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Primary 1 pupil's English composition

Postby janet88 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:17 pm

http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/ ... ine-debate
Part C asked: "If you are celebrating a family member's birthday, how do you plan to celebrate it?"
Zoe's answer was: "If I were to plan a birthday, I would plan it for my mother. Instead of a cake I would make cupcakes."
The teacher corrected the answer to read: "If I am to plan a birthday, I will plan it for my mother. Instead of getting a cake, I will make cupcakes."

i read this...am scratching my head too. grammatically, there is nothing wrong with the little girl's sentence.
similarly, i would say, 'if i were you...'

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Re: Primary 1 pupil's English composition

Postby hquek » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:48 pm

Also cannot understand the teacher's corrections. Anyway, a lot about P1 I can never understand - why draw lines MUST use ruler....never use ruler = wrong.

Was so happy when DSes past that phase, it really drove me nuts.

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Re: Primary 1 pupil's English composition

Postby janet88 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:52 pm

hquek wrote:Also cannot understand the teacher's corrections. Anyway, a lot about P1 I can never understand - why draw lines MUST use ruler....never use ruler = wrong.

Was so happy when DSes past that phase, it really drove me nuts.

it's tough being a student now.

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Re: Primary 1 pupil's English composition

Postby hquek » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:00 pm

janet88 wrote:
hquek wrote:Also cannot understand the teacher's corrections. Anyway, a lot about P1 I can never understand - why draw lines MUST use ruler....never use ruler = wrong.

Was so happy when DSes past that phase, it really drove me nuts.

it's tough being a student now.


Also tough being a parent. I wanna be hands off but seems I can never get away from having to know. :siam:

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Re: Primary 1 pupil's English composition

Postby ammonite » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:22 pm

Am I the only one who thinks the little girl is wrong... :scratchhead: macham getting stupider by the year...

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Re: Primary 1 pupil's English composition

Postby phtthp » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:39 pm

The mother, post it online, to shame the Teacher ?

Another irritating parent, who think that she know so much more than the Tr.
This type of thing no need to post online.
If she think she is right and Tr wrong, just clarify and settle internally with English HOD, in charge of P1 MGS primary school curriculum.

No need to make a hooha or fuss, on internet
In so doing, she brought embarrassment not only to the P1 Tr, but also embarrass the school

Her kid only P1
Now the whole school English Tr get alerted : better be careful, when teach her dd. who know next time another complaint made on internet can be another Tr, from another level
Last edited by phtthp on Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:53 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: Primary 1 pupil's English composition

Postby Sun_2010 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:41 pm

ammonite wrote:Am I the only one who thinks the little girl is wrong... :scratchhead: macham getting stupider by the year...


then it is two of us :hi5:

The question was in present tense, no?

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Re: Primary 1 pupil's English composition

Postby ammonite » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:44 pm

Sun_2010 wrote:
ammonite wrote:Am I the only one who thinks the little girl is wrong... :scratchhead: macham getting stupider by the year...


then it is two of us :hi5:

The question was in present tense, no?


Phew!! :sweat: ... I thought the mum was embarrassing herself and her daughter, but after a while I wonder if I am embarrassing myself. :rotflmao: Whatever, at least two of us eh? :lol:

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Re: Primary 1 pupil's English composition

Postby phtthp » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:56 pm

If minor thing also complain : then the mother might as well homeschool her daughter

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Re: Primary 1 pupil's English composition

Postby hquek » Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:12 pm

Sun_2010 wrote:
ammonite wrote:Am I the only one who thinks the little girl is wrong... :scratchhead: macham getting stupider by the year...


then it is two of us :hi5:

The question was in present tense, no?


And you are right about the present tense part! :salute: Thank you!

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