MESSAGE FROM THE DESK OF PRINCIPAL
As we reach the end of this academic year under very different and unusual circumstances, we would like to appreciate our students and their parents who worked closely with our teachers and staff to ensure smooth conduct of online as well as face to face classes during this academic year.
We really recognize and appreciate your patience, understanding and immense support you had offered during this pandemic. Our school community has done a wonderful job by supporting each other during this critical situation and hence we reach the end of the academic year with a great deal of positivity and success.
National Mathematics Day
National Mathematics Day is celebrated every year on December 22nd across the nation to recognise and celebrate the works of Srinivasa Ramanujan. It was on this day in 1887, the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan was born.
The mathematical genius Ramanujan was born to a Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family at Erode, Tamil Nadu. The former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on February 26th , 2012, declared December 22nd as the National Mathematics.
WHY BHAVANS PEARL FOR YOUR CHILD
“Schools are considered the cornerstone or foundation of today’s society since they provide a platform where young learners gain knowledge, discover their talents, develop skills, grow cognitively and eventually becomeuseful members of the society. Schools are not only intended to help learners gain knowledge but they are also supposed to equip learners with appropriate values, attitudes and relevant skills that will enable learners to become critical thinkers, innovators and self-sustainable members of society” (Rose and Rose 2009; Tew 2007). This is cent percent true in the case of Bhavans Pearl Wisdom School.
WAYS TO FOSTER INDEPENDENT LEARNING
In the previous issue of this newsletter, we had discussed the importance and advantages of promoting independent learning among our kids. We have found that independent learning has a strong positive impact on student’s academic progress. In this issue, we will try to understand the different ways to foster
independent learning. As independent learning leads to improved academic performance, i will be very useful to know the way to oster it.
LET THEM BE INDEPENDENT LEARNERS
The research studies conducted on advantages of students becoming independent leaners offers fascinating insights to all of us. It has been proved that, encouraging kids to be independent learners has a long-term positive impact on their progress of learning and it is highly beneficial for them.Studies show the capacity of students to learn at higher levels when effectivelearning strategies are used
VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP 2020
Bhavans virtual summer camp was a blessing in disguise for children this year-2020, as they were confined to their home due to global pandemic of COVID 19. Bhavans virtual summer camp was interesting, exciting and apt for the children to keep them occupied this summer. While the world was worried about the pandemic, our children mario and marisa were busy indoors enjoying the company of friends and learning important life skills from their experienced teachers. They enjoyed the companyof the teachers.
WHEN WE BREAK FOR THE SUMMER…
We have successfully completed three months of online classes as a part of our Distance Learning Programme (DLP), amidst the difficult situation created by the pandemic COVID-19. And now we are going for our summer break, that too a different kind of summer break comparing to the previous years. At this juncture, it will be worth if we could reflect on the challenges and experiences that we have gone through last three months.
MENTAL HEALTH WHILE STAYING AT HOME
Due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), almost all the governments in the world have instructed its people to stay at home unless it’s absolutely necessary. They have also advised not to visit public places such as parks and maintain social distancing protocols. They have closed entertainment destinations. All these are very essential as a precaution to ensure public health and safety, especially during this pandemic. At the same time spending days or weeks or even so many months at home with limited resources and scopeof social contact may take a toll on our mental health.
HOW TO COPE UP WITH THE STRESS RELATED TO
With schools around the world closed, students, parents and teachers are facing unprecedented change. Classes are now becoming virtual. Students might have missed their friends. They may be finding studying difficult. Parents may be worried about the family and about the future. They may be struggling for their children’s educational needs. Many parents might have lost funding or their job. Many may be feeling anxious, sad and uncertain, many people may be experiencing personal difficulties. Thus, there are many causes of stress during this pandemic. These feelings and stress are normal. Everyone experiences stress and a little bit of stress is not an issue. But very high stress will have negative impact on our body and mind. It is essential to reduce the stress. Here are some ways to lessen the stress.