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. It was so cool to watch them sing some songs and recite their Indian National Anthem. This is how they stand during the anthem:
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:It 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:Wow.
It is a beautiful language written and spoken.
We got to hang with the kids at recess:Here’s Krishnamoorthy with his cute little brother:
Dave had this special knuckles thing he did with the boys. They loved it.
We got to have lunch with them on the floor of their “cafeteria” each day.
We also worked with them in the computer lab.
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.
I loved this screen so much I had to take a picture.So true.
The girls cracked me up wanting Max to be their tutor.We went to the after-school activities too.
One day they got to paint:
…and every day after school they have dance class.
Our kids tried to join in a little on that one.
I loved to watch the expressions on Max and Elle’s faces as they played with the kids after school.
You can’t fake those smiles.
Max’s Eagle Project presentation was probably my favorite part.
More on that soon.