EVENTS OF MARCH 2010
5.3.10 – Narona’s parents observed the school. Her father is working in Krishnagiri and there he has observed many private schools and imagined many things like that in our school. Let us listen to his comments,
‘’ I am glad to see this school with many equipments which really helps the child to develop his physical and mental skills. My daughter has started talking clearly in mother tongue after joining in this school and also able to sing well and pointing out many objects in English. Herself discipline is very good and we appreciate the staff members for their dedicated work’’
6.3.10- BHOOMI POOJAI IN OUR SCHOOL LAND.
Today based on Indian traditional custom we have performed the rituals for the school land to initiate the building construction in May. When we did the traditional rituals we have received good omens from the nature.
STRUGGLE FOR WATER
It is very stressful to work in villages like Sendurai where we do not have man power and for the past 1 month we are struggling to get a good bore well lorry for drilling the earth, but we could not get because of various silly reasons. We hope by last week of March we will get the water.
Teachers need to be more conscious about the maintenance of Montessori materials.
Govardhanan has left the school because his mother has shifted her house to Madurai.
Naveenkanna also left the school because of continuous illness.
One new villager has visited us and observed the school to put his 1.5 year old son soon.
Dr.Pradheepkumar and his members are working day and night to apply for tax exemption in India. He will be arriving on April 19th to Coimbatore and the further official processes will be happening in Madurai. We thank Mr.Rajkumar a senior citizen of Kodaikanal friend of Mr.Jeyaraman for his total support for this important activity.
13th and 14th of March- Three of our staff members have attended their second contact class for distance education in Madurai. They are writing their first semester by May and we need to plan the summer days according to them.
We are also expecting a good responsible cook and helper who can stay and care our school because Ms.Usha will be leaving to Coimbatore soon in April.
16.3.10- Ms.Balambikai have successfully activated all airtel sim cards for teaching purpose and all our staff have started using the school phone from today. Ms.Balambikai will be extending her teaching time also.
Today Mr.Arulbalaji [ Madeswaran’s school class mate, our very first annual chief guest in 2008] have donated Rs.18500 behalf of his class mates who gave a huge amount previous year also after seeing the work in school. We thank this BVB TEEN TEAM member for their donation which will be used for boring.
THE MID NIGHT FESTIVAL
Today suddenly and surprisingly we got a boring machine and the work started in the school land. From 1 A.M, Mr.Ayyannan, Ms.Dhanam Ayyannan and Ms.Usha has taken dedicated steps in directing the lorry and rendered their physical service without any sleep till next day 2 P.M.
We thank them for their tedious physical service and how they were very supportive till we got the first level of water around 4 15 A.M. We cannot forget the moments which we prayed to the God to offer us the required water.
Ms.Priyakannan and her husband were also asked to pray from 4 A.M. We have drilled till 500 ft depth and we have received an appreciable amount of water which is sufficient for school needs and we cannot do agriculture with it. As the land falls into the rocky parts of the mountain slope we are glad and thankful to God for granting at least this amount of water.
17.3.10- All our staff members and children have visited the land and saw the lorry drilling the land for water. According to the Indian custom first pot full of water was offered to the local deity and finally we have stopped around 3 P.M with 500 meters.
Ignorance of the villagers
Our helper is also leaving with this month. She said that she needs little rest because of her sudden change in her health and also she needs to care her farm house.
Let us wish her the good life in the farms.
Same way another helper also just wants to leave immediately after her daughter’s exams to her son without even thinking that already the school is in demand of helpers’ service. So we have very firmly told that she can leave officially only after the report giving day. We also feel bad that we are sometimes strict like others.
Our staff members are searching for good helpers and cooks.
24.3.10 – SreeRama Navami will be celebrated with simple prayers and poojas.
NEW BOOKS TO OUR LIBRARY:
We thank Selvi.Tarunya and Selvan.Advaitha [Chennai ABACUS students] for offering precious old Tamil collections on various topics to our village library.
26.3.10 – Dr.Madeswaran and Mr.Ayyannan went to the land and fetched the water from the new bore well. The water was tasty and we thank Mother Nature for offering the water. The water level is at 20 feet depth from the land surface.
Time long math material:
Today the long multiplication math material was presented to our staff members and we all were doing the multiplication till evening. We are slowly introducing few more math materials.
WELOCME TO THE YOUNG MONTESSORIAN
We are glad to inform that Mr.Muthuraj who got completed just his school finals has joined with us as Montessori teacher. I feel very happy to say that his observation reports about the school are excellent which expresses his depth idea of understanding the philosophy.
First he needs to care his health and he too is a physically challenged person who is very strong mentally. We have spoken to his father about his future. He also belongs to a very poor back ground. But his family is a very calm and good family.
He will be reading the basic Montessori essays and get trained with sensorial and EPL activities. He will be trained by HEAD START MONTESSORI TRAINING CENTRE-BANGALORE soon.
27.3.10- We have visited local electrical board office and enquired about the procedures for getting current connection in our school land. Soon we need to erect a hut to apply for the current connection.
We also thank Mr.Paraman our village electrician who has calculated and given the amount required for all electrical circuits.
After a long time we have introduced high quality floor mats for material placement. We thank Mr.Gnanaprakasam for cutting and trimming them.