Yoga day was celebrated with full fervour in our school across all sections. While our students’ performance received huge applause, a special mention goes to our Yoga teachers as well – Ms. Prachi Mehta ( Primary section), Ms. Daksha Madhu ( Middle section) and Ms. Divya Patel ( Secondary section) ,who continue to train our students to perfection.
It’s quite common among children to complain to their teachers and elders about others. However, if complaining becomes a habit, it needs to be curbed in a tactful manner. So, before handling the young ones, first of all, the adults need to sort themselves and ensure that they don’t get into the complaining mode. On Saturday, a workshop was organized for the teachers of Primary section and was attended by Ms. Meetika Sharma, VP Primary section. The session was conducted by Ms. Vidhi Bose, V.P. Special educator, on ‘ Dealing with the habit Complaining’, in which she discussed the key reasons why one develops this habit. This habit is toxic and detrimental that can affect one’s mood and hamper him/her personally as well as professionally. She suggested that by developing a deep sense of gratitude, one can successfully combat the tendency to complain. In the workshop, the teachers were suggested an interesting activity which can be practiced with the students as well- maintaining a ‘gratitude jar’. They have to write one good thing that they are thankful for and store it inside the jar. This was an interesting session and when our educators implement these tactics in the classroom as well, they will only foster a positive environment for learning.
Speaking is a very important skill and we at Udgam School, see to it that our students develop this essential skill early on. ‘Igniting Minds’ was one such event for the 4th graders that tested their public speaking skills. The theme of activity was ‘ inspirational people’ who ignite the minds of our young students. The judges of ‘Igniting Minds’ were Ms. Priya Jha and Ms. Rohini Nanda (both primary section English teachers). Each and every participant delivered their speech with optimum confidence, loaded with solid information, once again leaving the judges in quandary while choosing the top 3 among all. Children spoke on several inspirational personalities like Sudha Murthy, Helen Keller, Rabindranath Tagore, A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Sudha Chandran, Beethoven, Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Kōnosuke Matsushita,Mother Teresa, Lata Mangeshkar , Mary Kom, and Swami Vivekananda. The event was very well organized and stimulating for the audience. A special mention goes to Manisha Gajjar , Brigith Vasava , Sudipta Joshi & Deepal Patel for arranging everything to perfection. It concluded with a short speech by Meetika Ma’am and distribution of certificates by Arathi Ma’am. Every participant received a certificate of appreciation.
Sandwich Making Activity in Grade 2
As the academic year comes to a close, our grade II students enjoyed a sandwich making activity at school. Throughout the year, many enjoyable activities were planned for them such as bookmark making, poster making, spelling antakshari, awareness rally , carnival etc. The sandwich making activity was equally fun for our students, which added to their memories of class 2 experiences. Students brought various items from home required to make a sandwich. Some made aloo matar sandwich, some made cheese jam sandwich and others made with vegetable mayonnaise.
All the students worked their way through to making yummy sandwiches which they relished with their friends. They enjoyed working with their teachers too, especially when they served the sandwiches to the students with so much of love and affection. While being fun-filled, this activity encouraged the students to eat homemade food and also taught them the etiquette of presenting food properly and serving the same.
Money is an important concept that must be introduced to children at a young age because even if the best things may come for free; but we need money for most things. With interesting activities, we can help the young learners strengthening their money skills and enable them to apply them in real life situation. As a part of the Arith activity for students of Grade II, a mart activity was arranged for them. To give our students an almost real shopping experience, the mini mart consisted of many common items that they can relate to. The entire class was divided into groups and each group had two students. They were given a shopping list and handed some fake notes and were then asked to shop from the mart on their own. Some students played the role of a sales person at the billing counter. Many students were able to add the cost of their billed items orally and collected the change from the counter. Shopping at the ‘Udgam mart’ was an enjoyable activity for all the students.
The International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) organized the Young Chef Competition for the various schools of Ahmedabad. The competition was held in the month of April 2019, where Students of Middle Section, Udgam School Qualified for the final round. Udgam School is proud of them and wish them well for future achievements.
Riva Raval of class 7 – E has won Bronze Medal and certificate in Kumite – Senior Brown at 28th SKDI District level Karate Tournament organized by Shito Ryu Karate Do India.
Shreena Thakkar of class 8 – G has won the 1st prize in the event Balancing Beam and Floor Exercise at ARTISTIC Gymnastics organized by Narmada District Gymnastics Association. She was procured with certificates and medals.
Kanj Shah of class 6 – D has procured with Runners up Trophy and Certificate in boys U – 12 Tennis Tournament organized by All India Tennis Association held at Neon Sports Academy.
Krisha Amin of class 7 – C won a trophy and a certificate for Best Dancer – Female category at the School Past Tak-Dhina-Dhin Annual Inter School Music Award Season – 19th.