After arranging the tables & chairs for SPM, I gathered my 5BR kids in order to return their files and graduation pictures. I took the opportunity to say a few words to them.
Being their class teacher for the past 10 months hasn't been easy.
I reminded them of all the things they did that caused me so much heartache (I even had a list ready hahaha). The list reads:
- Masalah ketidakhadiran
- Lewat ke sekolah / kelas
- Tak nak belajar
- Tidur dalam kelas
- Main phone dalam kelas
- Liat nak bayar yuran PIBG & majalah
- Hantar kertas kosong waktu peperiksaan
- Palsukan surat dari penjaga
- Ditangkap merokok
- Tak jaga kebersihan kelas
- Meniru waktu peperiksaan
As I rattled off things from the list, Firdaus tried to apologise, "Teacher, bagi pihak kelas ini, saya nak..."
"Eh jap," I cut him off. "Banyak lagi ni. Biar saya habis luahkan perasan dulu ye" 😆
So the kids listened obediently. I also told them despite all that, I still loved them and want what's best for them.
I told them that there's no shortcut to success. There are no magic pills or magic kismis/raisins. They reap what they sow and they should work hard to realise their dreams. Intelligence is not a fixed trait. If they work hard, they will become smarter.
I know that some of them have complicated family problems but they shouldn't let those problems consume their lives and sabotage their future.
I had also wanted to say: "Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good." (Minor Myers)
To end this post on a lighter note, I scrolled through my facebook and instagram accounts for funny stories about my 5 Biruni kids. Here they are:
Thank you Azahar for making the video below 💗