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Visualize to Learn

Jatre on visualization was to introduce kids to this tool. 

Lets help kids to get used to this wonderful tool. At the end of this note are some link to resources for parents/ facilitator.

The session began with pondering
What is visualization?
How it is different from seeing?
How is it diffierent from dreaming?

It is special imagination - in visual form.
In visualisation you visualize in details.

Constraint to Creativity

The week began with questioning "What is in any GAME that we enjoy it?"
 
And we explored
Why do you like? What gives you excitement? What is that different you like? Why is it fun? Why are they called games? Why it gives relaxation? What is common in all the games? What brings the competition?  Each game/ play has constraints ( you don't get 22 balls in the football). Does that constraint give fun? What does the constraint do?
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Ragi Harvesting

First crop harvest of the campus - It was different. For most of us, it was the first interaction with the farming and harvesting the crop by our hands. There were joy, excitement, and connection.

Jatre - Leaf

Each leaf is different. All we need to do is spend time with them.
 
Jatre on leaves began with stimulation of seeing a bunch of leaves and guessing the name of the plant ( all leaves were collected from the kitchen garden). Identification was done based on smell, looks, memory, and a wild guess. We moved onto observing leaves - shape, size, color, texture, veins and source of the leaf - like the trunk, fruits, leaves formation, flowers, root etc.
 
 And that all!
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Sketching

Sketching

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Value Conversation

“What did you eat? I also watched this movie. I went to a restaurant. I went to a party. That is cool”...often the talks are limited to limited experience kids have around them. To add value to our conversations, we engage ourselves in sharing the circle and meaningful conversations. Anyone is free to announce the topic, anyone is free to join, This week the topics were ‘just about boys and girls, about yoga, about education philosophies, about mass communication, about the time frame, about butterflies.

Just One

Just one book, few colur papers, few colur pens and just one person were enough to bring Origami fever at the campus.

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Maker's Fair

Visit to Maker Faire gave us the stimulation, experience, exposure of various fields all in one place for all ages. Maker soul came back excited, stimulated and inspired - just 3 hours of exposure stimulated us with the joy of experiencing innovations in makers space. Its is a gathering of curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do - from engineers to artists to scientists to crafters.
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Planning Learning Calander

Do kids plan their bday parties? And given a chance they start planning their parties by the age of 4yrs, some even earlier - whom will they call, where will they have the party, what shape of the cake, what candies to distribute, what snacks to have, which dress to wear and so on. If they can plan this why not their learning? 
The term began with making our own learning calendar.
  
Often kids know that they want to work on their interest (I want to work on football).
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Sophrology with Marie

Sophrology means knowing of consciousness and knowing our emotions and manage them. A session with Marie from France allowed us to play with emotions. (from wikipedia - Sophrology, from Ancient Greek σῶς / SOS ("harmony"), φρήν / PHREN ("mind"), and -λογία / -logia ("study/science"), is the study of the consciousness in harmony; a healthcare philosophy made of very practical physical and mental exercises aiming at a prepared mind in a focused body.)

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