Monday, September 10, 2012

All the activities we did this past year

We have completed a year ! It's been an awesome ride :).

Thanks to all the enthusiastic children who have been participating regularly in all our activities,all our wonderful teachers , superb parents who have been dedicated supporters and who have been ferrying their children from all over the city - Mehdipatnam, Jubilee Hills , DD Colony, Alwal, Medchal , Malaysian Township- just about everywhere - it is humbling to see the dedicated fathers/mothers/grandmothers-getting their children twice a week from such distances to Marredpally for  the activities !
A Big thank you to our administrative staff who have been enthusiastically supporting all our adventures and making the experience smooth and joy filled for the children .

Our Library now has over 11000 books and growing! Our activity centre has completed over 70 unique activities and workshops this past year apart from our 9 regular year long programs.

I've been promising that I'll write a complete blog post on all that we have been doing ( and continue to do) this past year . So here goes.

Year Round Activities:
1. Math Program- 3-9 years -to inculcate strong conceptual skills andto teach visual problem solving strategies

2. Reading Program-
a. Level 1 (3-5 years )- Phonetics -basic reading skills , creating Phonemic
b.Level 2 (5-8 years )- Advanced Phonetics-Reading,Spelling, Comprehension and Introduction to Grammar
c.Level 3( 9-16 years )- English Enrichment - Vocabulary , Comprehension, Grammar , Corrective and Remedial Programs, Enrichment Programs ,Creative Writing

3.Handwriting Program-6-15 year olds

4.Chess Classes-Age 6+

5.Drawing Program-Age 6+

6. Toddler Art and Craft Time-Age 2-6 yr

7.Have Fun, Learn ( now christened Mind Gym) -A different game or activity every week to build
  • Vocabulary 
  • Math Skills
  • Logical Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking .  
We have completed over 50 sessions of  Mind Gym without repeating a SINGLE GAME/Activity EVER !

8.Show and Tell- Age-3-8 years

9.Young Scientist - Age-8-14 years .
Every second Saturday of the month our budding scientists have been engaging in educative and fun science experiments

The Following is the list of workshops we have conducted this past year :

1. Pottery
2.Mathemagic- fun math stories and activities for each story
3. Wealth from Waste- An art and craft workshop to recycle and reuse everyday waste
4.Block Printing
5.Rangoli Art
7.Suno Kahaani- Indian Stories for Indian Kids
8.Puppet Theatre
9. Math Stories from around the world
10.Noisy Jungle- Animal stories with Puppets
12.Clay Modelling
13.Vinayaka Chaturti- stories and eco friendly Ganesha clay craft
14.Paper Quilling
17.Warli Art
18.Playground Math Fun
19. Debating Workshops
20.Communication skills and Personality Development Workshops (6 of them so far)
21.Madhubani Painting
22.3-D Clay Craft
23.Tie and Dye
24.Chocolate Making
25.Punch Craft
26.Card Making
27.Science Toy Making Workshop
28.Creative Writing (4 of them so far )
29.Artitude- A Workshop for teaching soft skills through art
30.Eye Spy- An activity to improve observation skills for 3-8 year olds
31.Traditional Games - Sankranthi Sambharalu - like Paramapada soppanam, Chamma Chekka etc
32.Oil Painting
33.Handmade Bag Making
34.Decorative Printing
35.Silk Gift Envelope Making
36.Dress Up StoryTime- Peter Pan- which was featured in Doordarshan in May 2012
37.Masked Theatre - Which was featured in Hindu Young World in May2012
38.Theatre Workshop ( 3 so far )
39. Exam Success Workshop- To Facilitate Goal Setting, Time Management , Stress Management etc
42.Fancy Dress - Chhota Bheem theme
43.5 Day Vocabulary Games Workshop
44.5 Day Logical Thinking Puzzles Workshop
45 .StoryTime Yoga
46 .Creative Drawing
47.Tell me a story- A creative Story Building Exercise
48.Effective Writing for exam Success
49.Glass Painting
50.Chhota Bheem theme art and Craft workshop
51.Finger Play- stories , chants and finger top fun
52.Around the Country in 25 stories- Gujarat ,Maharashtra ( 2 sessions done so far- 23 more to go this year )
53.Spell Well
54. Fireless Cooking
55.Harvest Stories from around the world
56.Chhota Bheem Rap Session
57.Finger Printing
58.Vegetable Printing
60.Rhyme Fun- Phonics Game
61.Artiquette- Etiquette through Art
62.General Knowledge Quizzes ( over 5 done so far )
63.Babel Fish- Let's hear many languages
64.Story Telling- Classical Tales for children

65.Theatrical Reading
66.Thread Craft
67.Spin a Yarn- an Interactive Story Building Exercise
68.Hindi Recitation
69.Gift Box and Pen stand Making- Card Board Crafts
70.Magic Ball- A creative visualisation exercise

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