Looks like school is off to a great start for Akank. Going by the debriefing sessions every afternoon, I can certainly say that I get good vibes. Today I met the class teacher at the ‘year ahead’ meeting and she confirmed my judgment. Akank is pretty excited about how school is turning out to be. In Math she has completed a ‘Mini Me’ project and I saw it displayed in the classroom. They were given a piece of woolen string to measure various parts of their body and draw to scale a mini model of themselves on to chart paper. The cut outs of the Mini Me’s were pretty revealing on how children understand scales ans proportions!. In English she had to write a Bio Poem about herself. The Biopoems were displayed too. It turned out to be a mind map with a photo of the student in the center and blobs to be filled out by the student that described her. Akank mentioned her skills in music, her dad, her favorite colour and book, her favorite music band and the newest love of our lives , Maxx.
Akank has no books to bring back from school. Every student in her class has been given an organizer, to note down their study plan for the day. The only things she brought back from school was a user ID and password for the school intranet and a library card. She works on a Mac ( Day 4 end of school day – Ma, can we buy a Mac? Its awesome!) and saves her school work on to a flash drive and submits it for her teachers evaluation. So far so good.
Week Two has begun well too. At least I saw some sign of math homework , even though it was only an easy to solve Sudoku puzzle!