PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE JOYOUS FESTIVAL OF JANMASHTAMI!
"The way you can conquer me is through love and, there I am gladly Conquered." To celebrate and commemorate one of the most pious festivals Janmashtami, students of Presidium, celebrated the birthday of Lord Krishna with full fervour and devotion. A special virtual assembly was conducted by young and talented Presidians of Grades Nursery to 6 performed in colourful attires and depicted various forms of Lord Krishna from Bal Leela to Raas Leela. The event entailed speeches & bhajans on the life of Kanhaji. The mesmerizing dance depicting the devotion to Krishna won the soul of the spectators. To portray Gita Saar, students also dressed up as Krishna & Arjuna, which commemorated the human incarnation of Lord Krishna. This conveyed the strong message of Victory of Good over Evil. The day reminded the students about Lord Krishna's consecration and obedience to his master. All in all, these captivating performances enlightened the audience about the importance of the festival.
PRESIDIANS STUDY ONE OF THE FOUR ARITHMETIC OPERATORS, ADDITION!
Addition is one of the four basic arithmetic operators without which one cannot imagine any calculation. It is one of the first math skills that children learn in their formative years. Learning of mathematics should not be limited to imparting only theoretical and factual knowledge. Keeping this in mind, we, at Presidium, introduced single-digit addition through concrete objects like pebbles, sticks, beads, etc. The students were able to add the numbers by using the concept of forward counting. Students observed that adding one or more to the current number of objects, the value of the number changes. They established a one-to-one correspondence by moving, touching, or pointing to each object that they counted as they said the corresponding number words.
CELEBRATING LOVE, TRUST & COMPANIONSHIP BETWEEN SIBLINGS!
Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrated in the Hindu religion to nurture the bond between siblings. The bond of love between siblings is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and her brother's life long vow to protect his sister. On this auspicious occasion, Presidium organized a Virtual Special Assembly. Students in their traditional attires celebrated Raksha Bandhan with great ardor. Students spoke quotes and recited self-composed poems for their siblings as a gesture to express their love and even sang heart touching melodious songs. This was followed by a captivating dance performance by students. Their colorful attires, innocent smiles, and zeal to perform for their sibling added one more chapter to the beautiful happy memories.
PRESIDIANS CHERISH THE PRECIOUS BOND OF FRIENDSHIP!
"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love." Friendship Day is a day to appreciate our friends who have been there for us through every thick and thin. They are like stars which are not always seen but are always there for you. To celebrate this special day and relive memoirs, young Presidians from all grades enlightened their peer group with the importance of Friendship Day. They recited beautiful poems and quotes, sang songs in rhythm and concord. The students were efficacious in delivering the connotation of this day expressing, "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." The day ended with fun-frolic, happiness, and positive aura and the belief that friendship is one precious possession that can neither be bought nor sold.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT FRACTIONS IN AN INTERESTING ACTIVITY
A fraction simply tells us how many parts of a whole we have. A fraction is recognized by the slash that is written between the two numbers. The students of Grade 3 from Presidium learned fractions through experiential learning. They identified the numerator and learned that fraction is always written with one number on top of a line and another number underneath that line. Young minds were also engaged in an activity to have a first-hand experience. They folded sheets in different shapes like circular, rectangular and triangular in a way to show their fractional parts. They enjoyed learning fractions by using models, which gave a visual representation.
PRESIDIANS HONE THEIR CREATIVITY WITH STIMULATING ACTIVITY
Considering that reading not only helps students in becoming familiar with sounds, words, and languages but also stimulates their curiosity and imagination. Keeping this in mind, students of Grade Nursery and Prep participated in a Picture Reading Competition. Students were shown a variety of colorful pictures on which they had to speak a few lines and described them in their own words. The competition not only helped little Presidians in exploring early reading skills for fun but also engaged them in a beautiful learning experience. Developing early literacy skills like the ability to listen and understand words, the enjoyable picture reading session enabled our vivid readers to respond to the images creatively. Children simply identified what is going on in the picture and found their meaning in pictures too confidently. All in all, they thoroughly enjoyed this activity as they were encouraged to speak to develop their English language skills.
डाकिए की कहानी कंवर सिंह की ज़ुबानी
देखो देखो डाकिया आया - हमने कक्षा पांच के छात्रों के साथ शैक्षिक क्रियाक्लाप “भेंटवार्ता” का आयोजन किया | यह कक्षा पांच के पाठ्यक्रम – भेंटवार्ता “डाकिये की कहानी कँवर सिंह की ज़ुबानी” पर आधारितथी | बच्चो को सन्देश सेवा (कोरिअर), वाट्सअप, जीमेल, व संचार के अन्य आधुनिक तरीको का ही ज्ञान था | पाठ को आधार बनाकर एक बच्चे को डाकिया बनाया गया, बच्चों ने जिज्ञासा से अनेक प्रश्न पूछे, जवाब सवरूप डाकिये के कार्य का विवरण मिला, आज भी भारत में कुछ क्षेत्र ऐसे हैं, जहाँ संचार साधनों का अभाव है, और वहाँ डाक सेवा ही काम आती है | डाकिए के कार्यों पर चर्चा हुई | वर्षा, आंधी, धूप, या जटिल प्रकृतिक स्थिति डाकिये को अपनी ज़िम्मेदारी से पीछे नही हटा सकते, कुछ कठिनाइया भी साँझा हुई जिस कि, घरों के पते ढूढना, घर पर किसी का न होना, कुत्तो से सामना हो जाना आदि | किसी की नौकरी लगने के सन्देश पर मिठाई या गुड मिलना, तो किसी के मृत्यु के सन्देश पर शोक,तो कही मनी आर्डर मिलने पर आनंद अनेक अनुभवों पर बातचीत हुई | सभी छात्र – छात्राओं नए भेंटवार्ता के प्रकरण को समझा और साथ ही साथ एक डाकिए के कर्मचारी जीवन के कार्यो को जाना क्रिया कलाप का आयोजन बहुत ही उपयोगी रहा |
PRESIDIANS ENJOY AN EXCITING VISIT TO PARK
To give a hand on experience related to the theme ‘Garden’, students of Presidium Grade 3 were taken to a nearby garden. The objective of the activity was to reinforce the topic-‘Garden,’ to inculcate the love for the environment and to relish the beauty of nature. With gardening, children touched and felt the dirt, seeds and flowers; they saw the vibrant colours and varied sizes of the plants. Scooping up the dirt, placing the seeds in the pots and pouring the water developed important motor skills. Gardening made the students realize how important it is to take care of the Earth. They were curious to know about the surrounding and were excited to see the pots of varying shapes and sizes. This field trip sensitized the students towards caring for the environment and the importance of planting more trees.
STUDENTS ENHANCE THEIR VOCABULARY WITH SPELLATHON COMPETITION
Spelling is considered an important aspect of literacy (reading, writing, and spelling). Spelling is not an easy process but when children understand, unfamiliar words become easier. Keeping this in mind an Intra Class Spellathon Competition was organized by the Story Tellers Academy for students of Grades Nursery and Prep at Presidium. The Competition started with Warm Up Round where the students had to list as many words as they could related to classroom followed by Jumbled Words wherein the students had to work together to find out the word and arrange its correct spellings. Other rounds such as Similar Word Round, Visual Round, and Guess the Word Round were also a part of it. All these activities promoted their speech recognition, vocabulary and other phonics skills and talents. This competition was a rather amazing platform for students to learn new words, enhance their vocabulary and concentrate on language building.
ADORNED IN HUES OF TRICOLOUR, PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE REPUBLIC DAY
The 71st Republic Day was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur, at Presidium. The whole school was immersed in the colors of the tricolor. The day began with a Flag Hoisting Ceremony. The students saluted the National Flag and pledged to uphold the honor, integrity, diversity, and uniqueness of our motherland - India. Students shared about the significance of this momentous day through speeches, instilling a sense of pride in being an INDIAN with a rich cultural past. The choir group presented a synchronized medley of patriotic songs. The whole school joined the choir and the songs reverberated in the surroundings. As a fitting tribute to the day when India became a REPUBLIC and implemented her constitution, students presented a moving dance drama. The celebration concluded with a realization that let us not pass this republic day as any other holiday. Instead, look within and think, whether we are or not fulfilling our fundamental duties.