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There is more to life than learning how to cut and recite your letters

I've been reading some posts about expectations for Early Years and I can clearly say that those "expectations" are happening everywhere. Even I experience it in my daily encounter with parents and even with other coworkers. I find it¬†always hard... Continue Reading →

First week of school – FUN!

The first week always gives everyone the jitters. Teachers, students and even parents, we all feel that anxiety. Not knowing what to expect, meeting new friends and faces, it is always an overwhelming feeling. As I a new teacher in... Continue Reading →

Pool of awesome teachers

A couple of weeks ago during our bbq party, a parent was introduced to us. She went all the way to Lombok from London to see if our school would be a good fit for her kids. It was the... Continue Reading →

End of school – Bittersweet moment

As much as I enjoy or anticipate having a break from school (yes, breaks are amazing and I always look forward to it!) it also makes me feel sad because people are leaving and moving out. This year in particular... Continue Reading →

Why I allow inventive spelling in and outside the classroom

How important is spelling? For adults or should I say for some adults this is to be taken seriously. Because you know, you have to use correct spelling of words all the time (calling grammar and spelling nazi!) But for... Continue Reading →

What did you learn today? – Asking appropriate questions to children

"Ysa, I asked my son what he did in school this morning and he said he just played. Every time I ask him he will just say he played in school or sometimes he would say I don't know. How... Continue Reading →

When they talk: “Google it!”

I was sitting in the corner while my children are having their Mandarin class. Our Mandarin teacher is not that good in english so sometimes he use google translate to help him explain it further (in english, when the children... Continue Reading →

Let them get dirty!

When they talk: It’s okay, right Ysa? I’m learning.

Everyday I get different kinds of conversation with the children in my class. Some sounds silly at times but trust me, they all make perfect sense. Often, it makes me wonder and question: What on earth am I teaching them?!... Continue Reading →

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