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Month: December 2015

Exploring Earth

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Karkhana made its foray into curricular teaching when we finally took over Ace School’s  science and computing program. We had our reservations about this step as it came with its fair share of restrictions. Ace offered us a multigrade teaching platform and complete freedom to design our own program. This instantly quelled our reservations. We decided to do away with our science textbooks and our teachers got to work on developing Karkhana’s very own lesson plans based on the topics of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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The blocks of enterprise

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As an average Nepali I like MO:MO..


Source: tibetanchef.com                       Source : scoopwhoop.com

 

Honestly after looking at these pictures, I realized I love MOMOs. I love all forms of MOMOs: Steam MOMO, fried MOMO, chilli MOMO. The memory of MOMO for me goes long back into my childhood. I remember my father frequently bringing home MOMO when I was a child. Me and my sisters used to call it “DalloPapas”. Read more

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Travel Diaries I: Trieste, Italy

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Traveling is a great way of learning and gaining experiences. This October, from 4th oct till 22nd, I travelled to five major cities in Italy and one city in Slovenia. It was a trip to remember with no planning and little budget. I will be sharing my travel experiences. This blog is just a start. Read more

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Exhibit and Summit for Transformation

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Every place has its own unique feature which represents its core values and/or cultures. It provides a way of identifying itself to the foreign world. Having spent a little more than a week amidst the distinctive art scene in Yogyakarta, it was clear why the city was a common hub for artists, makers, designers across the world. The streets filled with distinct sculptures and walls painted with colorful graffiti, the city provides a vibrant exuberance among the people.

     
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Matribhumi bee-ing creative

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Our classes at Matribhumi runs every Friday. Grades 5-6 and 7-8 have their turns on alternate Fridays. We take 40 minutes class content for each grade. Suresh conducts classes for grades 7 and 8. Similarly, I along with Samir engage grades 5 and 6.

Students are very excited and it takes quite sometime to channel their energy into a fun learning experience more than just fun. Yes! our classes are different than their regular classes and their expectation is fun. Fun: Why not? we can have fun while learning too. And that’s what we are trying to help them understand. We create an environment where they try out new activities and explore “interesting concepts”on their own, discuss those concepts in groups and present their understanding by developing stories based on facts, experiences and imaginations. Read more

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