Sunday, July 12, 2009
2009 KANATA KUMON AWARD CEREMONY
KANATA NORTH KUMON CENTRE AWARD CEREMONY JANUARY 2009
The theme this year was "Paint your own medal". Program completers painted their own trophy. What fun everyone had! Even more astonishing was the self-motivating quotes that the children painted by themselves without any prompting.
"I can do It!", "Kumon rocks", "I rock"
"I can read" .......that I must say touched me the most, can you imagine how powerful the child who had been struggling to put these strange characters together must have felt when now suddenly he can comprehend them?
"I rock the world" "I will keep on working hard" "I will complete my work........eventually"..........now that doesn't make me very happy! But he did eventually realise that putting off to tomorrow what needs to be done today only creates a pile of unfinished Kumon worksheets and an unhappy instructor.
"The best of me" "I did it!"...........one of my favourites. once the children realise that the reviews, persistence and daily completion really helps them to move faster, there nothing stopping them. Then just watch them go!
"Level F is hard"................that was funny, it certainly helped me plan his reviews better though had he discussed it earlier with me he might have changed his mind and painted "Algebra is so much fun!!"