Thursday, 20 August 2015

Session #3

I can't disclose any information that would reveal the identity of the child I befriend. The child (X) is diagnosed with leukemia.

Yesterday was the 3rd session with X. I knew from social worker, X's mother would like X to catch up with schoolwork since X stopped going to school due to the sickness.

Every time I leave after our session, I will be deep in thought.

Because of their close age, I thought about IZ too.

I tried teaching ABC last week, but X was not interested.

So, yesterday, I resorted to making fun lesson for him.

I used similar method to what I've done with IZ when he was young. When I was doing revision on the fun lessons, I felt disappointed with myself. I've not done fun lessons with IZ for the longest time. We read a lot, he does worksheet everyday under Aunty's guidance but we did not do fun lesson anymore. I've forgotten he's only turning 5. I blamed my impatience, I blamed his hyper-activeness, I blamed his inability to focus and I blamed his passion for drawing that he draws every minute I see him.

While I was at the revision, I promised myself to do more fun lessons with him. Play as we learn.

And I was really happy X paid full attention to me for whole of 15 mins. And the fun lesson worked, he had fun, he learned about A, and he did some craft. I can't wait for our 2nd fun lesson.

I hope the same for him.

The volunteer work reminds me again that I'm not a good person, so I will continue to volunteer to remind myself to be a better person.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

IZ draws

Something different this morning.. took him less than 15mins..

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

SG50 - from IZ's perspective

I asked IZ to draw SG50 related for his drawing class, but he refused. He said he'd draw one for me when we g to my brother's for SG50 makan.

So, at my brother's, he sat there, and started drawing these. 

There is (clockwise):
  1. SG flag (albeit a star - not sure if it's cause of space constraint)
  2. USS (the palace looking)
  3. Merlion
  4. Gun
  5. Flats
  6. Helicopter
  7. People
  8. Clock tower
  9. Singapore Flyer

All these he drew from his own imagination