Submitted by aditi on 31 August, 2018 - 15:55
As we walked down the road to Chinigiripalli,we saw farms to both sides of the road where beans, tomatoes, coriander, roses were being grown. We stopped to see the cultivation. Talks were about what techniques farmers were using to grow them, how modernised farming has become, struggles of not having enough rain and hence no water, how nice to see freshly grown vegetables, will we get something to pluck?
Submitted by aditi on 31 August, 2018 - 12:57
Applied Arts with Nima, as Nima shared "The form of arts, which can be used on any object. Installation is one of the form of applied arts, where we collect things to make big forms of art".
Collected lots of Leaves
Added a bit of water
Added a bit of fevicol
Saw colurs in leaves, in saw dust and
And Created a tower of happiness!
Submitted by aditi on 31 August, 2018 - 12:23
Open learning does not start or stop only at “CHOOSING what I want to do”. As we travel the journey of OPEN LEARNING, we understand the IMPORTANCE of resources and being resourceful in journey. Being RESOURCEFUL is a habit of mind - cooking or playing piano...being resourceful adds value in learning journey.
Submitted by aditi on 24 August, 2018 - 22:39
I would encourage people to look around them in their community and find an organization that is doing something that they believe in, even if that organization has only five people, or ten people, or twenty people, or a hundred people. And to look at history and understand that when change takes place it takes place as a result of large, large numbers of people doing little things unbeknownst to one another.
Submitted by aditi on 21 August, 2018 - 21:30
Why Read books - a view point from a child's point of view - all thoughts written by a 13yr old child.
“ The most important thing we’ve learned, So far as children are concerned, Is never, NEVER, NEVER let Them near your television set -Or better still, just don’t install The idiotic thing at all.
Submitted by aditi on 21 August, 2018 - 12:41
One question often asked “Why a child who is doing campus care at the campus is not doing at home or the child who plans and does self learning at the campus, do not do much during break week at home”.
Some are seeking “how to inculcate certain thoughts / habits / practices / values in children - specially things that children get exposed in Aarohi - but do not continue at home or at any other place like campus care, self care, fitness, even self directed learning or taking initiative and responsibility of oneself”.
Submitted by aditi on 19 August, 2018 - 14:56
Community Jaatre... imagine a group of families coming together to explore various aspects of open learning on a sunny and cloudy Sunday morning. Reflection is an integral part of our open learning journey, so we decided to understand it more. All ages participated to understand REFLECTION.
We began with a game - find as many (english) words within these words - Dictionary, Intelligent, Aluminium, Denominator, Furnishing, Moderate, Reduction, Satisfactory, Unbalanced.
Submitted by aditi on 18 August, 2018 - 12:24
We all get hurt, but very few know what to do for first aid.
Many of us have fear of snakes/ scorpion/ bee but do we know what first aid to give in case of snake bite?
One child told me "I don't cook, because it will burn ..."do we know what to do in case of any burn?
Strangers, abuse, fear...we all have but do we train our minds to face them?
Submitted by aditi on 17 August, 2018 - 17:13
A little forest, just few metres away from the campus, forest walk with Muniraj Anna to explore unknown ... he has spent his entire childhood playing hide and seek in this forest.
Through the thorns
Through the rocks
Some we knew
Some we discovered
And through this known and unknown
We made our path to a small pond
A vine became a rope to play games
Submitted by aditi on 16 August, 2018 - 21:55
She likes Bhajans
There is spark in her eyes when she talks about Bhajan
She gets engrossed when she listen to Bhajans
She sings along
She likes religion
She likes to read about Religion, about Gurus and Gods