Play is a pivotal part of a child’s life. Outdoor play fosters opportunities for creativity, imagination, social connections, and learned behaviors. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them. By keeping this importance of outdoor playful learning in our mind we planned an outdoor science activity for class III and IV.
- Dried leaves
- Table bell
- Toy car
- Metal chain
- Door bell
- Basket ball
Communication and speech are very much related. The human ear and the voice are also related when it comes to speech and communication. Throughout this outdoor activity , I will attempt to explain and successfully show how the use of “Onomatopoeia” and the combination of the voice, the ear, and speech can help children become great readers and writers.
The ultimate learning facility is the classroom. The entire school is a sound paradise. Within each room, there are sounds imaginable and unimaginable-children and adults are bombarded with constant sound. When focusing on Onomatopoeia, we must allow children to listen quietly and attentively. They will become experts to what makes what sound and they’ll be able to imitate it. They’ll be able to hear the sounds of the motor in a water fountain, the sounds of a fish tank, footsteps in the hallway, the click of pen and maybe outside sounds as well. There is really no limit to the way in which sound is perceived.
We tried allow the children to explore the sounds outside. Discovering outside sound is great. Children can become more aware of outside sounds when their eyes are closed. The same was executed…..the children worked together in a group. Each child was blind folded and one of the groupmember took an object and made it sound. Eg….bells, coins, twigs, paper, keys, whip, leaves, trumpet, pen etc. These are the sounds they hear everyday in the school.
Being outside and exploring sounds was overwhelming and quite tranquil. The sound of wind blowing through the leaves of a tree, insects, or the chirping of birds enthralled the young learners.
With the physical and not-so-physical environment, children can continue to become creative in their own unique way in learning to read and write “sound words”.
Observation and Understanding-
Guidance through words, sounds, music, and prior knowledge of varied experiences can lead to dramatic academic gains for children. Sound is heard and created at all levels and volumes. The time has long since come when we as educators must relate the reality of our society in our educational institutions. Learning to read and write should be a pleasurable experience in our schools for all students.
Sally Ride EarthKAM
A one-day Sally Ride EarthKAM workshop was conducted at KR Mangalam World School, Chi II, Greater Noida on September 27, 2017. Sally Ride EarthKAM is a NASA sponsored project. EarthKAM means Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students. It is an educational program that enables students to take pictures of their own planet from a digital camera on board the International Space Station (ISS) via a web interface. The EarthKAM camera is till date a permanent payload on board the ISS and supports approximately four missions annually, one for each season. The recent mission was opened from September 24, 2017 to September 28, 2017.
DETAILS OF THE WORKSHOP:
The workshop took place in the computer lab of the school from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 11 students from Classes VI-VIII participated in this workshop. Students were briefed about the ISS EarthKAM. After which the students used the EarthKAM interface to request their images. The workshop started with a presentation on Sally Ride EarthKAM and how the program works with a brief demonstration showing the students how to request for the photographs keeping various aspects such as orbital path, weather, location, day/night preference in mind. After which the students had an hour of exciting time of locating regions of their interest and requesting for photographs after examining weather, orbits and other aspects. The workshop ended with the students writing.
Project Paridhi By Space
‘Project Paridhi’ a flagship project of SPACE, to popularize hands on science, was conducted in K.R Mangalam World School, Pocket 5, Greater Noida on 26th September, 2017. Students of classes VI-VIII participated in the Event and performed the experiment. They skillfully took the readings and recorded their observations. The workshop ended with the calculations done by the students.
The main agenda of this project was to find out the circumference of the Earth by taking measurements of the shadows made by the sun in a day, as done 3000 years back by astronomer Eratosthenes, who was able to measure it within 2% of the present accepted value. This project was initiated with the intention to increase awareness that science can be done without any complicated equipment.
KRM believes that science can be best learnt by doing. ‘Project Paridhi’ is a science experimentation project by SPACE to popularize hands on science. Participants learnt basic concepts of science in a fun way with hands on science and use geometry and trigonometry.
In this hands on science activity students got involved in measuring the length of shadows cast by a vertical object (gnomon) as cast by the sun, to determine the local noon. Simple trigonometry leads to the calculation of the circumference using the measured sun angle. The activity replicates that was done by Eratosthenes. It is typically conducted on days of Equinoxes and Solstices.
Science week was celebrated in the school from 10.07.17 to 14.07.17.It was a fun filled week in which students learnt about various exciting facts of science through different activities such as fun science experiments, thumb painting, Quiz-o-quest, collage making etc. The weeklong celebration was culminated with a study trip to National Science Centre New Delhi on 14.07.17.
“Poetry is the core of literature.”
To spread the fragrance of poetry among the children of Pre Primary wing organized Kavita Gayan competition on 29th November in the school.
Reading through books is not the only medium but fun filled activities and competitions enhance the learning process. Competition adds vigour and focused approach in the attitude of the students.
Adhering the various aspects of poetry, the participants recited different poems with varied themes. Children were dressed according to their theme and used different props which enhanced their performances. Student’s enthusiasm while reciting the poetry was the reflection of their zest and confidence. Their performance was appreciated by one and all present.
This competition was an apt platform for the students to showcase rhythm, expressions and modulation while enacting.
It was a splendid event that lulled the innocent heart of the toddlers.
“A Mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take”
Mother’s day is a special day, for all children and mothers as, it celebrates the bond of love and affection that is everlasting. Mothers are the emotional backbone of the family, who have the magic touch to heal all wounds and make all things beautiful.
The students of K.R.Mangalam World School, Greater Noida hosted their mothers on this special occasion. The event was held on 12th of May, as mothers were specially invited to spend a memorable day filled with activities and fun. A host of performances were planned to honor and appreciate all mothers. The venue was aptly decorated in keeping with the theme. Attractive boards displaying the creativity of children were also displayed. Mother’s day cards, messages and photographs all adorned the venue.
Parents were entertained by myriad presentations by the juniors and seniors. Rhyme recitations , songs, dance performances and story enactments, mesmerized the audience, as the children put their best foot forward. All performances exalted the mother as God, teacher, friend , philosopher and guide and emphasised the truth that a mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.
‘Letters of Love’ written by the junior students, for their mothers were also distributed .The day ended with all mothers and children, enjoying themselves and taking back fond memories of a day well spent.
Robotics classes have fascinated students ever since the inception of the club with its innumerable activities centered around STEM education programme.
The school initiated the programme of robotics workshops for classes II to VII to enthuse young learners regarding various aspects of Robotics and Aeromodelling.
Astronomy classes are initiated for students to make them understand about natural science that deals with the study of celestial objects such as moon, planets, stars, nebulae and galaxies. Astronomy classes as a part of curriculum has started further the cause of promotion of scientific temperament in the student community with the “strive for scientific temper”.
The aims and objectives of the astronomy classes is to promote and foster the development children’s interest and related technology and lectures and demonstrations at school are helping the students to know the universe around them.
Kavita Gyan – 29th November
“Poetry is the core of literature.”
To spread the fragrance of poetry among the children of the Prep wing, a Kavita Gayan competition was organized on 29th November in the school.
Adhering to the various aspects of poetry, the participants recited interesting poems with varied themes. Dressed according to their performances the Student’s enthusiastically recited their piece with zest and confidence.
This competition was an apt platform for the students to showcase rhythm, expressions and modulation of voice.
It was a splendid event that lulled the innocent heart of the toddlers and applauded by the spectators. Props and attires further enhanced the essence of Kavita Gayan.
The special assembly, conducted by the students of Class II & III centered around the celebration of eminent personalities. The special assembly began with the commemoration of the birth Anniversary of three eminent personalities .The Birthday of Guru Nanak on 14th November, the Birthday of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru on the same day and the birthday of Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam on the 15th November. In this assembly, the students of class II & III stressed upon their contribution.
This is indeed a fitting gesture to celebrate the birth anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam who memorized everyone with his simplicity and humanity. 15th November has been declared as World Students Day.
The UN celebrates the International day for tolerance and peace on 16th November every year. The essence of tolerance and the need to protect human rights was also stressed upon by the assembly. As the prospects of a “clash of civilizations” become more and more probable the need to realize the importance of tolerance is growing day by day.
Principal Ms. Nandini Shekhar motivated the children to follow the ideologies of these great personalities who have left their indelible mark on India. Their ideologies have influenced the thought process of a generation, as much as their eternal words continue to inspire the generation of tomorrow.
Educational Visit to Lotus Temple and the Rail Museum.
As the bloomy sunshine shone on the school premises, the students of K.R. Mangalam World School Greater Noida geared up for their educational trip to Delhi. The excited students along with their teacher escorts first reached the Lotus Temple, truly an architectural wonder. As the students filed into the main hall, the stillness of temple and its simplistic décor truly encourage one to pray and medicate. The well maintained gardens also added to the beauty of the place.
The next stop was at the National Rail Museum built in 1977, it focuses on the Rail heritage of India. The Rail museum was an educational experience, but it was a toy train ride that everyone was excited about. The ride was truly enjoyable as the train chucked away through the premises revealing the trains of yesteryears. The children had a wonderful and a memorable experience with this trip.