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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Reflecting Back

Students' reflections

It’s important to recollect and reflect back on things we do in our routine. Student of grade II did exactly the same. After inquiring about natural rhythms during Nature walk in school, students started identifying natural and created rhythms at home, play area, other places around them and even outdoors like a movie theater and made connections to what they learnt in school. Students were smart enough to note everything they noticed in a book, draft neatly and present the same in the class.

Few of them are:
"While the maid was cleaning utensils in the kitchen."
"Swing in the play area."
"There is rhythm in songs in movies."
"Rhythm in cartoons on TV".
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Activity on Rhythm

Involvement creates Enthusiasm. Students of grade I were excited about the Clapping activity when they initially heard about it. Each student was given a task to clap in their own way creating a rhythm pattern and others to follow the rhythm and tap their feet accordingly. Every single student was given a chance to create a rhythm pattern to develop creativity. Level of confidence within each child increased, when they realised that rest of their classmates were following them.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Voyagers become smart








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Friday, October 26, 2012

Connecting with Nature

Activity on exploring, identifying Natural and Created Rhythms in our surroundings.

Students of grade II went on a Nature Walk to identify and explore Natural and Created rhythms in and around the school Campus.

They could feel the rhythm everywhere. They found rhythm in Wind, chirping of the birds, while dribbling the ball in basket ball court, while swimming and splashing in the pool and also while walking on the path way. They found that crickets stridulate rhythmically.

Students were very much excited as they were identifying many Natural sounds. They could connect those particular rhythm patterns to dance and identified number of beats or counts used in different dance pieces.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

An attempt to spread smiles

Jaana Hai, Nachiketa Tapovan, Chalo Milkar Chale!

On Monday, 15th October, students of seventh standard having their second/third language as Hindi and Xth grade students went to Nachiketa Tapovan, an orphanage in Jubilee Hills. This activity was a part of Hindi Diwas celebration, as says the VIIth grade Hindi lesson Jab Jaago Tabhi Sawera. Students collected funds, bought necessary stationary and goods that filled 2 big boxes!

At the orphanage, we performed various activities such as dance, songs and skits to entertain the kids of Nachiketa Tapovan. We performed a moral skit that discouraged child labour by explaining why child labour was a huge ban throughout India, and encouraged children to study. Later, we explained why education is important and how it is useful for their future opportunities in a better way. Then all of us presented a wonderful song, Padna Likhna Sikho, Oh Mehnat Karney Walo, which brought the audience to ecstasy with all ears.  Then, Aaheli, grade VII recited a series of poems about the concerned topic accompanied with actions. Then last but not least, six of the 10th graders performed a Rajasthani Dance, which turned out to be a huge hit of the show with a large round of applause. At the end of this activity, we taught the students at Nachiketa Tapovan a couple of school assembly songs, Hum Honge Kamyab and Aasman Ko Ek Din. Other activities included jokes, charades and Nachiketa students also joined us, sang and recited poems.  

Students got a chance to interact and mingle well with the students at Nachiketa Tapovan and enjoyed every minute. Rama Sharma Ma’am, senior school Hindi teacher, Mythili Ma’am, Student Advisor and Maheshwar Sir, Music teacher accompanied us over the exciting trip to the orphanage. Overall, it was a wonderful learning experience.

by Mounika Yepuri, grade X

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Field Trip to Police station

In view of Police Commensurate Day on October 21st, students of grades VII, VIII, IX and X went to Dundigal Police station.

They interacted with the SI and CI along with the constables and learnt about the working procedures of a police station, their daily duties, their rank structure, etc. It was an enriching experience for the students as they interacted closely with the law and order keepers.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Joy and Festivity

On the last working day before Dussehra vacation, campus was filled with festive mood and was colourful. On the occasion of Dussehra, Dandiya was organised for teachers during the lunch break. Every single person including the sub staff was dressed up in traditional attire. Teachers with full heart played Dandiya and danced enthusiastically. It was a sight to watch that even nature seemed to enjoy and started drizzling.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Team Building Workshop

Success comes to an individual, but the process of success consists of a group of people supporting that individual/company. Oakridge being a pioneer in the field of education committed to produce responsible, creative global citizens believes that this is possible only with a strong team work and so the school consistently works towards training teachers.

One such workshop was- 'Team Building' by Ms. Revathi Turaga. It started with an interesting activity focused on remembering names of the team members in a sequence connecting each name with an adjective which starts with the first letter of their name. The workshop consisted of different activities targeted at building trust, confidence and empathy among the team. All the teachers could connect these activities to different situations they had faced. At the end of the workshop everyone addressed others with a thank you note passing on a woollen thread to each other and created a safety web.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Weekends become Fun




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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Guest Lecture on Rain Water Harvesting







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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

CREATE A DISGUISE

Grade II had celebrated “Create a Disguise” on September 22nd. Students selected their characters related to the central idea and also volunteered to write their own dialogues, which gave an edge and brought special attention to the event.
The dedication, enthusiasm along with perfection was seen in them, right from the day of selecting the characters, collecting information connected to their character to the final day of role play. 
The hard work finally paid off, as the event was very much encouraged and appreciated by all.  It was an amazing moment to watch the students display their talent very efficiently with high spirits and great confidence.
As the saying goes –
“It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.”
      -Eric Hoffer
This phrase well suited the performance of the little ones.


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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Einstein students excel at OakMUN 2012

Model United Nations has emerged to become an intellectually invigorating, enthralling experience for students all around the world, and the students of Oakridge International have certainly taken a profound liking to this unique form of debate and discussion. Model UN requires students to tackle issues of global relevance as they must develop oratory skills, a proclivity for problem solving, extensive research abilities, and perhaps most importantly, a command over lobbying and negotiation.

Oakridge’s second Model UN conference- OakMUN 2012 was held at Hyderabad from 12th-14 October.

Two students from Einstein campus excelled at OakMUM. Mounika Yepuri (grade X) received Best Delegate Award and Aditya Neelamraju (grade X) received Outstanding Delegate Award. Congratulations Mounika and Aditya! We are proud of you!

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