Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Playfactore

Children had an opportunity to visit Play factore which is an indoor family entertainment arena under Chillfactore in Trafford and kids enjoyed most out of it. Fantastic experience.


         Theresu got lost in maze and in tears, soon cheered up seeing her siblings.


George was excited in inbuilt basketball area as he could kick ball freely which is his favourite at the moment and didn't want to come out without ball.


 There are big red frames, laser tags. play frames, go carts, zip wires and toddler area. Children really enjoyed in exciting network of tunnels.obstacles from giant balls to spider nets and rollers. It was  great,
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Chitting in spring

This time of the year again started with chitting of potatoes to grow outside. 'Grow your own potatoes' project has donated the potatoes as part of encouraging schools/families to grow own potatoes. Chitting simply means encouraging the potatoes to sprout before planting so they have a head start.

It was a great success last year and had a good number of potatoes harvested. We are hoping the same this year too. Annu put potatoes in a dark place and now ready to transplant it out.

Spring is in the air.

Annu is 12

It was wonderful to think all the past years since Annu was born. Amazing ways He led us. Thank you Lord for oue specia daughter,

Annu wanted her friends Thomas family to celebrate the birthday.


Rainbow coloured jellly was made and vidya vibha brought some cupcakes.



Thursday, 2 March 2017

Digital Story Trail

Digital story tellinh or trail is a potential tool to 3.help student stell their stories. There was a digital story trail happening on MMU.

First children did a mapping of a place in Hulme where they are familiarise with and can tell a story about it. Then they used AURASMAS the augmented reality to find how it works. Then some video stories of them were developed and using the QR code app and the treasure hunt app Actionhund , they could move around using trail and listen to the stories.




What I found out and inspired after this lesson was to create QR code and apply it in our geography project on South America and briliiant.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Sony Pic


Manchester Metropolitean Uni was delivering some workshops on Sony Pi which is a new way od musical instrument which enables exciting learning for children in classrooms. Annu. Munnu and Theresu attended the session and created some music codes and Jobychayan accompanied the kids.





South America

This time we were looking forward to do on South America and children have prepared different countries . Different countries were chosen from 12 countries and two territories. Children did a fantastic work , Annu prepared a scrapbook with brilliant ideas. Munnu made a diaroma of different layers of Rain forests. Theresu liked to do chile. 





              Annu's scrapbook







It was great to know about our dearest St Martin and St Rose.




Since South American countries are rich in cocoa industry, I managed to obtain some chocolates, coffee powder and Brazil nuts from Lidl.





Below is the South American art called mola, created by Annu .




Some of the QR codes were created using qr generator , scavenger hunt was done using qr code and it was a great idea adopted from one of the digital story telling workshop which  I attended recently.

Everyone enjoyed doing the continent study and decorated the lounge well with lots of SA posters. It was a big learning for me too .




Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Bake off at Home

It was fun to see how children were preparing desert , hygienically and nutritiously. Annu, Munnu and Theresu with the help of us bought some fruits and custard. Interesting to see how they decorate in different way, scrumdiddlyumptious.




         Custard and fruits made by Theresu.


                          Best by Annu


           Munnu's hardwork even crushed his cup which he was preparing.

                    Our sweet Geokuttan

Friday, 10 February 2017

Digital Braves

Young people are growing up tracked . The digital technology teaching through role play and webmaking , the children to explore the new pressures and implication of digital surveillance using different methods.This two hour session was held in MMU for children and adults.

Since the digital technology is growing and this tracking is inherently linked to our identities as consumers and the uncomfortable choices we make in our daily lives.How the creatives and the opposing consumers perform in the current world. The role of the networking systems available and bring awareness that many times before children reach the age of consent , they already have a complex online footprint.

The goal of the session was to raise an awareness to provide a safe but exciting space to explore these issues and to play with tech in a way that empower us. There was group interactions and drama, using Mozilla's thimble, a tool to  explore learning by remixing html pages in the browser. This serves as a secondary goal to demystify coding and digital production.




Towards the end, children were given chance to remix html pages and made their own advert.

About Me

Manchester, United Kingdom
A catholic mum with four wonderful children and my wonderful husband. My interests includes my family, faith,home education.Would love to do n enjoy Craft and arts,baking, journaling and reading when I get time,celebrates liturgical feasts in the family, likes Charlotte Mason philosophy, passionate about nature study, Montessori fan.To keep innocence, I would like to keep Annu as the eldest, Munnu and Theresu. Likes to read on parenting, lousy housekeeper,would love to work for the kingdom of God.