Achievement unlocked

Saw a few friends sharing on different platforms that their kids got medals for being 6 months in advance of their peers at Kumon.. 

Was wondering if the Kumon centre they go to was awarding the medals to other kids when I recalled Jocelle leaving the centre 2 weeks ago with 2 medals.. 

On closer look, I realized she received a medal each for English and Mathematics. 

Jovan didn’t receive any but I’m ok with that.. haha.. cos I can see his improvement in his math.. He got 44/50 got his SA2, which I think is very good even though the paper is considered easy according to my colleague..


Kumon update

Finally, Jovan has passed his Level 3A test and is ready to move on to Level 2A.. He only made 2 mistakes in the test and although he exceeded the standard time of 10min, I think it’s an achievement for a 6-year-old to complete 80 questions in 18min!! So I guess I’ll conclude that he’s progressing well! 🙂 Kudos to you, my dear son!! Mummy is so proud of u!


Kumon progress

Jocelle seems to be progressing quite well in her mathematics although I had to use the cane many times to get her to do her work. I know it’s not the best way to motivate her but it’s the most effective way to get her to complete her work when I’m tired or when we are in a rush..

She’d do one question and then count the number of pages left in the worksheet.. It’s really frustrating to make her do her work. There was once when I even had to kiss her after she had completed each page before she would carry on!

Anyway, she still seems to be coping well.. And she’s progressing so well that she’s almost catching up with her brother who’s learning how to add 2 to numbers up to 32..

She just did a test and she actually did very well!


I’m very proud of her but I still hope she’ll be more motivated to do her work so I don’t have to resort to caning her.. But I guess all kids suffer from a mild form of masochism as they would only do what you tell them after you scold or cane them.. Sigh..


We’ve decided to sign the kids up for Kumon Math enrichment class… mainly to prepare Jovan cos he had not been attending any Math classes. We wanted to enrol him for the EL class too as I felt that his progress in EL did not seem to be significant even though we enrolled him in I Can Read since last year. I guess I’m a little gan cheong to ensure he’s ready for P1 next year..

We went for an assessment last week and were told that we had to sit in for the first 2 sessions to have a look at how the lessons were conducted. The kids were very enthusiastic and they seemed to have enjoyed themselves..

They started to work on a set of worksheets while we looked on..




Jocelle was mainly asked to read and count numbers while Jovan had to trace some numbers. Simple activities mainly to help them identify numbers as they would still be confused between 13, 31 and 30..

After they were done with their worksheet, they went on to place numbers on number boards to help them with the identification of numbers again..


We would have to monitor them at home when they do their work so in a way, we’ll be forced to sit with them as they complete their work.. We even have to fill in our observation each time they do their work… A little challenging as I’m always busy marking.. I guess we have no choice but to try to spend time with them on their work…

That evening, both of them were so eager to do their work that they didn’t wait for us! I didn’t even manage to time them and when I came out from my shower, both had completed 2 sets each on their own! I’m glad they’re so enthusiastic though and I hope their enthusiasm will last!