Category Archives: Primary 1 registration

Primary One–The daily schedule

When I taught the younger grades, we had a schedule, but it was fairly flexible.  I was the only teacher for my class of 20 or so students and while they had to be at P.E./Art/Music and Recess at a … Continue reading

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P1 Culture Shock

Elanor began Primary 1 on Friday. I would love to talk about the experience thus far, but I don’t think that I should just yet because I’m suffering from serious Culture Shock.  This has been a thoroughly unpleasant dive back … Continue reading

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Gender and Work Assumptions (MOE form edition)

To go along with yesterday’s post about the problem of racially based assumptions, today we’re going to talk about gendered assumptions. I took these photos of the P1 registration form I filled out last week.  Along with a zillion other … Continue reading

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Her mother tongue isn’t Tamil

***A quick note of explanation before I get into the post.  English is the language of instruction in Singapore.  However, all students must take a second language–called a Mother Tongue  (henceforce I’ll refer to it as MT) language.*** I recently … Continue reading

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P1 Registration—It’s over. Someone get me a drink.

It’s over. She got in. Alcohol.  Now.  Please. At the advice of my friends K and P, I waited until the final day to register Elanor.  This means I’ve spent the last few days monitoring numbers and feeling nervous, but … Continue reading

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Registration Night Jitters

Singapore, what the fuck have you done to us? An update on the immunization drama on Tuesday—we have an email from the NIR saying that they have our data and that they are processing it, but it won’t be available … Continue reading

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P1 registration schadenfreude

Screw informational posts.  This week you get to bear witness to me losing my freaking mind. You may want to hit play before reading the rest of the entry Thus far in the P1 process I have been brought to … Continue reading

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