Our first Whispers

    8.43 AM 12th June 2013. Our first morning in the farm. As we begin writing a blog for the school, we reminisce our first morning at the farm. Our beginning. And pulled out something from a note we wrote to the parents a month later. Dear Parent, There are whispers in the farm...

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M – O – R – E

We have a Sangha at school every morning. For teachers and the children. In the Children’s Sangha we begin the day in a circle with some singing followed by some reading and sharing. When we talked about  what we want during the Literary Festival, one Akka in the school, summed it up with one word...

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Lennon would be Proud

You may say I am a dreamer… This Friday was Night School. We woke up early next morning and sat together to conclude our Sangha on war and Peace that began early this week. It was my turn. I had originally considered Tolstoy’s War and peace. But I felt the children need another genre, another...

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Dear Kitty

Corinna Akka started her day a bit early. She had to present her book in the Sangha that morning. And she was going to present Anne Frank’s Diary. One can imagine the mood of the morning when you know the teacher who presented it was German. For that morning Corinna became Anne herself, her voice...

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The Grade Teacher’s Sangha

I want to go as a river Not as a drop of water We learn to live mindfully Truly there for each other We begin the day with this song, it is truly the essence of the Sangha – our daily in-house Teacher gathering creating a mood of reverence and sharing, hope and warmth as...

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The Prince and the Pauper

  The Prince and the Pauper was the topic in Grade 6. As the children are soaked in the rich language of Mark Twain, they also look and listen in wonder on how this could be?!! The story line is like this, one a pauper living in the slums, one a prince with a lavish...

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The Baobabs

It is art lesson in the afternoon , as a supplement to their text the children of Grade 5 and 6 are also learning ‘ ‘The Little Prince’, a conversational text between the author and the Little Prince. It is a very descriptive text and the imagery it brings about lends itself very well to...

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Reflections

  Today we found Tom the beggar dressed as Prince alone in the grandeur of the palace. As he admired his finery and the magnificence around him in his heart he also felt fear.. Fear of being discovered and executed without having a chance to explain. When the Prince and the pauper looked alike, why...

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Going Green

After having explored the concept of the ‘Greenhouse Effect’ and what contributes to it, we are now looking at what we can do to stop the global warming in our ‘Go Green’ Project. We are looking at steps everyone as an individual can take, because change starts at a small scale, with one single person....

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Burning, bright, symmetry, fearful, furnace, night…..

Art Lesson is a time where the children get to rest their academic mind and relax be more creative and expressive. Yet, they like to be guided in their work and not given a free reign to draw whatever they want. Grade 5 had learnt the poem ‘Tiger Tiger burning bright’ with such a descriptive...

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