Someone’s not too happy to start schooling this early (GUESS WHO?)
It’s not that I am excited (well perhaps I am?) but we know we’re slow as a family so we need to start ahead to be on time. We don’t want to be late by the school year end.
How slow are we? We’re slow to move, to pack, to eat and well, I cannot explain it further, we’re just collectively slow keeping the pace really chill and steady. I don’t like it because I am a fast talker, mover, eater, typer, hehe.. I remember back when I was working @ the hospital, there were three lovely ladies my age whose errands’ time always coincide with mine. I always see them by the hallway. They take their precious time walking to the offices. They’re moonwalkers! LOL. I am so jealous with the fact that they can commit to such slowness. I get such high level of anxiety watching them.
Anyhoo, back to Brook, I have started following the syllabus last Sunday being that it’s the start of the Saudi Arabian week & we will only follow the one-weekend rule. Saturday will be a working day for us. I have started him with English and Spelling. I was shocked because Second Grade Cambridge teaches 3-letter spelling words. My son can’t help not ask, “What are these? Are you sure about the spelling words mommy?” I don’t want to follow the textbook but I am also afraid to deviate from the scheduled lessons. But Brook’s right, they’ve been doing complex words since Preparatory level and although he may not be a top student, I believe he’s learning sufficiently and for us, that’s more than what we can hope for. We don’t want to put pressure on him, we just want him to love studying and desire learning more.
Today, I am going to be teaching him Maths and Filipino! I just realized yesterday that I am so bad @ Maths especially Trigonometry and Calculus. I wonder why I’ve gotten excellent grades. Perhaps I really studied hard back then? Could be! I took a mock test for something, I got zero. It’s been 17 years since I finished college and my last college Maths was probably taken 19 years ago. My MA in Theology didn’t require any Mathematical formula, like those complicated x and ys blah blah. I really need to refresh my brains because it’s a shame to teach a child when I myself have totally forgotten what I have learned! Why is it so easy to unlearn this, as opposed to unlearning let’s say, a bad word or a bad habit?
As for Filipino, this I totally need luck for. Proper usage of the Filipino language is something so hard to master. We use it informally and for that matter, we have not properly learned the language and weren’t able to appreciate its true beauty.
I really need to read more.
I’ll leave you with the verse, 2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!