This Monday we started getting our feet wet and getting in the routine. We celebrated our “back to school” event with a treasure hunt on Monday morning. Kids really enjoyed it. I made them run upstairs and downstairs to look for gifts. The gifts were supplies and stuff they will use for school and were wrapped in newspaper. Then Kabir’s grandmother made “paratha” and chocolate cake for Kabir and Arjun as per Kabir’s demands. Tuesday morning, our first day of school, she made “halwa” (Indian dessert) for them.
Even though our books arrived yesterday, we started our school with handwriting, vocabulary, maths and a “story in the bag”. I put a little ninja, double decker bus, carrot and an egg in a bag. Then he made up a story using everything, including the bag, as a prop for his story and we recorded the story. He really had fun with this. Overall, it was a fun and successful first day of the school.
Arjun colored a page with letter “A”, stamped number 1 on a page and we read a couple of books. He was excited too!
Inspired by various pins at pinterest, I have created following posters for Kabir. I enjoyed making them and now, I hope they will serve their purpose.