Short Street - Activities

Janamashtami and Eid Celebration
To give credence to the principle of actively engaging students and not passively spoon feeding them the festivals of Janamashtami and Eid were celebrated at Mongrace Montessori House in the month of August . These celebrations brought an awareness among children of traditional customs emphasizing the theme of thankfulness , helping the needy and love.

During the Janamashtami celebrations the tiny tots donned the role of gopis, Krishna, Radha and also Yashodha Maiyaa. Krishna's childhood scenes, depicted through songs and scintillating dances enthralled the audience.

The dress code for the day was Indian traditional clothes and parents responded enthusiastically by sending their wards to school dressed most suitably to the occasion. Through enactment of scenes and role play children were made aware of the fact that Eid means happiness and the festival signifies joy and universal brotherhood. Tiny feet danced to the rhythmic beats of " Dekho chaand nikal aaya" and "Eid Mubaarak"

The teachers most successfully weaved in the theme of these festive days into their curriculum. Children made matakaas using newspaper cut outs and coloured them with thumb prints . Cotton wool was stuck on these matkaas to give the effect of butter. "Krishna loved butter" This fact led to the explanation of how we get butter.

For thematic teaching on the Eid celebration day cut outs of crescent moon were stuck in scrap books. Different shapes of the moon were discussed and " shapes" were thus learnt and absorbed by tiny minds. Story telling and conversation classes had Eid related themes.

In today's techno savvy world how could technology be left behind? Power point presentations on Jnamashtami and Eid were prepared by the computer teacher and shown to the children of all environments. These really captivated the little ones.

Mongrace reflects a highly diverse student body and here we make every effort to promote mutual respect and develop a global perspective.

Teachers' Day
On the 5th of September Teachers' Day was celebrated in the true Mongrace spirit. Through a song students gave a tribute to their teachers. In the traditional Mongrace style teachers put up a wonderful programme comprising of songs, dances and a wonderful skit. On a newly prepared display board "thank you" message was displayed by creating a garden composition with handprints of children portrayed as flowers. Inspiring quotes and messages were delivered to the teachers through a power point presentation. A guessing game was also played through the Power point slides where teachers were made to guess the name of the teacher when only a part of the face,( like nose or eyes) was shown to them.
Pure Magic at Mongrace Montessori House
To commemorate the National Education Day and as a prelude to Children's Day, on 11th of November 2011, all students at Mongrace Montessori House took part in a drawing and handwriting competition organized by the National Students' Council. It was a pleasure seeing tiny minds set their imagination free and colour to their hearts' content.

Celebration of Children's Day at Mongrace Montessori House this year was done through the creation of a Children's haven. A magic spell was woven by the little Mongrace Magicians. The Transitional Class "Big Kids" performed the magic show for the younger ones. It became truly magical when the young entertainers performed thrilling and mind boggling tricks right under our eyes. There were gasps of wonder when the wide eyed audience was dazzled by disappearing objects and the changing of flower colours.

More happy and enjoyable memories were created when the puppet show based on Nursery Rhymes began. Children and adults alike were fascinated and enchanted by the magic of puppetry. Children loved to see the Nursery Rhymes Characters dancing and interacting with each other. They loved listening to the rhymes and tried to join in. It was a wonderful show of live action where children were captivated by the mix of sight and sound. As the rhythm built up the little audience could not stop themselves from singing and dancing. Singing along with the nursery rhymes was a great way of learning word association. Kudos dear teachers to your great creative ideas!