Last week Aarav's school started again. Fresh new year and he is now the second grade.
This year the school curriculum changed from following the SSC pattern to CBSE pattern. In layman terms the syllabus expected for a SSC kid in the 4th year is what we have in the 2nd year. CBSE also has three languages with equal weight age for each. Yay !! (As sarcastically as I can muster)
However, on the school orientation meeting we were given a pleasant surprise. The newest additional language apart from English, Marathi which is 'Hindi' will not be taken directly as if the kid has prior experience. It will be gradually introduced and the kids will not be burdened.
Now, if we want, we can avail an exception and all that.. but we don't want to. Especially because there is no point in pulling him out especially as he has the capability and interest in learning Hindi. He's even trying out hindi sentences. Of course, he makes no sense but he tries a lot. He believes no one will be given any leniency at all as his entire class is growing up and becoming 'big'..
So then be it :-)
Let's see.. The start is pretty positive. Hoping the journey this year too will be fruitful.
Ab hum Hindi bhi seekhenge!!
Now we will learn Hindi!!