Monday, July 9, 2012
Bryan's Mid Year Report Card
This is Bryan's third year in kindergarten. During the first 2 years, it was more like playschool and nothing really academic. Only this year, they have introduced so called proper subjects and kids have to sit for formal mid and year end examinations and are given proper report cards. Bahasa Malaysia was introduced for the first time as well as Moral, in addition to English, Maths and Mandarin.
Last year, Bryan hardly spoke any Mandarin. He was more playful and didnt want to learn to speak the language much. He was in fact, pretty shy to speak in Mandarin then. He got a C for spoken Mandarin and got a B for written Mandarin when we were shown his exam papers back in Dec last year. Daddie was devastated! But mommie was cool :D From then on, Daddie tried to speak in Mandarin to him and coached him a lot on his Mandarin homework and practiced a lot on writing chinese words too. He also picked up mandarin speaking at his mental maths classes where majority of the kids there are Chinese. Since then he has progressed really well. Daddie was rewarded with an A for ting-xie and B for spoken Mandarin.
Since Bahasa was just introduced 6 months ago and we almost never speak Bahasa at home, we were told to read more to him so that he can recognise more Bahasa words. So now the pressure is on Mommie to perform ..haha.
Bryan generally speaks good English and we were curious why he only got 95% for spoken English .. teacher explained that he always speaks and ends his sentences with lah lah lah eg nevermind lah, ok lah .. omg!!! I wonder where he learnt this!! Daddie says its from mommie wor ... aiyoh sei for! I better speak properly from now on.