Dear Parent, (s)
Let's glance through the months of ‘Awesome’ August.
'Growth is the only evidence of life’.
Words like improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning without continuous growth and progress. Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. Now, when the children have taken the wings to fly, we don’t want them to stop; instead, see them blossom through our theme ‘Growth’.
You can start changing the world for the better daily- no matter how small the action’ - Nelson Mandela.
Verbal Linguistic Intelligence –English
Engaging with language encompasses four fundamental abilities: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In the realm of language acquisition, children recently revisited the phonetic sounds of letters from 'a' to 'p', along with the Jolly Phonics song. They were introduced to the letters ‘Nn-Pp’, including how to write them and the vocabulary words associated with them, thus enriching the young learners' linguistic skills.
Within this immersive learning journey, young minds encountered a few new sight words (what were, go, will, so, like, them, see), paving the way for enhanced reading comprehension. This was evident as they practiced both reading and writing CVC words and short stories belonging to the 'at', 'an', 'ap', 'ad', ‘et’, 'en’, and ‘ed’ family words, in their notebooks and reader books.
The letters N to P made their entrancing debut, complete with their graceful formations and associated vocabulary, thus enriching the young learners linguistic landscape.
Verbal Linguistic Intelligence – Hindi
भाषा विकास एक मजबूत संचार प्रक्रिया की नींव रखता है । इसलिए छात्रों ने भाषाई कौशल को बढ़ाने के लिए नए स्वरों (इ , ई, ऋ) और स्वरगीत के माध्यम से अपनी शब्दावली को बढ़ाया । उन्होंने इन स्वरों को लिखने का अभ्यास किया और संबंधित शब्दावली चित्र बनानी भी सीखी। स्वर गीत, कहानी के माध्यम से परिचय दिया गया।
अभ्यास पुस्तिका, भीतिपत्र पहेली और स्वर गीत द्वारा (अ, आ , इ, ई, उ, ऊ, ए ,ऐ , ओ, औ, ऋ , अ:) स्वरों की पुनरावृति की गई। बच्चो ने स्वरों को क्रम में लिखने का अभ्यास भी कार्य पुस्तिका में किया ।
Story telling promotes brain development and imagination in children. It develops language and emotion and helps in strengthening relationships. Keeping this view in mind ‘’The Giving Tree’’ was the first story narrated this month, which emphasized upon the value of give and take in a relationship.
The story was followed by “The Enormous Turnip” in which children learnt about teamwork and helping others in the second week. The story was followed by drawing and coloring activity based on the last week’s story. They were so amazed to hear the story ’The Princess and the Pea’.
Engaging in role-play activities can aid in fostering empathy among children, as well as improving their ability to express themselves, manage their emotions, and explore undiscovered feelings and emotions. In line with this, stories such as 'The Rainbow Fish', and 'The Ant and the Grasshopper' were narrated to the children. Following this, they actively participated in enacting scenarios guided by the educator. These experiences aimed to equip students with practical skills applicable to real-life situations.
'Mathematics gives us hope that every problem has a solution.’
Visual special intelligence is the ability to perceive, analyse, understand, store, and recall visual information. It is a creative therapy that uses all disciplines of art, visual movements, imagination skills, aesthetic skills and finger dexterity.
Children explored their aesthetic skills with the help of various coloring and craft activities during Visual-Spatial session. In the first week, learners created a ‘Necklace’ related to letter’ Nn’. Later in the second week, they enjoyed ‘Thumb printing’ activity related to insects.
In the third week, keeping patriotism in their minds, children created a ‘Tricolour confetti popper’ with their peers. Coming to the fourth week, a beautiful car ‘Rakhi’ was created on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan whereas they made a ‘Honey Bee’ craft in the last week.
During the month of August, our young hearts were soaked in the feeling of patriotism.
We integrated the lessons with the National symbols of India. So, our young sculptures sculpted a Peacock, our National Bird earthen lamp, and painted blue.
They also painted their ओखली which they made earlier in the colours of our National Flag.
To integrate pottery with the theme of the month i.e., Insects, they made a beautiful butterfly.
Not to miss the cute rat which was also sculpted by our young hands to reiterate the ‘a’ vowel CVC word.
“We must see this vision of child in correlation with the environment and his adaptation to it”. - Maria Montessori
“ Imagination is the eye of the soul.”
Children showcased their imagination and creativity at the block station by building different structures. They also explored and enjoyed the role play activities at the pretend play station and puppet theatre which enhanced their creative thinking, gross motor skills, and visual-spatial intelligence.
Music is quite vital in our daily life; it gives a background to different moods and different moments of life. Music helps the soul to rejuvenate and brings joy and happiness to everyone. Children welcomed each other through the welcome song and enjoyed ‘सा, रे, गा, मा’ body game and vocal warmup.
Music is an excellent way for kids to express themselves. They can express their feelings and emotions through music. This can help them communicate better and creatively express themselves.
During the month, Children practiced singing the song, ‘We shall overcome’ and revised the song to the tunes of a guitar along with the educator.
Dance has physical benefits – as a form of exercise it is highly physical and great for young children’s health. Children that take up dancing regularly can significantly improve their fitness, wellness, flexibility, strength, and stamina.
August was the month of celebrating important festivals-Independence Day, and Raksha Bandhan.
Overwhelmed with the feeling of patriotism they danced to the song ’ऐसा देश है मेरा’.
To celebrate the festivity of love between brother and sister, they tapped their footsteps on the song ‘फूलों का तारों का’.
Bodily Kinesthetic Intelligence
The bodily kinesthetic learning style is one of eight types of learning styles defined in Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. People with bodily kinesthetic intelligence may seek out touching and manipulating objects when learning about them. They enjoyed creating work with their hands, may have a lot of energy and need to move, and may be talented athletes.
This month students practiced the below mentioned exercises:
KG-C & D: Parachute Drill which improves the locomotors and non-locomotors skills in children.
Getting kids involved in skating is a great way to move them up! They learn how to control their speed and direction and stop and start smoothly. These are essential skills for any activity, not just skating! For kids, skating can be a great confidence booster. They learn they can do something they once thought was impossible, which can carry over into other areas of their lives.
During this month children practiced the following skills while skating:
Sliding on Skates
Walking in a Circle
Water play develops motor skills and sensory exploration.
Water play is not just a session to play in the splash pool. It is a carefully planned session, as waterplay:
Our young Suncitizens anxiously wait for their Water Play session. They love to get into the splash pool and play with their friends in the water.
Birthday celebration- Show & Tell
Our little ones find great joy in birthday celebrations. So, on Thursday, August 31st, 2023, we celebrated the birthdays of all KG children born in August. The theme was 'Useful and harmful insects' and the children showcased their speaking skills through a Show & Tell activity. They enthusiastically shared their thoughts with props and learned about party etiquette.
Events and Celebrations
Raksha Bandhan Assembly by KG-D
"Love tied with threads of care, that's the magic of Rakhi's share".
The young Suncitizens of KG D conducted the Rakshabandhan assembly on August 22, 2023. The event exuded happiness and warmth, charmingly portraying the precious bond between siblings through an endearing skit. With innocent gestures and heartfelt dialogues, the skit touched the audience's hearts.
Following the skit, the students shared their insights into the significance of Rakshabandhan. They expressed how brothers promise to shield their sisters, similar to how Lord Krishna protected Draupadi in her time of need. Sisters, in
return, tie Rakhi around their brothers' wrists, symbolizing trust and affection.
Following the skit, the students shared their insights into the significance of Rakshabandhan.
The assembly reached its emotional peak as the children joyfully danced to the melodies of songs like "बहना ने भाई की कलाई " and "फूलो का तारो का " .Their performances added a heartwarming touch to the event, creating a memorable
and cherished moment for everyone present.
The assembly concluded on an uplifting note, underscoring that Rakshabandhan goes beyond blood relations and extends to friendships that become as dear as siblings.
At Suncity, we uphold the 'Sanskars' and believe in installing values of compassion, kindness, caring, and sharing right from childhood.
Students from our school donated books, notebooks, stationery items, and storybooks. These were sent over to lesser privileged schools as a gift on the occasion of Independence Day under our annual project 'UPHAAR'.
15th AUGUST 2023
“Freedom is not just a word; it's a feeling that unites us all. Let's keep the spirit of independence alive in our hearts".
Suncitizens celebrated India’s 76th Independence Day with immense respect, pride, and strong patriotic feelings. Children attended the flag hoisting ceremony followed by the solemn notes of the National Anthem. They stood proudly in their national symbols attire to greet the chief guest as he passed through the corridors of the EYP wing. Our young nationals learned about the national symbols
Learn > Engage > Acquire > Perform
"Creativity is intelligence having fun".
To unleash the creativity of our children we conduct LEAP activities each month wherein children perform various brainstorming tasks to enhance their higher-order thinking skills and ingenuity to be future-ready.
The activity performed by the students this month was:
Complete the Pattern: - Children were given sets of unfinished patterns, and they used their problem-solving skills to complete the patterns. This activity enhanced their analysing and evaluating skills.
Bodily Kinesthetic Event
On this National Sports Day, may your passion for your sport continue to shine as a beacon of dedication and perseverance.
On this Athletic occasion, Elementary years’ students celebrated the Bodily Kinesthetic Event 2023 with great fun, vigour and enthusiasm. Bodily kinesthetic intelligence is most widely used in everyday routine, from the time we wake up to every single time we move. Therefore, it is very important to strengthen this intelligence through various activities to enhance sensorimotor development and cognition.
The tiny tots of EYP participated in this event wherein each class performed a
class specific drill such as:
Dear Parent, (s)
Let's glance through the months of ‘Jubilant’ July.
After a fun-filled summer break, the children were welcomed back to school as we commenced another month of innovative learning and growing. The learning began with the recapitulation of the concept of sense organs, internal and external body parts, and Dogs. They were thrilled to meet their furry buddy ‘Shih Tzu’, Indie Dog and reiterated about its body parts and grooming products.
We welcomed the rainy season with our theme 'Out in the Garden.' The children appreciated the beauty and significance of nature by visiting the school garden, where they enjoyed spending time amidst nature. They loved learning gardening skills with the help of the school gardener and explored ways to create a beautiful garden of their own. The students became familiar with the tools that a gardener uses to take care of the garden.
During the activities, the students were introduced to a plant's basic needs and explored different types of trees, leaves, flowers, and plant categories. They also had a delightful learning experience while planting seeds and understanding the process of germination with the help of the educator.
Additionally, the students were briefed about the essential benefits provided by trees and the importance of saving them.
‘Trees are the lungs of the Earth, saving them is definitely worth’.
We are all that our environment has. If we don't take care of it, who else will? Therefore, to address the Sustainable Development Goals, our children learned about healthy sustainable practices through the following discussions and activities:
Verbal Linguistic Intelligence –English
Understanding phonetic sounds is a crucial step in developing strong reading and writing abilities. Our students practiced the phonetic sounds of letters from ‘A-Z’ and their related vocabulary words. They also practiced the formations of letters Ii, Jj, Kk, L l and Mm through air tracing and writing. Reading three-letter words, along with various sight words such as this, from, have, them, today, him, her, are, some, out, boy, there and with, helped the students in reading short sentences.
Verbal Linguistic Intelligence – Hindi
बच्चों का हिंदी सीखना उतना ही अनिवार्य है जितना कि अंग्रेजी l इसलिए जुलाई के माह में बच्चों को स्वर गीत, कहानी और कविता के माध्यम से स्वरों (ओ,औ,ए और ऐ) का परिचय दिया गया। साथ ही लिखित अभ्यास द्वारा और कुछ चीज़ें दिखाकर इनकी पहचान भी कराई गयी। बच्चों ने बड़े उत्साह के साथ स्वरों (उ, ऊ, अ, ओ,औ,ए) की पुनरावृति सुंदर से ‘जादू का पिटारा’ से करी ।
Story telling promotes brain development and imagination in children. It aids in development of language and emotions and strengthens relationships. Keeping this view in mind ‘’Chintu’s Cap’’ was the first story narrated this month, which emphasized upon the value of effective communication and helping others. The story was followed by an activity in which children enjoyed drawing and coloring their caps in the second week. They were so amazed to hear the story ’Tails’ in the third week which narrates different types of tails in animals.
Drama allows kids to explore their own identity by creating situations that mirror the real world. It also fosters the development of healthy emotional expression, encouraging children to think independently and express themselves confidently. It helps them to make better decisions and to speak up for what’s right for them. This month, Suncitizens enjoyed portraying different emotions through an ice – breaking activity along with appropriate facial expressions.
Logical Mathematical Intelligence
Stimulation of logical-mathematical intelligence promotes cognitive development, especially in terms of logical thinking, reasoning, problem-solving, and concentration. The children were introduced to the concept of ‘Backward Counting’ from numbers 15 to 1 through number cards. They also engaged in related fun worksheets in their math workbooks. Through an interactive song, they practiced oral counting from 1 to 80. Children reiterated the concept of ones-tens through workbook sheets.
Children were introduced to a ‘Number name Song’ and were excited to learn to write number names from ‘One to Three’ through a sand tracing activity. Later they reiterated the concept through ‘Feed the monster’ activity.
They also revisited the concepts of 2D shapes and made the shapes in their art file using strips from old newspaper. As part of their SHIN Edu program, children created shapes using equilateral triangles and also completed a workbook activity using the trapezium shape.
Art is an experience which can be consciously created through an experience of skill or imagination. It is a creative therapy that uses all disciplines of Art; visual movements, imagination skills, aesthetic skills and finger dexterity. Children explored their aesthetic skills with the help of various coloring and craft activities during Visual-Spatial session. In the first week, learners enjoyed freehand drawing and coloring of different body parts. In the second week, they discussed various facts about the plants and enjoyed ‘leaf Imprinting’ activity with their peers. Moving on to the third week, children crafted 'Tulip' flowers using origami sheets, and in the last week, they created 'Lady Bug' crafts.
Pottery nurtures children's creativity, boosts their imagination, instills self-confidence, and promotes social skills. It also calms down the hyperactive mind and develops resilience and cooperation.
This month we celebrated the Summer fruit festival, children of different sections sculpted a fruit as per the theme of their class.
KG (A) – Students made a litchi.
KG (B) – Students made a watermelon.
KG (C) – Students made a coconut.
KG (D) – Students made a banana.
The fun didn’t end there. They also coloured the fruit and made a necklace out of it. Under the integrated approach of learning, children made a lollipop to reiterate the letter ‘L’.
This time children were introduced to the Pottery Wheel. Pottery wheels can be a great way to help your little ones explore their creativity. Furthermore, it can also encourage tactile experiences. Using the Pottery wheel they made ओखली to reiterate swar ओ.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
The main purpose of the Montessori teaching is to provide a carefully planned, stimulating environment which will aid the child develop an excellent foundation for creative learning.
In July, children practiced the below given activities:
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, and giving birth to evolution. -Albert Einstein
Children embraced their different emotions by working at the feelings corner. They reiterated the concept of the 5 senses through an activity at the sensorial station. Also, they thoroughly enjoyed the pretend and play activities at different stations, such as the grooming station, shopping station, kitchen station, play gym, fire station, etc., at the Imaginarium lab specially crafted for the development of the imaginative mind of our young learners.
Music plays a key role in the overall development of the students; hence, it is a significant component of the child’s holistic development. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words.
This month, Children enjoyed reciting the ‘Shanti Mantras’ using instrumental music and had fun learning the rhythm clapping. They also enjoyed playing the basic pattern 1-2-3 on the musical instrument, 'Congo’.
“Fun, Fabulous, Uplifting, Magical’’. Music brings joy and unity. Our music sessions provide a fun and comfortable environment for children, strengthening their memory.
Children practiced singing the song 'We Shall Overcome' and revised it to the tune of a guitar. Teaching children songs and rhymes is one of the best ways to develop their auditory perceptual skills while having fun and learning with ease.
Dance is a rhythmic movement of the body to express an idea or emotion, release energy, or for self-pleasure. It helps to develop physical, creative, imaginative, emotional, and intellectual capacities.
This month, our children matched their footsteps to a patriotic song ‘ऐसा देश है ‘मेरा.’ Through this dance session, we tried to imbibe a sense of pride in our country’s rich heritage.
Bodily Kinaesthetic Intelligence
Bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence refers to the ability to control movement and handle physical objects. Children who exhibit this kind of intelligence learn best through hands-on activities and movement. Therefore, children must engage in such activities regularly to enhance their overall development.
This month, the students practiced the following exercises:
Children enjoyed playing:
Week 1- Warm-up exercise with Fun Game:
A game like Fire in the Mountain that helps kids learn to cooperate with each other. These games help to build: oral language, collaboration, listening skills, vocabulary, wondering, innovations, explorations and community. Fire in the Mountains is a quick-paced, active whole class team building game.
Week 2- Gymnastics-Jumping on the Spring Board:
The act of jumping helps to develop leg strength and balance. Jumping is also a building block for more complex movements, specialised skills and overall physical fitness. In gymnastics, a jump is where the performer uses the muscles in their legs to propel their body off the ground completely.
Week 3- Stacking Cones:
Children practiced eye-hand coordination while stacking cones over one another. They enjoyed playing sucha a fun game that exercises fine motor skills, hand control, and patience.
Week 4-Endurance Activity:
Activity like Hula-Hoop Jumping works on gross motor skills by focusing on weight shifting, balance, jumping and hopping. This improves students’ abilities to use playground and exercise equipment, and to participate in recreational sports and leisure activities.
Getting kids involved is a great way to move them up! Skating requires both physical and mental energy, and it’s a great workout for the whole body. Skating is also low-impact, so it’s easy on joints and muscles.
Week 1: Basic/Beginner 1.0
Walking on Skates
Sliding on Skates
Week 2: Basic/Beginner 2.0
Skating crossing blow bar
Week 3: Basic/Beginner 3.0
Week 4: Basic/Beginner 4.0
Sliding on skates
Water is such a simple element yet plays a significant role in the development of our children. Water Play gives them the opportunity to play and have fun in the outdoors. It is both fun and educational with a range of benefits for children’s social and emotional development. It also provides them with so many opportunities to explore different sensory experiences. Children had a lot of fun during the water play activity.
Birthday celebration- Show & Tell
Birthdays are a time of joy and celebration, and when it comes to students, these special days hold even greater significance. Hence, all KG children that were born in July had their birthday celebrations on Monday, 31st July 2023.
The theme for the celebration was ‘Different types of trees. Children showcased their oral skills through a ‘Show & Tell’ activity. They were excited to speak their lines and were ready with their props. Children reiterated the basic etiquette of how to behave at a birthday party.
Events and Celebrations
Van Mahotsav Assembly by KG-C
“To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots.”
― Richard Mabey
Our little nurturers of KG-C exhibited their love for nature through a special assembly on ‘Van Mahotsav’. They showcased their skills through dance, skits, and slogans, highlighting the importance of trees in our lives. They expressed their concern for depleting forest land and shared some important facts about trees, such as providing shelter to many living beings, attracting rain clouds, and being an important source of food. The children hugged around the trees to protect them and appealed to each one to plant one tree and contribute to reviving the Green land bank. They ended their performance with the slogan
पेड़ ना कोई कटने पाए
जंगल ना अब कटने पाए
आओ मिल्कर पेड़ लगाए
We also distributed saplings to the children to plant at their home, take care of them, and be a custodian to them under Project Hariyali.
Our Academic head ,Ms. Bhawna Singh, encouraged students to preserve trees,
which play a vital role in maintaining the ecological balance. She added that it is
the responsibility of each citizen to not only plant but also nurture also to nurture and protect them. Finally, we all took a pledge to save and nurture plants
Summer Fruit Festival
A summer fruit festival was organized to expand the vocabulary and awareness of children about summer fruits – Plum, Pineapple, Cherry, Mango, Apple, Pomegranate, Litchi, Watermelon, Banana and Coconut in terms of the following areas:
Children also acquired the sensorial learning related to a variety of fruits such as their origin, texture, and taste. The event was celebrated to teach kids the health benefits of fruits – “Eat healthy live healthy”.
Real Life Dog Experience
Pets can serve different purposes for children. They increase opportunities for us to go outside and exercise while taking them out for a walk. Dogs are good companions for human beings and make the home environment quite lively.
Learn > Engage > Acquire > Perform
“Children do not move, think or speak in a straight line and neither does their imagination nor Creativity”.
To unleash the creativity of our children, we conduct LEAP activities each month wherein children perform various brainstorming tasks to enhance their higher -order thinking skills and ingenuity to be future-ready.
The activity performed by the students this month was:
Finish the Drawing - Children were given an unfinished drawing, they used their imagination to complete the drawing. Later they described about it and enhanced their comprehending and communicating skills.
Children were thrilled to watch the movie ‘Elemental,’ which was in sync with the
theme for this month, ‘Plants and Summer Season’, and the Sustainable
Development Goal – ‘Life on Land’ (SDG 15). This excursion helped children
enhance their verbal-linguistic and visual-spatial intelligences. It also helped
them acquire the etiquettes of behaving at public places and gain the confidence
and courtesy to greet others, thereby enhancing their interpersonal intelligence. They enjoyed munching popcorn and taking sips of juice in between while being occupied in the visual delight. After the excursion, the educator
discussed the part of the movie each child liked the most.