In Issue 2, THG takes a look at the preparation homeschoolers did for the PSLE this year. Some of the students and moms share their thoughts and experiences from the PSLE. THG also covered the recent homeschool events such as the Homeschool Sports Day and Homeschool Fun Fair. The results for the THG Write-a-Fairytale Contest are out! Winning entries will be featured in the next couple of issues.
Also inside: Our international correspondent informs us of what life is like in Cairo, Egypt. Learn how to bake delicious cookies, admire the work of a young aspiring artist, and enjoy the many poems penned by our budding poets!
Canon in D by Aaron Fong, THG Alumnus on piano, guitar and violin
For homeschool families, is the PSLE a “Productive, Simple Learning Exercise” or an imposition that stands for “Please Stop Learning Everything!” Here, 3 parents whose children have successfully put the PSLE behind them, share their thoughts. Serene Lim and Tay Pui Yee tell how they prepared their sons to excel in the exam.
Before the PSLE this year, families got together to “prep” the students as a group. They took mock examinations, learned oral and listening comprehension skills and of course, played games and relaxed together.
Many thanks to parents Connie Lim, Suzie Moi, and Leona Heng for organizing the sessions.
The annual Homeschool Sports Day just came and went. Parents and children ran their hearts out as they competed in individual and family events. Check out these photos.
Things I Love
Enjoy the many pieces of artwork done by aspiring artist Ning Li.
The results are out! Take a peek at the fairy-tales that garnered the Judges’ applause and won their votes. Also inside: Snapshots of the whale of a time the winners had at the interactive play. Do read Noel’s The Booty and the Beast, Rachel’s Ellen – Cinderella Remix, and Matthew’s It’s Your Choice.
Noel Fong tells it all as he explains how he chose and went about completing a little project for language arts. For all lovers of the book series Redwall, don’t miss this!
The Roving Reporter
With elder sister Elisabeth behind the camera, Johanna and Victoria present how to bake Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookies (Kids Bake ‘Em Cookies). Click hereto learn how to prepare this gastronomical delight!
Egypt – Life in Cairo
Homeschoolers had the privilege of attending poetry workshops with poet Francis Lim, who is also a former zookeeper. The children aged 7 to 12 composed their own original poetry under the guidance of the instructor. Be surprised!A big thank you to parents Littly for organizing the workshops, and Sook Neo for putting the portfolio of poems together.
The Significance of Christ’s Resurrection
Aaron tackles the important issue of the significance of Christ’s Resurrection. What does the Resurrection mean to us as Christians? Is it historically proven? What would it mean if the Resurrection was just some lie? He answers these questions in his essay, which he completed as a term paper in an elective course, The Gospels and the Life of Christ.
A Personal Story
When I entered public school things started changing. Though outwardly I might still look like the obedient boy, I was actually becoming very naughty. I started buying things without permission. I sometimes got into trouble with the teacher for playing in class… Read More
A Literary Survey – “Tuck Everlasting”