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Working Mom!

Someone asked, "any working parents homeschooling their kids?" For all practical purposes, I have always been working mother! and our kids have "working parents". Here is about me as working mom!

My Journey - Yashas

Showing interest in football, construction, athletics, wall climbing, rock climbing, sessions conducting, water sports, few childhood games, art, electrical, business, bird watching, and gardening. An active, hardworking, organized, inspiring child who likes beauty in work and things and understand feedback. Showing interest in painting, construction, sports, adventure, photography, theatre and electronics. He likes to do work and good hand and body skills

Letter to Mom

The joy of writing a letter to mother. We received a kit from "Battees", Delhi based organization run by Shivani and Harnehmat. The kit is designed to encourage writing letters. This brought an opportunity to pause and think about one person in our lives and connect through a letter.

All ages participated with joy to write a letter to their mother. 

Thank you Shivani for sharing this with us.

 

Joy of learning with all ages

Different ages - Different skills and the joy is learning from each other - from different ages.

7yrs old Advay was not too small to set up a learning stall to teach "how to cut wood using a saw".

9yrs old Prapulla was not too shy to set up a learning stall to teach story making.

47yrs old Ratnesh was not too old to teach drum beats

12yr old Chetan has just learned the magic trick from Seenappa, and he was not too apprehensive to conduct a magic session in the learning Mela

14yr old Dhurupad was not too out of place to teach us Juggling 

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Joy of continuous learning - Week 4 - summer 2018

The fourth week of summer began with parents and kids joining with a constraint that kids are not kids and parents are not parents but all are equal. The equality is not easy but the week began with experiencing the life in a space where all are equal and all needed to speak for themselves be it food or bedding or work on their interest.

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Story of Trampoline

The joy was planning a whole day trip to buy Trampoline
The joy was in assembling by self
The joy was in understanding its component
The joy was in debating and arguing in assembling the Trampoline
The joy was in installing
The joy was in understanding the do's and dont's of care
The joy was in the whole process.

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Experiencing life at Aarohi

Vishruthi, a mother of 2-1/2 yr old boy, a passionate RJ by profession visited Aarohi during summer - sharing her experience. 

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Strengths and Weakness

Strengths and Weaknesses are like Hero and the Villan of a movie. The hero in the movie is always nice and full of goodies while the Villan in any movie is always bad and ugly. None wants to be Villan but all aspire to be Villan!

My SPACE

Empowerment means “I am able”. We believe we all require self-reflection to truly understand our potential. Introduced S.P.A.C.E. framework as a way to explore self. We did this with small activities for each element of SPACE. Realise that “I am the only one who will stay with myself the whole life”, realise how important it is to know what kind of SPACE I am creating for myself inside me.

 

S for Self - What do believe about SELF? I can or can't? IN every endeavor let me observe my thoughts about myself and my capabilities.

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Emotions

I am sad, I am angry, I am bored...do the feeling have limited vocabulary? Or we feel only within these limited reach of feelings? What about the feeling of rejection, respect, joy, peaceful, remorse, hostile, inferior, superior, dejection,  success, overwhelming...To explore the vocabulary of feelings, the game of making a tower with playing cards was enough. A detailed emotion chart brought an opportunity to explore wider vocabulary of emotions.

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