Friday, July 27, 2012

Our education rotation

Our next two days at Rising Star were spent tutoring and teaching the kids at the actual school.

We loved having that opportunity, especially since we knew so many of the kids by then, and also because it involved Max’s eagle project.

In the morning they have this little ceremony with announcements.  2012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 572542012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 572632012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 57253It was so cool to watch them sing some songs and recite their Indian National Anthem.  This is how they stand during the anthem:2012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 57258

Before I confuse anyone, I’m combining some of the pictures from the two days and one of them was a “sports” day where they wore collared colorful shirts in place of their usual uniforms (above).  They have “sports” day every Wednesday.

We sat in the library and tutored various kids all morning:2012-07-24 Rising Star Outreach 570062012-07-26 Rising Star Outreach 574082012-07-24 Rising Star Outreach 570092012-07-24 Rising Star Outreach 570102012-07-24 Rising Star Outreach 570122012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 573002012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 573182012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 573742012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 573782012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 573802012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 57385It was so fun to listen to how well they can read and help them a little bit with pronunciation.

One thing I was so amazed with is how well they can speak English ON TOP of reading this:2012-07-26 Rising Star Outreach 574092012-07-26 Rising Star Outreach 57410Wow.

It is a beautiful language written and spoken.2012-07-26 Rising Star Outreach 57411

We got to hang with the kids at recess:2012-07-24 Rising Star Outreach 56954Here’s Krishnamoorthy with his cute little brother:2012-07-24 Rising Star Outreach 56960

Dave had this special knuckles thing he did with the boys. They loved it.2012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 573872012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 57310

We got to have lunch with them on the floor of their “cafeteria” each day.2012-07-24 Rising Star Outreach 570282012-07-24 Rising Star Outreach 570312012-07-24 Rising Star Outreach 570432012-07-24 Rising Star Outreach 570352012-07-24 Rising Star Outreach 570382012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 570552012-07-24 Rising Star Outreach 57018

We also worked with them in the computer lab.2012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 571232012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 571132012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 57117

This was especially fun for us because they use a program called “Imagine Learning” that my brothers brought over about a year and a half ago.

It was so fun to see how much they adore the program and how it is helping them so much with their English.2012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 57127

I loved this screen so much I had to take a picture.2012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 57132So true.

2012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 572912012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 57292The girls cracked me up wanting Max to be their tutor.2012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 57298We went to the after-school activities too.

One day they got to paint:2012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 571642012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 571652012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 57173

…and every day after school they have dance class.2012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 57185

Our kids tried to join in a little on that one.2012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 571932012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 572002012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 57208

I loved to watch the expressions on Max and Elle’s faces as they played with the kids after school.2012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 57212

You can’t fake those smiles.2012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 572172012-07-25 Rising Star Outreach 572212012-07-26 Rising Star Outreach 57414

Max’s Eagle Project presentation was probably my favorite part. 

More on that soon.

Love, Shawni

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