Sunday, 1 May 2011


Have you ever thought how polar bears can survive in the icy cold Arctic? Well dear students, here are some interesting facts about polar bears:

  • Paw pads with rough surfaces help prevent polar bears from slipping up on the ice.
  • Polar bears swim using their large front paws to propel themselves through the water and their back legs to steer.
  • The scientific name for polar bear is Ursus Maritimus which means 'sea bear'.
  • Adult males generally weigh between 363 and 771 kilograms. Adult female generally weigh between 227 and 272 kilograms.
  • Polar bears are the largest predators on land and they are the largest of all bears.
  • Polar bear have known to swim 100 miles at a stretch.
                                            Facts by Jennifer Kirkpatrick (1996-2011), National Geographic Kids.

Polar bears use their front paws to propel and back legs to steer.


While reading the facts above, have you came across any difficult words about polar bears? What are the meanings of these words?

  1. surfaces - the outer part of an object
  2. propel - cause to move forward with force
  3. steer - to direct the course of
  4. predators - an organism that lives by preying on other organisms
                                                                                        Definition from

Now, let's test your knowledge on polar bears with a simple reading comprehension exercise. Have fun!

The Polar Bear.


Do you know that plants and flowers can be very useful to human's life? Countries like Canada adopts the Maple leaf as their national symbol while New Zealand chooses the Kowhai as its national flower. Other than that, plants are also very useful as cooking ingredients and can be processed and turned into calming oil. Mint leaves for example, can be made into fruity mint punch. I have tried it myself :)

Apple mint punch
Do you know what are shallots? Well, shallots are plants with small bulbs. These bulbs can replace the use of onions in cooking. Shallots are healthy to consume as they have less sugar than spring onions and they are also the source of dietary fiber.

Shallots are closely related to onions but they are milder in taste.

Other than shallots, onions can also be substituted with tulip bulbs in cooking.

tulip bulb

Now that you already know how useful plants and flowers are in our lives, lets complete this simple matching exercise. Good luck students! :)

Garden Treasure

Saturday, 30 April 2011


Hye there dear students,

Have you ever went to the zoo? Do you know that zoo is a place to secure the endangered animal species? Well, apart off exhibiting the animals to the public, zoo functions to preserve this endangered animals from extinction.
Do you know that there are many animal species that face the risk of extinction? These are among the animals that are categorized as endangered species:

The threatened species :
This is that category of species that are adequate in numbers, but are facing high-risk in their natural surroundings that can lead to the probability of extinction. Examples of such species are eastern indigo snake and the red kangaroo.

red kangaroo
indigo snake

The endangered species :
This category includes species that are in the immediate probability of becoming extinct. These species require protection to exist. Examples of such species are the Siberian tiger, the southern sea otter, the snow leopard, etc. 

sea otter

snow tiger

The extinct species :
This category of animal-species includes those that are not in existence at all. Examples include the passenger pigeon, dodo, Stegosaurus, etc.


passenger pigeon

Now that you already know about the extinction these animals face, lets complete the crossword puzzle below and test your knowledge on the wild animals living on earth. Remember dear students, if we do not help these animals, they also face the risk of being extinct from mother earth! Lastly, think about what you can do to help save these animals :)

animal crossword puzzle

Thursday, 28 April 2011


Hye there students!

I have just finished filling my free time doing my hobby that is gardening. Do you love to grow flowers and plants? Do you know that gardening can make you healthy and happy at the same time? Gardening can be a good form of exercise and get you to sweat. Besides, you will feel happy and proud of yourselves when your flowers and plants start to bloom and produce fruits. This is the new plant that I grow in my small garden. It's chrysanthemum :).

Students, have you ever heard of the term repotting? Repotting plants is very important in gardening. Do you want to know more about repotting a plant? Let's check out this article about repotting plants. Don't forget to complete the exercise that follows and check your answers! Happy gardening dear students! :)



Hello dear students! Had fun with your weekend? Well, I did! I went to Teluk Batik with my friends. We had so much fun bathing in the sea! But it was so upsetting to see that the sea is polluted with rubbish :(. My dear students, why are we hurting the mother nature with our litter when she has given us so much like air to breathe and shades to shelter? What can we do to save the environment?

So today, we'll learn about the ways to preserve mother earth by: Reduce, Reuse Repair and Recycle:

Have you ever recycled? Do you know what are the purposes of these bins?  Well, blue is for papers, brown for glasses and orange for plastics. Separating the rubbish may help to ease the recycling process :)

Do you know that you can also make profits when you reuse and recycle? Hey, let's check out these creative guys!

Let's test your skill in reusing old item with this crossword puzzle exercise!
crossword exercise

Now, can we move on to our activity? So, here's what I want you to do. I'm sure that you have old newspapers at home right? Each one of you need to use your creativity to invent a new, unique item from these old newspapers. It can be anything that comes to your mind! Please bring along your invented item to school on the next English class alright? Have fun inventing students! Here is something that I have created over the weekend. 

Remember, don't trash our future! Let's reduce, reuse, repair and recycle!