Friday, September 17, 2010

AfterSchool Convocation

We're proud and delighted to announce that the first batch of Karadi Tales AfterSchool has graduated! Our warmest congratulations to all the Karadi kids and teachers at Sunny Smiles, our AfterSchool centre located in Navi Mumbai.

Ms. Pratima Rao and the kids of Sunny Smiles

Ms. Pratima Rao, who runs the AfterSchool programme at Sunny Smiles, sent us this wonderful email describing the convocation ceremony :-). Had to share it with all of you!

Here is the email giving details of the convocation ceremony we had on 10th September 2010 to formally conclude the Level 1 Programme of Super Story.

The programme was held at the Navi Mumbai Kannada Sangha Hall in sector 9A, Vashi. We used two home-made canvas backdrops, one showing a jungle scene and the other showing a water scene.

The programme started with a prayer and then a welcome speech. The 12 children danced to the Karadi Welcome Song, wearing various masks of animals and carrying placards of Karadi Tales After School. Then, we had a little miming to the story 'Bablu and the Mouse'. While Pranav and Adhya became Bablu and the mouse, the rest of the children were squirrels, bees, ants and sugarcane stalks.

'The Lizard's Tail' was a reading session. The children wore masks of the various animals while reading their own part. Then we demonstrated the 'Zip-Zap - My Tail is Gone' game. We only did the songs of Little Vinayak while Pratima sang, the children danced.

Then, with the water scene backdrop, we did an activity which we had not done earlier. While fish cut-outs were placed on a cardboard, children took turns to blow bubbles onto the aquarium scenery. If you remember, this was one of the sample lessons you had sent to us before we joined you as a franchisee.

Awww ..

'Fish Friends Three' was again mimed while the CD was played. Four children did the roles of the fishes and fisherman while the rest of the children did the singing of the songs. Our children invited other children to join them by singing the song 'Will You Read With Me?'

At the end of the programme, certificates were given away to all the children. 

A big thank you to Ms. Pratima Rao for her email and the photographs. If you wish to contact Sunny Smiles, dial 022 27820406.

And for more details on the Karadi Tales AfterSchool programme, click here.