“The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.” Alek Wek
Have you ever stopped to think about why we celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and holidays? It’s not just a festive thing to do, it’s a way to stop, cherish and reaffirm the things that we value in our lives.
We show how much we care about our families when we celebrate their birthdays; we underline how important our relationships are when we celebrate anniversaries; and when we celebrate holidays and other significant days — such as Onam, Independence Day, Book Day or Friendship Day — we demonstrate to those around us, especially our children, where our values lie.
Our Onam celebration on the 4th was a heart-warming, colourful experience for all the children. The skit by K2, the dance by the support staff, the ‘AthaPoo’ done by the children and most of all the little ones dressed in their Kerala Best- all added to the ambiance and joy of the celebration. Truly a memory made for life.
Save the next date –
‘Grandparents Day’ – We regret to announce the change in date once again. Truly it is unfortunate but really due to reasons beyond our control- The new and yes final date will now be- 27th September 2019. 09:30 am – 12:00 pm. This is exclusively for all grandparents to be with us and have an enjoyable time at ELC.
Do send an RSVP letting us know if they will be or will not be attending. It would be great if they could, sing a song, say a poem or tell us a story. The children will love it and so will we. Language no barrier.
Onam Holidays will be from 9th to 15th September- Preschool will reopen on 16th Monday. Childcare parents to please let us know if you would need childcare on 12th/13th of September
September 18th will be ‘Yellow Day’– Do send your child dressed in the theme color- Please do send in an object for Show and Tell related to the theme.
Some Reminders-Once more a request to all. Please visit our Facebook page, ‘Like’ it and follow it regularly. We post pictures every day of a highlighted experience at school.
ACTIVITIES AND FEW PICTURES OF THE WEEK
SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT-
- Onam Celebration was a special highlight of this week. Our children enjoyed the celebration and the yummy food for lunch.
UNIT OF INQUIRY- This week the children enjoyed playing Musical Chairs, Chinese whisper and Bombing the numbers. They choose to play games which reflected on their learning, communication and self management skills.
LITERACY : This week we introduced the letter sound /t/ through songs and vocabulary building activity. The children also learnt 3 letter words with the /t/ sound at the beginning, middle and end. We also did sand tracing of “t” along with revision of “s,a,t” letter writing in workbook.The Children played a very interesting game of “Eye spy” in which they individually found several objects starting with the letter sound /t/.
NUMERACY :This week we introduced Number 4 with a new number game ( Rock, paper, scissors), children enjoyed identifying all the numbers till 4 on fingers. We used several manipulatives to make our children understand the concept of quantity while reinforcing Number 4.We had a fun story time “The Four Dragons” while doing number 4 for this week. Grouping of number 2, 3 and 4 were reinforced through a musical game. Revision of numbers 1,2 and 3 was done in a workbook.
CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT – This week the children made beautiful Art and Craft for Onam. They loved making Pookalam with flowers and paint. This week they also made craft for literacy to get familiar with the /t/ sound words and a craft for Numeracy to understand the quantity concept while reinforcing Number 4.
- Zumba on Magic Monday
- Splash Pool on Tuesday
- Western Dance on Thursday
Menu for 16th September- 27th September
|LUNCH||IdiappamKadala Curry||ChapatiEgg Curry||DosaGreen Peas||Veg PulavVeg Kurma||Thali Meals|
|Payasum||Kesari||Gulab Jamun||Cut Fruit||Semiya|
|Cake Slice||VegSandwich||Muffin||French Fries||Banana|
|IdliSambharChutney||Thali Meals||ChapatiEgg Curry||Veg Fried RicePeas Masala||Thali Meals|
|DESSERT||Shahi Tukda||Kesari||Gulab Jamun||Pudding||Payasum|
|EVENING SNACKS||Cake Slice||French Fries||Muffin||Veg Sandwich||Banana|
Bhavnita and Neelam