Saturday, 18 April 2015

Snippets: Transparent vs. Opaque

The Little Girl has a strict but fun Science teacher in Mrs. C.

Yesterday, a whole class of 4-6 year olds learnt the difference(s) between transparent and opaque materials.

Simple game of peekaboo with clear, concise explanation from Mrs. C, as I witnessed Mrs. C from the corridor where I sat waiting for class dismissal. All 5 senses were tested earlier to have a complete sense of materials they were working with.
Cheerfully, Mrs C asked her young "scientists":

"Can you see me when I hide behind this clear plastic sheet?"

"Can you see me when I hide behind this wooden door?"

"Can you say hello only when you see me?"

They were having so much fun playing they had not realised they were learning so much in that few minutes, which brought me to compare the difference in quality of education. The Other Half and I probably spent 80% on rote learning theories and 20% on experiments; which is not the case with our children today - what a relief!

Alhamdulillah for patient and passionate teachers! Thank you and please continue your good effort, Mrs. C. 
The Messenger of Allah saw said:"Oh, Allah! I seek refuge with You from knowledge that does not benefit, and from a heart that is not subdued and humble, and from a supplication that is not heard, and from a self that is not satisfied."[An-Nasa'i]


  1. Suddenly I remember the experiment on how light can't pass through solid objects, and light reflected, refracted etc. Hihi.

    Hi and assalamualaikum sister! :)

    1. Salam Dr Cik Nina!

      My little one has much to learn and apply - she is lucky to have mentors like yourself to look up to!

      Your travelogue looks inspiring as always, I am certainly less intimidated by Eastern Europe now thanks to you.

      Take good care and I wish you warmer days filled with adventures!