I got a shock when I saw Sherilyn’s English homework from the Chinese primary school that she goes to. What has happened to the standard of English? How can it be so simple? I could not believe what I had seen. She had done all these when she was in her first two years of pre school at age three and four! Even my almost 4YO baby girl finds her che che’s homework a no-brainer. With a mfa degree you can get your elementary school education degree. With a school education degree, it would better to home-school your kids yourself.
This was her English homework, which was letter tracing and coloring. There was also coloring of big objects, which any pre-schooler could do without much sweat. Perhaps the MoE wants to lower the standard to give benefit to those who did not attend pre school and do not know the basic ABCs, 123s, shapes and colors? Or is this just a warm up? In fact, I find that the level of English for Standard 2 and Standard 3 pretty simple too.