As a part of the ongoing continuous evaluations at school, Akank is in a group project to design a pet magazine. Akank and one of her group members met this weekend to get started on it. She did not want any ideas from me, even though I wanted to help.So I let them work while I did my thing. Every often the two of them would come back to check and clarify if they were on the right track.
They had planned to cover about ten pets in detail. When they couldn’t think beyond six or seven pets they came back to ask if I could help them decide what other pet to include. I suggested frogs and lizards to which the both of them chimed together ” slimy and disgusting’ like a pair of twins! They only wanted ‘cute and cuddly’. I walked by to check how far they had progressed and I noticed that they had named their magazine – Woof and Purr. Creative I thought. They worked for about an hour after which I saw the two of them fix themselves a chocolate snack and settle down to watch a movie on DVD.
So much for group discussions!