Date: September 25, 2018.
Grade Foundation of ATS Valley School had fun learning colour recognition and matching colours along with the development of their motor skills, hand-eye coordination and language.
"Show and Tell" activity on Underwater Animals
Pre Primary Wing of ATS Valley School, Dera Bassi did "Show and Tell" activity on Underwater Animals. The tiny tots of UKG showed a great enthusiasm and curiosity at the same time.
Understanding of Sense Organs
Senses allow us to observe and understand the world around us. We do that through sight (with our eyes), touch (with our fingers), smell (with our nose), taste (with our tongue) and hearing (with our ears). Pre Primary wing prepared a magical box for their students in which they kept some objects. Students identified the different object from the environment to help improve their visual sense. For touching activity, blindfolded, they touched one hardball and a softball for the enhancement of their tactile sense. Smelling flowers/ Dettol enhanced their olfactory sense. For tasting activity, teachers put some sugar and salt. For hearing, teachers asked a child to come and speak in the ear of the participant and made a guess to recognize the voice if it is of a boy or a girl. This kind of activities, the school conducts regularly to help a child build an understanding of their five senses.
What better keepsake to have for the first day of school than some handprint and footprint art! We thought this would be the perfect activity for our Foundation kids and they were immensely delighted to be a part of it.
Show and Tell on Zoo
Based on the theme of Wild Animals, Pre Primary Wing of ATS Valley School, Dera Bassi decided to bring the zoo inside the school only. Through an animated show and tell activity, young children were exposed to the names of many animals and their traits. They understood the importance of taking care of the environment as it has a significant impact on the lives and welfare of animals. They learned what animals they like and they don’t like. Children were encouraged to move past their fears about certain animals, reptiles, and bugs. Well, a miniature of Zoo provided our young minds many incredible learning opportunities.
Concept (Triangle) – Tie Making
Pre-primary performed an activity of tie making. Children used triangle shape to make a tie followed by coloring it. They also did cutting which helped in building their fine motor skills.
First Aid Training Session
Pre-primary wing of ATS Valley School, Dera Bassi conducted a training session on First-Aid for kindergarten students. They were given a demonstration on injuries and how to care for them, in case they get hurt. They were also shown the Red Cross sign and talked about the First-Aid kit and the medicines and ointments to keep.
Unfolding and Folding Aprons
Pre-Primary wing of ATS Valley School conducted the life skill activity. They learnt how to unfold and fold the apron which is one of the important activities, through which they develop their fine motor skills
and also develop sense of responsibility towards their belongings.
Grade Foundation - Playing with Clay
Playing with clay is a regular activity in Grade Foundation of our school. Clay stimulates the child’s curiosity, intelligence, imagination, and creativity. Manipulating a piece of clay develops the child’s large and small muscles and fosters eye-hand coordination. Soft clay is receptive and responsive to all kinds of emotional expression. Clay is so fascinating that some children work for long periods without any adult motivation to maintain their interest.
Hygiene : Washing Hands
Teaching children about hand washing early in life is important. Hand washing prevents the spread of diseases which make children sick. When kids learn early in life, hand washing is more likely to become a habit they’ll practice for the rest of their lives.
Grade Foundation children were toilet trained followed by teaching them how to wash their hand properly and its importance.
Lock and Unlock Activity
There are many activities that can be done with the help of lock and keys like digit and number match, letter sounds, coin match etc. It is easy to modify lock and key activity and students love it. This activity is beneficial in a number of ways like it improves the hand-eye coordination and finger strength. Students of kindergarten tried the keys in each lock around the classroom until they found a match and the lock popped open. Children used their fine motor skills to twist and turn keys while unlocking the locks. It is a wonderful way to polish both fine and gross motor skills of the students.
Buttoning and Unbuttoning
Life skills encourage children to become more independent while growing. When children are independent and fully engaged, their self -esteem is supported. Pre Primary Wing of ATS Valley School, Dera Bassi perform practical life skill exercise regularly. The activity of Buttoning and Unbuttoning, through which they will develop their fine motor skills too along with
Values & Attributes
Value of the Month: Gratitude
Pre-primary children were indulged in a simple but creative card making activity with a sweet message.
"Thank You" for the Didis and Bhaiyas for their love, care and support.