Sunday, January 15, 2017

Jawi dilemma....

Assalamualaikum n Happy Monday...

Nampaknya aku semakin rajin jengah blog ni..Hihihi...bukan apa, bila tengah stuck dgn writing. Writing dlm bentuk yg lebih santai bagi aku kebebasan utk mengutarakan pandangan. Ok x BM aku..hehehe..

Kali ni episod Jawi pulak...Bukan Counter strike back..Tapi how to instill jawi to your kids..Jangan tanya aku lagi sbb anak2 aku mmg x reti Jawi. Cumanya aku nak diorng belajar perkara asas ni supaya diorng x jadi buta Jawi..jawi tu pada aku sebahagian dari jati diri Bangsa Melayu.... Jawi tu sgt cantik dan indah..tetambah kalau korng pandai tulis khat...pergggh....mmg marbeles

Pada aku, Jawi tu super important spt mana tahu membaca Iqra dan Al Quran. Disebabkan aku x hantar MH ke kelas KAFA, aku kena cari jalan mcm mana nak bagi MH tahu membaca dan menulis Jawi. Sebab x hantar lagi ke kelas KAFA, nak bg dia adjust dgn routine baru yg agak memenatkan dia....

Benda ni mmg x mudah dan memerlukan latihan dari segi pengalaman dan juga pembacaan. Tapi achievable InsyaAllah. Mcm aku dulu, mmg dr darjah 1, parents aku hantar aku g kelas KAFA yg lebih kurang mcm skrng ni..n Sekolah menengah pun aku belajar dlm suasana yg memerlukan aku menulis Jawi setiap hari...Boleh la takat nak baca Jawi tu lepas la org kata, tapi bab menulis tu dah mcm kura2 sbb jarang practice skrng ni...huhhu....

Untuk bab Iqra dan Al Quran. Kami laki bini selain di para guru tadika mengajar MH (thanks very much Tadika HI). Alhamdulillah, lepas satu hurdle, MH mulakan 2017 dengan buku baru iaitu Al Quran. Caranya:

1. Iqra di ajar di tadika selang sehari (day care only, waktu ptg)
2. Setiap mlm, kami laki bini takes turn ajar MH dlm maximum 15 minutes
3. Bagi setiap level yg Iqra, MH berjaya habiskan, award akan diberikan (x lebih dr RM100)
so antara yang MH pernah request n dpt (Aquarium set, Hot Wheel set, Badminton rackets..semua request tu mmg ikut musim minat MH..

Cumanya, approach utk MH tu x berapa sesuai dgn adiknya yang x berapa nak focus. Jadinya utk IN..kami cuma spent 5 minutes je dulu utk dia baca Iqra n system rewards masih diguna pakai...So, nnt kita tengok perjalanan IN belajar Iqra sbb dia cepat hilang fokus n Manja yg amat!!!

InsyaAllah utk pembelajaran Jawi bagi MH, aku cuba dulu dgn approach Pengenalan kepada suku kata Jawi dan sesi pembelajaran akan dibuat secara santai sahaja. Iaitu hujung minggu. Kenapa x hantar kepada org? Hmmmm satu budget mmg tight, satu lagi, aku cuba praktik apa yg mak aku dok buat kat kami. Beliau akan duduk n sama2 buat keje rumah dgn kami walaupun sesibuk mana pun jadual harian beliau (arwah mama mengajar di masjid2 dan surau2 di sekitar Bangi at that time). Biaanya dlm 15- 30m minit sehari...wpun kejap, tapi aku rasa berkesan. Mmg jarang aku kena denda dlm kelas sbb x buat homework..kalau lupa tu pun...aku lupa nak bawa kuar buku tu...padan muka..

Next project, mcm mana nak bagi bebudak ni hafal surah2 lazim yang selain Al Fatihah, 3 Kul dan yg pendek2 tu...mcm revision utk aku jugak...InsyaAllah..tu next project...

Aku x cuba nak judge or nak stamp aku punya pemikiran kpd org lain. Aku just nak share je apa yg aku cuba nak tengah buat. Segala cadangan dan pandangan amat dialu2kan...
Well...blog ni dh mcm blog pendidikan pulak...hahahahaha...layaaaannn....

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tuition anyone?

Assalamualaikum n Happy Tuesday....

We are already in the middle of January...n school  marks its 9th day for MH...n I have met a handful of MH's classmates' parents and got the up close and personal experience with the mindsets of Malaysian parents. To be honest, i can 'see' anxiety and ambitious that spells : Competition. Woah.... what have we got here? A very competitive society ? Not to mention, a highly protocol nation and goes by the individual title to set an invisible rank? Howeeee.... It was an exciting n eye opening experience for me to get to know people from different backgrounds.

I do love to sit back and 'watch n read' people. I have learnt it from the best : My father... Why? He told me once that to be able to access and observe your surroundings gives you added advantages in social interaction and avoid conflicts due to differences. I didnt understand his points at that time because i was in primary school. Later in my life, Yup...he is absolutely right about it. One of the advantage we are getting to know human personalities and we get to apply the suitable friendship approach individually...hmmmm thinking back, i am taking a wrong major here? hahaha...

Back to the reality of our education system. I don't recall when I was young, school time is so stressful and pressured especially in primary? Should i just jump into the bandwagon and push my kids into series of tuition classes, give them a mountain of homework, ask them to sit and study everyday? or i just let them learn n experience themselves? Or should i feel guilty that i didnt do any of the above for my kids? Most answers given by the parents I have met : we dont want our kids to be left behind and want them to be the best.

Hmmmmm.... it brings shivers down my spine because we are talking about 7 years old kids!! Most of the MH's classmates attend tuition classes ( from KUMON, english, math, other languages, including Mandarin) since they were 6 years old!. I got a unbelievable stare when I said.. i dont send him and we dont have a near future plan to send him to one. But, we will send him when he is in standard 6... Hmmmmm.... it's a complicated situation to be honest.... Malaysia society: tuition... I cant ignore the facts that we are an exam orientated society. Durra, just live with it...hahahaha....

Yours truely,
Rebel is my middle name

Monday, January 9, 2017

10th of January....2017

Assalamualaikum n well wishes to all my friends....

Today marks the 10th day of January...n this is my FIRST entry for the year of 2017.
Alhamdulillah we are still here and alive.....

Starting this year, my daily routine has also changed slightly,  because MH starts his standard 1 at Sekolah Kebangsaan.... means that another milestone in his life...

While IN has to get used to kindergarten life without her brother's presence. Now she is 5 years old. She doesn't seem bothered at all...hahahaha...Go go go girl...
N their momma....hoho...still struggling with the writing part. Have to finalize it by next month..InsyaAllah...

So far, not bad....I purposely didnt send MH to Kafa class because of his health condition - Semput/ lack of lugs capacity. Even he needs to attend SK session in the afternoon. It takes his energy away, and every night we need to puff him. But, looking at his spirits and courage, i feel at ease and i do believe that as time passes, as he is getting used to the system..InsyaAllah...everything will take place nicely....

Starting this week, schools have run its operation in full swing. No more orientation and it means, tonnes of book bring in to the class. MH has been placed in the DLP class after the initial test set by the school during orientation week. Hope that he is enjoying himself in that class and makes new friends...Three of his classmates from the pervious kindergarten are in his class.

In the mean time, I plan to teach him myself Jawi during weekend...Though, I am not excellent in Jawi, but I do believe the importance of Jawi in our life... His father will teach him Quran every night... The rest, it's up for him to decide and work for it... we dont want to push him because the learning process is a long journey. We just want him to enjoy his learning. But, we will try our best to support his needs. I bet every parent has the similar idea too ;) He needs to start Solah too..At least Maghrib... I am planning to spend at least 15 minutes a day during night time with both of them..Looking through the homeworks.

Ok guys, happy January....