MARVELOUS ME! SELF INTRODUCTION
At MBS International school, we believe in expression of thoughts. To encourage this, school organised an activity “Marvelous Me! Self Introduction” for Grade I & II on 6 April, 2021.
Children expressed themselves on virtual platform and freely shared their thoughts. They shared several things about them like hobbies, favourite cartoon, favourite fruit, favourite colour, favourite vegetable etc. They used props accordingly. Some made a scrapbook to show their favourite things. Some used real life objects whereas some used cut outs of their favourite things. The activity brought everyone closer. Teacher also came to know about her students. It helped the introvert and shy students to take initiative and speak few lines on themselves.
The activity was a great learning experience for students as they got a platform to express their views and thoughts.
The teachers applauded all the participants for their efforts and presentation. The manner in which students have presented their thoughts and views was praiseworthy.
BREAKING THE ICE NAME : AEROBICS
“Your energy introduces you before you even speak”.
A good self-introduction for a student is an essential element. It creates an everlasting impression. Knowing how to introduce ourselves helps “break the ice” when meeting new people in any place or situation.
To build confidence and enhances one's ability to meet new people “Breaking the Ice Name Aerobics Activity” was conducted for the students of Grade III to & V on Monday April 5, 2021.
The main objective of this activity was to help our students to become more familiar with each other and present themselves confidently. This activity really proved as the best medium of presenting oneself, especially for those who feel shy or hesitate in front of others.
All the students introduced themselves in a fun and energetic way with a touch of aerobics. Students were filled with energy and passion. Their enthusiasm was quite visible in their presentation.
VASANT PANCHAMI CELEBRATION
Basant Panchami is an occasion which marks the advent of the spring season and is also celebrated to worship Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge and wisdom. This day was celebrated MBS International School with great fervour and enthusiasm. Yellow colour – representative of spiritual knowledge, is given importance on Basant Panchami. The children of the pre – primary classes were dressed in yellow clothes, made yellow flower impression in their sketch files. Children assembled together to pray and attain blessings from Goddess Saraswati to reach the epitome of knowledge. The pooja started with a beautiful Saraswati Vandana. The children enjoyed the day, enlightened by the blessings of Maa Saraswati.
Flower Day was celebrated by children of MBS International School, Sector- 11, Dwarka. The idea behind this celebration was to uncover the world of flowers, to know more about them. The tiny tots prepared a beautiful garden with different flowers. The vibrant colour of flowers and its fragrance could be felt on the happy faces of children. The activity was not only refreshing but also helped the students to distinguish between different flowers, their uses, their colors & different parts.
SADAK SURAKSHA- JEEWAN RAKSHA
Sadak Suraksha jeevan raksha
In order to create awareness among pre-primary children MBS International School conducted ‘Sadak Suraksha Jeevan Raksha’ activity with great zeal and devotion. The activity was focused on making children aware about traffic rules and different important symbols related to road safety. Teachers gave valuable instructions regarding traffic rules and emphasized on wearing helmets on two wheelers vehicles and seat belts while in a car. Importance of zebra crossing, traffic signal was also emphasized upon. This was followed by a reinforcement activity where children were encouraged to colour in the traffic signal, they were also made aware about the meaning of each colour light. They also took the pledge to follow traffic rules.
Children have inquisitive minds, they want explore and know more about things around them. Learning about the wonders of nature is always fascinating. Especially about the creepy crawlies – ‘Bugs’. Bugs are everywhere! These small but mighty creatures may seem pesky, yet many insects have very important jobs. Hence, to satisfy children’s curiosity for bugs, insects etc. MBS International School organized an activity on ‘Creepy Crawlies’. Children were taken virtually to the world of different bugs through power point presentation. To make the learning fun a dramatization related to the theme was conducted by the teachers.
They were also involved creatively by making different creepy crawlers in their art file using origami & clay. The excitement to know and the enthusiasm of participation made the learning experience enjoyable.
FREEDOM FIGHTERS (CHARACTER ENACTMENT)
“This Christmas may your presents be many, your worries few, and your joy endless.”
A festival of joy, Christmas inspires the spirit of sharing and caring. Soaking in this spirit of Christmas, students of MBS International School, Dwarka virtually celebrated the festival with great enthusiasm on December 24, 2020.
The tiny tots of pre-primary wing had a blast during the Christmas Carnival where they participated in many activities organized by class teachers. The students of grades I to VIII were beautifully dressed in Santa’s favourite colours; red, white and green. They sang melodious Christmas carols and danced joyfully to wish their teachers and classmates. The significance of the festival was explained to the students in the special assembly through the Christmas story and the birth of Jesus Christ. The boundless joy of celebrating the festival was visible on the faces of all the children.
MISS BEE POLITE
“Good Manners Will Open Doors That The Best Education Cannot.” As society evolves, many things change, including social norms and societal beliefs. One thing though that will never change is what makes up good manners and etiquette, and its importance. It is never too early to introduce polite words such as ‘please’, ‘thank you’ and ‘excuse me’ to a child even if he is just a tot. MBS International School Sector -11, Dwarka organized the activity of ‘Miss Bee Polite’ on Tuesday, December 22,2020. Children was encouraged to use polite words. When a child hears these polite words often enough, he will naturally pick up the words and learn to use them as well. Polite words will never be overused and it makes child a nice young gentleman or lady.
“The only way to learn Mathematics is to do mathematics” - Paul Halmos
Maths not only includes numbers, letters and equations but it is beyond that. Maths is a way of thinking, a method of solving problems and explaining arguments.
To teach students the basic concepts in a simple and playful manner Fraction Flowers activity was conducted for the students of Grade- II on December 16, 2020. The aim was to promote awareness, appreciation and understanding of the subject through this activity. The activity was thoroughly enjoyed by the students. It was a pleasure to watch the students making fraction flowers with such elan. Every child presented a unique piece of art. It was a fun activity which inspired them to use their imagination and creativity. The activity proved to be a great learning experience for the students and gave them a platform to explore their hidden talents.
“The important thing is to create” — Pablo Picasso
The minds of children are impressionable. They begin taking in information from quiet a young age and that is what makes it important that children are taught early on, with great care. And when teaching involves fun filled activities students tend to learn the most. An outstanding sensory activity for the little hands was organized by MBS International School on December 09,2020.
The students were given a theme “Fish Aquarium”. They were asked to make different elements of the aquarium using different coloured clay. The kids pounded, squeezed, rolled and blended clay to make amazing creations like fish, stones, water plants etc. Playing and crafting with clay being favourite activity of the kids, they learnt various techniques of moulding. With the guidance of the teachers the children came up with amazing finished piece of art. It developed a sense of accomplishment among the children.
This activity enhanced dexterity, fine motor skills and helped to boost the self-confidence of the children. It promoted problem solving skills as they experimented with the building techniques and adapted to changes along the way.
The activity proved to be therapeutic as it channeled the energy of the kids in a constructive manner. It was indeed gladsome to see the smiles of the kids at the end of the activity.
SAND PAPER ACTIVITY
“Drawing and Colouring has an important place in child development and can easily be incorporated into a child's day. It provides an opportunity to practice and develop many skills such as concentration, fine motor and coordination for early writing skills and correct finger grip. Keeping this in mind a virtual ‘Sand Paper Activity’ was organized by MBS International School for the students of Grade I and II on December 8, 2020.
This activity was organized to explore and encourage creativity in children and offer them a platform to show their skill in drawing and coloring. The students were instructed to make a beautiful scenery on sand paper using oil pastels. Oil pastels can be a wonderful medium to bridge painting and drawing techniques.
The activity proved to be a true learning experience for all the participants. Overall, it was a fun filled day. Children participated earnestly in the activity and their efforts were praiseworthy.
BIRDS AROUND US
Bird watching for kids is a great activity that allows little ones to enjoy the environment. Along with encouraging empathy for all living things, bird watching also provides a platform for discussing the larger scope of nature. The preschoolers of MBS International School were involved in an engaging experience of knowing about different types of birds. Teachers found an interesting way to make children learn all about ‘Birds around us’. Children were encouraged in making small bioscope in which different bird’s pictures were drawn or pasted. Children were astonished to see how it was working and showing different birds, names of which they learned quickly. They were very excited to be a part of the activity which made the entire learning experience a fun learning.
BIRDS AND THEIR HABITAT
Children love to learn about the world around them, especially about things that can fly. Hence, learning about birds and where they live, catches every child’s attention. To foster and feed inquisitive minds, children of preprimary classes were engaged in an interesting activity of making a bird’s nest. Through this hands on activity they not only understood where do birds live but they also learned the importance of hard word. The whole experience was involving and artistic. As we all know that the birds are the best architects, hence with the encouragement and guidance of the class teachers children put in good effort and were enthusiastically involved in the activity.
BROWN COLOUR DAY
Brown Colour Day Celebration
The brown colour says stability, reliability, dependability, and approachability. It is the colour of our soil, growth, fertility. Brown is the colour of the Earth and is comforting and nurturing.
Celebrating the various colour days is an excitement activity for the little kids. To gear up the spirit of the little champs, MBS International School celebrated Virtual ‘Brown Colour Day with full enthusiasm.
Kids of Preprimary wing were beautifully dressed up in Brown colour attire. They wisely identified the brown colour objects at their home and collected them. Children were surprised to see the magic of mixing two colours 'Blue and Red' to get a new colour 'Brown' out of it. Children enjoyed the day by doing fun activities i.e. making of Owl with sponge dabbing and making of Bear face with fork printing.
It was a day of learning and fun for the tiny tots
BEST OUT OF WASTE
Creativity Is Experimenting, Risks, Breaking Rules, Making Mistakes & Having Fun.
The students of classes I and II participated in ‘Best out of Waste’ activity held on
2 December 2020. The objective of the activity was to create love for environment by making best out of waste with help of recyclable things.
Students used their imagination and creativity to make their pen stand in an innovative way by using old bangles. This activity was aimed to motivate our kids to reduce the waste to save our planet and reuse waste material in constructive manner.
This activity not only helped students to enhance their creativity and presentation skills but also helped them to realize the importance of recycling and reusing waste material available to them. The motto- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle was once again reiterated through this activity.
Little hands and imaginative minds came together in a creative burst of energy and fabulous ideas and they showcased their craft work beautifully beyond expectation. It was amazing to see how scrap could be transformed into such useful and beautiful articles
Being messy and being creative is so important for kids. It helps them to learn, grow, and have fun.
Apropos to this a virtual activity of ‘Thumb Painting’ was organized by MBS International school for the students of Grade I and II on November 17, 2020.
Although simple art, such as thumb painting, seems like child’s play — and it certainly is — it is also a teaching tool that can help kids build motor skills. It can invo
Children experimented with different colours of their choice. They exhibited great enthusiasm in adding features to their pictures. Some made the picture of an elephant while some made an ice cream. Whatever was made they enjoyed each moment with glee.
This activity was organized to explore and encourage creativity in children and offer them a platform to show their skill in painting activity. Teachers acknowledged the beautiful work of the children which gave them a sense of achievement and self-confidence in their ability to be inventive.
Such activities have helped our students develop patience and concentration, and given opportunities for freedom of expression.
HINDI SPELL BEE
Words cast spells. That’s why it’s called spelling.
In the time of auto-correct and spell check in our gadgets, the Hindi Spell- Bee Activity for Grade I and II students conducted at MBS International School came as a new learning experience for our students. The activity was organized on November 11, 2020 to enrich their vocabulary bank. The activity provided the students a platform to learn spellings in different ways. It not only helped them to improve their spellings but also increased their vocabulary. They learnt correct spelling and became acquaint with its proper usage.
Children participated earnestly in the activity and their efforts were praiseworthy.
Diwali is the festival of lights and sweetness. It is basically a symbol of the victory of good over evil, brightness over darkness, and truth over falsity. The lanterns and diyas not only make diwali, the festival of lights, but they also symbolize the supremacy and consequence of brightness over darkness.
To mark Diwali celebrations MBS International school organized “Lantern Making Activity” for the students of Grade I & II on November 11, 2020.
Festivals are an expressive way to celebrate glorious heritage, culture and traditions. They are meant to rejoice special moments and emotions in our lives with our loved ones. Festivals bring joy and fun and to be a part of preparations children made beautiful lanterns of different colours and sizes to decorate their houses. On the occasion of Diwali, these lanterns wish to remove gloominess from one’s life and replace it with light, hope and happiness.
The little kids got aware of the culture and traditions of this specific festival called “Diwali”. They learnt how to make lanterns in a more enticing and attractive ways. Children participated in the activity zealously.
It was a visual treat to see the children giving wings to their imagination.
India is such a culturally diverse country that in each state, city, district and village there are beautiful stories to share; ones that are unique to that area. The most powerful way to share these stories is via our tiny tots. Children of Nursery & KG celebrated the essence of our rich culture & heritage through the activity of Incredible India, emphasizing on unity in our diversity. Children were beautifully dressed up in different states costumes. They performed on the regional dances and shared information on the staple food of the region they were representing. The whole India was present on the online platform which made it an overwhelming learning experience.
INTERHOUSE EXTEMPORE COMPETITION
One has rightly said, “For effective extempore speaking a participant must be fluent, erudite and articulate.” An extempore is an impromptu speech which the participant is required to make on a topic there and then. To imbibe a true spirit of learning and competition among students, MBS International School organized virtual Inter House Extempore Competition for the students of Grade III & IV on November 9, 2020. The aim of the competition was to hone public speaking skills of the students and teach them to be articulate while expressing their thoughts and opinions and to enhance the spheres of learning beyond school boundaries and creating learners for the 21st century.
YUMMILICIOUS HEALTHY SNACKS
“Health requires healthy food.”
Healthy snacks are an essential part of a growing child’s diet. Childhood is a critical time for growth and development, and snacks provide important nutrients. Healthy Snacks can play an important role in managing kids hunger and boosting nutrition. A well-timed healthy snack can even out spikes in hunger and provide a much-needed energy boost between meals. Forming a positive experience with healthy food is so important because healthy foods are the foundation for good nutrition. With this aim in mind MBS International School conducted a virtual culinary activity called ‘Yummilicious Healthy Snacks’ for the students of Grade III -V, on November 6, 2020.
Students learnt basic cooking skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. The response of the students to this activity was quite heartwarming wherein they were fully prepared with all the ingredients, to actively take part in the activity. Students prepared corn salsa salad, vegetable soup, fruit salad, sandwiches, fruit cream, peanut chaat, sprout salad and many more delicious and healthy snacks.
The activity was conducted with a view to create awareness about the nutritional value of food. Children participated with great zeal and enthusiasm.
PINK COLOUR DAY
“The good effects of pink kindles friendship, harmony and affection…!!”
The Pre-Primary Section of MBS International School celebrated Pink Day on November 3,2020. It was wonderful to see our children bloom and blossom in different shades of pink.
The young ones came dressed in pink colour and brought pink coloured toys and spoke few lines about them.
The tiny tots participated in a variety of hands on activities. Creating a pink valley with balloon impression reinforced the concept of colour in children.
The aim of the activity was to make the young ones identify pink colour in the objects they see around them. Children were explained that pink colour signifies love, beauty and kindness. They were excited to learn that pink colour could be obtained by mixing red and white.
The blooming buds enjoyed a lot and simultaneously understood the aesthetic sense of pink colour. It was indeed a visual treat to witness little ones dancing and glowing in pink. Thus, the purpose of celebration of pink colour day was fulfilled.
Everyone loves dressing up on Halloween!, especially the little ones. The costumes and spooky make up make the Halloween celebration more fun & interesting. MBS International School strongly believes in providing a holistic platform to learn and grow. And these different events and celebration makes the learning process conducive. Children of preprimary classes participated with full enthusiasm in Halloween Celebration. They were dressed up in fancy dresses and enjoyed showing off their spooky poses in the online class. To create more memories of the celebration children were involved in creative art work where they made the symbolic pumpkin. Overall it was a fun filled day.
Myths and legends are an integral part of human existence.
A virtual Competition was conducted for the students of Grade V on Monday, 2nd November 2020, in which the students dressed as Mythological characters enacted their role.The first round of the Character Depiction was conducted amongst all the students of Grade IV & V, in their respective virtual classrooms on November 2, 2020.The final round took place on Novmber 7, 2020.
The objective was to make our children aware of the rich Indian culture at an early age. The students, dressed in colourful costumes, reminded us of our glorious past and took us closer to our cultural roots. The excitement, energy and the confidence level of the little children was really admirable as they portrayed mythological characters like Lord Krishna, Hanuman, Sita, Draupadi, Shakuni, Kakeyi and more and transported everyone to the bygone eras when divine voices could be heard and visions seen. Resplendent in their costumes, they delivered their lines and slogans with a confidence and passion that won the hearts of each one present.
DUSSEHRA CELEBRATION PREPRIMARY
Dussehra, the festival is the celebration of victory of good over evil. It was celebrated online with the students of preschool & preprimary with a lot of zeal and fervour. Children were dresses up in different avtar from Ramayana. The little Rama, Sita, Hanuman, Shabri and Ravana won the hearts of everyone with their performance. The confidence and zeal with which children performed made the whole celebration special. Teachers explained the real meaning of this festival through a short video which was followed by a devotional bhajan. The whole celebration ended with the message that Dusshera festival inspires us to follow the path of Dharma which is righteousness. It reminds us that in the end good always wins. Children learnt values of honesty, respect and obedience. Overall the celebration was appreciated and enjoyed by all.
The auspicious and one of the most popular Indian festival Dussehra, which signifies victory of good over evil was celebrated by conducting an online Dussehra Craft Activity for the students of Grade I & II on October 20, 2020.
This activity was organized to explore and encourage creativity in children and offer them a platform to show their skill in “Craft” activity. The students were instructed to make ‘Ravana Face’ using different craft material. The primary objective of the Dussehra Activity was to bring the children closer to their country’s culture and heritage.
The zeal and enthusiasm among the students while doing the activity was the proof of the joy and fun they experienced during the activity. They exhibited great enthusiasm in adding features to their craft. Apart from reinforcing the concept among the students, the activity also helped in enhancing their creative and psychomotor skills.
OLD MC DONALD FARM
Farm Animals are a great topic of study for the Preprimary students. MBS International School organized an activity on Old Macdonald Farm on Tuesday, October 20,2020. It gave the young MBSians to experience the different ways that animal look,what it eats and the sound it makes.Children created farm scene by making animal faces using origami. Learning about empathy, relationships, the environment and nature are just some of the benefits children receive by caring for animals.
PURPLE COLOUR DAY
We love purple, we love Purple. Yes we do, yes we do.
Purple are grapes, eggplants and plums too. Just for me and just for you.
Purple is a color that symbolizes compassion, creativity, dignity, royalty, magic, free spirit. Purple day was celebrated in Preprimary classes. It was a fun filled day where all the children as well as the teachers were dressed in their ‘Purple Attire’ and had different puple colour objects to share in the class. Children were shown the magic where purple colour appeared after mixing red and blue colours. To make the learning process more inclusive children of preprimary classes were involved in making a purple selfie frame and our preschoolers were involved in making the purple octopus. Children enjoyed and were engrossed in the learning process.It was a fun and frolic day for the Little ones….
All creative work begins by doing something with the hands. Creation is simply a problem and design is the way out . -Charles James
At MBS International school, we believe with exposure to various types of arts and crafts, a youngster can develop his / her own individual craftsmanship interest. To discover the undiscovered talents Art and craft activities are regularly organized by our school. It is about encouraging, nurturing and showcasing every child's natural creative flair. Painting is a way for children to do many important things: convey ideas, express emotion, use their senses, explore colour, explore process and outcomes, and create aesthetically pleasing works and experiences.
Keeping this in mind the school organized an activity “Bubble Painting” for the students of Grade I and II on October 14, 2020. This artsy endeavour aimed to add fun and excitement in the daily routine of the kids. Children used a straw and a few paint colours along with a squirt of soap water to draw amazing bubble patterns on the sheet using the method of blowing. It was different from the usual wherein paint brush is used. Clear instructions were given by the teacher beforehand regarding the activity. The little artists unleashed their creative thoughts and ideas on drawing sheets.
This fun filled activity witnessed an enthusiastic participation by all students. Teachers appreciated and acknowledged the work done by the students.
ART & CRAFT ACTIVITY
“Happiness is in the air, it’s festival time everywhere. Let’s show some love and care, and wish everyone out there
The spirit of festivals is such which let everyone bring out the best of everything. It gives everyone a chance to unleash and enjoy the creative side and decorate the houses and surroundings with hues of various types and things. Since the month of festivals has knocked the door so MBS International School too, taking the advantage of time has given its students few fun-filled creative activities to show their creative, artistic and imaginative side to one and all. The students of class VI have participated in ‘Diya Decoration activity’ and beautifully decorated the earthen lamps. The students of class VII have participated in ‘Paper lamp making activity’ and made different patterns and colorful lamps. The students of class VIII have participated in the ‘Paper rangoli making activity’ and the creative and innovative patterns they have created will surely help them during Diwali. All these activities were planned and executed under the able guidance of Art ‘N’ Craft department. The sole purpose of conducting these activities is to give wings to student’s imagination and they have learnt the skills and techniques of making and creating easy home décor items. The faces of the children were brimming with joy after presenting their craft and were appreciated for their efforts.
On the onset of festive season people illuminate their houses with diyas and doors with torans to welcome Goddess Lakshmi.
We at MBS International School, Dwarka tried to keep up the festive spirit by encouraging and involving students of grade IX to make torans on October 15, 2020. Students made use of mirrors, peepal leaf printing and decorated the torans with glitters and decorative material. Our MBSians did amazing work and were found to be highly creative. This activity not only enhanced their fine motor skills and social skills, but also provided a platform to them, to strengthen, enrich & polish their creative sides.
COCONUT LADOO MAKING
Cooking with children is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking.
It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment and creativity." - Guy Fieri
MBS International School organized Cooking without Fire (Coconut Ladoo Making) for the students of the Grade I & II on October 13, 2020.
The students donned their chef caps to exhibit their culinary skills and prepared yummy coconut ladoos during their virtual activity. It was feast for the eyes and stomach as well as. The objective was to encourage healthy food choices among the students. They discovered that cooking can be a creative, easy and safe experience that is as much fun as it is to eat the yummy delights that resulted from the experience. One could see and feel the enthusiasm that the students had in the making and presentation of the dish.
The activity not only taught culinary skills to the students but also sparked their innovation and creativity. “We at school believe that cooking is not just making food but also experiencing healthy food choices, building confidence and creativity, enhancing communication and deepening connections with each other”. Through this activity the students learnt appreciating the hard work put into cooking.
Kudos to the parents whose constant ebullience and collaboration has made virtual learning a delightful platform for both learning and merriment.
Geometry will draw the soul toward truth and create the spirit of philosophy
To make the subject easier which in turn help the students to overcome the phobia in maths to some extent and to enhance understanding of geometric shapes MBS International School organized a virtual activity ‘Mathephilia’ for students of Grade IV on October 9, 2020.The purpose of conducting this activity was to equip students with imaginative and creative skills and boost their calculus skills.
The facilitator explained the method of making 7 pieces of tangram using origami sheet, and also guided students to create the first alphabet of his/her name using Tangram’s pieces.
The aim of this activity was to enhance observation and analytic skills among children as they saw Maths in real life situations. From the time we wake up in the morning, till we go to bed, Math is indispensable. Students wholeheartedly showcased their creativity in ORIGAMI by creating first alphabet of their name.
“Enthusiasm has great strength. There is no greater strength than enthusiasm. There is nothing which is not attainable in this world for the enthusiastic.” – Lakshmana to Rama
Festival season in India is long drawn and offers excellent opportunity to relate to Indian traditions. Keeping the festive spirit alive we at MBS International School, Dwarka conducted the Character Portrayal from Ramayana for the children of Grade I and II on October 6, 2020. The purpose of conducting the competition was to teach our children the value of all relations in our life.
Students dressed up as Lord Ram, Sita, Laxman, Hanuman, Angad, Ravana and many more characters from Ramayana and also spoke about the significance of the festival. The students also made masks, crowns and puppets. They all looked vibrant in their colourful and different costumes and played their parts confidently. The students were given an opportunity to speak in front of others and bring forth their hidden talents. All the students presented themselves with a lot of fervour and ardour. Three winners from each class were selected for the final round which was conducted on October 7, 2020.
The competition proved to be great learning experience for the students about various character from Ramayana and also got familiar with moral and spiritual values in their life.
The competition went on very well and children represented themselves with full zeal and enthusiasm which could be seen through their smiles. The activity was every bit of exquisite. Such activities hope to bring out the best in students while ensuring that the children learn through all possible ways.
IN THE JUNGLE
In The Jungle activity was organised for the tiny tots of Preprimary on Tuesday, October 6,2020 It provided them with an unique educational exposure to the amazing world of animals.Children made a veritable jungle with their handprints on various animals.
Our Preschool children made different animal faces with the bangle impression. They learnt interesting facts about the incredible creatures. Listening the sounds of different animals, added sparks of joy and thrill in the young MBSians eyes. It was an innovative way to educate and entertain the students and making them appreciate the wonders of animals life.
HT CODING WEBINAR
“Being the pen and paper of our time, technology is the lens through which we experience much of our world.”
Technology, indeed can never replace the manual efforts and labour, but in the hands of great and learned people, it is transformational. Aspiring to achieve the same, MBS International School sought to let their students venture into the world of coding with HT Coding Webinar conducted virtually via Zoom Session on September 29, 2020 at 11:00 am for Grade VI-IX.
With an objective to acquaint the students with the basics of coding and the oncoming prospects in the coming times, the webinar was well enjoyed by approximately 400 students who had their interests spiked up after the webinar. The students were taken step by step through the process of creating small yet interesting outputs with the help of coding techniques. Asserting the importance of coding in future and elaborating on the benefits of it, the workshop started with spokesperson propounding the same in his speech. With the interesting and captivating graphics, the students were introduced to coding with the help of games and videos. Especially curated for the children, the workshop aimed to let the students push their boundaries beyond what is only mentioned in the curriculum and use their logistic thinking. The entire procedure of signing up and participating in the activities was explained to the students. Ranging from languages like HTML, CSS, JAVA, Python etc, to various activities such as creating a website, an application or a game, the workshop excited the students to participate and pose their queries regarding the Webinar and the programme. Along with certification programmes, HT Code-a-thon also offers enticing prizes and discounts to the students signing up for the webinar.
Altogether, the feedback given by the students displayed their interests and excitement in joining the session.
PAPER BAG MAKING
“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”
Proceeding with the same zeal in their hearts, students of Grade VI-VIII participated in the virtual Paper Bag Making activity conducted by MBS International School on September 26,2020. The objective of the activity was to ignite the need to adopt paper bags instead of the handy plastic bags. This was done to make them aware about the threat caused by the plastic bags to the environment. The students were guided how to make the paper bags out of recycled paper. Quite enthusiastic about the whole activity, every participant got recycled papers accessible at their places and converted them into handy paper bags available for their personal use. To boost their creative and inventive skills, beautiful paper bags of different shapes and sizes were shown and taught to them. This activity resulted in increased participation towards improving Mother Nature. The students made various paper bags and decorated it with leaves , designing paper and vibrant colors.
“Original writing is that which expresses ideas and thoughts in an imaginative way”.
With home schooling on the calendar and planner since long we do not want our scholars to miss out on any important aspect of learning. Keeping the same in mind MBS International School conducted ‘Hindi creative writing activity’ for the students of grade VI-VIII on September 23, 2020. The students were given various topics to choose from. The students have expressed their views on the topic of their choice. The beauty of creative writing is that you have the power to change the way someone sees the world. And it was very much evident from the student’s entries.
Creative writing is not only a means to help students unleash their creative side and feel more comfortable with writing about everyday life, but has also been proven to improve language learning.
FUN WITH ALPHABETS
Drawing and colouring are visual arts and these activities allow students to uncover their natural talents. To enhance their creativity MBS International School organised ‘Fun with alphabets activity’ for the students of Grade- I and II on September 23, 2020. The students were shown how to draw different things from the alphabets A to H. The activity encouraged and developed an alert and open-minded attitude among children and gave them clarity in thinking. The activity was thoroughly enjoyed by the students. It was a pleasure to watch the students making different objects with such elan.
Every child presented a unique piece of art. It was a fun activity which inspired them to use their imagination and creativity. The activity proved to be a great learning experience for the students and gave them a platform to explore their hidden talents.
FOOD IS LIFE, COOKING IS FUN
MBS International School organized Little Master Chefs (Sandwich Making) for the students of the Grade I & II on September 22, 2020.
The students exhibited their culinary skills and prepared nutritious and healthy sandwiches during their virtual activity. It was feast for the eyes and stomach as well. The objective was to encourage healthy eating habits among the students. They discovered that cooking can be a creative, easy and safe experience that is as much fun as it is to eat the yummy delights that resulted from the experience.
The virtual activity was conducted with a view to create awareness about the nutritional value of food cooked without flame, the necessity and advantages of healthy eating.
Through this activity the students learnt the culinary skills, appreciating the hard work put into cooking. The aim of the activity was also to provide a platform for students to showcase their talent and explore new areas of interest. They served the dishes in an artistic way which was most appealing and the display was a visual treat tickling to the taste buds.
As a step towards inspiring and educating children to understand the role of corona warriors, a slogan writing activity on the topic ‘Our Saviors During Lockdown’ was conducted by MBS International School for the students of grade III-V on September 21, 2020 .
Students responded to this activity with great vigor and enthusiasm to show their appreciation towards corona warriors. The students displayed excellent artistic and creative skills .They made the most of this opportunity by actively participating in the activity.This event achieved its aim, wherein it brought out creativity and imagination of our students.
Our students displayed immense resourcefulness in completion of this activity.The activity helped the students to articulate ideas more fluently. Overall it helped them to explore,engage, and develop a thorough understanding of the efforts put in by the professionals helping us during lockdown.
“Adolescence is a time of uncertainty, stuffed with expectations and glazed with rebellion.”
MBS International School, Dwarka organized an online workshop on Adolescence issues for the students of class VIII on September 19, 2020. The session was taken by Ms. Monika Dhingra, the school counselor. The students were apprised with the various changes that take place during adolescence like physical, psychological (which control their thoughts), emotional (mood swings) and social (their relationship with parents and friends). After discussing all the changes and their impact on person’s behaviour, it was further reiterated that adolescence is the age of rapid changes. They were told the techniques to deal with these changes effectively. Thereafter, the students were asked to share their challenges which they were facing and were not aware how to deal with. Each one of them came up with different questions weighing on their heart. The questions were discussed making the students understand why it was happening and how to handle these situations. The session was fruitful as the students interacted and found the solutions for their queries.
HINDI DIWAS CELEBRATION
MBS International school takes pride in keeping its children rooted to the core values, rich heritage and vast culture of its nation. Keeping the same in mind, the school has celebrated ‘Hindi Diwas’ on September 14, 2020. This is the day when everyone acknowledges the enriched language and its contribution. Hindi is indeed a language that is very rich and has major contributions to the field of literature. Wish everyone a very happy 'Hindi Diwas'
PHOTO FRAME MAKING
“Picture frames not only define the personality of the house, but they also depict the aesthetic sense of the people living in that house.”.
A virtual “Photo Frame Making Activity” was organized by MBS International School for the students of Grade I on September 16,2020. There is no doubt that art and craft activities always proved to be a fun learning for kids. It helps the students to develop their fine motor skills and creativity. Paper crafts give the child a chance to express itself in a purely creative environment. With the help of some old newspapers, Grade -I students made Photo Frames. For decorating the edge of their picture, they simply applied painting and rolling process and created beautiful craft work. It fostered innovative application and given them a joyful experience of making something new out of the waste material. Creative activities are a key way of developing the necessary traits in a child. These traits guide child’s ability to plan his or her behavior, which is essential to academic success.
MBS International school encourages such interesting activities and hopes to bring out the best in all its students while ensuring that the children learn through all possible ways- not just through books and classroom teaching.
KAHANIYON KA PITARA
"A good story can imbibe the right values in the most impressionable age.”
The art of storytelling is the universal and traditional art that has featured strongly in Indian culture as a communication tool. It is an effective way to inform entertain, educate the open minds of children to world's beyond imagination.
To enhance the confidence and speaking skills of the students, MBS International school organized virtual Hindi Story Telling activity -Kahaniyon ka Pitara on September 16, 2020 for the little children of Grade 2. The students displayed excellent memory and recapitulation skills. The young enthusiastic story tellers armed with their props came forth with wonderful tales.
The students were appreciated for their wonderful performances.
BOOKMARK MAKING ACTIVITY
“Creativity is not about doing something better than others, it is about thinking, exploring, discovering and imagining.”
It encourages children to play and experiment in a fun and relaxed environment. By doing something creative, we allow our kids for self-expression and give them opportunities for trying out new ideas, it develops a sense of achievement and allows them to take pride in their work which builds confidence.
To promote reading habit among our students in a creative way, a bookmark making activity was conducted for grade I & II on September 9, 2020.
The activity was aimed to enhance their creativity and aesthetic sense.
The students used different coloured origami papers, marker, glue etc. and made the creative eye-catching “Caterpillar” and “Bunny” bookmarks by using simple technique of paper folding, cutting and pasting.
All the students were excited while making bookmark and were eager to show their final product to their classmate. It was indeed not only learning but also a fun-filled activity for them.
SHOW AND TELL ACTIVITY
The clothes we choose to wear can impact our mood, and leave a lasting impression on our memories.
Giving due importance to this connection, “Show & Tell activity on- My Favourite Outfit” was organized by MBS International School for the students of Grade I and II on September 1 and September 8, 2020. The purpose of conducting the competition was not only to blend learning with fun but also to develop confidence in the students by giving them an opportunity to get on the stage and speak in front of an audience.
The competition was an opportunity to bring out individual talent, explore their creativity and stage presence skills. The students participated with great zeal and enthusiasm. The effort and hard work of children was highly commendable. This activity was fun and excellent for children as it sparked their imagination and made them think more. Best three from each class participated in the final round on September 8, 2020 where they showcased their talent with the same zest. The students faced the camera with confidence and presented themselves with passion.
The combined effort of students and parents made the show a huge success.
THANK YOU CARD MAKING
“Don’t let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone”
- Stephen King
To make the young minds understand the importance of saying “Thank You” and also to learn the importance of gratitude a handmade Thank You Card making activity was organised by MBS International School for the young curious minds of Grade I & II on September 2, 2020.
Students individually designed and decorated cards and wrote down best wishes to their teachers. These lovely greeting cards were respectfully presented to their beloved teachers to express their gratitude on this special day. Teachers appreciated and acknowledged the love and gratitude shown by the students.
NATIONAL SPORTS DAY
Whatever the game may be-Be A Sport!. Children of preprimary classes celebrated the National Sports Day through online medium. The focus was to build sportsmanship and encourage the tinytots and the parents as well to be active even during this lockdown. Teacher motivated children to take part in different home based sporting activities, starting with basic warm up, leading to different games. Children excitement was clearly visible as they never wanted the day to get over. Holistic development of our children is possible only when he/she is physically fit, developing cognitively and emotionally as well. It was a fun filled day and an apt tribute to the legendary hockey player Major Dhayan Chad, in whose honour this day is celebrated as National Sports Day in India on August 29, every year.
Rainy Day is always a fun time for the kids. To celebrate Pitter Patter of rain drops, the pre-primary students of MBS International School were all set with their raincoats & umbrellas to splash & revel in the virtual rain. Children had their own experiences to share about how playing in rain is the most favourite activity during this season. They indulged in making their own 3D umbrella and preschoolers created their own collage of raincoat, umbrella & gumboots.
Teachers made them aware of the things found in this season like corn, frog, snails, puddles, etc. Also, they understood the precautions to be taken during this season.
DRESS AND DEPICT
It is a well-known fact that sustainable development and a holistic ecological view are the need of the hour in today’s world, where man’s domination over nature has risen to gigantic proportions. Keeping this thought in mind, MBS International School organized a riveted virtual ‘Dress and Depict Activity’ for the student of Grade IV on August 17, 2020. The theme for which was to tell ways and means to save mother earth through their innovative propositions and assured speaking. The students dressed in the attire depicting the natural resources given to us by the Mother Earth to convey the message to conserve them.
The participants were judged on the basis of the given criteria such as -
? Voice modulation and presentation
? Costume and its relevance to theme
? Usage of props and its relevance to theme
? Confidence and expression
The children participated with full vigour and enthusiasm. The activity was not only an expression of their hidden skill and creativity but also their contribution towards the betterment of environment.
AD MAD SHOW
A healthy mind, healthy body connection is the key to a much happier life. Giving due importance to this connection, MBS International School organised an AD Mad show for the students of Grade I and II on August,25 2020. The competition was an opportunity to bring out individual talent, explore their creativity and stage presence skills. The students participated with great zeal and enthusiasm. Best three from each class participated in the final round on August 26, 2020 where they showcased their talent with the same zest.
The combined efforts of students and parents made the show a huge success.
GREEN COLOUR DAY
Green is the colour of life, renewal nature and energy, which is closely associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness and environment. To celebrate the existence of colours around us, our children and teachers were dressed in pretty green attires. The backdrops were beautifully decorated according to the theme.
Students were taken for a virtual tour into the world of green. They enthusiastically participated in ‘Green Around Us” activity and learnt the significance of Green colour in Nature.
School is a place which garners a sense of responsibility towards nature and its conservation among the students. Since children are the future of tomorrow, educating them about preserving and balancing the environment becomes highly essential. In this pandemic times, to generate awareness among students for greater greenery in the country and to control pollution MBS International School organized a riveted ‘Tree Plantation Activity’ for the student of Grade III & IV. The theme for which was ‘Each one plant one’. Students were instructed to plant a sapling in their house compound with the help of their parents. Students enthusiastically performed the activity and shared clicked photograph with their class teachers. The activity also helped the children to know about things required to grow and nurture a plant, various parts of the plant, and the importance they hold in our lives.
FUN WITH NUMBERS
Shapes are fun. They are present everywhere.
A shape is one of the seven elements of art. When defining it within the study of art, they are an enclosed space.
A virtual activity ‘Fun with Numbers’ was held for the students of grade I & II on Aug 19, 2020. The aim of the activity was to teach the basic concepts to the students in a simple and playful manner by making animal’s shape from the numbers 1to10. A fun filled and joyful activity provided our little ones a platform to develop and showcase their latent talents. Children engrossed in creating beautiful animals with different numbers was really worth seeing. The students exhibited their artistic skills and presented an engaging, scintillating activity .
“A great way to use old newspapers is to craft with them.”
There is no doubt that art and craft activities always proved to be a fun learning for kids. Be it coloring with crayons or molding statues from clay, folding paper to create fine origami or designing a handmade craft work, there are several art and craft activities, which can enhance their artistic potential. It helps the students to develop their fine motor skills and creativity.
To inculcate artistic skills and apply innovative thinking a “Newspaper Craft Activity” was conducted in Grade I & II on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.
With the help of some old newspapers, Grade -I students made coasters and Grade -II students made Photo Frames. They applied painting and rolling process and created beautiful craft work. This activity was intended to reinforce the message of recycle and reuse. It fostered innovative application and given them a joyful experience of making something new out of waste material.
JANAMASHTMI POT DECORATION
Janmashtami is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna, one of the most powerful and famous reincarnations of Lord Vishnu. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon. This day indicated the beginning of hope in the older times; hope, that the malicious rule of Kansa would soon end. To seek the blessings of Lord Krishna, Janmashtmi- Pot Decoration was organized for the students of Grade –I and II by MBS International School on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 wherein the school students enthusiastically participated and wondrously showcased their talent and creativity.Activity was conducted in order to improve presentation skills and to develop the understanding of Indian traditions.The students actively participated in the activity and wondrously showcased their talent. The enthusiasm among the participants was worth watching.
Row Row Row your boat gently down the streams . . .
MBS International School has always focused on holistic development of MBSians. Hence, learning by doing has always been our focus, because this is how children learn the best. Utilizing the virtual medium to its utmost potential, children were taken to sail through the water transport theme. The preschoolers were involved in making clay submarine and preprimary children made paper craft of the same, which was enjoyable and engaging. Teachers made the class aware about different things associated with water transport and the overwhelming response made the whole experience not only enjoyable butt fruitful too.
ENGLISH POEM RECITATION
As we all know beauty is the realm of the poetry,the children enjoy the beauty of expression,thoughts,feelings,rhythm and music of words.Taking all these facts into consideration, MBS International School, organized Virtual Poem Recitation Activity, for the students of grade III. Poem Recitation is a mode of expression, a medium to reflect the latent talents of our budding poets.
The students enthusiastically participated in the same to exhibit their poetic bent of mind, using creative props, voice modulation, intonations and impressive expressions. It was heart-warming to see amazing performances which was indeed a result of hours of practice. This event enabled our students to kindle their imagination and helped them to enhance their learning process.
The participants were judged on the basis of the given criteria such as -
? Poise and Spontaneity
? Intonation and Poetic Expression
? Clarity of words/Diction
? Overall Presentation
Poetry Recitation allowed the participants to understand the nuances of voice modulation, intonation, pitch and volume. It also served as an enriching experience for the students to experiment with their peculiar styles.
“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow”
Science is all about exploration and discovery, so there’s no better way to get young scientists excited about learning with hands-on activities and practical science experiments. These science activities help students become more interested in science and provide them with the tools they need to make exciting discoveries.
‘Budding Scientists’ activity was conducted during the science periods from Aug 6’20 to Aug 11’20. The students of classes VI to VIII actively participated in the activity.
The students demonstrated variety of experiments such as air pressure, oxygen is required for burning, smoke snowfall, making of hand sanitizer, sedimentation, decantation, filtration, mirror image by water, conduction, etc. and explained the science behind these experiments. It was very exciting to see the enthusiasm of the students while presenting and explaining the experiments. The sense of achievement was visible on the faces of the budding scientists.
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror of reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”
As penned very aptly by Mahatma Gandhi conserving the trees hold a very important role for today’s generation so the future generations are not deprived by their benefits. MBS International School on this Rakshabandhan took a pledge to sensitize its students of their responsibility towards the environment.
Raksha Bandhan centres around tying a thread on the wrist, symbolising the bond between brothers and sisters, and sense of protection and care for each other. Given that trees contribute to the environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, conserving water, preserving soil and supporting wildlife, other than sustaining human life, trees protect us from great detriments, few activities were planned and executed in the first week of August. The students of classes VI & VII were asked to plant a sapling and tie a rakhi around it and vow to protect it always like we protect our near and dear ones. Classes VIII to X were supposed to design posters on ‘Protect the Trees and they will take care of you’ and Classes XI & XII have to engage themselves with nature by doing creative writing on the topic ‘Write a story about tree surviving a strong wind storm. If a tree had emotions how would it feel about being cut down?’ The activities were symbolic, reinforcing the responsibility of protector (the people) to their protégé (trees). In the light of large-scale deforestation that is irreversible in many cases, the activities are significant. Students have participated in all the activities making this initiative a success for all of us and most importantly nature.
HINDI POEM RECITATION
“ Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words” -Robert Frost
“Poem Recitation is a mode of expression, a medium to reflect the latent talents of the young ones.” Rhymes can prove to be an instrumental stepping stone for young children to develop their verbal skills and boost their confidence. Keeping this in mind Hindi Patriotic Poem Recitation Activity for class I & II was organized by MBS International School on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
All the participants came up with different poems on patriotism and recited them with great zeal and enthusiasm. The eye-catching props added icing to the cake. The activity inspired the children to come forward and recite with confidence.
The young poets enthralled everyone during this virtual activity with their articulation and memory skills while reciting poems. It was a splendid opportunity for them to gain confidence through stage exposure. Everyone was delighted after seeing their pleasing performances.
Raksha Bandhan is a festival which celebrates the bond of a brother and sister. This festival is celebrated in the Hindu religion. Brothers and sisters of all ages celebrate Raksha Bandhan. Furthermore, it strengthens the bond between them as well. ‘Raksha’ translates to the protection and ‘Bandhan’ translates to bond. To keep the zest of the festival alive amid this pandemic, Rakhi Making activity was conducted in Grade 3 on July 24, 2020. The students were taught to make handmade rakhis using the material which is easily available at home like colourful threads, glitter sheets, ribbon, etc. The students thoroughly enjoyed the activity and showcased their creativity by making beautiful rakhis.
Extempore speeches are those where a very little or no time is given to prepare. It gives children a platform to express their thoughts on the given topic.
MBS International school organized the English extempore for the students of Grade I and II to inspire the true spirit of learning and to enhance their communication skills. The students were required to speak on the given topics like My Favourite toy, My Favourite Subject and My Favourite fruit or Vegetable etc. The activity was a great learning experience for students as they got a platform to express their views and thoughts on the topic.
The teachers applauded all the participants for their efforts and presentation.
FUN WITH ALPHABETS
After the Summer break, MBS International School began its session with Happy Classroom. In Grade -II Fun with Alphabets (Self Introduction) activity was conducted. Teachers showed flashcards of different alphabets. Students were supposed to introduce themselves by choosing any one describing word that was shown on the screen, all the students introduced themselves in a very beautiful way. After that teachers conducted an energizer riddle game related to fruits, vegetables and animals, all the students were excited to answer the riddles. The session ended up with a quick picture memory game. It was really a fun & frolic day for all the students. The students made the most of this opportunity by actively participating in the event and enjoyed a lot.
“We are only puppets, our strings are being pulled by unknown forces”. - Georg Buchner
There is no doubt that education is the secret key of human success but art is the best way to enhance the creative abilities of students required to generate and appreciate future learning experiences because art makes learning fun. Keeping this in mind A virtual activity “Puppet-Opia” was organized by MBS International School for the students of Grade I and II on July 21,2020.
The students were asked to make puppets and narrate a story using the puppets effectively. This ambitious activity helped the students develop creativity and oratory skills. The students presented their immaculate work by making colourful and meaningful puppets by using interesting materials like coloured paper, ice cream sticks, cloth, recycled medium etc. to create stick and hand puppets. The activity proved to be a true learning experience for all the participants . The amusement and laughter of the students was the proof of the joy and fun they experienced during the activity.
VIRTUAL VISIT TO NEHRU PLANETARIUM
Students were taken to a Virtual tour of Planetarium with the help of online technology where they got a chance to observe beautiful star patterns that appear at night and explored interesting facts about celestial bodies.
Students became really curious after watching the astronaut costume, the real model of the space shuttle in which actually the astronaut explored the universe, stepped on the moon and they amazingly shared their views in the discussion held on what fascinated them most in the virtual visit.
Fruit Chaat and Lemonade making Activity
Fruits and health mutually complement each other and ‘A day without fruit is a day without a shine’.
MBS International School organized Fruit Chaat and Lemonade making Activity on July 29, 2020, for the students of Grade-II. It was an innovative way of making the tiny tots learn about the interesting variety of fruits available around us and also to make them relish all the fruits in the form of chaat in the tastier way. This activity helped the children to learn about different fruits, their texture and taste.
The enthusiastic participants surprised everyone during this virtual class activity with their culinary talents by preparing fruit chaat and refreshing lemonade. They merrily followed their teacher’s instructions. Teachers explained to them the importance of washing their hands before and after cooking the food. After the completion of the activity, the children relished eating their healthy fruit chad and lemonade drink.The students made the most of this opportunity by actively participating in the activity. It was a feast for the eyes and stomach as well. The objective was to encourage healthy eating and drinking habits among the students. A day well spent indeed. It was really a fruitful day and an enjoyable virtual class activity.
“Skittle Magic Experiment”
“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
A virtual activity on “Skittle Magic Experiment” was organized by MBS International School for the students of Grade I and II on July 22 ,2020. An interesting and colourful candy experiment was conducted to arouse the curiosity and trigger the scientific enquiry skills in our young ones.
The students were instructed to add skittles around the perimeter of a circular plate. Then poured water to about halfway of the skittles. After about 20 seconds students noticed the outer shell of the candies beginning to dissolve, creating a mesmerizing rainbow effect. The students were in awe over this simple bit of Science and marveled as the colours danced and swirled into beautiful explosions of colours!
They were fascinated to see the flashy rainbow art created by them using simple candies and water. The experiment gave children a wonderful opportunity to learn about predictions, thereby developing general science awareness.
They learnt about the dissolution of substances in water. Children were baffled to explore, discover and observe a picturesque maze of sparkling colours. Thus, the young blooming minds found science amazing and fun……!!
Creative Hands – Colouring Competition
Coloring is proven therapeutic experience for kids, they vent their feelings and other emotions though coloring. It provides an opportunity to practice and develop concentration, fine motor and coordination for early writing skills. It also gives the experience of creativity, colour awareness and developing a sense of achievement. Hence, children of preprimary participated in online colouring competition with full zest & zeal. The class transformed into a meditating area where the focus and concentration were ruling. It was mesmerizing sight to see every child engrossed and enjoying the whole experience. The efforts put in by our little creative hands were encouraged by presenting them with appreciation certificates.
Summer Fun Activity
Summer is the time when children enjoy moving out, going to the movies, malls and water parks, however these probably won't be an option this summer due to COVID-19 and social distancing. But that doesn't mean there aren't still ways to have fun and enjoy summer. Children of preprimary classes participated in summer fun activities conducted through online classes on Friday, July 3, 2020. Where they explored different things used in summer and also, were involved in making one of their most favourite dessert of summer season i.e. Ice Cream. Children enthusiastically participated in the process and shared with pride the end product with their class teacher through pictures. The sense of accomplishment and joy was evidently visible on their faces. Activity based learning creates enjoyable and lasting learning avenues, which is the core element at MBS International School.
MBSian’s Skill Building Activity
The time that the child spends during preprimary classes provides tremendous opportunities of growth across all areas of skill development. Little hands need to develop dexterity and strength. Hence, the activity of skill building with our tintytots during our online classes was conducted with a learning objective that the child acquires the skills to write, feed oneself, buttoning & zipping & it will also improve eye-hand coordination and concentration. Children enthusiastically followed teacher in doing clay activity and created beautiful clay beads necklaces & bracelets also with the water pouring activity, the concentration and involvement was evidently visible in the class. These types of “play” activities will actually help prepare a child to hold and use a crayon or pencil and write well besides developing self help skills. Natural way of learning for these little bundles of energy is through play. Therefore, the activity based learning is an impactful and long lasting way of acquiring skills and learning.
Health Bhi Taste Bhi
‘I love to eat apples, oranges too. Banana and kiwis are so good too! Fruits are juicy and yummy too. Keep us healthy in every way.’
Healthy eating habits should be inculcated from early childhood stage. However, making children eat different fruits might be a challenging task for some. Hence with the activity ‘Healthy bhi Tasye Bhi’ children of PrePrimary were encouraged to eat fruits. Teachers with the support of parents during the online class engaged children in making fruits popsicles, dressing them with their favourite chocolate syrup or honey. With the hands on experience, children not only experienced a sense of accomplishment, but they also loved eating fruits. They were also involved in a mind exercise where teachers asked simple riddles related to fruits. The smile and pride at the end of the activity was the fruit we reaped for the day.
My Favourite Fruit
Providing an environment for the little inquisitive minds through online classes to explore the world of fruits is a challenging task. However, teachers of preprimary classes created an environment where children not only learned about different types of common and uncommon fruits but also were encouraged to talk about their favourite fruit. This online activity on ‘My Favourite Fruit’ provided a platform to our little MBSians to gain confidence in speaking about what they like. Self expression is the key life skill, which any child can develop with proper guidance and healthy exposure. Children were also involved in making the fuits using clay during the class. The happiness of being appreciated by the teacher encouraged them to come up with innovative ideas of making their favourite fruit.
Blue Colour Day Celebration
Blue is the ocean; Blue is the sky; Blue are the blueberries which we enjoy.
Life is an enjoyable journey and colours enhance the celebration. Hence, at MBS International School, children were involved in the celebration of life through the fascinating world of colour and this time the focus was on colour ‘Blue’. Children of preprimary classes were are excited & dressed up in the vibrant shade of blue. An array of blue coloured objects like umbrella, ball, cloud, flowers etc. were shown in the online class, providing the students opportunities to have a clear sense of the colour and its importance. They were also involved in making a blue garden in their sketch book with finger printing and colouring. Through our child-centric approach which ensures that learning is always fun through play way methodologies.
Splish Splash Water Fun (Preschool & Preprimary)
Children love to play with water especially in summer season. However, during the pandemic time we are staying indoors with our energetic children. To channelize this energy in the right direction, we at MBS International School have come up with creative ways to have fun with water. Hence children of preprimary were engaged in an interesting activity ‘Splish Splash Water Fun’ to celebrate summer season. Children enjoyed the splish splash with coloured water and made a beautiful art work. The smiles, the fun & enjoyment was the highlight of this online class, even parents too were having fun and were taking turns with their child to do splish splash.