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Quran and Science Festival

Working with yet another dynamic team. The team is made up of ladies of various background- homeschooling mummies, educator and researcher, and of different strength- admin, finance, copywriter and publicity.

It all comes together nicely for our event- the inaugural Quran and Science festival.


We finally met face-to-face last weekend. Pretty amazing how we had been planning for the event simply by whatsapp and only 1 Google Hangout video call thus far ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Anyway, credit really to the other ladies for conceptualising the event. I only joined halfway. I was amused to see that “contact Huda, FEST” was actually on their Gantt Chart they had drawn up ๐Ÿ˜‚ and hey, I’m glad they did ๐Ÿ˜Š

Steady hand game

Currently doing electricity with Sec 3 NT and here’s throwback of a bonus activity I did with them last year for the chapter on Electricity. Each pair received a kit of battery, chopstick, straw, lightbulb, wire and index card to make their own steady hand game.

The video shows my first prototype ๐Ÿ‘

It was not that difficult. They managed to get it done within 1hr lesson.

They designed their own loop and had fun challenging each other. A player is out if the bulb lights up.

Broken heart

The blue piece had always been loose. And drops easily. Didn’t noticed it drop as I was on my way to class yesterday. Unfortunately, couldn’t find the piece as I retrace my step.

RIP. Had it since my practicum days… time to buy a new one.
Bought this years ago… with other tools for this chapter is a stethoscope (which really works!) and an oxymeter (clipped to finger to measure oxygen level and pulse rate). Those were the days being a young, enthusiastic teacher ๐Ÿ˜›

Oh, btw this model is the same size of a typical child’s heart.

Noticeboard

Here’s how I did the back noticeboard, being form teacher for Sec 2NT few years back.

I have Roll of Honour for academic matters, attendance and punctuality, another segment of News and Update, of tests, school events etc and my favourite- Celebration of Success- CCA or academic competitions or events by the form students.


It was hardwork cuz materials have to be updated and change through the term. But it was worth it cuz the students love it and have an immense sense of pride seeing their names listed at the back.

Last year, I change the concept of the back noticeboard as a permanent deco feature.


On each cloud, students write theirย name, birthday, CCA and a quote to represent them or what they believe in.ย No more hassle of changing and updating them!

Hari Nyepi

One of the most significant learning point I had during my trip to Bali is Hari Nyepi.

I travelled to Bali in early March. It was just a week before Hari Nyepi, which is how I learnt about it. Locals keep talking about it to tourists and of course it’s a popular topic to share with tourists cuz it’s something unique to Bali.

Hari Nyepi is a New Year, based on one of the traditional Hindu calendars in Bali. In 2017, it falls today, on 28 March. But, unlike a typical New Year that’s celebrated with much fesitivities, Hari Nyepi is observed by switching off from the hustle-bustle of life. All lights switched off for 24hrs, even street light. All activities halt and everyone remain indoor. Nobody will be walking out in the streets. Airport in Bali too was shut down during this period. Amazing right?
I think it’s really a good practice that their community have a date for all to switch off, being zen, tuning ourselves to nature, spending time with family- simply total relaxation and peacefulness. A great opportunity for uninterrupted reflection and rejuvenation ๐Ÿ‘
Perhaps a reminder for us to set a Hari Nyepi in our life too โ˜บ

MOE Buildathon

Participated in the inaugural MOE Buildathon over the weekend and it was definitely a great learning experience.

Love my team cuz I have people of various background on board: educator, designer and entrepreneur ๐Ÿ‘ Also loving the vibe and team spirit that we had. Ideation was amazing as we build on each other’s ideas by seeing it from different perpectives and brainstorming for solutions… really amazing! It was also rejuvenating. Felt so alive as it had been awhile my brains cells used for something productive. Despite the mad rush, I think we still did ok ๐Ÿ˜Š

We made it to the top 20, but unfortunately we didn’t make it to Top 10 to present at Excel Fest.

Overall it was a good learning experience, especially since it’s my first hackathon. It gave me more confidence for future hackathon event. Yes, this definitely will not my last hackathon event. Gonna keep trying to make our idea a reality ๐Ÿ‘Š

Someday… one day. One can always dream, right? ๐Ÿ™‚