Dear Parent, (s)
Let’s take a sneak peek into the month of “Superb September”
It seems unbelievable that the first term is already over! It was nice to witness our children happily settled, enjoying everything that our virtual classes offered! It has been a pleasure and privilege to see their personality unfold day by day with end number of activities which gives them the right exposure to express themselves. We at SUNCITY SCHOOL 37-D, focus upon making our little ones independent life-long learners through the theory of ‘Multiple Intelligences’.
Universal Value- ‘I am Compassion’
During the Rapport building sessions, children were explained the significance of the Universal Value- ‘I am Compassion’. The children were given various examples of the situations such as - What will you do if you come across a few homeless hungry stray animals? The importance of giving a smile, a hug, saying nice things to others etc. was discussed with the help of examples, a story and pictures.
Children enjoyed learning about the air and water modes of transport through various activities. They were made aware that the fastest mode of transportation is the Air transport.
Children were sensitized on the safe ways to celebrate the events and holidays during the pandemic. They were taken on a virtual trip to ‘hangar’ and children were delighted to see the airplanes. The educator discussed the different forms of energy such as solar, wind and hydro and also the ways to conserve energy. The terms ‘Reuse, Reduce and Recycle’ were also reinforced.
Children excitedly attempted the boat experiment which was conducted to understand how boats float on water.
Verbal Linguistic Intelligence –English
Learning phonics is one of the most important stepping stones in early reading. Children learnt the phonic sounds of letters -' Nn, Oo, and Pp’ along with their related vocabulary words through stories and flashcards.
They learnt to trace these letters on flour/semolina. Children practiced the formations of letters in their workbooks and revised writing the letters- 'a,b,c,& d' in their linguistic notebooks. They revisited sight words done so far and also learnt some new sight words- they, if, on, am.
Verbal LinguisticIntelligence –Hindi
❖ बच्चों को व्यंजन ठ ,ड ,ढ त और उनसे मिलते हुए शब्दों , वस्तुओ से कहानियों के द्वारा परिचय कराया गया।
❖ बच्चों ने अपनी अभ्यास पुस्तिका में इन व्यंजनों में रंग भरने का कार्य किया तथा व्यंजन गीत को गाने का
आंनद भी लिया।
❖ अभी तक किये हुए सभी व्यंजन क से त तक को दोहराने का कार्य भी किया।
❖ हिंदी दिवस के उपल्क्ष में बच्चो ने गतिविधि ‘बूझो तो जाने’ के माध्यम से पशुओं और फलों पर आधारित
अनेक पहेलियों को भी सुलझाया।
Logical Mathematical Intelligence
Stimulation of logical-mathematical intelligence promotes cognitive development, especially in terms of logical thinking, reasoning, problem-solving, and concentration.
The visual arts allow children to enter into their imaginative world, to be creative and to engage in playful thinking. Skills children practice when participating in these activities include: grasping pencils, crayons, chalk and paintbrushes; paper cutting etc. helps children develop their fine muscles. To support and promote their experiences of the visual arts, following activities were carried out this month:
Learning music can improve a child’s social and cognitive skills.
Indian classical music inculcates a sense of structure & rhythm in one’s brain. Sangeet for all is the first Indian music curriculum with a carefully researched pedagogy, methodology, and resources that provides the young child with a solid foundation in music. Children practiced different songs like ‘Tidy up song’, ‘Rain song’, ‘Potato song’ ‘अरे रे रे कृष्णा’,‘आओ आओ संगीत बनाये’. They also enjoyed listening to the musical story of ‘Tansen’.
“Music is to the mind as air is to the body”. - Plato
Practice makes us all perfect. With the ongoing western music sessions, our children are gaining musical intelligence each day. They learned a new song, ‘This little light of mine’.
Dancing is an excellent source of entertainment, laughter, and joy. The children strengthened their skill by dancing to the tunes of the song, ‘Dance Party’.
Bodily Kinaesthetic Intelligence
Bodily Kinesthetics- If there is one thing that certainly achieves well, it is in helping children to develop and hone their motor skills. Think of all the running and climbing that the average child loves to be involved in. Kids can improve their balance and coordination with holistic benefits for mobility. So our little learners along with our educator learnt about fitness through live sessions and videos of simple and easy exercises using different props.
Birthday celebration- Show &Tell
“The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.”
The value of celebrating birthday parties specifically can help kids build relationships at school and may set them up with life-long friends. To inculcate the joy of togetherness we celebrated the birthdays of Nursery kids on September 30th, 2021 with full fervour. The educator reiterated the basic etiquettes of how to behave at a party. We also conducted a ‘Show and Tell’ activity to enhance the confidence, communication and presentation skills of the children, integrated with the monthly theme, ‘Transport’, Wherein children dressed up according to the theme. Their efforts to present themselves in front of the class were praiseworthy. We also believe in Kiichi Tsuchiya saying, “The important thing is to keep trying.”
“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world”.
The month started with insightful and motivational story from the life of Gautam Buddha who believed in truthfulness and wisdom. In those days, cats were considered to be sinful animals. So, the story narrated in the first week of the month was titled ‘For the love of a cat’ (an Indian folk tale) which talked about the love and dedication of this animal towards its master and which totally changed the perception of the people towards this animal in those days followed by few cat activities in the second week. ‘Pranav’s picture’ a short and fun story by NandiniNayar (author of several children’s books) was narrated along with the story re- telling activity by the children in the third week and an inspirational story based on the short incidents in ‘Kasturba Gandhi’s life was narrated in the last week of the month.
Drama is a mode of fictional representation through dialogue and performance. In simple words, drama is a composition in verse or prose presenting a story in pantomime or dialogue. This month the educator narrated the stories, ‘कुम्हार की कहानी ‘, ‘कंजूस आदमी ‘. Later, they enjoyed a fun-filled way to emote certain feelings and situations.
Events and Celebrations
सनसिटी स्कूल,37डी के छात्रों ने हिंदी को भारत की आधिकारिक भाषाओं में अपनाने के लिए
14 सितंबरको हिंदी दिवस मनाया।कक्षा के॰जी॰- डी के छात्रों ने मुख्य प्रार्थना पेश की। बच्चों ने जानकारी साझा की कि हिंदी एक बहुत समृद्ध भाषा है और 14 सितंबर 1949 को हिंदी को भारत की राजभाषा घोषित किया गया। हिंदी प्रेम, एकता और भाईचारे की भाषा है।
कक्षा में छात्रों ने हिंदी में पहेलियों का आनंद लिया और सही जवाबों का अंदाजा
लगाया।यह उनके लिए एक रोमांचक गतिविधि थी।
Let’s take a sneak peek into the month of “Amazing August”
The festive season is the most joyous time of the year for everyone. It is essential to teach the importance of festivals to our little ones. This festive month inspired our little ones not only with the spirit of patriotism, but they also learnt the significance of the Hindu festivals- Rakshabandhan and Janmashtami.
Universal Value- ‘I am Respectful’
Children were explained the significance of the Universal Value – ‘I am Respectful’. Children were briefed on the use of magic words (Please, May I, Sorry, Thank you) during the Rapport Building sessions. The educator instilled the virtue of respect in the kids through discussions and some examples like appreciating children for patiently waiting for their turn, listening to their peers etc.
Theme: Plants and Land Transport
Plants: The children learnt about various types of plants, their needs, parts of a plant, and uses of plants. They were also briefed on the ways to take care of the plants and how plants are useful to us.
Land transport: Transportation is an important part of everyday life. The children must understand its importance and the rules pertaining to it. They were made aware of the traffic lights and its importance, private and public transport, emergency vehicles, vehicles used in rural and urban areas, and railways.
The educator reiterated on the importance of plants and a few facts related to them. Children were introduced to different types of plants. They were also apprised of various parts of a plant and their functions. The process of photosynthesis was explained to them by which plants make their own food.
Our other theme of the month was ‘Transport’. Transportation is the necessity of our lives. The children understood its importance and the rules pertaining to it. They saw videos related to different means of land transport and road safety rules. The educator explained the topic in a fun way wherein they recited the rhymes like ‘Red Light., Red Light and Wheels on the Bus go round and round’.
The educator also apprised children on the effects of rising pollution on Earth and explained to students the best way to prevent air, land, and water pollution through discussions and activities.
They were encouraged to: