PRESIDIANS ENHANCE THEIR MATHEMATICS SKILL WITH FRACTION ACTIVITY
Fraction is a building block for other Math skills. To strengthen the skills of Mathematics, Presidians participated in a fascinating activity of fractions. They were introduced to fractions by connecting to their prior knowledge. Students gave many examples of fractions from their real life like equal slices of pizza, fruit, a bar of chocolate, etc. The teacher explained to the students that a fraction simply tells us how many parts of a whole we have. Students were also asked to bring different varieties of food items like pizza, burger, chapati etc. Through this activity they learnt to identify the various wholes and their equal/unequal parts.
PRESIDIANS SHOW THEIR CREATIVITY WITH PUPPET MAKING COMPETITION
‘Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing and having fun.’
To develop the creative talent of the students and to encourage the craftsmanship and artfulness, a Puppet Making competition was organised for the students of grade 4 and 5. Our little creators made innovative and attractive puppets by using waste materials like newspaper paper, ice cream sticks, gloves, old cloth, toys, plastic bottles, etc. Students made various avant-garde puppets like hand puppet, sock puppet, object puppet, pull string puppet, finger puppet etc using their artistic skills.
PRESIDIANS BRING FORTH THE IMPORTANCE OF DANCE
Dance is a form of expression, a way of speaking one's mind through music. It not only gives us an opportunity to express our thoughts and feelings but also keeps us physically fit and sound for life. A fun Dance Competition was held in Presidium, not just to entertain, but also to educate students about the art form, making them more appreciative of the world of dance. Grade 1,2 & 3 students participated in the competition under the western, patriotic and folk themes, to bring forth the importance of dances in our lives. The students dressed up beautifully in their respective attires and mesmerized the audience with their breathtaking performances. The splendid event reiterated the fact that dance not only helps in expressing emotions but also relaxes our mind, body, and soul.
MAGNIFICENT REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION AT PRESIDIUM
With the spirit of patriotism and the pride of being an Indian, an assembly was put up by the students of Presidium. The 71st Republic Day was celebrated by Presidians magnificently and splendidly. The program witnessed a folk fusion showcasing the diverse Indian culture through a dance performance- Incredible India. Students enlightened the spectators about the Constitution of India and its face i.e. Preamble. Students performed a heart touching skit where they could relate to the present-day scenario concerning our fundamental rights given in our constitution. It was followed by a mesmerizing musical theater portraying Unity in Diversity and richness of Indian culture. The program ended with a melodious choir performance by our students.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ENHANCE STUDENTS INTEREST IN ASTRONOMY
Students of grades nursery-6 attended a workshop- “Journey to Wonderland.” They watched beautiful storylines to understand the solar system and more facts about planets and their moons. They were amazed to see the close up pictures of planets and moons surface. The workshop was conducted in a closed setup where they could visualize the night sky and relate themselves with the outer space.They learnt about the distances and the measurements between the celestial bodies. Students explored each planet as they were taken on a journey through picturisation and videos.
PRESIDIANS SALUTE OUR BRAVE SOLDIERS ON ARMY DAY
Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year to commemorate the day when (then) Lieutenant General KM Cariappa took over General Sir Francis Butcher as Commander-in-Chief of India in January 1949. The day is celebrated to honour our country's soldiers, who set the most exceptional example of selfless service and brotherhood, and above all, love for the country. Students of Presidium dedicated this day to our brave soldiers. They recited poems, shared interesting facts about the Indian Army, and a parade was also organized with students dressed up as army personnel.
PRESIDIANS SOAK IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT OF LOHRI
We at Presidium believe that every religion must be respected and accepted. Students of Presidium celebrated the festival of Lohri, the harvest festival of Punjab, with a lot of enthusiasm and zeal. They were attired in traditional dresses and were absorbed in the festive spirit of Lohri. A special assembly was organized, where the students sang some folk songs and poems. The famous folklore, ‘Sunder Munderiye,’ was sung with joy. Folk songs were played to suit the mood of the festival, and soon everybody joined in the energetic rhythm! Peanuts, popcorn, and gajak were distributed, to the great delight of the children. While some offered these in the holy fire, others happily munched on them. Students participated with great zeal, enthusiasm, and enjoyed a lot.
STUDENTS DISPLAY SPIRITED ENTHUSIASM AT MATHS WEEK
The celebration of mathematics week in Presidium had a distinct flavor when students came together showcasing the diverse activities. All the students participated in displaying spirited enthusiasm, absorbing information and enjoying the stimulating exercises of the mind. Various activities were performed across all the grades to boost logical thinking and reasoning ability in students. Young students did several brainstorming and decision-making activities in small teams such as measuring things using non-standard units, creating nets of 3-D shapes, exploring fractions through food, etc. These activities provided a springboard for students to explore more and to revise their mathematical skills. The students also developed well-rounded and plausible habits of exploring.
AD MAD COMPETITION: STUDENTS EXHIBIT THEIR HIDDEN TALENTS
Creativity without strategy is called art, creativity with strategy is called Advertising. Advertising is the art of persuasion where there can be a lot of great technicians. In the modern world of business, advertising is a valuable economic factor to sell goods. Presidians of grades 4 and 5 explored the world of advertisements through the Ad-mad Competition. They were divided into groups and they had to advertise for their product with creative storyline and original jingles. Certainly they enjoyed and learned about the basics of the advertising world.
GRAND ENTRY OF SANTA CAPTIVATES HEARTS OF PRESIDIANS ON CHRISTMAS
Soaking in the spirit of Christmas, Presidians celebrated the festival with enthusiasm. The school was beautifully decorated and everybody was dressed in red and white. The students sang melodious carols and danced beautifully to wish their teachers and classmates. The significance of the festival was explained to the students through the Christmas story. Santa too made a grand entry in the school auditorium packed with the children. The delight was uncontained especially as he brought out the gifts!