June 5, 2017


>> Banyak ke nak kena tanda kertas? Tak siap-siap lagi dah seminggu lebih ni.

Well, I need to mark 3 level (Year 4, 5, 6). Total number of students (42,36,32 = 110 students). We have 2 papers for each student. Paper 013 & 014. Pemahaman & Penulisan. For Pemahaman, the MCQs is only 20 questions, the rest are all subjective questions (the type of questions that you cannot use the template to mark). 3 social expression questions and approximately 12-14 subjective questions. Did I give you the number of students? Oh, yes, I did. So you multiply the questions by 110 ☺️. That's for Pemahaman.

Here's for Penulisan. We have 3 sections. Section A is basically information transfer, 5 questions. Need to check on the phrases. Not an essay-type of question. Multiply the 5 questions by 110 ☺️.

Now for Section B (i) we have 3 direct questions (just state/give answers - easy to mark, but still, multiply the 3 questions by 110 ☺️). Then Section B (ii) is where we have the emails/letters type of question. The children need to write 50-80words.

>>What if they exceed the number of word limit? 

Good question! They will be penalised. We need to  lower the band achieved, hence in order to make sure we didn't do injustice to the children, we need to count the number of words.  Yeayyy! Count the number of words, 110 answer scripts.

For Section C, they need to compose an essay, 80-100 words. The method is basically the same with Section B. And yes, there are 110 answer scripts.

So what if you have done with all the markings? Is that all? Well, no. You need to key in the marks online. Yes SAPS. And your SAPS (teacher's view) will be indicated as green (means work done).

>> What if you have done with the SAPS? 

The next step is, prepare the items analyses. This is where you deal with zeros and ones. Zero for each wrong answers and one for each correct answers. The number of questions are multiplied by the number of students.

So if you plan to brag about your SAPS indicator is already green, I would end my post with the hashtag, silajauhkandirisebelumkecederaanmenimpaanda

What is SAPS?

February 24, 2017

Stinky. Stinky PITA people.

Yesterday I googled my ex-Year 1 teacher when I was in primary school. Thought of catching up with primary school cikgus. I do not know.. it just happened that my memory with her, flashed-back quite number of times these two-three days. She taught me English. Nothing came up relevant, except there was this one blog post:
Seingat aku, aku pernah ditampar waktu aku darjah satu oleh Cikgu Norzzzztah. Aku sendiri serious shit tak paham apsal cikgu tu tampar aku. Apa dia ingat aku ni punching bag dia ke? Tapi itu memang buatkan aku takkan lupa nama cikgu tu. Dan sejak dari tu memang aku sembunyikan rasa kesakitan aku dari mummy dan papa.

'Ditampar'. (I have never been slapped by the cikgu, but yes, she left me with this bitter memory when she threw my exercise book. I was only seven 😞).

I was numb for few seconds & had this thought,
What will come out IF my children googled me? Yes, I have never slapped any child on his/her face. Never ever hit them with broom or force them to do something mean. But am afraid, if I have said something, that left scars inside them. However, if there is really a scar, I hope its a good scar wrapped in good memories. InsyaAllah.
I recalled my recent conversation with senior colleagues. She said, teachers nowadays are lack of passion to teach. Well some of them may teach well, but they did not mold the children to become insan. How can you expect the children to become human when the teacher him/herself is inhumane? Join teaching profession just for the sake of settling the monthly bills. Sadly, majority of these stinky cikgus are KPLIs or PISMPs.
When she said 'majority', well I couldn't deny that. These stinky (read: buat tahi) cikgus are really KPLIs and PISMPs. 😓
So to all stinky cikgus, could you please stop being PITA people. No, its not the delish pita bread for kebab. Its 'pain in the arse'. Thank you. Assalamualaikum.
- Rubi
ex-junior bank officer cum event coordinator who is now a primary school teacher. 
9years & counting, insyaAllah.

December 7, 2016


Its been a while since my last post. I don't know why today I have this urge to login to my blogger account and start ranting. Was assigned to teach Year 6 in February. What I had in hand was 100 failures. TOV less than 40marks. Please bear in mind, I was on hiatus mode from teaching for 2 1/2 years. Frankly, it was challenging. With the new format, the never-ending politics at workplace, to name a few. However, luckily, I have good group-support from seniors and dedicated teachers. 

Alhamdulillah, the children took the UPSR exam in September and yes, the result was released on 17th November 2016. Still not able to score 100% passing rate for both of the papers (BI Pemahaman & BI Penulisan) but I am grateful. One of my special education kid also pass one of my papers. He just joined the mainstream class January this year. I AM PROUD OF YOU, all my children.


Watched Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life last week and wonder, how can they look almost the same like 10 years back when I am start experiencing low-metabolisme mode last year. Hahaha.

In order to honour #TeamJess, am going to end this post with this quote:

"It's a crazy world we live in".

But its still beautiful at times, isn't it?

Rubi, 06000.

August 27, 2016

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