Living In The Land of No Gravity

The kids came back with smiling faces and home-work well done. “Can you please give us some more home-work? Its fun”, one of them said. I began the first session, it was on NASA. I asked them if they knew what it was and they all nodded their heads saying, “It does something in space”. We … 

 

The Big Bang

The session started with a bang after a short break. The kids were eager to learn about outer space. We explored space and concepts like asteroids, black hole, comets and stars. That there is lot more to stars in space than their tinkle. The kids seemed mystified by the fact that humans have so much more to explore. I … 

 

The Sea of Fire and Fish

I knew the kids were all familiar with fireflies. But I bet they did not know about bio-luminescent planktons! And that is what we started with this week. The class was quite excited as we moved forward in the lesson. We talked about how the planktons produced light when stirred. We looked at few pictures and a video to understand that. “Why do … 

 

Whales and Tales

“Aren’t  whales fishes?”, one kid asked. “They live in water, swim like fish, but they are mammals”, I explained. The kids listened intently all about whales and how they are not fish and give birth to young ones. I had a story to tell, to tickle their imagination a bit. We talked about a park in Florida – … 

 

Throw The Baby in The Water

I was eagerly waiting for the Swoops batch to arrive. This week we learnt much about babies – animal babies, human babies and bird babies. How different babies grow in the wild, and how some of them grow on their own. The turtle babies invoked the most sympathy from the kids – they learnt that mommy … 

 

A Little Birdie Told Me

We just finished our third week. The kids discovered unique facts about birds that can’t fly. One of the things that caught their fancy was the fact that some of these birds simply forgot how to fly! We talked about the whys. The kids were intrigued by an endangered parrot kakapo – that looks like an owl. They realized that this parrot … 

 

Raining Dogs and Dogs

Who doesn’t love dogs? The Swoops squealed with joy as they learnt all about dogs. They experimented by making their fingerprints and learnt that dogs have unique nose prints. I bet a lot of parents wouldn’t know that. The kids applied all they had learnt in the last session. They did a match the following worksheet. … 

 

The Second Innings

The kids were there on time eager to learn more. This week we focused more on adorable mammals. Some real and some fictional. We started off with the pre-read. I asked the kids to re-tell whatever they had learnt in the previous sessions. We moved on to read about interesting kangaroo facts. One kid asked a question, … 

 

A Fresh Start

The first week for the Casper and Elmo batches. We had two sessions each. I had kept a pre-reading section where we discussed the new words I was going to introduce. Who is an animal? Is an insect also an animal? Humans? We discussed all about the animal kingdom. Learned to distinguish vertebrates from invertebrates. From warm blooded to cold blooded. … 

 

The Fun Begins

The first week for Swoops Batch. The kids are from National Public School, Delhi Public School and Gear International in Bangalore. This week we discovered the fact that animals are very similar to humans. They have feelings but they cannot express themselves in a language. We learnt about the different sounds that animals make, and we …