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GEP screening test? Go or no Go

Poll ended at Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:26 pm

Must Go
7
35%
Can Try
11
55%
Don't Go
2
10%
 
Total votes: 20

Zann
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Re: All About GEP

Post by Zann » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:36 am

I find it hard to get the books from our national library.

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Re: All About GEP

Post by comfy » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:53 am

thmejlfm wrote:Actually, what did the list of those books for? This year, Pr4, my dd seem like never do anything regarding those books. :?

Hi thmejlfm, my dd has to choose two of the books for their ERP assignments. Maybe different school implement differently? I heard another GEP school requested the students to do at least 6-7 book reviews. Luckily my dd is not is this school. :sweat:

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Re: All About GEP

Post by Flowermonaster » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:59 am

Zann wrote:
Flowermonaster wrote:
Neko wrote:PMed you, thanks! My dd's from Rosyth. Didn't get the list. dd's eager to get hold of the list so that she can do major shopping at her fav bookstore :evil:

Okie, emailed you Liao. Hope your gal enjoy her shopping & reading. :smile:


Flowermonaster, I pmed you my emil.

Zann, emailed to you. :smile:

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Re: All About GEP

Post by just888 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:51 am

comfy wrote:
thmejlfm wrote:Actually, what did the list of those books for? This year, Pr4, my dd seem like never do anything regarding those books. :?

Hi thmejlfm, my dd has to choose two of the books for their ERP assignments. Maybe different school implement differently? I heard another GEP school requested the students to do at least 6-7 book reviews. Luckily my dd is not is this school. :sweat:


Huh? Thought the GE branch said the GE programme is the same throughout the 9 GEP schools, how come got double standard one?

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Re: All About GEP

Post by jtoh » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:07 am

just888 wrote:
comfy wrote:
thmejlfm wrote:Actually, what did the list of those books for? This year, Pr4, my dd seem like never do anything regarding those books. :?

Hi thmejlfm, my dd has to choose two of the books for their ERP assignments. Maybe different school implement differently? I heard another GEP school requested the students to do at least 6-7 book reviews. Luckily my dd is not is this school. :sweat:


Huh? Thought the GE branch said the GE programme is the same throughout the 9 GEP schools, how come got double standard one?


There are little differences. Some schools do more assignments or expect more from their assignments. I think GEP gives a directive with a minimum to meet and schools can choose to do more if they want, depending on the calibre of the students.


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Re: All About GEP

Post by just888 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:41 am

jtoh wrote:
There are little differences. Some schools do more assignments or expect more from their assignments. I think GEP gives a directive with a minimum to meet and schools can choose to do more if they want, depending on the calibre of the students.


But won't it be unfair to students who are tasked to do more assignments than others in other school, especially their workload on the basic is rather heavy. Although these students may in turn gain abit more also.

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Re: All About GEP

Post by 25hr mama » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:17 am

just888 wrote:
comfy wrote:
thmejlfm wrote:Actually, what did the list of those books for? This year, Pr4, my dd seem like never do anything regarding those books. :?

Hi thmejlfm, my dd has to choose two of the books for their ERP assignments. Maybe different school implement differently? I heard another GEP school requested the students to do at least 6-7 book reviews. Luckily my dd is not is this school. :sweat:


Huh? Thought the GE branch said the GE programme is the same throughout the 9 GEP schools, how come got double standard one?


My dd also did 2 ERP assignments, but they are not restricted to books in the ERP list only. They r allowed to use books outside the list, but got to be an award-winning book and/or of classsic literature genre. She did one from the ERP list & another one borrowed fm library, but need to show teacher 1st to confirm suitability.

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Re: All About GEP

Post by MotherHen » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:31 am

Mmm... I'm not sure if the ERP booklists are different. I thot they should be the same across the 9 centres. In any case, I requested the P6 booklist from DD's teacher during parent-teacher meeting and she was really sweet, gave the list to the whole class the next day :smile: . DD's teacher highlighted that they would be doing biographies in Term 1, and mentioned that most students would read the Diary of Anne Frank, as it's probably the easiest book to "hunt" down.

I don't have a scanner at home, but to all those who are interested, the books for Term 1 include:
    Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    An American Childhood by Anne Dillard
    The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig
    One Writer's Beginnings by Eudra Welty
    The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
    The Day I Became An Autodidact by Kendall Hailey
    Black Ice by Lorene Carey
    Rosa Bonheur by Robyn Montana Turner
    Eleanor Roosevelt, A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman

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Re: All About GEP

Post by pecalis » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:40 am

MotherHen wrote:Mmm... I'm not sure if the ERP booklists are different. I thot they should be the same across the 9 centres. In any case, I requested the P6 booklist from DD's teacher during parent-teacher meeting and she was really sweet, gave the list to the whole class the next day :smile: . DD's teacher highlighted that they would be doing biographies in Term 1, and mentioned that most students would read the Diary of Anne Frank, as it's probably the easiest book to "hunt" down.

I don't have a scanner at home, but to all those who are interested, the books for Term 1 include:
    Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    An American Childhood by Anne Dillard
    The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig
    One Writer's Beginnings by Eudra Welty
    The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
    The Day I Became An Autodidact by Kendall Hailey
    Black Ice by Lorene Carey
    Rosa Bonheur by Robyn Montana Turner
    Eleanor Roosevelt, A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman


Thx for these few titles. Appreciate you typing it out :)

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Re: All About GEP

Post by comfy » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:55 pm

I was just looking at some of the books on the ERP list on mysteries. No offence, please, but the books recommended seems kind of 'old'. I know they are 'classic' but I am just wondering anyone have discovered or can recommended other books. Sigh....my dd doesn't seem thrill to read such 'old fashioned' book. TIA.

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