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Archive for October, 2019

Book Wall

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Updated my book wall with my two latest books, Lion Boy and Drummer Girl and Jade’s Quest for Her Heritage.

Lion Boy and Drummer Girl was published in 2017 while Jade’s Quest was published in August this year. Thanks to a talk in Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, I was finally spurred to revisit my woefully outdated book wall!

‘Cher! Mobile Apocalypse

The essay topic was “An unforgettable outdoor experience” and the picture was a picnic. To get my 10YO students thinking:

Me: What would you pack for an outing like this?
StudentA: My phone.

In a different class, Me: What kind of games can you play at a picnic?
StudentB: Phone games.

In yet another class, Me: If it rains on your picnic, what’s your backup plan?
StudentC: Go home and play mobile games.

Me: (losing it) Nobody will write about phones! You will all pack your wickerwork baskets with a red and white picnic mat, fluted champagne glasses and baguettes. And you will play badminton and bring a beach ball, so help me God.

StudentD: Cher! I never go for picnic, so how to write?

In my teaching journal, you won’t find tips on how to be a great teacher, as I’m no guru. What you can discover are the woes of real-life children grappling with a modern evil — tuition. 

 

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