Till this morning, I had neither heard of the Japanese movie Confessions nor the novel on which it was based. As usual, I came to know of the movie first. Described as a clever, twisted, revenge drama, I was curious. I could find only a poor print on YouTube but the book was easily available.… Continue reading Thoughts On Confessions By Kanae Minato
December so far has been an eventful month. After much dithering, our primary section reopened for offline classes. Goodbye ‘work from home’ and ‘hello school campus’. School Ahoy! The parents whooped and cheered but when it was time, many decided not to send their children. “Omicron is spreading and no vaccination as yet for the… Continue reading Back To School, Hybrid Classes Rule!
How about a quick peek into my online teaching classes on Zoom?
Lockdown 3.0 is a reality I wake up to everyday. Not that I'm complaining. Lord knows, I needed this time away from school, children, term syllabus, piles of corrections, PTMs, the usual song and dance. I juggled my domestic goddess persona (had no excuses to hide behind this time) and built bridges socially with old… Continue reading Online School In The Times Of Lockdown
I was never the one for poetry. In school, reading poems meant clinically dissecting it for its meaning and picking out the figures of speech. Important lines or the ones I thought important were memorised to embellish the answer; the paraphrasing was done with precision. That was it! Sometime after I left school, I noticed… Continue reading Found Poem For Fourth Blogversary
Last night neither my firebrand teen nor I could sleep. She was hyper excited, the biggest Inter School Competition was here and she had to be in school at 6 am to catch the bus. I was hyper anxious not to oversleep for she had to be in school by 6 am to catch the… Continue reading Anticipation and Preparation: To be or not to be, a helicopter parent!
All year long, little hands scribble and scratch, swirls of colours in waves and giant balls. They gleefully rip, many times carelessly snip and then glue the bits. The characters begin to come together; snakes and lamps, planes and trees, traffic lights, Santa, creatures under the sea. Then comes the time when it's imperative… Continue reading Collage
The alma mater's once a year clarion call to all, to indulge in wistful nostalgia, had been sounded. "Calling all ex students to relive their high school memories in the school campus where they were created. Catch up on who's who and here is where. Music, food , treats! Blah, blah, blah ." Ok !… Continue reading A strenuous walk down memory lane aka school reunion!
I admit! I'm mathematically challenged and it hurts. There I was sitting as quietly as a mouse in a very serious meeting when suddenly the focus shifted to me. "Ma'am, the stage for the children - 60 by 30 dimensions are good?" Trying to sound as authoritative as possible but without a clue, "Err... Sure… Continue reading My Maths daze… help!
It was a kindergarten class and the children had just finished listening to the story rabbit and the tortoise. The hare was substituted but the story remained the same. I chanced upon them when they were about to discuss the lesson they learnt from the story. One could see the excited hands and… Continue reading A classroom tale