Monthly Archives: March 2013

Art And Craft Exhibition

COLOURS ALL AROUND…

It was a rhapsody of colours in the Exhibition Room at Udgam School. The students of classes 6 to 8 put up a grand display of their handiwork. Their yearlong effort was definitely worth the visit.

On display were a number of items, each standing out as a mark of art and beauty. There were a number of colourful aprons, pillow covers and cushion covers that were hand stitched and embroidered. The wide variety of fabric painting was very impressive and covered items like handkerchiefs and pillow covers which the students had made using vegetables and fingers. The needlework by Class 8 is worth a mention and the pin cushion holders, folders and stitching kits were painstakingly made and looked gorgeous.

Class 7 students had a grand display of origami covering flowers, fans and sparrows, heralding the arrival of spring and the return of sparrows to the city. There were bookmarks of all shapes and sizes too. Wall and ceiling decorative along with pen holders, put up by Class 6 students, looked good too. The paintings by the children looked very colourful and many had a delightful array of lentils and other small glass pieces to enhance the appearance. 

STATE WINNERS OF 3rd SOF – INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH OLYMPIAD

 

Udgam Ranks in the International English Olympiad

Udgam School students excel in the 3rd SOF International English Olympiad conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation in partnership with the British Council.

Heartiest congratulations to the students who have made us proud!

 

S No.

STUDENT NAME

CLASS

STATE RANK

1

ARJA M KAKKAD

2-A

13

2

SHANAY SHAH

4-E

2

3

DWIJA KAKKAD

4-A

17

4

AATMAN VAKIL

6-B

19

5

PARI SHAH

6-C

22

6

ARNAV BUCH

8-A

9

7

URJAVI SHAH

9-D

22

8

ANUSHKA OZA

10-C

7

9

SHRIRAJ GANDHI

10-B

15

10

AASHNA BHATIA

11-C

10

11

ROHAN SHAH

11-D

20

 

DEVELOP PUBLIC SPEAKING FROM AN EARLY AGE

Public speaking is one of the best ways to encourage your child to speak and develop self confidence. It can be as simple as reciting a poem, singing a song or describing an item or a picture or recounting a short story. Basically, all children have something to say and this gets smothered if not brought to the fore.

Teach poems to small children

Small children can learn poems fast and they can even be taught to sing the poems with suitable actions. Ask them to enact the poem in the classroom or home and give them your full attention. Encourage their attempts and make them feel confident for more.

Encourage them by speaking yourself

Role play is the best way to teach children. So, you can speak first and ask your child to follow. In this way the right diction and style can be taught to them. Also when they hear you speaking with confidence, they feel confident to speak.

Understand their fear to speak

Fear is a very common reason why children hesitate to speak in public. Start with audiences of small groups and then expose your child to bigger crowds. Stage fear is felt by even the most powerful orator and you need to be very patient in helping your child fight it.

Give each child a turn
If you are a teacher, then you should see that each child gets a chance to speak in front of the class. You could opt for group items like a play or an action song which involves four or five kids performing together.

Make it fun
When things become too serious, children lose interest. So, make it fun by demonstrating all the wrong ways of public speaking. This could include speaking too loudly, or too softly, speaking with the back to the audience, etc. So, in a fun manner you are actually teaching them all the right things to do.

Encourage the children but do not force them to speak as this will create phobia. Do not demean their efforts. If they are unwilling to speak, give them space for some time. You can try to make them speak after a few days. Have a positive approach and praise their efforts.

Young Writers

 

Young Writers

Students of class XI went for an educational trip to a local Newspaper Press in the month of Janurary,2013 to know the working of the same as a part of practical learning. After the visit they were supposed to write a report on the experience and knowledge they gained during the visit.

All the students submitted the report and the reports of two girls were found to be excellent and they were awarded with  certificate as a gesture of appreciation. The names of the girls are:

1.       Aishwarya Chari of class XI-D

2.       Stuti Sharma of class XI-E

Congratulations to both! Keep up the effort.

Fatema Achievement

Fatema Rushnaiwala of class 5 E makes fruitful use of her free time at home. To polish her Mathematics skills she does sums on the Mind Spark, the facility which has been made available to students of USFC at home. For her continuous effort she has been awarded with a Badge as a gesture of appreciation and has been declared as ‘Mindspark Sparkie Champ of the Week’ (25th February – 2nd March). Congratulations to her!

Suhani achievement

 

Young Artist

Suhaani Meena of class 1 C participated in a drawing competition organised by Avantika Cultural Olympiad in the month of February 2013. Her beautiful drawing on the theme “Water is Life” was selected and she won a gold medal and a certificate. 

Asking For The Moon And Getting It Too!

The other day at the supermarket I saw a sight that has become quite common nowadays. A mother was struggling with her overloaded trolley while her small son was prostrate on the ground, wailing out loudly for a toy car that was on display. The scene went on for about 5-7 minutes with the bawling growing louder and the mother’s admonishing getting weaker by the minute. What do you think happened next? The mother grabbed the toy and put it on her stuff in the trolley and took the child’s hand and walked to the billing counter. Peace reigned but at what cost?!

Often parents give in to childhood tantrums and do not realize the deeper pit that they are helping to dig. After all where does it all end? Children know from a very early age what works and doesn’t work with their parents. They know the control knobs and use them to their advantage. All parents love their children but buying each and everything that they ask for is not wise. This is a mark of giving in and not a display of love.

As parents we know that we all have grown up with a few hitches and this has helped to bring out the best in us. Making things easy for your child is not going to make things easy in later life. What begins with a toy car may end with a real one at a premature age which he or she rams into another leading to a fatal accident. And all because the mother does not know when to say ‘No’.

The other day at the supermarket I saw a sight that has become quite common nowadays. A mother was struggling with her overloaded trolley while her small son was prostrate on the ground, wailing out loudly for a toy car that was on display. The scene went on for about 5-7 minutes with the bawling growing louder and the mother’s admonishing getting weaker by the minute. What do you think happened next? The mother grabbed the toy and put it on her stuff in the trolley and took the child’s hand and walked to the billing counter. Peace reigned but at what cost?!

Often parents give in to childhood tantrums and do not realize the deeper pit that they are helping to dig. After all where does it all end? Children know from a very early age what works and doesn’t work with their parents. They know the control knobs and use them to their advantage. All parents love their children but buying each and everything that they ask for is not wise. This is a mark of giving in and not a display of love.

As parents we know that we all have grown up with a few hitches and this has helped to bring out the best in us. Making things easy for your child is not going to make things easy in later life. What begins with a toy car may end with a real one at a premature age which he or she rams into another leading to a fatal accident. And all because the mother does not know when to say ‘No’.

A POEM FOR ALL PARENTS

There are little eyes upon you,
And they are watching night and day;
There are little ears that quickly
Take in every word you say.
There are little hands all eager
To do everything you do;
and a little boy who's dreaming
Of the day he'll be like you.
You're the little fellow's idol;
You're the wisest of the wise;
In his little mind, about you
No suspicions ever rise.
He believes in you devotedlly,
Holds that all you say and do,
He will say and do in your way
When he's grown up like you.
There's a wide-eyed little fellow
Who believes you're always right;
And his ears are always open,
And he watches day and night.
You are setting an example
Every day in all you do;
For the little boy who's waiting
To grow up to be just like you.

Pranay Achievement

 

Quiz Champ

Pranay Putrevu of  class 7 A  participated in a quiz competition organized by The Winning Edge and secured 1st position  level 7. He was awarded with a Certificate and a Trophy.Congratulations!