Today all the Aunties from Khoj went shopping for books for Khoj after class. As we were doing that, one little genie who accompanied us wanted to buy a book for himself. He was allotted a budget of fifty rupees by his mother. He chose a book within the budget and was then told to get it billed all by himself. The little genie used a lot of patience and persistence to get the attention of the shopkeeper and told him to bill the book for him. Then he paid the money and took the receipt and the book. Once he was done, he came to us with his prized possession and showed us how he had shopped for a book and even got it billed all by himself. It was really nice to see his face all lit up with pride and joy !!
Today we had a fun session counting everything in the class from toys to books, to children, etc. Then we even wrote the number one. We were identifying letters and writing the letter A. During snacks time, we celebrated birthday of one little genie and enjoyed the chocolates too. Then one little genie came to me and said, "gaana gaya, khana khaya". We are now making our own rhymes!!!
Today all of us sat down quietly for meditation. Then we read books and identified many things from the books. We also played with blocks and slowly the idea of taking things in apple baskets is sinking in. After snacks, we had a good time using crayons on paper. We even sang a song for it. Today one little genie joined in for the rhyme time with her own words going in into the rhyme.
Today we had a lot of fun trying to balance our apple baskets on our heads. We also tried to balance on the bridge we created with dupattas because fishes from the pond were trying to bite us. We also tried our hand with crayons today. We are trying to take our things in apple baskets. By the way, we are not crying anymore for the past three days. :):)
Today we had a fun time in the class with our friend "Cleanosaur". Cleanosaur (puppet) came to class and played with many toys and even books. Then he could not find some blocks he wanted to play with and so all of us helped Cleanosaur to sort things and take them to their home(box). Then Cleanosaur found what he wanted and was happy. While we were doing this, one little genie kept saying "mummy". And every time he said mummy, Cleanosaur kept asking," ye kaun mummy bola?" and we all burst out laughing. Soon all the genies were saying mummy and every time Cleanosaur kept saying, "ye kaun mummy bola?" and the whole day long we kept laughing. Today we even kept the door open all the time and all the genies stayed inside the room. :) :)
Today we were not crying at all. All of us came in and played the drum, bounced the ball and even played with blocks. We also have started taking one chalk to use on one slate. Now we know that mamma will come only at 11 when the pick up card comes. So, today all the little genies enjoyed being in Spring. Then our chuk chuk gaadi went to sand area and we enjoyed playing in the sand. We made mountains, filled up the funnel, etc. We also got to know the genies from Blossoms today who came to play in the sand. Mammas can now celebrate with the genies today because we are now all settled down comfortably in our class with Aunty. We even helped each other in meditation by being quiet and by saying shhhhh when the count down for meditation began.
Today we had a new friend joining in. All the little genies were exploring the class without parents. Some cried for a while and some simply looked at them with surprised faces. Today we explored the feel of wheat powder by using it on slates with stencils. Some little genies even wanted to eat the powder. After cleaning up, we cleaned up the place and had our snacks. Then we packed up and got ready for our pick up cards to come .Now we are slowly getting to know that we can go home when our pick up cards come.
Today all parents said bye at the gate itself. Some little genies came in smiling and straight away headed to the toys box and started playing. Some came in wanting mamma but when they saw the others playing, they too settled down. We also had our snacks without mammas. Mammas will be happy to know that we are opening our lunch boxes and eating by ourself already. Looking forward to monday. Waiting for the little genies to come back.
Today right in the morning all mammmas were told to zip their mouths and just be there as mute audience. Some mammas were apprehensive about children pushing, snatching, etc. But finally when it was time to say bye bye, they said bye and left the kids with heavy heart . Some kids started eating their snacks and some kept looking at the door for mamma to come back. After snacks we cleaned up the place and started painting which some enjoyed a lot. One little genie kept looking at those who were crying and kept asking why are they crying? Finally all the cards came and we all said bye to Aunty with a promise to come back tomorrow.