PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE GANDHI JAYANTI WITH A SPECIAL ASSEMBLY
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”- Mahatma Gandhi
On the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Presidium celebrated Gandhi Jayanti on the virtual platform to show our gratitude towards the father of our nation, lovingly known as Bapu. He is internationally acknowledged for his doctrine of non-violence that led India to its glorious freedom.To revere this day, the Presidium students held a special assembly to commemorate the Mahatma's life and teachings. A memorable speech with Gandhian quotes and messages brought the gathering to understand more about this iconic leader. Gandhiji’s life-changing events were depicted through a skit which the students presented delightfully. Students were mesmerized with the dance performances on "Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram" and "Vande Matram" with enthusiasm. All the Students were imbued with Gandhian values and thoughts and vowed to become responsible citizens of India.
STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT INSECTS & THEIR FEATURES
"Lady bugs and butterflies, Buzzing bees up in the sky, Teeny Tiny little ants, Crawling up and down the plants. Many insects can be found, In the sky and on the ground."
With the ongoing theme - “Insects'' under the subject TBL our Presidians of Grade 2 demonstrated their learning and understanding of the theme through various activities being conducted in the class, such as ladybird and clapper-making activity information about the insects, and creating picture collages, etc. Students were introduced to English and Hindi names of insects, food eaten by them, and where they live. Features of different insects were also introduced to them. Students learned about a variety of insects, including both harmful and harmless insects. Students were taught to design their own ladybird using origami sheets and also shared the information they collected about it with their classmates. These activities not only help in imparting knowledge to the young minds regarding different types of insects but also bring the young Presidians closer to nature.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT THE VARIOUS LANDFORMS OF INDIA
"The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”
India has a rich diversity of geographical regions and climatic conditions. Presidians have gained knowledge of the various landforms of India under the Theme, 'Shelter.' The impacts of the natural environment on shelters were discussed with them. They assimilated information about multiple ways in which we can make our houses eco-friendly. They got exposure to vernacular architecture that reflects the optimum use of natural resources. In the end, they applied their knowledge, learned, and made beautiful models of different kinds of vernacular houses and collages on the importance of eco-friendly homes. They promised that they will respect nature and save the environment. This exercise helped them understand the value of natural resources in our lives.
PRESIDIANS SPREAD THE LIGHT OF PEACE & LOVE ON WORLD PEACE DAY!
Presidium celebrated World Peace Day to make each one a channel of peace when faced with unexpected storms of life. Students gave wings to their imagination and created beautiful posters. Students were also briefed upon the significance of the day by a short power-point presentation and talking about our great leaders like Gautham Buddha, Mahatma Gandhiji, St. Mother Theresa, Kiran Bedi, and Malala Yousafzai who spread the message of peace and harmony. In the end, the message was given in the famous quote “when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace”. The life of Mahatma Gandhi was highlighted and urged to imbibe his values like love, harmony, and nonviolence and to become instruments of peace in their homes and surroundings.
PRESIDIANS SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT THE PRECIOUS OZONE LAYER!
"Earth without ozone is like a house without a roof.”
To reflect on this statement and create awareness amongst the students who will be the citizens of tomorrow, certain insights were shared. Presidium celebrated World Ozone Day with enthusiasm. Students were enlightened through video screening and discussion. They understood that a shelter is incomplete without a roof. They learned about the importance of the ozone layer and the need to protect this fragile shield of gas, which protects the Earth from harmful Ultraviolet radiation. Their responsibility towards mother Earth could be seen through the beautiful and thought-provoking posters made by them. In the end, they promised to be responsible Indians and promised, 'they will be a part of the solution, not a part of pollution.'
STUDENTS COMMEMORATE THE JOYOUS OCCASION OF GANESH CHATURTHI!
वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्य कोटि समप्रभम,
निर्विघ्न कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ||
To seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha, Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated by the students of Grade 2 and 3 at Presidium school in a virtual assembly. The students were explained the significance of the festival and the importance of eco-friendly ways of celebrating the festival. The students made banners giving a message to save aquatic life and stop water pollution by banning the use of plaster of Paris for the idol and its immersion in lakes and ponds. They were also shown a movie on “Lord Ganesha.” The festival brought devotion, creativity, understanding, and learning. Students promised their teachers that like Lord Ganesha, they too would abide by the elders’ wisdom and be devoted towards their parents.
STUDENTS MARK INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY A HANDFUL OF ACTIVITIES!
"Books are the quietest and constant of friends, they are most accessible and wisest of counselor and the most patient teachers"- Charles William Eliot
September 8 was proclaimed as the International Literacy Day by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It aims to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities, and societies, now celebrations take place all around the world. In sync with the theme of literacy day, Presidian participated in many activities like bookmark making, reading stories, and setting up their own library. Students used their cognitive abilities to put together different and interesting books together to appreciate the importance of languages in an individual's life. Students also used their creativity to make beautiful and unique bookmarks. Education is a dialogue between the past, present, and future so that the coming generations receive the accumulated lessons of the heritage and carry it forward.
A WONDERFUL TEACHERS' DAY CELEBRATION AT PRESIDIUM
Presidium celebrated Teacher's Day Online with great fun and enthusiasm. Teacher's Day is celebrated every year on September 5 to honor teachers and recognize their contributions to education and development. The students presented a special virtual assembly on Teacher's Day as a mark of respect to all their teachers. The assembly began with a warm wish, followed by heart-touching thoughts spoken by students for teachers' role in our lives and their role as mentors in shaping our future. Teachers indulged in fun-filled activities that marked the celebration. Students had poured their hearts to dedicate a few lines of appreciation to their school and teachers. Students presented their amazing artwork prepared for this special occasion as their token of love for the teachers. They enjoyed the company of their fellow teachers, taking pride in their role as teachers who transform lives and create the future.
STUDENTS ENHANCE THEIR COGNITIVE SKILLS WITH NUMBER WEB ACTIVITY
"Mathematics is not about addition, subtraction, equations, or algorithms. It's about understanding"-William Paul
Mathematics is one of the common subjects that we study since our childhood. In sync with the theme of number web: Presidians of grade 3 conducted an activity on various patterns and arrangement of numbers. Students were involved and very interested in writing various patterns and creating correlation with the sequence provided. This activity helped in developing their cognitive and intellectual abilities. Students arranged all the numbers in a spider web to show interlink between them, helping them to generate curiosity and increasing their creativity.
STUDENTS STRENGTHEN THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF EARTH’S INTERIOR
Earth is made up of several concentric layers with one inside another, namely, crust, mantle, and core. The Earth’s crust is made up of various types of rocks with different colours, sizes, and textures. There are three types of rocks: igneous rock, sedimentary rock, and metamorphic rock. Students were explained about the Earth's interior related to its interior composition's huge size and nature. They explained the three layers of the Earth, Crust, Mantle, and Core. Presidians used their imagination skills and creativity to their optimum level to reflect their understanding of the Earth layers and how the Rock Cycle works. They came up with extraordinary 3D projects, charts, models, etc. to showcase their mastery over the content. The entire activity gave hands-on experience, and the students had great fun.