Saturday, May 22, 2010

First Aids Anybody

Jit Sin Teachers learning how to become a First Aider. Blowing in the Little Annie is one of the training.

Got class, got name

Lower Six students doing taxonomic work in groups.
Discussing how to do dichotomous key

Each group are given 14 species of "sockrates" and
the tasks are
  1. Name the species
  2. Make a dichotomous key
  3. Construct a dendrogram
  4. Construct a cladogram
Naming the "animals" - even had to look into the dictionaries

    Thursday, May 20, 2010

    Impact of ICT in Classroom at RECSAM

    Three of us, Mr Goay, Pn Chua and I attended a colloquium about the impact of ICT in the Classroom by one Dr Jon Price from INTEL Corporate Affair Group at RECSAM. The colloquium lasted about an hour. I learn about the commitment of INTEL in Education.

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    Flowers Day

    The yearly flower mutilating Day had arrived for the form 3 students

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Swim or drive

    New skill for teachers: Try driving through ankle-high level of water.

    Sunday, May 16, 2010

    Teachers Day - Happy?

    Almost forget today is Teachers Day. Nothing about it in the TV or the supermarket. Only Mother's Day offer ... what the taukehs do not have teachers in their life. Just to show how insignificant are their teachers. Got la celebrations but in Ministry level and pity those teachers forced to volunteer to attend the ceremony. At least declare tomorrow as a holiday mah...

    Received a nice poem from Mr Lee Chiah Kuen

    Teachers are
    like rainbows - they colour the sky
    like rain that soak the earth giving life to the greens
    like the air that we breath and warm sunlight on our skin
    like the shining stars plastered across the black velvety universe
    and like beautiful flowers that bloom with each new day.
    Teachers are indeed very special people
    That's what you and I are

    Thanks Mr Lee, but I had another version that sounds like this

    Teachers are
    like rainbows - they give you false hope (say that there is pot of gold at the end of the rainbow)
    like rain that soak the earth drowning the creativity in you with rules and regulation
    like the air that we breath that pollutes and clouded the mind with syllabus and formula
    like the shining stars that are not bright enough to light up your life
    and like beautiful flowers that will wilt and would not last a day
    Now, are Teachers that really special?
    Well, we still need them as punching bags and spring boards
    to be left behind after we had leaped to our successes
    That's what you and I are
    kts  2010

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    CK back to school

    CK back for a visit today from NUS.
    Misses the DK3 (the place where the great CFu once teach)

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010


    Last day for taekwondo practise for Upper Sixes. We will be waiting for the Lower Sixes next semester.

    Monday, May 10, 2010

    The Beginning of The Greater Struggle???

    Lower Sixes registering happily in the hall
    First Day for the Lower Sixers, so happy so energetic, so enthusiastic, so fresh ... well see how many will still remain these ways in the next 15 months after being put in the STPM pressure cooker - baked, fried and grilled.. :)

    Friday, May 07, 2010

    Chipmunk Bad day

    Finally I managed to upload the theme song of this blog... whew what a bad day trying. Had to do this since the JITSIN had "banned" all youtube and facebook sites from being accessible in school.

    As a matter of fact, all the music, video and software download sites are banned for students as well as teachers.

    Talking of moving forward in ICT, hoh!!!

    But to think of it, this is a challenge to the students to go around the blockage and in no time I believe the blockage will be torn down like the Berlin Wall. Unless JitSinians already become so ExaMachine that they no longer had any "liau" anymore.