YJ came back with his last paper that we had been anxiously waiting since last week. The minute he saw me, he said sadly, "I'm so careless that I wasted 10 marks!"
Err, what? 10 marks?!? Oh boy...that's a lot. Those were the words that went through my mind. My heart sank when I saw how disappointed he was.
I looked through his paper: he made 3 mistakes throughout the whole paper and he lost another 10 marks in one section that required him to label the pictures and then group them accordingly. He grouped the all words correctly without labelling them. Sigh... :(
Well, there's no use to cry over split milk. At least, he learnt his lesson: now, he knows the importance of READING the instructions before attempting any given task.
Anyway, we are still proud of his achievement despite the major hiccup.
Errr, about his bicycle as his incentive...we are facing a dilemma right now. Well, that is supposed to be his incentive if he is among the top three students in his class. But after losing 13 marks in that paper, I seriously think that his chance is rather slim (based on the mid-year exam result, the competition among his classmates is very stiff). Now, DH and I are thinking: should we reward him for his effort or should we do that for his achievement?