Sreeja and Vasantha in school are doing a bunch of activities around soil. They got the kids to prepare a potting mix and sow Ragi seeds in school . They are also making the kids do activities to get them to see layers in soil ( the kids got soil from home, clay, in school, and from the farm) ; making vermicompost , and classroom activities around weathering and soil formation.
The internet is full of soil related activities and classroom resources. I found a lovely short Clay animation film showing four ecosystem services provided by animals in agricultural systems thanks to Ardhendu da about healthy soil. Here it is: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN-QQFjEqyw
Ashwini continued bringing interesting Ragi dishes into the community lunch . The 5th July community lunch prepared by Class 6 (Epsilon) and Vasantha and Ashwini had Ragi chips (shankar Poliya/ shakkar paare) . Despite not attending, I managed to get a dabba full of yummy Ragi chips to chomp on.
Who says Ragi mudde/ Ragi Ladoo are the few things one can make of Ragi! Every Wednesday Poorna surprises us all with the variety! Here is the week in pictures!