Little Einsteins’ Math Carnival
Hours and hours went by
in planning with care
to make the Little Einsteins Math Carnival
a fun and joyous fair!
Volunteers from two centres
got together to ponder
on ways to stimulate the students
to illustrate their grey matter.
Mails and several calls
were exchanged in a hurry.
Ideas were discussed
and debated upon in a flurry.
After much deliberation,
a solid plan was laid.
All the materials and questions
were efficiently made.
At last came the day
bringing with it much excitement.
Volunteers stood ready at stalls,
busy with their last minute embellishment.
Rows of colourful balloons,
a giant snakes and ladders board,
tiny avatar body parts
carried the ‘secret’ marking code.
All the kids lined up eagerly,
ready to manifest their intelligence.
The various stalls aimed at testing
their understanding and brilliance.
Shapes, memory, place values,
addition and subtraction
were tested along with
multiplication and division.
Each volunteer had to use
his or her discretion
to judge each child’s proficiency
as close as possible to precision.
It was truly heartening
to watch the kids have a blast
and know that they were able to summon
what we taught them in the past.
And yet again through Bhumi,
young minds were enlightened.
Concepts of mathematics
were recalled and brightened.
Thus, SISTWA and Avvai Home
witnessed a grand assessment.
Hard work and innovation
Led to this achievement.
- Nirupa Raghavan