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In the pursuit of providing the best to the students, K. R Mangalam World School, G.K-II continues with the same zeal and enthusiasm its unprecedented teaching-learning process, comprising of a mix of lectures, activities, worksheets and interactive sessions. Sports fitness classes which commenced from April 27, 2020 as a part of the daily academic routine, has received warm welcome and appreciation from parents and students. Also, in order to facilitate better understanding and clarification of doubts of the students, subject enrichment classes for each subject has also witnessed an enthusiastic participation by students.

The Mathematics department used a mix of PPT`s and other visual aids to explain concepts under Trigonometry and Polynomials. Subject Enrichment Activities has been initiated among the students for completion and submission in due time. Multiple Assessment was conducted through online google assessment forms. In addition to this, a variety of quizzes were created and responses were recorded in order to understand the difficulty level with the help of pie charts and bar graphs. A record for homework submission and correction has also been maintained.

Under Biology, Chemical Coordination was taught in the class and Functioning of Hormones was discussed through PPT`s.
Under the Social Sciences, an extensive use of Map Work for Chapter- Agriculture under Geography was initiated to identify and locate Rice and Wheat growing areas across India. Also, map work for locating the major crop growing areas of India was also done. As a part of Multiple Assessment activities, Poster Making Activity was assigned on the theme “Conservation of Forest and Wildlife”.

As far as the languages are concerned, under French, Language Skill Assessment was conducted. For German, a Speaking Test was conducted as part of Subject Enrichment Activities. For English and Hindi, Reading and Comprehension activities have been conducted simultaneously for better understanding of the text.

The school couldn’t be happier to receive warm support and appreciation from the parents from time-to-time, which has been a constant boost for the school to tread on the path of duty as educators.

The students and their welfare have always been of paramount importance to us and providing them withthe best has been our motto.

During these challenging times of lockdown, we at KRM, G.K-II firmly believe, that the quest to learn isthe perfect distraction from the exasperations of social distancing. Keeping this in mind the students of classesIII to V have been constructively engaged in teaching-learning process through virtual classrooms via Zoom App. Each session is methodically planned with acombination of lectures, Power Point Presentations, worksheets, experiments, stories, videos and activitiesto make the lectures more interactive and comprehensive.

Through Experiential learning the budding scientists of class III were engaged in various hands-on experience of germination of seeds & Conduction of water in plants. They planted seeds of gram and rajma & were taught to record their observations. They nurtured these saplings & watched them grow.

Nouns were introduced in a fun-filled way through activities and videos. The little ones enjoyed learning about ‘Nouns’ and were thrilled to gain knowledge about the different types of nouns. They enthusiastically participated in the activity done during the online class and were excited to see the videos on ‘Nouns’. It was indeed an interesting session.

Sarvnaam (Pronoun), was taught as part of the grammar topic in Hindi. Students with the help of activities were made to understand the definition and types of pronouns.

Keeping up with the prevailing situation of COVID 19,a Math Activity on Place Value was conducted for students of Class V. They were asked to collect the data of Coronavirus cases of four different cities and analyse the same. This data was used to relate with the various concepts taught like writing a numeral, expressing in words, rounding off to nearest 1000, in an exciting way.

Recreational activities have been incorporated in the timetable to break the monotony and strike a balance between academics & co-curricular activities. These activities give them the regular classroom experience and make them enjoy thoroughly.

Physical education is an integral part of the school curriculum and students must be taught the importance of fitness. Videos on cardiovascular exercises, using Khelo India App were shown to teach them the basic warm-up exercises. These exercises were performed by the students with great zeal and energy.

The students went gaga over the doodles they created with the help of the Art department. They were taught“Doodle Art,” through PowerPoint Presentations and various examples of doodling art. Their zeal to learn &to create designs and patterns, using the new and fun filled art form was remarkable.

Music involves inner peace and is a medicine to the mind. In the online music class the students were taught about the value of prayer. It was indeed a breath-takingsight to see these little angels sitting in complete devotion with their hands folded & their eyes closed, chanting the Gayatri Mantra seeking God’s blessings.

Story telling enhances listening skills amongst children. Students attentively heard the live story telling session& were transported into an imaginary world! Post the story session, they were engaged in a discussion, where they came up with the moral of the story, “It is easier said than done.” Their lit-up faces and mesmerised looks spoke volumes about the interest it had generated in them.

Birthdays are special occasions and children look forward to their birthdays with anticipation and excitement. We recognize that children enjoy sharing these special days with their classmates and to make it a truly memorable day for them, Virtual birthday celebrations are being initiated. With birthday songs, greetings, and a personal message, to keep their spirits high and make them special.

A mother’s love is unconditional and only grows stronger over time. To honour this special person in our lives, videos and poems were shown on Mother’s Day,highlighting the importance of a mother and sharing ideas to make Mother’s Day, 10 May 2020, a truly memorable day for mothers.

The school could not be happier to receive the accolades from the parents from time to time, which has always been a constant boost for the school to tread the path of duty as educators.

As the Covid-19 outbreak swirls, K.R Mangalam World School, G.K-II has taken some contingentmeasures to keep students engaged through online education and online examination. In this time of crisis, a well-rounded and effective educational practice is what is needed for the capacity-building of the young minds. Learning should not get impaired due to any reason. We are exploring the most effective e-learning applications to make learning accessible to students in the comfort and safety of their homes. The school is following a timetable which ensures that students are able to allocate adequate time to each academic subject and co-curricular activities.

Regular happiness classes are enabling students to reflect on their relationships, their feelings, thoughts, behaviour and its impact on themselves, family, society and the natural environment. These areinteresting sessions where the students are undertaking meditation, and listening to stories andtaking part in various activities. The session begins with a few minutes of apperception, followed by a story or an activity to enable ruminative discussions. The students actively participate in these interactive discourses to get a better grip over themselves and their mental functioning.

The school always cheers participation of students in competitions for their holistic development. Various Online Inter-House Competitions were conducted for the students of classes VI-VIII. Students keenly participated in numerous competitions like Article Writing, Hasya Kavita, Finger Painting, Cold Cooking, Solo Dance, Extempore etc. The competitions were a fusion of imagination, talent and creativity. The preliminary round for the same was conducted on Saturday, May 2, 2020 followed by the final round on Saturday, May 9, 2020. The students left everyone awestruck as they presented their talent so immaculately and effortlessly.

Online learning should not be limited to video lectures and written assignments. With a little out-of-the box thinking, teachers are constructing activities for the students that is both, stimulating their minds and keeping them interested. Various activities like Multiplication of Integers, Singing Activity and Poster Making Activity were conducted for the students. Teachers are encouraging their students to be active members of the class by allowing them to think on their own. They are also devoting some time to unearth their talents and interests. The more a teacher knows her students, the better she can grab their attention.

Assessment is a critical step in the learning process. It determines whether or not the learning objectivesof the course have been met. In order to assess the students’ learning, the school is conducting Online Formative Assessments in all subjects for the students of classes VI-VIII.

The parents’ feedback on these classes, activities and assessment has been very encouraging.

“There is no velvet as soft as Mother’s lap, no rose is as lovely as her smile, no path as flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.”

Mother’s Day celebrates the glorious ideal of love and sacrifice called motherhood. It is an opportunity to salute our moms for the love, comfort and care they provide us in so many ways. To celebrate the same bond of love and affection, K.R Mangalam World School, G.K-II organized various activities to instil the importance of the day among children. The students of classes Nursery to II, exhibited immense love and gratitude by crafting hand-made cards and photo frames for their mothers. The outcome of their efforts was marvellous.

Here are some glimpses of Mother’s Day celebration where our children showcased their love for their mothers. Each card and photo frame was special and different in its own way.

Class XI session started on the 17th Of April, after students confirmed their subject choices. An online ‘Parents’ Orientation’ session was held on 16th and 17th April, where the parents were informed regarding the various subject choices available for class XI students.

This session was very edifying as it aided in solving various queries of parents. In Economics, ‘Primary Data Collection’ was taught to the students of class XI. The session included various methods used for collecting primary data, census and sample surveys. Students enthusiastically participated in the discussions pertaining to real life situations discussed by the teacher. They were informed about ‘Census of India’ which is conducted once in every 10 years.

In Mathematics, students learnt about identity function, constant function, modulus function and signum function and also, how to draw graphs related to these functions. This was a success as the students were able to find the domain, range and co-domain of these functions.

The students of class XI started with basics of Python language in Computer Science whereas class XII students learnt how to create a binary coded file, which will help them with their projects in the future

The tricks of gamete formation were shared with biology students of class XII. Political Science students of class XI learnt about the various functions of the constitution. Students are attending online classes for IP with full zeal. To keep a regular check on the students various assignments, revision sheets, PowerPoint presentations are shared with the students. Class XII students successfully appeared for the online assignment in English which enabled them to assess the performance of the students and gauge their comprehension and retention.

Subject Enrichment is a new initiative taken by the school to clarify the doubts of the students in different subjects. Online exams are also conducted to give students a hands-on of how to appear for the ‘Board Examination’.

An online webinar for the students of class XII was organized on 6 May 2020, on ‘Career Counselling and UK University offering courses of law’ by K.R.Mangalam World School, G.K II. The webinar was presided over by Mr. Jatin Chawla and Ms. Radhika, both being well-qualified and experienced speakers with more than a decade of experience in the field.

Mr. Chawla highlighted the facts that one can utilise time of the lockdown in finding out what is best for him or her. It’s the opportune period which students can capitalize on in carrying out their research about various exams and also about courses available in DU and other universities abroad. Mr. Chawla talked about career options for commerce and humanities students. Ms. Radhika focused on the UK Universities offering courses of law and business. This was very informative for the students as it cleared a lot of myths and superstitions regarding the careers abroad. The interactions gave everyone a clear perspective for the long run.

When the entire world has been caught in the grip of a fatal pandemic resulting in shutting down of real classrooms, the spirit of the educators at K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K. II has not weakened. They continue to spread the light of knowledge and understanding through their virtual school online classes. Not only this, the school is also conducting regular tests through Google forms to evaluate the comprehension and retention of the students.

The school held its first Multiple Assessment in the subject English via a Reading Activity. The students were supposed toprepare an extract of the poem, ‘The Brook’ by Alfred Tennyson. They were judged on the criteria of Expression, Voice Modulation and Fluency. This proved to be extremely thrilling as it was the first-of-its-kind test conducted in the subject.

In Hindi, interesting and informative PPTs were made for the chapters which aimed to make the class more interactive and livelier. Grammar concepts in German language were elaborately explained by the subject teacher. Students learnt to make graphs in Mathematics via a stimulating power point presentation. The beautiful integration of Art in Mathematics,was a thought-provoking concept, and fueled the inquisitiveness of the students towards it.

Students performed an activity to demonstrate the phenomenon of Condensation in Science. Artificial Intelligence, a skill-based class, has also gone down well with the students and their parents. was also introduced this week. Physical Fitness and Fine Art classes found a warm welcome amidst students. Regular assessment of Homework and assignments were done to encourage learning. Encouraging feedback and response continued to pour in to extend support and encouragement.

The students of K.R Mangalam World School, G.K-II are carrying out science experiments under the guidance of their science teachers making their homes as virtual labs!!!!

Good habits for students is key to setting them on a path for success in education. Children at a young age have incredibly absorbent brains. They remember what they are taught with clarity and their minds absorb everything much faster than they would at a later age.

Aligning with this thought, K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II conducted an activity on good habits and bad habits for the Kindergarten students. The activity was aimed at providing our tiny-tots with the opportunity to develop into a socially responsible and enlightened member of the society. While the country remains in lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus, our young students showcased best practices to keep oneself healthy and safe, and overwhelmed us with their zealous response.

“Education should never stop and learning should never end.”
In these uncertain times safety comes first. We, at K.R Mangalam World school, G.K-II, acknowledge the importance of staying indoors and at the same time believe in moving ahead and keeping our spirits high.

Keeping this in mind, a session on good habits was conducted for the students of Class I. They were shown a video on ‘Good Habits’ which was followed by an activity wherein the students shared the various good habits they follow in everyday life. On the other hand, the students of class –II participated in English Recitation Activity on the topic, ‘Nature’.The students enjoyed learning about the Nature’s bounty and chose a variety of topics for their recitation like trees, flowers, rainbow etc. They recited the poem with confidence using voice modulation and correct intonation. The beautiful and rhythmical poems helped them to understand the importance of nature and its preservation.

Apart from conducting the scholastic activities, the school also incorporated recreational activities like Exercise, Yoga and Chess to enthuse the children with energy and enable them to work with unbridled enthusiasm.