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Making Breakfast

Making a meal is unknown process - often it reaches to our kids plate and then they just need to consume it. “Make your own breakfast”, was the announcement and the platter was displayed with choices - all we needed to do was to make breakfast for our own breakfast”.

And that’s all! Rest is all your imagination

 
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Product making

We buy things in our daily life

We are also choosy about what we buy and why

Ever wondered what goes in making of any product?

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Science or Scientific thinking?

Scientific thinking is not limited to science and knowledge and it's beautiful!

Scientific thinking is not limited to studying to science (physics, chemistry and biology)

Scientific thinking is also not limited to me being “good or bad” in science.

Scientific thinking is a process, which is not about knowledge but about a skill, a way to think.

Stimulation in the beginning of the week with wondering, pondering, playing with balloons..

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Teen Club : Interacting with the Queer community.

After the session on Understanding Sexuality and Gender, we were curious to interact with the LGBTQIA+ community, listen from them their life experiences and perspectives. Personally I also felt an interaction was important because till now the only interaction has been through movies or seeing them begging on streets or trains. Listening to their perspective would give us a realization that they are also humans just like us with same emotions, needs and passions.

We did a online video call with two people who identify themselves as part of the Queer community.

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Langauge and Diversity

Aarohi is rich with cultural diversity - language, food, references, culture, rituals….and that makes life interesting to live.

Various languages - We are blessed with people(visitors and members) from various languages - Tamil, Kannada, Telgu, Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Urdu, Marathi, French, Spanish...and so on.

 

Yummy Puri

Menu said 'Puri Chola".
"Yummy puri", said some.
Make your own Puri and wonder
But why my Puri puffed up?
Why my this Puri didn't puffed up?
Why some puffed up, some don't?
Why some are round some not?
Hot oil or warm oil? 
Both sides or one side?
Crispy or soft?
Ah! So much to wonder 
So much to experience

Just one announcements "make your Puri and wonder"?

Understanding Gender and Sexuality

We began with the question  - What is a girl, what is a boy? What is the difference between them?
Some responses were : Different energy levels, different Voice, choices, body parts, way of thinking, likes, clothes etc. Pink is for girls and blue for boys. Boy don't hit a girls.

For boys - Muscular, Stronger, Cool, Adventure, Darby, Courageous
For Girls - Beautiful, Sensitive, Caring, Understanding, Polite, Listener

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Understanding Appreciation

“Wow, Good Job, Keep it up, I am proud of you, beautiful, so nice…” these are some of the exclamation we offer to our kids to keep them going (encouraging). But is there something beyond “praising”?

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Repairs Curriculum

Repairs are part of Aarohi curriculum. When multiple people use resources, the wear and tear is natural - sometimes things break with usage, sometimes with misuses. Whatever is the case, repair brings an opportunity to understand our resources and connection with the tools.

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Water Walk

Can a campus teach? Water walk at Aarohi is nothing but understanding water and sanitation system at Aarohi. Where does the water comes to the campus and where does it goes? Water at the campus comes from the bore well and goes back to the ground through plants - in the process it travels to our tank, to our toilets, to our bathrooms, to our kitchen washing, to our water treatment system ... and then to our kitchen garden and then to the ground back and the cycle starts.

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