Transcript of "Why the stars and the moon do not fall down"
Why do the stars and moon not fall down?Visualized and illustrated by students of K-1
This booklet is a compilation of illustrations by K-1 children (age 3 ½ to 4 ½ years). The teacher’s vigilance in supporting children’s curiosity helped her understand how 4 year olds think, visualize and express their thoughts and ideas.It shows how a simple curiosity of one child led other children to share their thoughts.
One night while sleeping on her terrace, Shrutika had a query, Why do stars and moon not fall down?’ Illustrated by Maia
She posed this query to her classmates the next dayChildren made their thinking visible through illustration
Shanaya: Somebody has put glue and stuck the stars up in the sky by climbing up a huge ladder. I think it is a fairy.Illustrated by Maia
Jiya: There is a very bigtree and Lord Ganeshahas put all the stars onthe moon on top of it.Teacher: But why arewe not able to see thetree and Ganesha?Jiya: Aare….Can we seethe tree and Ganeshaat night? It is so dark.We can see the starsand the moon only. Illustrated by Viha
Shrutika: DurgaMa has 10hands and sheholds the stars,all other Godsalso have manyhands and theyall hold thestars up. Illustrated by Viha
Aashi: How can they come down? They don’t have legs to come down. They cannot walk like us. They actually stay up in the sky only and smile at us. Dhaani: Stars like to see us from the sky and they are stuck up there.Illustrated by Suhani
Sahana: Somestrong childrenhave climbedup the ladderwhich reachesthe sky andstuck the starsthere. Illustrated by Ruhaan
Mehar: Somebody has tied the stars and the moon up with the rope and hung them in the sky.Illustrated by Suhani
Samriddhi: God is holding all the stars and the moon in the sky. He is very strong and holds them tightly and that is why they don ’ t fall down.Illustrated by Ruhaan