Thursday, 21 April 2016
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
I asked her to explain how she had done it. She said that she had taken a card paper and cut it into a rectangular shape. She kept it aside. She cut quilling papers of different colours into narrow strips of varying lengths. She curled, looped, rolled, and twisted the paper into variable shapes and sizes. Some strips were linearly stuck to the sheet as the stems of the twig. Circularly rolled papers or coils were decorated as flowers, elliptical ones as leaves and so on. She stuck kundans here and there to give a striking apppearance. The finishing job was done by pinching, tweezing and by using a good quality glue available in the market. Thanks for the creative job!
Sunday, 3 April 2016
Abdul Rahman and Praneeth are of different talents. While the former one draws pictures the later one colours them. Such of two products have been sent to me recently. One is about the natural life and the other about the sweating life of a farmer.
In the first drawing they compare the life of a baby deer with their own. They depict the freedom of a baby deer in pristine, natural environments, far away from their polluted, noisy and ever-busy concrete jungles.
K Sai Yasaswini, 8th Class, requested me to allow her conduct a small quiz contest between a group of boys and a group of girls. She was so enthusiatic and energetic that I could not say "no", but "yes".
She had stood up, and with my nod, moved forward to stand In front of the two groups with a piece of chalk and a duster to write the score of both the teams on the board. She started asking questions to both the teams in turns. She mixed both easy and difficult questions to satisfy slow learners and to confuse intelligent ones.
At the end it so happened that the score of both the teams became equal. To decide the winners she tossed a coin, the coin was in favour of the girls team. Some of the questions she asked are given hereunder.
1) By what cotton is made of?
2) Who was the first person to set foot on the Moon?
3) Give the name of a fish which can fly.
5) Which subject deals with the study of development of gardens?
6) Which country is called as "the land of the midnight Sun?"
7) Which language is used extensively on the internet?
8) Where is the Mt. Kilimanjaro located?
9) If FOX is coded as GHPQYZ then how is BOAT coded?
10) Which is the capital city of France?
Winners : Girls Group
Answers: 1) Cellulose; 2) Neil Armstrong; 3) Red fire fish; 4) Horticulture; 5) Norway; 6) English; 7) Tanzania; 8) CDPQBCUV; 9) Euro; 10) Paris
Some children are borne genius. They are gifted with the immense power of IQ and agility. If planning and systemic work is added to this inborn qualities the success will come in its own way.
Here's an example for conducting a quiz programme. Quiz competitions are common, but the approach selected by this little quiz master is quite different. He brought 4 slips with him with alphabets A, B, C & D. Out of these four, two slips had easy to answer questions and two with difficult to answer questions. He asked both the groups to pick out any two slips out of the four. He put the slips folded separately. Each group had to pick out one slip from easy questionnaire and another from the difficult one.
His intention was that no one should be disappointed or depressed after participating in the contest. Atleast a few questions can be answered by all categories of children and get encouragement. Thanks to this approach. But participants should worry and continue to acquire knowledge after facing some difficult questions.
Following questions were asked in the quiz programme:
1) Who is the missile man of India?
2) Which country has the highest Muslim population?
3) Where is the Dal Lake located?
4) Give the smallest number that can be expressed into 2 sums of 2 numbers.
5) Give the colours of rings in Olympic symbol in sequence.
6) You suppose that you have 59 cubes. What is the minimum number of cubes required to be taken out to make a complete cubic block?
7) Who is the first woman leaders of Taiwan?
8) Name the first Indian to join ICS?
9) If a doctor gives 6 pills and asks to take each pill every half an hour. How much time it would take all the 6 pills?
10) If a man takes 3 minutes to eat 6 apples, how much time it takes for 4 men to eat 12 apples?
11) If a man can carry 3 bottles at a time, how many trips he has to make to carry 11 bottles to the shop that is 10 M away from his home?
12) When did Tsunami attack Japan recently?
13) Why is it easy to swim in sea rather than in a river?
14) Which is the first zoo of the World?
15) How many capital cities are there in India?
16) Which Indian got the first Nobel Prize?
17) Expand KFC.
18) Which is the capital city of Belgium?
Winners: Boys group
1) APJ Abdul Kalam; 2) Indonesia; 3) Kashmir; 4) Ramanujan number 10 cube 19 cube; 5) blue, yellow, black, green, red; 6) 32; 7) Tsai Ing-wen; 8) Satyendranath Tagore; 9) 2 hours 30 minute; 10) 9 minutes; 11) 4 trips; 12) March 11, 2011; 13) Sea water has more density than river water; 14) Schonbrunn, Vienna; 15) 27; 16) CV Raman; 17) Kentucky Fried Chicken; 18) Brussels
Saturday, 2 April 2016
Their interest motivate them to create a model where they can dream of having all that natural grandeur. Afrin and her youngerbrother Musharaf are not different from other children who love the nature to its fullest extent.
2) We have made the rectangular base by placing sticks side by side and one above the other in 12 layers by sticking them together with glue.
3) Above the base we raised a boundary wall on four sides and partition walls with sticks by piling and gluing them one above the other.
4) Likewise we have created 10 chambers for housing different kinds of plastic animals.
5) To make a little bit natural we have put a thin layer of sand as the substratum for the tiny animals.
6) Created mini trees out of thermocoal and placed them along the pathways and in front.
7) We have prepared and placed 2 boards on either side of the entrance displaying "WELCOME" and "VISIT AGAIN".
8) We have made and placed "NATIONAL ZOO PARK" arch over the entrance",