Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Synthesis and Transformation 9

Let's see who will be the first to get full marks in this S and T!

I received 26 submissions. For those who have not responded, please do so.

Devesh has got all the right answers.

Welcome Kai Sheng to learn with us!

Check answers here.

Presidential Polling Results

The 7th president of Singapore is Dr Tony Tan. He defeated Dr Tan Cheng Bock marginally by a sheer 0.38%. Read all about PE here.

Our Class Polling Results:
Dr Tony Tan  50%, Dr Tan Cheng Bock 20%, Mr Tan Jee Say 15%, Mr Tan Kin Lian 15%

Celine's Lantern




Spelling and Grammar Editing 2

Complete this test. For Spelling and Grammar Editing 1, Ming Quan was the first to score full marks. Well done, Ming Quan.

27 submissions as at 1 September 0635. First to submit is Jin Kang. First to score full marks is Xin Hui.

If you have not responded, please do so.

Check answers here.

Monday, August 29, 2011

5m qns

1. John had $700 in his bank. With this money, he donated $4 a day to charity. His sister, Mary, too donated 1/5 of her $5 daily allowance to the charity and she saved the rest. If both of them started the donation drive on the same day, how long would it be before John had 2/3 as much money as the amount Mary saved?


2. Mrs Lim’s son helped her to type the page numbers of her new story book. He noticed that different pages required different numbers of digits. He counted that there were a total of 675 digits. How many pages were there in the story book?


3.  Citrine bought twice as many pencils as notebooks and spent a total of $53.60. She spent $2.40 more on the notebooks than the pencils. Given that a notebook costs $1.90 more than a pencil, find the cost of a pencil.


4. Candle A and candle B are of the same length. Candle A , which is broader, can burn for 5 h while Candle B, the thinner candle , can burn for 4 h. If both candles are lighted at the same time, how long does it take for Candle A to be twice as long left as Candle B?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri


May I wish Ahmad, Henny and Maisarah "Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!"

And the rest of us, "Happy Holiday!"

I hope all of us have a good balance of fun and work. See you on Wednesday!

4m qns

1.There were 192 oranges and melons in a box. Mr Liu removed 2/5 of the oranges from the box and he added 24 melons into the box. As a result, there was an equal number of oranges and melons left in the box.
How many more oranges than melons were there in the box at first ?

2. There are some yellow and green balls in a basket.
The sum of 3/8 of the number of yellow balls and all the green balls is 430. The sum of 1/2 of the number of yellow balls and 1/4 of the number of green balls is 192. How many green balls are there in the basket ?

3. Starting from the same position on a straight road, Timothy and Michael jogged in the opposite direction. With Timothy jogging at an average speed of 1.6 km/h slower than Michael, the two men were 4.2 km apart after jogging for 45 minutes. Find the average speed of Michael. (Give your answer in km/h).

4. Mrs Tan had 98 pieces of $10 notes and $50 notes in her piggy bank.
She took out 3/4 of the $50 notes and put in another ten $10 notes.
As a result, the number of $10 notes was five times the number of $50 notes.
What was the total value of money she had in her piggy bank at first?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

3m qn

1. Alice bought some candies. She ate the same number of candies everyday. After 4 days, she had 5/6 of the candies left. After another 5 days,
she had 30 candies left. How many candies did she have at first ?

2. During a school assembly, the ratio of the number of girls to the number of boys was 6 : 7. If 63 girls left the school hall, the new ratio of the number of girls to the number of boys became 9 : 14. How many pupils were there in the school hall at first ?


3. Tap A can fill up an empty tank in 20 minutes.
Tap B can empty the same tank completely filled with water in 12 minutes.
Both taps are turned on at the same time when the tank is half-filled with water.
How long will it take for the tank to be totally emptied?

4. A cuboid has a rectangular base of perimeter of 64 cm. The ratio of its length to its breadth of the base is 5:3. The volume of the cuboid is 2400 cm³.
Find its height.

5. Raju earns a monthly salary of $ 4 500. He spends 1/5  on food and gives 2/3 of the remainder to his mother. He will save the remaining sum of his salary. How much will he save after 1 year?


Polling Day - Who will be our next President?

How much do we know about the four candidates running for presidential election? Who will be the nation's choice?

The four candidates and what they said.

It's an election like no other. Find out why here.

If you are eligible to vote, who will you vote for? Why? Take part in the polling here.

Friday, August 26, 2011

2 mark qns

1. 5 oranges and 4 pears cost $3.10. 4 pears and 3 apples cost $2.50. If an apple costs as much as an orange, how much does 1 apple cost?


2. Marilyn has a mass of 45.5 kg. She is 3.8 kg heavier than Nicole. What is their total mass ?
3. Find the maximum number of 4-cm cubes that can fill a box measuring 29 cm by 18 cm by 15 cm.
4. The cost of renting a car is $70 per day. In addition, there is a 5% GST charge on the total rent. How much must Faizal pay if he rents a car for 2 weeks ?

5. The table shows the taxi charges:
 


Taxi charges
Amount
First  2 km
$3.20
For every additional 100 m
$0.10
Mr Poh took a taxi to work. The taxi travelled a distance of 6.8 km. How much did he pay for the taxi fare?

Spelling and Grammar Editing 1

Get all the ten marks. You are allowed to google or use the dictionary (online or your thick dictionary) to check the answers.

Here's the test.

30 submissions as at 0640h 1 September 2011. First to submit is Devesh. First to score full marks is Ming Quan.

If you have not completed this task, please do so.

Check answers here.

Prelim - Math Results

Paper 1 (40)

Class Mean - 35.21
Class Highest - 40
Class Lowest - 27

1 CHIA JAE SHIN*
2 LOI SHI MIN
3 MATTHIAS YEO EE LIANG
4 SEE JIAN RONG BEN
5 KHOO XIN HUI
6 KOH NA ZHEN
7 LOO JIA LIN
8 LOON JIA WEI
9 NG WEN QI
10 TAN JING SHEN
11 TIA CAI LENG
12 TNG JIA SHENG
13 BERWYN LOW ZONG XUN
14 CHAN JIA YUN
15 JONATHAN YEO EE CHERNG
16 LER JUN KAI GREGORY
17 RAINER ONG ZHEN WEI
18 YONG KEAN SIN
19 CHUA WEN XUAN
20 KYAN TAN KHENG FONG
21 LOH XIAO XI, ADA
22 PEH QIAN LING
23 TAN BING ROU, VALENCIA
24 TAN JIA LE IVAN
25 MARCUS CHAN KAI JET
26 CELINE PEH FANG JING
27 TING SHU RUI, JACQUES
28 LEONA ANG YI XUAN
29 MARIANNE LEE YI LIN
30 RAFI AHAMED AYISHA FARHANA
31 BHAIRAVI BUDDHAMURTHY
32 QUAH KIAN YANG
33 TANG TE SONG, BRIAN
34 KEANE TAN HONG JIE
35 HO SI EN
36 DEVESH LOGENDRAN
37 CHOW MING QUAN
38 MAISARAH BTE ABDUL LATIFF
39 HENNY MAHERAH BTE HUZAINI
40 AHMAD TIRMIZI B SELAMAT
41 GOH JIN KANG
42 NG ZI SHENG AUGUSTINE

Paper 2 (60)

Class Mean - 36.07
Class Highest - 55
Class Lowest - 13

1 KHOO XIN HUI
2 JONATHAN YEO EE CHERNG
3 SEE JIAN RONG BEN
4 KOH NA ZHEN
5 LOO JIA LIN
6 TIA CAI LENG
7 CHIA JAE SHIN
8 LOI SHI MIN
9 TAN JIA LE IVAN
10 YONG KEAN SIN
11 MATTHIAS YEO EE LIANG
12 NG ZI SHENG AUGUSTINE
13 TAN JING SHEN
14 TING SHU RUI, JACQUES
15 LOH XIAO XI, ADA
16 MAISARAH BTE ABDUL LATIFF
17 CHOW MING QUAN
18 RAFI AHAMED AYISHA FARHANA
19 KYAN TAN KHENG FONG
20 PEH QIAN LING
21 BHAIRAVI BUDDHAMURTHY
22 DEVESH LOGENDRAN
23 TNG JIA SHENG
24 LEONA ANG YI XUAN
25 LER JUN KAI GREGORY
26 CELINE PEH FANG JING
27 GOH JIN KANG
28 QUAH KIAN YANG
29 LOON JIA WEI
30 MARIANNE LEE YI LIN
31 NG WEN QI
32 HENNY MAHERAH BTE HUZAINI
33 KEANE TAN HONG JIE
34 TANG TE SONG, BRIAN
35 MARCUS CHAN KAI JET
36 RAINER ONG ZHEN WEI
37 BERWYN LOW ZONG XUN
38 AHMAD TIRMIZI B SELAMAT
39 CHAN JIA YUN
40 CHUA WEN XUAN
41 HO SI EN
42 TAN BING ROU, VALENCIA

Overall (100)

Class Mean - 71.29
Class Highest - 93
Class Lowest - 49

1 KHOO XIN HUI
2 SEE JIAN RONG BEN
3 JONATHAN YEO EE CHERNG
4 KOH NA ZHEN
5 LOO JIA LIN
6 CHIA JAE SHIN
7 LOI SHI MIN
8 TIA CAI LENG
9 MATTHIAS YEO EE LIANG
10 TAN JIA LE IVAN
11 YONG KEAN SIN
12 TAN JING SHEN
13 TING SHU RUI, JACQUES
14 LOH XIAO XI, ADA
15 TNG JIA SHENG
16 KYAN TAN KHENG FONG
17 PEH QIAN LING
18 LER JUN KAI GREGORY
19 RAFI AHAMED AYISHA FARHANA
20 LOON JIA WEI
21 NG ZI SHENG AUGUSTINE
22 NG WEN QI
23 CELINE PEH FANG JING
24 MAISARAH BTE ABDUL LATIFF
25 BHAIRAVI BUDDHAMURTHY
26 LEONA ANG YI XUAN
27 CHOW MING QUAN
28 DEVESH LOGENDRAN
29 QUAH KIAN YANG
30 MARIANNE LEE YI LIN
31 RAINER ONG ZHEN WEI
32 BERWYN LOW ZONG XUN
33 MARCUS CHAN KAI JET
34 TANG TE SONG, BRIAN
35 KEANE TAN HONG JIE
36 CHAN JIA YUN
37 CHUA WEN XUAN
38 GOH JIN KANG
39 HENNY MAHERAH BTE HUZAINI
40 HO SI EN
41 AHMAD TIRMIZI B SELAMAT
42 TAN BING ROU, VALENCIA

*Blue - scoring above mean score

Prelim - CW, Compre OE and S&T

Continuous Writing (40)

Class Mean - 26.64
Class Highest - 34
Class Lowest - 14

1 RAINER ONG ZHEN WEI*
2 GOH JIN KANG
3 KHOO XIN HUI
4 JONATHAN YEO EE CHERNG
5 PEH QIAN LING
6 TAN JIA LE IVAN
7 AHMAD TIRMIZI B SELAMAT
8 DEVESH LOGENDRAN
9 MAISARAH BTE ABDUL LATIFF
10 MATTHIAS YEO EE LIANG
11 CHAN JIA YUN
12 MARCUS CHAN KAI JET
13 CHUA WEN XUAN
14 BHAIRAVI BUDDHAMURTHY
15 CHIA JAE SHIN
16 TAN JING SHEN
17 CHOW MING QUAN
18 HENNY MAHERAH BTE HUZAINI
19 YONG KEAN SIN
20 BERWYN LOW ZONG XUN
21 LEONA ANG YI XUAN
22 LOON JIA WEI
23 CELINE PEH FANG JING
24 KEANE TAN HONG JIE
25 NG ZI SHENG AUGUSTINE
26 QUAH KIAN YANG
27 RAFI AHAMED AYISHA FARHANA
28 TAN BING ROU, VALENCIA
29 SEE JIAN RONG BEN
30 TIA CAI LENG
31 TING SHU RUI, JACQUES
32 KOH NA ZHEN
33 NG WEN QI
34 KYAN TAN KHENG FONG
35 LOH XIAO XI, ADA
36 TANG TE SONG, BRIAN
37 LOI SHI MIN
38 LER JUN KAI GREGORY
39 MARIANNE LEE YI LIN
40 LOO JIA LIN
41 TNG JIA SHENG
42 HO SI EN

Compre OE (20)

Class Mean - 18
Class Highest - 10.9
Class Lowest - 7.5

1 GOH JIN KANG
2 KOH NA ZHEN
3 MATTHIAS YEO EE LIANG
4 TIA CAI LENG
5 LEONA ANG YI XUAN
6 JONATHAN YEO EE CHERNG
7 CHUA WEN XUAN
8 LOI SHI MIN
9 YONG KEAN SIN
10 CHOW MING QUAN
11 LER JUN KAI GREGORY
12 LOO JIA LIN
13 RAINER ONG ZHEN WEI
14 TAN BING ROU, VALENCIA
15 TAN JING SHEN
16 AHMAD TIRMIZI B SELAMAT
17 BERWYN LOW ZONG XUN
18 BHAIRAVI BUDDHAMURTHY
19 CELINE PEH FANG JING
20 KHOO XIN HUI
21 LOH XIAO XI, ADA
22 PEH QIAN LING
23 LOON JIA WEI
24 QUAH KIAN YANG
25 CHAN JIA YUN
26 HENNY MAHERAH BTE HUZAINI
27 TNG JIA SHENG
28 MARIANNE LEE YI LIN
29 NG ZI SHENG AUGUSTINE
30 CHIA JAE SHIN
31 DEVESH LOGENDRAN
32 TAN JIA LE IVAN
33 HO SI EN
34 KEANE TAN HONG JIE
35 MAISARAH BTE ABDUL LATIFF
36 NG WEN QI
37 KYAN TAN KHENG FONG
38 MARCUS CHAN KAI JET
39 SEE JIAN RONG BEN
40 TING SHU RUI, JACQUES
41 RAFI AHAMED AYISHA FARHANA
42 TANG TE SONG, BRIAN

S and T (10)

Class Mean - 5.2
Class Highest - 8
Class Lowest - 0

1 GOH JIN KANG
2 KOH NA ZHEN
3 MARCUS CHAN KAI JET
4 MARIANNE LEE YI LIN
5 MATTHIAS YEO EE LIANG
6 PEH QIAN LING
7 TAN BING ROU, VALENCIA
8 TAN JIA LE IVAN
9 TING SHU RUI, JACQUES
10 AHMAD TIRMIZI B SELAMAT
11 BERWYN LOW ZONG XUN
12 BHAIRAVI BUDDHAMURTHY
13 CELINE PEH FANG JING
14 CHOW MING QUAN
15 CHUA WEN XUAN
16 DEVESH LOGENDRAN
17 HO SI EN
18 JONATHAN YEO EE CHERNG
19 LER JUN KAI GREGORY
20 LOI SHI MIN
21 LOON JIA WEI
22 NG WEN QI
23 RAFI AHAMED AYISHA FARHANA
24 RAINER ONG ZHEN WEI
25 SEE JIAN RONG BEN
26 TIA CAI LENG
27 HENNY MAHERAH BTE HUZAINI
28 KEANE TAN HONG JIE
29 KHOO XIN HUI
30 LOO JIA LIN
31 MAISARAH BTE ABDUL LATIFF
32 QUAH KIAN YANG
33 YONG KEAN SIN
34 CHIA JAE SHIN
35 LEONA ANG YI XUAN
36 LOH XIAO XI, ADA
37 KYAN TAN KHENG FONG
38 TAN JING SHEN
39 TANG TE SONG, BRIAN
40 TNG JIA SHENG
41 NG ZI SHENG AUGUSTINE
42 CHAN JIA YUN

*Blue - scoring above class mean




Thursday, August 25, 2011

Prelim - EL Paper 2 results

Booklet A (30)

Class Mean - 24.4
Class Highest - 29
Class Lowest - 19

1 DEVESH LOGENDRAN *
2 JONATHAN YEO EE CHERNG
3 KHOO XIN HUI
4 NG ZI SHENG AUGUSTINE
5 AHMAD TIRMIZI B SELAMAT
6 RAINER ONG ZHEN WEI
7 CELINE PEH FANG JING
8 HENNY MAHERAH BTE HUZAINI
9 KYAN TAN KHENG FONG
10 LEONA ANG YI XUAN
11 MATTHIAS YEO EE LIANG
12 TNG JIA SHENG
13 YONG KEAN SIN
14 BERWYN LOW ZONG XUN
15 GOH JIN KANG
16 KEANE TAN HONG JIE
17 KOH NA ZHEN
18 LOON JIA WEI
19 MARIANNE LEE YI LIN
20 PEH QIAN LING
21 TAN BING ROU, VALENCIA
22 TAN JIA LE IVAN
23 BHAIRAVI BUDDHAMURTHY
24 CHUA WEN XUAN
25 LER JUN KAI GREGORY
26 MAISARAH BTE ABDUL LATIFF
27 NG WEN QI
28 QUAH KIAN YANG
29 TING SHU RUI, JACQUES
30 CHIA JAE SHIN
31 CHOW MING QUAN
32 LOH XIAO XI, ADA
33 LOI SHI MIN
34 TAN JING SHEN
35 HO SI EN
36 LOO JIA LIN
37 CHAN JIA YUN
38 MARCUS CHAN KAI JET
39 TIA CAI LENG
40 SEE JIAN RONG BEN
41 TANG TE SONG, BRIAN
42 RAFI AHAMED AYISHA FARHANA


Booklet B (65)

Mean - 40.3
Highest - 53
Lowest - 30

1 GOH JIN KANG
2 MATTHIAS YEO EE LIANG
3 JONATHAN YEO EE CHERNG
4 TAN BING ROU, VALENCIA
5 PEH QIAN LING
6 TAN JIA LE IVAN
7 YONG KEAN SIN
8 CHOW MING QUAN
9 DEVESH LOGENDRAN
10 TIA CAI LENG
11 CELINE PEH FANG JING
12 KOH NA ZHEN
13 BERWYN LOW ZONG XUN
14 BHAIRAVI BUDDHAMURTHY
15 KHOO XIN HUI
16 RAINER ONG ZHEN WEI
17 AHMAD TIRMIZI B SELAMAT
18 LOI SHI MIN
19 HENNY MAHERAH BTE HUZAINI
20 LOH XIAO XI, ADA
21 LOON JIA WEI
22 MARCUS CHAN KAI JET
23 MARIANNE LEE YI LIN
24 TING SHU RUI, JACQUES
25 CHUA WEN XUAN
26 LEONA ANG YI XUAN
27 LER JUN KAI GREGORY
28 MAISARAH BTE ABDUL LATIFF
29 NG ZI SHENG AUGUSTINE
30 NG WEN QI
31 HO SI EN
32 TNG JIA SHENG
33 QUAH KIAN YANG
34 TAN JING SHEN
35 CHIA JAE SHIN
36 KEANE TAN HONG JIE
37 RAFI AHAMED AYISHA FARHANA
38 LOO JIA LIN
39 KYAN TAN KHENG FONG
40 CHAN JIA YUN
41 TANG TE SONG, BRIAN
42 SEE JIAN RONG BEN

Booklets A + B (95)

Mean - 64.6
Highest - 78
Lowest - 50

1 GOH JIN KANG
2 JONATHAN YEO EE CHERNG
3 MATTHIAS YEO EE LIANG
4 DEVESH LOGENDRAN
5 TAN BING ROU, VALENCIA
6 KHOO XIN HUI
7 YONG KEAN SIN
8 CELINE PEH FANG JING
9 PEH QIAN LING
10 TAN JIA LE IVAN
11 KOH NA ZHEN
12 RAINER ONG ZHEN WEI
13 AHMAD TIRMIZI B SELAMAT
14 BERWYN LOW ZONG XUN
15 CHOW MING QUAN
16 BHAIRAVI BUDDHAMURTHY
17 HENNY MAHERAH BTE HUZAINI
18 NG ZI SHENG AUGUSTINE
19 TIA CAI LENG
20 LEONA ANG YI XUAN
21 LOON JIA WEI
22 MARIANNE LEE YI LIN
23 LOI SHI MIN
24 TING SHU RUI, JACQUES
25 CHUA WEN XUAN
26 LOH XIAO XI, ADA
27 LER JUN KAI GREGORY
28 MAISARAH BTE ABDUL LATIFF
29 TNG JIA SHENG
30 NG WEN QI
31 MARCUS CHAN KAI JET
32 QUAH KIAN YANG
33 KEANE TAN HONG JIE
34 HO SI EN
35 KYAN TAN KHENG FONG
36 TAN JING SHEN
37 CHIA JAE SHIN
38 LOO JIA LIN
39 RAFI AHAMED AYISHA FARHANA
40 CHAN JIA YUN
41 TANG TE SONG, BRIAN
42 SEE JIAN RONG BEN

*Blue - scoring above class mean

Prelim - SW

Dear Pupils

Here is a Suggested response for Prelim SW. Look out for the 6 content points. In this SW, it is necessary to mention the name of the food court. You must always write in complete sentences. To ace SW, remember ACE. Information given must be
  • Accurate
  • Complete
  • Explicit
______________________

  1. where and when you were at the food court
  2. where the cockroach was and how you felt when you saw it
  3. what you did after that
  4. what the stallholder did
  5. what you think the management should do about the cleanliness of the stall
__________________________

Dear Management of Ben Tan Food Court

Cockroach in a bowl of porridge

I was at Ben Tan Food Court on 9 August 2011, at 8 a.m. (point 1). I saw a cockroach in a bowl of porridge (point 2) and I felt very disgusted (point 2). I showed the bowl of porridge to the stallholder (point 3) and he exchanged the bowl of porridge with me (point 4).

I think the management should give the stallholder a firm warning (point 5) about the cleanliness of the stall.

Thank you for your attention.

Regards
Lia Ka Chua

________________________

These children scored 6 marks for content.

Ahmad, Berwyn, Bhairavi, Celine, Jae Shin, Ming Quan, Wen Xuan, Devesh, Jin Kang, Henny, Jonathan, Keane, Na Zhen, Leona, Gregory, Ada, Shi Min, Jia Lin, Jia Wei, Maisarah, Marcus, Marianne, Matthias, Qian Ling, Kian Yang, Ayisha, Rainer, Ben, Valencia, Ivan, Cai Leng, Jia Sheng and Kean Sin.

Class average - 12.9 out of 15
Class Highest - 15 out of 15
Class Lowest - 9 out of 15
1 TIA CAI LENG*
2 AHMAD TIRMIZI B SELAMAT
3 HENNY MAHERAH BTE HUZAINI
4 LOH XIAO XI, ADA
5 BHAIRAVI BUDDHAMURTHY
6 CELINE PEH FANG JING
7 CHOW MING QUAN
8 CHUA WEN XUAN
9 SEE JIAN RONG BEN
10 LEONA ANG YI XUAN
11 LER JUN KAI GREGORY
12 MARCUS CHAN KAI JET
13 MATTHIAS YEO EE LIANG
14 QUAH KIAN YANG
15 RAINER ONG ZHEN WEI
16 YONG KEAN SIN
17 CHIA JAE SHIN
18 DEVESH LOGENDRAN
19 GOH JIN KANG
20 JONATHAN YEO EE CHERNG
21 KHOO XIN HUI
22 KOH NA ZHEN
23 LOON JIA WEI
24 MAISARAH BTE ABDUL LATIFF
25 PEH QIAN LING
26 TAN BING ROU, VALENCIA
27 TAN JIA LE IVAN
28 TNG JIA SHENG
29 BERWYN LOW ZONG XUN
30 KEANE TAN HONG JIE
31 KYAN TAN KHENG FONG
32 LOI SHI MIN
33 MARIANNE LEE YI LIN
34 CHAN JIA YUN
35 LOO JIA LIN
36 RAFI AHAMED AYISHA FARHANA
37 HO SI EN
38 TANG TE SONG, BRIAN
39 NG WEN QI
40 TAN JING SHEN
41 TING SHU RUI, JACQUES
42 NG ZI SHENG AUGUSTINE

* Blue - scoring above class mean

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

EL Prelim R & R (Results Released)

So, what's R and R? Rest and relax? Definitely not.

The first R stands for Recapitulation. Do go through the following two forms on Editing and Synthesis and Transformation to recapitulate on what we went through in class today.

Editing Check your answers.
Bhairavi, Celine, Devesh, Jin Kang, Jonathan, Na Zhen, Kyan, Jia Lin, Matthias, Wen Qi, Augustine, Qian Ling, Valencia and Jia Sheng are the PERFECT SCORERS!

Synthesis and Transformation Check your answers.
Bhairavi, Celine, Devesh, Jin Kang, Jonathan, Xin Hui, Leona, Gregory, Maisarah, Marianne, Qian Ling, Kian Yang, Ayisha,Valencia, Cai Leng and Kean Sin are the PERFECT SCORERS!

The second R stands for Reflection. You have seen your EL Paper 2. Are you pleased with your results? What have you done well this time? What have you not done well this time? Do you know the cause(s) of your good or not-so-good results? What will you do in these 30 over days to make sure you will be able to do much better in your PSLE? Pen down and share your reflections with me. Let me know how we can work together for the best results.

A BIG "Thank You" to Berwyn, Bhairavi, Ming Quan, Henny, Jonathan, Xin Hui, Na Zhen, Leona, Jia Lin, Matthias, Qian Ling, Ayisha, Jacques and Cai Leng for sharing with me your reflections.



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lanterns!

Dear all

Remember to bring your lanterns to school tomorrow. If you have not made yours, bring an empty plastic bottle, scissors and markers. We will make the lanterns in class!!!

See you (and your lanterns and materials) tomorrow!

Yours
Mdm Toh


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bubbls from M and M

Thank you Marianne and Maisarah for bubbling! :)


Answers for Synthesis and Transformation 8 released. Please check.

Answers - Maths Practice Paper 7a

Answers for 7a:
1.   3
2.   2
3.   2
4.   1
5.   2

6.   3
7.   2
8.   2
9.   4
10.  1

11.   3
12.   2
13.   2
14.   1
15.   4

16.  428.15
17.  0.25 or 1/4
18.  5
19.  1/10
20.  (3p +  12)  or  3(p + 4)

21.  2.25 or 2 1/4
22.  45°
23.  SE / South-East
24.  180
25.  (3p - 4)

26.
 3 units ® $8.40                             
4 units ® $ 11.20
$11.20  +  $5  =  $16.20                   [M1], [A1]


27. 28


28.  100 – 81  = 19                                   [M1]
        19/ 100  =  19%                                [A1]


29.  
ÐDAB  =  120°   ÐYAB  =  140°   
ÐAYZ  =  180° – 140°              [M1]
            =  40°                 [A1] or [A2]

30.

10%     ®     8                      
210%   ®    168                    [M1], [A1]

Friday, August 19, 2011

Synthesis and Transformation 8

Dear all

Here's another practice on Synthesis and Transformation.

Check your answers here.

Results for S ans T 7

Please go back to this post to check the answers for S and T 7.

Composition contributed by Kian Yang (unedited) - What friends are for

“Peter! Hurry up!” I shrieked to my best friend.
“Okay! I am coming!” Peter replied.
Peter and I were in the same project group. Our
Science teacher, Miss Omairah, had told us to work
on a project on deforestation so we decided to go to
the library to do some research about deforestation
after school.
“Peter, you go get some books while I switch
on the computer,” I suggested.
Within minutes, Peter came back with a
stack of books. We started our research on
deforestation.
Unfortunately, the most notorious boy,
Tee Kah Seng, interrupted our research, and a
group of hooligans. They were playing sumo
wrestling in the library! Two of the hooligans
waited for the referee, Tee Kah Seng, to signal
the start of the match. At first, I tried to ignore
their nuisance.
“ Peter, I am going to get some books for
more information,” I said.
“Oh! Look who is here! The thin and
scaredy guy!” Tee Kah Seng taunted into my
ears.

“ Better than a fat and ugly guy!” Peter
replied and walked over indomitably.
I was speechless and immediately
suggested Peter to back out. He refused with
nerves of steel. Now, Tee Kah Seng’s anger
knew no bounds and he was at his ferocious
mode.
“Oh! So Peter wants to mess with me
eh?” He stomped his feet hard on the ground.
I gritted my teeth waiting for the worst
consequences. Even his minions trembled with
fear. A boy who previously messed with him had
his both front teeth knocked out. Tee Kah Seng’s
fists were up and cocked, ready to unleash a
flurry of punches at Peter.
I knew the worst was about to happen.
Millions of questions raced through my mind.
Would this incident make history in this school?
Could the headlines on tomorrow newspaper
mention: Boy killed by a bully? Tee Kah Seng
swung a quick right, then a left. But those
punches caught only the empty air as Peter easily
dodged them. Somehow, his eyes were like
seeing things in slow motion as he knew where
the punches were going to be coming and where
they were likely to land. Tee Kah Seng clearly
could not believe it.
With a roar of outrage, Kah Seng began swinging an impressive combo of punches …
right jab, left jab, right swing. Amazingly, not a
single one hit Peter. Students at the library were
speechless. More Amazingly, Peter was not even
backing away. He simply twisted this way and
that way; leaned backwards and forward. The
hooligans tried stopping Kah Seng but they just
could not.
In a desperate, last-ditch effort to save
face. Kah Seng lunged at Peter once more, and
this time Peter did not try to get out of way.
Instead, he simply held up his arm straight and
his fist clenched. Kah Seng’s jaw landed bull’s-
eye against Peters’ knuckles. Kah Seng sunk to
the ground with a moan, his eyes closed.
“ Peter did that? Yeah right,” someone
cried.
Fortunately, Kah Seng was not badly
hurt, and struggled to his feet. The students
roared with laughter at how embarrassing Kah
Seng looked. Kah Seng turned crimson and fled,
not as a bully but a frightened mouse.
The librarian saw the whole incident and
was frustrated.
“ Both of you are going to give a good
explanation to the discipline master!”
The librarian brought them to the discipline master’s office.
“ Don’t worry Pal! I would be fine! You
are still my best friend!” Peter comforted me.
I cursed myself for being so useless. I
now knew what friends were truly for.

Composition contributed by Ivan (unedited) - An Experiment

I gazed upon my charred room with tears welling up. It was burned beyond repair. One thing stood out among the rest. It was almost like an altar. It suddenly dawned on me that it was the remains of my ‘experiment’. Memories flowed freely, like my tears.
                “Come, come, ‘Gor Gor’ wants to show you something,” I cooed. My baby brother immediately got on all four and crawled towards me. That bundle of joy was just too cute to resist! I gingerly picked him up and ran to my room. I placed him on the floor while I stuck a candle on some melted wax.
                “Are we ready?” I asked my brother in a sinister voice.
                Giggles and toothless grins were his answers.
                “Let us begin!” I cackled.
                Again, he flashed me a toothless grin.
                Lighting the lighter, I put it on the wick and it started burning with a brilliant light, bathing us in it. My bundle of joy simply clapped hands as he stared in the fire, as if waiting for a reply.
                As the flames crackled, I began scanning the room with my ‘X-ray’ eyes (or as my father said with sarcasm) to look for flammable items.  “How ‘bout the newspapers?”I asked my little assistant. He nodded. That was what an assistant was for. They always agreed with you.
                I ripped a page out and held the end to the flame. The paper burned quickly, turning into a pile of ashes.
                Giggles and occasional snorts escaped from my assistant’s mouth.
                That was when I decided to go a little overboard. I grabbed the gigantic stack of newspapers with every ounce of energy (Mind you. That was a big stack and I was not a wimp!) and threw it on the candle.
                Obviously I imagined the candle burning the newspaper but I was wrong. In frustration, I lit the newspaper with the lighter and threw the lighter at the newspaper.
                Unlike just now, the papers burned slowly. Then a sickening smell filled the already hazy air. I gagged for more oxygen and yanked my brother off his throne in his make-believe castle.
                The papers then burst into greater flames. I had created a monster! The raging inferno inched closer to us as I moved out of the door. It consumed everything in sight.
                By this time, my parents had arrived home.
                “Holy moly! What happened?” the hissed when they saw the flames.
                In three long strides, they reached us. Mother ran to get a pail. Father leaned over to me and whispered with sarcasm, “What a good job in cleaning your room. Is the sauna an extra feature?” (Like I said, sarcasm is a foreign language to me.)
                They snatched pails and flung water in the room.
                “Why won’t this fire die” Why, you- “ Father screamed. (He threw some bad words at my creation that would make Granny wash his mouth with straight bleach for a year.)
                Minutes passed before they killed my creation. Of course, they scolded me and took away my pocket money. Sigh. If only I had not tried that crazy experiment. My assistant got away scot-free while I got hit again with a two-week video game ban.
                Maybe I should direct my energy to being a bookworm and not a mad scientist.

Composition contributed by Ivan (unedited) - A Secret

A cool breeze brushed lightly on my face. I knew that the weather was perfect. As I drank in the majestic scene, my brother nudged at me. He pulled my shirt and tried to haul me towards the registration counter to enter the both of us in the Annual Kite-flying Competition.

With great reluctance, I tore myself away from the scene and wrote my name and contact number in bold letters on the entry form. My trusty kite, whom I named Titan, was being constructed at the competition when something cropped up. The strings were worn out and that worried me. So, I got my father to help me reattach a brand new string to it.

Meantime, the young girls apprehensively approached me.

“Ca…Can you help us?” one of them stuttered unintelligibly.

“Um… with what?” I inquired with suspicion building up.

“Our kite….snagged on a tree,” the other whispered. At this line, my suspicion melted away. They did not say anything else but pointed to a big, tall tree. My mouth fell open. Since young, I always had a phobia of heights, so this tree seemed like a huge obstacle.

Not wanting to disappoint the girls, I gulped down a ball of air, put my fears aside and grabbed a branch to help me get a headstart on the tree. The smooth surface of the tree did not make it easier. “If only….some rough bark to help me climb,” I muttered.
I hugged the tree tightly and began to clamber up the tree with my arms wrapped around it. I must have looked like a fool with my back arched like a caterpillar.

“Don’t look down!” the girls cried. Of course, I looked down in spite of their cries. Sure enough, my legs turned into jelly and my arms turned into licorice. I was hanging onto the tree for my dear life!
With the girls’ encouragement however, I continued with the slow, agonizing climb. Without even realizing it, I had reached the top with new adrenline pumping in me, I grabbed the kite and threw it at one of their arms.

I slide down the tree and was laughing victoriously. I had overcome my fear of heights! By this time, my father and brother were already beckoning me to go to them. The girls whispered a thank you before skipping away.

It was then that I realized a lens in the bushes. I walked over to it and split the bushes apart. There was a camera there! It suddenly dawned on me that they were filming a new series called “Go Fish for Samaritans!”. The kites, girls and slippery tree were all just an act!

Turning beetroot red, I turned away in a show of affected indifference, knowing that I was pranked on and they scored an upper hand on me. I trudged to my father and took over the reins of Titan, which had been struggling on to go free.

Although I had won the gold medal in the competition, I was still embarrassed by the cruel fact that I made a fool of myself. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the innocent-looking girls playing the prank again obese man. I laughed once. I could not believe that I was so shallow!

Many other people had been pranked and they did not even know about it! The moment I got back home, I picked up the television remote control and turned the programmed to Channel 5 and waited for eight o’clock to come. I might even see myself on the programme! A secret was revealed!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

How's oral today?

Hey all,

Tell me about your oral exam! Did you ace it? Are you ready for tomorrow's paper?

Yours
Mdm Toh

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

All the best to you tomorrow and the day after!


Synthesis and Transformation 7

One more test on S and T.

Go get all the ten marks!

Check your answers here.

Oral Practice - Sports Day


Picture Discussion (10m)
Look at the picture. What is happening in the picture?

Conversation (10m)


QUESTION: Have you taken part in your school Sports Day? No,Why not?  How can you contribute to this event?
PROMPTS:  Yes – Why? How would you prepare for it?

Input your responses here
View the responses here.

Oral Practice - Shopping Mall

Picture Discussion (10m)
Look at the picture. What is happening in the picture?

Conversation (10m)

Question: Do you go shopping?

Prompts: Yes – Whom do you usually go with? Do you enjoy it? Why?
               No – Is there one near your house? 

Input your responses here
View the responses here.

SW (Bedok Public Library) - Suggested answer

Dear Manager

On 5 October 2009 (1m), I was at Bedok Public Library. Miss Lily (1m) was the librarian on duty. When I left the library and reached the bus stop outside, I discovered that my wallet was missing (1m).Miss Lily came rushing out of the library with my wallet to return it to me (1m). As my bus was waiting to leave (1m), I did not have a chance to thank her. I am so grateful to Miss Lily my wallet contained some cash and some important documents. (1m)

Please thank Miss Lily on my behalf.

Yours sincerely
Jena Tan

Important tips for SW. Make sure information is
1. accurate (no transfer errors)
2. complete (eg. do not leave out the year for date if it is stated in the stem)
3. explicit to the point you are answering (eg. "Ms Lily was there." is not explicit. "Ms Lily is the librarian on duty." is.)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Composition contributed by Maisarah (unedited) - A Bully Stopped

“Ok, so what are we going to do for our Social Studies project?” I asked. We were in the school library doing some research for our project, which was due in a week’s time.
 
“Hey, Lin! Since we are doing our project on the history of Singapore, why don’t we do some research on Sir Stamford Raffles? Or what about the Japanese invasion?” Selina suggested.
 
I sat down and thought for a while. The suggestions made by Selina were too common. The other groups might have the same idea and had worked on the same topic and the teacher might get bored with listening to the same thing again and again. I then remembered that the recent General Elections had sparked up a whole lot of discussion. Especially on the former Minister Mentor (MM) Lee’s rough talking: “Residents of Aljunied will live 5 years of regret.” So, talking about how he ‘built’ Singapore might get more points.
 
Before I could tell my suggestions to Selina, a bunch of boys busted through the school library doors and started making noise. They were making weird faces at each other and did crazy things like over-turning the library chairs.
 
The librarian came to see what all the commotion was about when… one of the boys started running towards her trying to get away from his friend and they collided into each other. The impact caused by they collision made them fall backwards. The boy quickly got up but, unfortunately for the librarian, she had fainted.
 
“Lin, go get some teachers now!” Selina screamed into my ear. I rubbed my ear to soothe it. Sometimes, Selina can get carried away with her screaming. I was about to leave when suddenly, one of the boys shouted, “Come back you stupid girl!”
 
As soon as I heard that voice, I recognized it. It was the one whom they called ‘Terror’, ‘Ultimate Bully’ and ‘Bully of all Bullies’. It was Big Bully Aron, otherwise known as Aron Teo from Primary 6A.
 
I turned back and saw Selina with her arms on her back, held by Aron’s minions. “Just go, Lin!” Selina screamed. Suddenly, I was under Aron’ s control. “Don’t tell anyone,” he said in a low voice, “or else, you’ll pay for it!”
 
I cowered in a corner as he stepped closer. I’m just a Primary 4 pupil, what do you expect? Selina began screaming again. Her words made me so guilty, I wanted to cry. I then decided, I’ll fight this bully. I got up and kicked the bully on his dry bone.
 
“Oww!” he screamed, “Get her!”
 
I ran out of the library with Aron’s minions hot on my tail.
 
I ran straight down to the General Office and almost knocked down the Principal. “Help me,” I said desperately,“ they are going to bring me to Aron for him to bully me!”
 
The Principal and I rushed up to the library. The librarian had just woken up. Aron screamed, “Where is that girl?!” He saw the Principal and froze. He began cowering the way I did. I ran to Selina and we watched the wretched boys being scolded. They ended up doing community work in school by picking up all the litter they could find in school.
 
Selina and I agreed to take up my idea for our project and in the end, we got the highest sore.
 
A day after our presentation, the Principal awarded us with a certificate. She told us that Aron would not go around bullying people again. “Yay!” I shrieked with Selina.

Oral Practice - Burning the Midnight Oil

Picture discussion (10m)
Look at the picture. What is happening in the picture?

Conversation (10m)
How do you prepare for your examination?
Do you stay up all night to study?
Do you have any good practices to share?

Input your responses here.
Read the responses here.

Oral Practice - Living Room


Picture Discussion (10m)
Look at the picture. What's happening in the picture?

Conversation (10m)
Question: What does your family do during the weekends / holidays?

Prompts: Does your family go out to parks / beach / shopping centres?
 
   Do you enjoy such outings?
 
   Do you think it is important for families to spend time together?

Read the responses here.
Input your responses here.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Update your contact details

Update your contact details here by Wednesday (17 August 2011).

Synthesis and Transformation 6

Click here to Synthesise and Transform!

Check your answers here. It's not very well done. You may want to re-submit your responses.

Oral Practice - At a Playground

Picture Discussion (10m)


Look at the picture. What is happening in the picture.


Conversation (10m)
Question: Do you go to a playground?
Prompts: Yes –  How do you find it? Do you enjoy it? Why / Why not?
                 No – Is there one near your house?  
Input your responses here.
Click here to read the responses.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Responses shared!

Dear all

Thank you for working extra hard these few days. I have shared the responses for S & T 5, Oral Practice on concert and Oral Practice on Library. Please go back to the posts to view them.

Cheers to your active participation in collaborative learning!

Warmly yours
Mdm Toh

Oral Practice - At a clinic

Picture Discussion (10m)

Tell me what's happening in the picture.

Conversation (10m)
Question: Have you been to a clinic?

Prompts: Yes – Why do you go there?

               No – Is there one near your house?
Input your responses here.

View your friends' responses here.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Oral Practice - At a Library

Picture Discussion (10m)

Tell me what's happening in the picture.

Conversation (10m)
QUESTION: Do you go to the library?

PROMPTS:  Yes – How often? Did you enjoy it? Why / Why not?
                   
  No -  Why? Is there one near your house?  Who visits it?

Input your responses here.

View the responses here!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Oral Practice - At a Concert

Picture Discussion (10m)

Tell me what's happening in the picture.

Conversation (10m)
Question:  Have you participated in a concert before?

 Prompts:  Yes –When was it?
                          What event was it?
                          What were your feelings?
                  No – Would you like to take part in one? Why / Why not?

Input your responses here.

View the responses here.

Synthesis and Transformation 5

Here's another S and T Practice. Do your best!

View your answers here!

Parents to sign on EL and Math Practice Paper

Researches and studies have shown that parental involvement in their children's school work has a positive effect on their children's learning.

I am glad that these pupils have involved their parents in their learning process by getting their signatures on Maths Practice 5 and El Practice Paper 6.

They are:
1. Qian Ling
2. Ada
3. Matthias
4. Jonathan
5. Xin Hui
6. Leona
7. Maisarah
8. Wen Xuan
9. Kian Yang
10. Jacques
11. Ahmad
12. Jia Yun
13. Shi Min
14. Valencia
15. Marianne
16. Keane

Bravo!

Check MConline email for Math homework

Continuous Writing (40m)

(2) Write a story based on the picture below.

You must make use of the points below in your story:
- what the boys were doing
- what happened next
- what happened in the end

You may reorder the points. You may include other relevant points.

(3) It was your English Language lesson. You and your classmates were taking down notes when all of you heard a strange noise coming from the back of the classroom.

Composition by Marcus (unedited) - Suitable Title, any suggestions?

“Arghhh……!” I grumbled, rubbing my eyes. The sunlight pierced through the window, blinding my eyes. I clambered out of bed and sat foot on the cold hard floor. It was a Saturday and I was looking forward for a day of fun and relaxation. I stumbled out of my room, half awake and expecting a ‘Happy Birthday!’ because it was my twelfth birthday but to my dismay, it was eerily quiet. I went to the kitchen to grab a snack. Meanwhile, I thought hard: Did my own parents forget about my birthday? I cast aside that thought, not wanting to believe it. I sighed and strode off to look for my parents.
“Hello?” I called out. No reply. I opened the door and examined the room. Not a single soul in sight. I felt for my pockets for my hand phone and fished it out. Disappointment surged through me. I was hoping for a splendid birthday. I dialed my mom’s phone number only to hear the beeping of my phone. I plodded to my room and lay prostrate on my bed.
Tensed moments passed as I closed my eyes, wishing for a party. Then, a glimpse of hope bubbled in me, the bell rang. I scrambled out of bed with euphoric spirits and bounded to the door. I flung the door open and was blown away at the amount of party stuff with the abundant amount of food bought by my parents but the thing that caught my attention was the beautiful decorated cake. I ushered them into the house, grinning from ear to ear.
I inquired,” what’s these stuff for?” hoping it was for me but my heart sank to its pit when I heard the reply
“It’s for Tim, remember?” Mom replied with a grin. The words “For Tim “rang deafening in my head.
“Oh…..” I mumbled with a tinge of jealousy. Just as I was about to ask about my birthday, I felt a tug at my shoulder. I looked across my shoulder. It was my father.
“C’mon, let’s spend some father-son time at the park, we might even see your girlfriend, Jenny there.” My father chuckled. I could hear my mom’s giggling from the kitchen. “Very funny, I’m already missing my birthday and you’re joking.’ I thought. I fought the urge to shove my father aside. Putting up a brave front, I nodded and followed him out of the house.
We took a stroll in the park. My father explained how PSLE was important but my mind was somewhere else, thinking of my birthday. We continued to walk; I looked at the lush greenery around. The ambiance was great. I smiled. Although it simmered a little anger in me, I was still seething with rage.
“Hey, mom just called, we better hurry home for dinner,” Dad said leading me back home. I sulked, dragging my feet as I followed him home.
“Ding Dong” I rang the bell. When the door was thrown open, mum was standing there beaming. My parents screamed simultaneously “Happy Birthday!” I was blown aback.
“Wasn’t this supposed to be Tim’s birthday?” I thought. I was about to open my mouth and ask but I was speechless. Mom immediately recognized that dumfounded look. She explained every detail, the planning and surprise. I was lost for words.
“Maybe this is going to be better than what I had thought it would be.’ I thought. In that instant, I was on cloud 9. I skipped into the kitchen.
“Woa! So much food, you’re gonna eat them all?” I joked.
Mum rolled her eye, “there’s another surprise actually.” I lifted an eyebrow.
“Ding Dong…..Ding Dong!” The alarm jingled melodiously. I went to get the door, Before I even opened the door, the guess had already budged in.
“Jenny?” I asked, bewildered
“Duh….it’s me!” She sniggered and cheekily smiled. “The time no one’s at home is worth it, man.” I thought and laughed.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mr Bean's Crash - First 10 Bubbls! and 3 more!

These are the bubbls created on this Rowan Atkinson's accident. Thank you for your wonderful effort!

Whose bubbl do you like best? Tell us why! Be prepared for a surprise test!

First Bubbl by Cai Leng


Second bubbl by Celine

Third bubbl by Jonathan

Fourth bubbl by Matthias

Fifth bubbl by Jin Kang

Sixth bubbl by Jacques

Seventh bubbl by Ayisha

Eighth bubbl by Devesh

Nineth bubbl by Shimin

Tenth bubbl by Jia Wei

Eleventh bubbl by Leona

Twelfth bubbl by Ada

Thirteenth bubbl by Gregory



Synthesis and Transformation 4

Do this S and T individually.

Let's see what our class average marks is for this exercise.

All the best!

Check your answers here. For those who have not responded, I am still waiting!

Composition by Devesh (unedited) - The Fallen Tree


  "Woohoo!" the children in the school bus shouted as another blast of water erupted from the bus. It was a rainy Thursday and we were going home from school. I could not wait to get home as the new "Bakugan Battle Brawlers" season's first episode was airing on Okto and I was a very big fan of the Japanese anime series.
 
                   I glanced out the window to see how far I was from home -- and got a huge shock.
 
                   There was a huge tree lying horizontally on the road, blocking it. I deduced that the tree had blown from its place by the strong winds that always come with a rain. Fortunately for us, the alert bus driver quickly jammed on the brakes. The bus went into a skid and we were lurched forward, but our seatbelts saved us from crashing headfirst into the seats in front of us.
 
                   The bus stopped about 100 metres short of the tree. The driver called the school to inform them of the road blockage. While other students were celebrating this as an excuse to not do their homework (like they would do it anyway), I was afraid that I would miss my TV show! My jaws could not move fast enough to mimic the superspeed nail-biting action depicted in cartoons, so I had no choice but to be content with imagining myself doing that (it would be the same either way).
 
                   The rain showed no signs of abating, and the busy road was now filled with cars, trucks, and even a few lorries. This went on for a while until a crane was finally sighted. It removed the the tree fairly quickly, and we could finally move again. As we started travelling, I caught sight of a car which was slightly grazed by the tree being towed away.
 
                   By the time the bus reached my HDB flat, the rain had been reduced to a drizzle. "Stupid weather," I cursed as I dashed to my house. I took off my shoes, hurriedly said hello to my mother, and turned on the set-top box. A notification appeared on my screen, saying "Now Playing: Club M.A.G.I.C/Yr 3/Ep 5/Local on 108 okto". "Darn it!" I shouted, as I had missed the show I had wanted to watch. But then, another notification appeared on the screen, saying "New Smart TV Record Entry: Bakugan Battle Brawlers/Sr 2/Ep 1 on 108 okto". I was confused. I did not set my set-top box cum DVR to record the show! Then, I heard my mother say, "The school called all parents of children taking the school bus to inform us about the fallen tree, so I recorded the show for you." I smiled and thanked my mother.