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We’re talking high school already!

June 13, 2012 in Kidlet & Me, School etc, Ten on Tuesday

I had a whole “Ten on Tuesday” post in my head last night and then tried to access my blog from my browser favourites only to realise the format was being changed over!  Hello WordPress!  Now to navigate and play here a bit to personalise it all. Change is as good as a holiday.

Tash has had quite a few exam marks back already.  She’s done great in Maths and Xhosa, in fact, she got 96% for the latter.  History was a little disappointing as I know she knew her work, but it didn’t translate in the exam.  Afrikaans was Hero & Zero.  She did really well in the “Taal” section and totally bombed in the “Begrip” so hopefully it evens out well to a good pass.  They still need to add all the term assessments and projects in but I feel she’s done well enough for her high school application.  Eeeep! Can you believe we are starting to talk high school already!

My friend F was fantastic in helping her prepare for all her exams, particularly Maths and I’m so grateful she was able to help out.  I can really see the difference it has made.  With me working full day, she usually only gets to study when we get home.  Considering she’s at school from just after 7am and we only get home around 6pm, sometimes 6.30pm, you can understand that more arguments than learning happen as she’s tired by then.  Being able to study in the afternoons has made a HUGE difference to both our lives.

We all need angels like this in our lives.









Exam jitters

May 30, 2012 in School etc

They’ve arrived!

I can’t wait for the next 10 days to pass. By then we’ll be moved and hopefully mostly unpacked and exams will be over.

Tash has been really diligent about studying for this rounds of exams and mostly without even being asked. There is just so much going on at the moment that I long for a reprieve of not thinking, organising or planning anything. Just for a weekend. That would be good.

This evening on the way home she shared her doubts with me. I’ve told her to trust herself and believe in herself and know that she already knows her work.

“But mom, it just feels like I’ve done all this studying and it just won’t go in!”

I told in that studying is like that and it’s just a few butterflies making her nervous.
I hope I’m right.

Oh and to read the questions and answer the ones she knows first and then when that’s done to go back to the ones she was uncertain of.

Have you got any other exam advice I could share with her?