Blog

PSLE Math Question
Education

Tricky 2017 PSLE Math Question

Let’s take a look at one of the trickier questions that challenged our children in this year’s PSLE Math paper. After that, we’ll look at how we can modify the question to help reinforce concepts as well as to further challenge our children’s abilities.

Continue reading ➝
Tips

THE PROBLEM WITH ‘EVERYBODY’ AND ‘EVERYTHING’!

by Mrs Elaine Loh Many children understand the basic rules of subject-verb agreement in English. The basic rule is pretty simple: singular subjects should always be paired with singular verbs (verbs ending with ‘s’) and plural subjects are paired with plural verbs (plural verbs do not end with ‘s’). An example of the basic rule is given below:

Continue reading ➝
Ending
Feed the Brain

The Perfect Ending to Improve Creative Writing

Having a memorable ending or conclusion helps your child’s essay stand out. How can we do this? Let’s turn to time tested solutions in Classical Greek theatre. Greek plays are generally divided into comedies and tragedies. This is basically what we call a happy and sad ending. In addition, they also have what is called a tragicomedy. While this concept is complex, we have distilled it to a simpler form to help your child create a memorable story that stands

Continue reading ➝
Feed the Brain

The classical way to ace your writing

There are many schools of thought on how to write a great story. Indeed, it is hard to pinpoint what makes some books become classics or best sellers while some books end up out of print and forgotten. Despite what I just wrote, there are certainly some elements that are critical to what is considered good writing. In this post, I am going to focus on classical Greek theatre and discuss how Greek classics can help modern writers, like our

Continue reading ➝

The best learning toys for little kids, recommended by teachers!

Why are preschool classrooms still full of simple, classic toys and activities we played with when we were kids? The answer is simple: While times have changed, brain development hasn’t! In fact, children learn best through play, when they’re relaxed, engaged, and having fun! Building blocks, play dough, and crafts allow children to do so much more than stack, smoosh, and stretch their imaginations! They sharpen fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, lay a foundation for early math concepts, and

Continue reading ➝
Summary Writing
Tips

Summary Writing: Writing the Summary

In the previous two posts on summary writing, we have examined the how to analyse a summary question, how to find the points from the relevant paragraphs and organise them. The next step is to change the points into your own words and to remove words so that it is 80 words or less. Let us see how it can be done. I. Summary Writing: Using Own Words Before you start to write your draft, you will also need to

Continue reading ➝