Thursday, September 27, 2018
It has been only about 3 weeks since the children at SMTA school were introduced to a 'thing' called chess. Many of them seem to have taken up the game quite assiduously. Both the chessboards are always occupied during lunch breaks.
Perhaps time to get more chessboards? :-)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Traditional funding for the Tibetan cause, from the west is shrinking because west is facing much onslaught, demanding charitable response - refugees from middle east, people displaced by terrorism and other international strife and so on...
Time to look for funds closer to home, and why not? There are about 25+ participants. It is participatory and fun.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Fingers crossed and still paying.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Friday, September 7, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018
The children were taught how to play chess. Great fun! Children discovered soon that there was a strategy and some thinking involved behind "slashing" right and left..
Children were also led into a moderate play of volleyball. Those children, who were a little awkward with throw and catch, were given more chances..
The PTA meeting, beginning at 1.30 pm on 5th September and was an equally fun and chaotic experience: at times four people were putting their points across, with equal vigor! This is how this rural community often communicates- and with great success too! Finally everyone agreed that coming 14th November, we must put up a big show for our children: Sports day!
We are exploring some new ideas in the school: alternate day, morning assembly will have a slightly different format- to incorporate some creative / parallel ideas, exploring, crafts, creativity, innovative thinking- a step beyond the curriculum.