When Gaby met the Brits

January 19th, 2012

First allow me to breathe a sigh of relief….haaaaaaaaa!!!

Sometime last December, Gaby had her day with the Brits. And when I say Brits, I mean the examiners and staff of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music or ABRSM.

The school where Gaby takes voice and guitar lessons is affiliated with the Board and are prompt to refer their “able” music students for assessment. Of the 2 courses that Gaby has been taking, it was in voice that she got a recommendation to take the exams.

This being her first year, the exam she would take was a Prep Exam and was not given a numerical grade. She was, however, subjected to an exam nonetheless. This, in effect, would better prepare her […]  Continue Reading

Saved by Worksheet Heaven

February 27th, 2011

When both Hezzies started going to “big school” this school year, one of my problems was how to review both of them come exam time. Despite the fact that Adi’s exams were on a quarterly basis and Gaby’s were trimestral, the first and last set of exams were going to fall on the same date. So how?

I always told myself that I would prepare their worksheets early, like at the beginning of each quarter/semester. But who does that anyway? Unless you’re some sort of manic obsessive parent who doesn’t have anything to do but hover over the kids and what they do, then fine, go ahead. But not me…and I would suppose almost 99% of all parents.

So, when exam review […]  Continue Reading

3 More Weeks!!!

February 24th, 2011

Yessiree!! 3 more weeks of waking up early left before we officially declare it Summer extravaganza here in our parts.

But all this doesn’t come without a price. Before we can even think about slathering on our sunblock and catching some sun…we have to study…hard. Exams, of course.

I’m currently making the reviewers for both kids. Its a good thing that I found some websites that give out free worksheets so at least that lessens the load.

So the countdown begins! […]  Continue Reading