The Republic Day celebration for NEKG began with an energetic patriotic spirit. The children were all set tocelebrate the day with a renewed enthusiasm.
The celebration started with children standing for the National Anthem “JanaGanaMana” and Salutation of flag followed by a chorusslogan of “Vande Mataram” and Jai Hind.
The significance of the day was showcased by giving information on Republic Day through PPT and Video song “I salute my Flag” which not only gave the children information but a pride to be an Indian.
This patriotic spirit was made (Virtually alive) by their rhythmic steps on the march past and a continuous chanting of slogan “Bharat Mata ki jai”.
To mark this special day, children of Mini KG made a tricolour flag. JR KG kids drew and coloured the flag with scenery and SR KG prepared a tricolour badge by colouring, cutting and sticking the badge all by themselves. The children were proud to do these activities.
It was indeed amemorable day.
MakarSankranti is the celebration of the harvest festival. The festival is also called the Kite festival in several parts of our country in India. Kites are flown on this day to honour the Sun God.
So IES New English Kindergarten & Balodyan celebrated the festival on 13th January 2022 online with enthusiasm and zeal. Teachers showed Power Point Presentation with information and important aspects of the festival along with an awareness of saving birds, which are harmed due to the strings of kites.
To make the day special children of Mini KG and JR KG made colourful paper kites. SR KG children made book mark relating to the kite.
To conclude this, we wished each other ‘HAPPY MAKAR SANKRANT’ and all of us enjoyed this day taking the message to save birds.
What makes the farmer’s market such a special place is that you’re actually creating a community around food.
JR.KG kids celebrated the ONLINE SUPER MARKET WEEK with great enthusiasm.
Kids dressed up as shopkeeper, green grocer, stationery merchant, fisher woman, toy shop owner, fruit seller, etc. Kids named their shops with names of their own choice like Riu’s Toy, Sharvi, the fruit vender, Arya’s collection etc. During the session, children conversed with their teachers regarding the shopping, bargaining, about the price tag etc.
During this week we had arranged a ‘Happy, healthy tiffin time with teachers’. Throughout the week, kids enjoyed their tiffin time with teachers, shopping and eating vegetables like tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage and cauliflower, along with leafy vegetables in parathas, the value of healthy eating, table manners and etiquettes being learnt in the most fun filled manner. So it was Sprout Day, Salad Day, Chapati And Vegetable and Leafy Vegetable Or Paratha Day.
Kids as well as parents enjoyed this week and online community tiffin. Parents, especially mothers thanked the Teachers for inculcating the habit of healthy eating in the little ones.
On 24th December 2021, IES New English Kindergarten and Balodyan celebrated Virtual Christmas Party with great enthusiasm and zeal. The teacher explained the meaning of ‘CHRISTMAS” and shared some interesting facts related to the festival. She also explained the significance of the festival to the students through the Christmas story and inspired them to help and support needy people and spread the feeling of joy & happiness.
The students participated in many activities related to Christmas such as making decorative paper Santa face by sticking cotton balls by the tiny tots of Mini KG, eye catching Palm print cutout Reindeer headgears by Jr. KG students, and a Beautiful Christmas Tree by Sr. KG students.
The environment was filled with excitement, joy and happiness, and the event was concluded by dancing to the beats of “Jingle Bells”. The foot tapping dance number filled the hearts of children with cheer and joy. The teachers and children danced on the tunes of “Jingle Bells”.
Life in the times of Corona means a halt on travel, but we at NEKG had organized a Field trip to the Helicopter Park of course, a VIRTUAL VISIT. It was organised on 8th December 2021 for SR KG children,
As we gathered online, children were delighted with excitement. They all were ready with their caps, sunglasses, snacks, water, masks and sanitizers. We all left our house virtually, acting as if we boarded the bus and we all sat in the bus, started singing songs like....
Let’s go , let’s go, let’s go to the helicopter park .......
In the morning, in the morning, by the helicopter park .......
Finally we reached the helicopter park. Breath-taking video clips with sounds were shown. Children imagined themselves as if they are sitting in the helicopter and taking a spectacular ride all over Mumbai.
Mini KG enjoyed online virtual field trip on 9th December 2021 to the Zoo. An amazing video of different kinds of animals, birds and reptiles was shown to children. Children heard the sounds of animals and birds and gathered information about them.
JR KG children enjoyed online virtual field trip on 9th December 2021 to the Aquarium. Spectacular videos of colourful fishes, Octopus, Jelly fish and Star fish were shown, which was a wonderful sight.
Children and parents also enjoyed the online virtual field trip. It was difficult to bring children back from the thrilling and happy mood. Children enjoyed their favourite snacks packed by mother. It was super excitement and joy as children enjoyed the ONLINE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP.
A beautiful message on animals is that,
“God created animals, so love and care for them. I love animals and I can do anything to save them.”
As we all know that animals are kids’ favourite. Keeping this in mind an opportunity was given to the kids to dramatize the wild animals and showcase their talents.
So, the kids of IES NEKG of Jr and Sr KG were overwhelmed to dramatize wild animalsof their choice. The best part was, to prepare the outfit or headgear with materials available at home. To everyone’s surprise, parents and children came out with wonderful, easy and practical ideas to depict their favourite animals, in the best possible way.
Jr KG kids prepared headgears with the help of the teachers and Sr KG kids dressed up as wild animals.
It was absolute fun to see the children enact with songs and dialogues accordingly,
“ I am the lion, the king of the jungle...ROARRRRRR....,
I am Elle, the elephant, I sway this way and that!”
Children were enthusiastically waiting for their turn and parents were overjoyed to see their child acting with confidence, a lot of language and socio-emotional development happening in the process.
“Diwali is the festival of lights”. Children were dressed up in festive attire. Celebrating Diwali festival was a great way to make children stay connected with our rich cultural heritage and tradition. Children learnt triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Children were involved in various fun-filled activities to mark the celebration. Diyas are the first thing that comes to our mind when we think of Diwali festival. The little ones tried their hands on creative activity. Fine motor skills develop when kids paint, glue, cut and fold. Mini KG kids made paper lamp. The journey began with a piece of paper to a unique outcome. Children enjoyed the progression of creativity byusing different glittering colourful materials.
Junior KG children learnt simplicity behind making paper lantern with a little twist, fold, roll, punch the hole and string the paper together. The value of enjoyment and creating art brought sparkling smiles on the little ones and spread happiness.
Sr. KG children were excited and inquisitive to make paper lantern from rectangle strips. ‘Is it a flower” “Is it a toran”. It was a great way to help little artist with their ability to use scissors. This crafty venture was a thrilling experience.
On one hand Diwali is festival of light and joy but on the other hand it was a need to reinforce to say “No to crackers”.
Children cheerfully greeted one another, ‘Happy Diwali ‘with a vibrant smile.
Happiness is cooking with friends and eating together.
Keeping the above saying in mind, we had arranged a work experience online class on 8th October for JR. KG. The topic was – making of Potato Chaat. Teachers showed how to make an Apron and chef’s cap by using the newspaper. Children participated enthusiastically; It was a wonderful sight, watching children wearing aprons and chef caps, our LITTLE WONDERCHEFS, as they enjoyed the activities, pounding the peeled, roasted peanuts and peeling boiled potatoes, adding a dash of chaatmasala, and garnishing with coriander leaves to make aaloochaat. “Oh, that’s so yummy,!” was the reaction of our kids.
Making something delicious and tasty with friends and eating it together was a happy experience for children. It inculcated the values of sharing, caring and respect for their mother, a lot of learning about the nutritive value of food happening in the process.
Sprouts are an amazing food known for their nutritional value. Sprouts promote good health and are vital for healthy growth.
We, at NEKG thought of adding this healthy meal in the child’s diet and planned a fun-filled program “Sprout Bhel” a healthy bowl.
Our little chefs were ready with chef’s paper caps and aprons, with all the ingredients, boiledand chopped.
They started with a big bowl with some boiled sprouts in it, and thenadded chopped vegetables like tomatoes and onions. To give extra flavour, chat masala and some lemon juice was added to it. Lastly it was garnished with fresh coriander and coconut.
And our five year olds made a lip smacking, yummy and super healthy sprout bhel.
This yummy preparation was shared happily with family.
It is said that "A smiling face is a beautiful face. A smiling heart is a happy heart." And, this smile and cheerfulness was spread around in our NEKG, everyone was happy and gleaming with smiles, because everyone was ready to welcome Lord Ganesha with great zest and zeal.
To mark the beginning of this festive mood, the story related to GanapatiBappa was narrated to the children. The children were dressed in traditional attire. Children enjoyed the day by chanting hymns and reciting shlokas.
Our little artists of MINI made Modaks of clay & JR. KGand SR KG made Ganesha idols of clay. Sr. KG beautifully decorated the idol with handmade flowers from newspaper.
Along with the celebration, a message was given,
Segregate Dry waste and Wet waste.
It was great fun to see that all students and parents happily participated in our ONLINE GANESHA CELEBRATION.
‘Teachers’ play an important role in our society from being educators, counsellors, confidant or a friend, teachers often go anextra mile to help children, achieve their true potential and in moulding the future generation. Our society acknowledges the major role played by our teachers along with the parent. So to give respect and appreciation to all teachers “Teachers Day” is celebrated on 5th September in honour of our great teacher Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan every year.
We had organised a virtual ‘Teachers’ day’ celebration for the NEKG teachers on Saturday the 4thSeptember 2021.
A slide show of our great teacherDr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was presented by the Head Mistress, Ms. Medha Kadlag, to show our respect and reverence, focusing on his vision on education.
A poem titled A CHILD, was presented, which highlighted the special bond between the child, parent and teacher.
It was show time then, as all the teachers showcased their talents one by one through songs, poems, speeches, storynarration, some funny anecdotes and sharing the experiences which created some light moments with smiles. That was followed by a game ONE MINUTE...to collect 5 things used as teaching aids from household materials.
A child like joy was seen on everyone’s face and no one wanted the programme to end. Undoubtedly, it was really a memorable Virtual Teachers’Day Celebration.
On 30th of August, we celebrated Krishna Janmashtami with joy.
Mini, Jr. & Sr KG. children were dressed up as Radha- Krishna, thetraditional attire. All classes were looking lively with lots of enthusiasm and happiness.
PPTs with stories of Janmashtami were shown and explained by the teachers.
Children made a crown and a beautiful peacock feather- newspaper craft activity under teachers’ guidance. Children as well as parents were very happy,when they sawtheir craft creation which was best out of waste.
We thus celebrated the festival by merging tradition and creative ideas.
Wall scribbling activity was conducted On Wednesday 18.08.2021 for the little ones of MINI KG during the online class.
All the children eagerly waited for the teacher to begin the activity.And as soon as the teacher began with the activity, children just happily set out to decorate the wall of their homes with colourful SCRIBBLING by their little hands.
Students got immediately engrossed in scribbling with their favourite colour crayons, a blue scribble here and a red one there, a yellow scribble up and a green one down, appreciating their wall ar. Since it was ONLINE, Parents seated beside the children also joined in and enjoyed the activity whole heartedly.
Parents were happy that their child was happily using crayons to scribble on their precious HOUSE WALLS, which were covered with newspaper, on instructions from the Teacher. Also, the hidden aim, the main aim underlining this activity was fine motor development and eye-hand co-ordination, which will aid in better writing skills, as explained by the Teachers. This gave the parents utmost joy and satisfaction that their child was in the safe hands of NEKG.
The “Orientation Programme for Parents” was held from 3rd to 6th August 2021 for Mini and Junior KG classes.
The Incharge, Mrs. Medha Kadlag emphasized step by step learning path elucidating the joys of learning at NEKG through an illustrious presentation. The child being the prime concern, learning is happening at school and home.
Parents were briefed with useful information about ‘Synchronous learning and Asynchronous learning’, as is being followed during the pandemic. Parents were informed about the rigorous training undergone by the Teachers, to upgrade to online education making it a success.
Asynchronous learning was a need of the hour, and a lot of effort and time is invested by NEKG staff to make valuable informative, educative learning materials and resources for children. Worksheets and videos are prepared by teachers. The voice over and recording of each slide is as good as explaining the subject in the class.
The aim of orientation was to guide parents towards an insight into the child psychology and how pedagogy is applied to make learning fruitful bringing about holisticdevelopment of the child.
Children are happy and social togetherness is also followed during online classes.
Glimpses of events of last year’s online classes were shown. Events such as Experiment on ‘Air’, Virtual Field trip conducted, how imagination fosters cognitive and social development through activities like market theme, Food Fiesta were explained.
The message given to all the parents during the Orientation was:
We need to join hands, work as one big united family and help our children bloom to the best of their abilities.
21st June is celebrated as "International Yoga Day".
Since its inception in 2015, Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's Tradition to the world.
Yoga is not just about exercise it is a way to discover the sense of oneness withoneself, the world and nature.
The teachers and children of NEKG performed simple exercises, various yoga postures like butterfly pose, pranayama, suryanamaska, tadasan, etc. meditation and chanting of "OM".
Benefits of yoga in children are multifarious. Yoga develops self- awareness, a sense of discipline and flexibility.
All the kids participated actively with enthusiasm.