Awarded BaoBei’s exemplary student (模 范 生)

Earlier this week, Ethan came home smiling from ear to ear. He only smiles that wide upon completing one stage and proceeding to the next. He has been in BaoBei for 9 months now and he is in stage E at the moment. I thought he has completed stage E and is already in F but he said not yet, a little bit more to go. I wonder then, why that big grin?

Then he told me that he has been awarded BaoBei’s exemplary student (模 范 生). I did not quite get what he meant. The next day his teacher told me about it so I went to get a picture :D

His teacher told me to look for his name on the board and I was like, “Where?” when she pointed out to me his name. Owh, it was written in Chinese! I mana tau! *shy*

According to his teachers, an exemplary student does not only excel in his studies but is obedient, helpful, caring, lovable and more. His teachers said he often helped them to teach the younger kids and is very well-behaved in class! (I wonder if they are talking about the right ETHAN! MY Ethan?)

I’m glad they did not only prioritize academic achievement but the student’s overall performance as well as what is most important in kids these young is to shape them into being good human beings. In the quest for academic excellence, more often than not we overlook the most important factor – the child’s EQ.

How often do schools award a child who greets his teacher every morning, uses the magic word ‘Please’, ‘Thank you’ and ‘You are Welcome’?

I’ve seen BaoBei work wonders with Ethan as they emphasize a lot on encouragement. Ethan is already conversing in Mandarin with his Dad, my in-laws and his friends. He can pick a book at the bookstore and read it himself. Though the fees are slightly on the higher side, it’s worth the money as I see results in the shortest time possible.

Ethan’s word card. They are allowed to bring home the word cards once they’ve mastered it. He has mastered close to 400 words now.

Congrats my boy. Mummy’s so proud of you :)

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    the board wrote ‘this week’s exemplary student’, but each student has time written on top of their names ~_~

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      The time shows the session that the child goes too.. :D

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    My favourite boy Chinese name sounds so nice! iLike!

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      I bet when you see the English spelling of his Chinese name u lagi suka :D

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    Many kids are like that – angels at school, at home become hantu!!!! LOL!!! But there are some the other way round – so good at home and a pain in the you-know-where in school.

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      Yeah.. Ethan can be a real rascal in front of me at times -.-

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    Ethan is definetely a ver bright child..
    How I wish that I have this system when i was a kid that time..
    where learning could be so much fun n simple..
    hmm mayb u can borrow ur kid’s card and start mastering chinese characters ….kekeke

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      I tried and failed. Only managed to learn up to 15 words and then everything starts to look the same -.-

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        I can recognize a few characters but once they put into words, I’m lost. hahahaha

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          oops. when they put into sentences. haha!

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    awww… I feel so proud of Ethan boy too!!! mo fan sheng eh.. I oso didnt get it when I was in his age..;P

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      Me too man… Teachers hardly noticed me in school back then :(

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    Ethan can teach us next time… 400 words!! I will be proud if my kids know 40 words.. hahaaa…

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      Yeah, ask him what’s his ambition and he’ll answer you, “To become BaoBei teacher” not ANY teacher I tell you.. BaoBei teacher!

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    He got chinese name too? awesome! U must be very proud to have a smart child like him :D

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      Erm… of coz he has a chinese name, he is chinese :P Me banana but still a chinese :D

      Yes I’m proud of my little rascal :)

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    Wow..congrats Ethan !!!! He’s a fast learner !

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      Thank you :)

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    auww! kekeke just like me last time la! >.< eh nice la his chinese name, who give one? bet not u. :P hahahaha Ethan so cute and clever!

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      You were an exemplary student last time? What happened to you now? hehehehhehe… just kidding :P

      If I say I bagi his chinese name wan, u believe or not? ^_^

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    Yay! For Ethan! What a great start!

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    Congrats to Ethan and to one proud Mama!
    Keep up the good work

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    Bravo Ethan…clever boy !!

    How I wish I can master those mandarin words too, I am having difficulty to teach Ryan in Mandarin words.

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    Well done!

    And I truly agree and really like Ethan’s school’s focus on the non-academic aspects but values and character traits which are definitely much more important (IMHO) in nurturing the young. :)

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    wah.. his Chinese name pun susah to write ya.. hehehe..

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    Congrats Ethan!!

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    1st time reveal Ethan’s Chinese name here in ur blog?

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    Good job Ethan!!

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    Ur Ethan really make u so proud…..

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    Wah! That’s a great achievement! You must be very proud of Ethan!!

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    Didn’t know got such award at Bao Bei. Wow..Ethan is doing extremely well in Bao Bei..he is really an exemplary student. I’m proud of him too.

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    Congrats to Ethan! It also shows that mommy and daddy did a great job in bringing him up. Vic was in Bao Bei last year to prepare her for standard one. I don’t recall her centre practice exemplary award, which is a good thing, but they organized many trips and outings.

    Keep up the good work

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    Congrats to you! Why so surprised? He is really a very well behaved boy! When I met him last time, no one will even remember you brought Ethan along. That’s how well behaved he is ok? You should be proud..:)

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    Well done, Ethan! Apart fr having hi IQ, his EQ oso vy hi. *clap clap clap*

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