Thursday, May 18, 2006

Kavya's Spring Program

Tonight was Kavya's annual Spring program at her school. They had one last year too but it was just all the kids singing rhymes together. This time the whole production was more professional. They had a theme, printed program schedules and color-coordinated dresses. The theme this time was 'Bugs'. So the girls were dressed up as ladybugs and the boys as bumblebees. With the reds and yellows alternating, it was quite a pretty and colorful sight.

I've seen a few of these but it never ceases to amaze me how the teachers put these kinds of programs together. We have enough trouble getting our little girl to do what we ask her to do. But the teachers got 24 kids to sing 10 rhymes in unison, pick up and shake props on cue and pair up and dance(including a very cute final twirl). A lot of fun!

9 Comments:

At 12:06 AM, Blogger Prasanna said...

Balaji,can imagine how cute the entire scene must have looked. And as u said, making the whole bunch of kids perform as instructed must have been a huge task. Kudos to those teachers. Speaking abt kids, i always have felt that in the US, they r a disciplined lot and much more mature. True that such programs are not there in Indian schools. In that aspect kids tend to learn a lot over there. As i ve noticed kids are treated like kids in India, but its very rare to see such things in the US.

 
At 12:07 AM, Blogger Prasanna said...

Balaji,did u get to take any snaps?Or did u shoot only the video. Wld love to see some snaps of the event.

 
At 12:07 AM, Anonymous ram said...

Pics post pannunge, BB!
Glad you had fun...also love the way this blog lets today's bachelors (apdi naa, tomorrow's...err, ahem, Asin Chellam, are you reading this?!) follow the experiences of a parent as his kids grow up :)

We have enough trouble getting our little girl to do what we ask her to do. But the teachers...

--> Teaching is perceived to be a very "thankless" profession in India. I feel that teachers here get a little bit of recognition for the efforts they put in. It's very noble of some teachers here (I know a couple) to devote a lot of time (sometimes more than what the school demands of them) to the kids, be it with the curriculum or extra-curricular activities.

 
At 12:08 AM, Blogger Srijith Unni said...

You`re right, Balaji!. It is when we see these programs and teachers infusing so much of colour into children`s lives, that we realize that a teacher is one profession which has not lost it`s value and image in the society over the rush of time and technology.

My regards to Kavya :-))

 
At 12:17 AM, Anonymous deepa said...

balaji, pics please! or better yet video :)

esp interested in viewing that cute twirl that u mentioned - ur description reminds me of playing ring-a-ring-a-roses as a kid...

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Amazing..isn't it.!! These teachers are great..I was in my daughters school yesterday for the annual talent show.Songs/dances. I was amazed too.!!!!!!

I would like the wish 'Kavya the Very best'.

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger Orange Fronkey said...

Yeah.. It's hard work alright =P.

Actually the kids are quite amazing when it comes to performing arts... and We have to have aloooooot of patience to mould the little cuties.

It's really pathetic that I can't handle my niece and nephew, but I can handle 15 screaming kids at once.

Bahhh! :P

 
At 11:06 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

prasanna, only video. since the wife was holding karthik, she couldn't take any pics. and i was taking the video...

ram/deepa, wouldn't have minded posting video if it'd just been kavya. but since there r a number of other kids, didn't wanna post it :)

srijith, probably the most important profession at any time in this world :)

narayanan, am sure u would've had a great time too :)

merino, oh yeah. heard the teachers say the same thing :)

 
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