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Concluding the year – 2013

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Concluding the year Р2013 We had a great first year at Kanhas! We completed the year doing lots of fun end-of-term activities and creating a very special memory book for each of the kids. The children completed their reading, writing  and mathematics learning summaries РIt was amazing to actually document our learnings of

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The Value Of Friendship

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The Value Of Friendship We recently did a mini theme on Friendship when we studied the pastime of Lord Krishna and His dear friend Sudama.We made cute little friendship crowns – each child made a crown of 5-6 people holding hands in a circle. Each person was decorated to represent one of the child’s friends.

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Handling multiple age groups

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Handling multiple age groups Children in my pre-school are of varying ages – 2.5 – 4.5. Also, each child is at a different stage of development. For eg. some kids have good spoken language development, but are slow in fine motor skills. Some children are ahead in reading but behind in writing skills while it

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Govardhan Pooja Celebrations

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Govardhan Pooja Celebrations Govardhan Pooja Festival Last week, we were studying Govardhan Lila, the famous pastime in which Lord Krishna lifted a mountain on the little finger of His left hand. He used this as an umbrella to shelter all the residents of Vrindavan from the terrible rainfall of Lord Indra for 7 days and

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Addition Sticks

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Addition Sticks Getting children to start thinking in the abstract world of symbols is quite tricky. When I started addition at Kanhas, I didnt really want to jump into worksheets or writing mathematical sentences immediately. I just wanted to explore the symbolic world more gradually. I had stumbled upon an interesting idea on Pinterest for teaching

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The Festival of Chariots

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The Festival of Chariots Jagganath rath yatra, or the Festival of Chariots is one of the most ecstatic and fun aspects of Krishna Conscious culture. Every year, Lord Jagganath steps out of His temple home onto a chariot and is taken in a procession through the streets of the city. His smiling face and large

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Janmashtami celebrations

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Janmashtami celebrations Janmashtami is the biggest and most fun festival for devotees of Lord Krishna. With every ISKCON centre celebrating it on a large scale, it is always full of keertans, cultural programs, loads of service and loads of prasadam. I have innumerable wonderful memories of Janmashtami – waking up early for managal aarti, fasting

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Exploring Patterns

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Exploring Patterns This week, we were exploring patterns at Kanhas. Initially, I introduced patterns through blocks. We have some nice geometric blocks in different colours which the children used to make patterns and shapes. Exploring patterns in blocks Such a clever pattern – geometry and colour have been taken into consideration by the child We

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Pre-Writing activities

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Pre-Writing activities After 6 months, my students are all at different stages of development where writing is concerned. On the one end I have kids who are writing fairly fluently with familiar spellings, word structure and spacing. On the other end are the younger ones who have just begun to form lines. For the younger

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Recreating a story on paper

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Recreating a story on paper All merciful Jagganath As we continue to explore the sweet pastimes of Lord Jagganath of Puri – we find new avenues of expression and communication. Just last week, we did the story of Padma – a devotee girl who sang the ‘Geeta Govind’ prayers by Jaydev so beautifully that Lord

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