Onam is an Indian festival that is celebrated for the joy of the annual harvest in the state of Kerala. It is celebrated for ten days in the form of boat races, dance, and folk songs. Presidians Grade 3 celebrated Onam by conducting a paper boat-making activity. Students also dressed up according to the occasion in white saree, lungies with white tikka on their forehead, and made floral rangoli. Students were very excited during the entire process as it increases their creativity and helps them generate critical awareness of the diverse culture of our country. Overall, Onam is a beautiful festival with a lot of small celebrations. It is indeed an enjoyable and heartwarming festival, students participated, and witnessed the joy of this festival.
Every child likes their favourite food to be prepared by the parents without having any idea or knowledge about the food they are eating. Through this activity, they are able to get involved and prepare their favourite food. In accordance with the theme: 'Procedure writing,' Presidian grade 3 recently conducted an activity on Recipe writing. Students got to know the importance of systematic working and measurement of uncountable things (ingredients). Students were able to write the procedure of their favourite dishes and the different quantities of ingredients used in them. They were told to write the recipe in their own words using chapter Kahwa as a reference from their book. This session created a lot of curiosity and helped them explore the importance of measuring tools in making any dish.
Air is all around us, even though we can’t see it. Presidians of Grade 2 enhanced their knowledge about air and its properties by exploring their immediate surroundings. Students performed various experiments and derived the properties of air such as air has weight, air exerts pressure, can be compressed and air has the ability to move things. They were enthusiastic about learning by doing. The hands-on activities helped the students to grasp the concept better. Students blasted their learning by quoting extended ideas to keep the fun going.
Water is everywhere, from huge oceans to invisible water molecules making up water vapor in the air. Grade 2 Presidians explored various Properties of Water. Experimenting with water seemed very ordinary to them at first but its varied properties left them mesmerized in the end. They explored different properties of water like its ability to Mix and Don't mix things, then they explored the Taste and Smell of water by adding things like Bitter gourd juice, Glucon D, Lemon, etc in water. They performed simple experiments to explore the Shape and Sink/Float capability of water. Our students were completely engrossed while performing these experiments and recording their observations. They were delighted to see the results of their experiments and the poster made by them on the topic 'Save Water.'
Under the theme 'Plants,' an activity, 'Structure of a seed' was organized to understand the characteristics of seeds and plants. Students used kidney beans for the activity. They soaked the seed for a night and tied it in a cloth for 2-3 days. They observed, identified, and described the parts of a sprouting seed. They concluded the seed coat, embryo, and cotyledons as the three main parts of the seed. Students not only began to learn about the functions of different parts of a plant but also Identified characteristics that are the same or different across various seeds and plants.
Celebrated on July 28 each year, World Nature Conservation Day acknowledges that a healthy environment is a foundation for a stable and healthy society. To ensure the well-being of the present and future generations, little Presidians as responsible human beings participated in protecting and conserving nature. They found creative and interactive ways to celebrate the day which will make a huge difference in conserving the environment. They performed various activities like reusing jars and containers, making cloth bags or paper bags, replacing plastic bags, reusing paper and replacing the tissue paper with a hand towel, etc. They also pledged to plant a tree every month ensuring their friends and neighbors joined them for the same. The day not only sensitized the students towards nature but also encouraged them to save and protect Earth’s natural resources that are fast-depleting owing to over-exploitation and even misuse.
On the occasion of Bakrid, a special assembly was conducted by G-6 students virtually. Eid Al-Adha the “Festival Of The Sacrifice” was celebrated highlighting the significance of the celebration through a skit which was well presented by the students of the G-6. The sacrifice of the goat being symbolic of the sacrifice of the ones that are dearest to the self. The Dance that followed the skit highlighted their awareness of the relationship between man & god. This was further explained by a student through a small narrative at the end of the show – a great way to share our culture – through school assembly celebrations.