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Makeover Bags June 5, 2007

Filed under: Arty & Funky Thingy,Family,Learning — mummydear @ 11:26 pm

Was clearing some ‘rubbish’ in the hse today, when I landed upon these 2 goodies bags fr Qantas, which were given to the girls during the flight.

I decided to give them a makeover. First I removed all tags and labels, then I searched high & low for 2 little soft toys and put my creativity to work. Bingo! Here are the ‘after-makeover’ pics of the bags:

(1) Big Bird Catching Butterfly


(2) Doggie and Poo



Can Rest or Cannot Rest June 4, 2007

Filed under: Family,Learning — mummydear @ 6:17 pm

Dun understand why this statement is incorrect … …


Today, I collected Ashley’s report book cum papers; and found the above 完成句子 was wrong and cost her 2marks.

The answer is … …

吃完晚饭后, 我和爸爸妈妈在客厅谈天

Grammatically, is there error in the 1st statement???

Or is it ‘politically’ more correct to have a chat after dinner than to rest???

I really dunno … but today, after lunch, I went to rest leh … cannot meh???


Brain Exercise 2 May 9, 2007

Filed under: Learning — mummydear @ 11:55 am

1) Square paper tiles of side 2cm are cut from a rectangular piece of paper 9cm by 4cm. What is the maximum number of tiles one can get?

2) 3 oranges and 2 mangoes cost as much as 9 oranges and 1 mango. If each mango costs $1.50, find the cost of 1 orange.

3) Jack and I have $150 altogether. If Mother gives me another $30. I will have twice as much as Jack. How much money have I at first?

4) Joe went to a party and met 3 friends. If the four of them shook hands with one another once, how many handshakes were made?

5) Find the sum of 1+3+5+ … +95+97+99

***** Solutions (Updated on 3 June 07) *****



Brain Exercise 1 April 27, 2007

Filed under: Learning — mummydear @ 6:05 pm

Continuation fr post: Problem Solving – Heuristic Approach

Come, do some Maths exercises here. Note tt the questions here are applicable to any primary levels, not jus P1/P2.

Cannot use algebra or equation huh.

1) Lily has the same number of ten-cent coins and fifty-cent coins. Their total value is $30. How many coins has Lily?

2) A chicken and a duck cost $14. The duck cost $4 more than the chicken. Find the cost of the duck.

3) 6 similar blocks are used to form a stair of 3-steps high. How many blocks are needed to form a stair of 9-steps high?

OK, will update the workings here when I find time to draw them out. Meanwhile, u may wanna post yr workings at the comments. Hv fun!

***** Solutions (Updated on 9 May 07) *****



The Dash Poem by Linda Ellis April 24, 2007

Filed under: Arty & Funky Thingy,Learning — mummydear @ 11:17 am

Hv shared this poem before via emails, but wld like to keep the link here.

The Dash Poem by Linda Ellis:

1) The Poem

2) The Movie

3) The Song

What inspired Linda Ellis to write The Dash Poem … … Story of The Dash Poem.

How wld u live yr DASH???


Movie World April 21, 2007

Filed under: Arty & Funky Thingy,Family,Learning — mummydear @ 9:41 pm

Friday has become our fmy’s movie day at home. Lights off, and we start to munch tit-bits … yah, vy unhealthy.

Ytd screening was “Akeelah and the Bee”. GG cldn’t understand (u see, a lot of talking, not those action kind), so she fell asleep near the end of the show. An average movie, I wld say. Only tt it got chim chim words tt we oso chked mentally if we cld spell them 🙂 .

Anyone got other DVD to lend me???

Quote by Marianne Williamson:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.


Problem Solving – Heuristic Approach April 14, 2007

Filed under: Learning — mummydear @ 11:01 pm

heu·ris·tic [hyooris-tik or, often, yoo]

1. serving to indicate or point out; stimulating interest as a means of furthering investigation.
2. encouraging a person to learn, discover, understand, or solve problems on his or her own, as by experimenting, evaluating possible answers or solutions, or by trial and error: a heuristic teaching method.
3. of, pertaining to, or based on experimentation, evaluation, or trial-and-error methods.
4. Computers, Mathematics. pertaining to a trial-and-error method of problem solving used when an algorithmic approach is impractical.

Ashley’s school conducted a Maths workshop for parents today, so tt parents can help their kids with their Maths. Many times, I find it vy challenging to explain Maths to Ashley w/o getting complicated. Sometimes, this can be quite frustrated. Even asking her teacher to write down the working steps in her book did not help at all.

Vy glad tt the school gave us tis opportunity to update ourselves, and learn different methods of solving Primary level Maths w/o using Algebra & Equations (tt we were sooooo tempted to use). I learnt something today, for myself.

Last but not least, keep things simple … tis reminds me of Philips’ brand campaign, “sense and simplicity”. Yes, SIMPLICITY !!!