STUDENTS EXPLORE THE CONCEPT OF FRACTIONS WITH FUN ACTIVITY
"The only way to learn Maths is to do Mathematics."
A great way to learn maths is to do the concepts with the help of drawings, models, concrete activities where children can visualize the things which helps them to understand the concept better while having fun. Presidians of Grade 4 recently participated in an activity of equivalent fractions wherein they visualized, compared, and ordered fractional numbers easily. This activity helps students in the long run as students move to the next lesson only when they have mastered the current level. The objective of learning equivalent fractions through this activity was to give full clarity over the topic.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE MUCH AWAITED FESTIVAL OF LOHRI
Lohri is a popular wintertime folk festival, celebrated in different parts of India. The festival marks the end of the winter season, a celebration of new crops, and it is a traditional welcome of longer days. Presidians celebrated the auspicious harvesting festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. Students were dressed up in the spirit of the festival. Presidians sang and danced to the tune of Lohri songs. Seasonal snacks like popcorn, rewari, chikki, peanuts formed an integral part of the celebration. Students understood that a handful of these goodies find their way into the fire, as a way to celebrate successful crops. They were motivated to plant some seeds on this harvesting day to make it more special.
STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE IDEALS & PRINCIPLES OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
"Arise, Awake, and stop not until the goal is achieved."
National Youth day also known as Vivekanand Jayanti, is celebrated on 12 January being the birthday of Swami Vivekanand. In 1984 Government of India declared this day as National Youth day and since 1985 the event is celebrated every year in India. Youth day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Presidium. The celebration started with an activity of poster making & slogan writing in which students expressed their feelings and shared their thoughts. The students learned and were motivated to maintain the youthful spirit always. In the end, students were given the message that - "Life starts when you start believing in yourself... so before anything else start believing in yourself, and the world will believe you."
PRESIDIANS WELCOME THE NEW YEAR WITH FERVOUR
"Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us."
Presidium celebrated the ending of the year 2021 on the virtual platform and the beginning of the New Year with a new hope and wishes for a prosperous session. Beautifully decked up students along with their family members participated in a few interesting and mind boggling games and ramp shows which made everyone get into the festive fervor and enjoy themselves. After some interesting games a couple of rocking dances set the screen on fire. Some people also showed their excitement for welcoming the New Year by an impromptu singing. The students who had been the winners of various competitions held during the year were also applauded. The party was very rejuvenating for all the students and faculty.
STUDENTS EXHIBIT THEIR HIDDEN TALENT WITH AD MAD
Our Young Presidians of grades 4 and 5 participated in the Ad Mad Competition. Students exhibited their inner and hidden talents and dramatized an act showcasing a product of daily use in different groups. They presented advertisements for different products. The Competition helped them enhance their stage presentation skills, voice modulation, confidence, etc and it gave exposure to media and creativity to them. The excitement level of the students reached sky-high while preparing for the contest. It showcased their acting skills and impromptu ability to the cognitive skills on the spot. Students came up with exhilarating performances.
STUDENTS EXPLORE THE PLACES & PEOPLE AROUND THEM
"A good neighbor increases the value of your property and feelings."
The neighborhood is a part of the wider web in the context of the world. Students of Presidium explored various places and people around their home that constitutes their neighborhood. They discussed various places and the importance of these places and people enhanced their vocabulary. Students enjoyed sharing about these places by writing the names of places in their neighborhoods. Every child got a chance to show their paper chit to others and asked if they have visited that place, talk about it. If not, then that child can share about their experiences. They got the opportunity to see various places which exist in any neighborhood. They discussed hospitals, bakery shops, schools, photo studios, fruit market, malls, and many more such people do not stay in their neighborhood permanently, but their presence plays an important role in the functioning of a community.
STUDENTS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH GAMES AND CAROLS!
"Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold everything is softer and more beautiful."
The much-awaited festival of Christmas was celebrated with fervor and zeal by Presidium. The students presented an array of interesting programs. The school echoed with Christmas Carols. The students presented thoughts and teachings of Lord Jesus which emphasized that Christmas was more than just SANTA, CARDS, TOYS, and GIFTS under the Christmas tree. It brought forth the true meaning of the Yuletide spirit which lay in the joy of giving and helping those who are less fortunate. This was followed by Christmas Carols and the dance performances. The children were filled with JOY and EXCITEMENT as in the end SANTA came dancing to the tunes of JINGLE BELLS. The message of the assembly was loud and clear - “let us embrace the spirit of Christmas by bringing JOY and happiness into Someone’s life."
STUDENTS OBSERVE FARMER’S DAY WITH ZEAL!
In India Farmer’s Day is Celebrated on 23th December every year. Kisan diwas is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of 5th Indian Prime Minister, Shri Choudhary Charan Singh who was a great farmer leader. He introduced many policies to improve the lives of Indian Farmers. On this auspicious day various events, programmes,quiz, workshops are organized on agriculture to transform and educate the people about agriculture and its importance. Students of grade 1 & 2 organised a special sharing importance of farmers and farming products in our life. They learnt a lot about farming techniques and methods used by our farmers. They also learnt about various problems faced by our farmers and how we can contribute to reducing their problems.
MATHS DAY: PRESIDIANS EXPERIENCE WONDERS OF NUMBERS IN DAILY LIFE
Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, algorithms, it is about understanding. Students of grade 3 Presidium were recently introduced to the concept of measurement. They participated enthusiastically in an activity wherein they understood the concept of weight using concrete material available at home. Arranging the weight of different objects in ascending order or descending order helps children visualize and understand measurement units like Kilogram, Gram, and smallest unit Milligram in a better way. Students were able to tell the relationship between these units easily. Such activity provides an opportunity to apply the skills of comparing and ordering units of weight. Presidians were able to explain the arrangement of big to small units or small to big units easily and hence the objective of understanding the concept of measurement was achieved.
YOUNG PATRIOTS SALUTE THE BRAVE MARTYRS ON VIJAY DIWAS!
Presidium celebrated 'Vijay Diwas' to remember India's war victory and to pay tribute to Martyrs who are the symbol of courage and sacrifice for safeguarding the borders of the Country. Students sang patriotic songs and filled the entire atmosphere with patriotism. Teachers explained the importance of Vijay Diwas to the students. After that, the entire staff along with the students paid homage to the soldiers by lighting the candles and 2 minutes of silence was observed. The lighted candles illuminated the screens. The PowerPoint presentation by the teachers made the event informative and enlightening. It explained to the students the significance of Vijay Diwas and the sacrifices of heroes.