Good luck to our first Princess for her first TEST in life!
Ujian Saringan kemasukan sekolah rendah/ assessment test for primary school entrance 😓😓
We got this shocking news late last month; but only prepared her this week🙄 more of guiding her how to read Bahasa questions – ‘gariskan’, ‘padankan’, ‘bulatkan’….etc (I have no worries if the test is in English, but BM🤦🏻♀️). Next I told her to skip questions first if she doesn’t know; come back to them later. Finally, ‘mini mini mani more’ if really don’t know! 😝🤣
While the exam takes about an hour, the parent-teacher brought her down in 50 minutes! It was a relief that she came down looking happy, seeing us! 😁😁 She told us ‘I so clever know how to do all’! (Ok la, I trust and believe in you!) Hopefully she will get a placement there – for its strategic location go our place!
According to her, there was calculation and number sequencing, suku kata and drawing. I asked if the teachers spoke in Bahasa or English. She said that teachers spoke in Bahasa but she couldn’t really get it; so the teachers then spoke English! (Actually majority of the kids there don’t really know Bahasa)
We don’t really want to ‘stress’ her up, after all she is just 5y4m to be exact! Our worries is not about her passing or falling; but to pursue to sit for the exam. We thought for 2-3 weeks on what to tell her – activities with friends? 🤔🤔 in desperation, I seek opinion and thankfully I spoke to my dearest Vernice Tan! 😂😝 She told me tell Noelle the truth – not activities, as it might disappoint her – if it turns out to be not what she enjoys doing. But to tell her, it is a TEST – where the bigger girl school teachers want to test how much she knows! This was a POWER sentence. We told Noelle the exact thing and she accepted it!
Abit kiasu and kiasi 😂🙄 I bought some work books to help her gauge how it is like. Surprisingly, she also accepts doing the activity books a lot – in the week (actually it was just coincidentally she felt sick and we could spend more time sitting down together to do the books)!
While I didn’t stress her, when the day came closer – suddenly she did tell her papa ‘I don’t want Saturday!’ 😨😱😑🙄 So, we promised to bring her this painting place after the test! 🙄 And she agreed! Even this morning, she was a little hesitant – I asked my hubby to shut his mouth and don’t talk (cos sometimes he irritates her🙄😝😂)! So, I did all the comforting and it was a total relief when she followed all other kids with the parent-teachers!
😆😆 Nikki cried looking for Jeh Jeh after that! We took the opportunity to tell her ‘isn’t it you always say don’t want Jeh Jeh?’ 😝😝