Author Archives: K.R. MANGALAM

State Level Kala Utsav 

We are proud to report that Aditya Singh of Class XII has secured the first position in the Classical Instrumental Music Category at the State Level Kala Utsav Competition organized by the DOE, adding yet another feather to the cap.


 To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. – George Santayana

Science does not involve only textbook exercises,  but it also involves in developing skills and scientific temperament. Keeping the above quote in mind, the students of class III made a working model of the breathing system, as part of the chapter – Your Busy Body. The students used materials which were easily available at home like plastic bottle, a pair of angular straws and balloons, cello tape, and created a pair of lungs. This activity explained the process ofInhalation and exhalation which was well demonstrated through this hands-on activity, which provided an experiential learning set-up, to the young minds.

In SST, the students did an activity during the study of the  chapter- Indian villages wherein they drew and pasted colourful pictures and spoke about how the village life is way different from the city life. It was indeed a fun-filled way of learning. 

A few minutes of Yoga during the day can be a great way to get rid of stress, anxiety and also declutters the body and the mind. The Students enjoyed their Yoga session and performed tadasana, tree pose, and Surya Namaskar. In the Physical Training class, the students performed a plethora of  stretching and warm up exercises which was followed by some balance exercises.

Life skills develops social, personal and emotional skills which helps in laying a strong foundation. The students of classes IV and V started their life skills session with a “Mindful check” which inculcates an  individual’s experience in present moment by narrowing attention to the breath and expanding their awareness while engaging oneself in deep breathing. The students were later shown a video and they also had a discussion wherein they shared their different perspectives. The session ended with a mindful check out. The session was indeed very interesting and the students enjoyed it to the fullest.

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“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. “

Class Nursery-F of K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II presented a special assembly on December 1, 2020 on the topic “Out in the Garden.”Aliza led the assembly by giving a brief introduction on plants followed by her classmates who, by turn spoke about the importance of plants.
The students effectively conveyed the message through a small skit and spoke confidently. The assembly concluded with a short rhyme “Out in the Garden “sung by the kids.
The students had put up mesmerizing dance performance on “Maine Kaha Phoolo Se “
It was a good learning experience for the children where every child was involved. It was once again proved that when students, teachers and parents work together they surely create masterpieces.

The students of Class I of K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II showcased their creativity through various activities over the week. It was fun to see them using origami technique to create beautiful crabs and bears with paper folding. They made their own abacus with the help of the teacher to understand the concept of Place Value. They also made the national bird and national animal of the country with cut outs of their hands. Students even assembled a few shapes to create beautiful figures on paper. They did a Pre and Post worksheet after their virtual visit to Aerospace. An experiment was conducted where the children showed that ice cubes can be lifted easily with a cotton string immersed in salt.

Most governments around the world have temporarily closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, education has changed dramatically with the distinctive rise of e-learning whereby teaching is undertaken on digital platforms. K.R. Mangalam World School also sprung into action and using MS Teams for online classes.

Online learning should not be limited to video lectures and written assignments. We are constructing activities for the students that will stimulate their minds and keep them interested.  Students actively and enthusiastically participated in various activities this week. The major highlight being the music classes where the students were not only made to sing but were also taught about the basics of the musical instruments. In the French class, students were given information about the French meals with the help of an attractive presentation.

Assessment is a critical step in the learning process. It determines whether or not the course’s learning objectives have been met. It creates feedback which is used to improve student’s performance. Students become more involved in the learning process and gain confidence in what they are expected to learn. In order to assess the student’s learning, we, at K. R. Mangalam World School conducted online Unit Test for the students of classes VI-VIII from 23 November 2020. Now, the students seem more confident as they are used to the idea of giving exams on an online portal. Also, we are devoting some time to consider their values and interests. The better we knows our students, the better we can grab their attention.  

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 “Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience”- Jon Kabat Zinn

Mindfulness is the practice of purposely bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment. The goal of mindfulness is to wake up to the inner workings of our mental, emotional and physical processes. It helps us put some space between ourselves and our reactions, breaking down our conditioned responses. Research has shown that helping students learn how to self-regulate their behaviours through mindfulness has a pronounced positive effect in terms of reduced conflict, controlling impulsivity and focus. Keeping this thought in mind, life skills sessions on mindfulness were conducted for the students of classes VI-VIII.

The session began with a mindful check where students narrowed attention to their breath and expanded their awareness. After expanding awareness, the activity was conducted. Students were shown a video and even asked what they understood by being present. A discussion took place and students shared their different perspectives. Then, different breathing techniques were taught to them. The session ended with a mindful check out.

In the next week, the session began with mindful check in. Students were explained the importance of thoughts and how understanding ones thoughts leads to mindfulness of an individual. They were shown a video explaining thoughts and how different types of thoughts have an effect on an individual. The students took part in a discussion on different kinds of thoughts. They enthusiastically participated in the activity.

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