Pre Primary celebrated Dussehra on 27th October, 2017 with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm under the able guidance of Sr. Principal, Ms. M. Batra and Principal, Ms. S. Banerjee. This year Pre Primary kept the celebration ECO – FRIENDLY by taking care of small things, contributing good part for nature and ending the true evil which exists among us. The much-awaited event, the burning of the effigy of Ravana with his ten heads, made from WASTE MATERIAL by the teachers and support staff in an ECO – FRIENDLY way was the main attraction for the children. Instead of using crackers and burning the effigy, energy saving electrical lights were used by the Principal, Ms. S. Banerjee to give the effect along with the message that Dussehra is the perfect time to enjoy with all but keeping the environment in mind is also our responsibility.The day came to an end with the Principal showering her blessings on the children.
“Let us pledge to do more, wherever we are in whatever way we can, to make every day a day of peace.”
The little ones of Pre Primary celebrated INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY on 22 nd September, 2017 in a fun, creative and meaningful way under the able guidance of Sr. Principal Ms. M. Batra and Principal Ms. S. Banerjee. The teachers had planned various fun and innovative activities to celebrate the day like recitation of peace poems, hand printing of Peace Dove etc.
Special Assembly was also conducted in which our tiny tots of Montessori A and B sang the “Peace Song…”. The little ones were made to sit in silent meditation and also took a PEACE PLEDGE to do good deeds to all and to spread the message of peace all around. The teachers taught the little ones the value of tolerance and mutual respect through a skit - “Let Peace begin with me.” Thus, the little ones were helped by their teachers to take a step towards building a fair and inclusive world that embraces diversity. They went home with the message - “TO STRENGTHEN THE IDEALS OF PEACE WITHIN AND AMONG ALL”.
The Pre- Primary wing celebrated ‘Grandparents Day’ on 9th September, 2017, which was attended by more than 150 Grandparents. It was the celebration of the value of two generations and the special relationship between them. The day started with the welcoming of the grandparents by putting ‘Tilak’ on their foreheads and pinning of ‘FRIENDS FOREVER BADGES’. This was followed by a musical treat by our Kindergarten choir. Songs like – ‘Grandpa, Grandma we love you…….; Dadi amma papa ki mummy……etc’ were sung. Grandparents visited the classrooms where the little ones sought their blessings and acknowledged their values. They presented handmade cards to the Grandparents, expressing their love, care and a way to initiate the children understand GRANDPARENT’S LOVE. Next was a playful treat- PASS THE PARCEL where each Grandparent participated with great enthusiasm. This was followed by a scrumptious spread prepared by the teachers which was enjoyed by all the Grandparents. Grandparents expressed their gratitude towards the school with mixed emotions of love, affection and tears in their eyes. The day came to an end with the expectation of a positive change in the outlook of present generation.
The Pre Primary wing organized a ‘Computer Literacy Workshop’ specially for the mothers on Saturday the 26th of August, 2017 under the able guidance of Sr. Principal, Ms. M. Batra and Principal, Ms. S. Banerjee.
145 mothers participated in this Workshop and learnt about the importance of digital literacy for mothers and then the various ways, how they could teach their children and the software techniques used for the same in school – parts of a computer, development of mouse control and operation with the help of paint and tux paint software.
“There’s nothing like unrequited love to take all the taste out of a peanut butter SANDWICH.”
To relish the taste of peanut butter and to assist children improve their English language skills Peanut Butter Lover’s Day was celebrated on 1st March, 2017 in the Kindergarten wing of the Pre Primary. It was organized to emphasize on eating healthy food and at the same time encouraging children to speak in proper sentences themselves thus improving their spoken English. The teachers and the children wore the chef caps and aprons and started with their healthy yet flavoured food recipes by spooning out some ‘Crunchy’ for a snack or ‘Spready’ over a slice of bread to make apples and mixed vegetables sandwiches, coconut peanut butter energy rolls etc. with delicious ideas using English language as the medium of all interactions. At the same time the children were told how this peanut is found in 90% of the homes around the world having no artificial sweetness or preservatives. It contains more than 30 essential nutrients, flourishes underground and is also sometimes called groundnut. It is raw or roasted peanuts that have been ground to form a smooth paste. Their oils are released, resulting in luscious butter and spread we all love. The teachers and the kids got involved in the process and came up with their culinary experience and had a gala time. The kids were excited and happy while doing the activity and shared their natural love for spreadable, nutty goodness – Happy Peanut Butter Lover’s Day.
CELEBRATING FAMILY SOLIDARITY DAY Pre-Primary, CMS, Gomti Nagar-2 Bringing School and Home Together
Young children are concrete thinkers. It’s hard for them to understand a concept that can’t be represented. Keeping this in mind and to provide a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for people we love Pre Primary celebrated ‘Family Solidarity Day’ on 14th February, 2017 under the able guidance of Sr. Principal, Ms. M. Batra and Principal Ms. S. Banerjee where the three generations viz. grandparents, parents and children’s strong bond of love was showcased, through a collective activity - ‘OUR EXTENDED FAMILY SOLIDARITY TREE’. Grandparents, parents, principals and teachers wrote beautiful messages for their families, school and children on leaf cutouts along with photographs and created the family tree. Children learnt to express love in ways that transcend materialism and were happy to learn about the world they live in as well as the extended family they belong to. Visiting grandparents became the ‘GRANDFRIENDS’ of all those children whose grandparents could not come. It made all remember that as parents we transmit values to our children through our behaviour. Grandparents, parents and teachers set up an example of family solidarity as the role models of our tiny tots. It was a great day. For the little ones and their gratitude can be expressed in the following words – ‘If we are jewels you are the deep sea from which we originate.’