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3rd Open house interaction Pre Primary

The third and final Open House of the academic session 2016-2017 saw enthusiastic participation by the parents of the Pre-primary block. The experiences designed for them, relating to activities enjoyed by their children, helped them connect to the child within them. Creating river systems in the sandpit, building housing complexes with wooden blocks and singing lullabies to their imagined young ones, they did it all with complete enjoyment. Understanding the relevance of ‘free play’ helped them feel more relaxed and connected to their child’s life.

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Mann Karta Hai

Mann Karta hai chidiya ke jaise udhne ka,
Mann Karta hai painting karte rahne ka,
Mann Karta hai ki Mamma Papa ke saath khoob saare songs gayoon,
Mann Karta hai ki Dadu ko dikhaoon main kitne tez bhagta hoon.
These and many more wonderful moments were together shared by the families of Playgroup children, along with their group didis, on the day of ‘Mann Karta Hai’. The children surprised all with their stamina, enthusiasm and expression of simple joys.

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Holi celebration Pre Primary

The advent of spring, the abundance of colourful flowers and butterflies, the shower of ‘Tesu’ flowers. It’s time to celebrate the festival of ‘Holi’. The children of Pre-primary block made natural colours, ‘besan laddoos’ and played ‘Holi’ with their friends and didis. It was heartening to see them gently ask before applying colour on the cheeks of their peers. They celebrated in the spirit of ‘Togetherness’ and took back loving memories of this festival.

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Hamara Manch

Hamara Manch, the much awaited event on the calendar of the Pre-primary block, was celebrated by the children and their didis on a warm winter morning of February. Sharing their favourite chosen experiences, songs, creative movements or stories with their families and friends was something that each one of them had been looking forward to for a long time. Dancing like a peacock or enacting a hibernating bear, rowing a boat or together flying in an aeroplane, cartwheels and rhythmic movements, our mound of the front lawn came alive with these and much more.

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Training Session on 4th March 2017 for our support staff by Tata Motors – [Hamare Bus Ki Baat – Let's help make bus travel for children a happy experience]

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Campus Bird Count 2017

The Campus Bird Count is a sub-event of the larger Great Backyard Bird Count. It is a coordinated effort to document the birdlife in multiple campuses across India.

A team from Shikshantar participated in the Campus bird count event this year, an initiative taken by the Science Committee of the Student Council. The procedure is to identify and count all species detected in every 15 minutes of the walk in a particular location. The checklists of the entire duration of the walk is uploaded for every 15 minutes on ‘eBird’ which is an online checklist program, launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. eBird provides information on bird abundance and distribution.

Birding enthusiasts from Classes IX and XI gathered at the school on Saturday, 18th February 2017, at 7am in the morning to count the various bird species frequenting the mini habitats. The team comprised 12 students and 5 facilitators. The walk was led by Mridul Anand, an avid birder and a student of Class XI. The walk started from the primary wing. The team was full of excitement to see these creatures in their natural habitat but had to remain very calm as silence is the main key to observe the beautiful ones in their natural niche. Children were equipped with cameras and binoculars as they didn’t want to miss a single glimpse of these birds. From the Primary block the team moved to the Senior block and then the team covered the Pre-primary block. By 9 am the team had been able to spot 27 species of birds in the school campus.

Two spotted owlets peeking through metal pipes in a very adorable manner were the highlights of the day. Some of the other species spotted were Red-wattled Lapwing, Eurasian Hoopoe, Rufous Treepie, White Wagtail, Purple Sunbird, Oriental White eye, Shikra, Brahminy Starling, Common Tailorbird and Asian Koel.

The observations led the team to conclude that our campus is suitable as an avian habitat. The checklists can be accessed through the following links:

http://ebird.org/ebird/india/view/checklist/S34447831

http://ebird.org/ebird/india/view/checklist/S34447890

http://ebird.org/ebird/india/view/checklist/S34447983

http://ebird.org/ebird/india/view/checklist/S34448017

http://ebird.org/ebird/india/view/checklist/S34448035

http://ebird.org/ebird/india/view/checklist/S34448054

http://ebird.org/ebird/india/view/checklist/S34448525

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Training Session on Fire Extinguisher for our support staff – [Safety and Security are always on high priority] – 25th February 2017

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Draw of Lots for Integrated Family

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Republic Day

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Pongal

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