Observation at school

It has been four months since my daughters had started schooling. And whenever anyone asks “what did you do at school?’ there are only two replies

1) “Kam kiya.” (Did some work.)

2) “Khana khaya.” (Ate the food.)

So when the observation session was scheduled for them last week, we were excited about it. Aakanksha’s observation was on last Wednesday. When she got to know that I will be coming to her school she was very happy. So the session started at 9am and was supposed to end at 10:30am.

Aakanksha showed me jigsaw puzzles, matching, shorting the beads, color tabs, geometrical shapes, tower, blocks, long rods etc.She did everything perfectly, without any help or instruction. Her teachers say she is very quick in everything and the only problem they face with her is that she doesn’t talk.

To her teacher’s surprise Aaku solved a geometrical shapes puzzle (it had 5-6 same shapes like triangles of five types, or Quadrilateral of five types etc.) Her teacher saw her with the material and said, “how can you do it? We have not done it yet.” and when I said her that she had already done it, she was surprised. Just looking at others doing that she got the concept and did that by herself. She is really a quick learner. i wish she starts speaking to her teachers soon so that she don’t get frustrated at school repeating the same things all the time. For the next level activities she must speak.

For Achala’s observation both of us went with her. It was scheduled on the next working day after Aakanksha’s observation and so when I step into the car in the morning with them to school Aaku was so happy that I was again coming to her class. She held my hand tightly and did not allow their school maid to help her with taking her sandals out.  I had to tell her that I was not coming with her and to go out of the school gate to convince her. Only after she went to her class I went to Achala’s class.

Achala also showed all the same things to us. But I could see that she don’t bother about why and how of things. She tries every available option without thinking the logic behind the task. She is smart and so says her teacher. She showed me making roti, ragi pouring as well for which Aaku said “NO”.

We got the collection of their drawings from the school and now both are busy with them. The Dushara holidays has started and they are not ready for this, they want to go to school.

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Author: anumrinal

I am a homemaker living in Bangalore, India, with my husband and sweet twin daughters.

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