer your friends to enjoy more benefits.

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2019 Enrolment

 

  1. Classes are based on demand and supply.
  2. Classes available:
  • English: K2 to P6
  • Science: P3-P6

Visit: https://sowingseedz.myshopmatic.com/2019-primary-english-science-classes

(Note: fill in the message form in the link above to register interest OR click on the WA/Messenger icons to leave us a message. We will revert asap.)

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PSLE Survival Kits 2018

It is our yearly tradition to bless our P6 students with our Survival Kits. Through the years, we will always spend a few minutes to give our “speech”, about success and failure. While we wish for our students to excel in their examinations, we assure them failure is part of success, and they should embrace it positively. Fall down, pick themselves up, dust themselves and move on. We believe the seeds of life are already sown in their hearts, soon to be germinated. It is always bittersweet to send them off to the next phase of life and miss them when they graduate from our classes.

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So long! Farewell! It’s time to say goodbye!

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Our spontaneous boys posing willingly.

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Our poster girl posing prettily and calmly (before the PSLE storm).

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