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Math bingo time at Sarvalokaa!

Our children thoroughly enjoyed their math lesson through a game of math bingo. They got a hang of ones and tens by playing this game. As their teacher called out specific numbers, the children had to locate those numbers on a mat with a number grid. Once they found the number, they had to call out “Bingo!”

The game helped reinforce mathematical concepts which are hard to grasp in a simple manner to the children.

 

Students learn about their roots to create beautiful family trees

1st and 2nd graders from Chettinad-Sarvalokaa Education explored their family histories and traditions to create beautiful family trees. Through this meaningful activity they were able to understand where they came from, their culture and the importance of long held traditions practiced in their families. They were able to fully appreciate their roots.

The activity also involved the parents who helped their children research about their ancestry to compile a “family book.” Our children made family portraits and decorated their own family trees using branches found in the school’s garden.

 

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.