Is he ready? Honestly, I don’t know. That was the reason why I took part in the giveaway/lucky draw, hoping I can win a slot for Asher and see how ready he is to tackle the challenges in Primary 1 Math. Sounds too early, huh?
Anyway, I look forward to the 2 Days workshop by Neuroscholars, which has designed 2 lesson programme for K2 high ability children on 2 main building blocks of the Primary Math curriculum, Logical Reasoning and Model Drawing. Not one but few people I know told me the reason of him being so “difficult” in class is because he is bored, he is smart, I don’t want to guess, I asked him before and he told me he prefers to do the things he likes and very well aware that most people do not like and cannot accept the way he is in class. How can a disruptive child constantly disrupt the class but not fall far behind his peers? He is still on par but the disruptiveness(singing & talking) is driving the teachers mad as they know other children will be affected. So, learning in classroom becomes something really boring to him, in short, he is not stimulated effectively or enough to stay focus. But can I tell the teachers? That she might want to change her way a little in class to be able to “catch his attention”, it is always better to catch his than letting him catch yours.
Oh well, anyway, that’s not the main reason why I send him to preschool, so I am not going to ask anyone to change anything, I can only pre-empt the teacher, which I did, inside out, upside down and I gave solution to every “meltdowns” and “tantrums”.
For those who know us, I do not send A to enrichment classes except following up his Chinese lesson with his ex preschool teacher. So, yes, daddy and I are the one who taught him at home, of course I’ve tried teaching model drawing using CACSO, after someone shared about the book on Facebook. Trust me I almost sell it away after our first lesson, holding it back because A wrote his big name on it, to prevent me from selling his book. So, yes, sometimes we just have to leave it(teaching) to the experts! I really (REALLY) hope he will learn to accept the solution.
I am not sure if I will continue sending him to the centre after the workshop, so far, he has never really “like” any schools because of “scolding”. (okay, I can’t and I’ve never tell him it is the school fault that he gets scolding, I always make sure he understands why he gets scolding and he has to change those inappropriate behaviour without hurting his feeling. To prevent more aftermath problems, I replace the word scolding with reminding. Gosh, he is this difficult! ) But again, how passionate are teacher these days? my words to all teachers, some kids may turn you into a monster or bring out the worst in you but the remarkably rare one will bring out the most of everything in you, including the best! Be Patience!
So, for those who have a currently in Kindergarten 2, going Primary 1 next year child, instead of enrolling the complete 24 lessons of “Primary 1 Math Readiness Programme” by Neuroscholars, you may want to consider signing up for their 2 days workshop and let the child master the concept behind 2 of the most challenging math topics for a fee of $100.
Programme Fee includes:
2 Lessons, 1.5 hours each
Assessment of Student Readiness over 10 Key Math Topics
Personalised Student Readiness Report
Parent Feedback Session
A Set of Neuroscholars Math Tools
P/S: really, I am not sure this may help or if this is going to create more problems. *mixed feeling*