This is the scene I woke up to in my bedroom this morning.
Of course, it’s my own fault. The students at Sphoorti have done a bang-up job of all the mapping projects I could ask, and late last night/now, I’m documenting our learning process by compiling the lot into clues for a great big Diwali treasure hunt.
I had the most incredible experience observing the children plan out their treasure hunt a couple days ago – those who were interested split into boy & girl groups to decide : A) Where to put two “clues” (which are big maps of the campus collaged out of their own work), B) Where to hide the prizes, C) What the prizes should be. The boys planned for the girls and vice versa, so that everyone can participate in the treasure hunt itself. They were so enthusiastic about creating something for their Sphoorti brothers and sisters, so careful about choosing an appropriate gift, and given the opportunity to pick anything at all for the prizes, both groups chose a big gift for everyone to enjoy as a group rather than individual items. I was blown away.
Happy Diwali! More details after the crackling holiday celebration!