Monthly Archives: December 2017

Hour of Code is back!!

Finally, the most awaited Computer Science Education Week 2017 (Dec 4 to Dec 10) is here.

Udgam School for Children is constantly looking for ways to engage constructively with the society. The Hour of Code is endorsed by figures like Malala Yusufzai, Barack Obama, Shakira, NBA star Chris Bosh, musician William, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and many others.
This event is a chance for all of us to see what computer science is about. With a hope it’ll spark interest in students to keep learning, Udgam school is a part of this global event.

Internationally, the Hour of Code has reached more than 100 million students in 180+ countries, defying all age and gender barriers – the activities are aimed at ages “4 to 104″ and over 10 million girls participated in 2013.

HAVE HAPPY CODING WITH FUN AND LEARNING THIS COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION WEEK!!

Money market activity

Money is necessary  to meet our needs and wants. We need money  for clothes, for food, for shelter and even water costs. Since money is very important part of our life, children should know the monetary value of coins and notes. Taking this into consideration, Money Market was arranged for class II as a part of Arith Activity. Children got a chance to enact as shopkeepers and customers. They acquired knowledge of expressing an amount of money in different ways. This activity was planned to make students practically apply their knowledge of money, to improve their ability to mentally add and subtract money and also to enhance their identification skills of coins and notes. Students participated in the activity with great enthusiasm. They had fun and were given stickers for their good performance.

“QUIZ BUSTERS” Grade II

Once more we have hit the buzzer of success. We had organised a small event called “QUIZ BUSTERS” for kids of grade 2. It was really a proud moment for all of us when we saw our kids playing “QUIZ”.

 Topics selected for the quiz were discussed with the students for two months. They were exclusively given the topic-INDIA. They were able to explore many facts about their own country. The kids were shown videos, pictures, map and short episodes of quiz as different modes of learning and gaining knowledge. All the kids actively participated in all the sessions we had together. Amazingly it was a two-way learning process with fun.

For the kids it was an impromptu activity. The kids enthusiastically gave answers in each of the rounds. There were total five rounds. We had Innings round, rapid fire round, spot the place round, audio and video round and finally buzzer round. We were pleased to see the kids spotting the places of India. The kids in audience too gave answers with roar of excitement.  All of us present thoroughly enjoyed the event “Quiz Busters”. At the end, the winners and all the participants were felicitated with certificates. We had also called upon our counsellor Ms Rashmi Lalwani and our supervisor Ms Arathi Kellog as our guests. We have also awarded all the kids with certificates of different levels. Our motto being, to encourage and motivate all the kids. Such activity not only boosts their confidence but also expands their knowledge of things, either general or in specific area. Quizzing also aids in language development and team building process.

The activity doesn’t end here. One should keep in mind that current affairs broaden our sense of perceiving the outer world and change our outlook of understanding things. Due to technological advancements, the information is available in many forms like newspapers, internet, radio and television. Accessibility to information is easy and quick. We should all try to keep ourselves constantly updated and thereby support our kids in gathering more information. Let us keep encouraging our kids to look beyond their textual knowledge. As said earlier, we always appreciate the support given by you as parents. Thank you for being wonderful parents. Would be looking forward for your co-operation in the activity coming up next!!

“QUIZ BUSTERS” Grade I

Once more we have hit the buzzer of success. We had organised a small event called “QUIZ BUSTERS” for kids of grade 1. It was really a proud moment for all of us when we saw our kids playing “QUIZ”.

The topics selected for the quiz were discussed for two months. The kids were shown videos, pictures, map and short episodes of quiz as different modes of learning and gaining knowledge. All the kids actively participated in all the sessions . Amazingly, it was a two-way learning process with fun.

For the kids it was an impromptu activity. The kids enthusiastically gave answers in each of the rounds. There were total five rounds. We had Innings round, rapid fire round, spot the place round, audio and video round and finally buzzer round. We were pleased to see the kids spotting the places of India. The kids in audience too gave answers with roar of excitement.  All of us present thoroughly enjoyed the event “Quiz Busters”. At the end, the winners and all the participants were felicitated with certificates by our respected Vice Principal Meetika Mam. We had also called upon our counsellor Ms Vidhi Bose and Librarian Ms Rinki Jaswani as our guests. We have also awarded all the kids with certificates of different levels. Our motto being, to encourage and motivate all the kids. Such activity not only boosts their confidence but also expands their knowledge of things, either general or in specific area. Quizzing also aids in language development and team building process.

The activity doesn’t end here. One should keep in mind that current affairs broaden our sense of perceiving the outer world and change our outlook of understanding things. Due to technological advancements, the information is available in many forms like newspapers, internet, radio and television. Accessibility to information is easy and quick. We should all try to keep ourselves constantly updated and thereby support our kids in gathering more information. Let us keep encouraging our kids to look beyond their textual knowledge. As said earlier, we always appreciate the support given by you as parents. Thank you for being wonderful parents. Would be looking forward for your co-operation in the activity coming up next!!

Hour of Code Kick off Skype + SDG Assembly

Udgam School launched the global event – Hour of Code 2017 this year with a plan to engage the entire school. As a part of Kick Off assembly, a special theme event on 21st Century needs i.e. Sustainable Development Goals & Technology was held in the Auditorium connecting Class X students to Ms. Meenakshi Uberoi –British Council Guest Speaker, Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow , Skype Master Teacher and founder of De Pedagogics from Gurgaon.

The event was launched by Mugdha Chaturvedi’s Speech, followed by Aayushi Sharma as Planet Earth & Adrija Banerjee as Robot talking about the impact of Sustainable Development Goals by United Nations & Technology. The event became more interesting by a SDG Tech Talk Show conducted by Students of Class X – Mohal Rajyaguru, Aaditya Kolte, Adrija Banerjee, Aayushi Sharma and Mugdha, discussing about which one is to be prioritized – SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) or Technology!

The conclusion that technology itself is the best tool to achieve Sustainable Development goals was proved effectively by Ananya Kumar, Sanya Mendiratta , Hetali Mithani & Anushka Dhannawat, by showcasing their Computer Project HTML website based on research,  actual action plan & implementation to achieve SDG- LIFE ON LAND. They visited KANKARIA ZOO and stepped ahead to make a small difference in animal life. The presentation by Hetali & Anushka about their initiative & interaction with slum people also made the listeners emotional.

Skype Guest speaker, Ms. Meenakshi at the end of the assembly, appreciated our students’ team work, collaboration and SDG project and suggested to showcase the same on a national level. This itself was an honor for Udgam as a Microsoft Showcase School.

The assembly ended with the SDG Talents being honored with badges by our Director Ms. Radhika Ma’am ,Principal ma’am Mrs. Sujata Tandon, Vice Principal Mrs. Manju Malaviya & Supervisor Mrs. Jasvanti Dadhaniya.