Hits and misses!

A looong week..for me..this last one has been.I have been on my toes throughout . So thought I’d sit down and recount how the past week flew by..

Last Sunday,Hubby came home on leave for a month.Hurrah! The children have not left him since.They’ve been clinging on to him with their story books,games and what not.This is what happens when they see each other after a long, long time.So Sunday was spent in general happiness and merry making and lunching out.

On Monday,Munch made us proud when she won the second prize in a talent contest in her school.I think I forgot to mention that she had volunteered to take part in English solo singing competition and was chosen to represent her class.I was proud even at that point and she surprised me by winning the second prize too.the first prize went to a boy who was a class senior to her.She received much appreciation from her teachers and classmates.I had just a week’s time to train her .You wanna know which song she sang…I have a dream by ABBA.Its a classic and one of my favourites so I taught her that one.

On Wednesday,Munch’s school suddenly declared the school closed for the summer vacations as the temperatures were touching 46 degrees here.We were all very relieved but the happiness was short lived as the damage had already been done and Munch suffered a severe bout of heat stroke with high temperature and vomiting.She had to be admitted to the hospital on the first day of her summer hols!Fortunately for me,this time the husband was around and he took charge of things.Munch,Perky and I stayed in the hospital for two and a half days ,after which she was discharged.

hospWe came home on Saturday afternoon,and then it was full on pampering of the two kids….

Come Sunday,it was Mother’s Day.The dotties wished me with cards and my favourite Mango Ice-cream.Yummy!Love them.They make my life complete.I treated them to some homemade Mutton Biryani…with curd and papad.

home 049This my friends was a HIT!A perfect Sunday morning brunch!

I went out of my way and cooked fried rice and chilly chicken for dinner as well…

home 053As  for my school,we made these sweet Mothers’ Day cards for all my class to give to their moms!These are clutch-shaped cards decorated with glittered polka dots and hearts.

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And finally , I received the sweetest message from one of my students saying “Proud to have a teacher and mother like you!”It made my day or rather it made my Week!How was yours?

Happy Motherhood to all mothers …

Lots of love…

Doing up the new campus

My school recently shifted campus .We moved to a bigger place and a new location altogether which meant a lot of work in terms of doing up the classrooms and filling up empty walls.It was a big challenge as our previous campus was beautifully done and a lot of work had to be done before the school reopened for the new session.The entire focus was that our children should LOVE the place the moment they entered.

This is the chart we put up at the entrance.to the main building….doesn’t it look vibrant and colourful?

and 148Then there were a lot of ugly electrical wires all around..I cut out a lot of bird silhouettes and perched them on the wires…

and 142and 143and 145Then this one came up which sums up what we want our kids to do and feel like in school…

and 149Will bring more updates in another post as the work is still in progress.Till then have a lovely week!

Cheers!

Antara

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Vegetable themed placemats

A few days back,I was teaching my playgroup kids the names of various vegetables.During the course of the month,I made them colour,thumb paint,vegetable print and other activities with several veggies. and 076 and 077

At the end of the month,I thought of turning these pieces of art into something useful.So ,I cut out the pictures which they had either painted or coloured and stuck them on rectangular pieces of handmade paper.and 074 and 073

I later on made a border by dipping  a ladyfinger in some red paint.And some beautiful table-mats were ready. I also got them laminated so that they could now have their tiffins on those mats and at the end of the session take them home.You can take up any other theme you like and do the same.and 099 and 098 and 075Linking this to http://coloursdekor.blogspot.in/

Door name plate craft for the little ones

Today, I just wanted to share a craft project I did in school with my playgroup kiddies.It was a cute door name plate for their rooms.

I first cut out rectangular pieces of cardboard and covered them with white chart paper.Then  I mixed some  blue and green paints and cut out sponge pieces and gave out one to every child .All they had to do was dip the sponge pieces in paint and paint the rectangular pieces with the sponge.

The result was something like this.

home 019Then,I gave them colouring sheets with pictures of water animals like fishes,sea-horses and star fish to colour which I later cut out and pasted on the name plates.

home 004home 002home 003Thereafter,I wrote their names  using black paint and a paintbrush.Finally, punch holes at the top and string in ribbons.

I gave an underwater theme to the blue ones…you may add sea-shells and sand as well to make it more realistic.

home 016home 017And a garden theme to the green ones by using ice-cream sticks and cutting out the edges to make a fence.Using a sketch pen ,I drew some grass and flowers on the fence.Still thinking of adding butterflies or birds to the latter…

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Aren’t they cute and easy?

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My workplace

I love teaching…specially young kids..there is so much to learn and so much to give…fill their young hearts and minds with the right kind of feelings and the right kind of knowledge.And I love decorating my class.So today I am sharing a few pictures of my workplace.Hope you like them.

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Happy Earth day!

It was Earth Day on Sunday.Yet another day to make the new generation aware of the gift they have received in the form of our beautiful planet and how to nurture it and save it from coming to an end.As I read somewhere, “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors ,we borrow it from our children”.It is our duty to tell our children how lucky they are and how they can make the Earth more beautiful for themselves.

The School made all possible efforts to make this day special and to let the little minds take back something to think about.The morning assembly started by showing them the globe and telling them the values of planting trees,saving water and electricity and rescuing endangered animals.Then the teachers explained all this to their individual classes through bulletin boards depicting Earth Day.Thereafter all the children were made to plant one sapling each to adopt and take care of.And finally they coloured a “Happy Earth day “cap which they carried home.The school was declared a “No-Plastic” zone and teachers were also asked to reduce wastage of paper in school.

These are the pictures of the board I had created for my kids.

Will post the picture of how the board looks like in school once I remember to carry the camera to school.

That's how the board looks in the class

Till then,linking this post to Colours Dekor weekly story.