Don't underestimate primary school teachers; especially those who teach year 1-3. The syllabus is not a problem. It's the technique of teaching and the selection of topics that can give you headache for a week! (ya ampun overnya).
Last two weeks, they said 3+0 = 30; 1+0=10.
Thank God I managed to get them right. Not everyone though. But at least some of them got it right.
This week... what happened was, one of my Year 1 kids answered, 5+3= F
Yes! F. The letter F! Then I thought, oh may be he accidentally wrote it. So I asked,
'Kenapa letak F?'
'F tu nombor ka huruf?'
*nangis sambil pengsanpengsan*
And oh, some of my students are soo chatty. Some even told me a chain story which is not related at all.
'Saya suka colour-colour. Buah-buahan pun cantik. Lepas tu jalan-jalan jumpa hantu. Elsa tu cantik yang dalam cerita Frozen.'
Yes I remembered what she said coz it took a lot of effort to frown and to understand the message of the story; which required me to put my HOTs (higher order thinking skill) hat on.
Bah.Ok lah teachers, I wish you all the best! Good night.