Children have always been fascinated by animals. Research shows that children are more interested in animals than toys, as the animals move and respond. Research also shows that humans’ innate interest in animals is biological: we are drawn to species that are “other” than humans and in many cases have an instinct to want to care for or nurture creatures that are small and vulnerable. The young minds of Presidium learned about animals and their young ones through presentations, stories, rhymes, and many activities. Apart from the common names of young ones such as a calf, cub, piglet, and duckling some uncommon names were introduced to enrich their knowledge about animal young ones such as fawn, kit, etc. a whole new world of wonder opened up for the students when they were learning about the young ones. They were enthusiastic and thrilled to answer the questions based on the topic. The evidence of learning was visible through posters and toys which were presented by the children with pride and enthusiasm.
The Quit India movement or ‘August Kranti Andolan’ was launched in Mumbai on 8th August 1942, by Mahatma Gandhi, during World War II. The Movement was a crucial milestone that enabled India to gain its independence in 1947. The special assembly commenced on a pious note with a prayer and paid their respectful tribute to the freedom warriors for their sacrifice in the "Quit India Movement." Confident learners participated enthusiastically in the event and delivered their speeches on our brave freedom fighters followed by presentations of a documentary on "Gandhiji's Quit India Movement" and the evolution of India after Movement. Presidians paid homage to our freedom heroes by creating extraordinary posters with slogan writing and remembering their contribution to the freedom struggle. All the scholars took the pledge and promised to create an India that is strong, prosperous, and inclusive and to build a new India that our freedom fighters would be proud of. On the 79th anniversary of the historic Quit India Movement, pupils salute all the great women & men who took part in the Movement.
It is fair to assume that the only way to sustain life is with water on earth. Water is a universal solvent. It is the most abundant compound on the earth’s surface. As water is ubiquitous and has many unique properties existing in the form of solids, liquids, and gases in nature. Presidians of Grade 2 were introduced to the basic properties of water namely taste, smell, color, mix/don’t mix and things that sink and float in water under the TBL Theme- ‘Water’. Young enthusiastic learners collected all the relevant material and experimented with mates virtually under the teacher’s assistance and recorded the observations to develop an understanding of the properties of water. Curious pupils comprehended the results and demonstrated the properties of water through pictures on charts, boards, and posters to enhance their learning.
Germination is a process in which a seed develops into a new plant. Seed germination is an essential process in which scholars observed germinated seeds and had informative discussions among all. Students of Grade V performed experiments at home to contemplate how seeds sprout and then grow in a tiny sapling. Our young learners worked intelligently and creatively to make beautiful crafts to depict the different stages of seed germination. They expressed themselves in a positive, tangible, and meaningful way by presenting seed germination in a transparent jar. While discovering they made predictions, comparisons developed some new vocabulary, and most importantly marvelled at how miraculous the whole thing is. It was playful and the simplest way to provide hands-on experience to learn about seed germination.
International Tiger Day is celebrated annually on July 29 to spread awareness about the need to protect tigers which are an endangered species. Tigers have lost 90% of their natural habitat, and their world population is less than 4,000. Students of Presidium celebrated International Tigers day with great zeal and were excited to be a part of the assembly. The teachers briefed students about the importance of the day and how it is celebrated in various parts of the country. They were motivated to showcase their efforts in the drive to save tigers. Students participated in the special assembly with rhymes, speeches, slogan writing, poster making, etc. The young ones were also dressed up as Tigers and gave a heart-touching message to Save Tigers.
July 26 is celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas every year to mark the successful culmination of 'Operation Vijay,' a splendid victory of the Indian Army after nearly three-month-long battles on the icy heights of Kargil with Pakistan. Presidians celebrated the 22nd anniversary of this glorious day in honour of soldiers, who fought this heroic battle and sacrificed their lives. A special assembly was conducted for the students of Grade 4 and 5 where they expressed their striking expressions through speeches, skits informed the audience about the significance of Kargil Diwas. They presented energetic dance performances, patriotic songs and filled the entire atmosphere with patriotism. One minute silence was observed to pay homage to the martyrs. The PowerPoint presentation by the teachers made the event informative and enlightening. A poster-making session for Kargil Vijay Diwas brought the event to an end.
संस्कृत में ‘गुरु’ शब्द का अर्थ है ‘अंधकार को मिटाने वाला।’ गुरु साधक के अज्ञान को मिटाता है, साधक गुरु को अपना आभार अर्पित करते हैं और उनका आशीर्वाद प्राप्त करते हैं। गुरु पूर्णिमा का पर्व भारत में बड़ी ही श्रद्धा औ भक्तिभाव के साथ मनाया जाता है I इस दिन गुरुओं का सम्मान किया जाता है और उनका आशीर्वाद प्राप्त किया जाता है I गुरु के बिना ज्ञान की प्राप्ति नहीं होती है, ज्ञान ही हर प्रकार के अंधकार को दूर कर सकता है| इस दिन महाभारत के रचयिता महर्षि व्यास का जन्मदिन भी मनाया जाता है जिन्होंने गुरु शिष्य की परंपरा की शुरुआत कीI इसलिए इसे व्यास पूर्णिमा भी कहा जाता हैI इस दिन की महत्ता को समझाते हुए प्रिसिडियम स्कूल में गुरु पूर्णिमा का त्यौहार वड़े हर्षोल्लास के साथ मनाया गया |शिष्यों ने अपनी शिक्षकों के प्रति अपना आभार एवं स्नेह व्यक्त करते हुए कई तरह के कविताओं , भाषण , वार्तालाप गतिविधि, पोस्टर इत्यादि द्वारा अपनी भावनाओं को पेश किया । विद्यार्थियों ने अपनी माताओं को भी आभार प्रकट किया, पहली गुरु होने के नाते । उन्होंने कई विख्यात गुरुओं के वचनों को , जैसे द्रोणाचार्य इत्यादि ,भी प्रस्तुत किया और उनके बारे में बताया । शिक्षकों के प्रति संवेदनशीलता का ज्ञान देते हुए यह वताया गया कि एक शिक्षक का किरदार इतना महान होता है कि वह अपने शिष्य की सफलता को देखकर खुद को सफल समझता है|
Home is one's place of residence, and brings comfort and peace where animals can sleep and live peacefully. To imbibe our students with the fact that homes are very much important for even animals. The students acquired knowledge about the environment in which an animal lives (its habitat) and must provide water, food, shelter, and space. The students were acquainted with the fact that animal homes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The structure of an animal’s home depends on the type of animal, the environment it lives in, and what it needs to survive. Presidians of Grade 1 were engrossed in making different types of animal homes like a kennel, nest, den, etc, and learned the various purposes of their homes. Students of grade 1 enthusiastically took part in making different homes of animals and utilized their capabilities and creativity fully.