Mantam had their quarterly assessments in December. Their class teacher promptly sent a note about the schedule and syllabus.
1st day – English – Writing Capital letters A to Z, reading three letter words, guessing 3 letter words by seeing the picture and filling the missing letter
2nd day – Maths – Writing Numbers 1-40. What comes before? What comes after? What comes between?
3rd day – General Knowledge – Rhymes, Parts of the body, sense organs and their functions, identifying flowers, good habits
Preparations for first two tests went smoothly.
For the GK assessment – we started off with identifying flowers:
We had a board book of flowers and I pointed at different flowers and see how both identify
- Peony – Tammu says Piano
- Poppy – Tammu says Lollypop
- Tulip – Tammu says Clip while Mannu – Lipstick
- Lotus – Tammu says Scooter
- Iris – Tammu says Eyelid
- Buttercup – Butter scotch
- Zinnia – Zebra
It was a laughter riot at home. I was amused and also stunned at the way they instantaneously related a word from their vocabulary which was close to the flower’s name.
Next we moved on to body parts:
I showed the forehead. And guess what Tammu says?
Headache!!!! (@Garima: Now you know why I called her Loony Tammy)
Next we move on to Sense organs:
Along with all the parts, they name ‘tongue’ and say that tongue helps us in tasting.
I also added on to it and said that tongue also helps us in speaking.
Next thing I ask is to name a few good habits:
Tammu’s spontaneous answer: ‘Speaking with our tongue is good habit. Speaking with lips is bad habit’