At Riverside, the curriculum is designed and developed keeping in mind the age, developmental milestones, and overall well-being of the child. The ‘BIG IDEA’ for Pre-K is :
The students of Pre-K come from a safe and secure environment. They are surrounded by people that they are familiar with and so have a very strong sense of security. Therefore, the Pre-K program caters to the need of the child to be in a safe and secure environment outside home. The program helps children move from self to the world by developing an awareness of life outside home and thereby making them shift from dependence to independence.
14th April 2013
- This is the last update for this academic year, BA for the vacation will be sent by 30th April
- 19th April Friday is the last working day
- 13th June, 2013- School reopens.
- 13th June - 30th June - School timings will be from 8 am to 1 pm.
- 1st July, 2013 onwards- Regular routine as per first term (Mon-Tue: 8 am to 3 pm and Wed to Fri: 8 am to 1 pm).
- No nature walk on this Monday so children can come in free dress.
- Please send the extra pair of cloths every single day
Highlights for the students:
Thank you Amrin (Aksha’s mom) and Pooja (Anika’s mom) for their interventions.
Circle time- This is a sacred time when we come together as a class.
This time we had Manya from grade 11 who narrated a story to the children. Stories that had been narrated in this fortnight are:
· Monkey Puzzle
· Night monkey day monkey
· The little red hen
· My mother’s saree
Some stories had been repeated as they demanded it such as: gruffalo, the increidible book eating boy and the tiger who came for tea.
This fortnight we introduced a new song Bingo. The children not only sang the song but also they had to clap in a pattern with the song. As this is the term end, we revisited all the song we have learnt so far and it was lovely to see them remembering each one of them and requesting to sing.
Visit to crossword and Aquarium shop:
Pooja (Anika’s mom) organized a visit to the crossword and Aquarium shop.
At the crossword the children had a wonderful experience surfing the books and exploring the space. The children wanted to take something home. When they came near the entrance. The security stopped them saying they need to pay the money. The children got to know that nothing comes for free. Whatever they want they will have to pay the price. Some could even remember that when they go to shop with their papa, he gives money to the shopkeeper.
At the fish shop the children enjoyed observing different fishes. They saw lion fish, alligator fish, feather fish, gold fish etc. They also fed the fishes. They could identify that the food that they eat and the food that the fishes eat is not same. Children loved the visit.
Visit to the bakery:
This fortnight we went to visit a bakery where the children got an opportunity to see how to make bread. The children got to know that the dough is sticky and we use more flour to remove the stickiness. They saw that after the shapes are made, they are put into the oven for baking. After baking the bread goes for slicing. They saw the bread sliced through the machine.
Later the children got a chance to shape their own bread and bake it.
Children later enjoyed eating their baked bread pieces.
Fine motor skills activity:
We are continuing with our regular activities such as cutting, colouring, tracing etc. The children like to do the worksheets and are asking for the worksheets.
This fortnight we had Amrin (Aksha’s mom) who came and made flowers and stars with the children. She had plastic paper strips which the children stitched and twisted to make the flowers.
To make the star they had to fold the paper to give the shape.
The children had a great time with Amrin.
This fortnight we saw a beautiful short movie clipping on the biggest aquarium in the world. The children were amazed to see the fishes, sharks and whale moving inside it. The children got to know that because of the sing the sting rays are named such. Some of the children could relate it to the aquarium that they have seen previously.
For any query feel free to call.
Bhavika and Durba