To lay a strong foundation of Mathematics among the Preschoolers, the school organized Maths Week for the students. In India, the National Mathematics Day is observed on December 22 every year. It is celebrated to honor the birth anniversary of the famous Mathematician Sir Srinivasa Ramanujan. He was a world-famous Mathematician who made remarkable contributions in different fields and branches of the subject of Mathematics. To create awareness and to celebrate this day in the school, the following activities were conducted across all grades. Recapitulation of different topics like Time, Multiplication, and Division with the help of related live worksheets, Identify and create a pattern, Shapes exploration, Skip and learn, Making the necklace using beads in the ratio of 3:2, Counting by Grouping, and many more activities. Each day brought another plethora of activities which were fun-filled as well as challenging.
On the occasion of Road Safety week - Presidium teachers made an attempt to create awareness by sensitizing students of grades 4 to 7 towards the importance of safety while driving and walking on the roads. We had activities where the students discussed issues of rash driving, drunken driving, road rage with a special mention about minor driving. They also discussed the immediate causes and traumatic effects of impulsive behavior of the people on roads through various presentations. Students were sensitized to the issue of road safety to make them responsible road users. To mark the significance of the week – students learned from some thoughtful presentations, made posters & took a pledge to abide by the road safety rules, and at the same time spread awareness across to make roads safer.
English is one of the most difficult languages to learn. It has over a million different words. Spellathon helps students understand words more deeply as they learn the spelling of words. We, at Presidium, start with students as young as six years old, to help them improve their spelling skills, and learn to love spelling words the right way. The Spellathon Competition conducted online, enabled us to tailor the level of learning abilities of our little Presidians.
Dance is a means to communicate emotions without saying anything. Dance Competition in school is not just about the trophies and certificates, it is a highly rewarding and worthwhile activity for students of all ages and is a great way to build up emotional resilience in the child. It enforces kids to gain emotional strength and accept criticism and rejection gracefully. To enhance these qualities, a Dance Competition was organized for our tiny tots. They showcased their talent on 'Western Dance Style' for nursery and Folk Dance Style for a prep class. They were given a time limit of two minutes. As the Dance Competition was conducted virtually, parents also had a splendid time.
Guru Nanak Jayanti is one of the biggest festivals of the Sikh community. On this special occasion, Presidians were made to understand the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, who through his preachings spread the message of love, equality, and virtue. The students were briefed about the significance of the day, Presidians learned about the traditional and famous "Karah Prasad" in the session and they wrote teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji on placards. Some students also enacted as Panj Pyare. They all learned the significance of five Beloved: the men who were initiated into the Khalsa (the brotherhood of the Sikh faith) under the leadership of the last of the ten Gurus, Guru Gobind Singh. The students also decorated the pious sign of KHANDA using tearing and pasting with golden paper. They offered Ardaas to bless all humanity and to help them to be faithful to the scriptures.
Diwali is a festival that marks the return of Lord Rama from fourteen years of exile and his victory over the demon Ravana. Students of pre-primary and grade 3 celebrated this festival with full zeal and enthusiasm. They were dressed up in colorful clothes. They started their day with morning prayer followed by a short story explaining the reason for celebrating Diwali. They were made to understand that Diwali is not only the festival of celebration, but it also gives us the message of friendship and equality. Students were engrossed in a beautiful craft activity wherein they made a Diya and rangoli using coloured paper, pulses, dry glitters, and various decorative materials. The class ended with enthusiastic songs and dance performances by our tiny tots.