Learning Geography @ JFF

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15 sec 2 students from Tanjong Katong Secondary School came to Jurong Frog Farm yesterday for a Geography lesson to learn about farming in Singapore. We had a fruitful session and we thank them for giving us their fullest attention despite a filling mid day snack of Yummy Deep fried frog, nuggets & Fries! Looking forward to seeing some of you again at JFF!

Maris Stella High School

indeed lives up to its name. The boys were a stellar bunch and were in extremely high spirits when they thronged the frog farm!! It was a jam-packed 3 hours session with over 300 boys. Boys being boys, bound to be bouncing and hopping everywhere! Hope they are still able to retain the knowledge they have learnt here!!

Hosting Herpetology

thrice a week!

YCK Primary 1 students are a spontaneous bunch! I enjoyed hosting them throughout!

What I’ve been implementing at every single stations: if you want to get the kids to really understand what they’ve learned, get them to repeat important points at the end of every station. And at the end of the tour, ask them again!

Don’t we all get sick of memorising? If we understand what we’ve learned, every information will automatically get ‘saved’ into our memory! ‘Retrieving’ the information is ‘easy-peasy’!

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Remember to check out The New Paper for the Map of the Kranji Countryside TODAY! Also, check out the Special Promotions that will be published in The New Paper on the 12/8 (Fri), 19/8(Fri) and 26/8(Fri)!

We hope to see you  croaking at the farm soon!

Happy National Day to all! 🙂

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Cherie Hearts

braving the rain!

Although it was raining, the kids’ excitement was not dampen at all! Well done! Today marks my 2nd hosting of the Herpetology WS!

Cherie Hearts consist of very young kids of ages 4-6 and they need to take a longer time to fill in answers. However, good job to them for being receptive in learning at such a young age! Different people tend to learn at different phase just like the growing process of frogs! Just to digress, not all tadpoles grow into baby frogs in the same week; some tend to take a longer time to grow into a frog!

Before I end off, here’s a famous quote that I really like “It’s not the destination that matters but the journey that counts.” Because all the lessons we learned comes from the journey.

I hope we’ll all learn something new everyday! 🙂

(P.s I figured that if the kids are shy to make any interaction, I need to change my presentation technique and so I did! ;))

Brand new month,

brand new week with a brand new start, at least for me!

I finally did my first Herpetology Workshop with YCK!!! The kids were very attentive during the tour but it would definitely make the group much more enjoyable if I could get them to shout out answers and have them interact with me more!

Nevertheless, I still enjoyed my time with the kids! 🙂

Another interesting update would be from Teacher Sheena of PCF Punggol East Education Centre! JFF had our very first collaboration with a school and interacted with the kids via Skype on the 2oth July 2011!

Hosting the kids via Skype is truly a refreshing start of educating children anywhere, everywhere real time! However, everything good comes with cons attached. For example, the kids couldn’t hear, touch or feel the actual frogs should we conduct any teachings via Skype. 🙁

Nonetheless, they’ve showed us that they have learned a lot!

It is always very pleasing to know that the kids can learn so much!

Another satisfaction from being a froggy guide:)