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Unit Tests and more

My first unit tests of the year recently got over. It was a huge relief. The unit tests went well with me scoring well in all subjects. But it was really hectic too. Anyway for a change, I enrolled in a program to mentor and teach 1st standard kids who have difficulty coping up. This has been refreshing as teaching these kids somehow helps me de-stress and also leaves me feeling good.
The child who I teach, let's call him M, was initially shy with me and barely talking at all. It took a few days for him to become familiar with me and he opened up more. Now he chats so much that I have trouble keeping him quiet. Well, I certainly have started becoming more patient as these children are so young and sweet that it is very hard staying mad at them for very long. 
Also I have had to turn to some examples such as friendship bands or pens to make him understand simple addition. Also on days when some of friends' allotted teachers are absent, then he asks me to teach them for a day. …

School reopens!

The previous two weeks were hectic to say the least. School reopened for all classes on 1st June, which meant that G's vacations were over. He took it reasonably well and seeing as he was shuffled this year and his best friend was in another section, he was slightly nervous. But he has gotten used to the school routine now. As for me, my Allen classes got started which means that I stay at the school for an extra two hours so I have a bigger workload now.

One good thing about this year is that there are not many examinations so the projects have reduced in number. This is the silver lining of the new system which is greatly appreciated by me. Also I do now have two sources of homework but it is manageable. I don't understand what is the thought process of a parent when demanding extra homework for their child. Especially when it affects all students. I mean who loves extra homework?

G is also now immersed in studies and homework. He is now in fifth grade which reminds me when…

Random updates

It has been almost an year since I last blogged at all. And what an year it was! It was a complete whirlwind of an year, crammed with studies, homework, projects, quizzes and more and my blog was neglected as a result. Something I wasn't happy with. So here I am back to blogging and I will continue to try do update my blog regularly as possible for me. I have reached 10th standard now, so the inevitable Board exams add importance to this year. Coupled with other studies, this year seems to be quite eventful to say the least.

Few things have changed this year in the pattern of evaluation. Now, the comprehensive year-long assessment has been rolled back and 80% of our final grade is the Board exam. Also this time, we have to study the whole book for all the subjects for our Boards. Needless to say, we as students weren't jumping with joy at this decision and being the first batch to undergo this also feels like undue extra stress.

However I think with the right amount of studyi…