Tuesday, June 29, 2010

LEAD kids go to PhonicKids


This is something that I wanted to share with you since long....
Since past about 2 weeks, our children are able to, once in a week, get the feel of a similar or infact better classroom environment....with excellent professional teachers....and more important kind-hearted ladies !!!

About 2 months back, I saw a hoarding in Airoli- reflecting Importance of teaching Phonics to the children...
What's Phonics?

Something that I picked up from their website...

PhonicKids focuses on helping Kindergarten children to read English, improving their vocabulary, memory, spelling and overall language skills... Phonics is an instructional method for teaching children to read and involves teaching children to connect sounds with letters or groups of letters.
Children begin learning to read using phonics usually around the age of 4 or 6 and are required to learn the connections between letter patterns and the sounds...

I could make out that this will be something, a costly package that will burn the pockets -- never mind for posh families, ... But still I thought -- let me give a try.....
I rang up and explained them about us ---

And ---
The lady Prachi and her husband Adi were right there into our centre in half an hour !!

Then  what ? They got highly inspired -- They immediately decided -- "  We will provide Free Teaching of Phonics to your children once in a week using our infrastructure (ambience matters!!) and  through our professional teachers and even provide them Free Pick and Drop facility to the children --- (Sector-9 to sector-20)"

This indeed is one of the Biggest Achievements of LEAD...!!!

Fortunately, I could go along with the children once.. and could attend the beautiful session by Shilpa Madam....
Was first toh got amazed by seeing their beautiful classroom environment....
4-5 round tables have been set up , each having 6-7 chairs.....  Amazing !!
Kids were super excited !! And as Prachi says, even we are equally charged up !!!

the way things were taught to them -- we never learnt that way -- sounds with action ---
P -- sounded as pa (distinguishing the candle)
S- sounded as ssssss  (crawling of snake)
T -- tta (Swirling our neck left and right as in watching TT match ;-)
I -- eee  (Sorry shilpa teacher, I forgot...)
A -- as in tap, sat, etc..   (Sorry again, I forgot...)

and more,.... and then there were some games, fun, etc....
What a beautiful session !!!!
I wish, I were a kid and could join Shilpa teacher's and Prachi teacher's sessions ;-)

Timings for our children:

Wednesday - for our Morning School children -- 5-6pm
Thursday -- for our Afternoon School children -- 9-10am

Their Maruti van comes half an hour before to pick our children from our centre....

There are no words to describe the benevolence of this kind-hearted group ---
The van has to make TWO ROUNDS .... because all of our children cant be accommodated in one round !!!
So -- 4 rounds in a week for the Van !!

Do I need to say more about them ????
Prachi, her husband Adi and Shilpa -- all are part of our LEAD group and even our google group since then........  ;-)

Have added some snaps.....

Thanks & Regards

Rupesh S Gesota
LEAD Foundation

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop"..... Mother Teresa

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