PSLE blues

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PSLE blues

Postby Smiggle » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:49 pm

Any advice for last minute dash? PSLE is only weeks away and my DD is still not improving despite working hard everyday. Have done all the prelims papers but marks are hovering around the same. Her SA1 average for 4 subjs is 60+ from a mid level school. Any tips greatly appreciated. What will be her likely psle score? :xedfingers:

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Re: PSLE blues

Postby TrueEdu » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:05 pm

Hi,

In the interest of time, look at where the mistakes lie and zoom in on them. Do not be bothered about doing the question types that she's already got it right. There's a pedagogical theory that if children relearn things they already know, they will be bored, turned off, and in the long run, aversed to studies. For difficult topics, if you need help, get a good tutor who's interested to help her get the best results. In your free time, explain to her the 20-40 principle, that is if one studies conscientiously for 20 years, he or she will enjoy 40 years of comfortable working life. The opposite is also true, so take out a calculator and key in as examples, for her a 1k vs. 5k monthly salary, and work out a total for 40 years. This is what I usually do with current pupils I tutor and they get the point.

Brgds,
Tay

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Re: PSLE blues

Postby tankee » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:10 pm

TrueEdu wrote:Hi,

In the interest of time, look at where the mistakes lie and zoom in on them. Do not be bothered about doing the question types that she's already got it right. There's a pedagogical theory that if children relearn things they already know, they will be bored, turned off, and in the long run, aversed to studies. For difficult topics, if you need help, get a good tutor who's interested to help her get the best results. In your free time, explain to her the 20-40 principle, that is if one studies conscientiously for 20 years, he or she will enjoy 40 years of comfortable working life. The opposite is also true, so take out a calculator and key in as examples, for her a 1k vs. 5k monthly salary, and work out a total for 40 years. This is what I usually do with current pupils I tutor and they get the point.

Brgds,
Tay


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Re: PSLE blues

Postby Bedoktutor » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:07 pm

Besides brushing up the areas of weakness, motivation and perseverance play a vital role to success.
I sit down with my P6 students and work out their likely T-scores (based on school available statistics),
asked them which sec schools they have in mind and encourage them to visit schools' open houses.
Taking the guide of their choice of schools' COP, I movitate them to work towards the goal.
Encouragements and movitations come from parents themselves is nevertheless the best to the child

All the Best to All P6 Pupils!

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Re: PSLE blues

Postby HAPPYH » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:18 am

TrueEdu wrote:Hi,

In the interest of time, look at where the mistakes lie and zoom in on them. Do not be bothered about doing the question types that she's already got it right. There's a pedagogical theory that if children relearn things they already know, they will be bored, turned off, and in the long run, aversed to studies. For difficult topics, if you need help, get a good tutor who's interested to help her get the best results. In your free time, explain to her the 20-40 principle, that is if one studies conscientiously for 20 years, he or she will enjoy 40 years of comfortable working life. The opposite is also true, so take out a calculator and key in as examples, for her a 1k vs. 5k monthly salary, and work out a total for 40 years. This is what I usually do with current pupils I tutor and they get the point.

Brgds,
Tay


Yes. You are right. We practcie this as well.

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Re: PSLE blues

Postby TrueEdu » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:06 pm

I share that with my daughter too. Hope all our kids can internalise this and go on to do well. All the best!

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Re: PSLE blues

Postby hsm » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:42 am

I agree to focus on the common mistakes she made and those topics she is weak on.. however, some kids are slower learners.. even at P6, they may not be able to do quick analysis and understand fast enough.. as long as they are doing their best, we will continue to encourage them.

Wishing all the best for the P6 students for the coming exams! :D

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Re: PSLE blues

Postby janet88 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:21 am

Starting to see the strain on my son's face. Have to tell him to take it easy...or else he will get burnt.

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Re: PSLE blues

Postby Smiggle » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:03 pm

thanks for all the encouraging advices and words. Can't wait for it to be over. At this point, nothing much we can do but hope for the best. Her school is relaxed about it and organises lots of games and fun learning events to ease the tension. Wish every P6 parents the best. cheers

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Re: PSLE blues

Postby HAPPYH » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:40 pm

At this time point, all P6 children needs motivation, encouragement and moral support. We parents must show them (or let them realise) that we are always there to help them regardless of the marks/grades.

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