PSLE

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PSLE

Postby millan » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:55 am

My son is in PSLE this year. He is in the best class. Which is why the form teacher, which is also the discipline master has spelled out the KPI for them.

My son seems to dread to go school, complaining that teachers are evil, giving them lots of works, finishinh the syllabus before the term and keep repeating the same topic in class which he is feeling very bored..

I am concerned that he feels bored and starts to loose interest at the begining of the term. I have been telling him that this yr is a milestone for him, but this seems not getting into him..

He is an avid reader, and I think recently , he is reading even more..

what shall I do?

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Postby wiimum » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:17 pm

This sounds really familiar. My son was like that last year. He dislike doing the work , the drilling etc. because it has become so familiar that about 90 % of stuff keeps repeating in the specimen paper. For a child who is smart but lazy, it is really a difficult time. But to do really well in the PSLE, you just have to go through the nitty gritty, not losing bits of marks here and there, being careful etc which the teachers will keep harping on.

Anyway, I let him read whenever he finishes his work. But only recently I found out that actually he hid a lot of his worksheets./ specimen paper so that he can read instead of do those "boring" stuff. His result: above 250 and got into an IP school. I am sure he can do better but I know he is just the sort that won't do well in exams because he is not the studious sort. His p6 textbooks are brand new. I am resigned to the fact that he will never be the top scorer(my secret kiasu wish!! :D ) but its okay- he is the one taking the exams. So I just let him know the consequences but I let it be.... :D

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Postby millan » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:46 pm

yah yah, same kind of mentality lor. He is even complaining that teacher is using 8 steps to do a sum while he can do by 2 steps. My this son is actually quite smart, can grasp concepts very fast but dun like to work hard...

His CA is coming next week but I'm kinda lax on him as not to pressure him by giving him extra work. But I still feel he is quite relax..leh

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