31/01/2020 : Field trip to Fire Station
Field trips increase student’s knowledge and understanding of a subject and add realism to the topic of study. As the topic for Sr.KG was ‘Community Helper - Fire Fighter,’ the school organized a field trip to the fire station at Bandra. The visit was an important experience as children were exposed to reality and got hands on experience on fire safety. The personnel at the fire station showed the children, how fire fighters use the fire engine and other equipment in an emergency. They demonstrated how the different equipments like oxygen cylinder, mask, helmet, hose pipe and fire extinguisher are used. Children also saw a fire fighter in his complete fire fighting gear - helmet, boots, gloves, breathing apparatus, lights, personal hand tools and goggles. The Fire fighter also explained the rescue operation procedure which they follow when somebody is drowning in the sea and showed a mock demo to the children on how they extinguish the fire with a hose pipe. The fire fighters were surprised, as our tiny tots knew all the answers to the questions asked by them. Children were also aware of the emergency number (101) which they can call when there is a fire. Overall it was a funfilled, informative experience which children could use to associate with their immediate environment. As a token of love children presented them a thank you card and recited the rhyme ‘Ten Little Fireman.’
24/01/2020 : Republic Day Celebration
The 71st Republic Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in the Pre Primary section. Teachers inculcated in the students the spirit of unity and patriotism by showing videos and singing patriotic songs. A project was displayed on the same. As a part of their activity the Nursery and Junior KG students painted the tri colour flag, whereas the senior KG students coloured the national flag. The young soldiers of IES MVM displayed great patriotism and vowed to become good citizens of the country.
23/01/2020 : Fancy Dress on Community Helpers
As a culmination to the topic on ‘Our Helpers,’ a fancy dress activity was conducted in the Pre primary section. The children dressed up as different community helpers like fireman, doctor, teacher, milkman, painter etc. They spoke eloquently about their jobs, thus helping them build their vocabulary as well as confidence. They looked attractive in different roles and felt proud about themselves.
20/01/2020 -22/01/2020 : Community helpers -‘Thanks giving Week’
No job is big or small and each one, through their quality of work and expertise contribute to the society, that’s what community living is all about. To familiarize children with various helpers in the society and to appreciate the work done by them a ‘Thanksgiving Week’ was organized in the Pre-primary section. Community helpers like traffic personnels, doctor, carpenter, postman and courier person were invited to the school, to interact with the children. The traffic policewoman and civil police woman came smartly dressed in their uniforms and gave practical knowledge to the children. The doctor showed a PowerPoint Presentation and shared with the little ones how we should develop clean and healthy habits. The courier person and postman spent their valuable time with children and enlightened them with different postal businesses such as letters, registered post, postcards, stamps etc. The children were curious to see the different tools of the carpenter and were able to relate to what they had learnt in class. They expressed their gratitude by presenting each one of them with a ‘Thank You card.’
15/01/2020 : Garland Making Contest for Grandparents
Grandparents are an integral part of a child’s life. Therefore the School organised a ‘Garland Making Contest’ for the grandparents to involve them in their grandchild’s school activities, and showcase their creativity. The senior citizens came with full enthusiasm ready to compete. They made beautiful paper garlands. The judge Ms Ujwala Ghone honoured the spirit of the seniors and congratulated them. She praised the exceptional varieties of paper flowers and the appealing colour contrast. She explained the criteria of judging the contest, and said that indeed the competition was a tough one to judge. The grandparents were served warm healthy breakfast. They shared with the staff that they learnt from each other and look forward for more such events organised by the school. The staff commended the willingness of the grandparents and felt blessed to have them in their midst.
The names of the prize winners are as follows:
• Mrs Rohini Girish Shinde – First
• Mrs Madhuri Anant Divekar – Second
• Mrs Vijaya Pandurang Chavan - Third
15/01/2020 : Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti, a harvest festival in India was celebrated in the Pre Primary Section. This festival of joy and happiness is also known as the ‘Kite Flying festival’. The teachers explained to the students the significance of this festival and how it is celebrated in different parts of India. The Nursery and Jr. KG children made colourful kites which they displayed with great zest. Sr. KG made Makar Sankranti greeting cards.
Children were eagerly waiting to fly their kites. They were taken out in the open ground where they enjoyed flying kites. The teachers also cautioned the children to be alert and careful while flying kites at home as birds can be hurt. The traditional sesame and jaggery ladoos were distributed to all the children. They relished the sweet and took sweet memories home with them.
14/01/2020 : Fruit Day Activity
Fine motor skills which involve the use of the small muscles are an important part of a child’s development. The development of these skills, help a child to perform important tasks like picking objects, feeding oneself, buttoning, colouring, writing etc. These abilities gradually develop through experience and exposure to a variety of activities, materials and even foods. The tiny tots of Nursery were given an activity of peeling a small banana during their tiffin time. The little ones enjoyed learning from this practical experience. Besides developing their fine motor skills and sensorial exploration this practical life learning experience also helped them develop concentration, self confidence and independence as well as boost their self-esteem.
Intra School Hindi Elocution and Debate
11th January 2020
Intra School Hindi Elocution (Grades 6 to 8) and Debate (Grade 9) was held on 11th January 2020 at IES Manik Vidyamandir. The participants for the competition were selected on the basis of Hindi Elocution and Debate held at their respective schools, i.e. IES Manik Vidyamandir and IES Orion. Winners, Runner up and participants were awarded certificates at the end of the competition.
11/01/2020 : Intra School Hindi Recitation
Intra School Hindi Recitation was held on 11th January 2020 at IES Manik Vidyamandir.
The participants for the competition were selected on the basis of Interhouse competitions held in their respective schools, i.e. IES Manik Vidyamandir and IES Orion.
Winners, Runner up and participants were awarded certificates at the end of the competition.
10/01/2020 : Kala Mahotsav Competition
An Annual Interschool cultural competition “Kala Mahotsav” was organized by IES Kala Vikas Mandal on 10thJanuary 2020 at B.N.Vaidya Hall, Dadar. The students of our school actively participated in the competition where they competed in events such as - Folkdance and Plays (Theme - Cleanliness).