SOWING ACTIVITY: PRESIDIANS ENJOY A HANDS ON LEARNING EXPERIENCE
We learn great things by little experience. An interesting outdoor activity was organised for our young Presidians wherein they indulged in sowing seeds as part of the experiential learning which focuses on the theory and practice of experiential education and environmental education. Students from grade Nursery had a great time having the ‘hands on experiencing’ at the sowing seeds activity. Our enthusiastic tiny tots gathered in the garden area with the necessary material like small pots, seeds, soil, spoons to fill seed cups, water, etc. With this activity our Presidians developed the sense of team work and belongingness towards nature. The activity taught them to be responsible as they learned to care of their plants!
KAUN BANEGA CLUB CHAMPION: A FUN QUIZ ON GK AND CURRENT AFFAIRS!
Reading the newspaper keeps up abreast of current affairs and enhances our knowledge. Keeping this in mind an activity 'Kaun Banega club champion' was recently organised at Presidium Dwarka. The class was divided into six groups and each group was provided with the lifelines like ask the expert, Need a clue. The questions were based on the current affairs and General knowledge. Students answered all the questions with all their wit and vigor. Overall it was an amazing activity which catapulted students' knowledge to a different level.
CELEBRATING MAHASHIVRATRI WITH DEVOTION AND SOLEMNITY!
Shivratri is a pious Hindu festival being celebrated in reverence to Lord Shiva. Presidium Dwarka 6 observed the festival with great fervor and gaiety in the school atrium. The sacred mantra of Shiva "OM NAMAH SHIVAY" was chanted to begin the celebration. The children gave introductory speeches on the importance of Shivratri. The students of all the grades were dressed up in beautiful attires and performed on the tunes of Namo Namo, gharwali folk dance and Kaun hai woh Kaun hai. Few students were also dressed up as Shiv Parivar. The assembly concluded with the Shiv Aarti.
CIRCLE TIME: PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT GOOD EATING HABITS
‘Most learninga happen in group; collaboration is the stuff of growth!’
With this belief, we at Presidium, conduct group activities for better understanding, learning and result. Circle time is one such activity wherein students interact with each other and enhances one's listening and speaking skills. Presidians were engaged in ‘Good Eating Habits’ activity and were sensitised towards personal hygiene and table manners. The school meal is used as a pedagogical tool for teaching table manners, food culture, nutrition and healthy eating habits. To make this activity innovative and enjoyable restaurant set up was created in the Nursery class. It was a fun learning experience for the young Presidians!
SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCES AT THE PRESIDIUM FUTURE FEST 2019!
The two day long gala event, Future Fest 2019, held at Siri Fort Auditorium on 16th & 17th February saw some of the most entertaining and spectacular performances by our young leaders of tomorrow. It was a celebration of the genius, skill, ideas, passion, craft and talents of our young Presidians. The event began with a soulful rendition of Ganesh Vandana followed by performances on various social issues and a tribute to our brave soldiers. The enthusiasm and energy of the young performers could be felt in the auditorium as the audience cheered for the Presidians.
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PRESIDIANS SHOWCASE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE THEME ‘TRAVEL’
Theme Based Learning (TBL) is a powerful instructional method that makes concepts easy to comprehend. It uses real life experiences in such a manner, that children easily immerse themselves in learning. Each theme ends with culmination, in which children showcase their learning to their parents, teachers or classmates. Students of grade 2, recently culminated the theme 'Travel'. They demonstrated their understanding of the various concepts covered under this theme; such as essential things for travelling, various purposes of travel, information òn tickets, different modes of transport etc. They shared their experience of various visits and journeys. This theme gave them an opportunity to recall their journey and events that happened while travelling. Students were able to build the understanding that the cost of tickets, facilities offered distance and time taken are the factors that influence the means and modes of travel. Students culminated this theme by showing their photo albums to their friends, making a collage, drawing their dream vehicle and shared about with it in the class.
TBL THEME CELEBRATIONS: LEARNING ABOUT THE FESTIVALS OF INDIA
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” - Oprah Winfrey
Students of grade 1 conducted a Culmination activity of Theme Based Learning on the topic ‘Celebration’. Celebrations are a brilliant and joyful way to teach children about the moral, ethical and social values of life and to be together with kin and friends, learn about rituals, food, decoration and having endless fun. The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals. It is a happy feature that in India we share the pleasures of celebrating festivals of several communities. So our budding Presidians got the opportunity to present information about religious festivals like Diwali, Holi, Rakshabandhan, Eid, Gurunanak Jayanti and National festival like Republic Day, Independence Day etc and thus cemented the spirit of national integration too. They were delighted to make Rangolis and had a lot fun as they enacted skits on different occasions. It was a great learning experience for students.
साँप का बिल: कहानी के साथ छात्रों ने सीखा जुराब से साँप बनाना
प्रिसीडियम में बच्चों को हिंदी के अक्षर सिखाने के लिए कुछ समूह बनाये गए हैं जिनमें स्वर व व्यंजन दोनों शामिल होते हैं। प्रत्येक समूह के अंत में एक कहानी दी जाती है , जिसमें उन अक्षरों से बने शब्दों का प्रयोग किया जाता है जिन्हें बच्चे उस समूह के अंतर्गत पढ़ चुके हैं। इस कहानी का उद्देश्य बच्चों की अक्षरों पर बनी समझ को मज़बूत करना होता है । प्रिसीडियम द्वारका -६ के बच्चों ने ऐसी ही एक कहानी ‘सांप का बिल’ पढ़ी। इस कहानी की पूर्व-पठन
गतिविधि में छात्रों ने जुराब से सांप बनाना सीखा। बच्चों ने अध्यापिका के निर्देशानुसार जुराब पर कागज़ की आँखें व जीभ लगा कर सांप बनाये, फिर उन्होंने उस सांप रूपी जुराब को हाथ में पहन कर अपनेसहपाठियों के साथ खूब मस्ती की । इस प्रकार की पूर्व-पठन व पठ्नोप्रांत गतिविधियों का उद्देश्य बच्चों में कविता/कहानी की समझ को बढ़ाना व आँख-हाथ समन्वय का विकास करना होता है।
INTRODUCING THE THEME OF SEA WITH A MAKE BELIEF BEACH ACTIVITY
‘I never teach pupils. I only provide the conditions where they can learn’. - Albert Einstein.
We, at Presidium firmly believe in this philosophy. The only source of knowledge is experience and if we give our pupils a hands on experience it would be the best method to teach any concept. Students of grade 1 had a wonderful time while witnessing and playing at the artificial beach constructed at the school premises, as we conducted an activity to introduce the new theme Sea. The aim of this activity was to make students curious about sea and sea life. Through this outdoor activity, students could connect and enjoy imagining what it would be like at the beach and explored the sea and had a fun filled engagement at sea inspired pretend play like making sand castles, collecting shells etc. This innovative activity helped students enrich their mind and learn new concepts in a very interesting way.
PRESIDIANS LEARN GRAMMAR WITH SPIN THE WHEEL ACTIVITY!
"Grammar is the structure and sound of a language." Equally, we know that grammar lays the groundwork for efficient communication and enhance accuracy. With this thought in mind, Presidium Dwarka 6 recently conducted an interesting activity "Spinning the wheel". A simple communicative activity, it engaged students with an aim to enhance and strengthen their grammatical concepts. Students revised the concept of usage of A/An, Naming words, Action words, Opposites and sound of different blends. Each and every student received the chance to spin the wheel and they enthusiastically answered whichever topic got through the needle. The activity proved to be very enriching and fruitful.