Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Prizes Redemption 1/2016

Hi peeps.

It's been years since I last updated my beloved Sophyta's Casita. This post is about the little Stamp Book and prize redemption. My students have been waiting for half a year before they could have a go at their much awaited prizes for 'being good'!

Eventually the good day arrived. On June 28, I let my Year Six and Year Four pupils redeemed their little prizes. Their cute little faces light up and their tiny eyes gleamed with happiness. Other students who have not met the target were full of jealousy. 

I hope these ' carrots' would spur them to do better in future. I pray for their constant interest in English lessons.


Wednesday, 6 April 2016

How Can I Guide My Children?

Hi peeps.

On April 6, 2016, I invited all the Year 6 parents to school.

They were exposed to the UPSR English Paper and how they can help their child. Many turned up. It was well received. The parents were attentive. Most of them were all ears. They were keen and highly interested. It can be concluded as a successful programme.


Thursday, 31 March 2016

Read It, Eat It: First Anniversary

Hi peeps.

Read It, Eat It was launched a year ago and today, March 31, 2016, we celebrate its first anniversary. 

As a refresher, this is a reading programme which was launched last year. 

Apart from eating and relieving themselves, most of our students did not put the 20-minute break time to a good use.
Some students wandered around the school compound aimlessly while most of them played with their friends.
Since we do not have a proper playground or an area which we can call a 'field', our students spent their time running in and around their classrooms. 
By the end of the recess time, the kids would be drenched to the bone.
The smell of their sweat-soaked hair and shirt was becoming too much for me.
They were indeed soaking wet cats. 

Hence, the term 'Read It, Eat It' was coined after having observed the students' routine.
Surprisingly, the programme is well received by many avid readers. 
Most of the young students choose to forgo the pleasure of relaxing and playing during recess time. 
Let the pictures speak for themselves...

Happy Reading!


Monday, 28 March 2016

Sharing Session: 21st Century Teaching n Learning

Hi great people.

“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” 

I have done just that.

I have shared what a little knowledge I have about the 21st Century Classroom as well as some ideas about the 21st Century teaching and learning process.

The in-house training was carried out on March 23, 2016 and the participants were none other than my dear colleagues. 
It's my hope that the little knowledge shared goes a long way in helping to shape up the 21st Century Classroom.

We talked about ...
 *Traffic Lights
*Quiet Signal
*Parking Lots
*iTHINK Maps
*HOTS Questions
and ...
*Cooperative Learning.

I would like to say it was a successful one.
Immediately after the session, my colleagues scrambled for materials meant for Parking Lots, and the day after, all the classrooms had their Parking Lots displayed!

Happy Teaching!


Friday, 25 March 2016

Book Masters ...

Hi beautiful people.

This is a reading programme which I initiated for my school. 
I have talked about the programme, Read It, Eat It here
In our bid to get the tough gets going, we appointed four pupils to navigate the programme. 
We honour them with the title Book Master. 
Their job task is to get the books out of their storage and get them ready for the readers. 
Besides, the Book Masters are also responsible for the records. 
Readers' name and book titles would be recorded in log books.
To this date, our Book Masters have never failed to prepare the books for their friends to devour.
Here we go...
Our lovely Book Masters ...

Till we meet again ...

Happy Reading!


Monday, 7 March 2016

Young Teachers ...

Hi peeps.
I'm going to update you with my school programs for the year 2016.

One of them is Young Teacher Program for the LBI or literally a program for the Basic English Literacy.

Students from Year 5 are appointed as Young Teachers. Their task is to coach and guide younger students who are a little left behind. They lend their helping hand during break and early in the morning, i.e. before formal lessons begin.

Here are our sweet Young Teachers ...

Hopefully they would help our school realize our dream - 100% literacy in English!