Aug 31, 2008

1st Merdeka Parade

Ring.... Ring.... Ring.... Ohh gosh..... it's time to wake up. "Baby.... wake up lor... let's go to watch the Merdeka parade". Thought he will laze around for few minutes, but no, he woke up immediately after hearing the word 'Merdeka'.... :) On the way to LRT station, he double confirmed I didn't forget his flag and cap.

It is 7am, the station was full of passengers, all towards a destination - Merdeka Square. As expected, both road sides were full of crowd, mostly Malay, follow by Indian and tourist. You will hardly see Chinese in this kind of event or celebration. We found a good place under a big tree. Weather was cloudy but fortunately not rainy day.

Malaysia 51st Independent Day. When 'NegaraKu' song was played, Isaac follow everyone stand straight and sang loudly (He sings NegaraKu everyday in kindergarten). During Beijing Olympic, I did explain to Isaac when a country song is played, everyone has to stand staight to show thier respect to the country. "Merdeka... Merdeka... Merdeka..." Everyone in high spirits. Isaac didnt want to left behind, he shouted loudly with his hand raising high :)

Finally the marching starts. Band from few high school and association, various type of tank with all soldiers in green face, fireman & fire engine, air jet performance.... Badminton champion - Lee Chong Wei joined the parade too. Isaac waved his hand excitedly when seeing Lee Chong Wei. Malaysia 1st astronaut - Dr Faiz Khaleed was there too...

The parade took about two hours. Again, the LRT station was packed will people. We managed to squeeze in and reached home tiredly....

Aug 25, 2008

1st Exam Paper

What a surprise right, 4 years old kids have to sit for exam. Take it easy, it's just a check point to know how well your kid can absorb what is being taught so far. Little Lighthouse 1st term exam was held from 20th - 23rd May. Before the exam, I did some revision with Isaac, overall OK.

After his first paper, I asked him how was it, is he able to do it. He answered me 'Yes', he did use brain to think, more draw to more, less draw to less... kekeke... I then asked him, "Did you look at people's answer?" He told me, "Teacher said cannot see people's answer, later people get wrong, then we also wrong."... hahaha....

He got back his exam paper... Jennifer Yi Yi bought hem a Pingu pencil set as a reward. Mummy brought him to Cameron Highland as an encouragement... :)





Aug 21, 2008

Write your name

This mid-term holiday, kindergarten homework is to write your English name. Since is a one week holiday, I allowed you to finish it within 2 days. First day, it took me about 40 minutes to guide you and second day worst, took me about an hour.

Everytime when come to homework time, I will nag you for not writting nicely, not within the line, not tidy. Looking at your innocent face, mummy really feel bad for giving you such pressure, you are just an almost 4 years old kid and this is your first year in kindi. But I have no choice, why is teacher giving such difficult homework? At first, i don't really emphasize on good writting, but I found that it will soon become a habit. Please don't angry mummy for givng you such pressure, it would be better to train you from young rather than force you to change after you have get use of it.

Looking at your writting, I am actually quite satisfied. You write so well. Compare with your first few alphabert writting, can obviously see the improvement.

Well Done son... Keep it up... Mummy is proud of you... muuakkk...

Aug 11, 2008

Isaac & Music

April 2007, I registered Isaac to Music Kids Course at Ammonite Music Center Sri Petaling (Franchise of Yamaha Music). This is a course specially designed to make child's initial encounter with music education fun and enjoyable. It combines the dynamism of music with physical and mental activities to stimulater thier musical senses and prepare them for the varieties of music education ahead.

This is a nine months course, overall, I think the course is qutie fun. They have year end performance, let me share some photo with you...

Isaac further his music by joining Junior Music Course (JMC). From the age of 4, child's sense of hearing, finger muscles and vocal cords develop most rapidly. This course main objective is to develop fundamental musical ability by learning to sing with do-re-mi and with lyrics, and to play on keyboard instruments. Emphasis is placed on listening because aural ability develops fastest in this period.

Like MusicKids, JMC offers group education and parental participation - the most ideal style of learning for young children. Child cultivates a sprit of co-operation, harmony and a sense of discipline, while enjoying a musical experiences with friends.

Some parent might think it is quite troublesome as you need to spend an hour with the child on those notes which you also not familiar. I quite enjoy this, as it also beneficial to me, at least i know some basic of music, I know whether Isaac is playing correctly... hehe... pay for one, but two person learn, why not right?

Each book takes 6 months to complete. Isaac is now in book (2). Every six month (end of a book), they will have a mini performance & party. This round, he has sole playing with song - Going on a Picnic.

An incident happened during the performance, which I must share with you. As usual, teacher asked all children stand around the piano, she started playing and children sang according to the note. Excellent job, they can sing so well. Teacher then asked parent to sing. Believe or not, none of the parent can sing, all the notes like giving same sound. We attended the class together, but why we cannot sing? This is because our hearing is not as sharp as children at this stage.... kekeke...


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