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Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.

When we adults think of children, there is a simple truth that we ignore: childhood is not a preparation for life; childhood is life. A child isn’t getting ready to live; a child is living.

The concept of “unhurried parenting’ may sound contradictory to us, as we fly from home to work and back. Then we may have committed our child to different activities like sports, abacus, painting etc and off again!

But if we reflect back on our own childhood memories, we may realize our favorite times, favorite places and free time that we had. And these experiences were not organized by adults.

Kids need free time to fully experience a childhood. They need time enough to wonder, to wander, to ask questions and to build their imaginations. They need time to pretend and day dream. They also need time to cry well without us trying to “fix it” fast, and they need time to laugh and develop their sense of humor.

When parents slow down, kids slow down. They also become easier to feed and easier to discipline and easier to put them to bed.

How do you feel when you’ve been sitting down for hours on end? Probably like you don’t have a lot of energy and you need to get up and move to wake yourself up a little bit! It is a known fact that physical movement promotes health.

First of all, students need to have time to get up and let their energy out! By giving children time to move and free play, they are less likely to feel pressured and can be themselves. During play time, children may role play or imitate each other. By doing this, children are able to learn how to better socialize with others. Children feel safe while they are free to play and move about!

Children learn by using their senses. They do this through play, exploration and discovery, repetition, and imitation.

Does making up a song in your head help you to remember things? This is because while you are adding a tune or melody to your words, you are stimulating neural pathways associated with higher levels of thinking. One side of your brain processes words in a song, while the other side of your brain processes the music. By stimulating both sides of your brain, you are more likely to remember things!

Not only is music important in remembering, but it can also help young children improve communication skills. Because of the fact that music has a rhythm and beat, it can help children learn the rhythm of speaking. It isn’t something that is usually thought about, but speaking involves pauses, stops, and starts, which is considered tempo!

Student led conference

On Friday, 23rd March, Chettinad Sarvalokaa Eduaction held the Student Led Conference where the students explained their progress toward and mastery of both academic (content/skill) and character (habits of work) learning targets. They justified their progress by leading their families through a portfolio of assignments culled from academic classes. The parents were taken for a class tour by the students to show their work in their own class as well in the specialist classrooms. Students learnt to take ownership for their progress as they explained areas of strength and areas in need of improvement by leading the conference about their academic progress. The purpose of the SLC was to hone student leadership, verbal communication and critical thinking skills and to build open relationships with families concerning student progress. It was a great opportunity to connect with the parents and bring them in the teaching learning program/strategy for their child/ren as parents are exposed to materials and activities that students engaged in during the school day and to provide a platform where students, parents, and the teacher all become active participants in the conference.

Sarvalokaa Nursery Updates

The students are learning to recognize the numbers 1 to 10. They are learning to relate different number of materials to their numerical value through music, craft and dance. In addition, the toddlers learn to enhance their fine motor skills, by gluing and sticking.  Students learn to jump on the trampoline. They build on their balancing skills. Students choose various outfits and do a role-play. This activity helps them to develop their communication skills as well as boosts their confidence level.

Students learn to recognize colours and sort them into test tubes.  In addition, they develop their fine motor skills since the game requires them to pick up the different coloured balls and put them in the right place.

Parent Speak

We came across Chettinad Sarvalokaa Education School during our intense search for an established IGCSE school for our daughter in Grade 1.

The entrance of the school building is very imposing, and layout is beautiful and breath taking.

During our first visit to the Institution, we were met by the school staff and management personnel. Access to the management was a pre-requisite for us.

The Teachers and the Curriculum Head gave us an in-depth explanation of the functioning of the school and its procedures which is hands-on learning and activity based infused with art, drama and music.

We were very impressed with the entire staff and their wonderful attitude towards children and parents.

We were given a grand tour of the world class facilities at the school which includes a professional running track, vast shaded play area, swimming pool, badminton and tennis courts. The class rooms are very spacious with high ceiling, large windows, well ventilated, centrally air conditioned and has its own individual washrooms. The library is well planned and stocked with a variety of books.

The open spaces surrounded by trees and plants makes it very aesthetic and pleasant for children.

The safety standards of the school meet our expectations as parents. We are extremely happy and proud to have our daughter enrolled here.

-This article was mailed to us by Minali Prem, a parent.

 

6 Expert talk

Sarvalokaa Education: Our children indulging in different tasks.

Basket ball: “The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare”.

Children were focused on their task to shoot the basket ball in the net.

Sharing is caring: The most valuable gifts a human can give to others are sharing and caring. Share what you have, care for those you have.

Children care for their plants by watering it every morning. They also play together by sharing their toys and caring for each other.

Expert talk: Children were eager to listen to the expert. They were excited to know his role, his responsibilities, challenges he faces as a traffic policemen.

He was kind to listen and answer the children. He explained children the reason to stay calm and focussed through a story. He also added that as human beings it is necessary that every individual stay patience to lead a peaceful life. He insisted that spirituality, love and discipline are the three terms that maintains humanity.

He explained the traffic rules, the colour coding of the signals and traffic safety that has to be followed.

Structure of Government & symmetry: 

Children research on different types of government and the structures of governments and present it to the class. They also understand rotational symmetry and give a right up on the same.

Mindfulness: Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.

Children meditate to understand more about themselves and to stay focused.

Powerful poems: Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.

Children learn different types of poetry and try to create different types of poems.