Diana is 9 years old this year. She is a shy girl but with lots of potential. I always observed her learning in my class and always asked about her to the other year 1 teachers. Actually, 9 years old means that this girl should be in year 3 already. But because she had skip year 1 and year 2 two years ago, so she needs to be put in year 1 class to make sure that she not shocked and have some exposure of classroom learning.
Diana learns very fast than some of the girls in year 1 class. Maybe because of her age, so she should learn higher. I really pity to her that she did not attend to school 2 years ago. I believed that she is a bright girl that has lots of potential to shine in this school especially among of her friends in year 3.
I asked her why she did not come to school before but she was so shy to talk to me. She just said that she do not know. Then, I met with her brother in year 6 and year 4. They told me that she is too shy to stay in the hostel. Their house is in
Few days ago, me and some other year 1 teachers had decided to move Diana to year 3 class. We believed that she should be ready now to be in the class that should be. I can see that she was sad for a while because now she needs to make new friends. But I think that is the best solutions for her. If we not move her now, I believed that she will leave behind a lot more.
Until right now, I still observed her performance in the class especially mathematics. Like what I had expected, she needs to learn so many things while she needs to catch up reading skills too. I tried to give her supports every time I enter the class. Maybe this is why I got the chance to teach year 3 at the middle of year. She is a hardworking and wanted to learn. So, I hope that she can catch up learning in the classroom and shine one day. Diana, you can girl!
P/s: got a durian as present in year 3 class today! hahaha...its quite funny when the durian smell all around the class and other teachers asked for whom durian was...and luckily it was for me. :) Thank you very much ;) haha