Monday, November 12, 2007

I am so happy!!

Finally, exam results are out.

As expected Puteri got no 1 in class and in aliran. Her position in school for all 4 exams (March, May, Aug and Oct 2007), maintained at no 3, the same spot as in last yr. (She's quite dissapointed, and does not want to answer my calls) She is also the top malay student for std 2. Helena tau, dia frust because she aims no 1, tapi her Aug marks yg bawak total marks dia turun.

She's gonna get 3 awards this Wednesday, one for class, one for aliran and also best subject - BM. (bab ni pun dia marah sbb dia nak best subject for Science, tapi she got 88+100+100+99 for science, so yg 88 tu yg bawak turun tu)

Anastassia wont be getting any awards as predicted, but I'm very happy because after TURUN MENJUNAM in May, she's improving a lot. (Anastassia's results la yg paling critical among the 4 kids) Esp in the finals, which she got no 12. Tak apa I tell her, tahun depan ada lagi for her to put herself at the top 5 spot, macam dulu2.

Zaryff's result came out last week. Merosot from no 5 to no 9 in class, and aliran from no 8 to no 18. I lectured him for 2 mins (buat syarat), dia nangis (mengada) sbb tak pernah kene lecture, then mintak hadiah sebab science marks dia improved. Haha.

Mia punya response lagi best.

"Mama, you want to hear the good news first or the bad news first?"

mmm.... well.... no comments but siapla during the hols...... hehe

Mia spent the last 2 weeks of schooling singing for Farewells Gatherings (for 5th formers and year end activities) .... siap menang "Best Performance" pulak tu during School Concert last Friday. Tomorrow pulak ada cheerleading competition.

All in all, I'm happy, walaupun ada yg merosot, tapi to tell u the truth, Anastassia's improvements yg make me smile ......


This morning, I woke up with short-term targets for 2008. Takyah share dulu la.... I hope by April 2008, I can share the happy announcements for both Mia and Anastassia..... If they can achieve it, syukur.... if not, takde rezeki..... janji everyone has tried their best, esp me, in supporting them throughout. (ooo in case u're wondering, this is not academic related)

Helena is out! (ikut style Anastassia kat friendster dia.... :D)

22 comments:

WANSHANA said...

Well done, Helena dan anak-anak!

I'm sure sekarang dah boleh tidur malam :D

Insya Allah, they'll keep on improving. Amin.

Keep smiling, Helena ;)

mom-of-three said...

my kids called me at work yesterday for their result. Alhamdulillah, both got 1st in class but in aliran, the first one don't know yet(was 1st in Aliran last year) but the 2nd one did not make it to Top 3 in aliran.. quiet dissapointed but hubby told me don't pressure them too much...And he told me that I MUST (WAJIB) buy them the PS2 that I promised both of them eversince last year (which they should have got last year since both got 1st place but somehow I managed to escape...(bad mother!)).
Anyway, I do not wish to fall into kiasu mum category but how do you differentiate one from being just a concerned mum? My friends already sent their kids to tuition since primary one but my hubby & I are opposed of that... we focus more on extra-curricular such as swimming , taekwando & arts.. but not to the extent of masuk competition, just to build up their creativity...
The one on idlan's blog on her conversation with her "high-expectation" father kena my nose sebijik! When the 2nd one brought home salah satu paper dia yang dia dapat highest dalam kelas dia (tapi ada salah jugak), after reviewing the paper, I asked dia why can't dia dapat all correct? Dia dah macam nak nangis dengar those word from me.

Helena said...

wan shana, thx dear.

Yes, lena tidur malam tadi. hehe. I told Anastassia tat she had to learn from tis bad experience. Bec of her results, her reputation at school was somewhat tercalar.

Last night, after sending Puteri to Smart Reader, I treated myself to my all time favourite - Chicken Tepayaki and Anastassia had her newly found favourite noodle - prawn mee. We had ice cream afterwards. (Shh... dont tell Puteri.... hehe)Best tau....

Helena said...

mom of 3, eh samalah kita.

however i dont understand how some parents would think that I'm kiasu, padahal its them yg hantar anak tuition at std 1. Infact ada yg hantar at the age of 5!

Hehe, I would say the same thing to my kids. Most recent was, I merungut dekat Puteri, how come she got 98 for Math. Question yg dia salah tu senang kacang. Padahal Question susah, boleh jawab pulak. But then in my case, from day one, the kids tau my expectation. Being highest doesnt mean that kita boleh puas hati with that result. So they dont feel the pressure, but take it as a challenge.

HElena nak anak2 jadi all rounder, academic, koko, sahsiah diri dan kepimpinan. Once academic on the right track, its easy to tackle the others tu.

Hey, get that long overdue PS2! notty mommy..... hehe (The kids got PSP last year, their father beli, i tak setuju sangat.... but what the heck.....hehe)

cikdinz said...

jgn terlalu letak harapan yg tinggi pada anak. nnt anak jadi stres..syukur lah dgn apa yg dia dapat.

anyway, congrates pada bebudak tuh...

afsi said...

Hi Helena

well done and congrats to your kids.
Well I will be at my kid's school tomorrow for their hari penyampaian hadiah....It is a good feeling for the parents, a real feel good factor

:)

MAMAMIA said...

Tumpang kongsi your happiness. You & kids deserve pats on your back.

Puteri dapat hadiah for BM, boleh share tips? My kids' BM results selalu pull down their overall marks.

I baru buat plans for the holidays, & U'r already working on 2008 plans. Fuyoo!!!

sherrina said...

Tahniah...tahniah....cuti skolah ni bolehlah jalan2 makan angin :D

D said...

you have every reason to be happy! Congratulations...

13may said...

hehhe...tahniah!

:)

Pootz in Boots said...

So happy for you and the kids!! I am relieved for mine too. Already have a few things planned for him for the next 7 weeks especially that I shall be really busy until mid-December. 2008 study and activities schedule will have to be done and go through with him after that. Fingers crossed.

sya said...

Tahniah Helena.. kak sya dah cancel semua perks arif sbb result teruk..

Helena said...

cik dinz.... thx for the advise. Helena mmg cuba tak pressure anak2, harapan yg di beri, pada Helena equals kemampuan each of them. Helena expect mereka raise the bar, ikut kemampuan masing2. Lain anak, lain expectation Helena...

Helena said...

afsi, yes, it will give you a feel good factor. And I'm sure the most important thing is for the child to have that feel good factor, and for the child to feel that their effort has been rewarded.

Helena said...

Afsi, congrats to your kids too.

:D

Helena said...

mamamia,

thx dear. Tips? hehe. HElena ni tengah nak analyse ni macamana she got high marks for BM. (She got 99+100+100+100) Tak penah2 anak Helena before this good in BM.

Infact cikgu BM Mia and Anastassia pernah tanya I, why my kids punya BM not that good (Like yours, my kids punya BM pun pull their total marks down). "You dont speak BM at home ka?" she asked. Hehe, terkedu Helena dgn Cikgu BM Sarawakian tu...

I will let u know when I find out ye... But one thing about Puteri... she loves doing exercises on her own, termasukla BM... and also among all my kids, she speaks the less English.... and speaks the most BM ...

Helena said...

mamamia, Itu short term plans jer... Plans 2008 belum keluar lagi... hehe.

Helena said...

sherrina, thx. takboleh cuti-cuti malaysia sangat this hols. My no2 nak UPSR next yr, so tuition classes are on....

Hari tu, planning nak pergi Penang. But then since Anastassia akan ke Penang with her prefects group, so kena tukar tempatla... Yesterday hubby mentioned Trengganu. Tapi belum decide lagi...

Helena said...

Thx D, Hey, Its good to have you here.

Just to let you know that i look up to you as a strong individual. Take care dear....

Helena said...

13 may, thanks.... dah lama tak jenguk your blog.... kejap lagi saya datang ok....

Helena said...

pootz. thx. congrats to u too. Yup. lotsa activities needed to occupy their time. My kids only started today, Zaryff ada computer class and Mia ada taekwondo class. At the moment Zaryff is playing the PSP 24/7.... sigh.... nak kena sorokla.... nanti tak pasal2 kena pakai specs....

Helena said...

sya... thx.

Jangan risau sangat pasal Arif, altho i know how u feel. Masa Anastassia jatuh merundum last May, I had to force my self mengadap dia macam budak kecik. Masa dahla takde, tapi mmm.... challenges being a mom....

Kadang2 budak2 ni, esp boys nak kena motivate ajer.... Kita kena pakai psychology lebih.... Keep it cool with Arif, kay....