Sec 2 2018 (Kids born in 2004)

PSLE marks the graduation of Primary school students and their entry into Secondary schools as teenagers. Discuss all issues about Secondary schooling here.
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Re: Sec 2 2018 (Kids born in 2004)

Post by MyPillow » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:59 pm

Coolkidsrock2 wrote:
ammonite wrote:
Coolkidsrock2 wrote:
The brain goes through another growth spurt during the adolescence years, important to keep him gainfully productive to not waste this window of opportunity to re-model it.
:shock: possible? Can you point me to some reading materials on this? I would love to remodel ds1 all over and make him good as gold. :rubhands: .
Broadly, the key words to search are neuroplasticity, adolescence brain development, brain training, etc.
So what type of brain work u give ur ds?

Yes I agree brain can be rejuvenated n remodel. we need to self learn a lot at work Thru experiences . And each year end, I feel myself become wiser due to the heavy work load n closing of financial year statements! New discovery new improvements made .learn out of own initiative n Hunger yields more powerful results compared to being ask or told to learn.

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Re: Sec 2 2018 (Kids born in 2004)

Post by ammonite » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:15 pm

Coolkids, thanks so much, I will look them up!

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Re: Sec 2 2018 (Kids born in 2004)

Post by Coolkidsrock2 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:52 pm

MyPillow wrote:
Coolkidsrock2 wrote:
ammonite wrote:
:shock: possible? Can you point me to some reading materials on this? I would love to remodel ds1 all over and make him good as gold. :rubhands: .
Broadly, the key words to search are neuroplasticity, adolescence brain development, brain training, etc.
So what type of brain work u give ur ds?

Yes I agree brain can be rejuvenated n remodel. we need to self learn a lot at work Thru experiences . And each year end, I feel myself become wiser due to the heavy work load n closing of financial year statements! New discovery new improvements made .learn out of own initiative n Hunger yields more powerful results compared to being ask or told to learn.
I used to subscribe to the games in this website:

https://www.brainhq.com/

Both the kids are managing on their own now. I only play a supervisory role.

DS has 2 CCAs, both he enjoys a lot. He knows he needs to maintain his grades or he will be required to drop one. Because of this, he has taken ownership of his studies and I do not even need to get involved in any way.

I believe in always stretching them to deal with time and attention conflicts (DD sat for 4 music exams during her O levels year) and letting them fall, within certain constraints. The competition in the working world is cut throat and they need to be ready for it.

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Re: Sec 2 2018 (Kids born in 2004)

Post by vinegar » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:56 am

Coolkidsrock2 wrote:DS inherited DD's books so he has started leisure reading of them already.

Reminding him every day to work on the leftover sec 2 English assessment books as well.

No homework from school. He is free so long as he does 4 hours of work every day.
4 hours? Ur DS is very diligent. My DS is still in "shutdown" mode - eat, sleep, read books. He is obsessed in reading books esp those Chris Ryan, Hunters books..etc..Think I will stop him from borrowing books.

I asked DS to work on the leftover Sec 1 assessment books esp Maths. He said the Maths syllabus for Sec 1 & Sec 2 is very different, thus, it is unnecessary to work on the remaining assessment books. Same applies to other Science subjects.

He claims that he has done well the exams & he is very good liao so no need to do this or that. He just has tons of excuses to excuse himself. I really not sure hw shld I convince him.

Shld I get him to complete those Sec 1 assessment books esp maths & science? Or get him prepared for Sec 2 syllabus? :scratchhead:

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Re: Sec 2 2018 (Kids born in 2004)

Post by janet88 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:39 am

vinegar wrote: I asked DS to work on the leftover Sec 1 assessment books esp Maths. He said the Maths syllabus for Sec 1 & Sec 2 is very different, thus, it is unnecessary to work on the remaining assessment books. Same applies to other Science subjects.

He claims that he has done well the exams & he is very good liao so no need to do this or that. He just has tons of excuses to excuse himself. I really not sure hw shld I convince him.

Shld I get him to complete those Sec 1 assessment books esp maths & science? Or get him prepared for Sec 2 syllabus? :scratchhead:
if he starts sec 2 syllabus now, will he be bored when school starts?

the science textbooks are for lower secondary (daughter's school uses 'all about science' by hodder publication), so what is taught in sec 1 should be tested at the end of sec 2. for daughter, i am definitely getting her to ramp up esp her chemistry. for math, it's really to get her brains working. so we are finishing up whatever is not done in the assessment book.
it's 2 months before sec 2 starts...if she doesn't do anything, she would have problems catching up.
i've bought sec 2 assessment/reference titles for math, history and geography.


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Re: Sec 2 2018 (Kids born in 2004)

Post by slmkhoo » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:51 am

vinegar wrote:4 hours? Ur DS is very diligent. My DS is still in "shutdown" mode - eat, sleep, read books. He is obsessed in reading books esp those Chris Ryan, Hunters books..etc..Think I will stop him from borrowing books.

I asked DS to work on the leftover Sec 1 assessment books esp Maths. He said the Maths syllabus for Sec 1 & Sec 2 is very different, thus, it is unnecessary to work on the remaining assessment books. Same applies to other Science subjects.

He claims that he has done well the exams & he is very good liao so no need to do this or that. He just has tons of excuses to excuse himself. I really not sure hw shld I convince him.

Shld I get him to complete those Sec 1 assessment books esp maths & science? Or get him prepared for Sec 2 syllabus? :scratchhead:
Why stop him reading? Reading is good - relaxing, improves languages etc. Even if you think he spends too much time on it, surely the solution is to limit the time rather than stop it altogether.

It's true he did well, so really, why would you want him to study some more? Since he did do well, I think you should let him do what he likes most of the day, and just programme a couple of hours a day. He may himself get tired of too much leisure and find something else to do. The only reason that would convince him to do work, I think, would be to ask him to think if there are topics he is weak in and go over those, or do a revision paper in ley subjects at least once now, and again in Dec, to "keep warm". Just make sure that he doesn't do any 1 thing to the exclusion of all else (like computer games) - keep a balance.

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Re: Sec 2 2018 (Kids born in 2004)

Post by Yngmng » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:04 am

I think dd has worked hard and will leave her to enjoy the holidays. In fact, I will be worried if I only see her studying during holidays. She spent her time watching utube, painting. I do see her making notes... supposed this is considered studying. I do wish she could read or revise her Chinese...

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Re: Sec 2 2018 (Kids born in 2004)

Post by janet88 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:48 pm

Waiting to get her new books so that she can read up on the new subject (in place of D&T)...something about food. Should be interesting. During our time in secondary school, it would be home economics.

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Re: Sec 2 2018 (Kids born in 2004)

Post by Cloud Cloud » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:08 am

DD has not been reading story books this year. For Chinese, I will ask her to try reading books by 尤今。Any recommendations for English books. Thanks thanks!

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Re: Sec 2 2018 (Kids born in 2004)

Post by janet88 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:39 am

i'm reminding daughter to pick up a book to read...any book. just read. otherwise it will be youtube and instagram :stompfeet:

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