CELEBRATING THE CULINARY DIVERSITY OF INDIA AT FOOD FAIR
Unity in diversity is not just a constitutional value but a very essential value for children. It is essential for children to accept the fact that society is not homogeneous. Our curriculum lays special emphasis upon including this diversity in classroom teaching and makes it a crucial aspect of teaching. This makes children accept their social and cultural environment and develop respect for it. One aspect of diversity is ‘food’. Different regions of India have different food items. In order to inculcate a sharing habit and to make them aware about the Culinary diversity, a Food Fair was organized in the school by the students of Grade 3 wherein they brought traditional dishes from their homes. They witnessed variety of foods from different States like Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar etc. They beautify their food through presenting regional dishes, as well as explaining about them. They were dressed up traditionally. Food and celebrations unite people in the same family . It was a wonderful experience for the little Presidians.
BUDDING SCIENTISTS LEARN ABOUT ELECTRICITY AND DYES
Science is all about exploration and discovery, so there’s no better way to get young scientists
excited about learning than with hands-on activities and science experiments. Students of
Grade 9 and 10 of Presidium Raj Nagar had a great time learning about Electricity and Component of Dyes, whether it was as common as Pen ink or as unique as Chlorophyll, changing the resistance to setting a circuit, cutting the paper to extracting the pigment, they did it all on their own, with all the precautions needed which was actually a great exposure and opportunity.
CELEBRATING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MARTYRS ON KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS
“Standing beside each one of our brave soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines is a loving,
supportive, and dedicated family whose sacrifice is a true service to our great nation”. Thus,
in order to pay tribute to our brave soldiers a special assembly was conducted. Through this
assembly we paid homage to the soldiers who lost their lives in Operation Vijay, based on
which Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated. The assembly started with a prayer to almighty, followed by news and the thought of the day. After this, a student sang a beautiful song recalling the sacrifice of our Indian soldiers. The song had an impregnable impact on the students and the teachers. Then the young Presidians gave a marvellous dance performance which gave cold shivers to each viewer. The performance arose the passion and fire among the viewers and the endless love for the country.
A GARDEN OF GOOD MANNERS: INSTILLING VALUES FOR LIFE!
Good manners is about considering the feelings of other people, and being the kind of person that others will like and respect. Nobody is unaware of the magic words such as “sorry”, “thank you” , “please” , “excuse me”. We should teach our children to essentially use these words in their
everyday life. These expressions shows the feeling of respect and change the command to request. Additionally these words shows appreciation and are a hallmark of civility. In order to inculcate this habit, Presidium, Raj Nagar organized an activity- A garden of Good Manners for Presidians of Grade 3. Students were told about the importance of manners through role play and other activities. They were given a situation for role play which have multiple opportunities to display good manners like greeting a friend etc. which help them to understand the actual execution and how they can exhibit good manners in real life situations. It was a visual bliss to watch all the students participate enthusiastically in the activity.
PRESIDIANS TAKE INITIATIVE TO SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT ‘SAVE WATER’
Water is the most precious gift of our mother nature. Without water nothing can survive so its conservation is very important. Students of grade 2 enjoyed poster making activity on the topic Save Water. They were filled with joy and happiness to use colour and show their creativity on the paper. Students drew many colourful posters presenting their ideas to save water. The purpose of the activity was to make students aware of the importance of saving water as nowadays many cities are facing water
scarcity and in future, conditions will be worse if we will not think about it. So, through these kind of activities, we can encourage our young generation to take initiatives to save water and also they get different ideas to save water to save life for their future.
ACTIVITIES THROUGH JODO GYAN MATERIAL MAKES MATHEMATICS FUN!
“Maths gives us every reason to hope that every problem has a solution.” Jodo Gyan, an organization working to find workable solutions to the problems in classroom practices, organized informative and interesting methodologies for students learning. Various pre primary concepts were taught through Jodo Gyan material. Number of activities were done through Ganit Mala, Akar Parivar, Tangram etc. in Primary sections with an objective to emphasize on thinking, generalizing and reasoning. This activity was focused on the concept of After, Before and Between. Teachers placed Ganit Mala in the class and put number cards on it. Participants were asked to observe the number and count the beads to reach the number that comes after or before it. Similarly it was done to find out the numbers in between. They brought real life experiences related to mathematics in teaching strategy which was a wonderful and engaging experience.
PRESIDIANS MARK NELSON MANDELA DAY IN A SPECIAL WAY!
In order to ensure effective implementation of INTERNATIONAL NELSON MANDELA DAY; Presidium Rajnagar had conducted the assembly, in which staff members of the school and students showed effective cooperation and active participation. The assembly began with Gayatri Mantra followed by school prayer song. After prayer one of the students, delivered a short and meaningful speech focusing on the celebration of the day and about Mandela’s idea of an individual power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact. The speech emphasized on the global call of action to promote individual power. A skit was also performed which was interesting and admirable and ended up with a short message of youth and an individual power to bring about changes in the world. Later to arouse the excitement a Quiz competition was also conducted.
BLOW PAINTING ACTIVITY BRINGS PRESIDIANS CLOSER TO ART
Blow painting with straws is simple yet lots of fun for kids of all ages. They use a straw to blow liquid paint around on paper, creating interesting designs. This is one of those simple art activities that children like to do over and over again, enjoy it every time and get a different result every time. We recently organised a blow painting activity for our little students. We put the material for painting such as straws, blank paper and colour on the desks of the children. They put the straw in colour and then blew it on paper. It was so interesting to see the mixing of the colours together. Once the paint dried, this amazing artwork was used for making cards, wrapping paper etc. The students also used this technique to create special effects such as, tree branches, fireworks etc.This kind of activity enhances the artistic skills of the children.
LIGHTS, FLASH-CARDS AND ACTION-WORDS!
“Language is a tool to feel, perceive, think and express.”
An action word is a verb that expresses physical or mental action. Play, Jump, Eat, Work, Study, Drive, Walk, Write are various examples of the same. Teaching simple action words to children is useful because it lays the groundwork for other important lessons in the future. By the second grade or so, children start working with different parts of speech. We conducted a flash cards activity wherein students were involved in the hands on experience of doing various actions which resulted in quick and long-lasting knowledge of various action words.
REKINDLING THE ‘GURU-SHISHYA’ PARAMPARA AT PRESIDIUM ON GURU PURNIMA
“Guru and God both appear before me. To whom should I prostrate? I bow before Guru who
introduced God to me.” – Kabir
Guru Purnima is the day to felicitate gurus for they are the ones who prepare students to take on
the onerous task of nation building. We are highly obliged to all gurus for shouldering this
tremendous responsibility and so Presidium Raj Nagar observed Guru Purnima to offer tribute to
their preceptors for uncovering the potential and purpose of their lives. A special assembly was dedicated to the teachers, the ‘Gurus’ to mark the event replete with speeches and songs. Speeches and shlokas were read out from the Gita and the puranas which highlighted the importance of the Guru in our lives. Also, the Presidians cherished their teachers’ efforts for their reverence and gratitude for
showing them the right path. Students also performed a musical ballet to showcase the role of gurus in fostering excellence and shaping the minds and characters of the young people in their charge. Truly, it is days like these that serve to keep alive the ‘Guru Shishya Parampara’ in the school!