Monday, July 20, 2009

Reflection T3W4: Cyber Addiction

Dear Cyber Kids,

I would like to share my personal experience on Cyber Addiction. For the past few weeks, I have been playing a game called “Waka-Waka”on the facebook, an improvised version of Pac-man. I have always enjoyed playing Pac-man since I was young. Soon, I was addicted to the game unknowingly.Negative behaviours such as spending too much time on the game and possessing the urge to play the game soon surfaced. My ultimate goal is to be the first on the score board. However after about a week, I realised that something was amiss. I wasn’t spending enough time with my family members. I began to reflect on the purpose of playing the game and how it has affected my daily routine. I came to understand the importance of having a balanced lifestyle and spending time with my family members. Now, I'll only play the game if I've completed my work and limit myself to at most 30 minutes of gaming every day.


That’s my story. What about yours? Share your experience on computer gaming and how you tried/ will be trying to overcome Cyber Addiction. Do make use of the following questions for your reflection.

What is your favourite computer game?

How many hours a day do you spend on playing computer games?

How has it affected your daily routine?

What can you do to prevent Cyber Addiction? What advice would you give to your friend who is a game addict?

(The above posting is from the Cyberwellness team)


Miss R

Monday, July 13, 2009

Journal Writing T3W3 : Effects of Preventive Measures on Pupils

Hi Everyone,

Since we returned to school two weeks ago, we have to take our temperature twice a day. Some of the pupils could not return to school because they were on leave of absence. Some of our CCA and other activities have been cancelled or postponed. In this week's reflection, I would like you to discuss how all these have affected you.

I have listed some questions below to help you with your reflection:
1. What do you think of the school's preventive measures for H1N1 such as temperature-taking, no assembly in the hall, cancellation of remedial lessons, CCA and other activities?
2. Which activities have affected you?
3. How has the cancellation of these activities affect you in your learning?
4. Do you think the school is less interesting now? Why?
5. Are you relationship with your friends and teachers affected? If 'yes', in what way/s?
6. What do you do with the extra time you have now?
7. Are you activities outside school affected?

Stay healthy!

Miss R

Thursday, June 25, 2009

New Travel Declaration Form

Hi everyone,

I hope that all of you are healthy and well. School is reopening on Monday, 29 June. I have contacted all of you/your parents today and found out your travel history for the June Holidays. Do take note that a new Travel Declaration Form has been mailed to your home address. Please check your letterbox for it. (Let me know if you have not received by Friday) Your parents are required to fill up the new form. Do remember to bring the form and your digital thermometer on Monday. Don't forget to put them in your schoolbag!

When you reach school on Monday, there will be a visual check at the security point. For those of you are well, you will proceed to the classroom. For those who are unwell, you will be directed to the screening station. (If you are unwell, do see a doctor and stay at home.)

So, remember to bring these things on Monday.
(1) New Travel Declaration Form
(2) Thermometer
(3) Homework

Meanwhile, practise good personal hygiene.

Miss R

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Reflection on SA1 Performance

Hi Everyone,

The SA1 is over. Some of us have done well while others have not. For this week, I want you to reflect on your performance in this SA1. To help you do that, I will list some questions for you to ponder over:

1. Do you think you have done well in this semester? If 'Yes', what factors contribute to your success? If 'No', what factors contribute to your poor performance?
2. Do you think the remedial or enrichment classes in school were useful? If 'Yes', why? If 'No', why?
3. If you have home tuition (either by tutors/parents/relatives/etc), do you think this has been useful in improving your results? If 'Yes', why? If 'No', why?
4. What actions would you take to improve on your results after SA1?
5. What actions do you think the school should take to help you with your performance after the SA1?

Looking forward to hearing your sincere reflections...

Miss R

Motivational Trip - East Coast Park

Hi everyone,

I hope you have enjoyed yesterday's trip to East Coast Park. Although it was raining at the beginning, I am glad that you did not let that dampen your spirit. If you carry on with that attitude, I am sure that all of you will do well for your PSLE. Meanwhile, do make use of this June holiday to revise your work so that you will be ready for the challenges ahead of you. Don't forget to have enough rest and play too. Take care of yourself! See you next term!

Here are the photos of the trip...enjoy! :)



Miss R

Long-awaited photos of the Science Centre Trip

Hi everyone,

Remember our learning journey to the Science Centre on 28 April 2009 where we learned more about the ecosystem. It was raining that day so we could not go to the eco-pond to get samples of pond life. Nevertheless, Miss Hazel, the lab assistant brought up a pail of pond water which contained plenty of organisms for all of you to examine under the microscope. It was an enlightening experience, I must say! What did you like about the trip?

Here are the photos to jolt your memory...



Miss R :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

T2W9 Journal Writing: Influenza A H1N1

Hi everyone,

We now have two cases of the Influenza A H1N1 in Malaysia. How much do you understand about this virus? For this week, I would like you to reflect on this topic. To help you, I will list some questions below:

1. What is Influenza A H1N1?
2. How does it spread?
3. Which countries in Asia have people with Influenza A H1N1?
4. How do countries try to prevent the spread of this disease?
5. Do you think the taking of temperature is effective in preventing Influenza A H1N1? Why?
6. What other preventive measures are being taken to combat the spread of this disease in Singapore?
7. What are you doing to prevent the spread of Influenza A H1N1 disease?

Miss R

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Where do you want to go for our class excursion?

Hi everyone,

During the June Holidays, you will be coming back for supplementary class from 1 Jun to 3 Jun 09, in preparation for the PSLE. In view that you would have worked hard for the SA1 exam, the P6 teachers will be bringing all the pupils out for a class excursion, to a place that the class has chosen, to motivate you further and encourage you to persevere on. The trip will be on 1 Jun (Mon).

I would like all of you to suggest places that you would like me to bring the class to for the excursion. The school would pay $5 for each pupil and also bear the transport cost for booking of the school bus. Any additional cost would be borne by you.

So which place would you like to go to? Pls reply on the class blog. :)

Let's hear from all of you!

Miss R :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

T2W5 Journal :Earth Day

Hi everyone,

"Do you know that 22nd April is Earth Day? So what is Earth Day? If you want to know more, go to this link http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/environmental/earthday/index.cfm
and http://holidays.kaboose.com/earth-day/
Read as much as you can about what people in other parts of the world do on that day. Then reflect on what Earth Day means to you.

Here are some questions to guide you:

1. Is Earth Day important to you? Why?
2. What do you understand by the phrase "save the Earth"?
3. Why do you think it is important to recycle, reuse and reduce?
4. What can you do to save the Earth?
5. Can you suggest an activity which you and your family will do for "Earth Day?"

This week's entry is to be done on your own blog. :)

Miss R

Monday, April 13, 2009

T2W4 Journal Writing: International Friendship Day

Hi everyone,

For this year, the International Friendship Day focused on friendship within ASEAN. Making friends among the countries of ASEAN is important as they are our closest neighbours. For this week, we will reflect on friendship among the people of ASEAN. To help you with your journal writing, I have listed some questions below:

1. Why do we celebrate International Friendship Day?
2. Do you know how International Friendship Day come about?
3. What does ASEAN stand for?
4. What is your knowledge about ASEAN?
Try this game at this website: http://www.ifd2009.com.sg/
5. Do you like the activities organised by the school on International Friendship Day? If not, Why? If 'yes', why?
6. Do you have any friend(s) in the ASEAN countries? Tell us how you get to know him/her.
7. What activities do you think the school should organise to help pupils develop friendship with the ASEAN countries?

This week's entry is to be done on the class blog. :)

Miss R

Sunday, April 5, 2009

T2 W3 Journal Writing: Improving the School

Hi everyone,

Last week, Mrs Nam spoke about the loss of things during CCA in the school. She invited the CCA leaders to come up with suggestions to solve the problem. For this week, I would like everyone to think of ways of improving our school. This could be the improvement in physical facilities such as the field, toilets, classroom, canteen, library, art room, computer lab and other facilities or the people who provided services to you such as the office personnel, teachers, book shop lady, school bus drivers and even the cleaners. In short, you can think of any aspects of the school that needs improvement so that the lives of pupils will be better.

To help you, I have listed some questions below:

1. Which aspect/s of the school do you like very much? Why?
2. Which aspect/s of the school do you think you dislike? Why?
3. What do you think can be done to improve it/them?
4. What other areas of the school should be improved?
5. How can pupils help in the improvement of the school?

These questions are just a guide to help you start writing. You are free to to give your own opinions and suggestions.

Please do this week's entry on your own blog. :)

Let your voices be heard...

Miss R

Monday, March 30, 2009

T2W2 Journal Writing: Healthy Eating

Hi everyone,

We have to eat in order to have the energy to perform our daily tasks and to enjoy the many beautiful things in this world. However, do we really know what to eat so that we can be healthy? Many diseases are associated with unhealthy eating. Hence, it is important to know what to eat so that we will not be victims of such diseases. For this week's journal writing, I would like you to discuss and reflect on healthy eating. To help you, I have listed some questions below:

1. What is your favourite food? Why do you like eating it?
2. Is your favourite food healthy food?
3. Why do you think it is important to eat healthily?
4. What are some of the diseases associated with eating unhealthy food?
5. What are the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables?
6. Do you like to eat fruits and vegetables? Why?
7. Do you support the school's campaign in encouraging pupils to eat more fruits and vegetables? Why?
8. What activities can you suggest to encourage children to eat more vegetables and fruits?

Please write this week's entry on your own blogs. :)

Miss R

Monday, March 23, 2009

T2W1 Journal Writing: Earth Hour

Hi everyone,

The holidays are over and now it is back to school again. Hope you had a restful break. For this week's journal writing, I would like you to reflect on a coming global event : Earth Hour. This year, Singapore is participating in this global effort.


(Image taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/candicelui/3317019871/)

To learn more about this event, you can visit these websites:

Earth Hour Official Site
Singapore Earth Hour Website
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkq7Zady4IQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkA-2Mg181k

To help you with the reflection, I have listed some questions below:
1. What is Earth Hour?
2. When is it held this year?
3. Why do you think people are organising this event?
4. What will everyone be doing during Earth Hour?
5. What other activities can you organise with your family and friends during Earth Hour?
6. What are the other problems the Earth is facing?
7. Could you propose some solutions to ONE of the problems which you have highlighted?

I hope that all of you play your part in making our planet a conducive and safe place in which to live. :)

Miss R

Monday, March 9, 2009

T1W10 Journal Writing: Sports and School Sports Day


Hi everyone,

The Sports Day is over. I hope you had an enjoyable time participating in the sports or supporting your friends in action. In our journal writing for this week, I would like you to reflect on our Sports Day and the meaning of sports in our lives. To help you with writing your reflection, I have listed some questions below:

1. Did you attend our School Sports Day? If so, how did you find it? If not, why did you not attend our school event?
2. What do you think is the most interesting part of the School Sports Day? Why?
3. What do you think is the most uninteresting part of the School Sports Day? Why?
4. How can the school improve on the School Sports Day?
5. Do you think engaging in sports is important and useful? If so, why? If not, why?
6. Do you engage in any sports? If so, what do you do? If not, why have you not engaged in it?
7. How can sports help us?
8. If your were the principal of the school, what would you do to encourage pupils to engage in sports?

Well, there is a lot for your to reflect on. I am eagerly looking forward to reading your reflection.

Miss R

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

T1W8 Journal Writing: Reading

Hi everyone,

Every morning, we have silent reading. Pupils read a variety of books and magazines. Reading is a habit. The more you read, the more you want to read. In this week's journal writing, I would like you to reflect on the importance of reading and its influence on you. As usual, I will list some questions below to help you with the journal writing.

1. Why do you think the school gets the pupils to read every morning?
2. Do you like it? Why?
3. Do you like reading? Why?
4. What kinds of books do you like to read?
5. Do you think reading will help you with your school work? Why?
6. How can the school encourage pupils to read?
7. Could you recommend a book you really like to read? Write the author and tell us why you like to read his/her book?

Hope to hear from you soon.

Miss R

Monday, February 16, 2009

T1W7 Journal Writing: Activities Outside School

Hi everyone,

Many pupils are involved in lessons outside school. They include tuition, music, art, ballet, swimming, Sinda classes, religious lessons and so on. There are just too many activities for me to list them. For this week's journal writing, I would like you to reflect on your involvement in all the activities outside school. To help you with your writing, I have listed some questions below:

1. What are the activities you are involved in outside school from Monday to Sunday?
2. How many days do you spend on these activities?
3. How many hours do you spend in each of these activities?
4. Why are you involved in these activities?
5. Do you think these activities are necessary for you? If 'Yes', how have these activities help you? If 'No', why are you taking part in these activities?
6. Do you think these activities affect your school work/studies? If so, how?
7. Do you feel stressed with all these activities? Explain.
7. In your opinion, do you think pupils should be involved in outside school activities? Why?

Eagerly waiting for your responses. :)

Miss R

Monday, February 9, 2009

T1W6 Journal Writing: Passion for Learning

Hi everyone,

Following last week's topic on 'Target setting', we will reflect on passion for learning this week. Since this is the value for the month of February, I hope this journal writing will enable you to give this value some thought.

To assist you in writing your reflection, I have listed some questions for you to ponder:

1. What do you understand by 'passion for learning' ?
2. Why do you think it is necessary for people to have a passion for learning?
3. Do you know of any family members, famous people, relatives or friends with a passion for learning?
4. How do they show their passion for learning?
5. Do you think you have a passion for learning now? If 'Yes', why? If 'No', why?
6. What can you do to develop your passion for learning?

I'm eagerly waiting for your responses. :)


Miss R

Monday, February 2, 2009

T1W5 Journal Writing: Target Setting

Hi everyone,

We have set our targets for the various subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science and Mother Tongue. For this week, I would like you to reflect on this exercise. Here are some questions to guide you in your response:

1. What is the purpose of setting targets for the various subjects?
2. Do you think this is useful? If 'Yes', why? If not, why?
3. How did you go about setting the targets for yourself?
4. What are you doing to help you achieve your target? Do you have a plan? If so, what is it?
5. How are your parents helping you achieve your targets?
6. What will you do to motivate yourself towards achieving the targets?
7. How do you think your teacher/the school can help you achieve the targets?

Looking forward to hearing from all of you! :)

Miss R

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hi Everyone,

The school is holding an intra-level blogging competition in conjunction with Total Defence Day 2009. This year's theme is "What will you defend?"Details of the competition are found in the Powerpoint slides below. Click on each slide and read the details yourself. Make your blog as beautiful, meaning and creative as possible. You can add photos, videos, etc to your blog.

The dateline for this Total Defence blog entry to me is on Friday, 6 February 2009. I will be submitting the best blogs to Mr Yazid by Wednesday, 11 February 2009.

For your info (extracted from http://www.whatwilludefend.sg/):
In commemorating 25 years of Total Defence, the logo has been given a tweak to stay in tune with a more modern feel while retaining its familiar identity. The tagline "It's Personal. Play your Part." is in a handwritten font that emphasises the personal nature of our involvement in Total Defence, reminding Singaporeans that everyone has a role in protecting the Singaporean way of life. The rounder edges of the logo give it a softer touch, reflecting the personal stake in Total Defence and encouraging Singaporeans to embrace Total Defence in their daily lives.


Powerpoint slides:










Hurry, get started on your entry soon! The most creative ones win! ;)

Miss R

T1W2 Journal Writing: School Mission, Vision & Values

Hi Everyone,

Mr Tan mentioned the school's vision, mission and values on the first day of school. In this week's reflection, I would like you to show me whether you remember the school's vision, mission and values and to give your views about them. To help with your reflection, I have listed some questions below:

1. What are the school's vision, mission and values?
2. What do you think of the school's vision, mission and values?
3. Do you believe in the school values? If 'yes' or 'no', why?
4. Do students think of the school values when engaging in activities in school or outside? If so, how?
5. How can you, as students, live up to the school values?
6. What activities do you think the teachers can organise in class and in school to help students learn the values?

I look forward to reading your views soon.

Miss R

Welcome

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the class blog! :)

I hope that all of you have had a good start to the year. This is a crucial year for all of us...the year that you are sitting for PSLE. (Yes, I'm sure you've had many people reminding you of it.)On top of that, you have a new form teacher. You've got to start getting to know your teacher and her working style all over again. Over the past two weeks, I 've begun to know some of you better and hopefully more of you in the weeks to come. From my observation, I believe that all of you have it in you to be good and successful pupils. Let us work together this year to ensure that you are well-prepared for the challenges ahead. Remember, I'm with you in every step of the way. So work hard, play hard and success will come your way! :)

Best wishes,
Miss Rahimah