Sharing Chachaji's Cup with grades 3 and 4 was a logical extension from their discussion of the family artifacts that they chose to share at the beginning of the school year.
For as long as he could remember, Neel's great uncle, Chachaji, was in charge of making the masala chai at teatime. Chachaji would sip slowly and noisily from his old china teacup. It was white with a spray of pink roses and a faded gold trim that was chipped in spots, and it had once belonged to his grandmother, Neel's great-grandmother. The story behind this precious teacup teaches Neel about family, culture, history, and the power of memory.