Learning by Doing and Experimenting

Challanging

Our Tippy Tap broke.
He was given the task to repair.
He was given the ideas.
He just needed to work (hands-on).
He postponed for few days.
Finally, he started.
He was surprised with self when he cut the first box.
He did not stop after that.
He made it. We used it and tested also. 
He is happy for self!
 
Imagine Aarohi, an open learning community where we don't make learning easy for children, we make it challenging!

My Journey - Dhrupad

He is a fast learner, imaginative, connect various experiences, persistence (in the area of interest), understand the process, learn from people who have skills. He is showing interest in writing, making things traveling, adventure and various other things like presentation, reading,, sketching, designing, cooking…Imagine, Aarohi an open learning community where there is no curriculum, the world is our curriculum.

Water Pump

He imagines what he wants to make
He describes what he wants to make
he is clear what he wants to make
He makes what he wants to make
He has a scientific mind
He learns by observing
He observes what is around him
He observes people working
He observes how things work.
 
Watch video of his latest creation

Interdependence

Celebrating interdependence this week at Aarohi. But what is Interdependence? How is this different from depending? We often talk about being independent, but do we really exist in isolation or independently? You must have heard about the independence day but not interdependence day?

Friday special Sports

No occasion

No event

It was just simply “Friday special”.

Some like to play matches

Some like to win

Some likes to make teams

All needs fell into place with one Friday special - early morning matches, then another match then another match and that’s all.

 

Thinking Skills - Analysis

Just one theme “Analysis - thinking skills” allowed us to explore many other tools and concepts. 

We explored analysis using various modes: experimenting exploring, observing,  watching videos. Graph, Venn diagrams, making of statements,  comparison,  cause, and effect,  questioning Where all we make analysis in our daily life?  We started our session with thinking of pondering about an object in our hands.

Festivity

She believes in God, She believes in fasting, She believes in herself! She announced the celebration of Maha Shiv Ratri...it was not a community event but it was in the community! 
When one can announce "I am making a film", then why one can't announce "I am celebrating". We live in the community, we also live as an individual within the community with our individual needs.  She didn't need all to join, she alone was enough to start the journey.

Play Back Theatre

Practicing for play conference using a format of playback (or improv) theatre where children think, create and present on their own in a spontaneous environment.

Sack of Hay

Our first crop - we got the sack of hay in bonus along with the Ragi. After cutting it the hay sack was very inviting to jump and play and just connect with. We have never touched a sack of hay or jumped into them. It was softer, it was bouncy, it was pure fun playing wrestling and flipping from the tree into that sack of hay!

The purpose of Education!

Ever since we started the journey of open learning, few questions are often asked, one of them is "If kids are allowed to learn on their own then they may miss learning everything?"

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