From the Teacher, Homeschoolers No More, The Son No Comments

Congratulations to the son and his team, consisting of 4 students from Grade 4 -7 for winning  first place in this school year’s Math Quiz Bee.

He is also one of the finalists to his grade level’s Science Quiz Bee happening next month.


1 Point to Qualify

From the Teacher, Grade 4, Homeschoolers No More, Mathematics No Comments

He lost the semi-finals round by 1 point.

Last Monday was my son’s first time to join a math quiz bee elimination round, he got in third place for the top ten highest scores.

Then today, he got the highest score for the five students who will vie for the final two slots.

Among the five, he scored the third highest, missing a point to tie with the second placer. Oh well,  I guess it’s not meant to be that he compete in the Math Quiz Bee.

Of course I’m disappointed but my hubby, who is ever so objective, pointed out that he probably wasn’t concentrated on the quiz details because he was torn between going to a BSP 4 day camp starting tomorrow (which he isn’t sure he is going to attend just in case he gets to compete in the Math quiz bee) and attending a Saturday rehearsal for the Drama Club’s yearly big production.

So I guess, being a former homeschooler, he didn’t do bad. Though he could have done better.

Love, Tiger Mom, XOXO

Math Quiz Bee Elimination Round

From the Teacher, Grade 2 Lessons, Homeschoolers No More, Mathematics No Comments

She said they had the first elimination round for the Math Quiz Bee and she got the second highest score among her classmates.

Oh? I asked.

Yes! She said, with her signature look and furrow between the brows. She has mixed feelings that I don’t believe her.

For a while, I did feel surprise, not that I doubt she can do her best but because I was happy for her.

I am happy, deliriously happy. Why? Because math is her waterloo. The younger daughter has so much difficulty doing math problems that we used to be up late with me teaching her how dynamic subtraction is done and why this is even related to division. And when we do this, she gives me blank looks. And tears at times.

I told her, I want her to do her best to get a slot in the Math quiz bee but getting that second highest score is already a win for me.

I also told her that if she sets her heart with what she wants to achieve, she can overcome her difficulties.

Love, Tiger Mom, XOXO 😀