Friday, May 27, 2005

School Holidays are here!

There will be no IEP classes from Friday, 27th May 2005 to Friday, 10th June 2005 due to School Holidays. We will resume classes after the holidays, just look out for the notice!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Last before we break!

Apologies to those who went

Details of our next IEP @ Rumah Ilham, TTDI are as below:

Friday, 20th May 2005
8:30 - 10:00 pm
Rumah Ilham,
Pinggiran TTDI

Please feel free to contact any of us at

Big Book, Big Picture.. Big Big Big!

We had a session at Ilham on Friday the 13th.. (hooooooooo... scary friday hehe no not really) This session was a serious session but I was not in a mood to give them homework that day. Lucky them!

I wanted the boys to read with me and what other best way to do it than using the BIG BOOK approach! We got these books from amli in February or March but never really used them in class. They were given to the boys in IEP, so better make good use of it...


The idea of this BIG BOOK approach is so the kids can read together in a groups with their teacher in front. Like that, their teacher can guide everyone to which word sounds like what and concentrate on pronunciation as well.. That's the theory bit of course :o) Although some may be left not so far behind, this BIG BOOK approach did achieve it's aim to get the kids interested in the story (i guess that's because there were BIG PICTURES in the books too :o))

After reading together, since it was serious week - we did some simple sentence writing with the kids. They were suppose to pick 1 kakak or abang to sit with and make sentences out of the words Jannah and Bet had written on the board. Before getting to that - we played 'Simon Says'!!

Once they were all wide awake again, they each took an abang and kakak to get down with the sentences. They had to use the words UNDER, ONTO, ACROSS, IN, OVER to make sentences.


Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Fun, Fun, Fun!!

Details of our next IEP @ Rumah Ilham, TTDI are as below:

Friday, 13th May 2005
8:30 - 10:00 pm
Rumah Ilham, Pinggiran TTDI

Please feel free to contact any of us at

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Sesi Membuka Kamus dan Pengukuhan

This week we did a reinforcement session.

Some Friday before the activity was the pizza wheel. The kids played a huge game with extra large board and all and the topic was "Things in the Classroom".

So this time the kids were given worksheets/exercise on a word level on the same topic.

"Ni senang je ni, budak darjah satu boleh buat."
"This is easy, a Year 1 kid can do it."

So to make it more educational and overbearing, in came the dictionary. The dictionary is used as the main and sometimes only source of information and answers for the questions that arises such as what is a cupboard? Well let's look up the trusty dictionary okay?

Then, we did a competition where The Manchester United Team went against Chelsea. No points were tabulated so everybody's a winner! Yeay? The game is about forming words from one big word. The word is blackboard and so you know you can get "back" from blackboard. Hmm. English rocks!

This Friday we had a surprise visit from Pakcik Greg, a 65 years old retiree from the United States of America. He's in Malaysia on a special retirement program called Silver Hair and used to be a History Professor. He came in and played Simon Says with the kids and they looked wary, cautious, but at the same time curious and interested. The way Pakcik Greg talks made the listener listen up and pay attention. Experienced. Seasoned. Dictionary please.

To conclude it was a good day. Hopefully it was filled with input and the kids can digest it in.

From word level we shall grow into sentence level and from hence essays. Wish us all the best!

Friday, May 06, 2005

the boy who cried wolf..


okay this update is long overdue. last week we had ourselves a story session at ilham. the story was about the boy who cried wolf. first we had the kids read the passage together. there were some big words that needed explaining but all in all they seem to understand the gist of the story.


next to make things more interesting, we broke up the kids in pairs and then assigned them one abang/kakak each.


the abang/kakak had to make sure that the kiddies would be able to tell the story in front of the class. we made sure that the main ideas was clear and we left it up to the kids to give an account of the story based on their understanding.

it was hillarious. some of the kids added a few stuff that made their story so much funnier. hehe.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Ilham Night!!

Details of our next IEP @ Rumah Ilham, TTDI are as below:

Friday, 6th May 2005
8:30 - 10:00 pm
Rumah Ilham, Pinggiran TTDI

Please feel free to contact any of us at

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

There's always something..

In March 2005, we brought the IEP boys out for a movie outing organised by the Nottingham Alumni Association Malaysia. We got free tickets sponsored for the kids for the movie Lemony Snickets.

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Everyone had fun that day and we hope to bring the boys out again!!