ASTRONOMY SESSION: BUILDING COMETS & EXPLORING CELESTIAL SYSTEM
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
We recently conducted an astronomy session where various activities were hosted to allow the Presidians to explore the world of astronomy. The session got the students excited as it gave an understanding about space rocks and their role in the evolution of solar system & life in it. Packed with full zeal, they made their own comet from various materials. Later, they were educated about the concept of coordinates in our celestial system and identifying reference techniques to locate objects in space. They were also thrilled to create their own celestial grid and a sky map. This enriching session increased the curiosity in these young astronomers to explore further about space.
चित्र वरन गतिविधि ने प्रेसिडियन के श्रवण कौशल को बढ़ाया
भाषा के मौखिक रूप को ध्यान में रखते हुए प्रेसिडियम स्कूल के कक्षा ३ के बच्चों को चित्र वर्णन गतिविधि कराई गई| अध्यापिका द्वारा बच्चों को आँखें बंद करने का निर्देश दिया गया| उसके बाद बच्चों को कुछ पंक्तियाँ सुनाई गई| इन पंक्तियों द्वारा ऐसा वातावरण प्रदान कराया गया जैसे वो एक बगीचे में हैं| उसके बाद सभी बच्चों ने अपनी कल्पना से बगीचे में अपने आप को खेलते हुए, हँसते हुए, खाते हुए पाया और इसी दृश्य को चित्र की सहायता से कागज़ पर उतारा| इस गतिविधि का उद्देश्य कहानी सुनकर जानकारी छाँटना, अनुमान लगाना व अपने विचारों को चित्र के रूप में दे पाना था| बच्चों ने बड़े ही उत्साह से इस गतिविधि को पूरा किया व अपने चित्र में बहुत सुंदर रंग भरे|
UNIQUE ‘PICK & DROP’ ACTIVITY PROMOTES TEAM SPIRIT IN PRESIDIANS
‘Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a progress, and working together is a success.’
Keeping the above view in mind, young Presidians of grade Nursery, organized a unique ‘Pick and Drop’ team building activity recently in Dwarka 22. They gathered together as a team where students developed important skills, like problem-solving, listening skills, leadership, and creative thinking. The teamwork that was required in the process instigated a high level of self-confidence, self-esteem, empathy, and compassion. In this activity, students were instructed to pick some objects one by one from the start line and pass it to their team-mates until it reaches the finish line. Students participated enthusiastically in the activity which strengthened a great bond with their club mates. Overall it was a great learning process enhancing team spirit among each one of them.
SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON SELF-DEFENCE BY STUDENTS INSPIRES ALL
‘Self Defence is indeed the need of the hour, seeing the present crime situations in our society.’
With this mission to equip our students with the power to face adversity and handle any critical situation, an assembly on self-defence was recently conducted by students of grade Nursery and Prep. The assembly commenced with a captivating thought on self-defence which was followed by inspirational slogans and informative skit highlighting various techniques to use while defending oneself while meeting strangers, like speaking out loud, run, yell and tell. Students in taekwondo uniforms emphasized on a few tricks and tips on self-defence and threw light on the importance of learning self-defence as a skill. The assembly culminated with an insight into ‘awareness is power’ which inspired all to be strong and powerful.
ENJOYING A TELEPHONE MAKING ACTIVITY UNDER THEME 'COMMUNICATION'
Learning is not about mere memorization of concepts, it is about a learner’s connection to the environment and how they implement their knowledge.
To make our Presidians of grade 3 feel connected to the theme ’Communication’, we organised an exciting ‘telephone making activity’. In this activity they created a telephone using plastic glasses and thread. For creating a telephone they had to punch holes in the bottom of the glasses followed by inserting the thread through the holes and knotting them. They experienced the sound waves when they pulled the string straight and tried to hear their friends’ sound from one end of the glass to another. It was truly an enriching experience for them as they learnt about the history of communication through telephone. They created their telephones enthusiastically and enjoyed talking to their friends and teachers through it.
PRESIDIANS INDULGE IN A FUN-FILLED CULMINATION ON THEME ‘MYSELF’
In order to continue the school unique method of ‘learning by doing’, the students from grade 1, meticulously reached to a bewildering, knowledgeable, and fun-packed culmination on the theme ‘Myself’. This event was based on the idea of recalling various topics such as ‘cleanliness’, ‘senses’, ‘my dislikes and likes’, ‘my body parts’ and ‘things I like to do’. They labeled various body parts in English and Hindi one by one to inculcate bilingualism. The Presidians also relished different juices to know more about the sense of taste and discussed how to ensure cleanliness. Developing their understanding about the special body parts associated to all the senses, the activity showcased our young leaders’ exemplary coordination and zeal to learn.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT MULTIDISCIPLINARY THROUGH SHADOW GAME
In sync with the theme ‘Sky’, the enthusiastic Presidians of Dwarka 22, participated in an engaging activity named the ‘Shadow Game’, wherein they happened to meet the beloved in charge of their branch. They worked in groups and followed the in charge like a shadow. They also observed their work and shared their observations with peers. The main objective of this game was to teach the Presidians about how different people work in an organization(multidisciplinary). This game left a remarkable impression in their mind about how people from various backgrounds work differently in an organization to achieve a common goal.
REFINING MOTOR SKILLS OF YOUNG LEARNERS THROUGH SUN MASK ACTIVITY
In order to enhance the students’ fine-motor skills & schema about the summer season, we recently organised an interesting sun mask activity for the young learners of grade 1. The activity exposed the Presidians to the world of craft through coloring, cutting and pasting. They brainstormed diverse ideas to showcase summer season aptly in the classroom. With their artsy ideas, they used paper plates, yellow colors, prepared ‘creatives’ out of glazed paper, and pasted strips as rays of the sun. They gave finishing touches to their sun masks with their favourite facial expressions. Young Presidians felt very elated during the process and it was a great learning experience for them.
PRESIDIANS RECALL SUMMER BREAK MEMORIES IN TREASURE BOX ACTIVITY
To make the ‘back to school’ feeling of our Presidians exciting, we recently organised a Treasure Box activity for them to share their experiences during the summer vacations. The enthusiastic Presidians were asked to sit in a circle and unleash their treasure box which comprised of the special things that belonged to them. Then, one by one they were asked to pick out the things and share their experience related to their belongings such as a friendship band or their favourite pencil. The objective of this activity was to create a fun learning environment in which a child feels motivated to speak in front of their peer group and enhance his/her confidence.
PRESIDIANS MAKE UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES ON A TRIP TO MUSSOORIE
Not all classrooms have four walls. There is an entire world out there to discover, explore and learn. To expose our budding learning to this world of knowledge along with a fun element, this summer break, we organised a trip to Mussoorie for the students of grade 9 to 12. The Presidians had a great learning experience through diverse activities such as team building activities, stream runner, zip liner and trekking. The excitement of reaching the destination could be seen in their sparkling eyes. The trip helped our students to make wonderful memories with their peers and teachers and ended as an enriching and engaged experience.