Saturday, 30 June 2012

ANSWERS (P6 English CA2)

  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. 4
  4. 4
  5. 3
  6. 4
  7. 3
  8. 3
  9. 1
  10. 1
  11. 4
  12. 4
  13. 2
  14. 3
  15. 2
  16. 4
  17. 2
  18. 4
  19. 4
  20. 3
  21. 1
  22. 3
  23. 1
  24. 2
  25. 1
  26. 4
  27. 3
  28. 4
  29. 4
  30. 1
  31. N
  32. D
  33. L
  34. M
  35. Q
  36. F
  37. J
  38. C
  39. K
  40. A
  41. winding
  42. saw
  43. whisked
  44. felt
  45. appreciate
  46. experience
  47. breathing
  48. greeted
  49. outstretched
  50. howling
  51. morning
  52. chirped
  53. feeling
  54. listened
  55. ready
  56. over
  57. construction
  58. fascinated
  59. stared
  60. wondered
  61. reminded
  62. sorry
  63. impression
  64. black
  65. quicken
  66. John is neither a pilot nor an air steward.
  67. All living things need food and water to survive or else they will die.
  68. In spite of the curfew imposed on the city, many still went out.
  69. Although my teacher was angry, she spoke with restraint.
  70. Even though the number of dolphins are dwindling, they are still being killed by thousands every year.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Important Details for students

Dear students & parents,

Please kindly take note of the following details.

For Teacher Jerry & Teacher Summer students - There is no lesson from 29 June 2012 - 3 July 2012. (Thursday - Tuesday) as we are away for our 3rd Honeymoon trip.

For Teacher Rae students - Lessons as per normal on 30 June 2012 & 1 July 2012.

Students who are taking part in the 53rd Milo National Schools Swimming Championships on 4 July, Wednesday 2012, Teacher Rae will be @ Toa Payoh Swimming Complex to conduct warm up exercises for you.

Teacher Jerry's flight will reach Singapore @ 6.35am, after which we will rush straight to the pool.

Wishing all students the very best!

In the meantime for any enquires on Swimming, kindly contact Teacher Rae @ 93893858.
For enquires on Tuition, please email Teacher Summer @
For interested sponsors & partnerships, please email Teacher Jerry @

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Answers - English (Page 386 to 398)

Dear all, answers will be posted on 30 June! :)

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Our 6 months anniversary

Time flies.

It seems like only yesterday we just got married.

I surprised my wife with this.

Went to Far East Flora and got this lovely sunflower for her. She adores sunflowers because it matches with her name - Summer. Left it at the centre so that the moment she opens the door, viola! She sees it! Hee....

We had a nice celebration @ our usual must go JB seafood hawker centre. With 1 big mug of sugarcane, 4 crayfishes, 1 stingray & a plate of kai lan. That's it. Our simple yet delicious aka *aroy maak maak* 6 months anniversary dinner. =)

To make things more meaningful, we decided to sponsor a child from World Vision. =) Yes, no doubt, we choose to sponsor a child from Thailand. I guess the choice of country was easy. We love Thailand and just about everything there. The people, the food, the environment and the list could go on. Yet, at some part of Thailand, there are still many people living in poverty.

When I received information about our sponsored child, I teared. He's such a young boy yet he has to go through a very tough background that most people won't want to go thru.

Xx and I sincerely wish to help him and his villages but there's only so much we can do within our limits. So, I guess, the monthly contribution will be a good start for further endeavours . =)

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Science Experiments

The Primary 6 children conducted two experiments today.
1. Which material is the 2nd best at absorbing water
2. How to get a paper clip out of a cup of water

Monday, 11 June 2012

Endless pool!

Yeah... We went into JB this morning to try out the endless pool.

Locating the showroom was a breeze. You will definitely not miss out on their signboard! "Propulsion Pools Sdn Bhd"

Address: Johor Bahru Show RoomBlock G-01-01 Jalan Harmonium 24/2,Tebrau City Residences, Taman Desa Tebrau,Johor Bahru, Malaysia 

So, what's the fuss about this endless pool? Well, like the name indicated. It's endless! No matter how fast u swim, you will never reach the end of the pool! Awesome yeah! Hee....

And yes, Mr Yeo was a nice man who could answer all my questions on the pool. A very very nice man! =)

The highlight of this pool is the mirror that they place underwater. So not only can your strokes be corrected on land, you can also look at the mirror in the water to see how well your streamline is! Awesome!! =D

Monday, 4 June 2012

Teachers who go that extra miles

Surely, everyone must have a teacher who went that extra miles for you.

I've many teachers who went that extra miles for me when I was young. That extra mile that no other teachers would be willing to go for. Yet, we took them for granted. 

It's the same theory as taking our parents small little actions for granted like tucking us into our bed when we were young or using the hair dryer/towel to dry our hair before allowing us to go onto bed. It's usually until we become parents ourselves that we learnt to appreciate these actions by them.

I've never view teaching as any other job. I won't even consider it as a career. I view it as a passion. A hobby. Something that I enjoyed doing.

A Job according to wikipedia is a regular activity performed in exchange for payment.

A Career is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a person's "course or progress through life (or a distinct portion of life)".

While a Passion is an intense emotion compelling feeling, enthusiasm, or desire for something.

A teacher who views his/her teaching simply as a job or career will definitely not wish to give up their personal free time to stay back or go that extra mile to teach you.

A teacher who views his/her teaching simply as a job or career will just do all that's required to teach you. That's all.

A teacher who views his/her teaching simply as a job or career will not be thinking of you all the time and gets stressful and emotional over your performance.

But, how many people knows how hard, how tiring and how difficult it is to be a teacher who goes that extra miles?

True, you might be saying "But you are the teacher what..." "No one ask you to do all these extra things" "If you want to do it, then don't complaint..."

Teachers who goes that extra mile for you won't complaint because they are willing to do it. They are willing to make sacrifices for you. Money is not the 1st consideration for them. Passion is. They don't expect any returns or rewards or even awards presented to them. They just purely want to see that you learn, you nurture and you learnt.

However, it's hardship for us. Teachers who goes that extra miles for you. Especially so when you don't appreciate our efforts. We questions ourselves sometimes, why can't we be just like those teachers who receive their pay check at the end of the month and switch off their mobile phones after 7pm. We ask ourselves why we are making the effort to do so much for our children? We have arguments over our priorities. Why we sometimes give priorities to our children over our loved ones.

And I can tell you why. Because we 不甘愿(not satisfied). We are not satisfied especially so when we know you have the potential to do better. Talents are usually spotted by their teachers. And teachers are the best person to know if the child has the potential and ability to perform better. That's why we constantly do more for them.

Do we expect any rewards? No
Do we expect any awards? No
Do we expect any returns? No
Do we expect appreciation? Yes.

Because these are the teachers who are the cream of the crop. These are the teachers who make the difference in your life. These are the teachers who have no complaints missing that yearly gathering with friends knowing that your exams are round the corner and you needed help. These are the teachers whose hand phones are always contactable. These are the teachers who gives you a pat on your back when no one else does. These are the teachers who gives you a hand up when you fall. These are the teachers who gives you that extra push when you needed it the most.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

5 year old Grace

My 5yr old student, Grace drew this for me.

Thank you Grace! =)
Jerry Toh
Swim Director
The Water Family Enrichment Centre
Contact: 9100 1855