It was a very small exhibition. There are some fishes, salt water crocodiles, snakes, spiders, turtles, cats and others. He was brave, he touched the crocodile and the snake.
Samuel and a Phyton Snake
Samuel and a Phyton Snake
Yesterday evening, while I was surfing the internet, the kids were on our bed, Jesse picked up my handphone (which was on the bed). When she saw my handphone's wallpaper (it was a photo of Samuel & Jesse) she said kor kor and mei mei. After that, she threw my handphone. Good thing it hit the baby cot and landed on the cot.
I looked at Jesse and asked her why she threw my handphone. She kept quiet. I have to raise my voice at her and demanded her to pick up my handphone. Samuel then quickly came to me, hugged me and said "I love you, mummy". I looked at Jesse and when she looks like she didn't want to bring the phone to me, I raised my voice again. She picked up the phone but did not pass the phone to me. Again Samuel said "I love you, mummy". He then went to Jesse and took the phone for me.
I asked Jesse to stand at the corner but she hesitated. Samuel then brought her to the corner. While I was trying to fix back the phone's casing, Samuel was talking to Jesse. He also went to take her toys and gave them to her. I told him to stop disturbing her but he didn't listen. On and off, he asked her questions and took more toys for her.
As I was busy fixing the phone while Samuel kept disturbing her, I asked him to stand at the other corner. I need to seperate him from Jesse before she gets frustrated. After I fixed the phone, I looked at both of them. Then I took the camera and tried to take some photos. When Jesse saw me trying to take her photo, she came nearer to me. I show her my angry look and she stopped. I asked her to stand at the corner again so that I can take her photos :)
After the photos, I asked Samuel to give me a hug. Again he said "I love you". Then I got Jesse to say sorry to me. She then kissed me and smiled at me. How could I be angry with them :)
Yesterday morning while I was trying to put Jesse to nap, I asked Samuel to do some drawing. I told him to draw 4 animals, fish, chick, frog and pig. I asked him to refer and draw the animal drawings from a book. I told Samuel that if he couldn't draw, just carry on, and I will help him later. I thought by the time he finishes his drawing, Jesse would have fallen asleep and I will be there to assist him in the painting.
So, I went upstairs and put Jesse to sleep. 5 minutes later, Samuel came up and showed me his drawing. I really underestimated him in his drawing. I expected him to finish it in about 15-20 minutes and did not expect him to finish it in just 5 minutes. So, I went down and got him to draw another 4 animals. Again, in less than 5 minutes, he came to me showing me his drawing. I told him to continue drawing another 4 pictures. He came to me again after finishing it and Jesse still wasn't asleep yet.
He repeatedly came up until he finished 16 animal drawings (coming up to show me his 4 pages of drawings, 4 times in total). After that, I got him the colour pencils and asked him to colour the pictures. By the time Jesse was asleep, he was still colouring. He continued colouring and I went to take the watercolour for him to paint.
These are the drawings and colouring he did while I put Jesse to bed.
A week has passed and in another weeks time, its the beginning of Term 3. As usual, end of every term, we had to attend a Parent Teachers' Meeting. Samuel's class teacher did not say much about him. In his progress report, it was only written, "Has been progressing consistently".
His progress report book is 32 pages thick. The progress is meant for a 3 years program, the full Montessori course. The reports consist of Practical Life (Care of Environment, Grace and Courtesy and Care of Self), Sensorial, Cultural Arts, Art And Craft, Language, Mathematics, Social, Physical/ Music, Chinese and Bahasa Melayu. I must say that this is a very detail report book.
To our surprise, he has homework for the holiday. He hardly brings home any homework during school days. According to the teachers, it would be better not to have homework. Only those who has difficulty in doing the work in class will have to bring back homework. He doesn't have homework, no spelling, no exams. This is pretty easy for us, no stress :)
Samuel on a big slide
Samuel and Teacher Denise
Samuel & Teacher Doris
1st June, Monday, we decided to join the Kids Of Our Lord (KOOL) Family Picnic. We drove to Angel Beach, Tutong. It is about 20 minutes drive away from our home.
We told Samuel a day before (Sunday) about the beach picnic. He woke up at 7am on Monday morning and asked me, "Is it Monday?" I told him "Yes" and he asked, "Are we going to the beach?". He was sooo excited.
We reached the beach at about 9.45am and alot of them were already there. We waited for awhile before it started. All the children were requested to gather around while one of the teachers was telling them story.
As it was Jesse's nap time, she was very tired. She stayed awake throughout the picnic. After the story, we rested on the hammock. Both Samuel and Jesse enjoyed the hammock.
While Jesse was hammock-ing, daddy went to get some food for both Samuel and me. After eating, Samuel quickly went and joined the children playing sand. They wanted to do a volcano. :)
While Samuel was still playing the sand, Jesse got out of the hammock and had her usual porridge.
When Jesse finished her porridge and Samuel, his volcano, we started packing up and washing up. After Jesse and Samuel took their shower, we immediately brought them up into the car. By that time we got everyone into the car, its already 12.30 in the afternoon.
We took a quick drive home after a good and fun picnic :)
Jesse has always been, and still is daddy's baby girl.
Last Monday, 1st June 2009, daddy played a Lion Dance video on the PSP. Daddy was really surprised to see Jesse started to play the drums following closely to the rythym of the Lion Dance.
Daddy immediately went to get a camera to capture this moment.
Its Jesse's time of the month, the time she's being attacked by the flu virus! As according to her monthly schedule, the last she had running nose was end of April. She started to have running nose again on the 2nd June.