January 2020

Republic Day celebration

A feeling that binds us universally and amorously across the length and breadth of the country is that of patriotism. We as a country are privileged to be in a nation that cherishes and nourishes its values of independence and democracy. We are on the verge of losing the generation who was witness to the struggles of our sovereignty and therefore it becomes all the more pertinent to let our gen next understand and appreciate our freedom, freedom struggle and the need to shine further as a nation.

Basant Panchami

Knowledge and wisdom are the prerequisites for any person or society to develop and progress. Goddess Saraswati is the deity of education and knowledge who is worshipped and acknowledged on the day of Basant Panchami. This day also commemorates the harvest season in our country and we being largely anagrarian society leave no opportunity, to show our gratitude to Mother earth who bestows us with bounty of crops and vegetables to satiate our hunger. These two reasons amalgamate as the celebration of Basant Panchami.

We in the Pre Primary section of City Montessori School Gomti Nagar Campus I celebrated this festival with great enthusiasm. A special assembly was organized to mark the day. In the lobby a section was decorated as a mini temple with the Idol of Ma Saraswati decorated and given a feel of a place of worship. Everything needed for the Veneration of Goddess Saraswati were put up like Rasberries, yellow cloth, sweets, copy, pen and of course Roli. The music teachers as always put a dash of warm bhajans and made the atmosphere all the more pious and spiritual. "Hey shared ma" was sung many times and it kept reverberating in our hearts and soul.

It was agreat day, an awesome celebration and a wonderful experience for all of us hereat the Institution we love and adore. The dazzling and vibrant colour yellow is synonymous to energy and force. And this colour gets correlated to Basant Panchami.

Pea & Potato Peeling Activity

Pre - Primary Years is all about fun with learn. Before letting them hold the pencil and starting off writing it is important to enhance their gross motor skills and eye hand coordination.

To achieveth is biological milestone we the Pre Primary section of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I organized Potato and Pea  Peeling Activity on Saturday 18th January 2020.

The children brought 2 boiled potatoes which they peeled in the class. The teacher then added some spicy masalas to it making some tangy chaat.

It was a funfilled activity, which though saw some dirty hands, was still worth the pleasure and the feat.

Lohri Celebration

Lohri fallson January 13th marking two important milestones, one is winter solstice and the other is harvest of Rabicrops. India being primarily an economy and civilization dependant on agriculture we find ways to celebrate what mother earth bestows upon, thanking her for her graciousness and generosity.

Sensitizing the little toddlers is the prime role and function of the Pre Primary years. Keeping this vision in mind we celebrated Lohri in the Pre Primary section of City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar Campus I on January 14, 2020. The students wereshown things that are used in this celebration in the classrooms itself, thereafter a special assembly was organized where teachers told why and how this is an important festival for all of us breaking the community barriers andcreating awareness and harmony across people of all beliefs.

A bonfire was lit to give a real feel of the things that were being told to the children. Popcorns, peanuts and sweets added to our effort to impart accurate information. Music teachers as always added colours by singing songs apt for the moment and creating a high octane environment. The students and staff danced on the melodies, creating a beautiful and energetic milieu.

The children went back to their classroom after the assembly having learnt a new and exciting thing. The staff had satisfaction in their eyes having done a job wonderfully as is our CMS legacy and tradition.

Fire drill

Fires can cause devastating effects to any type of premises. However, schools in particular are at significant risk. They are often filled with numerous fire hazards and potentially hundreds of students, many of which may be vulnerable or don’t fully understand what to do during a fire. This can make evacuation procedures difficult.

Therefore, it’s crucial for schools to establish a clear, step-by-step evacuation plan that explains exactly what everyone should do in the event of a fire. Further more, you must carry out regular fire drills. Doing so is not only important for checking that the plan actually works in practice,but also for familiarising everyone in the school – students in particular – with the evacuation process.

This article explains why fire drills are so important in schools and looks at what they entail. It will enable you to carry out useful fire drills that help you refine your evacuation plan and ensure everyone in the school is prepared for an emergency.

Everyone in a school needs to take part in regular fire drills, as it helps them to fully grasp the building’s escape routes and the instruction they must follow. In particular, fire drills help young students and those still maturing to become accustomed to the process and recognise that they need to take fire safety seriously.  This can help to reduce confusion, panic, and any disorderly behaviour.

World Aviation Day

The vast open skies, the flying birds and the roaring aeroplanes fascinate us all. The ride in the skies is an experience that is thrilling and stimulating at the same time.

World Aviation Day falls on December 7, the Pre Primary section of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I celebrated this day to give children an opportunity to talk and learn about aeroplanes. The children made paper aeroplanes by paper folding activity. They saw videos on IWB related to aviation.

They were also introduced to the names like “Wright Brothers” who are the Father of modern aviation. They were also instilled with the idea of being curious anddoing innovative things.

The children had much fun learning a new thing and were inspired by the saga of aeroplanes. As teachers our goal of opening the minds and brains was once again met with success.