Sunday, 8 February 2015
Mak saya kata saya dapat C cukup la teacher...
Its been like years since I last wrote in this blog. No big reasons actually.just plain tired, no mood to start even though there were so many things to write and share with everyone out there.
So today lets start about something.I want to write about this boy. Now he is in form 1.
Zainudin. (not his real name ).I noticed he was quite naughty the first day I entered the class..The last class . 6 C. A pint sized boy.pointed nose. and a smile on the face every time he saw me .
The first 2 months was the hell of a time for me. Half of the class did not even know simple verbs like pray, wash, wear , put..etc etc. I know that very minute I would have a tough time here.
Everyday we would be reading, drilling on action words like the above..I made them memorize. Maybe its not the way to most teachers , but to me its practical. Then by the end of February, we started writing simple sentences based on pictures I gave them. I have collected lots of pictures over the years then paste them in a thick book I kept.
We started with simple one like : Salleh is reading.
Then I taught him to expand the sentence especially to the nouns in the sentence.
Eg.: Salleh is reading a story book.
Salleh is reading a story book under a tree.
Salleh is reading an interesting story book under a big tree.
Then I started teaching them complex sentences. After a week ( to my surprise ), a few from that same C class were able to write complex sentences including him..!
E.g. Salleh who is wearing a T-shirt is reading an interesting story book under a big shady tree.
I was overwhelmed with joy.
But at least they can attempt paper 2.first section of information transfer without mistakes...( bahagian ni I gave them petua saja..dah ramai tk faham apa yang di baca, they boleh cam perkataan and fill in the correct words correctly..
He said to me " teacher mak saya kata saya dapat C cukup la untuk English." he said to me one day.
The first test he got 24 %. Then 32%, then 40%.
Semua budak2 I paksa bawa dictionary. Wajib. buku vocab pun mesti ada. tulis makna in Bah Melayu.
Once a week I buat dictation in Bah Melayu and they wrote back in English.
Start dengan ayat mudah.: Saya sedang mandi
Maznah sedang tidur..
Noni sedang memancing.etc etc etc..
For paper 1( 40 questions ) in 6B class,, semua orang mesti dapat at least 30 right answers.they are free to look into their dictionary. Yes they learn that way too.and I reward them with money.I am not rich but a ringgit here and there didnt make me poorer.
This went on for months... and everyone seemed to improve a little bit.. good. I was happy.
Then I moved Zainudin into 6B, because he has the potential to get C.At least for the time being if not for long.(apa I cakap ni.)
He was so eager to be in 6B. Before I took him in, I told the 6B pupils to make friends with him..and jangan underrate him..
"Maybe he is better than a few of you in this class "
The week we had the trial. and guess what..HE GOT 57%..!
I coached him more.I want him to get more..maybe a B..melangkah ke angka 6. possible ?
I think he can..( sebenarnya saya yang lebih..siap janji nak bagi hadiah lagi. he he.)
When the UPSR results were out. I searched for his name. And I yelled like a crazy lady. He got B.! ! ! phuuuuh...alhamdulillah.
And this year I got 6A class. mak ai..expectations lagi tinggi.lagi letih la..lagi tak dak mood buka blog...
Among friends.muka nampak happy.dalam hati ? OMG.