Starchild: In school or at home, Malaysian children are excited to learn

Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 8

It has been close to a year since schools shifted their lessons online. Even though e-learning might seem challenging, it’s important for students to attend online

classes and study hard at home.

Prior to the movement control order, Starchild had asked readers to submit letters on the topic, Back To School and it is clear that students miss learning with their friends. Let’s read what our readers have to say.

Debria Preethi Jeyarajah, 9Debria Preethi Jeyarajah, 9

Debria Preethi Jeyarajah, nine, is excited to learn new subjects like History during the new school term. “I am excited to start school but now, we are undergoing the movement control order. I hope students across Malaysia will stay safe during the pandemic.”

Nadia Asha Solomon, 5Nadia Asha Solomon, 5

“I would feel happy about going back to kindergarten. I have a new pink backpack and watch, which I received during Christmas. I’m hope to see friends and teachers in school after the MCO, ” writes Nadia Asha Solomon, five.

Tan Jin Herng, 6Tan Jin Herng, 6

Jodie Tan Li Juen, 11, misses school and her classmates. “Even though I have online lessons, I still miss my close friends. I miss eating and sharing our breakfast snacks with my buddies. And hanging out with our friends during recess.”

Jodie Tan Li Juen, 11Jodie Tan Li Juen, 11

Younger sibling Jayden Tan Li Sheng, eight, says: “Although I am enjoying e-learning lessons, I do miss going to school. I miss playing with my friends during break time.”

 Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 3Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 3

“I miss walking with my sister to school every morning and going for my morning walks after that. But I also enjoy having my sister home with me now during the MCO. At home, we draw, sing and play and have a lot of fun together, writes Asher Wang Qi Chuen, three.

Chloe Leong Xi Zhen, 7Chloe Leong Xi Zhen, 7

 Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 5Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 5

Five-year-old Bethany Wang Qi Syuen was looking forward to making new friends in kindergarten. “I was hoping to play together with and playing together in the school playground. For my online lessons, I am excited to learn some of my favourite subjects like Maths and English.” — Compiled by Sheela Chandran

Find the hidden words!Find the hidden words!

ITEM: If your mum or dad sends you out to buy groceries, what would you do? Well, you would first need to make a shopping list of all the things to buy for yourself and the whole family. How would you know what to buy and what not to buy?

Perhaps you should ask each member of the family about their needs and then work out a budget too.Which is your favourite aisle in the supermarket?

E-mail your contributions to by Feb 12. Please put “STARCHILD: Grocery Shopping” in the subject line of your e-mail.Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200 dpi.

Your contributions must carry your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below only), gender, phone contact, and address.

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