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MATRA ABHIYAN TARANG

A free country has a language of its own, which is the honor and pride of that country. Language and culture is the real identity of that country. Language is the only means through which we can exchange our thoughts.

Many languages are spoken in the world, in which Hindi language has special importance. This language is the most spoken language in India and is the second most spoken language in the world. To pronounce any language correctly, it is also necessary to write correctly, keeping this feature in mind, the Department of Hindi conducted an activity TARANG-SHALOM MATRA ABHIYAN between 22-25 April,for the students of classes VI to IX.

The students were required to do a writing task on the given topics.They were awarded the first, second and third prizes on the basis of their writing skills.

The feeling of enthusiasm was clearly seen in the students while doing this activity.

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR DAY April 30, 2022

Labour Day or International Workers' Day is observed each year on the first day of May to celebrate the achievements of the working class. On account of Labour Day, various activities were organized for the lady guards and housekeeping staff of Shalom Hills International School.
The day began with a workshop conducted by the senior counsellor-Ms Bhupinder Kaur on their roles and responsibilities in school and in the routes. They were made aware about the safety norms that are to be followed under the POCSO and JJ Act.
The P.E Dept. team organized Football match for male category, Kho-Kho match for female category & Tug-of-War (Male & Female both) for the supporting staff. The main aim of the event was to pay a tribute to them for their sincere hard work which they do daily in order to keep our school premises healthy and clean.
The Didis and Bhaiyas participated enthusiastically, displaying good sportsmanship and team spirit.

Jal Sansad Activity – ‘Weave a story’ held in Grades I- V on 29th April 2022.

“Write what you know. Turn the ordinary into extraordinary”
Storytelling has been an integral part of social and cultural activity. It is regarded as one of the simplest and most engaging means of entertainment and education, it not only sparks learning, but is fun too.
An activity to instill a sense of awareness and responsibility in the students towards the importance of saving water was conducted in all sections of grade I to V on 29th April 2022. The activity demonstrated the art of creating a story, layering new ideas to build a vibrant story of characters and their lives, which inspire others. By weaving their own imagination, children infused life in their fictitious characters and turned classrooms into the real backgrounds through their vivid descriptions. The key words like precious, wastage, conservation, invaluable, planet, impurities, droplets, etc. were shared with the students to weave their story.
The entire class was profusely enamored with each story and students generously applauded their classmates. It was bliss, watching children expressing their ideas and imagination in such a colorful way.

Grades I-V Appreciation For Labour Day 29th April, 2022

Each year, Labour Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity. It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers' grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation's character.
This special day is celebrated across the world on 1st May in many different ways. It started with a movement to give the working class their rights of 8 hours of work- 8 hours of recreation and 8 hours of rest. It all started with the industrial revolution and the forward movement of mankind.
Our young Shalomites today, after 2 long years of staying at home, revived the tradition of appreciation. The young and empathetic scholars of grades 1 and 2 drew and made cards for their caregivers and helpers in school as a token of appreciation. Grades 3, 4 and 5 made appreciation badges for the helpers in school as well as at home.
As an extended appreciation the children also came forward citing incidents and examples of how they were helped without asking, which they want to highlight and appreciate in whatever small way they can.
The students were apprised about the meaning of dignity of labour. And that no work is big or small- it is the effort and outcome that matters.

Shalomites Host SPICMACAY ‘Great Masters Series’ April 23, 2022

In an endeavour to promote the rich cultural heritage of India among the students, Shalom Hills International School Co-hosted ‘Great Masters Series’, along with a research scholar of Dept. of Music Annamalai University, Mrs Shobha Ramesh, under the aegis of SPICMACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth). The programme was dedicated to the great Veena Maestro of yesteryears Dr. Chitti Babu.
Our children were in conversation with his prime disciple Vidwan Sunder ji who narrated many anecdotes from the life of his Guruji Dr. Chitti Babu, regarding his concerts. The audience also enjoyed a video recording of Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee and Vidwan Dr. Chitti Babu together. The programme was streamed live on YouTube. The students felt privileged and happy to avail the opportunity.

Vaccination Drive April 23, 2022

Caring about people, about life is an act of maturity.
Considering that vaccination is a shared responsibility, Shalom Hills International School organized a vaccination drive for the students of the age groups of 15-17 years and 12-14 years. The Vaccination drive was conducted under the guidelines of the District Health Department and Primary Health Center, Ghata by specially trained staff.
During the camp, the guidelines implemented by the government and the health department were followed with full commitment. To avoid vaccine-related complications like infections, allergy or any other symptoms, medical experts were also deployed at the campsite. The school authority also ensured requisite support and facilities while following all the necessary COVID-related protocols.
The parents commended the proactive step taken by the school management in ensuring the safety to their children and their families as a token of community commitment. The response of parents turning up in a large number for getting their children vaccinated is surely a sign towards winning the battle at the end.

Earth Day Activity conducted in Grade V on 22nd April, 2022

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein
Every year, Earth Day is celebrated on 22nd April at Shalom Hills International School to remind the students of their duties towards ‘Mother Nature.’ As a part of environmental education, Earth Day was celebrated in all sections of grade V.
The students of class V did a book marks craft activity. They wrote their pledge on the book marks. Students celebrated the power of green by singing songs, reciting poems, presenting speeches and sharing videos in the morning assembly. Children learnt the importance of preserving the planet earth. Students also expressed their views in both English and Hindi on the importance of saving our planet Earth.

Earth Day Activity conducted in Grade IV on 22nd April, 2022

In order to celebrate Earth day a poster making activity was held in all sections of Grade IV on 22nd April 2022. The students had been informed earlier about the activity.
The students had to make a poster related to Earth day and its significance. The students made creative drawings of Earth and wrote several messages to save Earth from pollution and to keep it clean and green.
The students drew beautiful pictures on the given white sheets. Their poster had lines on the importance of protecting Earth. Most of the students were aware about the importance of having a green and clean Earth. Their posters depicted various ways of saving Earth from pollution. .
The students participated in the activity with a lot of enthusiasm. They made creative posters and were happy to celebrate Earth day. They all promised to keep their Earth clean and protect it for future generations. The activity helped the students understand the importance of protecting Earth.

Earth Day Activity Report Grade II 22nd April, 2022

In order to spread awareness among students about MOTHER EARTH, Earth Day was celebrated on 22nd April,2022. Children made replica of earth and took pledge to keep their Mother earth beautiful.
This activity helped them to know that Earth Day is an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally byEarthDay.org (formerly Earth Day Network) including1 billion people in more than 193 countries.

DYNASTY ACTIVITY : MY PAPER BAG ACTIVITY Conducted on 19.04.22

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”- Margaret Mead
With this objective in mind, our little shalomites of grade III- V made beautiful paper bags by reusing old newspapers in their dynasty period.
Eco-friendly bags are gaining importance as these bags are reusable, recyclable and biodegradable and at the same time pose less threat to wildlife. The students were taught how to make paper bags from recycled paper. The students were quite enthusiastic about the whole activity. The fun-filled activity inspired young learners to contribute to Mother Nature by using paper bags and saying no to plastic bags. The students wrote slogans on their paper bags and decorated them with beautiful colours.

Pariksha Pe Charcha April 1, 2022

Students of Shalom Hills International School witnessed the fifth edition of 'Pariksha pe Charcha', on April 1, 2022. The event was screened live and the students watched it in their classrooms with the help of projectors.
During the event which was telecast live from Talkatora Stadium, Delhi, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, held interactions with students, teachers and parents. He discussed how to beat examination stress especially in the post-Covid19 pandemic era, besides sharing tips to do better in life. The live interaction also covered some core issues like pressure from parents, technology being a boon and not a bane, how the specially-abled can transform their weakness into their strengths, mind being more powerful than the media and that every child, every student is unique. The PM also spoke about the significance of the new National Education Policy-2020. He advised the students not to study just for any exam, they should study for knowledge.
The informative and interactive session was indeed a rich learning, elevating and inspiring experience for the students. The students expressed their joy as they applauded and cheered the solutions suggested during the session.

CLASS VI CBSE ACTIVITY- “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” March 15, 2022

The Theme of the CBSE initiated “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, activity conducted in class VI in the month of March was- Freedom Struggle- Unsung Heroes of the Indian Freedom Struggle.
The main aim behind conducting the activity was to apprise the students about the rich history of our country and the various freedom fighters involved in the freedom struggle. The students were made aware of the initiative of the Government of India to commemorate 75 glorious years of progressive India, its magnificent culture and great achievements. It was started on 12 March 2021 by PM Narendra Modi Ji on completion of 91 years of Dandi March.
This Mahotsav will continue till 15th August 2023. It is being celebrated on the basis of 5 pillars i.e. Struggle for Independence, idea of 75 years, achievements of 75 years, actions and resolution of 75 years.
A PowerPoint presentation was played during the activity, dance and music performance on Patriotic songs were performed by the students. Also, students shared their views, knowledge related to freedom fighters during the entire activity.
Students participated enthusiastically and enjoyed the activity.

GRADE- I-V Special Assembly - International Women’s Day 8th March 2022

International Women’s Day celebrates the contribution of women in various important fields and marks their economic, political, social and cultural achievements. The day is significant for making a call to gender equality and parity. This year, the campaign theme ‘Break the Bias’ was introduced to make the common masses aware about the gender stereotypes and to create a bias- free, equable living environment.
Thus, grade I-V students celebrated the International Women’s Day with great enthusiasm and showed immense sensitivity towards gender issues. The significance of Women’s Day was told to the students with a PowerPoint presentation. Afterwards, with the help of discussion, students were made aware of the gender biases, discrimination and the importance of equality. In different classes, students also presented poems, stories, made little craft samples like paper folding purses and narrated incidents related to wonderful women in their lives. The day was celebrated with fruitful knowledge and sensitization.

Grades I-V “National Science Day” 25th February 2022

“Scientific research needed independent thinking and hard work not equipment”. - Dr. C V Raman
National Science Day is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect by, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. He was the first Indian scientist to be honored with the prestigious Nobel Award in Physics in the year 1930. His pioneer work in the field of light scattering became known as “Raman Effect”. He was honored with a large number of honorary doctorates and memberships of scientific societies.
This day is celebrated to mark the importance of contributions made by scientists towards the development of our nation and the world as a whole. It is used to create awareness about the role of science in society. The theme for National Science Day 2022 is ‘Future of STI (Science Technology and Innovation): Impacts of Education, Skills and Work’.
The students of classes I – V celebrated the day with a great zeal and enthusiasm. Various online /offline demonstration of science experiments organized encouraged the children to adopt scientific methods in daily life and remember Sir C V Raman for his immense contribution in the field of science and invention.

CBSE ACTIVITY: Folklore Fun February 25, 2022

“Folklore legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal.” - L. Frank Baum
This activity was used to educate, entertain, and impart historical information to students about the origins of a group of people that is preserved by individuals of a certain culture. Stories are frequently used to instill morals and improve reading abilities.
As part of the CBSE initiated 100 Days Reading Campaign, grades III to V organized a 'Folklore Fun Activity' on Friday, February 25, 2022, in which children selected one folklore from the rich heritage of Haryana's partner state, Telangana, as part of the 'Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat' programme and narrated it in the class and enacted it.
The students loved the activity, and it was inspiring to hear so many diverse stories and see our young actors' acting abilities. They were taught the fundamentals of theatrical movement, voice modulation, and storytelling rhythm while listening intently. The major goal of this activity was to help students improve their communication abilities while also broadening their horizons.

GRADE- I CALLIGRAPHY COMPETITION 25th February 2022

“Calligraphy allows you to see each word and phrase, the way a painting allows you to put words to the story depicted”
Good handwriting always reflects the positive personality of the writer and leaves an indelible mark on the reader. Handwriting is a basic tool that lays the foundation to learning process. It is not just important for comprehension, but also helps the tiny tots to recognize sounds while doing effortless writing.
To enhance the handwriting of the little champs, a calligraphy competition was organized in grade I. Students were asked to write a paragraph in the best handwriting that they could. Students wrote in a neat and legible handwriting. They were told about the importance of punctuation marks also.
This activity helped in improving their fine motor skills and also gave them a platform to express themselves in writing. Students participated in the competition with great enthusiasm and zeal.

Grade-VI National Science Activity February 24, 2022

“The Science of today is technology for tomorrow.” - Edward Teller

Gurugram. In Haryana, is commonly referred to as India's millennial city. Behind the glitz and glam, however, is an unhealthy population. The city's rising levels of air pollution have become a severe health hazard. To make students aware of the health issues caused by the pollution, teachers had a discussion on this topic with the students and also asked them how they expect their city to look like.
Students actively participated in the discussion and came up with innovative ideas to make the city cleaner and greener.
A poster making activity on the Topic- ‘I dream of a cleaner Gurugram’, was conducted for the children of class VI based on the Chapter- ‘Garbage in Garbage out’. Students showed their creativity and artistic skills through posters. Students showed great enthusiasm and excitement to portray their thoughts through the medium of colors. Beautifully organised thoughts were displayed on those colorful posters.

CLASS: VI CBSE ACTIVITY- “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” February 11, 2022

The CBSE “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, the activity conducted in class VI in the month of February was a quiz on freedom fighters and places & events related to the Freedom Struggle. The quiz was conducted in all the sections of Grade VI through Microsoft Forms.
The main aim behind conducting the activity was to apprise the students about the rich history of our country and the various freedom fighters involved in the freedom struggle. The students were made aware of the initiative of the Government of India to commemorate 75 glorious years of progressive India, its magnificent culture and great achievements.
The students participated with full enthusiasm in the informative quiz.

International Mother Language Day February 21, 2022

“No country can progress without education and education can be achieved only through language.”

Shalom Hills International School Celebrated International Mother Language Day to promote awareness among the students about our linguistic and cultural diversity and to foster a love for the mother language, in the wake of the disappearances of languages across the world.
India is a diverse nation and we should be proud of our language diversity. The regional languages collaboratively make a bouquet in which every color depicts a different language. Our school is indeed privileged to have students not only from our State, but also from different parts of India.
The teachers and students discussed the uniqueness of their mother languages and shared many folk tales. Students were asked to share a few common words in their language with the whole class.

Grades III-V Science Aptitude Test - Final Round February 18, 2022

Quiz competitions are an interactive platform where students participate to gain knowledge and seek opportunities to excel beyond academics. To test the knowledge of the basic concepts, Science quiz competition was organized among the finalists of Science Aptitude Test for classes III to V on 18th February 2022.
The final round was presented in an interactive manner where students answered the questions with enthusiasm and confidence. Their involvement was remarkable. It commenced with the declaration of the rules and regulations of the competition. There was solo participation with various rounds through quizzes, MS forms and audio-visual round. All the contestants showed their skills and gave spontaneous answers. The aim of conducting quiz was to make the young minds to understand, analyze, organize and synthesize the scientific concepts in a meaningful way. The competition among the students was very tough but at the end most deserving candidates became the winners. It was altogether a thrilling and fruitful event for all.

 

CLASS III

CLASS IV

CLASS V

1ST Position

Darsh Bhatnagar

Idhika Kothidar

Rudransh Allawadhi

2nd Position

Prisha Rastogi

Satvik Verma

Swastick Goel

3rd Position

Aarav Gupta

Atiksh Kansal

Bhavye Arora

World Radio Day and Birth Anniversary of Smt. Sarojini Naidu’s 13th February 2022

One of the most important modes of communication is Radio. World Radio Day, observed on 13 February, celebrates the radio as a way of educating people, providing information, and promoting freedom of expression across cultures.
The main object behind celebrating World Radio Day is to raise awareness among the public and the media of the importance of radio, secondly to encourage decision-makers to establish and provide access to information through radio; as well as to enhance networking and international cooperation among broadcasters.
This day also coincides with the birth anniversary of the Nightingale of India, Smt. Sarojini Naidu. She was born on 13 February 1879 in Hyderabad, she was the first Indian woman President of the Indian National Congress and also the first woman governor of the Indian state, Uttar Pradesh. Naidu's work as a poet earned her the sobriquet 'the Nightingale of India', or 'Bharat Kokila' by Mahatma Gandhi because of color, imagery and lyrical quality of her poetry.
Paying tribute to the the Nightingale of India, Smt. Sarojini Naidu, and celebrating World Radio Day, a Special Assembly was conducted by the students of Middle Wing at Shalom Hills International School, on 13th February. It commenced with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the school’s vision and mission statement. Students delivered speeches on work done by Smt. Sarojini Naidu, displayed placards and told the importance of radio, and saw PPT on the themes in the virtual class assembly. The assembly concluded with the Shalom anthem.

Birth Anniversary - Charles Darwin and Mr. Abraham Lincoln 12th February 2021

12th February is celebrated every year as “Darwin Day” to commemorate the birth anniversary of the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin in 1809. This day highlights Darwin's contribution to evolutionary and plant science. He discovered a lot, as a Scientist and Naturalist; and, as an author, he impacted science and the way we think about our world. His theory of evolution has had far-reaching effects on science and the way we understand life.
This day also coincides with the Birthday of Mr. Abraham Lincoln, an American statesman and lawyer, and the 16th president of the United States of America. Abraham Lincoln is best known for abolishing slavery.
Paying tribute to the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin and the most popular president in United States history, Mr. Abraham Lincoln, a Special Assembly was conducted by the students of Middle Wing at Shalom Hills International School on 12th February. It commenced with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the school’s vision and mission statement. Speeches were delivered on the work done by Charles Darwin and Mr. Abraham Lincoln.A PPT was shown to students in the virtual class assembly. It was a very informative day in which the main motive was to spread a message about the importance of Science used in the daily life of the people. The assembly concluded with the Shalom anthem.

Birth Anniversary of Sir Thomas Alva Edison and International Day of Women and Girl in Science February 11, 2022 Class-I-V

On 11th February 1847, Thomas Elva Edison, the legendary an American inventor and businessman was born. He has a total of 1093 patents, a record number of patents for a single person, registered in his name in USA and many more in England and France. He invented half of things that rule our lives today like the electric bulb, battery of an electric car, sound recording, motion picture camera, phonogram and more! The year 2004 marked the 125th anniversary of Thomas Alva Edison's invention of the light bulb, in honour of this historic event, the United States Mint produced silver commemorative coins.
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is observed on the 11th day of February, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, 22 December 2015.
The Day aims to amplify the critical role that women and girls can and do play in science and technology. As part of UNESCO’s 2030 Agenda, the Day serves to recognize that progress in gender equality and progress in science go hand-in-hand when trying to address global issue. The theme of 2020 being “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Water Unites Us”.
The PPT’S related to these topics were shown to the students to enlightened them about the great scientist Sir Thomas Alva Edison and his inventions along with throwing light on international day of women and girls in science.

Classes IV & V Online Quiz on the paired state - Telangana 11th February 2022

“Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge and knowledge makes us great.”
There is no country quite as diverse, multi-lingual and multi-cultural like India, yet bound together by the ancient bounds of shared traditions, culture and values. Such bonds need to be strengthened through enhanced and continuous mutual interaction between people of varied regions and ways of life so that it encourages reciprocity and secures an enriched value system of unity amongst people of different states in a culturally special country like INDIA.
Keeping in view the objective of unity in diversity of our nation and to maintain and strengthen the fabric of traditionally existing emotional bonds between the people of our country; a quiz for class IV and V students was scheduled through the online tool (MS forms) as part of the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat initiative. The paired state (Telangana) was discussed in detail a week prior. The students were well prepared and the quiz incorporated various aspects of the state which includes demographic, climatic conditions, people, flora, fauna and economy etc.
The quiz induced a sense of responsibility and ownership for the nation as a whole through cross – cultural interactions. It was a unique way of making the children learn about the paired state.

EK BHARAT SHRESHTHA BHARAT February 8, 2022

“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is limitless.”
- Rousseau
The students of Shalom Hills International School, spun webs of words as story telling was the activity conducted for the CBSE EK Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Activity for the month of February. The topic was to speak about ‘The Life of Early Humans’.
The students were able to rewind time and take us on the trail of the earliest people, all the way back to the Palaeolithic Age, by their tales. Each young story teller emphasised the simplicity of the early life. Some went to great lengths and used props and backgrounds to leave a bigger impact on the listeners. Their imagination took wings and brought to life an era lost in the pages of the history text books.

Grade V EVS I Activity- " Flipped Classroom- A Blended Learning.” 10th & 11th February 2022

“Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.”
The world is changing constantly and the various domains are also influenced by the change, including education. So, the NEP 2020 has mandated that the learning should be holistic, integrated, inclusive, enjoyable, and engaging in order to minimise rote learning and to encourage holistic development and 21st century skills.
The traditional classroom has utilized the “I Do”, “We Do”, “You Do” as a strategy for teaching for years. The flipped classroom truly flips that strategy. The teacher uses “You Do”, “We Do”, “I Do” instead. It is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning, which aims to increase student engagement and learning by having pupils’ complete readings at home and work on live problem-solving during class time. To develop more understanding of the social and religious reformers, the flipped classroom was conducted for the young scholars of Grade V. They were asked to present information about any one social/religious reformer from their textbook.
The activity aimed at encouraging the students to engage with and explore content, apply what they have learned in an interactive and creative way and extend their knowledge. Their zeal and enthusiasm for the activity was reflected through their work. It also gave them the advantages of increased learning skills, greater access to information, improved satisfaction and learning outcomes, and opportunities both to learn with others and to teach others.

Grade I -V Jal Sansad Activity ‘Conservation Of Water’ February 10, 2022

“A drop of water is worth more than a sack of gold to a thirsty man.”
Water scarcity today has become a big issue which if not dealt with in time, will turn out to be a hazard. To make students aware to conserve water, an online activity - ‘‘Conservation of Water’, was conducted in all sections of grades I to V. Mentors at SHIS educated their students so that they can make a difference – whether it be in their own personal lives or as the Eco-Warriors.
The students were shown two movies to make them aware about the importance of water conservation in our daily life. The students completed a quiz on MS forms after seeing the movie.
The students discussed different ways to conserve every drop of water and not to waste it unnecessarily. The importance of rain water harvesting and the method to do it was also explained. They were encouraged to improve water management practices that reduce the wastage of water and enhance the beneficial uses of water. Some ancient methods of water conservation should also be practiced. The students were motivated by this, and they joined hands and took oath to use water properly and motivate others also.
This activity gave them an overview about Water Conservation and its importance in our life.

GRADE I ENGLISH ACTIVITY- Talk about Animals in Zoo February 10, 2022

Visiting a zoo brings human beings closer to animals and birds, and makes them develop a liking for the majestic creatures. The animals play a vital role in uniting and educating different communities. Zoos are in fact helping to save such animals and birds that may become extinct in this world. Some of the zoos take up breeding culture, specifically captive breeding. This is a huge help in preserving the endangered species, which prevents them from becoming extinct.
A speaking activity ‘Talk about Animals in Zoo’, was conducted for Grade I students on February 10, 2022. It was an interesting and thrilling experience for the children to share their feelings with their peer group. It provided fun and comfortable learning arena for everyone involved. The activity kept the students engaged and gave them a platform to showcase their speaking skills.

CBSE ACTIVITY: ENGLISH LITERARY CALENDAR February 08, 2022

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” -Walt Disney
In order to inculcate lifelong reading habit amongst the children, it is important to make reading enjoyable and interesting. An activity-based approach is most effective in making the experience of reading exciting and joyful.
Ministry of Education, Government of India has intimated the launch of 100 Days Reading Campaign, preparing a weekly class-wise calendar of activities to be done by the children with the help of their teachers and parents.
Following the guidelines of this campaign, Grades III to V organised a Literary Calendar Activity’ in which children selected any one month of their choice, then filled birthdates of various authors or poets in that month. They presented summary of any one composition of these selected legends in class.
The activity was thoroughly enjoyed by the children and it was quite encouraging to hear many different stories and poems by the little ones based on their research and hard work. The activity helped to boost reading habits in the students and to enhance their speaking skills and confidence.

GRADE I ENGLISH ACTIVITY- LITTLE TECHIES February 2, 2022

It is quite evident that technology has shown tremendous importance in all sectors of the 21st century world. Not only in business, public administration and private institutions, the use of computer has become unavoidable in our day- to- lives as well. In fact, without the use of technology, the online learning would have stayed just a dream.
To make students understand the importance of technology, grade I students were asked to color the image of the computer in their textbook. Along with showcasing their artistic skills, the young minds were also allowed to express themselves in a speaking activity, whereby they discussed the uses of computer in all the areas of the world. Students talked about the uses of computer in online learning, booking hotel and flight tickets, offices and record keeping, maintaining bills, entertainment etc. It was definitely a fun way to learn.

Classes I-V Assembly: Indian Coast Guards Day February 01, 2022

"Vayam Rakshamah," meaning "We Protect," is the Indian Coast Guard's motto.
On February 1, 2022, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) commemorated its 46th Raising Day. The Indian Coast Guard was established after a commission led by KF Rustamji submitted a report on the Indian government's deficiencies in combatting smuggling and other illicit marine activities. The ICG was founded by the then-Prime Minister Morarji Desai on August 19, 1978. The Indian Coast Guard, being the world's fourth largest coast guard, has played a critical role in securing Indian coastlines and implementing regulations in India's Maritime Zones, saving approximately 10,000 lives since its inception. As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, on August 15, 2021, ICG hoisted the Indian flags on 100 inhabited & uninhabited far-flung islands. By 2025, it is expected to have reached the targeted force levels of 80 aircraft and 200 surface platforms. Offshore security, marine safety and coastal security, protecting India's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), are the goals of the Indian Coast Guard.
Shalomites saluted our courageous heroes for ensuring the safety and security of our country's residents through a special assembly held to familiarise them with the history of ICG, as well as its role and commitment to our safety.

Senior Wing Special Assembly – Martyr’s Day January 30, 2022

“When a tyrant dies, his rule ends but when a martyr dies, his rule actually begins!!!”
Gandhiji’s assassination on 30th January 1948 has been marked as Martyr’s Day to honour the leader who had promulgated the principles of ‘Satya’ and ‘Ahimsa’. We celebrate Martyrs’ Day as an annual day to salute the martyrdom of soldiers who lost their lives defending the sovereignty of the nation. Our nation marks 30th January as Shaheed Diwas in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi following the memory of all patriotic persons who shed their breath for the nation.
A special assembly was conducted for the students of Grade VIII. Students spoke about why Martyr’s Day is observed. Mentioning the facets of the teachings of Gandhiji, they explained what Bapu stood for. Thereafter a minute’s silence was observed as a mark of respect for the Father of the nation. The entire class participated in the assembly and captivated everyone with their poised presentation.
The enactment of roles helped reinforce their confidence and self esteem. Each child delivered his or her role with elan.
“Let us work hard to create a country which our martyrs dreamt of to make sure that their souls are happy and content.”

Classes I-V Assembly: Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai and Martyr’s Day January 28, 2022

“If I had the power to influence Indian journals, I would have the following headlines printed in bold letters on the first page: Milk for the infants, Food for adults and Education for all.”
Lala Lajpat Rai, who gave this powerful quote, was an activist who played an important role in the Indian Independence movement. His ideologies and contribution in making India an independent country is what earned him the title of Punjab Kesari or the Lion of Punjab. Born on January 28, 1865, he was a part of the triarchy political institution Lal Bal Pal, who advocated the Swadeshi movement, by boycotting all imported items and promoting the use of Indian made goods in 1907. Lala Lajpat Rai’s legacy continues even today.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
This great person who inspired the world does not need an introduction. With his principle of nonviolence, Gandhiji led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. 30th January 1948, Father of our nation was assassinated by his own bodyguard, Nathu Ram Godse.
Shalom Hills International School paid tribute to these two great leaders of our country. A Special assembly was organised to aware the students with their contributions and their importance in our great Indian history.

Grade: III Show and tell activity - National symbols of India 21st January 2022

‘Show and tell’ helps in the children’s learning and development, organize information and builds their confidence. Keeping this in mind, a ‘Show and Tell Activity of book marks about National symbols of India was organized for the students of Grade-III.
National symbols of a country represent a host of objects that paint a unique identity about the country’s sensibilities. The children talked about the importance of national pride by using various categories in which Indian national symbols have been attributed like the National Flag, Emblem, Bird, Animal, Tree, Flower, Fruit and Game.
The students came well prepared for the activity. The students were excited to share their descriptive narration and waited eagerly for their turn. Few were also dressed up as the National symbol about which they spoke. The innovative book marks prepared by them added to the enriching atmosphere. The inspiring presentations helped them to get a realistic appraisal of their skills, to discover the power of spoken words and to share knowledge.

Class III-V CBSE Activity “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat” January 2022

As a part of “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat” initiative under CBSE, Telangana is the pairing state of Haryana. A poster making activity on ‘Art and Culture of Telangana’ was organized online for the students of Grade III-V from 18th January to 26th January 2022.
The students expressed their views and thoughts creatively. One could see and feel the enthusiasm that the students had in their presentations. This activity kept the students engaged. It was organized to explore and encourage creativity in students and offer them a platform to showcase their skills. It helped them to think and work creatively in order to inculcate artistic excellence.

Class I-V Republic Day celebrated January 25, 2022

“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.”
The 73rd Republic Day was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur by the students of Grade I - V on 25th January 2022. A special assembly conducted on began with Lord’s Prayer followed by Shloka recitation, Hindi Suvichar, pledge of the day, mission and vision of school, news headlines followed by motivational pre-recorded speeches by Lt. Colonel Gautam Bhalla, Sh. Joginder Singh and Colonel Utkarsh Singh Rathore highlighting the importance of the Constitution and its unique feature – ‘Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic and Republic’, enshrined in the preamble of the constitution. Videos related to Gallantry awards were also shown to students to make them understand their value and how the soldiers of Armed Forces are sacrificing their lives to protect our country.
With a heart full of patriotic feelings children delivered speeches in English and Hindi. A Role play on National heroes was followed by Patriotic Medley. Spellbinding dance videos of students gracefully performing on melodious patriotic songs were also shown. The students displayed best of their drawings related to Republic day. Promo videos of Republic Day highlights created by Ministry of Defence were shown too to the students.
Students participated in the celebration with great enthusiasm. The main aim of this celebration was to make the students realize the importance of Republic Day and the Indian Constitution. The assembly culminated with the National Anthem. Indeed, it was a day of elation, a day of love and respect for the country, instilling in the Shalomites to remember the golden heritage of our country and feel proud to be a part of India.

Grade I-V National Tourism Day and National Voter’s Day January 25, 2022

National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25 every year across the country. This day is observed by the government to encourage tourism and explain the essential role of tourism in the growth of the country. India offers several forms of tourism such as cultural, nature, heritage, educational, business, sports, rural, medical, cruise, and eco-tourism.
The National Voters’ Day (NVD) is celebrated across the country to mark the foundation day of Election Commission of India. In order to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process, Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as "National Voters' Day". It has been started from January 26, 2011 to mark Commission's foundation day.
The students of grade I-V presented the morning assembly to discuss these important days. Students were ready with the props to present the information confidently.
To highlight the importance of these days the students of class I–V were shown a PowerPoint presentation explaining the importance of National Tourism Day and Voter’s Day. Students gathered lot of information about the events during the assembly.

CLASS VII Republic Day Celebration January 25, 2022

“Constitution is not a mere lawyers document, it is a vehicle of Life, and its spirit is always the spirit of Age.” ? Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
Republic day radiates the fervour and spirit of Independence, remembering our freedom fighters and patriots who sacrificed their lives for India. This is the day when the Constitution of India came into full effect on January 26, 1950. This day is also a representation of India’s diversity and secularism.
Keeping the spirit high, the students of Grade 7 celebrated the day by remembering the historic moment and delivering speeches on the significance of this remarkable day. Students presented their views on ‘My dream of India’. A video depicting the need and formation of our Constitution was shown. Our talented students enthralled everyone by their performances like – singing patriotic songs, doing patriotic dance and by playing musical instruments. They also participated in making crafts like badges, bands and also presented their culinary skills by preparing tri colour food.
The teachers and the students expressed their views on Republic Day and also discussed the ways we can contribute to our nation. Students displayed their enthusiasm in participating in the activities and celebrated the day with pride.

CLASS IX REPUBLIC DAY ASSEMBLY January 25, 2022

“Constitution is not a mere lawyer’s document, it is a vehicle of life, and its spirit is always the spirit of age.
-Dr B.R. Ambedkar
Shalom Hills International School sustained the nationalistic sentiment and promoted the spirit of brotherhood even amid the pandemic by observing the 73rd Republic Day, virtually.
A plethora of activities were organized to infuse the spirit of unity, integrity, brotherhood and patriotism among the students. They were shown an informative video, reiterating the importance of the Drafting Committee headed by Dr B.R. Ambedkar. Children understood the various facts that led to the inception of our constitution and how they need to be more cautious of the actions while practicing their rights for the welfare of society, and the country at large.
A theme based quiz on India's culture and famous slogans of freedom fighters was held to empower and enlighten the students about the glorious past of India and help them to understand the diversity prevalent in the Indian culture. The students were also engaged in writing slogans and making tricolored bookmarks which rekindled their national sentiments
The celebrations ended on an enthusiastic note that filled the students with a feeling of pride and patriotism.

Republic Day Celebrations- VI January 24-25, 2022

"I feel that the constitution is workable, it is flexible and it is strong enough to hold the country together both in peacetime and in wartime. Indeed, if I may say so, if things go wrong under the new Constitution, the reason will not be that we had a bad Constitution. What we will have to say is that Man was vile."
– B.R. Ambedkar
With peace in mind, freedom in soul and pride in heart, the young Shalomites of grade VI celebrated the Republic Day with great enthusiasm. Owing to Patriotic feelings, they participated in various activities like Poem recitation, Bharatnatyam dance, Character portrayal, Dum Charades- to identify patriotic movies, short speeches, Quizzes etc.
The guest appearance of Lt. Gen Dushyant Singh Chauhan, made the children speechless who enthralled the audience with his wisdom, knowledge and background of how he has served throughout the length and breadth of the country including two tenures in Jammu & Kashmir as the Director General of the Defence Intelligence Agency. He made the children aware about How and who formed the constitution, drafting of the constitution on the principles of equality and justice, difference between Democracy and Republic Day; he also talked about LOC, Mc Mohan Line- Actual Line of Control.
He was impressed to see the inquisitiveness and excitement in children asking various questions and ended the session by saying the future of our country is in the safe hands.

Class V Activity Enactment of National leaders / Freedom fighters 24th and 25th January 2022

“Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.”
Play act is an activity wherein the participants imitate different characters. This offered a chance to the participants to gain experience, showcase their speaking and presentation skills and uncover personal aptitude.
On the eve of Republic Day, young learners indulged in this activity. The objective was not only to blend learning with fun but also to develop confidence, fervor and spirit of patriotism in our Shalomites. The excitement of our young actors knew no bounds as they waited eagerly for their turn to perform.
Resplendent in their costumes and glowing in all their finery, they emulated the renowned national leaders with great conviction and confidence.
It proved to be a great learning experience for all the children. The dialogues and enactment of Shahid Bhagat Singh, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Swami Vivekananda, Mrs. Sarojini Naidu, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Annie Beasant, Mother Teresa, Pandita Ramabai, Sardar Vallabhai Patel was a visual treat. The children were so electrifying on the virtual stage that it was tough to judge the best performance.

Grades III-V National Girl Child Day 24th January 2022

““When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.” – Michelle Obama
The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24th. It was initiated in 2008 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the government of India, in order to spread public awareness about inequities that girls face in Indian society. The day is celebrated with organized programs including awareness campaigns on saving the Girl Child, child sex ratios, and the creation of a healthy and safe environment for girls.
Gender discrimination is a major problem that girls face throughout their life. The Day aims to promote awareness about the rights of a girl child and to promote the importance of their education, health, and nutrition. The day is in line with government campaigns and initiatives such as Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Save the Girl Child, free/subsidized education and women's reservations in colleges and universities.
The young Shalomites discussed the importance of this day with the help of slides and posters to portray the significance of this day. Children recited poems, delivered speeches, using placards to convey their message. Class teachers shared information about the day through PPT.

JAL SANSAD ACTIVITY January 21, 2022

TOPIC: WATER AUDIT – “Observe the water being used in the house for various purposes and list down what different ways can be adopted to save the wasted water and make a poster on it”.
Water is a precious gift of God on the earth. Life exists on the earth because of the availability of water. Itself being tasteless, odourless and colourless, it adds taste, colour and nice smell in the life of living beings on the earth. We find it everywhere in rivers, seas, tanks, wells, ponds, etc but we lack clean drinking water.
We are living in the time when we need to save clean water and use it judiciously. People at many places in India and other countries are facing a huge water scarcity. They have to go for a long distance on daily basis to arrange drinking water. They better understand the value of water than the people who have sufficient water supply in their areas. The situation of lack of water becomes very terrible for the people who don’t have enough water to fulfill their basic needs of drinking, bathing, washing, etc.
So, to create awareness among others, Shalomites prepared Posters and presented it during the virtual class.

CLASS VI - Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav 12th-17th January 2022

Like every month the students of Grade VI of Shalom Hills International School participated in the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, (CBSE) Activity, with great enthusiasm. Discussions were held among students, teachers and also with parents, on the role played by various freedom fighters, who got us “Azadi” from the shackles of Imperial rule. Students had researched well and dug out many tales of the celebrated as well as the unsung heroes of the past.
Through this activity, the participants honoured our Indian freedom fighters and remembered their contribution. We are living in Independent India and must ensure that the sacrifices made by our courageous freedom fighters weren’t in vain.

GRADE -VIII NATIONAL ARMY DAY JANUARY 15, 2022

A school assembly is a congregation of all or part of a school for any variety of purposes, such as peculiar programs or communicating information on a daily or weekly basis. Among students it develops the feeling of being united and they understand the school in a better way and learn valuable lessons. This helps to transform the students into a responsible, sensible and knowledgeable human being.
On January 15th, 2022 National Army Day was celebrated all over the India. Students of grade 8th presented a wonderful assembly on January 17th, 2022. The assembly commenced with the Morning Prayer followed by the Shloka, Pledge, Thought for the day, News headlines and health tip. The students shared information about the day through Power Point Presentations, videos and enactment.

Ek Bharta Shreshth Bharat Activity January 14, 2022

“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.”
India is a melting pot of cultures and most Indians are multilingual as many vernacular/regional languages are spoken and written in our country. With the start of New Year, we also began a new chapter in Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Club. We introduced “Bhasha Sangam” to the students of Shalom Hills International School.
The students were shown a video and a PPT of the Assamese language. They were encouraged to try to understand the script and words of the language. It turned into an exciting activity as we discovered together that Assamese has several similarities to Bangla, and the script has many alphabets similar to the Devanagari script.

Special Assembly – Makar Sankranti January 14, 2022

On Friday, January 14, 2022, our school celebrated Makar Sankranti. Students of grade VIII performed different activities on the virtual platform to make the event memorable. Students looked keen to share and present their ppts and posters to show its significant in Indian culture and tradition. Their dedication and persistence were well reflected in their beautiful presentations.
The program began with the recitation of shloka. Poster making and kite decoration were the main attractions. This helped them appreciate the traditions associated with it. Many children used colorful backdrops, picture cards and real materials like sugar dolls and clay pots. Students understood the importance of the harvest festival and the moral values like sharing, caring and respecting elders.
The students took part in the assembly enthusiastically.

Special Assembly – Lohri January 13, 2022

Lohri is a folk festival of Punjab that marks the end of the winter season. It is a celebration of the onset of the harvest season. The ancient significance of the festival is both as a winter crop season celebration and a remembrance of the Sun deity Surya. On the auspicious occasion of Lohri, the school organized several virtual activities during the morning assembly organised for the students of grade VIII to spread the feeling of joy in them.
School assembly develops the feeling of being united helping the children to understand the school in a better way and learn valuable lessons. This helps to transform the students into responsible, sensible and knowledgeable human beings. A special assembly was conducted on 13th January 2022 in which the students from Grade VIII participated whole heartedly.
The students highlighted the importance of the festival by giving speeches, showing presentations and making drawings. They stole the show by singing the lohri song ‘sunder munderiye’. To add fun, a few students enacted on the story of ‘Dhulla Bhatti wala’. All the students participated enthusiastically and enjoyed it a lot.

GRADE-VIII English Subject Enrichment Activity January 24, 2022

“All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.”
- Shakespeare.
Character portrayal is the act of imitating character or behavior of someone who is different from us. Shakespeare has rightly said “Be great in act, as you have been in thought.”
To develop understanding of their texts, a role play activity was conducted for the students of grade VIII. They were asked to enact their favourite character form the chapters taught from their NCERT book. The students selected various characters like Princess September, Veera, Munna, Manoj Dutta, Bipin Choudhary, etc from the stories.
The students enacted creatively and enthusiastically by applying matching background and appropriate props. The significant approach of the activity was dialogue delivery and the proper intonation made the children enter in the real character. The peers reviewed each other and commended each performance. The teacher provided relevant feedback and applauded the amazing performance of every child.

GRADE-VIII English Abhyuday Activity January 20, 2022

Shalom Hills International School motivates its learners to experience different tastes of life by doing. With this mission, the students of grade 8 were encouraged to present Abhyuday activity for the month of January. This activity spread awareness among students to explore more about Luminous Balls- Illuminating Acumen. The scintillating presentation by the students of grade 8 was enthralling, bringing out the actual potential of our students. The students created power point to present the differences between the stars and comets. This individual activity witnessed the progressive ideas and futuristic approach which welcomed the budding scientist to take up the cudgel and be the glittering stars.
The young researchers realized the role of stars in religious ceremonies and navigation for travelling at night. Their dedication and persistence were well reflected in their presentations. This activity gave the students a golden opportunity to discover and learn about the solar system in a fulfilling manner.

Grade 6 English Activity Role Playing January 19, 2022

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” ? Aristotle
Role play is the act of imitating the character and behaviour of someone, who is different from us. With an aim to develop an awareness of empathy and practice implementing specific language and skills, a role-playing activity virtually was conducted for the students of Grade 6. Based on the chapter – ‘What Happened to the Reptiles?’, students were given a choice to select any character from the story and perform the role play in the class. They were given a time limit of one minute to do the enactment.
The students picked up different characters like the Makara, the Snake, the Tortoise, the old man, Prem etc. from the given story. They enacted very creatively by applying appropriate backgrounds and using various props. The best part of the activity was the dialogue delivery and the intonation used by the students to make the character come alive. After every act, the classmates applauded their efforts and commented on appropriateness of actions and provided relevant feedback.
Every student contributed his/her best and tried to imitate perfectly, showing the required emotions. Everyone was full of excitement and displayed his/her zeal in participating in the ‘Role Play’, loving it thoroughly.

Grade- III to V Eco Club Meeting January 18, 2022

“A world without wetland is a world without water”
Water is essential for all life on Earth. One of these freshwater habitats- wetlands are areas of land that are saturated with water. They are among the most productive ecosystems in the world. They are kidneys of the landscape as they have the ability to clean the water that flows through them, mitigate large flood events and recharge underground aquifers.
Children of Grade III-V attended Eco-Club meet with their respective teachers on the theme of ‘Wetlands’. As 40% of the world’s species live and breed in the wetlands, so our young Shalomites enthusiastically participated in the interactive session and showed curiosity to know more about it. They were informed about Ramsar Convention which works to protect wetlands globally.
Children were shown videos towards the end of the meeting through which they learned more about the topic and suggested various ways to stop the destruction of wetlands. Meeting concluded with discussion about the activity.

Grade 7English Subject Enrichment Activity January18, 2022

The theme for Grade 7 Subject Enrichment Activity for the month of January was “Make your own garden”. The students were asked to create their own garden which included all the animals, insects, birds that seem dangerous but aren’t harmful. Some students drew beautiful and colourful gardens with different birds and animals, some prepared power point presentations and some made amazing models of gardens. All the students of grade 7 took part in this activity and came up with truly creative and innovative ideas. They expressed their views regarding various life forms which are harmless by nature. Their zeal and enthusiasm for the activity was reflected through their work.
The activity aimed at making the students more sensitive and understanding towards other life forms in nature and to encourage them to live in harmony with each other. The activity assisted students in enhancing their awareness level, creative skills and use their higher order thinking skills. It was a very educative and informative activity which involved research and hard work on the part of students who enjoyed it thoroughly.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations Surya Namaskar Activity 14th January 2022

“I am standing at my own ALTAR; the Poses are my prayers.”
– B. K. S. Iyengar
Under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, the Government of India organised a mass Surya Namaskar Demonstration Programme through virtual mode to mark the auspicious occasion of Makar Sakranti on 14th January 2022.
The event witnessed the participation of leading Yoga institutions, various bodies and organizations, both from India and abroad, through virtual mode. The Ministry of Ayush along with the leading Yoga institutions of the country came together to make it a people centric successful programme with the tagline “Surya Namaskar for Vitality” and ‘???????????? ????? ????? ?? ????’.
Surya Namaskar is the King of all Poses as it has 12 different poses or asanas as one complete workout. Each of the 12 poses of Surya Namaskar individually works on every part and muscle group of the body for wholistic wellbeing and fitness. By practising these exercises, you get an opportunity to express gratitude to the Sun, our life-giving force.
We, at Shalom Hills International School, with profound belief in our virtues and culture, focus on instilling our Vedic and cultural values in our students. The students were very excited to learn about Surya Namaskar and its various benefits There was massive participation by our teachers, students and their families in this virtual event.

Grade I-V: Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Bihu, Pongal Presentation January 14, 2022

Important harvest festivals Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Bihu and Pongal were celebrated and discussed in the morning assembly of grade I-V. The aim was to make the children understand the significance of celebrating these festivals. All of these are important harvest festivals celebrated across India in the month of January.
Harvest becomes one of the most important occasions in a country that is heavily reliant on agriculture. India is such a diverse country; various states hold a plethora of harvest festivities. Harvest festivals commemorate not just the ripening of the crops, but also a significant astronomical change in the solar system. They are considered fortunate times and are so honoured by festivities and prayers.
The students discussed about how these festivals are celebrated in their home states. A few students showed the special dishes made during the festival. Many students added colourful background images of the festivals in the online classes. It made them aware about their strong cultural heritage and created an atmosphere of festivity all around.

Grade 6 English Abhyuday Activity January 13, 2022

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
- Vincent van Gogh

Abhyuday Activity was conducted for Grade 6, on January 13, 2022 with the motive to research, make connections, transfer knowledge and apply it. A topic ‘Air Pollution’ based on the Science Chapter –Air Around Us, was taken.
Air is the biggest essential factor that is necessary for the survival of any living species. There is a certain percentage of gases present in the atmosphere. An increase or decrease in the composition of these gases is harmful to survival. Air pollution is a significant risk factor for a number of pollution-related diseases. In order to acquaint the students with the alarming air quality and the need of the hour to reduce it, they were asked to make a poster depicting the alternatives and Eco- friendly ways to tackle air pollution.
Students actively participated in the activity, expressing their ideas in the form of art. The activity helped them to attach ideas and skills to the theme and understand the importance of fresh air. It also helped them to understand the roles we can play to combat air pollution.

Grade I English Activity- Rainbow Name Hunt January 13, 2022

An art integrated activity, Rainbow Name Hunt, based on the lessons of their English textbook 'The Rain’, was conducted for the students of class 1 on 13th January 2022.
The aim of this activity was to make the students understand the occurrence of a rainbow in the rainy season and also to make them know the seven different colours of a rainbow. The students cut seven rainbow colour strips and pasted them creatively in their English notebook. The students were also introduced to the acronym VIBGYOR through which they learnt the correct order of the colours in a rainbow. They also learnt about the secondary colours; their names and their spellings.
This fun with learning activity was thoroughly enjoyed by the children.

Grade 7 English Abhyuday Activity January 13, 2022

The theme for Grade 7 Abhyuday activity for the month of January was “Water: the elixir of life”. The students were asked to design colourful posters and express their views regarding the importance of water in our life. All the students took part in this activity and came up with truly creative and innovative ideas regarding the conservation of water. They showed through their impressive posters how precious water is for all the living things on the earth. Their zeal and enthusiasm for the activity was reflected through their posters.
The activity aimed at making the students more thoughtful towards the proper use of the very important natural resource-water, without which survival is impossible on the earth. The activity assisted students in enhancing their awareness level, creative skills and use their higher order thinking skills. It was a very educative and informative activity which involved research and hard work on the part of students. Students enjoyed it thoroughly.

Classes I-V Swami Vivekananda Jayanti and National Youth Day 12th January, 2022

“The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourself”
Swami Vivekananda
National Youth Day, also known as Vivekananda Jayanti, is celebrated on 12th January, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda to inspire the youth of India with the philosophy and ideals of Swamiji.
The National Youth Day is observed all over India in schools and colleges, with processions, speeches, music, youth conventions, seminars, Yogasanas, presentations, essay-writing competitions, recitations and sports.
The young minds of Shalom Hills celebrated this day with pride and enthusiasm. The class teachers explained the importance and significance of this day to the students through a PPT during the assembly. The students participated by preparing posters and other props for the presentation and shared interesting information about this day.
The students learnt that hard work and dedication can help youth of India transform the future. The teachings of Swami Vivekananda inspire the youth to develop a confident attitude.

Grades I-V Remembrance Day- Lal Bahadur Shastri 11th January2022

“Hard work is equal to prayer.”– Shri Lal Bahadur Shastriji"

January 11 marks the remembrance day of Lal Bahadur Shastriji, an Indian politician who served as the country's second Prime Minister after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in May 1964.
Whenever we discuss the simplest personalities in the history of India, our former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri tops the list. Shastrijipromoted both the White Revolution - a nationwide campaign to increase the production of milk, as well as the Green Revolution - which saw the adoption of modern method and technology in agriculture to increase the production. India won the 1965 war with Pakistan under his leadership and during this war Shastriji coined his immortal slogan “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan”which means “Hail the soldier, Hail the farmer”.He passed away in Tashkent, Soviet Unionon January 11, 1966.
Today, the young Shalomities paid tribute to this great son of the soil by remembering all his work. Children recited poems, delivered speeches and displayed his famous slogans through placards. Class teachers shared information about Shastriji’s life through a PPT and motivated children to take inspiration from his life.

Grade IV Science Activity on “Water Cycle” 27th December 2021

The water cycle is an extremely important process as it enables the availability of water for all living organisms and regulates weather patterns on our planet. The hydrologic cycle, or water cycle describes how water evaporates from the surface of the earth, rises into the atmosphere, cools and condenses into rain or snow in clouds, and falls again to the surface as precipitate. Knowing the importance of water cycle will help the children better understand the importance of our drinking water supply as well as important processes that the earth goes through.
To make students aware about the cyclic process of water in nature, an activity on water cycle was conducted in grade IV on 27th December 2021.
Children used innovative ideas using waste materials to show different processes like evaporation, condensation, precipitation and accumulation during the presentation of water cycle. The activity helped the students to build their kinesthetic skills and the objective of ‘learning by doing’ was achieved.

Grade III Show and tell Activity - Important Cities of India 27th December 2021

A metropolitan area, sometimes referred to as a metro area or commuter belt, is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, sharing industry, infrastructure, and housing.
The goal of this activity was to monitor student learning and to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by facilitators to improve their learning skills.
A Show and tell activity on monuments of metropolitan cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, was conducted in all the sections of grade III. Students were asked to show the picture or model of monuments and talk about the historical background of different monuments of India. They also explained about the importance of that monument in our country. This activity enhanced the knowledge of the students about the metro cities.
The activity helped the students in their concept building and bound them throughout the learning session.

GRADE I ENGLISH ACTIVITY- Joy of Giving December 24, 2021

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful”.

Christmas is celebrated every year on 25th December. This was the day Jesus Christ was born. He came into this world to save the sinners. During Christmas, people decorate their houses with Christmas trees, lights and stars. It is one of the most popular festivals celebrated worldwide. Christmas is loved by children since they receive gifts from Santa Claus. They love decorating trees and enjoy meeting their friends and relatives.
A beautiful activity named ‘Joy of Giving’ was conducted for the students of class 1 on 24th December 2021. As we all know that colours are a part of our culture, therefore in this activity the children made a wonderful Christmas tree, decorated it with colourful things and made a wish for their friends. This amazing activity was thoroughly enjoyed by the students.

Grade- I to V ‘Christmas Carnival’ December 23 & 24, 2021

Christmas is a season that brings with it a spirit of joy, hope, love and peace. All these emotions and much more were experienced by the students of the primary wing during the Christmas Carnival.
It was a time of fun and frolic for the students as the following activities were aligned for them which they enjoyed thoroughly.
Grade I to V- Movie time showing the life of Jesus Christ. A few students spoke lines about the ‘Act of Kindness’ that they can do towards others and the spirit of giving that is associated with Christmas. The students also participated in Cooking without Fire Activity that was in sync with the Christmas theme.
Apart from the above-mentioned activities Grade I and II students also engaged in a skit, followed by fun games, a dance party and a fashion show.
Grade III did a ramp walk of Christmas characters and played 'My Secret Santa Activity’.
Students of Grade IV and V participated in a Christmas quiz and watched the ‘Christmas Ballad’ prepared by their fellow students.
The day ended with students singing carols and dancing to Christmas songs.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2021

“Joy to the world, the Lord is come, let earth receive her King.”
Christmas is a season of enjoying the simple things that make life beautiful, counting our blessings and being grateful for them. This is a season filled with warmth and comfort from loved ones. Keeping the same spirit Shalom Hills International School celebrated Christmas on the virtual platform.
On December 23, the students came prepared with presentations and models showing Christmas celebrations in different countries. They displayed their talents in ‘Best Out of Waste’ activity, prepared Christmas decorations using waste materials and participated in passing Secret Santa messages, wherein they spoke a few lines in the form of Poems for their loved ones. They also talked about the importance and significance of this festival.
December 24 found the students all dressed up beautifully with Christmas caps, masks and props. One could easily notice the excitement of Christmas in their eyes.
The students gave wonderful performances such as - carol singing, playing guitar, playing piano, amazing presentations, self-composed poem, monologue as Rudolph, role enactment. Graceful classical dance on Christmas jingle, stole the show. The students applauded each other and the celebration concluded by wishing each other- ‘Merry Christmas’.

Christmas is Fun December 23 & December 24, 2021

The month of caring, sharing, giving and relishing is here.
On the occasion of one of the most auspicious days of the year, Grade VI celebrated Christmas on 23rd and 24th December.
There were several activities planned for the students. They participated in Caring Christmas – Making cut-outs of Christmas symbols and writing their significance; Carol Singing – It brings us together and connects us; The Confusing World- An ecosphere of riddles and puzzles; and last but never the least People on Stage – Nativity Play and The Elf and the Shoes.
The Shalomites uncovered all the possible shades of Christmas. Their gusto, delightfulness, and forever smiling faces made this Christmas as special as always.
Children were surprised to see secret Santa who shared riddles with his quick jokes and quoted “Happy Children, Happy Santa” and made the overall event an enthralling experience. children thanked and bid adieu with happy smiles and laughter.

GRADE-VIII English Abhyuday Activity December 24, 2021

Shalom Hills International School encourages its promising scholars to learn by exploring. With this mission, the students of grade 8 were motivated to present Abhyuday activity for the month of December. This activity has spread awareness among students to explore more about eminent writers of English language and literature.
The outstanding presentations by the students of grade 8 enthralled everyone was testimony of the best effort by our team leaders and educators. The students created power points to present the best renaissance writers who brought about dramatic changes which was noticed by European art and literature.
This individual activity witnessed the research ability, creativity, presentation skills and futuristic approach of the budding writers. The young writers learnt a great deal about their chosen renowned literary figures. Their dedication and persistence were well reflected in their excellent presentations.

EK BHARAT SHRESHTHA BHARAT December 23, 2021

“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”
Rivers are the lifelines of our country and the land of Telangana is fortunate to have perennial rivers such as Godavari and Krishna flowing through it. There are multiple hydro-power projects constructed there to harness the powerful resource.
For ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ CBSE activity, students of Shalom Hills International School were shown a documentary on the rivers and dams in Telangana. After witnessing it, the students were asked to write a report on the same.
We hope that by reiterating the importance of water bodies, we create a powerful next generation of water saviours.

 

SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON CHRISTMAS December 23, 2021

The much-awaited virtual special assembly on the festival of Christmas was celebrated with fervor and zeal by kindergarten children on 23rd December 2021. The students presented an array of interesting programs.
The students presented a thought-provoking skit, the birth of Jesus, the story of Santa and Rudolph the reindeer which emphasized that Christmas is more than just cards, toys or gifts under the Christmas tree. The skit brought forth the true meaning of the Yuletide spirit which lay in the joy of giving and helping those who are less fortunate. The children were filled with joy and excitement. The message of the assembly was loud and clear— Come, let us embrace the spirit of Christmas by bringing joy and happiness into everyone’s life.

 

Grade- V Science Activity- ‘Layers of the Atmosphere’ December 23, 2021

An activity was conducted in grade V as a recap to the topic learnt by the students about ‘Water and Air’. The blanket of air surrounding the earth is made up of five layers of the atmosphere. To reinforce their learning the students made a model of the different layers of the atmosphere.
The activity was conducted online under the supervision of their respective Science teachers. The students used pastel sheets, origami sheets and even plain white sheets to cut out semicircles of increasing sizes, which they then pasted in their notebooks acting as the base. The students wrote the names of the different layers of the atmosphere. They also drew on the semi circles important features about each layer and how it is helpful to people on earth. This activity helped them to reinforce the importance of the atmosphere by means of craft work and colours. It also helped promote kinaesthetic learning and prevent rote learning. The children completed the activity in the given time and represented beautiful and self-explanatory detailed models of the layers of the atmosphere.

 

Grade V Special Assembly - National’s Farmers Day 23rd December, 2021

"A farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud."
Farmers are the backbone of a society. They are the ones who work around the clock and the year to ensure that people don't starve and die of hunger but they themselves struggle for two square meals a day. Therefore, to promote awareness to help and reward farmers for their contribution to society and mark the birth anniversary of the nation’s former Prime Minister, Choudhary Charan Singh, National Farmers’ Day, or Kisan Diwas, is celebrated across the country on December 23.
To sensitise the students about his contributions in the agricultural sector, an online special assembly was organised for classes I-V on 23th December 2021. The young scholars with the help of posters, speeches, debates and power point presentations highlighted various policies and reforms introduced by this ‘Kisan leader’ to improve the lives of the farmers. This informative assembly was a golden opportunity for the students to understand the major role played by the Indian farmers in the economic development of the country.
The enlightening assembly ended with the famous slogan - "JAI JAWAN JAI KISAN" which was given to the farmers by Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India.

Grade I -V Jal Sansad Activity ‘Impact of Water Pollution’ December 22, 2021

British poet W. H. Auden once noted, “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” Yet while we all know water is crucial for life, we trash it anyway.
This activity gave students an opportunity to explore and understand that water pollution has a significant impact on society and the environment. Mentors at SHIS educated their students so that they can make a difference – whether it be in their personal lives or as Eco-Warriors.
To spark the inner environmentalist in students, the activity, ‘‘Impact of Water Pollution”, was conducted in all sections of grades I to V. The students were required to make a PPT/use MS Paint to study and highlight the impact of water pollution on different life forms and to share the same with their family members, friends. The students shared interesting pictures and presentations related to the activity and uploaded it on Teams.
The teachers motivated them to share their knowledge and unleash their creativity. This activity gave them an overview about Water Pollution, its causes, its categories and the useful preventive measures to control water pollution.

AZAADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV DECEMBER 22, 2021

Freedom is a precious gift given by our Freedom fighters. Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is being celebrated on completing 75 Years of Independence of the country, achieved on 15th August 1947. For this freedom, many brave freedom Fighters and leaders had sacrificed themselves.
In order to make the young generation aware, ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav – Role Play’ was conducted at Shalom Hills International School on 22nd December, 2021. Students were dressed up as different freedom fighters during the assembly periods. Students demonstrated the freedom fighters’ personality through different role plays. They delivered famous lines of our great martyrs.

CBSE – Reading Challenge – You Read, You Grow November 22- December 31, 2021

Challenge yourself by stepping out of your comfort zone, and you may even surprise yourself with a newfound passion.
The purpose of language learning is to not only improve the speakers' four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, but also to augment their personalities and give them a greater perspective. Among the four skills, reading is one of the most powerful things in the world, offering you new opportunities to learn, grow and be inspired!
The CBSE Reading Challenge was organized for students of classes 6th to 10th from 22/11/21 to31/12/21 on the DIKSHA platform under the 21st-century skills competencies. The Shalomites participated in this challenge with zeal and vigour .

Grade 6 (English) Quiz Time December 20, 2021

Quiz is important because it is a good indicator of students’ comprehension and instructor effectiveness. A Quiz can be entertaining too; it has the quality to bring a smile on the face and fill people with excitement. Quizzes are meant to educate and help develop the attitude of reading patiently. As they require critical thinking and extensive research, students get into the habit of innovative learning.
Keeping in mind all the benefits, a ‘Quiz’ was organized for the students of Grade 6 based on the chapter – ‘Desert Animals’. 15 Multiple choice questions were given to the students using Quizzez.com. Students were given 30 seconds to answer each question.
Students actively participated, trying to compete with each other in a positive way. They applauded each other’s efforts and learned more about Desert animals at the same time.

Grade 7(English) Abhyuday Activity December20, 2021

The theme for Grade 7 Abhyuday activity for the month of December was prominent classical writers. The students were asked to choose any two classical writers and talk about their works, styles and times in which they wrote. The students showed great enthusiasm for this activity and presented their work in a most impressive manner. Students used different sizes colourful sheets and pasted pictures of their favourite writers. They talked about their popular works and their style of writing. Some students talked about Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, George Orwell whereas others talked about Virginia Woolf, George Eliot, Mary Shelley etc.
The activity helped students to enhance their knowledge about various classical writers and their contribution in English literature. The activity facilitated in boosting the self-confidence, public speaking skills and presentation skills of the students. It was a very educative and informative activity which involved research and hardwork on the part of students. Students enjoyed it thoroughly.

Grades I-V Human Solidarity Day 20th December 2021

Solidarity is capable of reducing inequality and social injustice in the world. It leads to the sustainable development of people.
Solidarity can be cultivated through education. With this thought in mind, we at shalom conducted a special assembly in the primary wing, trying to inculcate the concept and importance of solidarity.
The basic purpose of International Human Solidarity Day is to promote the culture of cooperation, equality and social justice in the world. The United Nation’s creation brought the nations and people of the world together to promote human rights, social and economic development and peace.
Students were explained how solidarity can be achieved in our everyday life and day-to-day work by citing examples of flood, drought, pandemic, poverty, hunger etc.

Class IX Subject Enrichment Activity Play Enactment and Dialogue Writing December 20, 2021

Dramatic enactment conveys an image of action, emotional involvement and excitement. Students get the opportunity to become the persons, objects or ideas that are an integral part of the academic curriculum
To inculcate love for language among the students and enhance their literary skills, a role play and dialogue writing activity was organized for Grade IX students. The activity was based on the play - If I Were You by Douglas James that has mystery, suspense, surprise and humour.
The aim of the activity was to enhance communication, speaking and acting skills of the students. The students got the guidelines to improve their gestures, creativity, stage-craft and acting skills.

 

 

Grade VI (English) Abhyuday Activity December 17, 2021

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” - Albert Einstein

With the motive to make students develop conceptual connections between their various subjects, an ‘Abhyuday Activity’ was conducted on December 17, 2021 for Grade 6. A topic ‘Ratio and Proportion’ was taken from Mathematics and students were asked to research about the National Flag of India focusing on the ratio of its length and breadth.
Ratios, which are actually mathematical relationships, are perfect examples of Math in the real world. Grocery shopping, cooking and getting from place to place are three common, real-life situations in which ratios are essential. Students researched on the ratio of our National Flag and presented the activity by drawing the flag in the ratio 3:2 and highlighting the importance of each part.
Students actively participated in the activity, enjoying it thoroughly. The activity helped them to explore ideas for enhancing connections between subjects, know more about our National Flag and collect information relevant for their learning.

Class: I-V Vijay Diwas Celebration 16th December 2021

December 16, Vijay Diwas, marks the 50th anniversary of the Indian Armed Forces' victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak War. It was the day when the Indian army brought Pakistani soldiers to their knees and Bangladesh came into existence. The day is observed across the country by paying tribute to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the nation.

To make children aware of this important day a special assembly was conducted in grades I to V. The students wrote slogans, made posters and other props for the presentation to pay tribute to our soldiers on Vijay Diwas. They showcased their creative skills and shared their knowledge about this day. Students were able to understand that soldiers are the guardians of the nation and protect us even at the cost of their own life, and how they fulfil their duties despite the hardships.

Vijay Diwas is indeed a Day for Remembrance of our brave soldiers who sacrifice their lives for the nation. We salute the bravery, courage and sacrifice of our Indian soldiers.

Jai Hind

GRADE IV ACTIVITY- POLITICAL PARTIES OF INDIA 14 & 15 DECEMBER 2021

India is a parliamentary secular democratic republic in which the President of India is the head of state and the Prime Minister of India is the head of the government. In a parliamentary democracy, like India, citizens elect their representatives, thus influencing government policy.
The Politics of India works within the framework of the country's constitution. The candidates are members of political parties. A political party brings together people with the same political ideas. Every political party in India - whether a national/ regional/ state party - must have a symbol and must be registered with the Election Commission of India. Symbols are used to identify political parties so that illiterate people can vote by recognizing the party symbols.
To make the students aware about various political parties in India an activity – ‘Political Parties of India’, was conducted in Grade IV where in students were asked to speak about one national & one state party of India with the help of their political symbols. They shared information about the history, contribution and famous leaders of their chosen party in an interesting way. The activity was an enriching experience for the students and they enjoyed doing it.

JAL SANSAD ACTIVITY December 13, 2021

“The earth, the air, the land, and the water are not an inheritance from our forefathers but on loan from our children. So, we have to handover to them at least as it been handed over to us.” -Gandhi ji

Water is not only required for our survival but for a healthy and happy life as well. Everyone has seen the scenario of water-deprived countries like Africa, where citizens are leading a miserable life. It is time for everyone to wake up and realize the urgency of conserving water.
Shalom Hills International School endeavours to work for the entire society and humanity, and help raise a responsible generation. As astep in this direction, students were asked to check the leakage of water in their houses as well in the premises of their society and get it repaired. Shalomites did the activity with enthusiasm and discussed who all helped them in it.
As we all know, no one can live without water and this is the first need of any living being. We should understand the importance of water in our life and use it judiciously.

 

Grade VI-A ICT Skill Club Activity December 18, 2021

ICT Skill Club Activity was conducted on 18th December 2021 in Grade VI-A. The program started by reciting the Lord’s prayer and a presentation to show on how to make a Christmas card using the website- Canva.com.
During the activity, live demonstration was shown to the children on how to make a card on canva.com along with a presentation shown to them. Students performed the activity during the class and prepared wonderful cards for the Christmas festival by following the instructions-

1.Open www.canva.com
2.Login with Gmail account
3.Search design for Card
4.Use an image as background from the Photos option.
5.Type text using Text option.
6.Use different Christmas elements to decorate the card using Elements option.
7.Download the card in gif or mp4 format.

Students participated actively and took interest and showed their talent.

SKILL CLUB- CRAFT- VI- C December 18, 2021

The objective of the Craft Activity: Christmas Wreath, with the students was to make them learn about the skills of cutting, tying, pasting. The steps to conduct the activity were explained and demonstrated. After the explanation the children were asked to do the same step by step with the material available with them i.e., pastel sheets, fevicol/glue, scissors etc.
It was a very interesting activity to develop craft skills and the students enjoyed it immensely.

MUN CLUB MEETING REPORT December 18, 2021

With the goal of helping children to get over the fear of the unknown people in the room, an activity - Introduce Your Fellow MUN Delegate, was organized for the children of grade VI G. The activity commenced with a video - MUN for beginners, and a PPT on MUN being shown to the children.

The students were divided into pairs for the activity and required to get to know each other. This was then followed by the two students introducing each other to the rest of the class.
The students were very enthusiastic and enjoyed the activity a lot. They were explained how they have to do research for MUN. Through this activity they interacted with their classmates which helped them to shed their shyness.

TRIVENI SKILL CLUB- VI-E & F 18th December 2021

As a theme “On the spot story recitation” Triveni Skill club was conducted on 18th December with the objective to develop the confidence of the children through discussion and class presentation. The students gained an understanding of how a story can be created. They also recognized the importance of Hindi language.
The session started with the introduction and importance of Triveni club. Children were told how to make a story and they were also given time to present the scene. The Children came up with different stories on the topic and related the same with great zeal. Children used their creativity and imagination to created beautiful stories. Students were judged on parameters like confidence, voice modulation and overall performance.

Skill Club Activity – Bard’s Society December 18, 2021


Learning is always a two-way process.

In an enthralling session, the students of Grade VI B learned about William Shakespeare’s life and his works. The students were shown a video reflecting William Shakespeare’s life, his era, the kingship, and the suffering and discoveries during that time. This session not only inculcated the existence of Shakespeare even in the simplest of the conversations but also focused on students’ presentation skills as after the session they made an infographic on William Shakespeare.

The students participated with zeal and their excitement was clearly portrayed through their work which enhanced their research and pictorial communication.

GRADE VII ASSEMBLY - VIJAY DIWAS December 16, 2021

“I am a soldier. I fight where I Am told, and I win where I fight.”

The Assembly on Vijay Diwas was conducted successfully in all the sections of class VII. Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on 16th December in India in remembrance of the martyrs, their sacrifices, and to strengthen the role of armed forces for the cause of the nation. It is also named as ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ to rekindle the pride and valour of the soldiers who took part in Operation Vijay.
Speeches were conducted by the students in the classes during the assembly period. They displayed their enthusiasm in delivering the speech on ‘VIJAY DIWAS’.

National Energy Conservation Day 14th December 2021


“Saving energy today will make tomorrow bright!”

The National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated every year on December 14 since 1991. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the Ministry of Power spearheads the celebrations every year. The objective is to drive mass awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation. It focuses on making people aware of global warming and climate change and promotes efforts towards saving energy resources.

Energy conservation is achievable by using energy more efficiently and reducing the amount of service usage. Most of the energy sources are 'non-renewable' and may last only for another 40 years or so. Therefore, every individual must include energy conservation in their behaviour for energy conservation.

To aware and sensitize the grade I-V students , a special assembly was organized about the importance of energy and the need for conserving it. Teachers focused on various natural energy sources that generate sufficient energy for use in daily life, like fossil fuels, crude oil, coal and natural gas. The importance of conserving energy and using renewable sources of energy were explained through PPT.

NATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION DAY December 14, 2021


“Our dependence on fossil fuels amounts to global pyromania, and the only fire extinguisher we have at our disposal is renewable energy.” - Hermann Scheer

In order to promote energy conservation, ‘National Energy Conservation Day’ was celebrated at Shalom Hills International School on December 14, 2021. Energy conservation is a big necessity that is required for our future well-being. It is a practice that everyone should indulge in to make the future of our earth better. The agenda of celebrating national energy conservation Day is to raise awareness regarding the importance of energy and resource conservation.
A PPT was presented by the students on ‘National Energy Conservation Day’ in the classes during the assembly period. Students spoke about how prudently use available resources and prevent energy wastage through efficient methods.
The teachers and the students expressed their views on the importance of efficient energy conservation. Students displayed their enthusiasm in delivering speeches on the topic.

Grade V Brochure Making Activity on Reformers December 13 & 14, 2021

'Education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.' - Albert Einstein

Empowering today's students to become innovative thinkers is an ambitious goal endorsed by Shalom Hills International School and driven by this vision, the school’s constant effort is to build on experiential learning engagements.
Keeping abreast with the topic which they have learnt, the students of Class V exhibited their skills of brochure making on Religious and Social reformers of India of Pre-Independence era.
Brochures, tell us the substance, the content of the topic in the most artistic and enlightening way. The efforts put in by the students were evident from the attractive brochures made. They drew/pasted pictures of various social and religious reformers like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Mother Teresa, etc.
Children artistically decorated their brochures and shared the same in the class, explaining the facts related to the reformers and their contribution in transforming the mindset of the people.
It truly helped the young souls to show their Creativity to best of their abilities.

Human Rights Day, UNICEF Day, International Mountain Day 10th and 11th December 2021

Human Rights Day-  It is celebrated annually across the world to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations. This day is observed to protect the fundamental human rights of all people, and their basic human freedom.

UNICEF DAY- It is observed on 11th December by the United Nations. UNICEF stands for United Nations International Children Emergency Fund. The program was initiated by the UN to improve the health, nutrition, education, and general welfare of children devastated, due to World War II.
International Mountain Day- It is celebrated on 11th December, every year, to educate children, and people, about the role that mountains play in providing fresh water, clean energy, food, and recreation. The theme for this year's World Mountain Day was “Sustainable Mountain Tourism”.
To highlight the importance of these days the students of class: I –V were shown a PowerPoint presentation on these days explaining the importance human rights, full form and role of UNICEF and importance of mountains present in our environment.

Class: I-V International Anti-Corruption Day 9th December, 2021


On December 9, the world observes International Anti-Corruption Day. Preventing corruption, unlocks progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, helps protect our planet, creates jobs, achieves gender equality, and secures wider access to essential services such as healthcare and education. The 2021 International Anti-Corruption Day seeks to highlight the rights and responsibilities of everyone including State, Government officials, civil servants, law enforcement officers, media representatives, the private, civil society, academia, the public and youth in tackling corruption.
To make everyone aware and highlight the importance of this day the students of class: I-V were shown a PowerPoint presentation on Anti-Corruption. Children were explained the theme for the International Anti-Corruption Day 2021 - “Your right, your role: Say No to corruption”, and to protect their right, they need to be aware of the role they play and responsibilities they have in the fight against corruption.
There was full and enthusiastic participation of the students in this special assembly. It was a great learning and awareness drive for all the students.

Class: I-V Celebrate International Civil Aviation Day and Armed Forces Flag Day 7th December 2021

Class: I-V Celebrate
International Civil Aviation Day and Armed Forces Flag Day
7th December 2021
In 1996, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 7th December as the International Civil Aviation Day to recognize the importance of aviation, especially international air travel, to the social and economic development of the world.
On 28th August, 1949, a committee set up under the defence minister decided to observe a Flag Day annually on 7th December with the purpose of distributing small flags to the general population and in return collecting donations.
To make everyone aware and highlight the importance of these two events, the students of Class: I-V were shown PowerPoint presentations on International Civil Aviation Day and Armed Forces Flag Day. They were explained about their purpose and significance.
There was full and enthusiastic participation of the students in this special assembly. It was a great learning and awareness drive for all the students.

GRADE I ENGLISH ACTIVITY-‘This, That, These and Those Pelmanism’ December 10th, 2021

GRADE I ENGLISH ACTIVITY-‘This, That, These and Those Pelmanism’
December 10th, 2021
Activity based learning is a subset for experiential learning. It plays a major role in students’ learning. An activity related to the use of ‘this, that, these and those’, was conducted for the students of class 1 on 3rd December, 2020.

The purpose of the activity was to develop writing and language skills in the students. The students drew different pictures in their English notebooks to demonstrate the use of ‘This, That, These and Those’. They divided the notebook into four parts and drew and wrote the sentences demonstrating the usage of ‘This, That, These and Those’. They learnt about using these words in singular and plural nouns.

In this activity, the students participated with a lot of interest and developed the vocabulary of the students. It was thoroughly enjoyed by each one of them.

Grade V English Activity Character Sketch of the Pied Piper of Hamelin 9th December, 2021

Grade V English Activity
Character Sketch of the Pied Piper of Hamelin
9th December, 2021
Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.
For our writing muscles to be in shape the students of grade V exercised their writing muscles. Our young scholars were introduced to the concept of ‘a character sketch’. A short piece of writing describing a person’s qualities traits or behavioral patterns.
On completion of the famous children’s classic- The Pied Piper of Hamlin, our young Shalomites showed their understanding of the Pied Piper’s overall personality by drawing and writing a character sketch of him.
Their understanding, imagination and vividity were astounding. The perception of the motive for certain actions taken in the story were shared with clarity, mindfulness and rationale.
The activity was well executed and enjoyed by both the facilitator and the students.

GRADE-VIII English Subject Enrichment Activity December 7, 2021

GRADE-VIII English Subject Enrichment Activity
December 7, 2021
For our students to develop into responsible and integrated individuals, Shalom Hills International School encouragesits promising scholars to learn by exploring.
With this mission, the students of grade 8 were motivated to perform an activity based on Interview Questions. This activity motivated the students to explore more about great personalities. The wonderful presentation by the students re-affirmed the potential of our children. The students used placards, emojis and craftwork to depict the virtual newsroom. This group activity witnessed the progressive ideas and futuristic approach which welcomed the budding reporters in the field of critical thinking.
The young reporters realized the impressive technique to conduct the interviews in the virtual newsroom. Their dedication and persistence were well reflected in the presentation.

Class:I-V Special Assembly- Dr. B R Ambedkar’s Death Anniversary 6th December, 2021

Class:I-V Special Assembly- Dr. B R Ambedkar’s Death Anniversary
6th December, 2021

“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” Dr. BR Ambedkar

6th December marks the 65thDeath Anniversary of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar or Dr. BR Ambedkar, born on April 14, 1891.Popularly known as Baba Saheb, he is the principal architect of the Indian Constitution, was also a jurist, economist, politician and social reformer.Dr.BR Ambedkar, who campaigned against social discrimination against Untouchables (Dalits), was the first law minister of independent India.

In 1990, the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, was posthumously conferred upon Dr. Ambedkar.Being born an 'Untouchable', Dr. Ambedkar faced caste discrimination of the worst kind. Despite this stigma he worked his way forward fighting discrimination at every step and achieved the highest degrees from world-famous universities and rose to become one of the makers of modern India.

On the occasion of his Death Anniversary the students of classes I-V paid tribute to him in the morning assembly through inspirational quotes and speeches. Students spoke about his achievements as a scholar and prolific writer. Students understood the importance of inculcating the teachings ofDr. BR Ambedkar in our life to be able to live a fruitful life.

Classes III-VEco-Club Activity- ‘Save Energy, Feel Energetic’ December 4, 2021

Classes III-VEco-Club Activity- ‘Save Energy, Feel Energetic’
December 4, 2021
‘Saving energy TODAY will make TOMORROW bright.’
With the growing population of the world, energy requirements are also increasing. National Energy Conservation Day is marked every year in India, for mass awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation.
Energy conservation emphasizes the judicious use of energy to minimize wastage and save sources for the future. However, energy conservation is achievable either by using energy more efficiently or by reducing the amount of service usage.Most of the energy sources we use in our daily lives are 'non-renewable’, they cannot be reused and renewed.
To spread awareness of energy efficiency and green and sustainable energy among the students, riddles and the quiz were organized by the ‘Eco-Club’ for the students of grades III-V. Questions were asked about different topics related to renewable energy resources and energy conservation through aPPT and videos.
The Eco –Warriors took an oath to become the ambassadors in raising awareness regarding energy saving for a sustainable future.

Class: I-V Indian Navy Day and World Soil Day Celebration 3rd December 2021

Class: I-V Indian Navy Day and World Soil Day Celebration
3rd December 2021
Navy Day in India is observed on 4th of December every year to celebrate the magnificence, achievements and role of the Naval Force. Our Navy not only helps in securing the marine borders of the country, it also helps in enhancing the international relations of India through seaport visits. They are the first ones who reach the locals at the time of crisis and distress like high tides, hurricanes, extreme rains and other natural calamities.
A special assembly was organised in SHIS (Middle Wing) in which students spoke on the importance of Indian Navy Day. They shared how Navy week is celebrated every year based on a particular theme. A short speech emphasizing the history of the Indian Navy filled the young hearts with ecstasy, pride and honour. The observance of Navy Day also raised desire in the young minds to opt Navy as a career and serve the motherland.

World Soil Day is held annually on December 5 as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate sustainable management of soil resources. An international day to celebrate Soil was recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002.

With the vital theme 'caring for the planet starts from the ground’, SHIS (Middle Wing) organized a special assembly to celebrate the World Soil Day. Spreading awareness regarding significant processes like soil erosion, its importance, food, water, climate and biodiversity, the assembly began with a speech, emphasising the importance of the day. The students highlighted the states of India with different types of soils and the measures to be taken to save it. It raised awareness among the students about the critical importance of different varieties of soil and inspired them to explore new opportunities to embrace sustainable development. The assembly sensitized the students towards the fact that Soil is more valuable than oil!

Class V Mathematics Activity “Percentage Hunt” December 2, 2021

Class V Mathematics Activity “Percentage Hunt”
December 2, 2021

The term "percentage" was adapted from the Latin word "per centum", which means "by the hundred". Percentages are fractions with 100 as the denominator. In other words, it is the relation between part and whole where the value of whole is always taken as 100. Percentages are used widely and in many different areas in our day to day life. For example- discounts in shops, bank interest rates.
To make the children understand its concept and application, the activity “Percentage Hunt” was conducted in grade V. The students made a grid of numbers from 1 to 50 and applied the concept of percentage to find the solutions of the questions given from the grid. For example- they calculated the percentage of prime numbers from the number grid.
Participating enthusiastically, the students presented the activity in an attractive way with colorful grid of numbers.

Class: I-V National Pollution Control Day 2nd December, 2021

lass: I-V National Pollution Control Day
2nd December, 2021

2nd December is observed as National Pollution Control Day every year, in the memory of those who lost their lives in the Bhopal gas tragedy on the night of 2nd and 3rd of December, 1984. Many people died due to poisonous gas Methyl Isocyanate, also known as MIC. Its aim is to spread awareness among the people about environmental pollution and its disastrous consequences.
To make everyone aware, highlight the increasing air pollution and educate the young minds about how to control and manage industrial disasters, the students of class: I-V were shown a PowerPoint presentation on National Pollution Control Day, explaining the importance of this tragic day.
It was a great learning and awareness drive for all the students.

Grade 6 English Abhyuday Activity November 29, 2021

Grade 6 English Abhyuday Activity
November 29, 2021
“A livelihood. I do not preach in vain. There’s no apostle I would counterfeit; I mean to have money, wool and cheese and wheat”- Geoffrey Chaucer

Abhyuday Activity was conducted on November 29, 2021 with the motive to motivate students to explore new things, make connections, transfer knowledge and apply it. A topic was taken based on the Social Science Chapter –‘Rural Livelihood’, for Grade 6.
About 65.53% out of the total population of India lives in rural areas as per the data of 2019. There are various types of livelihood opportunities in rural India. There are many farm and non-farm activities that are present which people generally use in rural areas to live their lives. In order to apprise the students with the lifestyles of the rural people, they were asked to research and make a collage of the rural livelihoods.

Students actively participated in the activity, enjoying it thoroughly. The activity helped them to research, attach ideas and skills to a specific theme and learn about livelihoods. It helped them to explore, learn and apply, creating a holistic approach.

Grade IV Activity: Measurement 29th November 2021

Grade IV Activity: Measurement
29th November 2021
“The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.” — Paul Halmos
Measurement is the action of measuring something. We can measure time, weight, height, temperature, length and more. If we didn't have measurement, it would be very hard to know when to go to school, how much you weigh, or how cold or warm it is outside.
Life is so much easier when we know how to measure things, and that is why measurement is so important in our daily routine.
Grade IV students performed an activity on Measurement as a recapitulation of the Measurement concept taught in class. Students were told to be ready with A4 size sheet, colour pencil/Sketch colours and picture cut-outs. They were told to draw or paste different items related to measurement like building or monument/ distance between places/ fruits/vegetable etc., to write their measures and then to convert them into smaller units.
Students were able to find the relation between different units and to convert them into smaller units easily. They represented their work creatively. The students were very excited for this activity and participated enthusiastically.

Report: Constitution Day November 26, 2021

Report: Constitution Day
November 26, 2021
Constitution Day which is also known as 'Samvidhan Divas', is celebrated in our country on 26th November every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. On 26th November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, which came into effect from 26th January 1950. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 19th November 2015 notified the decision of Government of India to celebrate the 26th day of November every year as 'Constitution Day' to promote Constitution values among citizens. An activity was conducted for the students of grade IX with the objective to clear their concepts and try to make them learn about the making of our constitution and the working of our parliament along with the working of the constituent assembly.
The activity was interactive and enjoyed by the students.

Grade III Activity - “Festivals in India” 25th November 2021

Grade III Activity - “Festivals in India”
25th November 2021

An activity, “Festivals in India”, based on the Ch. 7 - Indian Culture and Traditions, was conducted in all the sections of class III. Students were asked to make a festival album. They were instructed to divide the album as per the types of festivals- National festivals, Religious festivals and Harvest festivals. Students used their creativity to make their album attractive. They were also asked to speak about any two favourite festivals.
This activity enhanced their knowledge about the festivals of India and why festivals are important in our life.
Students were very excited and participated enthusiastically. This activity helped them to understand the concept of festivals and bound them throughout the learning session.

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat November

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Activity was conducted in Shalom Hills International School for the awareness of conservation of water. As our state, Haryana, is paired with Telangana thus we hoped to enhance the knowledge of the language Telugu as well and reiterate the need to save water to save our planet.
Saving water has become the need of the hour. The children were made aware of the ways in which we can save water. The students were asked to say the pledge to save water, but with a twist. They heard an audio clip of the water pledge in Telugu language and then had to repeat. The students exhibited great zeal in performing the activity and wanted the pronunciation just right. Hence after many takes and retakes, they were able to say the water pledge.
The young generation realises that each drop of “BLUE GOLD” is precious and we have to use it judiciously for posterity.

Grade I English Activity- Picture Composition November 25, 2021

The fact of the matter is with an image, you can pass on a lot more data than you can with words. Indeed, it can take a thousand words just to depict what is in one picture.
Picture composition is an ideal method of rehearsing English vocabulary in a wide range of fields. By making and recounting a story, youngsters figure out how to compose their contemplations and utilize language to speak with the users in an assortment of ways.
A speaking activity based on the topic ‘Picture Composition’ was conducted for the students of grade 1 on 25th November 2021. 'A picture speaks a thousand words', this quote was quite evident from the activity which was enthusiastically performed by the students of grade 1. They were shown different pictures and were asked to describe the given pictures with the help of keywords. They described the pictures in a commendable manner with the help of sentences. This activity enhanced their speaking and observation skills.

CBSE Activity- ‘Veer Gatha’ November 23, 2021

 

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities . . . because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill
‘Veer Gatha’ CBSE activity was organized for grades 3 to 5 in the month of November to honour the acts of bravery and sacrifice of the officers/personnel of the armed forces and other gallantry awards winners. The students had to write a paragraph or a poem on any gallantry award winner who was an inspiration to them. The entries were decorated with pictures of the Indian flag as well as photos of the gallantry award winners. From all the grades one best entry was selected.
This activity helped to create awareness among the students about the great sacrifices which have been made to keep our country safe. The students were also inspired by the valuable contributions of our great heroes.

 

Assembly Report – Guru Nanak Jayanti November 18, 2021

Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore. – Guru Nanak
In keeping with the secular ethos of the school, Shalom Hills International School, celebrated and rejoiced in the spirit of the festival, Guru Nanak Jayanti.
A special assembly was conducted on November 18, 2021 to mark the occasion and bring home the relevance of the festival to our young generation. Video on his life and spiritual journey was played for the students which reiterated the message 'One God' and the ‘Eternal Truth’. Shalomites remembered the teachings of Guru Nanak which remind us time and again that essence of all religion lies in oneness of God.

Grade I-V: Guru Nanak Jayanti 18th November 2021

Guru Nanak Jayanti, orGurupurab, is one of the most auspicious occasions for the Sikh community. It celebrates the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev - the first Sikh Guru and the founder of Sikhism. The year 2021 marks the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
To mark the occasion, Gurdwaras across the world are decked up with lights and diyas and people spend the whole day praying together, exchanging greetings and doing seva - service to everyone irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
To make students aware about the importance of this auspicious day, a special assembly was organized for grade 1 to 5 students.Few students were dressed up in Punjabi attires and presented poems, thoughts and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. PPTs and related videos, giving an insight to the day, were also shown to them. They were enthralled to participate and celebrate this special day.

JAL SANSAD ACTIVITY November 18, 2021

“Caring for water is caring for all.” 
Water is a very valuable natural resource. We need water for almost all the activities. It is very important to sensitize students about how important water is for us.
Lack of awareness among people and the carelessness of human beings are the main reasons behind the wastage of water. Water is an essential resource and therefore we should save water for our future generation as well as ourselves.
So, to create awareness among our Shalomites, a video was shared on the importance and conservation of water. Through the video students understood that every action counts. They took a pledge that they will definitely fulfil the responsibility of a good citizen by sustainable development and by nurturing the same feeling in their family and friends.

Grade 7 & 8 Children’s Day Celebration Special Assembly November 12, 2021

“The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country.”
Children’s day was celebrated through a virtual platform by all the class teachers and students of Grade VII & VIII on November 12, 2021. The day began with a special Assembly wherein all the Class teachers stepped in to the shoes of our students and conducted the Children’s Day Special Assembly right from singing Prayer and Shloka, to reading news, saying the thought of the day, significance of the day and Pledge.
Teachers gave various performances for the students in order to exhibit their love and affection for them. The special attractions were the puppet show, singing song and poem; the huge applause by the students cemented the bond between teachers and students, as the teachers reminisced about their childhood through their presentations. A short-animated film, a video message along with a Greeting Card on the occasion of Children’s Day was also prepared and shared by the teachers.
The session ended with the Vote of Thank for all the teachers and the students.

GradeI-V : Children’s Day Celebration 12th November 2021

“Childhood is an enchanting vista, an endless fun, a joyful classroom, an experience, an era of imagination, an artistic journey, an ode to love, and a happy moment.”
November 14 is celebrated as Children’s Day (also called Bal Diwas) in our country and the occasion also commemorates the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, known for his affection for kids. “The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country,” he exclaimed once. He always emphasised on the education of children and played a major role in establishment of colleges in the country which are still considered one of the best in the country.
The day is a reminder that every child deserves education, nurturing and the best of everything. They are the building blocks of the nation.
To make students feel special on their day, a special assembly was organized for grade 1 to 5 students. This time teachers gave special performances for their students. Some of them presented skits, some danced for them. A mime act and magic show were also performed by the teachers. Children had a gala time seeing their teachers making their day more special. They also enjoyed watching a movie.
They were enthralled to participate and celebrate this special day.

75 Years of India’s Independence- Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (November)

Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav' means the "elixir of the energy of freedom".
India is celebrating ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’on completion of 75 Years of Independence of our country. For this freedom, many Brave freedom fighters and leaders had sacrificed their lives.
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is meant to make the younger generation aware of the history and struggle of independence.
At Shalom Hills International, Gurugram, this month students of grade VI, showcased their talent by presenting Speeches/Dialogues, Popular stories/Poems, and partaking in discussions about Freedom Fighters. Students actively participated in this activity and learntmore about the freedom fighters.

Grade I -V Jal Sansad Activity ‘Let’s Rap/Jingle’ November 18, 2021

“Water is life, don’t waste it.”
An activity to instill a sense of awareness and responsibility in the students towards the importance of saving water was conducted in all sections of grades I to V. The activity, a part of Jal Sansad, was titled ‘Let’s Rap/Jingle’.
The students were asked to share pictures related to the activity. They had to upload the given activity on Teams. The teachers explained the activity to the students and made them understand the importance of saving water by reusing it.The students had to create a rap or a jingle related to the conservation of water.The students shared interesting pictures and videos related to the activity. They were at their creative best and tried to express the importance of saving water through rhyming rap songs and jingles.
Through this activity the students learned that water-saving is a universal responsibility of every person who lives on this Earth. In order to save water, we have to adopt various means that can help in maintaining the level of fresh water on Earth.

Grade VI - Children’s Day Celebrations November 12, 2021

On the occasion of Children’s Day, a special assembly was conducted for the students of grade VI. The event started with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the Shloka, Welcome Speech, Word & Thought of the day and various exciting activities for the students.
The activities conducted by the teachers were Yoga Story- (teachers performing yoga with the story depiction), a compiled video of teachers wishing Happy Children’s Day, poem in Hindi, a Game in which students were asked to identify their teachers from their childhood pictures. Motivational & inspiring videos were also shown to sensitize them about the environment.
The students appreciated the efforts of their teachers for making the day special for them.

Grade I-V: World Science Day 10th November 2021

Since the year 2002, this special day has been dedicated to the importance of science in keeping society flourishing and intact. The UN states that the goal of World Science Day for Peace and Development is to ensure that citizens are kept well informed about the developments in science and the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of our planet. This year, World Science Day for Peace and Development marks the 20th edition, with “Building Climate-Ready Communities” as the theme. It highlights the importance of climate change which is becoming a serious threat to the lives of billions of people across the globe.
The dark years during the novel coronavirus pandemic showed us the importance of not only health but climate preservation too. With the goal to bring science closer to society by presenting several key scientific aspects and possible solutions offered by science, technology, and innovation to some of society's most serious global concerns, a special assembly was organized by grade 1 to 5 students.
They were enthralled to participate and celebrate this special day.

VIRTUAL TOUR TO HERITAGE TRANSPORT MUSEUM GRADE IV 10TH NOVEMEBR 2021

Virtual tours for kids enable the children to gaze at world-class art, learning about history, discovering science, and even checking out what it's like in outer space. While the kids may be home physically, online tours still give them some access to the rest of the outside world. 
To give them an insight about the evolution of transportation in India, a virtual tour to Heritage Transport Museum, Gurgaon was organized in Grade IV on 10th November. The Heritage Transport Museum is India's major museum dealing with the history of human transportation. The collection focuses on the development of transport in India. 
It was a wonderful experience for the learners to see all these means of transportation starting from automobile to aviation, from two wheelers to jugaads along with various means of water transport with their real models and posters. Students were amazed and excited to see all the tongas, carts, vintage cars, palanquins, models of planes and recreated art gallery with a real feel like they were walking in the museum. Learners came dressed up for the tour with their sunglasses and hats on and also with a picnic bag full with fun food. They enjoyed this virtual visit.

CASH CROPS & FOOD CROPS OF INDIA GRADE IV 8th & 9th NOVEMBER 2021

India is an agrarian country as two third of its population is engaged in agricultural activities. Agriculture is a primary activity, which produces most of the foods that we consume. It is the backbone of our country. The crops that are grown to feed the human population are known as food crops like wheat, rice, pulses etc. and a cash crop is the one that is cultivated to be sold in the market to earn profits from the sale like coffee, tea, cocoa, cotton, and sugarcane.
It is important for students to understand that farmers produce the food they eat, and by developing connections to the farmers, students are also developing connections to the food.
To teach children about agriculture so they can understand that food doesn’t magically appear on the grocery store shelves and that our farms should be protected, an activity was conducted in Grade IV where in students were asked to collect the samples of cash & food crops from their homes. They were also asked to find and share the states in which the respective crops are grown. It was an enriching and informative activity which the students enjoyed while doing.

Grade 1 Activity My Fiery Rocket of 5 8th November 2021

Activities enable students to think from different angles. Interactive and interesting activities can inspire Math in students to greater achievement.
To introduce the concept of skip counting by 5, an activity, “My Fiery Rocket of 5”, was conducted in class I (All sections). The children were asked to take one each of rectangular and triangular shape cut out. They were instructed to paste both the cut outs in the shape of a rocket. They then wrote skip counting by 5 on this cut out of the rocket and then pasted it in their notebooks.
With the help of this activity, concept of skip counting by 5 was made clear to them and they also correlated the cut out of rocket made with the festival of Diwali. Children made very beautiful Rockets and enjoyed the activity thoroughly, enhancing their logical and analytical skills.

Special Assembly - Diwali Celebrations 2nd November 2021

Diwali is the festival of lights which is celebrated in various regions across India. The name ‘Deepavali’ literally means an ‘array of lights.’ To make the students understand the importance of Diwali, a virtual get together was organized where the entire Shalom family had a celebration on 2nd November 2021.
To spearhead the Diwali celebrations, a special assembly was organized wherein students delivered speeches on the significance of the festival and the relevance of eco-friendly celebrations. The festival of lights came alive at Shalom, when the twinkling stars wore a festive look adorned in colorful dresses and presented mesmerizing dance performances. It was followed by a succinct explanation through video on the Diwali festival which symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness and the new beginning. The celebrations comprised a bunch of exhilarating offline activities for the students like 'From Grandma’s Kitchen' and 'Sharing of light activity', wherein they prepared sumptuous chocolate ladoos to relish their taste buds and donated various products for sharing happiness with the poor and needy.
While celebrating Diwali, young Shalomitees conveyed a strong message of being sensitive towards the environment. Both teachers and students enjoyed the Diwali celebrations wholeheartedly.

Diwali Celebrations November 2, 2021`

To rekindle the light and warmth in this festive season, students of Shalom Hills International School celebrated Diwali on the virtual platform with great ardour and ebullience
A variety of activities culminating in the Special Assembly on November 02, 2021, had the students talking about the significance of the festival - how good always conquers evil and also about why and how Diwali is celebrated across India.
Teachers explained the importance of Diwali. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.  Students were briefed on the ill-effects of burning crackers and were urged to celebrate the festival with candles, rangolis, sweets and non-polluting green crackers.
Both teachers and students enjoyed the Diwali celebrations wholeheartedly.

Special Assembly November 02, 2021

“Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate.”

We, at Shalom Hills International School, truly follow this ideology that there is something special every day and so our assemblies are a celebration of each day and about the learnings and significance of these days. It serves two-way purpose- we remember special days and our students get well acquainted with the significance of special days.
November 5th 2021: A significant date to make our generations aware about the effects and precautions related to tsunamis and hence this date is celebrated as World Tsunami Awareness Day.
November 7th 2021: Cancer is a deadly disease and if we go by statistics, 17 people die every minute from cancer in the world. Hence to spread awareness and empathy towards this, we celebrate 7th November as National Cancer Awareness Day to sensitize the masses about the prevention and early detection of cancer. This day is also celebrated to pay tribute to our first Indian Nobel Prize winner Sir CV Raman as it’s his birth anniversary.

Grade III: Math Mania Activity 2nd November 2021

Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit. — Stefan Banach, Polish mathematician
Grade III students performed an activity on Multiplication and Division Facts on 2nd Nov 2021. This activity was a recapitulation of the Multiplication and Division concept taught in class. The children were given an option to paste cut-outs or make drawing as per sample shared, on A4 size sheet/Math notebook. They were needed to use minimum two cut-outs.

The children were given two numbers and were required to find and write the missing number in the blank window by applying the multiplication and division fact.

Students were able to find the missing part and represented their work creatively. The students were very excited for this activity and participated enthusiastically. They were able to understand the concept of Multiplication and Division facts enhancing their aesthetic value, determination, observation and analytical skill.

Grade III - V Activity - Telugu Varna Mala 2nd November 2021

“Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” was announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister on 31st October, 2015 on the occasion of the 140th birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme aims to enhance interaction and promote mutual understanding between people of different states/UTs through the concept of state/UT pairing. Under this EBSB Project, Haryana’s pairing state is Telangana.

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme aims to promote a sustained and structured cultural connect in the areas of language learning, culture, traditions & music, tourism & cuisine, sports and sharing of best practices etc.

Language plays a very important role in the overall development of a child. An activity on Telugu Varna Mala of Telangana state was organised on 2nd November 2021, wherein pictures and videos related to Telugu Varnamala were shown to the students.

Students enthusiastically participated in the activity and enjoyed it. This activity gave the students an opportunity to explore and learn about Telugu Varnmala.

Class I – III Halloween Party 31st October 2021

Halloween is a night of costumes and fun which happens on 31st October every year. Halloween celebration provides people with an opportunity to dress up in a scary manner. Halloween tradition and celebration has got rich ancient religious beliefs, stories and history.
Halloween celebration was established over two thousand years ago in Celtic Ireland, by farmers. Initially, the Halloween festival was known as Samhain by the Celtic farmers which meant end of summer. This was a time to forget about the summer and hope for a productive winter.
In order to celebrate Halloween, the students were dressed up as different scary characters. A virtual Halloween party was conducted on 29th October, 2021 in all the sections of classes: I-III. The children danced on different spooky Halloween songs which were followed by several amusing games including musical statue and making silly faces etc. The kids enjoyed a lot during the party. Overall, it was great fun for the kids.

Grade I-V Celebration of Events 29th October 2021

The students of grade I-V discussed and presented some important events in morning assembly. They were ready with the props and were aware about the topics in advance and presented confidently.

The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or the National Unity Day is celebrated on October 31 in India. This day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is also the Death anniversary of Smt. Indira Gandhi who was the 1st Lady Prime Minister of India.

Haryana Day, celebrated on November 1st, marks the formation of the state of Haryana in 1966. Haryana Day is a regional public holiday observed in the Indian state of Haryana.

World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated by vegans around the world on 1st November. The benefits of veganism for humans and the natural environment are celebrated through activities such as setting up of stalls, hosting potlucks, and planting memorial trees.

November 1 is also Author's Day, a day to honour all your favourite authors and to encourage any writers in your life to keep working on their magnum opus.

The involvement of students in these events helped them gather information about them and become more aware.

Grade IV EVS-I Activity -Industries of India 28th October 2021

In a developing economy like India, industries are indispensable. India has many favourable factors for the development of industries. The country is rich in natural resources, such as minerals, forests etc., rich in power resources, such as coal, hydro-electricity, atomic energy, etc., it is rich in human resources also as the country has a vast population, wide market required for the development of industries is also available in the country.
To make the students understand the importance of industries and industrial growth in a more realistic way an activity ‘INDUSTRIES OF INDIA’, conducted in class-IV where in students were asked to select any state of India and the famous industry of that state. They shared the details of the selected state’s industry in the class in a very explanatory way. They presented their finding with various pictures, drawings and even things found in our homes which are made in various industries. They were able to relate to the topic and this activity boosted their conceptual understanding of industries.

EK BHARAT, SHRESHTHA BHARAT October 25, 2021

“Sardar Patel gave us Ek Bharat; It is now the solemn duty of 125 crore Indians to collectively make Shreshtha Bharat.”

Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat program aims to enhance interaction and promote mutual understanding between people of different states through state pairing. Shalom Hills International School has always striven to carry out activities to encourage a sustained and structured cultural connection in language learning, culture, traditions & music, tourism & cuisine, sports and sharing of best practices in school and society.

The state of Haryana has paired up with the state, Telangana. It is home to some of the most beautiful folk dances of India. The most famous folk dance of Telangana is Gussadi Dance. The famous monuments Charminar and Golkonda Fort are a part of Telangana.

Telangana is also technologically able. It is applying technology to transform its economy. But, apart from racing through the technological journey, Telangana also finds it necessary to preserve their culture and environment. One of the most popular ones is the Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary. It provides shelter to a variety of animals. These include the Indian gazelle, Four-horned antelope, Indian sloth bear, Asian palm civet and many more. It also covers various types of plants and trees. These comprise the Banyan Tree, Neem Tree, Indian liquorices.

Grade I-V: United Nations Day Celebration 25th October 2021

Every year on 24 October, the United Nations Day is celebrated all over the world to commemorate the anniversary of the official creation of the United Nations through the 1945 UN Charter. Though it's not a public holiday, people come together and celebrate the day with pomp and show in various cities in different countries. This year the United Nations encouraged people to "celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the (COVID-19) pandemic." The pandemic has emerged as a common enemy of the world today.
Hence to make students aware about United Nations Day a special assembly was organized by grade 1 to 5 students. The Assembly started by invoking the blessings of Lord with a prayer by the students. Students gave speeches on why the United Nations Day is celebrated and also shared their views on the importance of this day. The assembly concluded with the Shalom anthem.

GRADE I ENGLISH ACTIVITY- Ad Mad Show Competition October 25, 2021

“Competition forces us to do our best.”
Advertising is a method used to attract others’ attention. To acquaint students with promotional strategies in marketing through advertisements, an Ad Mad Show competition was organized for grade I. The objective was to apprise students of the significance of values like honesty, friendship, discipline, integrity etc. in one’s life.
The students presented the advertisements of different products and services. Most of the students came up with unique ideas and well-written scripts of the advertisements. They were dressed up in the form of different products and services. Some of them also used attractive props which enhanced their performance.
All the students participated with a lot of enthusiasm. The competition helped the students enhance their skills in expression, voice modulation and dialogue delivery. It was an excellent learning experience.

Class-II Activity - Multiplication using Deck Cards 23rd October 2021

Multiplication is the method of calculating the product between two or more numbers. It is a primary arithmetic operation. While solving multiplication problems, one-digit numbers can be multiplied in a simple way by using multiplication tables.
In order to make the concept clear, a Math activity using deck cards was conducted in the class. The students were told to pick two cards from the deck. After that they were told to tell the answer by using multiplication tables. Thus, this simple activity helped them to understand the concept of multiplication more clearly and evidently.
All students performed the activity with full enthusiasm. Children thoroughly enjoyed the fun filled learning activity and spent their day with experiential learning.

SUBJECT ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY - Slogan Writing October 22, 2021

Trees are facing the brunt of man’s unquenchable greed. Everyday thousands of trees fall prey of the ever-rising demands of human beings. Taking account of the prevailing situation, a slogan writing activity was organized for the students of Grade – IX based on the Poem – ‘On Killing a Tree’. The aim of the subject enrichment activity was to create awareness and alter young generation's outlook on tree conservation.
Our young innovators showcased their writing skills with great zeal and wrote catchy slogans bringing home the point of conservation of trees. It was emphasized that all of us should join our hands together to make a difference. The activity turned out to be highly enriching, enthralling and exciting for all the participants.

Grade-IV Science Activity - “Solubility Test” 21st and 22nd October 2021

Solubility is the ability of a substance to dissolve into a liquid. The substance that dissolves in another substance is called a solute whereas the substance in which solute dissolves is called a solvent. When solute gets dissolved in a solvent, it makes a solution.

Concepts in science cannot be understood unless performed. Hence, an activity was conducted by the students of Grade IV to check the solubility of different substances in surrounding. Science teachers demonstrated the test of solubility in the class using various substances in water. Children were told to perform solubility test offline using various substances available in their surroundings and share their pictures in Teams under the assigned folder. Different solutes were gathered by children like salt, sugar, tea leaves, oil, sand, talcum powder and coffee powder. These substances were added in different glasses of water (solvent) to check their solubility. Children performed the activity patiently and noted their observations carefully. They observed that few substances get dissolved in water like salt and sugar, whereas other substances like mud and oil do not get dissolved in water. The solutes which got completely dissolved in water are soluble substances and made solution like saline water solution and sugar solution.

Conducting the activity proved an effective way for students to understand the solubility of different substances used in our daily life.

GRADE I ENGLISH ACTIVITY- Pronoun Pizza October 21, 2021

Pronouns are essential in the way we communicate with one another. The importance of pronoun communication, however, is crucial. The conceptual knowledge of pronoun was given to the students through various examples, and rules of using them in sentences were also explained. Pronoun may be used to replace a noun.
For better conceptual knowledge, an art-integrated and interactive activity – ‘Pronoun Pizza’ was conducted for the students of grade 1. The students drew a pizza on an A4 size sheet and wrote a few pronouns on it. They drew beautiful and colorful pizzas and brushed up their artistic skills also.
The learning outcome of the activity was to enhance the conceptual knowledge of pronouns which was well achieved. The activity session was very interesting and enjoyable for the students.

Grade 6 English Activity Sharing Stories in Innovative Ways October 18, 2021

Stories allow us to share information in a memorable way. By telling a story rather than merely reciting dry facts, we remember the details more clearly. A story narration activity based on the lesson, ‘Tansen’ was conducted for the students of Class VI on October 18, 2021.
Activity focused on research work, to know about our history and to use wit in day-to-day life like Birbal. Above all to think creatively and enhance speaking skill. As a part of the activity students had to virtually present a story of Akbar and Birbal before the class. The students were given the liberty to choose any story of Akbar and Birbal and narrate it, highlighting the moral of the story.
Students used innovative ways to share the story and the moral before the class. They used PowerPoint presentations, props, pictures, placards, puppets to present their stories in interesting ways with proper dialogue delivery and feel. Every student was full of excitement and displayed his/her zeal in participating in the virtual activity, enjoying it thoroughly.

Grade VIII: English Abhyuday Activity-The miracle is within you 18 October 2021

English is more than a language to communicate. It also helps to develop the much-needed moral value and a path to success. Focusing on great achievers in reference to the chapter ‘Summit Within’, the life of Major HPS Ahluwalia was given as a base topic to the students, wherein the students presented their research on great mountaineers from around the world. The major challenge focused on was – “One has to conquer the summit within”.
The activity was presented in a timeline format to present their achievements and journey using digital platform.
The zeal and passion in their presentation was of much appreciation.

Grade 7(English) Abhyuday Activity October 14, 2021

‘Fire: Friend and Foe’ based on this topic an Abhyuday activity was conducted for the students of Grade 7. The students made Impressive PPTs on the history of fire and how it acts as a friend and a foe. One by one students presented their PPTs and put forward the various amazing facts regarding fire in order to make their presentation interesting. They explained with numerous examples how fire acts as friend and how its discovery has proved advantageous for the human race. Few students narrated some instances from real life where the fire acted as foe and demonstrated its destructive side to the world and caused lot of loss of life and property.
Students presented their thoughts and ideas with great zeal and vigour. The activity facilitated in boosting the self-confidence, public speaking skills and presentation skills of the students. They learnt many new and amazing facts about fire. Overall, it was a very educative and informative activity which involved research and hard work on the part of students. Students enjoyed it thoroughly.

Jal Sansad Activity Report 18 October 2021

“When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water"- Benjamin
Water is vital for all forms of life and the centerpiece of existence. It is an essential nutrient, if there was no water there would be no life on earth. Water is one of the valuable and indispensable resources; it plays a key role in the human body.
Every year World Water Day follows a theme to highlight a cause. This year, the theme for World Water Day is 'Water and Climate Change'. The theme highlights the urgent need of strengthening water security and establishing access to a sustainable water supply in the face of changing climate conditions worldwide. To make the students understand that conserving water is equivalent to conserving their future. In the pandemic situation, where online mode was also a platform Shalom Hills International School, students created PPTs and E-Posters to spread awareness about water conservation and its efficient use.
The participants encouraged all the other students to conserve water through their creative PPTs and E-Posters.

Grade IV English Activity: Role Play October 18, 2021

An activity related to L-5 ‘Meeting G.G Grandpa I,’ was conducted in all sections of grade 4 on 18th October 2021. This was a role play activity in which the students had to select their favourite scene from the lesson and enact it online. The students were given a week’s time to prepare for the activity.

All the students participated in the activity. A few of them also dressed up as their favourite character. Some students had made creative hand puppets of their favourite characters. The students were confident while enacting their roles. Through this activity the children were able to understand the different characters and the central idea of the story. It also helped to enhance their vocabulary. This activity gave the students an opportunity to express their creativity as well as helped them to practice their presentation skills.

Grades I-V Celebrate Milad-Un-Nabi 18th October 2021

Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi is the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. It is celebrated across the world in the third month of the Muslim lunar calendar. This year, it is being observed on 19th October. Muslims observe this day with great zeal, devotion, and passion to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. To celebrate Eid-e-Milad, people share sweets with each other, participate in processions, offer prayers, and remember the beautiful life of Prophet Mohammad. The day is marked with restrictive celebrations as this day is also observed as Prophet’s death anniversary. This day is also known as Maulid which is an Arabic word for ‘giving birth’. Maulid is observed on the 12th day of the month, Rabi-ul-Awwal.

The students were explained the importance and significance of this day by their class teachers through a PPT during the assembly. The students also enthusiastically shared information about this day.

Global Hand-Washing Day, World Food Day & International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 12th – 16th October 2021

‘We all need to be part of the change.’

Global Hand washing Day, celebrated on October 15th, is an annual global advocacy day for hand washing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. It is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times.

With the theme "Our actions are our future- Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life", World Food Day 2021 was celebrated on 16th October. The food we choose and the way we consume it affect our health and that of our planet. It has an impact on the way agri-food systems work. 
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty promotes dialogue and understanding between people living in poverty and their communities, and society at large. “It represents an opportunity to acknowledge the efforts and struggles of people living in poverty, a chance for them to make their concerns heard and a moment to recognize that poor people are in the forefront in the fight against poverty.”
All these important days were observed in Grade I to V during assembly and students were sensitized about their respective significance.

Grade 6 English Abhyuday Activity October 12, 2021

“Research is creating new knowledge.” – Neil Armstrong

Abhyuday Activity was conducted on October 12, 2021 with the motive to explore new things, make connections, transfer knowledge and apply it. The theme - ‘Indian Classical Musicians’ was taken based on the English Chapter – Tansen, for Grade 6.
Tansen is regarded as one of the greatest Indian musicians. He was one of the nine gems of Akbar’s court. In order to pay tribute to prominent Indian Classical musicians and to make students know more about Indian music, the Abhyuday activity was conducted. The students researched about different Indian musicians, chose five of them and displayed their presentations on Power point. The activity was virtually conducted in the class, providing information about Indian music and prominent classical singers.
Students actively participated in the activity, enjoying it thoroughly. The activity helped them to attach ideas and skills to a specific theme. It helped them to explore, learn and apply, creating a holistic approach.

Grade IV EVS I Activity: WATER CONSERVATION 12th October 2021

“The world is changed by your example, not by opinion.”

3/4th of the Earth’s surface is covered with water out of which 97% water is in seas and oceans and is not usable to humans. Rest 3% which is actually freshwater is again divided between icebergs, glaciers, groundwater and the water in lakes and ponds. So overall for the entire world the amount of freshwater available is very less, but, in spite of that water wastage can be seen everywhere.
To make students aware of this wastage and encourage them to be the change to stop this habitual wastage they were asked to observe how water is used and wasted around them. They were asked to share their inputs and ideas for avoiding this wastage of water.
Learners performed this activity very enthusiastically and also shared their ideas for saving water.
They also shared that due to this activity they realize how much water they themselves were wasting and they took a pledge to save water.
It was a great learning experience for the children.

Grade I-V Dussehra Celebrations October 12, 2021

India is known as a land of festivals and celebrations. Dussehra, also called Vijayadashami, is celebrated as victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura. A festival of victory of good over evil, it also celebrates Lord Rama's victory over the demon king Ravana.

Dussehra celebrations took place in Grades 1 to 5 on 12th October 2021. The assembly started with the students being shown a ppt of the importance and uniqueness of the festival all over India.

There were speeches, special dance performances, role-plays and poem narration by the children in the assembly. A few students presented songs on Dussehra as well as played musical instruments like the guitar. Some students were also dressed up as their favourite characters from Ramayana.

Towards the end of the day, there was also a special online Dandiya dance party organized for the students. The students, dressed in bright traditional attire, participated whole-heartedly in the fun-filled special Dandiya Navratri celebration organised for them. Happy to show their dancing skills, the students twirled to the tunes of the popular navratra dance numbers. There was an air of festivity everywhere.

Jal Sansad Activity Report 4 Oct 2021- 12 Oct 2021

“Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci
Every day we come across news that reminds us just how serious the environmental crisis is. Headlines that announce the dangers of rising sea levels, melting ice caps, and widespread droughts are commonplace. These headlines serve as constant reminders that water is precious. They also serve as a call to action.
So to make the students understand that conserving water is equivalent to conserving their future, the Shalom Hills International School conducted Verse-e-style activity for classes III- V wherein students wrote a concrete shaped Self Composed poem about the conservation of water to create awareness about the efficient use of water and its conservation. Students promoted small significant changes in their Self Composed poems that will ultimately lead to spreading awareness about water conservation and its efficient uses.
The students showcased best of their creative expressions by writing beautiful and encouraging poems. All the students participated enthusiastically in this activity.

CBSE October Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Activity October 11, 2021

As part of the year-long celebrations, a number of activities have been planned by CBSE to make the students aware of India’s freedom struggle, focusing on every possible skill and fostering a positive attitude towards society.

For the month of October, Grade 6 students participated in the activity to write a paragraph about places related to the freedom struggle, which encouraged the students to work on their researching, deducing and writing skills. They took the initiative to know more about the places playing important role in the struggle for freedom.

The students thoroughly appreciated the activity as it gave them a better insight into the freedom struggle.

International Day of the Girl Child  11th October 2021

“And though she is but little, she is fierce.” -William Shakespeare

International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of Girls and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl Child. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender.
To create awareness and understanding among students an assembly was conducted on International Day of Girl Child, wherein students of classes I-V enthusiastically participated and shared their thoughts on the day. They made relatable posters with quotes. Overall, it was an informative session.

Grades- I to V Spell Bee 8th October 2021

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”

Spelling Competition not only provides a valuable educational experience to the children, but also allows them to engage in healthy competition. Keeping this thought in mind SHIS organized a Spell Bee Competition for the students of classes I -V on 24th.

The second round covering the same course with a different format, was conducted on the 24th of September 2021. The children had to attempt their Spell Bee Quiz on MS Forms and also through online Quizizz platform. This was done to make their activity interesting, colourful and raise the bar slightly.

The second round helped us sift the winner of each section from all the grades. The final round of the competition was conducted on 8th October,2021 through virtual platform after school hours, with only the finalists. With no set syllabus, the bar of the competition was raised further. There were 4 rounds. All of them were time-bound along with positive and negative scoring.

The students participated with great enthusiasm and dueled through the toughest words to prove their mettle.

Report On Indian Air Force Day – Classes I-V 8th October, 2021

“Touch the sky with Glory.” - Motto of the IAF
Indian Air Force Day is celebrated every year on the 8th October because the Indian Air force was formed on this day in 1932. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is the air arm and the vital organ of the Indian Armed forces, which plays a crucial part in the wars fought by the country. We celebrate this day to honour and recognize the selfless efforts of the Indian Air Force.
This day is an occasion that pays a tribute to the Indian Air Force and attracts the brightest young minds towards this profession.
The young minds of Shalom Hills celebrated this day with pride and enthusiasm. The class teachers explained the importance and significance of this day to the students through a PPT during the assembly. The students participated by preparing posters and other props for the presentation and shared interesting information about this day.
The students understood the importance of our courageous and inspirational Air Force. The event of Indian Air Force Day helped the students to recognize the efforts and sacrifices of the Indian Air Force.

Class VI- Poster Making Activity: “The Great Freedom Fighters”

“This soil has something unique, which, despite many obstacles, always remains the abode of great soul.” -Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
As India celebrates its 75th year of Independence, it is an opportune time to pay tribute to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives so that the coming generations could live and take pride in a free nation. Our leaders ignited the freedom movement with the game changing ‘Revolt of 1857’, and displayed unhindered commitment to free India, our motherland, on 15th August, 1947.
To imbibe the spirit of patriotism, our Hon’ble Prime Minister gave the clarion call for ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ by flagging off ‘Dandi March’ from Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad on 12th March, 2021. This call has been carried forward by schools and colleges by organising series of activities and events to mark the year-long celebration and create awareness amongst the students about our great freedom struggle and the sacrifices.
At Shalom Hills International, Gurugram, a virtual- poster making competition was organised, wherein the students of grade VI showcased their talent by sketching poster of our Freedom Fighters- Mahatma Gandhi, Rani Laxmi Bai, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Subash Chandra Bose, Shaheed Bhagat Singh and many more.

Grades I-V Celebrate World Teachers’ Day 5th October 2021

‘The influence of teachers, extends beyond the classroom, well into the future.’
World Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on October 5 to recognize the rights and responsibilities of teachers and educators across the globe.
To celebrate World Teachers' Day, UNESCO mounts a campaign each year to help give the world better understanding of teachers and the role they play in the development of students and society. On World Teachers’ Day, the services of teachers and their contributions to education are acknowledged and their role and importance for the development of students and society is appreciated. This day is an occasion that pays a tribute to the teachers and attracts the brightest young minds towards this profession.
The Theme of World Teachers’ Day 2021 is “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”. The United Nations (UNESCO) presented this theme for teachers’ day in respect of their determined and diligent efforts in the crucial stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The young Shalomities celebrated this day with great zeal and enthusiasm. The information on this day was elaborated by the class teachers through PPT during assembly. The students presented speeches to show their appreciation of their teachers. They also recited poems and made cards to express their gratitude.
The event helped strengthened the bond between a teacher and a student and made it a memorable day for them.

Class – I to V Special Assembly - World Animal Welfare Day October 4, 2021

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” –Anatole France

An effort was made to instil this thought in the minds of our young Shalomites through the special assembly conducted in the Middle Wing on 4th October on account of ‘World Animal Welfare Day’.

The assembly began with the prayer, followed by the shlok and pledge. The vision and mission of the school were also shared followed by the thought of the day along with news headlines.

The special assembly focused on the theme "Care for the mute creatures", by spreading awareness among the students and raising an awakening regarding care and welfare of animals. The students were informed about the endangered and extinct animal species. They were told about the causes of the decline in the number of animals. The interdependence of animals, plants and humans was also shared with the students.

The students showed posters with some slogans suggesting ways for animal conservation, while some stated examples of endangered and extinct animal species. The assembly concluded with the Shalom Anthem.

Grade I-V Special Assembly on Gandhi Jayanti 1st October, 2021

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ? Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi Jayanti is observed by the entire nation to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi or more lovingly known as Bapu. He is internationally acknowledged for his doctrine of non-violence that led India to its glorious freedom.
To revere this day, the students of Grades I-V held a Special Virtual Assembly to commemorate the Mahatma’s life and teachings.
A special speech with Gandhian quotes and messages enabled the students to understand more about this iconic leader. Gandhian ideals were depicted through an amazing skit presented by the students in the most eloquent manner. They also presented the philosophical and pragmatic ideals of Gandhi Ji.
The students sang Bapu’s favourite hymns ‘Vaishnav Janto’ and ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ with full exuberance. They also recited poems and presented their own views on the Gandhian philosophy. The young scholars paid a creative homage to Gandhi ji by making thoughtful posters, eye catchy slogans, maintaining cleanliness in and around their house and encouraged everyone to spread the crusade of cleanliness.
All our students were imbued with Gandhian values and thoughts and vowed to become ideal citizens of India and this World.

Grade 2 Activity- Shapes Role Play 30th September 2021

Understanding shapes will enable students to be more in tune to the world around them and see the connections between objects, as well as being better able to appreciate artistic works. Activities enable students to think from different angles. Interactive and interesting activities can inspire Math in students to greater achievement.
To recap Shapes a ‘Role Play Activity’ was conducted for class 2 students. All students one by one enacted as and spoke about different shapes with props. The students were very excited and spoke very confidently with nice expressions.
The activity helped to clarify all types of 2-D and 3-D shapes. Children thoroughly enjoyed the activity and enhanced their logical and analytical skills as well.

Grade –IV ACTIVITY OUR MINERAL WEALTH 29th& 30th September 2021

From the houses and the way we live in them, to the roads we travel on, to the way we use modern communication devices to talk to each other, minerals have a significant impact on our daily lives. Yet we give very little thought as to where these minerals come from and how they are obtained.
Minerals?can be found in many of the products that we know and love. In fact, we use or consume more than 25 minerals daily.
To make students aware of the importance and usage of minerals in our daily lives – a concluding activity of L-10 ‘Minerals’ was conducted in the class. The students were asked to find any five minerals that we use in our daily life and at least two further uses of the same mineral.

The main aim behind this activity was to make students more observant about their surroundings, about the things we use every day and the processes these things went through before coming to our hands as final products.

Students enjoyed doing this activity and presented their findings to their peers in the virtual classroom. They were able to relate to the topic and understand the concept in a realistic way.

World Heart Day Classes – I to V 29th September 2021

“A healthy heartbeat is essential for you to feel good in life.”
World Heart Day is one of the most important campaigns to aware people of cardiovascular diseases and encourage them to a heart-healthy lifestyle. This special day is annually celebrated on September 29. This day is a global campaign during which individuals, families, communities, and governments around the world participate in activities to take charge of their heart health and that of others. Through this campaign, the World Heart Federation unites people from all countries and backgrounds in the fight against the CVD burden and inspires and drives international action to encourage heart-healthy living across the world.
The students of Shalom Hills International School actively participated in the World Heart Day campaign. The students shared various health and wellness tips in their virtual classrooms to prevent heart diseases through Power Point Presentations and made beautiful props to make their peers aware about a healthy heart.

REMEMBRANCE DAY-BHAGAT SINGH CLASSES I - V September 28, 2021

The students of the primary wing of Shalom Hills International School had a special assembly to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh a socialist revolutionary and one of the greatest freedom fighters India ever had. Bhagat Singh was hanged at the very young age of 23 years for his revolutionary activities during the Indian freedom struggle. He had dedicated his life from a very young age of 13 years to the freedom of his Motherland.
The students from grades I-V were made aware of this electrifying revolutionary, his beliefs and accomplishments. A virtual assembly was organized to pay tribute to this impressive freedom fighter. A few students shared his achievements and his love for his Motherland through speeches and poems. Some students also chanted his famous slogans with vigour.

Class V Activity - Creating Storyboard 27th -28th September 2021

A stimulating classroom environment is one where students can learn through exploration and hands-on practice, be encouraged to think critically, and be provided a variety of experiences.
Story Board is a series of pictures in a sequence that narrates a story, shares instructions or shows the flow of action. A storyboard activity in EVS I was held for the students of Class V on 27th -28th September 2021.
The activity provided the young minds with a logical framework to organize their thoughts before they begin writing in earnest. The idea to create their own story board was shared, discussed and explained to the students beforehand. Young minds came up with thought-provoking and exciting concepts and articulated their views with the help of drawings and narratives on the topics like the Sepoy Mutiny, Divide and Rule policy, Swadeshi Movement etc.
The activity was an effective way to evaluate the reading comprehension of the students before moving on to more analytic tasks.
It helped them to align and organize their thoughts and reinforce their learning content. It provided an opportunity to expand their creative horizon and imagination in a fun filled way.

Grade-IV Science Presentation - “Animals Face Mask- Invertebrates/Vertebrates” 27th & 28th September 2021

Art integrated learning enables the students to derive meaning and understanding directly from the learning experiences. It also makes learning joyful and has a positive impact on the development of scientific skills. To enhance the understanding of the concept- ‘Animals’ taught in the class, an online activity was conducted for Grade IV students on 27th and 28th September, 2021.

The animal kingdom is very vast and diverse. Students learnt about different groups of animals which include vertebrates and invertebrates. They prepared masks of an animals of their choice for a class presentation. Using their innovative ideas, they made colorful masks of different animals using waste materials. They were able to identify the animal as a vertebrate or invertebrate and which group it belongs to like- fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Students shared their knowledge on the basis of key points such as- presence or absence of back bone, cold or warm-blooded animal, its habit, breathing organ, means of reproduction and eating habits. It was good to see various creatures like octopus, jellyfish, butterfly, cow, lion, tiger, fishes, panda, dog and so on. The students participated enthusiastically in the activity and presented it with zeal. Few students explored extra information about the animals and shared it during their presentation. Animal’s sound were also added by them to enhance their presentation.

Grade III Map Activity 27th September 2021

Map activity of Lesson -5 ‘India Political’, was conducted in all the sections of class III. Using maps in the classroom invites curiosity, encourages exploration and inspires problem solving.
The goal of this activity was to monitor student learning and to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by facilitators to improve their learning skills.
Students were given a political map of India. They were asked to mark the nine neighbouring countries of India i.e Nepal, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Srilanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Maldives and colour them separately.
The activity helped them in their concept building keeping them engaged throughout the learning session.

JAL SANSAD ACTIVITY September 12, 2021

Water is a very valuable natural resource. The human body is made up of 70% of water. Water is an essential resource and therefore we should save water for our future generation as well as ourselves. Many species of flora and fauna depend on the daily availability of water. While lots of water is used daily, not much of it gets recycled and most are wasted in drains.
Shalom Hills International School is against the careless wasting of water and strives to spread awareness among people and the society.
I another attempt to create awareness, students prepared jingle/rap and recited it during the class. Paying attention to the lyrics, the students used a backdrop image as well to make it more interesting.

Class: I - V Assembly - World Tourism Day 27th September 2021

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure.”

World Tourism Day is celebrated every year on September 27 with the aim to aware the people about the importance of the tourism. World Tourism Day is to promote tourism because with different experiences, entertainment and knowing new things, cultures, it makes the country financially strong. Along with this, new possibilities are also created in employment and relationships.

To make children aware of this important day, an assembly was conducted in grades I to V. The assembly commenced with the Morning Prayer to provide peace and serenity to our minds and souls, followed by a shloka, pledge, thought for the day, news and Shalom Anthem. Students understood the need to save world’s heritage places and explore about them as they are built in ancient times.

Grade- III to V Introductory Meeting of Eco Club September 25, 2021

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry
To protect and save the environment, and also to do our bit by raising the awareness among people, the young Shalomites voluntarily became part of an ‘Eco Club’ in the school. The sole purpose of this club is to raise eco warriors for the future and all the members took pledge for the same. An introductory meeting was held grade wise on 25th September 2021 where the students interacted with their peers and teachers with the sole agenda of doing their part in taking care of the environment.
In the meeting the students were apprised about the things that were expected of them as members of this club, their commitment to the club including time and effort was also explained. They were asked to maintain a notebook where they could jot down details of various activities and plan for the same. They were told about an upcoming activity in the month of October - ‘Silent Parade on Climate Protection’. The students watched two videos suggesting that we are responsible in bringing about an ‘eco-revolution’.
Overall, the students were enthusiastic to be a part of the eco club and the meeting ended with a pledge taking ceremony.

Class: I - V Assembly - World Environmental Health Day 24th September, 2021

"Environment is no one's property to destroy; it's everyone's responsibility to protect." -Mohith Agadi

World Environmental Health Day, an initiative of the International Federation of Environmental Health, is observed globally on 26th September every year to raise awareness about Environmental Health concerns and to highlight the important work of Environmental health around the world.

This year’s theme focuses on children’s health and safety. Children are especially vulnerable to environmental health threats because they are less resistant to infection, more susceptible to negative effects from air pollution and chemical contaminants, and are at a higher risk of injury from accidents at home or school.

To make children aware of this important day, an assembly was conducted in grades I to V. The assembly commenced with the Morning Prayer followed by a shloka, pledge, thought for the day news and Shalom Anthem. Shalom used this event to raise awareness of the biggest risks and issues in environmental health today, and spark discussion on the steps people can take to both protect the environment and ensure their safety from its threats. Students were able to understand the importance and need to keep the environment safe.

Class: I - V Assembly - The International Day of Sign Languages 23rd September, 2021

International Day of Sign Languages is celebrated across the world on September 23 every year. The day was proclaimed by the United Nations to promote the importance of sign language in recognition of deaf people’s human rights. Under the resolution of the UN General Assembly, countries should make it easier for people to learn sign language and raise their awareness on the deaf community’s linguistic identity. It is about uniting as a global community to promote the rights of deaf people and highlight specific human rights topics that merit attention.

Young learners during their class assembly shared their concerns, views and thoughts on the related topic. The day was celebrated with a special purpose to stress the importance of sign language in the society to leave no one behind.

The information shared with the Shalomites gave exposure to deaf culture and the deaf community and their inclusion in the hearing world. It is a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users.

Grade V Activity Skeletal System September 23, 2021

To develop a scientific approach and make learning Science easy and interesting, the students of grade V participated in the making of the structure of the Human skeleton based on L-18 – “Skeletal System”.

The human skeletal system is like a shield and the base of the body’s existence. It provides shape and support to the human body.

As instructed earlier, the students used an A4 sheet as the base on which the human skeletal system was represented with the use of various materials like straws, toothpicks, broken broomsticks, earbuds and matchsticks. Some children showed novelties like representing the skeletal system on walls or cupboard doors with the help of paper rolls.

The students enjoyed the activity thoroughly and displayed the human skeletal system quite accurately. The students finished the activity in the given time and ended the class with a quick recap of the different functions of the skeletal system.

The main aim of conducting this activity was to enhance the logical, Spatial, Kinesthetic, reasoning, creative and Interpersonal skills. It was a knowledge sharing activity and the objective of ‘learning by doing’ was achieved.

Grade II Math Activity - Shapes 22nd September 2021

A Math activity- “Shapes”, was conducted for Grade-II on 22nd September 2021. As children had already been introduced to 2-D shapes, they were able to identify the objects of different shapes. The children were asked to make cut outs of different shapes for making a robot. Students were told to paste the cut outs of different shapes on a A-4 size sheet.
The purpose of this activity was to enhance the mental ability and to create an environment where the students can get detailed information about the concept and can learn in a play way.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the fun filled activity enabling them to learn experientially.

Classes: I–V ASSEMBLY - OBSERVANCE OF POSHAN MAAH 21st September, 2021

To ensure community mobilisation and bolster people's participation, every year the month of September is celebrated as Rashtriya Poshan Maah across the country. The Prime Minister's Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition or popularly known as POSHAN Abhiyaan.

To further accelerate various activities under POSHAN Abhiyan and to create a Jan Aandolan, the CBSE school initiative was to Organise POSHAN Assemblies with students in virtual/ physical mode to discuss malnutrition and value of healthy and balanced diet and its relationship to physical and mental health and well-being.

At Shalom Hills International School, an online Assembly was conducted for the students of grades I-V with a talk video showing activity related to ‘Poshan Maah’ on 21st September, 2021. The children were shown a PowerPoint presentation on the basic need of following healthy food habits and importance of balanced diet. After showing the PowerPoint presentation, students were shown a virtual talk by a senior Nutritionist and Dietitian explaining the same.

Students loved watching this video and also became aware of the importance of adopting a balanced diet in their everyday meals.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav: Paragraph Writing Activity September 20-21, 2021

"Stories are communal currency of humanity." --Tahir Shah, in Arabian Nights
A paragraph is a piece of reflection- can be literary critique, learned arguments, observations of daily life, personal recollections, etc. Paragraph writing activities in school help harness the energy and creativity of the young in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development.

A CBSE Paragraph Writing Activity on the topic - “Places Related to Freedom Struggle”, was conducted in classes I to V in Shalom Hills International School.

The event successfully achieved its objective of engaging school students to stretch themselves intellectually with research, assimilation and impressive expression. The participants won the hearts with their written expression, and talent.

Jal Sansad Activity ‘My Story’ - Classes: I-V 15th - 21st September, 2021

Jal Sansad activity is initiated every month to instill a sense of awareness and responsibility towards the conservation of water and earth and also to kindle the spark of creativity in the students. This September month the activity was ‘My Story’ for all students of grade I-V.

The students were asked to write a short story on A4 size sheet using at least seven words out of the given vocabulary like - conservation, precious, wastage, rain, cycle etc. Students enthusiastically and whole-heartedly participated in this activity and shared pictures related to the activity. They had to upload the given activity on Teams.

The students came out with very interesting and creative stories. These activities provide a good platform to the young minds to kindle their creativity and also make them aware about the importance of caring and saving the natural resources to give better surroundings and environment to the coming generations.

Class- I GK Activity-Show and Tell on Cartoons September 20, 2021

Cartoons are an important part of every child’s life. As children grow, cartoons are used to show them how things function in real life, explain more about feelings and relationships in a way they can understand. They also show them how to deal with certain situations and people. Cartoons contain some valuable life lessons.

The biggest advantage of cartoons is that it stimulates understanding in children. Most cartoons are designed in a way to teach children important moral values, like empathy, non-violence, patience and gratitude; which help them understand the perspective of others. It also teaches them to communicate with friends, peers and family members.

This theme was taken up in the GK class-I for the ‘Show and Tell’ activity from 20th-24th September, wherein students used various props like toys, pictures, TV background and talked about their favourite cartoon. Students enthusiastically and creatively participated and even dressed up as cartoon characters. This activity enhanced their speaking skills and also boosted their confidence.

Classes: I–V OBSERVANCE OF SWACHHATA PAKHWADA(CBSE) 9th - 17th September 2021

"Swachhata Pakhwada" as a part of "Swachhata Abhiyaan" was initiated with the objective of bringing a fortnight of intense focus on the issues and practices of Swachhata-meaning Cleanliness. Recognizing the important role of schools in spreading awareness about the Swachhata Mission and its implementation across the country, schools were advised to observe Swachhata Pakhwada from 1st to 17th September 2021.
According to the guidelines by the CBSE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Swachhata Pakhwada 2021 activities were advised to be focused on three key precautionary practices: Hand-washing with soap, Use of Mask, Social Distancing and 3 Ts (Trace, Testing and Treat).
Shalom Hills International School, conducted age-appropriate activities related to ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’ in Classes 1 – 5. The children were shown a Power point presentation on basic cleanliness that needs to be followed by one and all and also meaning and importance of taking the Swachhata Shapath.

A poster making/ slogan writing activity was organized from 13th September to 15th September 2021 on the theme Swachhata, in which the budding artists showcased their tremendous talent, imagination and thoughts to spread the message of cleanliness and its significance in our lives

Class: I - V Assembly The International Day of Peace and Non-Violence 21st September, 2021

The International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21st September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly.
In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.
Young Shalomites presented speeches on the importance of celebrating this day after showing a brief PowerPoint presentation on the same. The students used creative props to explain this theme. The assembly ended with a pledge to uphold the 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace - “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. 
Our young Shalomites were made aware that peace and non-violence is as much a process as a goal and how this forms the integral part of our global existence.

Read India Celebrations September 20, 2021

Read India Celebration, is a grand stage to celebrate readers, knowers and leaders from India and across the world. It is an annual Readership and Leadership festival for school (Grade III-XII). It aims to create independent thinkers by fostering non-academic reading in students across the country.
In this program, students were supposed to read a book or research on the proposed topics and submit a one-page summary of the book along with an innovative idea to resolve any issue of their choice along with a 1 - 2 min video on Read India Celebration experience.
Sourish Sakhuja, Arni Singh and Yashvardhan Gupta of grades III, IV and V respectively, participated in the event and received Participation Certificates.
The result for the second round will be declared in September/October, 2021.

Lacing Activity

Threading is a great activity to help children develop fine motor skills which are essential to drawing and writing. It also helps in eye-hand coordination and concentration skills.
The Play group children thoroughly enjoyed the activity of making a jelly fish and threading through the holes to make its legs. 

Grade III: Multiplication Activity - ‘Crack the Code’ 17th September 2021

“Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein

Learning mathematics, possibly one of the few things everyone agrees on is the importance of knowing multiplication facts. Having multiplication facts and times tables knowledge as a key part of our internal ‘mathematical tool box’ is hugely important because we use them constantly in everyday life.
Keeping this in mind, Grade III students performed an activity on Multiplication, ‘Crack the Code’, on 17th Sep 2021. This activity was an overview of the concept of multiplication taught in online classes.   Students were supposed to solve the multiplication questions given in the fruits and look for the letter attached to it to crack the code. The students were able to resolve all the questions and at the end were able to decipher the code with a clue. 
The students were very excited and participated enthusiastically. They were able to understand the concept of Multiplication. This activity helped the students to enhance their observation, logical reasoning and analytical skill.

Class II Activity - LET’S PLAY A MARKET September 17, 2021

The students of class-II participated in a Math activity on Money by playing a game MARKET, in which few commodities and their prices were shown virtually to them. Children chose the items which they wanted to purchase and then paste the dummy currency notes of those commodities in the notebook. Then they were told to calculate the total amount of the currency to find how much money they need to give to the shopkeeper for the respective commodities.
Students learnt how to purchase goods from the market and we can calculate and make a bill of our goods. This activity was the phenomenon of a real market which was thoroughly enjoyed by the children. Students were totally engrossed in this activity and which helped them to understand the concept of Money more clearly and evidently.

Grades 4 & 5 Assembly - International Day of Democracy 15th September 2021

Democracy is a universal value based on the freely expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of life. It is a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections

The International Day of Democracy provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world. The occasion of International Day of Democracy holds importance for the world’s largest democracy, India. The students of Grades 4 and 5 marked this day with a special assembly. They prepared an informative ppt making it very clear, that, September 15 is celebrated as International Day of Democracy after being established in 2007 through a resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The young Shalomites also presented speeches on the importance of this day. The assembly ended with a pledge to uphold the values of our Constitution - the written testament of our democratic existence. Our young Shalomites were made aware that Democracy is as much a process as a goal and how this forms the integral part of our constitution and country.

Grade IV Activity - Layers of Soil 14-15th September 2021

Soil is one of earth’s most important natural resources. It underpins human food production systems, supports the cultivation of vegetation for feed, fiber and fuel, and has the potential to help combat and mitigate climate change. It’s also a rich and complex ecosystem, accommodating a staggering array of biodiversity. Therefore, the importance of soil on life is vast.

Healthy soils are essential for healthy plant growth, human nutrition, and water filtration. Healthy soil supports a landscape that is more resilient to the impacts of drought, flood, or fire. Soil helps to regulate the Earth’s climate and stores more carbon than all of the world’s forests combined. Healthy soils are fundamental to our survival.

To sensitise the students about the ongoing topic , various layers were discussed and drawn in Grade IV in the form of an activity. Students showed various layers with the help of beautiful colours along with the detailing and labeling like humus, topsoil, subsoil, bedrock etc. It was an enriching activity.

HINDI DIVAS 14 SEPTEMBER 2021

Each independent country has a language of its own, which is its honor and pride. Language and culture is the real identity of a country. Hindi Divas is celebrated every year on 14 September; because on this day Hindi language written in Devanagari script was adopted as the official language in the Constituent Assembly of India.

On the occasion of Hindi Diwas, the students from grade VI to X participated in various activities like preparing & presenting Power Point Presentations, Muhaveron ka Sanvad and translating technical words related to other subjects to Hindi.

Overall, all the activities were very interesting. All the students enthusiastically participated in them.

GRADE I ENGLISH ACTIVITY- Pictionary September 14, 2021

Teaching students to understand Adjectives doesn’t have to be dull. In order to achieve this objective, an activity named ‘Pictionary’ was conducted for the students of class 1 on 14-09-2021.

The students were shown different pictures and were asked to describe the picture in one or two sentences using different adjectives within a given time limit. The students used different adjectives of colour, number, size etc. to give more information about the nouns. This activity helped to enhance the observation skills of the students to a great extent. The children enthusiastically participated and were very excited and energetic during the activity.

It was a perfect opportunity for the children to gain confidence through virtual stage exposure. This activity was completely based on learning with fun methodology. The children thoroughly enjoyed this activity. This activity proved to be very useful and helped the children learn several describing words in a creative way.

Class: II EVS Activity “Every Dress Tells a Tale” 10th September 2021

Science projects develop student’s skills at goal-setting, planning and problem-solving. Role play allows the students to act out and make sense of real-life situations. It sparks creativity and imagination. It helps the students to learn about different cultures and express their ideas and feelings in a relaxed environment.

“Every Dress Tells a Tale” activity was conducted for the students of class- II on 10-09-21. The students spread their magic by wrapping themselves in costumes associated with different states. The enthusiastic performances depicted the general information and other peculiarities about the dresses of different states of India.
With “Every Dress Tells a Tale”, the students learnt about different traditional dresses of India. They learned that we wear different types of clothes according to the season, occasion and places. They analyzed the roles of weather and occasion in clothing choice. India is a land of “Unity in diversity”. It harbors various cultures, traditions, religions and traditional dresses. The virtual platform of presentation proved to be a great learning experience for the students of Shalom Hills International School.

GRADE I ENGLISH ACTIVITY- Adjective Alien September 6, 2021

“The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.”
An adjective or a describing word is a word that tells us more about a noun. It "describes" or "modifies" a noun. Children need a great command on adjectives to communicate successfully. At school, adjectives are explicitly taught as a way for children to develop their narrative abilities and language complexity. Keeping in mind the extreme importance of adjectives, the students of class 1 were asked to do an art integrated activity named Adjective Alien.
In this activity, the students were asked to draw an alien on an A4 size sheet and describe the alien with the help of different adjectives like big, colourful, strong, fat etc. They drew beautiful pictures of the alien and made it look very attractive. This activity provided the students with the opportunity to have a hands-on experience while drawing and describing the picture. This activity helped the students to focus on the uses of adjectives and other descriptive terms to discuss the attributes of the picture. It also developed their picture identification and vocabulary skills. They thoroughly enjoyed this experiential learning.

Independence Day – Flag Hoisting Ceremony August 15, 2021

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ? Charlotte Brontë
On August 15, 2021, Shalom Hills International School celebrated the 75th Independence Day on the school premises, following all Covid-19 Protocols with full fervour and enthusiasm.

Filled with pride, the school Principal hoisted the tricolour- flag. Saluting the tri-colour, all present bowed in obeisance to India’s continuous and determined fight for the right and survival of all through the pandemic.

In a bid to convey their solidarity with the nation and community, the Shalom family celebrated the national festival by distributing food packets to the needy.

The function witnessed ardent passion and commemorated the undying love for the motherland.

XIX BDMC Inter-School Competition Event: Revamp Your Mask

“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the size of his heart.” – Zeus
Ashwik Vashisht of Grade III of Shalom Hills International School participated in an Inter School Competition organised by Cambridge Foundation School on the theme – ‘Heroic Champion’.
He presented himself as a super hero Mr. Blue Sheldon and focussed on removing all the negative energies from this world by using his super powers and filling this world with beautiful positive aura. He expressed that he is going to help to control crime and make this world a better place to live in.
His performance was highly appreciated by the judges and he bagged the First prize by giving tough competitions to all the participants from different schools of Gurugram.
Congratulations to our little Superhero and Shalom Family!

Remembrance Day APJ Abdul Kalam August 27, 2021

It’s been 6 years since a noble soul, our People’s President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Sir, departed from our midst. As we solemnly enter into the next phase of keeping up with his dream and the good work that has remained the core of taking forward his legacy, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation conducted the Digital Tribute and 6th Remembrance Day activities on July 27th 2021 at Rameswaram with the same fervour and enthusiasm.

The ‘Digital Online Quiz Competition was one of the events that was conducted virtually for the students by AKIF with an objective to promote national integration among children and make them aware about the life of Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and his contribution towards the country. The topic for the quiz was ‘Basic Environment’.

It was the golden opportunity for our students Ashreya Tiwari, Jaskaran Singh, Liora Arava and Sehej Raj Ray from Class III- G to be a part of GROUP A (Class II, III & IV) category for this quiz, witnessed across the world.

Grades VI, VII & VIII Sanskrit Day Celebrations 19 August 2021

Sanskrit Diwas was organized on 19/08/21. Encouraged by their teacher 20 students participated in the first part singing area and 23 students in the second part in the singing field. All the students participated in the competition with great enthusiasm.

This event was organized by Rachna Sagar Prakashan. All the participants will be given a certificate by Rachna Sagar Prakashan.

Result based on the presentation of the students –
First Part - Class VI
First – Arindam
Second – Priyadarshini
Third – Gautam Gulati
Second Part - Class VII & VIII
First - Riya Gaur (Class-Ashtami)
Second-Adit Sharma (Class-Saptami)
Third-Jiya (Ashtami)

Special Events Assembly Class I-V August 19, 2021

Sawan or Shravana, the fifth month of the Hindu calendar, is very important in the entire sub-continent of India as it is connected to the arrival of the South-West monsoons. It is considered to be a holy moth due to many festivals that are celebrated during this time.
The students of classes I-V learnt about these festivals and special events in morning assembly.
Raksha Bandhan, literally meaning “safety” and “bond”, celebrates the brother-sister relationship. Observed on the full-moon day or Purnima in the Hindu calendar month of Shravan, when every sister ties a thread on the wrist of her brother as a symbol of her unconditional faith in him and of her prayers for his long life. In return, the brother promises to keep her happy always and protect her from all troubles throughout his life.
Onam, is a 10-day long festival that celebrates the return of King Mahabali as well as the Vaman avatar of Lord Vishnu. The festival, which is widely celebrated in Kerala, starts with Thiruvonam.
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year when warfare is forbidden. It is held to be the second holiest month after Ramadan.
World Humanitarian Day is a global celebration of people helping people. It is intended to raise public awareness of humanitarian assistance worldwide
World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of the British doctor Sir Ronald Ross's discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans .
Akshay Urja Diwas :- The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India has declared the 20th August, the birth day of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as “National Renewable Energy Day”. To celebrate this memorable day throughout the state; the MNRE, Govt. of India had introduced a programme namely “Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas”(RGAUD) which is celebrated in every year since 2004. The objective of this programme is to generate mass awareness and popularization of need, benefits and uses of renewable energy devices and systems in all sphere of life. 
World Photography Day is observed on August 19 every year, across the world. On this day, we take a look at some of the most viral photos of the year, so far.

JAL SANSAD ACTIVITY WATER HARVESTING AND CONSERVATION 18TH AUGUST 2021

“Our actions of today are the results of our tomorrow. A drop of water is worth more than a sack of gold to a thirsty man”.
Climate change is a life threat for all living beings on earth and its effect can be observed by all. Our crusaders of "Jal Sansad" are trying their best to spread awareness.

The members of JAL SANSAD along with the other students shared various write-ups on issues related to water conservation and harvesting in the activity conducted by the Jal Sansad committee.

The students participated with great enthusiasm and showcased their creativity. The aim of this activity was to make students aware that rainwater is pure water and it is useful for both household and cultivation purposes.

Grade III Activity “Rest in a nest” 18th August 2021

An activity on the topic “Birds” was conducted in all sections of grade-3 on 18th August 2021. The children were required to make a nest or bird feeder according to their choice.
The students built very beautiful nests and spoke about the materials used by them. The activity increased the understanding of children about the nest - home of birds and its importance to the birds.
Some students also made beautiful bird feeders which were hung on the trees to lure the birds towards them. They had their own innovative ideas for the feeders and made them by using different materials like waste plastic bottles, plates and cardboard etc.
The students participated with a lot of enthusiasm and showcased best of their work in front of their teacher and peer group. Through this activity, they got a better understanding about the materials which birds use in building the nests and they also understand the importance of bird feeders.

ONLINE CARNIVAL August 11-13, 2021

“No matter how difficult the times or how hard the situation may be, the love of the almighty removes all barriers”.
In the midst of the corona virus pandemic, defying all odds, the SHALOM HILLS INTERNATIONAL Student Council conducted an ‘Online Carnival’ to celebrate Founder’s week from 11th to 13th August. Students from classes VI to XII participated in this online fest in various events hosted by six different committees – Show Bizz, Shalom Olympics, Play the Sherlock, SHIS Art Festival, Shalom’s got Talent and Game Room, in what can only be described as the most joyful and jovial three days in the year for the students. Filled with excitement all the students battled their way in these challenging yet light hearted and fun events which seemed to lighten the stress and burden built up in this year. Despite restrictions the council was able to bring together the students for this heart-warming and cheerful event.
We extend our gratitude to our beloved and most Respected Founder and Chairperson for giving the student council this golden opportunity to conduct this online event. Her unconditional love upon illuminates our lives and guides us through the dark phases in our lives, providing us strength and fortitude, enabling the Shalom family to surge ahead with full vigour and enthusiasm.

Grade I to V: Independence Day and Sri Aurobindo Celebrations 13th August 2021

The students of Shalom Hills International School, Classes I to V, had come together virtually to celebrate Independence Day in a mesmerizing way. It was ensured that the fervour of patriotism lives on. Some students recited poems, performed dances while some others sang patriotic songs.
It was a red-letter day in the history of India when the country got her freedom on August 15, 1947. It took hundreds of years for us to break the shackles of slavery. People of the country celebrate this day every year with great pomp and show. This day reminds us every year that freedom is sacred and citizens must do everything to ensure that it shall not be endangered.
Sri Aurobindo was an Indian philosopher, yogi, maharishi, poet, and Indian nationalist. He was also a journalist, editing newspapers like Bande Mataram. He joined the Indian movement for independence from British colonial rule, till 1910 was one of its influential leaders and then became a spiritual reformer, introducing his visions on human progress and spiritual evolution. The students spoke lines about this famous personality and shared their ideas about his work in the online assembly.

Class V Activity-Role Play on Freedom Fighters August 12-13, 2021

Freedom in Mind, Faith in Words
Pride in Our Heart, Memories in our soul, Lets salute the nation.

Every year August marks the start of the festive season, with Independence Day being the biggest national festival.
The history of the nation gives a glimpse into its evolution – from a Country reeling under colonialism, to one of the fastest growing economies of the world.
Patriotism is an amazing feeling of belongingness towards the country and a reminder that one must do her/his duties as a responsible citizen. The young curators reverberated the enthusiasm of Independence Day Celebration by participating in the Role Play Activity. Enacting their chosen freedom fighters, the children made everyone aware about their selfless contribution in getting Independence. It was truly heartwarming to hear the children speak about our Motherland and how we can contribute to make it more incredible.
They reminisced about the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh, Rani Laxmi Bai, Gandhi Ji, Sarojini Naidu, Subhash Chandra Bose and of unsung heroes like Ram Kumar Bismil, Sucheta Kriplani etc. The young leaders paid a rich tribute to the martyrs by representing their zeal and patriotism.
The students participated with great zing, spreading the message quite loud and clear that freedom is sacred and citizens must do everything to ensure that it should be celebrated and preserved at any cost.

Grade- V English SEA Activity August 12-13, 2021

An English Subject Enrichment Poem Recitation Activity was conducted in all sections of grade V on 12th and 13th August 2021. The aim of the activity was to help the students build their communication skills.
The poem for recitation was ‘Godfrey Gordon Gustavas Gore’ which is a part of their curriculum. The young students took great joy in reciting this poem and it was evident that they had worked hard on their presentation skills and expressions.
There are many reasons for poem recitation a few of them being; fluency of the language, confidence of the student, vocabulary, empathy to see the world through another’s eyes.
Our young scholars enjoyed their and their classmates’ performances, cheering and appreciating each other.

Grade X ACTIVITY: COMIC STRIP August 12, 2021

The hidden benefit of the humble comic book, a graphic novel, a comic strip; one of the best and most obvious is that they turn reluctant readers into ravenous readers. They are extremely appealing to young children who would otherwise have little interest in reading traditional forms of books. They give struggling readers confidence by offering short and easy-to-read sentences, alongside other visual and text cues for context and increase their observation and inference based ability. Comic strips help students become familiar with sequencing and understanding succinct language and expand their repository of words.

Keeping these benefits in mind and integrating it with the English syllabus of Grade 10 specifically with the topic of Reported Speech, a comic strip designing activity was held on 5th and 6th of August, 2021 in all sections. All the students took part with enthusiasm and zeal.

Grade IV Role-Play Activity Famous Leaders/Freedom Fighters Of India 11th & 12th AUGUST

India has made significant strides when it comes to both social as well economic development, especially with the contribution of terrific leaders over the years. These leaders have played an important role in helping the Indian society reach where it is today. Several political leaders and freedom fighters came in at a crucial time in history and protected our national interest with great enthusiasm, bravery and tact.

Leaders like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose played an indispensable role in changing the perspective of the world towards India. They led the country from the front, without displaying any inclination to either of the power blocs. 

Students of Grade IV portrayed the heroes of freedom struggle and the famous leaders of India with great enthusiasm. Students masqueraded as Mangal Pandey, Sarojini Naidu, Rani Laxmi Bai, Savitri Bai Phule, Tantia Tope, Bhagat Singh, Chandershekhar Azad, Begum Hazrat Mahal, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Dr. B R Ambedkar and many more. It was a wonderful learning experience for the students and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves while performing this task.

Class I-V Assembly World Elephant Day and International Youth Day 12th August 2021

World elephant day is observed, on 12th August annually, to preserve and protect the giant animal elephant. This is a way, to bring the world together to help elephants.

It was officially, launched on August 12, 2012 to make people understand the need for better protection for elephants, and also to stop illegal poaching and trade of ivory, better treatment of captive elephants.

International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations with the purpose of drawing attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000. It is celebrated around the globe, to focus on the development and protection of youth in the society. During IYD, concerts, workshops, cultural events, and meetings involving national and local government officials and youth organizations take place around the world.

The theme for 2021 IYD is "Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health".

The students of class I-V discussed the World Elephant day and International Youth day in morning assembly. The children made the discussions very interactive and interesting by speaking confidently and presenting beautiful props.

Class: I Activity ‘Apno Rang Biranga Desh’ 12th August 2021

“The unity of India has been and shall always be a unity in diversity.”

India is one of the most diverse countries found in the world and has the most complex amalgamation of various cultural identities. Unity in diversity is a unique feature of our country that binds everyone together to maintain peace and brotherhood.

To inculcate the feeling of patriotism in the young minds, an activity, ‘Apno Rang Biranga Desh’ was conducted for the students of grade 1 as part of the Independence cum Founder’s Week. The students of class 1 represented different Indian states by their spectacular dance performances like Kuchipudhi, Bihu, Garba, Kathakali, Bhangra etc. They also dressed up in the traditional attire of various Indian states bringing different colours of the nation together.

It was a very colourful day with the students dazzling in their cultural wear. Each child enjoyed this activity thoroughly which helped them to easily understand that folk dances are an integral part of India's tradition and culture, and it goes without saying that their significance was, is and shall always be immense.

Grade III Activity - 2D Imagination World 5th August – 10th August 2021

“Art makes abstract math concepts concrete, understandable, and approachable”. 

Grade III students performed an activity on Geometry in which they were required to design any picture with the help of basic 2D shape. Students were given options like making their own dream house, Sea/ Space life, Animal/ Bird, Scenery, Artwork like Warli art, Rangoli, etc (or any picture of their choice) with basic 2D shapes like Circle, Square, Rectangle, Triangle. They were given an option to draw, cut or paste these shapes in their Math notebook or A4 size paper. 

Students created beautiful 2D pictures of sceneries, birds, animals, robots, underwater world, space life, warli art, rangoli, mandala, etc. The students were very excited and participated enthusiastically. They were able to understand the concept of 2D shapes. The activity helped the children to enhance various skills like aesthetic value, determination, observation and analytical skill.

Class I-V Assembly Birth Anniversary of Shri Varahagiri Venkata Giri  10th August 2021

V.V. Giri, the fourth President of the Republic of India was born in Orissa. While a student of law at Dublin, Ireland, he took keen interest in the ‘Sinn Fein’ Movement and was eventually expelled from the country. Returning to India, he organised labour unions. V. V. Giri took part in the Quit India agitation and was imprisoned for three years. After independence, V. V. Giri served in various capacities in the government. He was the High Commissioner to Ceylon, the Union Minister for Labour and the Governor of Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. He was elected the Vice President of the country in 1967 till 1969 when he became the Acting President upon the death of the then President Zakir Hussain. He contested as an independent candidate in the presidential elections of 1969 which he won, becoming India’s fourth president from 24th August 1969 to 24th August 1974. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1975.

The students of classes I-V discussed this well-known personality in the morning assembly. The children shared various facts about him and made the discussion very interactive and interesting by speaking enthusiastically about his life, career, Awards & Achievements, and Legacy

Class III Quiz on India – Then and Now 10th Aug 2021

‘Freedom in the mind, Faith in words, Pride in our souls.’

Independence Day is celebrated all over India with great patriotism and pride. Students of Grade III celebrated this special day with great zeal and fervour, with a number of well-designed activities for Independence Day spread over a week. 

To commemorate the 75th Independence Day of India, Grade III students participated in a Quiz on India- Then and Now on 10th August 2021, Friday in the virtual class. Children were already aware regarding the schedule of this Quiz. The quiz had different types of questions from Freedom fighters, National symbol, States, Values, Constitution, Achievements, to Sports etc. 

The students were very excited for the quiz and participated enthusiastically. The quiz proved extremely apt for the age-group, and helped the children learn how one should handle success and failure.

Class: I Activity ‘Our Little Chef’ 10th August 2021

Gone are the days when children occasionally peeped into the kitchen and asked their moms ‘What’s cooking?’ These days, the little master chefs are whipping up their own concoctions at home and their moms and dads are eating right off their palms. Who do you have at home -- a star sandwich maker or a skilled juice maker? Keeping this innovative thought in mind our mentors in Shalom organised a cooking without fire activity, ‘Our Little Chef’, for our young Shalomites of grade -1 on 10th August, 2021 as part of the celebration of Founder’s Day and Independence Day.

Every day is a great day to celebrate being an Indian, but Independence Day is even a greater day to share that pride with everyone. So as per the instructions children were ready with the required ingredients like bread slices, tomato sauce, butter, green chutney/any green spread, carrot, cucumber, tomato –sliced(optional), plate, butter knife, table mat, napkin, Chef cap (made from paper).

Intrigued by this fireless cooking activity, they enthusiastically performed every step- spreading the spreads and arranging the ingredients, under their teacher’s guidance. These tri colour sandwiches were perfect for celebrating Independence Day at home.

Grade- V English Activity- ‘Monologue on Freedom Fighters’ August 9 -10, 2021

A monologue is a speech that expresses the thoughts or feelings of one character.

Independence Day is celebrated all over India with great patriotism and pride. Shalom Hills International School, also takes keen interest in celebrating festivals of national interest in all their grandeur.

The students of the class-V celebrated this special day, with great zeal and fervour. The young scholars actively took part in the ‘Monologue Activity’ conducted through the virtual platform on 9th and 10th August, 2021. Each child was given a chance to speak a few lines as his/her favourite freedom fighter.  The students actively participated and shared the thoughts and the contribution of many unsung heroes of Indian freedom struggle like Tirupur Kumaran, Kamla Devi Chattopadhayay and Khudiram Bose, thus enlightening the audience. The favourites seemed to be Bhagat Singh and Subash Chandra Bose. A few of them spoke on the history and significance of the Independence Day.

Indeed, it was a day of joy, a day to love and respect our country and make it a better place for all Indians to live and experience the freedom, peace and unity in diversity.

Class-I Independence and Founder’s Week Activity – ‘Our Little Patriots’ 9th August 2021

‘Our Little Patriots’ activity was held for class- I students as Shalom celebrated Independence cum Founder’s Week from 9th August to 13th August. On August 9 children of grade I prepared slogans/speeches of any one freedom fighter and dressed up like them as well.  Inspite of being at home, the activity was performed by all the children which showed their love and respect for the freedom fighters of our country.  

They demonstrated their literary and speaking talent.   Each child prepared slogan of their favourite freedom fighter and enacted the role with full energy with the help of props. This activity helped the children to understand the sacrifice, value and role of our freedom fighters and has also helped motivate our students to develop their confidence, imagination and creativity. It ignited the spark of patriotism in the little patriots.

Grade III Role Play Activity 9th August 2021

"Children are great imitators, give them something great to imitate." 

Role play offers a chance to the participants to gain experience, showcase speaking and presentation skills and reveal personal aptitude. The students of grade III participated in a Role-Play activity on Freedom Fighters or National Leaders as part of the Independence week celebrations.

The children portrayed themselves as Bhagat Singh, Rani Laxmi Bai, Kittur Rani Channemma, Sarojini Naidu and Subhash Chandra Bose and paid a rich tribute to the martyrs by representing their zeal and patriotism. They described the character, situation and their famous slogans. Students enthusiastically participated in the activity and used beautiful props while playing their role. They showed love towards the country and gratitude towards our freedom fighters.

The activity was an endeavor to foster oratory skills and confidence among the Shalomitees.

Overall, it was a very interesting, competitive and informative session for the children. The atmosphere was spell binding and enthralling. It was a splendid event.

Math Aptitude Test (Quiz Round -Term I) August 7, 2021

Quiz contests are a great way of analysing how well one understands a subject and correlates the theoretical knowledge with its practical application in real life. It encourages students to stretch their knowledge horizons and look beyond what they are taught in class. Aptitude tests are a way of determining the abilities of the students. They are tests that measure specific skills, attributes and abilities such as numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, logical reasoning etc. 

The Final Quiz round of Math ability test for Term I was conducted on August 07, 2021 for the students of grade III - V. An online quiz was conducted on Quizziz Platform. There were 15 questions in the quiz based on the logical reasoning, mental aptitude and concepts taught in the class. A different time slot was given for each question as per the difficulty level. The students were well prepared for the test. It encouraged the students to use their logical thinking and problem-solving skills, while inculcating many factors like Numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, abstract reasoning, speed, accuracy, and other such abilities.

The students were very excited and participated enthusiastically. The first three positions were announced in the meeting.

The result of all classes III-V is as follow:

Grade 3-     Ishmit Goyal -First

                 Ashwik Vashisht – Second

                  Pranita Dutta  -Third

Grade 4-     Atiksh Kanshal -First

                  Shreyansh Banger – Second

                  Harshal Sharma    -Third

Grade 5-     Pratyush Vats -First

                  Yashvardhan G – Second

                  Vanshika Jangra   -Third

Grade IV Activity - “Model of Tooth” August 06, 2021

The teeth are the hardest substance in the human body. Besides being essential for chewing, the teeth play an important role in speech. Most humans are omnivores and consume different types of food. An adult human develops a total of thirty-two permanent teeth which are of four different types. Incisors, used for cutting and biting, canines for tearing the food, premolars for grinding and molars for crushing and chewing the food. 

To recapitulate the learning, the students of grade IV participated enthusiastically in the model-making activity of teeth on August 6, 2020. Students took four cut-outs from A-4 sheets, representing four different types of teeth. They mentioned the total number of teeth in an adult human body and also specified the function of each tooth over the sheets. Children used their own creativity to decorate them. All the cut-outs were joined later on to give a 3-D shape to the teeth.

The students finished the activity in the given time frame. 

Students learnt the importance of teeth in our life and that they are an integral part of the body, and should be taken care of properly.

Anti-Nuclear Day- Grades I-V 6th August 2021

Anti-Nuclear Day or Hiroshima Day 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of the bomb killings. It is observed on 6th August every year to promote "peace politics". The day reminds all of us of the irony of killing thousands to save thousands, war and its terrible destruction. It also emphasizes today's need and importance for universal harmony and peace. 

The nuclear bomb that was dropped in Hiroshima city was named 'Little Boy'. The explosion wiped out almost 90% of the city killing thousands of people. Apart from the killings, the Japanese also suffered from terrible burns and radiation sickness. After three days, on 9th August, the second bomb was dropped in Nagasaki. The incident shook the world and brought into light the terrible aftereffects of nuclear warfare.

To mark the tragedy of the fatal bombing in 1945 and to sensitize the students about the atomic bomb blast and its after effects, a PPT with information about the same was shared by the class teachers with the young Shalomites during assembly. Students also payed homage by sharing posters and pictures along with their speeches.

Grade I-V National Handloom Day August 6, 2021

The students of grades 1-5 were informed about the National Handloom Day, observed annually on 7th August to honour the handloom weavers in the country. August 7th was chosen as the National Handloom Day, to commemorate the Swadeshi Movement, which was launched on this day in 1905 in the Calcutta Town Hall, to protest against the partition of Bengal, by the British Government. The movement had aimed at reviving domestic products and production processes. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first National Handloom Day in 2015. This day is celebrated to salute our weavers and others in the industry to promote the handmade and the handwoven. 

Students actively participated in the assembly and shared their views on handwoven products around them. Some students made beautiful posters for this day and some displayed handwoven clothes like sarees and handmade decorative pieces in their houses. 

Students thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and learned a lot about Handloom Day.

Quit India Movement- Grades I-V 6th August 2021

“I believe that in the history of the world, there has not been a more genuinely democratic struggle for freedom than ours”-                        Mahatma Gandhiji

“Quit India” was a movement started by Mahatma Gandhi on 8th August 1942 during the World War II asking for an end to British rule in India. Initiated during a speech in Bombay where Mahatma Gandhi asked Indians to Do or Die, Quit India Movement was truly a turning point in India’s struggle for freedom. It instilled a new confidence among the Indian masses and aroused a spirit of total sacrifice in them.

The young Shalomites celebrated the 76th anniversary of this day on 6th August 2021 with great zeal and enthusiasm. The class teachers shared information on this day through a PPT, while the students paid homage to the martyrs through songs, poems, slogans and speeches. They made an appeal to all the citizens to imbibe the values learnt from the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation. The assembly concluded by emphasising on the need for National Integration and being aware of divisive forces. 

The entire nation filled with a sense of patriotism pays tribute to martyrs of the freedom struggle. JAI HIND…

Grade- V Science Activity- ‘Comic Strip’ August 5, 2021

The students of grade V finished their chapter ‘Rocks, Minerals and Soil’ wherein they learnt about the three types of rocks- igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic, their uses and how they are formed. They also learnt about various minerals along with examples and the different layers of the Soil. To bolster their learning a comic strip making activity was held on 5th August 2021.

A week prior a note was given to the students to start preparing for the activity. They had to explain the formation of any one type of rock with the help of a comic strip with not more than 6-8 dialogues. The students enthusiastically came up with innovative ideas to show rock formation process by means of comics. Some displayed their work on paper, while some used online tools like Scratch and Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation. Some showed the conversation between a superman and a couple, some between a rock and a child, while still some showed a monologue being narrated by the rock itself, all of these being supported with pictures and cartoon sketches.

Overall, the students enjoyed the activity thoroughly and were able to grasp the rock formation concept firmly.

Grade IV EVS-II Activity - “Dental Hygiene” 3rd and 4th August 2021

“A genuine smile comes from the heart, but a healthy smile needs good dental care”.                                  ? Wayne Chirisa

Oral health in children is a growing concern in the world today. Most children in today’s society do not realize the importance of their oral health, and how it can affect their lives.

It has been said that the mouth is the gateway to your overall health. Not properly taking care of our teeth and gums can lead to a variety of health problems. From loss of teeth and gum disease to heart disease and diabetes, oral health is very important.

To aware the students about the importance of dental hygiene and also to summarize the chapter, a subject enrichment activity was conducted in grade IV on 3rd and 4th August 2021. Children, dressed up as dentists, talked confidently about the importance of dental cleanliness and diseases concerned with dental problems. With the help of props like model of teeth, tooth-brush, mouth-wash, dental floss and so on, the background of dental clinic and dental tools for the presentation, they talked about plaque and different ways of taking care of the teeth.

The junior dentists conveyed a message of “The healthier our teeth are, the happier we look”. The aim of the activity was achieved by training young minds about their dental hygiene.

Grade IV “Virtual tour to a Dental Clinic”

Brushing and flossing are important, but we also need to visit our dentist regularly to keep our teeth strong and healthy.

The dentist is a doctor who is specially trained to care for teeth. When we visit for a check-up, dentist looks at our teeth and gums to check for any problems. The dentist also wants to make sure our teeth are developing properly as we grow.

As an extended activity for the ongoing topic of Teeth in grade IV, a Virtual Visit to a Dental Clinic was planned for the students to engage children in positive oral health messages, whether it is demonstrating good tooth brushing techniques, giving lessons on sugar in food and healthy diets, or even simply good day-to-day advice on oral health routines. This helped students to be more comfortable with the dental tools and the dental practices.

Students were able to relate with their own experiences and helped in better understanding of the topic. Students were also advised to visit the dentist every 6 months for healthy teeth and gums.

REMEMBRANCE DAY-BAL GANGADHAR TILAK CLASSES- I TO V AUGUST 1, 2021

An iconic leader and one of the strongest proponents of ‘PurnaSwaraj’ or total self-rule, Bal Gangadhar Tilak died on this day in 1920, in Mumbai.

A part of the Lal-Bal-Pal (Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal) group, he was often called the "father of the Indian unrest" by the British Raj.

Tilak's ideas of Swaraj were not only confined to the political realm. Acutely aware of the need for cultural and economic independence, his two initiatives gained a lot of momentum. One was the public celebration of Ganesh festival and the other was the Shivaji Jayanti, both aimed at a cultural coming-together of all caste and community groups.

 

The students from classes I to V were made aware of this iconic leader and his accomplishments. A special virtual assembly was organized to give tribute to the legendary Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

Grades 1- V “International Tiger Day” 29th July 2021

"For the Tigers we must unite, so they don't fade out of sight."

International Tiger Day is celebrated worldwide on 29 July 2021. This day is also celebrated as Awareness Day withthe purpose of promoting awareness about this magnificent but endangered big cat along with conservation and expansion of wild tiger habitats around the world.

Tigers are on the brink of extinction and International World Tiger Day aims to bring attention to this fact and try to halt their decline. Many factors have caused their numbers to fall, including habitat loss, climate change, hunting and poaching and Tiger Day aims to protect and expand their habitats and raise awareness of the need for conservation.

A special assembly was conducted in classes I to V to make the children aware about the importance of this day. Students were enthusiastically involved in the presentation on “INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY”. They participated by preparing creative slogans, posters and other props for the presentation and shared interesting information about this day.

 "Where tigers thrive, it is a sign that the ecosystem is healthy". 

Grades 1- V - “World Nature Conservation Day” 28th July 2021

"One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken."

World Nature Conservation Day acknowledges that a healthy environment is the foundation for a stable and healthy human society. This day is celebrated on July 28th every year to create and increase awareness about the importance of natural resources and how one can live sustainably.

The main purpose of celebrating World Nature Conservation Day is to conserve the animals and trees that are on the verge of extinction.

To make children aware of this important day, a special assembly was conducted in grades I to V. Students were involved in presenting the power point presentation on “World Nature Conservation Day.” Students had been asked to prepare slogans, posters and other props for the presentation. Students enthusiastically participated in the presentation showing their creative skills and shared their knowledge about this day.

 

The day encourages us to save and protect Earth’s natural resources that are fast-depleting owing to over-exploitation and even misuse. Students learnt that being responsible citizens, they must practice sustainable living and bring about small changes in everyday living, to avoid damaging our natural gifts any more.

Kargil Vijay Diwas- Grades I-V On 26th July2021

“I am a soldier. I fight where I am told and I win where I fight”.

India is the land of the brave warriors. In the Kargil sector of Jammu and Kashmir, India and Pakistan fought a battle known as “Operation Vijay” in 1999. To celebrate this victory, Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated all across India on 26th July to pay homage to the soldiers and martyrs of the war.

To commemorate the 22nd Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, a special assembly was organized on 26th July in the school. Our young shalomities were very excited to express their gratitude to Indian soldiers. They dressed up like soldiers, used props, painted their face with tricolor and delivered short speeches, poems and slogans inthe glory of Indian Army. It was a mesmerizing moment watching children having a great zeal and respect for the nation. A PPT was also shown by the teachers during the assembly to give more information about this day.

The aim behind such events in the school is to commemorate the sacrifice along with inspiring young generations to perform national service. The sacrifices and heroic deeds of the martyrs of the Kargil War will never be forgotten.

We are proud to be an Indian. JAI HIND…

Class: II EVS Activity “I am a Tree”

“Imagination Creates Reality." Imagination improves creativity and promotes better performance. It also helps to develop a strong problem-solving approach in dealing with issues. Role play offers students an opportunity to try new vocabularies. Through this, students gain confidence in their thought process and communication. They learn to relate their emotions as well as gain control over their behavior. “I am a tree” activity was conducted for the students of class- II on July 09, 2021. The students performed a roleplay activity in which they imagined themselves to be a tree and enacted on impromptu situations. They expressed their feelings as a tree and explained brilliantly how they would feel if somebody waters them or takes shelter under their shades or how would they feel if squirrels / monkeys climb on them and play on their branches. This activity helped the students to build a sense of the world around them and educated them in an effective way to save trees. Students reinvented themselves and learned to be more empathetic with others. They also witnessed environment from a different perspective. They used their imagination and expressed themselves in an effective way.

Grade I English Activity- Noun Hunt

A noun refers to a person, a place, a thing or an animal. Even the word “it” refers to a thing, which could be an abstract concept like an idea or a concrete thing like a car. So, unless you speak or write only one-word commands, you’re going to need nouns. Without nouns, you will be left with verbs, adjectives and adverbs. The lack of nouns will eradicate any subject or object from your sentence which is as good as communicating essentially nothing. It’s difficult to write a sentence that does not include at least one noun. A noun is usually the subject of a sentence. A fun-filled activity based on naming words was conducted for the students of class 1 on 13th July, 2021. In this activity, the students were given a few sentences and were shown a few pictures wherein the students identified the naming words. Through this activity, the students revised the concept of naming words in a fun way. The students actively participated in the activity and enjoyed it thoroughly .

Class I to V National Broadcasting Day July 23, 2021

The Morning assembly undoubtedly holds the numero uno position out of all the routine activities done in the school. The assembly commenced with the Morning Prayer which provides peace and serenity to our mind and soul. As we all know, each day has its own significance, 23rd July is of great importance for Indian broadcasting history as it is observed as the National Broadcasting Day.On this day in 1927, the first-ever radio broadcast went on air from the Bombay Station in India. The broadcasting was done by the then private company, the Indian Broadcasting Company (IBC). Later, the Government took over the IBC on April 1, 1930 and renamed it as Indian State Broadcasting Service (ISBS). On 8th of June, 1936, the Indian State Broadcasting Service became All India Radio. Currently, AIR is one of the largest public broadcasting organizations in the world. Each day,it sets a positive tone in the students and encourages positive involvement of all students.The students were made awareof the development in the broadcasting services from then till now.

Dynasty Activity Talk Show on Kargil Vijay Diwas 23rd JULY 2021

Dynasty Activity undoubtedly holds a significant position among all the routine activities in a school. It aids community participation as well as hones the skills of children, boosting their confidence towards public speaking and imbibing a feeling of team spirit in their nascent minds. The students of class 3 to 5 conducted a Talk show on Kargil Vijay Diwas on 23rd July 2021. The assembly commenced with the Morning Prayer, followed by shloka, pledge, thought for the day,news and Shalom Anthem.Students were informed about the Kargil Vijay Diwas. Class teachers explained the importance of Kargil Vijay Diwas to the students. It was on this day 19 years ago that the Indian Army recaptured all the Indian posts in Kargil that had been occupied by the Pakistan army. Since then, July 26 is observed annually to commemorate the sacrifices made by soldiers in this war. The students were also explained about Patriotism, is a social value, inculcated at school level to ensure that they become responsible citizens of the Nation. The students spoke about the contribution of the Indian Armed Force,the significance of Kargil Vijay Diwas and the sacrifices of Kargil heroes. Student conveyedtheir respect by singing patriotic songs with great fervor.

Grade V Math ‘Factor Tree’ Activity 22nd July 2021

“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.” –William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education Art integration provides an engaging and effective way to achieve standards in both math/geometry and visual arts. Integrating art as a learning-teaching approach promotes motivation, stimulates positive feelings, and increases curiosity. An activity “Factor Tree” was conducted in all the sections of grade V. A factor tree is a special diagram where we find the factors of a number, until we can't factorize anymore. The endnumber are all the prime factors of the original number. The process of making a factor tree was explained to the students and they were asked to make the factor tree of the given number. The students found this activity an interesting way of finding prime factors. They all began with different factors of their choice. The students understood the concept and enjoyed the activity.

Grade I English Activity-Get Set Go July 22,2021

‘Show and tell’ is an important part of children’s learning and development, as it helps them to organize information and builds their confidence. Keeping this in mind, an activity based on their favourite means of transport was conducted for the students of grade 1. The topic ‘Your Favourite means of Transport’ based on the lesson, ‘Raju’s Auto-rickshaw’,was aimed at developing self-expression and speaking skills of the children. The children were excited to share their descriptive narration and waited eagerly for their turn. They used attractive props while speaking about their favourite means of transport. Some of them used their toy cars and buses in the form of props whereas the others used beautiful pictures of their favourite vehicle.Speaking about the differentmeans of transport namely land transport, water transport and air transport,the children were able to express their thoughts confidently and effectively.Their presentation and efforts were worth appreciating. The activity proved to be a splendid opportunity for them to gain confidence through virtual stage exposure. Their joy knew no bounds after their outstandingand commendable presentation.

Grade XII English Activity- Poster Making July 22, 2021

‘The greatest danger to our planet is the belief that someone else will do it.’ A poster making activity was conducted in grade XII as a part of Subject enrichment activity on the topic- ‘Save Earth’.The activity was conducted with an aim to make the children aware of the various issues threatening the planet and to sensitize them towards the environment. The cognitive and creative skills of the studentswere enhanced as the students explored and gathered information about threats to Earth’s eco-system and various reasons for the same.They expressed their thoughts and concerns through vibrant posters. Most of the students made beautiful drawings and wrote slogans urging people to work towards the betterment of the environment. All the students participatedenthusiastically and projected their ideasbeautifully

Grade Vi – English Activity Personification Of Punctuation Marks July 22, 2021

Personification is a common form of metaphor in which human characteristics are attributed to non-human things. This allows to create life and motion within inanimate objects, animals, and even abstract ideas by assigning them recognizable human behaviours and emotions. An activity based on Punctuation marks was conducted for the students of Class VI onJuly 22, 2021.The students were asked to choose one punctuation mark and give a real character to it. The students depicted the characters through their drawings, by giving beautiful costumes and props. The students personified the punctuation marks and spoke few lines on the characters, keeping in mind the role of the punctuation marks they had chosen. Like a doctor representing a full stop, ending diseases or a detective representing a mark of interrogation, asking questions.Every student got a chance to perform and display his/her drawing. The students very creatively presented themselves as different characters and enacted well.It helped the students to effectively use the figurative language because personification relies on imagination for understanding. Thestudents showed their zeal in participating in the class activity and enjoyed it thoroughly.

Grade VIII - English Abhyudya Activity July 21, 2021

An inter-disciplinary activity, ‘Abhyudya’, was organized on July 21,2021,for the students of grade VIII on the theme -" Rain cleanses the environment, uplifts the spirit and calms the mind, but at the same time can also cause havoc”. Through pictorial representation/ images,the students, brought out the difference in the environment before and after rainfall. Also, they were told to listvocabulary related to the water cycle and effect of rain. All the studentsof grade VIII were a part of the elucidative program. Truly, rain cleanses the environment, uplifts the spirit and nourishes the soil giving a soothing touch to the vegetation. The activity started with the wonderful presentation by the students.Thereafter, manystudents highlighted how important it is to curb the menace of flood. An exalting demonstration of the effects of rainwater on our Earth created a mesmerizing effect in the classroom. An interactive discussion ignited the candle of curiosity. The students were very delighted to present their creative work and share their information on the concerned topic.

Jal Sansad Activity July 20, 2021

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient, most worthy, and our most pleasing responsibility." When you plant a tree, you don’t just plant a sapling but hope. We have learned the hard way that trees are extremely important for our survival. Trees have unconditionally provided us with food, oxygen, and many other necessities for human sustainability, such as shelter, medicines, tools, and many more. In spite, of being such a rich resource, trees are still cut down, eliminating any kind of life around the area. However, with each passing day, the relevance and importance of planting trees have only increased. It has to be a combined mission of all mankind to plant more trees in order to save our ailing planet. Shalom Hills International Schoo lcelebrated Jal Sansad Activityduring Van Mahotsav by planting saplings in order to invest in the future. Students were asked to plant one sapling each and to take care of it on regular basis. Students were active in discussing how plants and water are inter-related and how it is helpful to make our Earth a better place to live

Grade 6 -English Abhyuday Activity July 20, 2021

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb In order to empower the knowledge and skills of the students, a transdisciplinary approach was adopted in the form of‘Abhyuday Activity’. A theme based on the topic ‘Ticket Sangrah’ was taken from the Hindi chapter, for the students of Grade 6. The motive was to explore new things, make connections, transfer knowledge and apply it in the activity. Stamps have been issued to pay tribute to prominent Literary personas. Students were asked to choose any one personality honoured on stamps and collect information regardingthe stamp. They had to write a brief bio-sketch about the personality and also paste images of the stamps on A4 sheet. Students researched about various stamps issued in India and abroad. They presented the activity virtually in the class, providing information about the stamp and the Literary personality chosen by them. Students actively participated in the activity, enjoying it thoroughly. The activity helped them to attach ideas and skills to a specific theme. It helped them to explore, learn and apply, creating a holistic approach.

Classes I-V - International Chess Day 20th July 2021

"Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.” Every year on 20th July we celebrate International Chess to appreciate the roleof games in our lives. It plays a major role in providing exercise to the mind. Games are more of an art wherein your mind gets to play beautifully. They bring people together irrespective of all racial, gender, economic and political differences. Chess is one of the most ancient, intellectual and cultural games, wherein we can witness a combination of sport, scientific thinking and most importantly the elements of art. The International Chess Day is celebrated on July 20 every year and the day marks the foundation of the International Chess Federation (FIDE). This year the students of GradesI-V participated in the special assembly on 20th July and thoroughly enjoyed the assembly. Many students shared their views on the topic.They also discussed that unlike before, now greater number of people can be seen playing the game of chess. Eachstudent meticulously participated and became more aware about the game.

Celebrating Eid al-Adha July 20, 2021

India is referred to as the land of festivals owing to its rich amalgamation of different cultures, ethnic backgrounds, languages, religious sentiments, diverse history, and different traditions in all the states. Festivals contribute immensely to feelings of social cohesion.Children will remember an important day only if they are told what the occasion signifies. Celebrating and sharing information through presentation of the events and festivals in our school has become an integral part of learning and building a strong cultural belief. To commemorate the occasion of Eid al-Adha, the students of the primary wing of SHIS started the day with an assembly and Information related to Eid was imparted through a presentation to enlighten the students about the spirit of the festival. This presentation depicted Eid in its true sense giving a message to imbibe its values in our life. Such information brings the students closer to each other's traditions and cultural beliefs and develops respect and understanding for each other's customs and traditions.

Grade III Continent Wheel Activity 19th July 2020

The ‘Continent Wheel’ activity was conducted in all the sections of class III. It was an individual activity in which thestudents were asked to make a continent wheel using paper plate or card board.Students were asked to speak important facts of any one continent. The main aim of the activity was to provide knowledge to thechildren about the seven continents, the five oceans and also to enhance their knowledge about the Chapter Continents and Oceans. Students were very excited and participated enthusiastically in the activity.

Grade IX Subject Enrichment Activity - English July 19, 2021

“A poet is before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” -W.H. Auden Poetsare important in every society because their prophetic words of wisdom will live on even after they aregone.They are people pleased with their own passions and volitions, and who rejoice more than others in the spirit of life that is in them; delighting to contemplate similar volitions and passions as manifested in the going-on of the universe, and habitually compelled to create them where they do not find them. In the month of July, students of grade IXpresented wonderful power point presentations on the life and exemplary works of famous poets such as Rabindranath Tagore, William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, John Keats etc. The activity encouraged the students to research, filter and creatively present their works with confidence.The students actively participated in the activity. It helped them understand more about the life and struggles of their chosen poets.

Grade III Art Integrated Addition and Subtraction Facts Activity 19th July 2021

Art integration provides an engaging and effective way to achieve standards in both Math and Visual arts.Keeping this in mind,Grade III students performed an activity on Addition and Subtraction Facts on 19th July 2021. This activity was a recapitulation of the concept taught in class. The students were instructed to beready with minimum two cut-outs of shapes as per their choices and paste these cut-outson A3/A4 sheets or in their Math notebook. The Teacher also shared a sample with them in virtual classes. Students made beautiful flowers, birds, butterflies, teddies, etc. and represented their work creatively. The children were given one three-digit number for which theywere able to find and write the different facts of that number. The students were very excited for this activity and participated enthusiastically.Students were able to understand the concept of Addition and Subtraction facts.The activity helped the children to enhance various skills like aesthetic, observation and analytical.

Grade IV English Activity: Space Travel July 19, 2021

An activity related to L-10 “MOM in Orbit”, was conducted in all the sections of grade 4 on 19th July 21. This was a post activity done after the completion of the lesson. The students had to collect important information related to space exploration and travel. They had to make a creative collage of facts and pictures.The collage could be in the shape of a space-craft or anything related to space. The students presented their activity online and spoke a few lines on the given topic. Most of the students had made creative collages in the shape of either a meteorite, rocket, satellite etc. The students also made 3 D models of rockets, the solar system as well as space-ships and satellites. They also presented interesting facts on space travel as well as on the new developments in the field of space exploration. This activity gave the students an opportunity to express their creativity as well as helped them to practice their presentation skills.

Classes: I-V Special Assembly- World Emoji Day 19th July 2021

“Oceans of emotion can be transmitted through a text message, an emoji sequence, and a winking semicolon, but humans are hardwired to respond to visuals.” The word “emoji” is a portmanteau, meaning it is made up of two different words, both of them Japanese: 'e' for picture and ‘moji' for the character. We often use emojis to convey a feeling and there's one for most emotions. Given the increasing number of emojis, sometimes we even struggle to find the right one. That said, emojis have become a significant part of our written communication, an outcome of the most recent evolution of the human language as most people communicate over electronic devices and via social media platforms now. These emojis attempt to fill in a gap when communication happens virtually. Thus, to celebrate these humble characters, the world celebrates Emoji Day on July 17. The students of the middle wing of Shalom Hills International celebrated this day in their assembly today. Their familiarity and knowledge of the different emojis was astounding. The information that Apple was going to come out with a new set of emojis by middle of next year was news for us facilitators too. During the assembly the students also made a few favourite emojis and shared with their classmates.

Class V Activity Lattice Multiplication 14 July 2021

The lattice multiplication method is an alternative to long multiplication and can be used to multiply numbers of any length. It is algorithmically equivalent to long multiplication. Students like the lattice method more since it requires less active attention to place values when carrying out the actual multiplication process. 

Students were explained about the Lattice Multiplication through an example. After they learnt the process, they practised and multiplied the numbers on their own. The students also cross verified the product obtained with the regular method of multiplication.

Students made beautiful and colourful lattices to multiply the numbers with this process.

Grade XII English- Art Integrated Activity–PPT July 10, 2021

‘There is no reason,no excuse, Child labour is child abuse.’
To make the students aware of the social issue of child labour and to make them understand the need to take steps to counter it, the students of grade XII were designated a subject enrichment activity wherein all the students, in groups, prepared power point presentations showcasing a comparative study of child labour in states of Haryana and Telangana.
The students came out with wonderful conceptions on the basis of their google findings. They skilfully showed the situation and comparison of child labour in the two states through pie-charts, diagrams, newspaper cut-outs, web diagrams etc on colourful slides. The masterminds took to words as they argued about the importance of education for children, tinted the worrying number of cases and reasons forcing young children into labour.They also highlighted the contributions of NGOs through various case studies.
The students participated in the activity enthusiastically andlearnt a lot about child labour and its cons for the youth of India. The activity encouraged the researching ability of students as they gathered information from various sources.

International Day of Justice July 16, 2021

“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, and be responsible.” To inculcate the values of being courteous, peaceful and to obey the laws of the nation Shalom Hills International School, celebrated World Day of International Justicewhich falls on 17 July2021. The main objective of celebrating this day is to raise a voice against social injustice and to bring the various communities internationally together to eliminate poverty, gender, and physical discrimination, illiteracy, religious discrimination to make a socially integrated society. The aim of this day is to unite everyone who wants to support justice. The students were explained about this day through Power Point Slides. They also discussed about various laws and encouraged everyone to respect the laws made for the people.

Talent Hunt Show - Extempore 16th July2021

“Talent is limitless, one does not necessarily need a stage to showcase one’s talent, as it will flourish anywhere, may it be a street or just a living room.” Talent show is an event, which gives platform to students to present their talents in any field. It not only helps the students to show their abilities but also motivates other students, to come up and show their hidden potential. The Talent Hunt- ‘Extempore’, was organized in Grades III-V in the dynasty period on 16th July 2021. The objective of the activity was to discover theirtalents and to inculcate the value of discipline in them. Students showcased their skill at classical and contemporary dance, poetic recitation and self-composed poem. They also showed their expertise at comic writing, clay modelling and mimicry. The participants mesmerized theaudience with their melodious voice and their skills in handling musical instruments. This activity enhanced creativityalong with providing fun, excitement and togetherness on virtual platform.

Grade V: English Declamation 15th&16th July 2021

‘Fine declamation is where the same thought is often exhibited in several points of view.’ Today grade V was abuzz with excitement for their English class as they had a declamation activity. They had a choice of topic - a) Animals should not be kept in cages; b) Are Zoos good places and why? Our young scholars dispassionately put forward their points of view. The declamation became very interesting as the students empathized with the caged animals and spoke of their freedom comparing it to human bondage and freedom. The audience were also apprised by a few students about the advantages and the research done to keep animals in zoos. Today’s activity brought forward the thinking and compassion of our young generation giving everyone points to ponder upon and feel good about the fact that they are going to be thinking adults. ‘Fine declamation is where the same thought is often exhibited in several points of view.’ Today grade V was abuzz with excitement for their English class as they had a declamation activity. They had a choice of topic - a) Animals should not be kept in cages; b) Are Zoos good places and why? Our young scholars dispassionately put forward their points of view. The declamation became very interesting as the students empathized with the caged animals and spoke of their freedom comparing it to human bondage and freedom. The audience were also apprised by a few students about the advantages and the research done to keep animals in zoos. Today’s activity brought forward the thinking and compassion of our young generation giving everyone points to ponder upon and feel good about the fact that they are going to be thinking adults.

Classes: I-V Special Assembly- World Youth Skills Day 15th July 2021

“What is this world, without the existence of Youth? And what is Youth, devoid of real skills?” Young people are the very reason for the existence of human kind. But, the quiddity of the youth will not serve any purpose, if proper skills are not imparted to them.This is the exact reason why, in 2014, the United Nations Organization decided to observe July 15 as the ‘World Youth Skills Day’, to focus on technical and vocational skill development in youth, and specifically their ability to access affordable, quality technical and vocational education and training. The day also highlights the important role of skilled youth in addressing current and future global challenges. The Shalomiteesfrom classes I-V participated in the informative assembly organised on 15th July 2021, to sensitisethem about the interlink between the skilled youth and the future. The young scholars with the help of the posters, speeches,debates and the power point presentations highlighted that the means to prepare the youth with ample skills is necessary to augment a brighter future. The students were also informed that the theme of World Youth Skills Day 2021 is "Reimagining Youth Skills Post Pandemic"and this year also pays tribute to the resilience and creativity of youth through the crisis and correspondingly to the technical and vocational providers that have adapted their learning delivery models in the pandemic.Indeed, World Youth Skills day is a chance for young people to come together and become a part of the change that we want and we expect to see.

Class: IIEVS Activity “Life Cycle of a Pumpkin” 14th July 2021

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual and cognitive satisfaction." Visual representationinspires creativity, influences the capabilities and skills of the students. It is a powerful memory tool which provides a significant boost to students’ ability to remember and retain what theylearn. It also helps to improve their hand - eye coordination and fine motor skills. Visual representation helps to collect, process, and understand information in a mucheasier way. “Life Cycle of a Pumpkin” activity was conducted for the students of class- II on 14-07-21. This activity introduced students to the pumpkin plant and different stages of its growth. They observed how a pumpkin plant develops from a seed, how it flowers and produces a large round orange fruit. Students correctly sequenced the life cycle of a pumpkin in six stages: seed, sprout, plant, flower, green pumpkin, andorange pumpkin. The students learned the source of the food, recognized that pumpkin is a fruit as it has seeds inside it and they grow on vines. Students created a life cycle chart on a paper plate as they drew all the stages in the correct order. As they explored the life cycles of plants grown from seeds and bulbs, they recognized the link between themselves and other living things. Theyalso appreciated the benefits and their responsibilities towards these organisms.

Grade Iv Evs-I Wildlife Sanctuaries / National Parks Of India JULY 13&14,2021

Research work-based activity was conducted in Grade IV on 13 & 14 July wherein students were asked to find details about any five Wild life Sanctuaries/National Parks of India, like the name of the sanctuary, region in which that sanctuary lies,name of the state and important animals in that sanctuary. Students were asked to present their findings as per their own creativity with the required information in the class. The research was presented very beautifully and there were some really amazing and interesting fact which the students came to know about. Overall it was an informative activity for them and they learnt many new facts about their selected Sanctuaries/National Parks. The logical, Spatial, Interpersonal, kinesthetic and linguistic skills of the students were enhanced with this activity.

Class – I-V Special Assembly - Sirish Bandla July 13, 2021

“Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big.”- Peter Diamandis The students of the primary wing conducted a special assembly to learn about a woman who made India proud a third time and flew into space on the morning of 13th July 2021. Sirisha Bandla, an aeronautical engineer of Indian origin became a member of a group of five people who took off a spaceplane for the 1.5-hour mission above New Mexico from the Spaceport America launch facility at 10:40 a.m. Sirisha was astronaut No 004 and her flight role was of a Researcher Experience. The group also included certain other well-known personalities like Ricard Branson. They reached an altitude of about 88 kilometers over the New Mexico desert - enough to see the curvature of the Earth. The students experienced a moment of pride reading about the news this morning and many were inspired once again after hearing about Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams and now Sirisha Bandla. The special assembly ended with the Shalom Anthem.

Grade V EVS I Activity- " Discover the World of the Rainforest.” 12th& 13th July 2021

“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." -Warren Buffett Rainforests are the Earth’s oldest and most complex living ecosystems, with some surviving in their present form for at least 70 million years. They areincredibly diverse and complex, home to more than half of the world’s plant and animal species—even though they cover just 6% of Earth’s surface. This makes rainforests astoundingly dense with diverse flora and fauna. But their depleting number has become a serious issue. To make the students aware of this issue and take initiative towards it, an online activity ‘Discover the World of the Rainforest’ was conducted for Grade V. The young Shalomites shared amazing and interesting facts about the rainforest, its flora and fauna. They showcased their creativity through colourful illustrations. A few students highlighted the emotional impact of trees in addition to their environmental role. Several issues created by deforestation were also highlighted by the young crusaders. This activity helped to bring awareness about the green cover around us. It also helped in strengthening the bond between plants and human. The curiosity to learn and the will to create a change were clearly seen in the students’ efforts. This activity helped to instil the value of social responsibility in the students and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Grade III English: Gaming Genders July 9, 2021

“Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes English has, at present, an international status, communicating in the queen’s language has become quite common. A Subject Enrichment Activity-Flashcard presentation, on the topic “Gender Nouns”, was conducted for the students of grade III. This was an online activity in which the students had to make five sets of flashcards and present them in the class. They prepared these by using discarded and useless material.On one side of the flashcard, they pasted a labelled picture of a masculine noun and on the other side a labelled picture of a feminine noun. Each child spoke about their own pair of gender nouns. This activity aimed at being a catalyst for the students to develop their oral and presentation skills. The activity kindled their creativity and was completely packed with fun-filled learning.

Classes: I-V Special Assembly - World Population Day 9th July 2021

World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, the approximate date on which the world's population reached five billion people. India, the seventh-largest country by land area, is the most populous democracy in the world.The current population of India is 1,393,531,257 as of Friday, July 2, 2021, based on World meter elaboration of the latest United Nations data. The morning assembly was organized on 9th July2021 wherein the students of Classes: I-V made their teachers and peers aware about this very important day which falls on Sunday (11th July, 2021)this year.Students delivered speeches with various props and PowerPoint presentation. It is very important that the young minds understand the importance of taking control of the population issues to avoid facingsevere consequences and problems in the future.

Class V Mime Act- ‘Save Trees and Protect Environment’ 8-9th July 2021

Mime is an art or a technique of portraying a character, mood, idea, or narration by gestures and body movements. An activity on the theme Vanmohatsav – ‘Save Trees and Protect Environment’ was held in Class V on the Virtual platform. All the students actively participated in this event and prepared for it very enthusiastically. Participants depicted the theme with their magnificent dramatic performance, brilliant gestures and body movements. They painted their hands and faces with white color and wore same costumes to give it an effect of real Mime act. Each and every participant expressed himself/herself through their expressions, acting and props. It was an effective way of encouraging students to develop their acting skills in terms of body language (posture, movements, gestures, etc.) and for them to gain a greater awareness of its importance as a form of communication. The young environmentalistsspellbound everyone with their fabulous act portrayed with such ease and conviction. Overall, it was a great show as each student tried their level best to leave an impact on the audience by spreading environmental awareness.

Van Mahotsav– Elocution Activity July 06, 2021

Van Mahotsav, a week-long festival is organized every year in thefirst week of July across India when millions of trees are planted. In an earnest attempt to lend a green touch to the environment, students of grade V stressed on the importance of trees by speaking on the topic “Protecting our planet starts with you”. The focus of the celebration was towards forming a personal connect between the students and environment through a process of experience, reflection and creation. Many students of class V participated in the elocution activity, wherein they discussed about the importance of plants for our planet “Earth”. It was an educative and informative talk for the students. Each student gaven the message through the speech,accompanied with attractive props,that the planet they live in must be protected and cared for. They stepped ahead to inspire, educate and motivate everyone to save the Earth. Students got to learn a lot and vowed to become responsible and active crusaders of “GREEN EARTH, CLEAN EARTH’.

Classes: I-V Special Assembly - Swami Vivekanand’s Death Anniversary 5th July 2021

4th July2021 marks the 119th Death Anniversary of the spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda. The world-renowned leader breathed his last on July 4, 1902, at Belur Math in West Bengal. He is regarded as one of India's finest intellectuals. Vivekananda's philosophies of yoga and Vedanta are very popular all over the globe.His teachings laid emphasis on the power of meditation, particularly focusing on inculcating an attitude of positive change in youngsters. On the occasion of his Death Anniversary the students of classes I-V paid tribute to him in the morning assembly through inspirational speeches using various props and PowerPoint presentation.In today’s busy world with pandemic situation around the globe, it is very important to keep our mind and body healthy by doing yoga and meditation.Students understood the importance of inculcating these in our lifestyle to be able to live a fruitful life byfollowing the teachings and principles of Swami Vivekanand-The great teacher and philosopher.

Safe and Unsafe Touch July 5, 2021

At a very young age, children are curious and begin to explore their bodies. As they grow older, they need guidance to learn about these body parts, their functions, safety, and what privacy and private parts mean. Children must know that no one is ever allowed to touch them, and that it is important to keep themselves safe at home or in public spaces. It’s important that we create opportunities to talk to our children about what a good touch is and what is unsafe. As grownups we should encourage children to express their queries to teachers and parents. Keeping this in mind, we at school have started guiding the Kindergarteners to differentiate between safe and unsafe touch. It is hoped that with proper knowledge and guidance they will be able to create their safe circle.

Friday Family Day July 02 2021

“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.” “FRIDAY FAMILY DAY” was conducted for the students of classes I and II on 2nd July ,21 in the virtual mode. It was a pleasant change for the students as one of their family members shared the virtual platform and taught the students different things. It was a wholesome moment as not only the child but the family member as well felt extremely special. The Family members participated in the most positive and encouraging way and came up with varied ideas to showcase their hidden talents through different performances. Some of the presentations were a magic show, musical story narration, demonstration of making a hand towel teddy bear. One of the parents taught the students some mathematics tricks using different shapes. The distinction and variation in the activities which the parents brought to the class was undoubtedly commendable and praiseworthy. All in all, this was an inclusive time for everyone involved and made everyone cherish their family a little more. Our family is our ultimate circle of strength and love and spending time with them is always a blessing. The children as well their families enjoyed being the part of FRIDAY FAMILY DAY.

Classes: I -V Special Assembly - National Doctors’ Day 1st July, 2021

National Doctors' Day is a day celebrated to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. The date may vary from nation to nation depending on the event of commemoration used to mark the day. Although supposed to be celebrated by patients and benefactors of the healthcare industry, it is usually celebrated by health care organizations. Especially in these difficult times of the Corona pandemic we have seen so many doctors who are staying away from their family and loved ones to take care of all the patients who need them more. This day fills all of us with lot of gratitude and respect for this noble profession and the doctor community as a whole. A special assembly was conducted in all the Classes from I to V on 1st July, 2021 wherein the students made everyone aware about this very important day. They paid a tribute and expressed their gratitude to all the doctors who have risked their lives serving the sick people and are still serving the community selflessly day in and day out to make all of us healthy and happy. The students used various props, speeches and PowerPoint presentation to highlight the importance of the day. The assembly was very informative for all.

Van Mahotasav Activity -Class 2

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky." Celebrated in the first week of July in India, Van Mahotsav, also known as Forest Festival, is an annual celebration of the plantation of trees. Celebrating the importance of trees, Van Mahotsav was initiated in 1950 to celebrate the importance of growing and saving forests and to create awareness about the harmful effects of deforestation. Observing and honoring the same essence, an activity related to herbs – “Herbs Our Green Friends” was conducted for the students of class- II on 01-07-21. The students presented a talk show wherein they talked about remedies of the herbs like mint, coriander, basil, ginger, aloe vera etc. Most of the herbs are used on a regular basis in our kitchen and they have medicinal value too. With this activity children also came to know about sacred herbs and their benefits which they shared the same with their peer group. Some children also gave a practical demonstration of the remedy related to the herb they had taken. “GO GREEN” by saving forests and trees. Don’t destroy the world for your needs, plant more saplings and help save the world from global warming. This is what Shalom Hills International School is trying to inculcate in its students through these activities.

Grade II English Activity - Verbs 30th June, 2021

A verb is a kind of word that tells about an action or a state. Sentences are not complete without a verb. In English, verbs are the only parts of speech that change to indicate the past, present or future tenses. An activity related to understanding the concept of action words was conducted in all sections of class II. The students were asked to write action words/ verbs from their daily routine, in the flower petals cut outs. Students eagerly made sentences also using these verbs. The given activity helped the students understand the concept of verbs through the hands-on activity. Students participated in the activity with lots of interest and enthusiasm.

Grade III Inter-Class Storytelling Competition June 29, 2021

"Stories are a communal currency of humanity." --Tahir Shah, in Arabian Nights “Storytelling is a unique human skill shared amongst people far and wide. It opens up the vivid imaginations that run wild in children and it also builds confidence and enhances speaking skills. It is a universal and traditional art form that has featured strongly in Indian culture as an effective communication tool. It can be used to inform, entertain and educate. It is often used as a medium to ingrain values, improving reading skills and opening the minds of children to worlds beyond imagination. A storytelling competition was organized for the students of class 3 at Shalom Hills International School. The young vibrant storytellers came forth with wonderful tales. While some stories provided food for thought, some reinforced moral values and some were humorous with a common theme of importance of morals in our lives. The stories were adjudged on the basis of expression, confidence, diction and presentation skills of the children.

Grade III: Math Activity - Properties of Addition 28th June 2021

Class III students performed an online activity on Properties of Addition on 28th June 2021. Students were asked to be ready with 5-6 small size cut-outs, thread/ice-cream sticks, sketch pens and sticking tape. Students were asked to take one cut-out at a time and discuss one property with examples. In the same manner all properties were discussed with examples. Students represented their work beautifully in a very creative manner as per their choices. The students were very excited for this activity and participated enthusiastically. They were able to understand the concept regarding properties of addition and were also able to do the same. The activity helped the children to enhance their observation and analytical skills.

Jal Sansad Activity Onset Of Monsoon (Reuse) 24 June 2021

"If There Is Magic on This Planet, It Is Contained in Water." Climate change is a life threat for all living beings on earth and its effect can be observed by all. Our young crusaders of "Jal Sansad" are trying their best to spread awareness through various mediums. It is a way to show the society a mirror about itself, hoping to point out the attitudes and mindset of the current society. It is a tool to educate people about their current conditions, and possibly shock them into positive actions. The goals of water conservation efforts include: Ensuring the availability of water for future generations where the withdrawal of freshwater from an ecosystem does not exceed its natural replacement. Energy conservation as water pumping, delivery and waste water treatment facilities consume a significant amount of energy. In some regions of the world over 15% of total electricity consumption is devoted to water management. Grade IX students performed various activities and shared their BIT for conserving our resources by reusing the waste water at home in this pandemic situation. It was good platform provided by Shalom Hills International School to the children to showcase their bit to spread awareness about environmental issues.

Grade Vi-Viii Jal Sansad Activity ‘E-Poster On Water Harvesting’ June 24, 2021

“We forget that the water cycle and life cycle are one” Water is life. It is equally vital for the survival of both the plant and animal kingdoms. Though a big portion of the Earth is covered with water, only a small portion of it can be used for various human activities. With two-thirds of the earth’s surface covered by water and the human body consisting of 75 percent of it, it is evident that water is one of the prime elements responsible for life on earth. So, we need to be judicious and rational, regarding the usage of water. Rainwater harvesting, the storing of rainwater during the monsoon season for the purpose of reusing later, is one of the important ways of conserving water. With the purpose of sensitizing the students regarding the importance of water for sustaining life, a poster-making activity was conducted for the students of grades VI-VIII. They were explained how rainwater harvesting is practiced and why is it useful. Students participated with full enthusiasm and made beautiful posters on water harvesting with meaningful quotes.

Grade Iv –Evs I Hydel Power Projects Of India June 25,2021

Hydroelectric power is one of the most established and broadly utilized renewable sources of energy.To generate power, it utilizes the Earth’s water cycle. Our country is endowed with an immense amount of hydroelectric potential and is positioned fifth in terms of exploitable hydroelectric energy in the world. The power generated from hydroelectric plants is used for several purposes. To sensitize the students about various Hydel Power Projects of India, an activity was conducted in Grade IV on June 25,2021.Students were asked to find any five Hydel Power Projects of India along with some basic details like on which river the project is built, and is located in which state etc. Learners came prepared with amazing extra information like the largest project, capacity, smallest project etc and presented their findings with elaborate and beautiful props in the class in a very confident manner. It was a wonderful activity and children enjoyed it a lot.

Class-II Activity Addition using deck cards 24th June 2021

Addition is one of the four basic operations of arithmetic, the other three being subtraction, multiplication and division. The addition of two whole numbers results in the total amount or sum of those values combined.

In order to make the concept clear, a Math activity using deck cards was conducted in the class. The students were first told to take rectangular cut outs to make cards. After that they were told to paste those cards on a A-4 size-sheet by putting addition sign in between. Then students added that using counting forward method.

Thus, this simple activity helped them to understand the concept of addition more clearly and evidently.

All students performed the activity with full enthusiasm.

Children thoroughly enjoyed the fun filled learning activity and spent their day

with experiential learning.

 

  

                                   

 

Grade I -V Jal Sansad Activity ‘Every Drop Counts’ June 24, 2021

“Water is life, don’t waste it!”

 

Even though the maximum area of the earth is covered with water, there is only a small portion of it that can be used by us.An activity to instill a sense of awareness and responsibility in the students towards the importance of saving water was conducted in all sections of grades I to V.

 

The activity a part of Jal Sansad was titled ‘Every Drop Counts’. It was an offline activity and the students were asked to share a video or picture related to the activity. They had to upload the given activity on Teams. The teachers explained the activity to the students and made them understand the importance of saving water by reusing it particularly with respect to the water being wasted from RO / water purifier.

 

The students shared interesting pictures and videos related to the activity.

They showed how water from the RO can be used to water plants as well as in cleaning the house. A few students shared pictures washing utensils with the RO waste water which had been collected in a big container.

 

Through this activity the students learned that water-saving is a universal responsibility of every person who lives on this Earth. In order to save water, we have to adapt various means that can help in maintaining the level of fresh water on Earth.

Grade IV EVS II (Science) Activity “Organ Systems” June 23, 2021

The human body is a complex machine, made up of several important organs. Different organs work together to perform a common function. We refer to an integrated unit as an organ system. Groups of organ systems work together to make complete, functional organisms, like us! There are 11 major organ systems in the human body.

The students of Grade IV learnt about major organ systems in a human body like- skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory and nervous system.

To build up the conceptual knowledge of the topic, an activity was conducted wherein, students were asked to exhibit a presentation using 3D models on any one of the organ systems in the online class.

The students participated in the activity enthusiastically and confidently and explicated the functions of different organ systems in a human body.

Students presented their presentation in innovative ways; they explained the organ systems using working models. Few students used clay and thermocol to give a 3-D effect to the organ systems.

The activity helped the students to showcase their creative skills, augment their speaking and thinking skills.        

Class-II Activity Addition on number line 22nd June 2021

The students of class-II did a Math activity on Addition on number line in the class. The students were told how to draw the number line in their notebook and explained how to do addition using the number line. This simple activity helped them to understand the concept of addition more clearly and evidently. Counting on number line is the playful method through which the child is learning addition of numbers. They all performed very well. The purpose of this activity was to enhance the mental ability and to create an environment where they can get detailed information about the concept. Children thoroughly enjoyed the fun filled learning activity and spent their day engaged in experiential learning.

Yoga-Celebration Of Life June 21, 2021

“The nature of yoga, is to shine the light of awareness, into the darkest corners of the body.” Education with a purpose, education that is all inclusive, education that revels in all colours of life; that is the education Shalom hopes to impart under the headship of its charismatic Founder and Chairperson Dr (Mrs.) Lilly George. Inspired and guided by her, Shalom celebrated International Yoga Day with the alumni. Sending her blessings to her dear children, MD ma’am expressed regret at missing this opportunity of meeting her children. She sent her best wishes to all and hoped all her blossomed flowers were safe and well. To make the culture and tradition of yoga alive, International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on 21 June. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. Yoga is not a religion, it’s a way of living that aims towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. The current students of the school welcomed the alumni with great zeal. As part of the celebration, a step-wise description and demonstration of various yoga aasanas was given by the Physical Education teachers of the school. The session was an invigorating one, enabling all to experience their inner energies becoming exuberant and ecstatic.

Pre-Primary Celebration of International Yoga Day 21st June 2021

“Yoga does not transform the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”

To stay strong and be strong it is important to build up our immunity. In the pursuit of the same, International Yoga Day was celebrated with our tiny tots of Pre-Primary on 21st June ’21 on the digital platform.

This year’s theme was “staying fit at home”. The students participated in Yoga sessions with great enthusiasm and energy.

The teachers helped the children understand how yoga helps them in their daily lives in maintaining physical fitness. It was indeed a pleasure to see the children showcasing an energetic and spirited performance!

Grade IV English Activity: Poem on Nature June 21, 2021

An activity to help the children explore their poetic side was conducted on 21st June 2021. This activity was conducted online in all the sections of grade 4. The students were given instructions a few days prior to the activity. They had to write a short self-composed poem on nature. The students were encouraged to write their poem on an A4 size sheet and illustrate it with beautiful drawings. The students presented their poems online in the virtual class. Most of the students composed interesting poems on Sun, rain, animals. They also wrote poems with the central idea highlighting the importance of saving nature. This activity gave the students an opportunity to express their creativity as well as to practice their presentation skills.

Role Play Activity on Vertebrates 21st June 2021

An interesting topic about vertebrates was introduced to the students of grade V. They learnt that organisms that have a backbone or spinal column, are called vertebrae, which include fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. To reinforce their learning and the content taught, a role play activity was conducted on 21st June 2021. Most of the students were dressed up as an animal/bird of his/her choice and they came forward and spoke a few lines about the habitat and adaptations of the vertebrates. The students very creatively planned their role and it was interesting to see a wide range of species virtually. Some children chose to completely transform themselves into an animal, while others just chose to keep it minimal and expressed themselves with the help of face painting. Happy and cheerful pictures of faces of the budding Science geniuses displaying their activity was received by the Science teachers. It was a fun filled activity for every participant. It helped to develop the children’s linguistics and naturalistic skills.

Grade IV EVS-II (Science) Activity “World Environment Day” June 18, 2021

The recent pandemic that the world has been dealing with for almost 1.5 years now has shown how disastrous the consequences of ecosystem loss can be. By shrinking the area of natural habitat for animals, we have created ideal conditions for pathogens, including coronaviruses to spread. To encourage awareness and environmental protection, World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year throughout the world. The first World Environment Day was observed in 1974, giving a global platform for inspiring positive change in the environment. The theme of World Environment Day, 2021 is “Ecosystem Restoration”. To sensitise children to the issues of deterioration of natural resources and care for living organisms, students of grade IV got involved in the activities to show their small contribution towards nature. As budding environmentalists, children presented various ways to create an eco- friendly living like following the 3R’s to conserve resources, reduce pollution and plant more trees. Also to show their care for other living beings in the environment, some children made beautiful bird feeders using their innovative ideas with plastic bottles, shoe-box and other available resources in their home. Children presented their project confidently in the class and shared efficient ways to save the environment. The activities helped the children hone their creative skills. The main objective of observing this day was to bring about a change in the attitude of children towards environment and advocate their partnership with the society to ensure a safe future.

Grade III Activity “Animals – Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores” 18th June 2021

Animals are living things and need food and water to live. All the animals are very important as they maintain a healthy ecosystem by maintaining healthy food chains. Animals have been classified into Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores on the basis of their eating habits. Students of class III did an interesting activity to enhance their learning skills and memorizing capabilities. Children made three columns (herbivores, carnivores, omnivores) in their EVS notebook beforehand, they were shown pictures of one category of animals at a time for 30 seconds where in they had to see the pictures carefully and write as many names as they could recollect in the respective column in 1-2 minutes. Then the same procedure was repeated for carnivores and omnivores. The activity was conducted successfully and enjoyed by the children who participated whole heartedly.

Poem Charades Grade: V English Activity 17th June 2021

Dreams can be like Charades in which we act out words rather than see or speak them. An act or a pretense is what Charade is. The students of grade V today participated in an activity called Poem Charades. The students had to enact a part of the poem – ‘Miss Leopard Goes to the City’, written by Junaid Yahya. It personifies a leopard. It also tries to invoke empathy for the animals and change the mind set of humans for animals. Our young scholars had a wonderful time acting out different characters and scenes from the poem. There was an array of masks made by the children, mime effect, animated expressions and voice modulation to enhance their performance. The enthusiasm was contagious as the children were cheering and clapping in appreciation for their classmates after each performance.

Class I-V Assembly - World Wind Day 15th June 2021

“Winds remind us that no matter how strong we claim to be but how fragile we are for real…. Happy Global Wind Day.” World Wind Day is celebrated every year on 15th June to make people aware about wind energy, its uses, power and its potential to change the world. World Wind Day is organized by Wind Europe (windeurope.org) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). In more than 75 countries, wind farms are in operation and energy is generated from a clean and renewable source. This day is a brilliant way to celebrate the use of wind, all over the world, and to give children an understanding of how wind turbines work. The students of classes I-V celebrated this day in morning assembly by making beautiful wind mills out of paper. They showed their assembled toys assembled ones too and shared their knowledge on the same with their peer group. Few made beautiful drawings too, showing the importance of wind energy. The children participated enthusiastically in the discussion related to the same in the virtual class. On Global Wind Day, let us take inspiration from wind which has the power to bring the change in this world.

Grade V Environmental Day Activity June 15, 2021

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5th every year to appreciate the role of Mother Nature in our lives and at the same time remind us of our duties towards it. This year the students of Grade V participated in various activities to celebrate World Environment Day and thoroughly enjoyed them as they learned something new from each activity. A choice was given to them from among three activities. Each activity was explained in detail by their respective Science teachers. The first activity demanded them to be ‘eco-warriors’ and state ways of how they can manage the waste of their houses to reduce it at their own level. The second activity stated that ‘Every Drop Counts’, where the students had to show how they reuse the wastewater from the RO filters. While the third activity mentioned steps of how the students could make compost at home and then use it to fertilize the plants in their houses. Each student meticulously chose an activity and uploaded pictures or videos regarding the same. The activity focused on practical applications that the students and their family members could make a part of their daily lives and thus make a difference to the environment.

BINGO ACTIVITY in class V on 14th June’2021

Practicing mental maths keeps our brain sharp and boosts learning capabilities. While mathematical skills are supposed to be a task of the left brain, mental math stimulates the right brain which is responsible for imagination, visualization, and creativity. There is a specific part of the brain that performs mental maths but if it is not developed properly at an early age, it can become a challenging task. For this reason, it is important to develop the ability to do mental maths in children while they are still young. To enhance their mental ability, a math activity ‘BINGO’ was conducted in all the sections of class V on 14th June’2021. The rules were explained to the students of the activity. Children created their own Bingo card consisting of three rows and four columns. They were asked to fill the Bingo card using random numbers ranging from 1 to 50. Some of the mental maths-related problems were given to the students and they were asked to cut or colour the answer of that question in their Bingo card. If all the numbers in any one of the rows, corners, and full ticket are coloured or crossed, they had to call it BINGO. The children decorated their Bingo cards beautifully. The activity was conducted in a much-disciplined manner. The children actively participated and enjoyed the activity.

Class V Activity - Exploring Imaginary Lines 16th and 17th June 2021.

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think - Albert Einstein A joyful and secure environment gives the children the freedom to be curious, to wonder, to find their own trajectory of exploration while making sense of their new world. A social science activity was planned in Grade V on exploring the Imaginary lines of the earth which helped the young minds to use their knowledge and reinforce the concepts of latitudes and longitudes. The main objective of conducting the activity was to identify the difference between latitudes and longitudes and find the location on a world map which is identified by a pair of map coordinates. Young learners inculcated the critical thinking skills and geographical skills and applied the higher order skills such as interpretation and synthesis of geographical information to understand earth’s physical and human patterns and processes. It was an exciting and a great learning experience for the students as learning in this way transforms them into lifelong learners.

International Olympics Day

“The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” International Olympics Day is observed on June 23 every year to celebrate sports and health. The occasion marks the day when International Olympic Committee was founded in 1894. The day aims at promoting sports and spreads the message of making sports an integral part of life. The day is celebrated to encourage more people to participate in the Olympic Games and spread awareness about the event and promote the Olympic Movement. Based on the three pillars – “move”, “learn” and “discover” – the National Olympic Committees are deploying sports, cultural and educational activities to encourage participation regardless of age, gender, social background, or sporting ability. The students of classes 1-5 participated in a healthy interaction on the above topic.They were told about the importance of sports and sportsmanship. They discussed about their love and passion for their favourite sport. Few of them used props and shared their views with their peer group and teachers.

National Endangered Species Day May 13, 2021

“We all have a responsibility to protect endangered species, both for their sake and for the sake of our own future generations.” -Loretta Lynch Many species have become endangered and many have slowly gone extinct. The fee of extinction is pretty excessive, both for the environment and mankind. This is a fact to fear about the lack of biodiversity especially prompted due to environmental exploitation. National Endangered Species Day, offers us the possibility to enhance our understanding about wildlife and endangered species and take key steps to sustain them. This day additionally acknowledges the countrywide conservation efforts to defend endangered species and their habitats. In order to raise awareness about the importance of conservation of endangered species, their habitat, and necessary measures for their protection, “National Endangered Species Day” was celebrated at Shalom Hills International School on May 13, 2021. The teachers showed informative and valuable presentation. It was followed by the students delivering speeches, sharing opinions and facts through presentation made concerning the day. Students are well versed with the modern situation and they showed enthusiasm in discussing the issues and listing opportunities to lower the exploitation.

Classes I-V Assemblies-Eid Ul Fitr, International Day of families and World Telecommunication Day 13th May 2021

Eid ul Fitr
Eid al-Fitr, also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast“, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan and the beginning of Shawwal, the tenth Islamic month. On Eid ul Fitr, Muslims thank Allah for the holy Quran and joyously celebrate the festival.
International Day of families
International Day of Families, observed every year on 15 May, provides an opportunity to raise awareness, about the issues related to the families and, to increase knowledge about the social, economic and demographic processes that affect them.
World Telecommunication Day
World Telecommunication Day, is observed every year on 17 May. It marks, the founding of ITU when the first International Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris on 17 May, 1865. It is also known as World Telecommunication, and International Society Day.
The students of classes I- discussed the significance of these days V in morning assembly. The children made the discussions very interactive and interesting by speaking confidently and presenting beautiful props.

National Technology Day May 11, 2021

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” – William Pollard In order to applaud the achievements and contributions of Indians to science and technology, ‘National Technology Day’ was celebrated at Shalom Hills International School on May 11, 2021. This day serves as a reminder of India joining the elite group of nations with nuclear weapons, when three successful nuclear tests were conducted at the Indian Army's Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan under Operation Shakti, followed by two more nuclear tests on May 13. The tests were spearheaded by the late President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. The students celebrated the day by remembering the historic moment and by delivering speeches on ‘National Technology Day’ virtually during the Class assembly. Students spoke about the innovations and the advancement happening in the field of technology. A Power Point Presentation on Technology was also shown in the classes. The teachers and the students expressed their views on technological development and the need of Nuclear Power. Students enthusiastically participated in the discussion and celebrated the day with pride.

Class I-V Assembly - International Nurses Day May 03, 2021

“Nursing is caring…but it takes more than a caring person to be a nurse”. International Nurses Day celebrated on May 12 in honour Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, is a tribute to all of the nurses around the world and the incredible work they do. Nurses bring so much to our lives, and the lives of the people that we love, and so it is only right that we have a day that honours them and recognizes all of their efforts! In 2020 and 2021, we have seen the devastations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. In almost two years since the pandemic began in 2020, the world has seen over 160 million corona virus cases and over 3 million deaths worldwide. The pandemic has burdened our health infrastructure unlike ever before. However, despite the magnitude of the situation, our health workers — doctors, nurses and others — have been at the forefront fighting the virus and saving lives. Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system who have been risking their lives for months. Amid this backdrop, the International Nurses Day 2021 assumes great significance. The students of classes 1-5 celebrated the day to express their deep gratitude for nurses and health workers around the world.

Grade I English Activity- Show What You Know May 11, 2021

Prepositions play a vital role in grammar. They are the vital markers to the structure of a sentence. In order to enhance the knowledge of students about prepositions and for a better understanding of the concept, an activity ‘Show What You Know’, was conducted for the students of grade I on 11th May, 2021. The students used different objects which were easily available at home for the activity, for example: their toys, bowls, glasses etc. They were given a few prepositions and they had to place the objects according to the given position words. All of them were successful at placing the objects as instructed by their teachers. The children participated actively in this activity and could understand the different position words clearly. With the help of this activity, the listening skills of the students was fostered and therefore a constant attentiveness was seen during the activity. This hands-on activity helped the students’ minds grow and they joyfully learnt prepositions.

Classes: I-V Mother’s Day Art & Craft Activities

“GOD could not be everywhere and therefore He made Mothers.” Mom is like a super hero who knows how to fix everything in the world. She is not only our creator but our teacher, our mentor, our best friend and much more. Although, each day ought to be Mother’s Day, this one day is special for all the children and mothers, as it celebrates the everlasting bond of love and affection. On this Mother’s Day during this hard time, we at Shalom Hills International School seized the opportunity to celebrate every magical gesture of our mothers. During the virtual Art & Craft classes the students of classes I & II learnt to prepare beautiful cards while Class III-V students learnt to prepare Certificates for their mothers. They also wrote heart warming messages for their mothers. The bright splash of colors symbolized the spirit of excitement in the students.

Classes I-V Assembly: National Technology Day May 10, 2021

"Change is crucial. It brings new thought; new thought leads to innovative actions." – Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam The students of classes I-V discussed the importance of technology in our lives in morning assembly. They also shared various roles being played by the technology in the current scenario. National Technology Day is celebrated every year on May 11 to highlight the achievements of engineers and scientists in the field of technology and science. On this day in 1998, India carried out the Pokhran nuclear tests - a series of five explosions at the Indian Army's Pokhran Test Range. Former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, lovingly known as India's 'Missile Man', spearheaded the Pokhran nuclear tests. The then prime minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, declared India a nuclear state, making it the sixth country to join the elite 'nuclear club'. National Technology Day is not just for scientists and engineers but also for anyone associated with ideating, innovating, and facilitating the dissemination of knowledge, information and taking the products or benefits to people at the grassroots level.

Class I-V Assembly - World Laughter Day and Labour Day May 03, 2021

“Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.”– Kenneth Branagh More than 70 countries around the world celebrate World Laughter Day on the first Sunday of May to raise awareness about laughter and its many healing benefits. Laughter is good for your health. In fact, it is really one of the best medicines in the world. It strengthens your immune system, boosts your mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. Nothing works faster to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free and easy to use. Labour Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labour movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The students of classes I-V discussed the importance of being happy in morning assembly. They also shared various facts about Labour Day.

Grade IV-Weaving Activity April 28, 2021

The students of grade IV had learnt about clothes and the different types of fibres that help to make fabrics for these clothes. They also learnt about how various fibres are made into fabrics with the help of weaving and knitting techniques. Thus to reinforce their concepts, a ‘Weaving Activity’ was conducted. The students were shown power point presentation explaining the procedure. Following the instructions of their respective science teachers, they observed the demonstration of the activity and then whole heartedly completed the activity. The little weavers excelled in their art and brought forward vibrant coloured woven mats for display. With the help of this activity, they understood the method of weaving better. The activity enriched their cognitive and fine motor skills. The students and teachers both, thoroughly enjoyed the execution of the activity.

Class I-V Assembly - World Laughter Day and Labour Day May 03, 2021

“Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.”– Kenneth Branagh More than 70 countries around the world celebrate World Laughter Day on the first Sunday of May to raise awareness about laughter and its many healing benefits. Laughter is good for your health. In fact, it is really one of the best medicines in the world. It strengthens your immune system, boosts your mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. Nothing works faster to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free and easy to use. Labour Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labour movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The students of classes I-V discussed the importance of being happy in morning assembly. They also shared various facts about Labour Day.

Grade IV English: Declamation Activity (Earth Day) 26th April -2nd May 2021

On the occasion of Earth Day, an English Declamation activity was held for all the sections of grade 4 from 26th April to 2nd May. The students had to make a small video on the topic ‘Save Earth’. They had to record their views on the importance of saving Earth and looking after its limited resources. This activity was a part of Earth Day celebrations. The students were encouraged to express their thoughts and ideas. They could also use props to show the importance of stopping pollution of all kinds. Most of the students uploaded the video on teams in the Declamation activity folder. The children spoke confidently about saving Earth and keeping it clean. Most of them also spoke about saving Earth from the current ongoing covid pandemic. This activity helped to sensitize the children on the importance of saving Earth and keeping it clean and green.

Grade I English Activity- All about My Pet April 28, 2021

‘All about My pet’ activity was conducted for Class I students during which children showcased their artistic and oratory skills by speaking about their favourite pet animal. They were shown different pet animals to make them understand the concept of Pet Animal effectively. This activity helped to kindle their imagination and transform it into beautiful pictures of their favourite pet animal. The children enthusiastically participated in the activity. This activity helped children to get involved in some kind of drawing which was extremely enjoyable to them. Drawing their favourite pet and speaking a few lines on it helped them to develop both their artistic and oratory skills. Children really had a wonderful time performing this activity.

Grade IV Math Activity "Puzzlomania" 26th April 2021

Mathematical puzzles make up an integral part of recreational mathematics. They are sometimes used to motivate students in enhancing Math problem solving techniques, sharpen their memory and to increase mental acuity. "Puzzlomania” activity was conducted in all sections of grade IV. This activity was basically conducted to check the understanding of different concepts related to numbers and numeration taught to them. Students were briefed about the activity 2 days prior and were told to be ready with the crossword puzzle on A-4 size sheet. Questions related to chapter Numbers and Numeration (like place value, face value, periods, Indian and International place value chart) were displayed on the screen and they were told to solve the crossword in the allotted time. Students participated enthusiastically and enjoyed the activity. They decorated the crossword and displayed beautiful artwork and found this Math crossword puzzle both fun and challenging.

Grade I-V: Mahavir Jyanti Day April 26, 2021

Mahavir Janma Kalyanak is one of the most important religious festivals in Jainism. It celebrates the birth of Mahavir, the twenty-fourth and last Tirthankara of present Avasarpi??. It is celebrated on the 13th day of the waxing (rising) half of Hindu month of Chaitra which usually occurs in either late March or early April. Mahavir Jayanti is a festival marked with prayers and fasting. An assembly was conducted on 26th April for Grades I-V to celebrate the auspicious occasion and make students aware about the significance of the day. Students presented information related to the festival through props and Power Points efficiently.

Grade I-V: English Language, World Book and Copyright Days April 23, 2021

“Language is a roadmap of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going” A special assembly was conducted on 23rd April for Grades I-V to celebrate and create awareness about the English language, World Book and Copyright Days. Students were involved in presenting power point presentations on these days. English Language Day is observed annually on April 23 to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity by exploring the language. In the morning assembly, students spoke about the importance of this day and shared with the class about the history, culture and achievements associated with the language. In 1995, UNESCO decided to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day on this date to mark the birth and death anniversaries of several renowned authors. World Book Day continues to encourage children and young people to read. It was indeed an informative session for them which they enjoyed thoroughly.

Grade I-V Assembly Presentation (Sachin Tendulkar’s Birthday) April 23, 2021

As part of creating General Awareness among the students about important persons and events in history, a PPT on Sachin Tendulkar was shown in all grades from 1 to 5 on the eve of his birthday which falls on 24th April. Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. Two students from each grade spoke important facts relating to Sachin Tendulkar and showed the posters that they had made of the cricketing legend. The students enjoyed talking about Sachin Tendulkar and learning interesting facts about him.

Grade: V English Activity - Declamation 22nd April 2021

“Environment is no one’s property to destroy; it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect.” To commemorate Earth Day, grade V students of Shalom hills International School took part in a declamation activity on the topic- Today’s Cure, Tomorrow’s Prevention. The young scholars spoke freely about their feelings for their environment and legacy of the future generations. They expressed themselves with the help of props- drawings, craft work and short poems. The scholars spoke with a lot of passion expressing and emphasizing the importance of a healthy environment for a healthy, happy earth life.

Grade I English Activity- Guess That Article April 22, 2021

An art integrated activity - ‘Guess That Article’, was conducted for the students of class 1 on 22nd April 2021. Articles are special modifiers that appear before nouns or noun phrases. Like other adjectives, they help clarify the meaning of the noun in a sentence. Learning and consciously applying a few basic principles can help one improve his/her article usage significantly. Keeping the important characteristics of articles in mind, Guess That Article activity was conducted for the students of class 1. All the students were shown different pictures and asked to identify the suitable articles to be used for the same. They enthusiastically identified the pictures and shared the suitable articles to be used with them. Through this activity, the teachers could introduce children to the correct use of articles. This wonderful activity was thoroughly enjoyed by the students.

Earth Day Assembly Class III-V April 22, 2021

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein Every year, Earth Day is celebrated on 22nd April at Shalom Hills International School to remind the students of their duties towards ‘Mother Nature.’ As a part of environmental education, Earth Day was celebrated through educational and action-oriented activities both through the online and offline modes. A myriad of activities was conducted in the classes. Students of class III-V indulged in offline craft activity by making paper bags stating ‘Every Day, Earth Day’. Students celebrated the power of green by singing songs, reciting poems, presenting speeches and sharing videos in the morning assembly. Students expressed their views by making short speeches in both English and Hindi. Children learnt the importance of preserving the planet earth through the fun-filled activities.

Grades 1- V Earth Day Celebration 22nd April 2021

“Nature is our mother and to save our mother Earth is our responsibility." -Chaitali Bari To uphold the responsibility toward our Mother Earth, each year 22nd April is celebrated as the Earth Day. The day aims, to raise awareness among masses about climate change and global warming and inspires all to act towards the protection of the environment while focusing on the need for conservation. The theme for this year's Earth Day is "Restore Our Earth" which focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world's ecosystems. Our Little Shalomites celebrated Earth Day with full zest through a special assembly conducted in grades I to V. All the students took the Green Oath and pledged to become global citizens working for the cause of sustainable development. The students virtually engaged in meaningful activities to show their love and respect for Mother Earth. Students prepared power point presentation, slogans, posters and other props for the presentation. They expressed their views through speeches, beautiful poems in English and Hindi, and agreed to prioritize earth protection. A Quiz was also conducted in class V to test their knowledge of facts about the importance of nature. Students were able to understand the importance and need for celebrating Earth Day. “Earth rejoices our words, breathing and peaceful steps. Let every breath, every word and every step make the mother earth proud of us.”

Grade IV English Activity: Illustrations of Evening Sounds April 20, 2021

An activity based on the poem - ‘The Sounds in the Evening’ written by the famous poet Eleanor Farjeon, was conducted in grade 4 on 20th April 2021. This was an online activity in which the students had to make any four drawings of the sounds that they hear in the evening. They also had to label the sounds along with the illustrations. This activity was interesting for the students as it involved recognizing the everyday sounds that the children hear. A few students also spoke about the harmful effects of noise pollution. The students uploaded their posters with colorful illustrations on teams in the given folder. This activity gave the students an opportunity to express their creativity as well as helped them to practice their speaking skills.

Special Assembly -World Heritage Day April 19, 2021

The International Day for monuments and sites also known as World Heritage Day, observed on 18 April each year around the world, is a building block for peace and sustainable development. It is a source of identity and dignity for local communities, a wellspring of knowledge and strength to be shared. To honor the presence of cultural heritage in our country, India, and to generate awareness about its preservation among young scholars, a special assembly was organized in the primary wing of Shalom Hills International School on 19th April. The Shalomites from Grades I-V participated enthusiastically in this assembly. The students, with the help of posters, speeches and props showcased the importance of the day and also shared information about few important monuments. They also shared their views on how to protect the rich heritage of our nation. Students rightly quoted- “Every Indian citizen should be proud of the heritage sites of his/her country and take steps towards the protection of these assets.” The assembly was overall an enriching experience for everyone.

Grade I English Activity- Let’s Express April 16, 2021

An art integrated activity - ‘Let’s Express’, was conducted for the students of class 1 on 16th April 2021. The ability to convey emotions through facial expressions is an important part of effective communication. A person’s expression provides non-verbal cues that indicate their mood or even health. A big smile that shows teeth conveys joy, for example, while a grimace can be a sign of pain or anger. It’s important that kids are able to understand emotions and convey them properly. Keeping all these important characteristics of facial expressions in mind, ‘Let’s Express’ activity was conducted for the students of class 1. In this activity, all the students drew a few emojis depicting happiness, sadness and anger in their English notebooks. They enthusiastically drew the pictures and also wrote the names of the emotions below them. Through this activity, the teachers could introduce children to emotions and help them in recognizing them. This art integrated activity was thoroughly enjoyed by the students.

Grade IV EVS-II (Science) Activity “Types of Leaves” April 15, 2021

Leaves are the plant’s solar panels and food factory. Nature has provided plants with wide variety of leaves in terms of their size, shape, colour and pattern. The chapter on ‘Plants’ gave the students of Grade IV an insight to the primary function of leaves. Children were introduced to the basic two types of leaves i.e., simple and compound leaves on the basis of the distribution of leaf lamina. To help children understand the structure of a leaf better and to reinforce their learning about leaves, an activity was conducted on 15th April, 2021. Each student was told to observe and collect at least four different types of leaves from their surroundings and paste them on A-3 sized sheet or a chart paper. Students meticulously completed their activity creatively and imaginatively. Not only did they add colours to their activity but also applied knowledge by labelling the parts of the various leaves and describing their structures and types. The activity widened their thinking and observational skills due to which they were able to identify the parts and functions of a leaf. The students participated in the activity cheerfully and the objective of learning by doing was fulfilled.

Grades: I - V Special Assembly - Pohela Boishakh and Himachal Day 15th April 2021

Pahela Baishakh or Poila Baishak is the first day of the Bengali calendar which originated in ancient India. 'Boishakh' is the first month in the ancient Hindu Bengali and Nepali calendar. This festival is celebrated on 14 or 15 April in the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura, and Assam, and by people of Bengali origin throughout the world. Celebration of Pahela Baishakh traces its roots back to the 7th Century. The festival is celebrated with processions, fairs and family time. The traditional greeting for Bengalis in the new year is "Shubho Noboborsho" which is literally "Happy New Year". The special assembly organized for the young scholars of primary wing on 15th April 2021, apprised them about the importance of different cultures- ‘Unity in Diversity’. The other importance of the day is that on this day in the year 1971 Himachal Pradesh, which was a province since 1948, obtained statehood. This day is celebrated with a lot of patriotic fervor in the state’s capital of Shimla with parades and local events also organized in the cities, towns, and villages to mark this significant day.

Class-II Abacus Activity 15th April 2021

The students of class-II performed a Math Abacus activity. Abacus is a simple device for calculating and consists of a frame with rows of wires with beads strung. The students were told to show a 3-digit number by drawing abacus and putting bindis or drawing beads in their notebooks. They were explained about various places of numbers on it. Students learnt how to represent a number on the abacus. This simple activity helped them to understand the concept of abacus more clearly and evidently. The purpose of this activity was to enhance the mental ability of the children and to create an environment where they can get detailed information about the concept and learn in a better way. Children thoroughly enjoyed the fun-filled learning activity and spent their day engaged with experiential learning.

Inter-dynasty competition- Ling-O-Pedia April 15, 2021

"Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom." -Roger Bacon Language is a medium that connects the world and entwines cultures. It is proof of a rich heritage and civilization. Learning different languages permits us to broaden our horizons, to know about new cultures and to connect us to the global citizens. Hence, an inter-dynasty competition was organized as an initiative to bring together the Shalom Family for a fiesta of knowledge and learning through “LING-O-PEDIA” for Grades 6-10. This competition aimed at providing the students an opportunity to explore Hindi, Sanskrit and French to augment their vocabulary. In the first round, one student was given a word. The next student had to tell a word in the respective language with the last letter of the word given. The round continued till the students were able to provide the words. Finally, three students were shortlisted, who will compete in the next and the final round which will be held in the coming week. The criteria of judgment were based on the extent of vocabulary and spontaneity. The students took keen interest and enjoyed the activity. They were interactive and participative throughout the event.

Grade V Social Science Enrichment Activity-“Exploring Marine Life” 13th and 15th April 2021

“As I breathe in the salty air Let me look, look, look at the ocean see the sea and explore for its fun to dive from the top to the ocean floor!” As a new academic year unfolds, our children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. To enhance the knowledge and creativity of the young scholars, an online activity “Exploring the Marine Life” was conducted for Grade V on 13 and 15 April 2021. The children came dressed up as Marine animals and enjoyed enacting them using their props, banners, posters etc. They even spoke few lines about the animal they dressed up as. The activity turned out exceptionally well as the enthusiastic learners presented and showcased their talents. The students came to know about the many amazing creatures that call the ocean home, which encouraged them to think about how their actions impact the environment. The children who know more about the world around them, will be more invested in keeping it clean and safe for the wildlife that lives there.

Special Events’ Assembly Classes – I To V 13th April 2021

“A festival is an occasion of enjoyment and celebration which promotes social interaction and harmony.” Celebrating events and festivals in schools has become an integral part of learning and building a strong cultural belief in children. Such celebrations bring students closer to traditional and cultural beliefs. With this aim, a special assembly was conducted by the students of classes I-V to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti and Baisakhi, the first month of the Hindu calendar, called by different names in different parts of the country. Students explained how Baisakhi, Naba Barsha, Bihu are celebrated in Punjab, Bengal and Assam respectively, and Ugadi. The students showcased the importance of these festivals with the help of posters, speeches, props and placards. They were also given information about Dr B.R Ambedkar on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti. Students also paid tribute to the civilians who lost their lives in Jallianwala Bagh Massacre during the assembly. The students gained a lot of knowledge and information through this special assembly.

Grade I Math Activity- Fantastic Zero April 12, 2021

A Math activity - Fantastic zero, was held for Class I students. With the help of live examples, the teachers explained to the children that zero has no value. The concept was clarified with the help of story narration using props. Through this activity, children were able to enhance their imaginary skills and transform them into a beautiful narration of short stories explaining the concept of zero. Fantastic Zero activity enhanced the artistic and oratory skills of the children. The objective of this activity was that the students will be able to identify the number zero, identify groups with zero objects and represent the number zero. Children enthusiastically participated in the activity and thoroughly enjoyed it. Giving wings to their imagination, they framed short sentences to explain the concept of zero. Children really had a wonderful time doing this activity.

Class – V Flower Dissection Activity April 12, 2021

After a refreshing session break as the kids joined their new classes, they learnt about how plants reproduce and how a flower plays a vital role in the process. To reinforce their learning of various parts of a flower the students of grade V indulged in a dissection activity where step by step they observed the four whorls of the flowers. The students were mesmerised seeing the intricate beauty of nature in the plant world and were excited to see all the parts of the flowers, that they had studied and seen in textbooks, coming to life. As they observed the reproductive parts of the flowers all doubts were resolved through this activity under the guidance of their science teachers who demonstrated the dissection of the flower for the students.

Class – I to V Special Assembly - International Day of Human Space Flight 12th April 2021

“The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the greatest adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space.” – John F. Kennedy. Human spaceflight is one of the most amazing achievements of the 20th century. 12th April every year marks the celebration of mankind venturing into a new era of space, science and technology. This day commemorates cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s historical orbital flight in 1961 and is celebrated as The International Day of Human Space Flight as declared by the UN General Assembly. The Shalomitees from Grades I-V participated in this informative assembly organized to enlighten them about how space exploration can help create a better world. The students, with the help of posters, speeches, props showcased the importance of science and technology for improving the life on Earth. The assembly aimed to promote aspirations to explore and maintain outer space for peaceful purposes and to inspire the quest for excellence and the passion to pursue a dream.

Grade I Maths Activity- My Bundle Of Tens And Ones April 6, 2021

Activities enable students to think from different angles. Some interactive and interesting activities can inspire Math in students to greater achievement. During Virtual classes activities are the best way to teach children to embrace Math, as they are young and eager to experience new ideas and skills. To introduce tens and ones, an activity “My bundle of tens and ones”, was conducted in class I (All sections), in which children were supposed to make bundles of pencils, crayons or ice- cream sticks. Suppose if number 35 is given to them, then they have to make 3 bundles (each of 10 sticks) and one of 5 sticks. In the virtual classes, questions were flashing on the screen while the students were enthusiastically showing their bundles through the camera. Each child participated in the activity with full energy. Students enjoyed the activity which enhanced their logical and analytical skills.

Medicinal Importance of Plants April 07, 2021

As the students began their new session virtually, they were introduced to the chapter ‘Plants’. Already aware about the parts and functions of a plant like stem, root, flower and leaf,they shared and discussed the uses of plants. An online show and tell activityon ‘Medicinal Importance of Plants’ was conducted on 7thApril 2021, in which the students had to share the medicinal importance of the plants.Students participated enthusiastically in the activity and confidentlyshared the importance of common plants like Basil, Aloe-Vera, mint, coriander, marigold, neem etc. in the class. This activity helped students to identify plants and understand the mutual relation we share with plants. The activity also connected the students with their environment and realize the benefits of plants for our health. As April 7 is also observed as World Heath Day, it was a good opportunity to make the students understand the important role played by the plants for our healthy lives.

Special Assembly - World Table Tennis Day Grades: I to V 6th April 2021

World Table Tennis Day is annually celebrated on April 6 since 2015, also marking the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.The day is celebrated to promote the sport and build enthusiasm in players. Shalom Hills International School also organized a special assembly for the young scholars of primary wing on 6th April 2021 to apprise them about the importance of table tennis as a sport and also putting the focus on experiencing the joy of playing table tennis as a regular sport. The children enthusiastically participated in the special assembly and expressed their joy and excitement by sharing relevant information and facts related to table tennis.The students also made posters and slogans for the same. The assembly was concludedwith the ShalomAnthem.

Grade I English Activity- My Virtual Bon Voyage March 9, 2021

Creative writing develops creative thoughts. It suggests alternatives and broadens the thought process and problem-solving abilities. Keeping all these benefits of creative writing in mind, an activity - 'My Virtual Bon Voyage' was conducted for the students of class 1 on 9th March, 2021. As we are close to the end of this session, through this activity, the students were given the opportunity to express their thoughts and experiences of the virtual classes in the form of creative writing. The students wrote a few sentences in their English notebooks following all the important rules of writing. They beautifully expressed their thoughts and also shared them with their classmates. They shared their favourite moments spent during the virtual classes and their learning experience. This activity allowed the children to express their opinions and develop their writing and their logical skills. The children thoroughly enjoyed this activity.

Classes: I-II Special Assembly Celebration of International Women's Day 8th March 2021

Every year on 8th March International Women's Dayis celebrated. The purpose of the day is to uphold women's achievements, recognize challenges, and focus on women's rights. The theme of the International Women's Day for 2021 is, 'Choose to Challenge'. This states that women are responsible for their own thoughts and actions every day, and they challenge the world every day. The theme, further signifies, that women can choose to challenge gender bias and inequality in the world. People need to celebrate women's achievements to make the world a better place to live in, with equality. A special assembly was conducted in Classes I and II wherein In ternational Women's Day was celebrated by the students using various props, speeches and PowerPoint presentations. The students also did an exciting activity of making a little paper purse for their special women with a small beautiful message on it. Students had a very pleasant and fun-filled day. The assembly was very informative and made everyone aware about the rights of the women.

International Women’s Day Grade VI – XII March 8, 2021

Better the Balance,Better the World. The International Women’s Day is not only about celebrating the achievements of women in every field but also to reflect and amplify on various issues that emancipate them and hinder the realization of equality. The Shalomitesform Grades VI-XII participated on this didactic day revealing their insights and thoughts of a better world with equal opportunities for all. Different activities categorized with subject importance were held in all the classes. Shalomites spoke about women excelling in different fields – Science, Government, Sports, Literature, Philanthropists, Activists, etc. They made posters, debated on women being an integral part of growth, changes in their employment standards, and their safety and security. The students’ approach and conscience surely envisage a better futuristic society.

Class:I-II Special Assembly World Book Day 4th March 2021

World Book Day, initiated on April 23, 1995, by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is a charity event held annually in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the first Thursday in March. On World Book Day, every child in full-time education in the UK is given a voucher to be spent on books. The mission is to give every child and young person a book of their own. This year, a special assembly was conducted in classes I and II to underline the need and the importance ofthe wonderful power of books and the joy of reading. It's especially meant to help encourage a love of reading in children.Students actively participated in this special assembly delivering speeches on the significance of the day.

Classes:I-II Special Assembly - National Defense Day 3rd March 2021

National Defense Day(India) is observed on March 3 every year. To commemorate this day world’s largest and tallest Indian tricolour was unfurled at Town Park in Faridabad. It was hoisted at a height of 250 feet making it the largest and the highest hoisted Indian flag in the world. In classes I and II a special assembly was conducted on March 3, 2021. Through various speeches, students made everyoneawareabout the Mission of the National Defense Academy and the importance of this force in safeguarding of our country.The National Defense Academy provides basic service training to assist in developing the character, initiative, self-confidence and, above all, qualities of leadership in the future officers. The children pledged to assist them as and when required as responsible citizens of our country.Students actively participated using various placards for the same. We respect and salute the bravery and sacrifice of all those soldiers who are tirelessly protecting us from any threats from our enemies.

Grade I English Activity- Handwriting Competition March2, 2021

Handwriting is an important part of literacy and an essential skill for life. Handwriting skills are an important developmental task and activity for children. Through handwriting, they can express themselves and communicate with the world around them clearly. A Handwriting competition was conducted in all the sections of Grade 1. The teachers explained to the students the importance and rules of neat handwriting. They were guided about the punctuation marks through this activity. The children were given an opportunity to choose any passage from a lesson or a poem from their textbook and write it in their notebooks following the rules. Children wrote the passage neatly in the given time. They were excited to share their work with their Class Teachers.

Classes: I-II Zero Discrimination Day 1st March 2021

Zero Discrimination Day is an annual day celebrated by the United Nations and other international organizations. The day aims to promote equality before the law and in practice, throughout all the member countries of the UN. A special assembly was conducted in Classes I and II on 1st March 2021 whereinZero Discrimination Day was celebrated by the students using various props, speeches and PowerPoint presentation to highlight the important issues faced both by India and the world. The assembly was very informative and made everyone aware about the rights of the girl child and why education is important for one and all.

Grade V Virtual Tour to Pacific Ocean February 26, 2021

“What we learn with pleasure, we never forget.” Online technologies have removed the barriers of time, cost and location from the learning activities and experiences available to the students. The virtual trip brings real-life experiences to the application and understanding of course concepts. Virtual trips hold a place in our 21st-century classrooms and can create an interactive, stimulating and enriching learning experience for the students. Keeping this in view, a virtual tour for the students of Class V was planned to the ocean world wherein they found mysteries that abound in the ocean. As we all know trips and tours are important for interactive and new learning, social interaction and exposure. Remote diving is the new remote working. Student response to the virtual field trip was overwhelmingly positive as they experienced the ocean and its astounding life forms from the comfort of their homes through a little armchair travel.

GradeI-V: National Science Day 26th February 2021

‘The Science of Today is the Technology of Tomorrow.’ -Edward Teller National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by the Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928. For his discovery, Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. The theme for the National Science Day 2021 is "Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills, and Work". On account of National Science Day a special assembly was organized by the students of the middle wing on 26th February 2021. It started with the prayer, Pledge, Thought for the day, News, and significance of the day. In the spirit of the day the teachers informed the students about the significance of the day and the Nobel laureate, Sir C V Raman. They shared information about the importance of science and its uses in daily life and also talked about Science movies, lab equipment, the night sky, and much more. A Quiz was conducted on Teams and a documentary was shown to students. They delivered speeches on the theme of National Science Day. Overall, the assembly focused on spreading a message about the importance of science used in our daily lives.

GradeI-V: Birthday of Guru Ravidas Jayanti and World NGO Day 26th February 2021

Guru Ravidas Jayanti marks the birthday of the Indian mystic poet-Sant Ravidas, and is celebrated on Magh Purnima. A renowned poet, his written verses are included in Sikh scriptures, Guru Granth Sahib. This day also coincides with the World NGO Day,an international calendar day annually observed on 27 February. Officially recognized and declared by the 12 member countries of the IX Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in 2010, and first time marked by the UN, EU leaders and international organizations in 2014. Sant Ravidas Jayanti and World NGO Day were celebrated by the students of middle wing with great devotion and fervour on Friday, 26th February 2021. The event started with the prayer followed by a PowerPoint presentation about Sant Ravidas Ji and World NGO Day. Shalomities remembered the teachings of Ravidas which remind us time and again that the essence of all religionslies in oneness of God. Students gave speeches on the importance of both the days. Students were explained that an NGO is an independent and usually non-profit organisation, which aims to address social or political issue. The assembly apprised the students about the significance of both the days.

GradeI-V: Birth Anniversary of Imam Hazrat Ali 26th February 2021

“No words can express a fraction of the characteristics of this great Imam; he was the epitome of eloquence, bravery, wisdom, justice, and equality". Hazrat Ali is a Muslim religious dignitary who is held in high esteem by the Islamic community across India and beyond. Ali is respected for his knowledge, courage, belief, honesty, deep loyalty to Muhammad, unbending devotion to Islam and equal treatment of all Muslims. He was also known for his generosity since he believed in forgiving his defeated enemies. People in India celebrate the birthday of Hazrat Imam Ali with great respect and honour due to the services he rendered to the Islamic religion as a whole. To celebrate this festival, the students of middle wing organised a beautiful special assembly. With their short speeches, students conveyed the teachings of Ali and encouraged all to embrace kindness, compassion, mercy, gratitude, thankfulness and courage.The assembly concluded with the Shalom Anthem. All the children participated with full enthusiasm.

Class: V - Tambola Making Activity February 25, 2021

“Play is our brain's favourite way of learning" A great way to give students meaningful opportunities to apply their learning is to make learning fun! When teachers use activities that make learning engaging and fun, students show more interest and are more willing to participate. Having fun while learning also helps students retain information better because the process is enjoyable and memorable.Game-Based Learning also plays an important role in teaching by making students to collaborate, communicate, interact, work in teams and develop their imagination. As such, aTambolaactivity was conducted in class V. Students made their innovative Tambola tickets and enjoyed this fun way of playing with numbers. Students enjoyed the activity and participated with great zeal.

Class – V Online Recreational Puzzles February 24,2021

“It’s always the small pieces that make the bigger picture.” An end-of-day fun activity was planned to indulge the students of Grade V to know about their country and its image on the world map, in a play way method. An online sliding puzzle activity was shared with the students through a link where they all enjoyed immensely trying to put in the pieces of India’s map together to see all the states. Most students finished the puzzle within a few minutes.In continuation, the teachers also played ‘ATLAS’ with them. The students were reinvigorated and dispersed from the online classes with smiling faces.

Grade I English Activity- Ambitious You February 23, 2021

A speaking activity -‘Ambitious You’, was conducted for the students of class 1 on 23rd February 2021. We often think of ambition as a characteristic of older children, but very young children too can be incredibly ambitious. Every time a young child masters a new skill, it’s an opportunity to help them savour the feeling of accomplishment that comes from learning that new skill. Keeping this fact in mind, a speaking activity was conducted in which the students shared their ambition and future goals. The children shared that along with adopting an occupation, they will also inculcate good values and become good citizens of the nation. They spoke confidently about their ambition. The children dressed up in different attires and also used attractive props which enhanced their performance. Through this activity, the students couldaugment their fluency, vocabulary and pronunciation. It was a fun filled activity which was thoroughly enjoyed by every student.

Grade V End-of-Day Fun Activity

“It’s always the small pieces that make the bigger picture.” An end-of-day fun activity was planned to indulge the students of Grade V to know about their country and its image on the world map, in a play way method. An online sliding puzzle activity was shared with the students through a link where they all enjoyed immensely trying to put in the pieces of India’s map together to see all the states. Most students finished the puzzle within a few minutes.In continuation, the teachers also played ‘ATLAS’ with them. The students were reinvigorated and dispersed from the online classes with smiling faces.

Grade 1 Activity-Mystery Data 22nd February 2021

Activities enable students to think from different angles. Interactive and interesting activities can inspire Math in students to greater achievement while learning new things through play way method. To introduce the conceptof Data Handling,an activity-“Mystery Data”, was conducted in all the sections of class I.First,word data was introduced and explained tothe childrenwith the help of an example. Then a picture of a classroom was shown to the children from which they were required to point out the things present in it. After this a data chart was shown by the teacher where each thing with its quantity was mentioned,like 20 tables,24 chairs etc. They also played a game where in they were asked to count the total number of fans in their house, pillows on the bed etc. With the help of this activity the concept of Data Handlingwas made clear.Children were really very excited to answer the questions regarding the picture shown to them and the game they played virtually. Children enjoyed the activity which enhanced their logical and analytical skills.

Grade 1 Activity-Mystery Data 22nd February 2021

Activities enable students to think from different angles. Interactive and interesting activities can inspire Math in students to greater achievement while learning new things through play way method. To introduce the conceptof Data Handling,an activity-“Mystery Data”, was conducted in all the sections of class I.First,word data was introduced and explained tothe childrenwith the help of an example. Then a picture of a classroom was shown to the children from which they were required to point out the things present in it. After this a data chart was shown by the teacher where each thing with its quantity was mentioned,like 20 tables,24 chairs etc. They also played a game where in they were asked to count the total number of fans in their house, pillows on the bed etc. With the help of this activity the concept of Data Handlingwas made clear.Children were really very excited to answer the questions regarding the picture shown to them and the game they played virtually. Children enjoyed the activity which enhanced their logical and analytical skills.

Grade III: Math Subject Enrichment Activity on Money 22nd February 2021

Class III students performed an activity on Money on 22ndFeb 2021. Students were asked to be ready with dummy/ fake currency notes or handmade notes, glue/fevicol and A3/A4 size white sheet. Students were divided into three groups. The first group was required to make a combination of Rs. 2000 with different denomination available in Indian currency, the second group for Rs. 500 and the third group for Rs. 200. Students were able to make different combinations of the given amount and were also able to represent this work in a more artistic way as per their creativity. The students were very excited about this activity and participated enthusiastically.They were able to understand the concept of money.The activity helped the children to enhance various skills like aesthetic value, observation and analytical skill.

Means Of Transportationand Communication February 22, 2021

We live in a very connected world. Can you imagine if you couldn’t talk to your friends whether they lived in your building or thousands of miles away? Or if you couldn’t go to your favorite holiday location because there were no means of transport? Latest innovations and inventions have made such concerns invalid. Both transport and communication had played major roles in our development and advancement in the last few decades. Thanks to some marvelous technological advancement that had happened in the last five decades, the quality, speed, accuracy etc. of both transport and communication had been outstanding. Enrichment activity related to the importance of transportation and communication was conducted in Grade IV wherein students were asked to draw/paste pictures of their favorite means of transportation or communication mentioning the reasons for the same. Students shared very interesting facts and uses of their favorite means of transportation and communication and beautifully presented their thoughts and creativity in their work.

World Day of Social Justice 20th February 2021

World Day of Social Justice, is observed every year on 20th February, to encourage people to see how social justice affects poverty eradication. The main aim of this day, is to achieve full employment and support for social integration. Social justice means Justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society. Social justice, promotes fairness and equity across many aspects of society. A special assembly was conducted in classes: I-V. Students took pledge to work towards the eradication of poverty and to support social integration. Some students also talked about the importance of this day using various props. This special assembly enlightened the young minds about social justice and also gave them chance to introspect, increase awareness and work for the eradication of povertyand unemployment.

Birth Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 19th February 2021

Shivaji Jayanti, is celebrated every year on February 19. Shivaji Maharaj, known as the Father of Indian Navy, was an adeptmilitary and civil administrator. He was the first to realize the importance of having a naval force. His only aim was to overthrow Mughal rule and establish Maratha empire.Shivaji was a dependable supporter of women, and their honor. He opposed all kinds of violence, harassment and dishonor, against women. A special assembly was conducted in classes: I-Von 19th February 2021 to celebrate the birth anniversary of Shivaji Maharaj.A PowerPoint presentation was shown to the students about Shivaji Maharajafter which theyspoke about him and his contribution with the help of various props.The assembly commenced with the Lord’s Prayer and concluded with the Shalom anthem.

Grade III-V: CBSE Expression Series on Students’ Perspectives February 18, 2021

“The quality of learning is determined by the activities undertaken.” In order to provide a platform to students to creatively express their ideas innovatively in unprecedented times like COVID-19, CBSE announced thenext Expression Series on the theme of Students’ Perspectives on Teaching and Learning. Under the directives of the CBSE and guidance of our Founder and Chairperson Dr (Mrs.) Lilly George, Shalom Hills International School organized an online Dynasty activity for the students of grade III to V.Classes III to V had Painting/ Drawing/ Slogan/ Cartoon Strip/ Meme and poetry on the different topics. Topicshad been informed to the students one week prior and they had been encouraged to work on any one topic of their choice and upload their work on Teams by 18th February. Students of classes III to V actively participated and exhibited their talents. The best Painting/ Drawing/ Slogan/ Cartoon Strip/ Meme and poetrywill be uploaded on CBSE Expression Series App and the winners will be awarded with E-Certificates. These activities helped to foster the creative skills of the students.

Taj Mahotsav 18th February 2021

On 18th February every year, Taj Mahotsav or Taj Festival is celebrated at Agra, that reveals the rich cultural heritage of our country. It is a ten days long event which is conducted every year from 18th February to 27th February. It brings in the Mughal spirit among the people and takes us back to the medieval days of Nawab styles, which were prevalent, in Uttar Pradesh in the 18th or 19th century. A special assembly was conducted in classes: I-V. Few students talked about the art and craft, dance and cuisines, artisans and the highlights of this festivalusing various props. A PPT related to the Taj Mahotsav was shown.The assembly commenced with the Lord’s Prayer and concluded with theShalom anthem.

Classes: I –V Special Assembly: Pluto Day 18th February 2021

Pluto Day is celebrated on February 18 of every year. Pluto was discovered in the year 1930, and it was considered as the ninth planet in the solar system for about 76 years, but after the year 1992, its position as a planet was doubted as many objects like Pluto with similar size were discovered in the Kuiper belt. On 24th August 2006, Pluto’s position as a planet was degraded by the (IAU) International Astronomical Union to a dwarf planet and this day is referred to as Pluto Demoted Day. A special assembly was conducted in classes: I- V in order to create awareness about the discovery of the former planet Pluto among the students.Some students talked about Pluto,the dwarf planet, using various props.The Assembly commenced with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the school’s vision and mission statement. A PPT with information about Pluto was shown to students.The assembly concluded with the Shalom anthem.

Classes: I-V Basant Panchmi Celebrated on 16th February 2021

Basant Panchami, is a festival, that marks the preparation for the arrival of spring. The festival celebrated by people in the Indian subcontinent, worships Goddess Saraswati. White and yellow are the dominant colours of Basant Panchami. During Saraswati Puja, people decorate the place where the idol is placed in white and yellow flowers. A Special Assembly was conducted by the students of Middle Wing at Shalom Hills International School. It commenced with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the school’s vision and mission statement. The students dressed in yellow attire to mark the occasion. Speeches weredelivered and poems recited by a few students.A PPT was shown to students in the virtual class assembly. There was full participation of the students in the assembly.The assembly concluded with the Shalom anthem.

Grade IV Science Enrichment Activity -“Solar and Lunar Eclipses”15th and 16th February 2021

Experiential learning brings together observation, creativity and active interactions. It allows children to see purpose and to enjoy their learning experience. Solar and lunar eclipses are astronomical events that occur when the Earth, the Sun and the Moon are aligned.A solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and partially or fully blocks the view of the Sun. When the Moon passes directly behind the Earth, into its shadow, a lunar eclipse occurs. The students of grade IV demonstratedthis phenomenon through the activity conducted in the class on 15th and 16th February2021.They were given an idea of the activity in advance by their respective science teachers. They used different objects like electric candle light, bulb and torch to show the Sun as themain source of light in nature. Celestial bodies like Earth and Moon were shown by using plastic balls, clay balls and paper balls.The students displayed beautiful work. The activity helped to build their kinesthetic skills and objective of ‘learning by doing’ was achieved.

Grade V Flip Teaching Quiz Activity 15 February 2021

To develop a scientific approach and make learning Science easy and interesting, the students of grade V participated in “Flip Teaching Quiz Activity”on 15.02.2021. The main aim of conducting the activity was to enhance the basic skills of questioning, prediction, qualitative and quantitative observation and communication of the students. The students were given an idea of the activity beforehand by their respective science teachers.The participants were very well prepared with the questions and there was an ‘air of healthy competition’ in the virtual classroom. The questions they asked were more application and conceptual based. It helped them to create awareness about the given topics and also grill-drill their minds while recalling the answers. It was an amazing experience for the students to discover the scientific facts in the form of quiz. The linguistic, logical, reasoning, and interpersonal skills of the students were enhanced with this activity. It was a knowledge sharing activity for the children.

Activity - “Water Cycle” 15th February 2021

The water cycle is the path that water follows as it moves around our planet.Earth's water is always in movement and is always changing states, from liquid to vapour to ice and back again.This cycle is also called hydrological cycle. An activityon “Water Cycle” was conducted in all sections of grade-III on 15th February2021 where in childrenused waste materials like clear plastic bags, cardboards, glass jars and plastic bottles to create their own models of water cycle and actually experienced how the water cycle works. They were able to understand and explain the 4 main stages involved in the water cycle, i.e., evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff. The students performed this activity with a lot of enthusiasm and learnt how water circulates on our planet, how it changes from one state of matter to another and what is the importance of the water cycle.They showcased best of their creativity in preparing different types of models ofthe water cycle.

Classes: I-V Remember Pulwama Terror Attack 15th February 2021

Pulwama attack is one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were martyred. Paying tribute to all those soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country,a Special assembly was conducted on 15th Februaryby the students of Middle Wing at Shalom Hills International School. It commenced with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the school’s vision and mission statement. A speech was delivered by a few students.A PPT was shown to the students in the virtual class assembly. Students held placards and paid tribute to the martyred soldiers. There was full participation of the students in the assembly.The assembly concluded with the Shalom anthem.

Classes: I-V World Radio Day and Birth Anniversary of Smt. Sarojini Naidu’s 13thFebruary2021

International World Radio Day celebrated on 13 February each year, aims to educate people, provide information, and promote freedom of expression across cultures. The main object behind celebrating World Radio Day is to raise awareness among the public and the media of the importance of radio. This day also coincides with the birth anniversary of the Nightingale of India Smt. Sarojini Naidu. She was the first Indian woman President of the Indian National Congress.Her work as a poet earned her the sobriquet 'the Nightingale of India', or 'Bharat Kokila' by Mahatma Gandhi because of the color, imagery and lyrical quality of her poetry. Paying tribute to Smt. Sarojini Naidu and celebrating World Radio Day, aSpecial Assembly was conducted on 13th February by the students of grades I-V. It commenced with the Lord’s Prayer followed by speeches on work done by Smt. Sarojini Naiduanda PPT giving information about the two to the students. The assembly concluded with the Shalom anthem.

Classes: I-V Birth Anniversary Of Charles Darwinand Mr. Abraham Lincoln 12th february’ 2021

12th February is celebrated as “Darwin Day” to commemorate the birth anniversary of the father of evolutionary biology,Charles Darwin, whowas a Scientist, Naturalist and author. His theory of evolution has had far-reaching effects on science and the way we understand life. This day also coincides with the Birthday of the most popular president in the United States history,Mr. Abraham Lincoln,best known for abolishing slavery.He was an American statesman and lawyer and also the 16th president of United States of America. Paying tribute to Charles Darwin and Mr. Abraham Lincolna Special Assembly was conducted on 12th February by the students of grades I-V. It commenced with the Lord’s Prayer. Speeches weredelivered on work done by Charles Darwinand Mr. Abraham Lincoln by a few students.A PPT providing information about both was shown. It was an informative day and helped spread the message about the importance of Science used in the daily life of the people.

Class-V English Recitation Activity February 12, 2021

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought, the thought has found words.’ - Robert Frost Poem is meant for enjoyment. Beauty is the realm of the poetry, the children enjoy the beauty of expression, thoughts, feeling, rhyme, rhythm and music of words. Taking all these facts into consideration a poetry recitation activity was organised for class V students on 12th February 2021 in their respective virtual classes. They recited poems confidently in the virtual classroom with proper expressions and intonations. The young poets enthralled their peers with their articulation and memory skills while reciting the poem. It was a splendid opportunity for them to gain confidence through this exposure. Children participated enthusiastically in the activity.

Classes: I-V, Special Assembly International Day Of Women And Girls In Science And Birth Anniversary Of Thomas Alva Edison 11th February 2021

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science observed on 11th February, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on 22 December,2015, recognizes the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. The day's purpose is to promote full and equal access to participation in science for women and girls andfocuses on the reality that science and gender equality are both vital for achievement in the field of Science. This day also coincides with the Birthday ofThomas Alva Edison who was one of America’sgreatest inventor and businessman. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. The children of middle wing of Shalom Hills International School were made aware ofthe critical role, women and girls play in science and technology.Students actively participated in theSpecial Assembly. Their speeches made it very informative and sensitized the young minds with this delicate but important topic.Everyone learnt about various women and girls who contributed in science and technology and also about the inventions of Thomas Alva Edison.

Road Safety Activities- Grade VI 10th February 2020

Fate saves once a time Safety saves all the time!! Shalom Hills International School never spares the opportunityto make young Shalomites believe in their talents and educate them in the skills to handle life and cope with the challenges they may come across. To observe the Road Safety week, activities on road safety were conducted in grade VI. The students filled with enthusiasm, showed their creativity once again in engaging themselves with the activities- Collage making on road safety signs And Drawing&Painting: Road Safety Scene.The teachers also took the session on Traffic Rules and Etiquettes tofamiliarise them with the road safety signs and the precautions that need to be taken- following the traffic signals and signs, always wearingseat belts/helmets, not drinking and driving and avoiding use of mobile phones while driving. It is well said that Safe Driving, Saves Lives.

Grade I English Activity- Talk About Animals February 5, 2021

A speaking activity 'Let's talk about the animals in the zoo' was conducted for the students of class 1. This activity was based on one of the poems of their textbook, ‘Off toThe Zoo’. The children beautifully expressed their feelings about the animals kept in the zoo. Using beautiful placards and props,they spoke about the different activities which the animals perform in the zoo and shared important rules and norms which must be followed when one visits a zoo. This activity taught them that they can learn the unique story about each animal as they walk around the zoo. This activity helped to foster the imaginary skills of the students. It also encouraged environmental awareness and sparked curiosity among them. It was a fun filled activity which was thoroughly enjoyed by each and every student

Road Safety: Slogan Writing and Poster Making Activity February 04, 2021

A slogan writing and poster making activity (CBSE: Road Safety Activity) was conducted online in all sections of grade III to V on 4thFebruary 2021. Prior to this activity a quiz on road safety had taken place to make the students aware about the different traffic rules and regulations to be followed in order to ensure road safety. All the students participated enthusiastically in the activity and were ready with their art files and colours. Most of the students made drawings of the traffic signs and wrote slogans emphasizing the need to follow rules for our own safety as well as for the safety of others. A few interesting slogans written by the students were; ‘Be Alert to be safe and secure’; ‘Alert today Alive tomorrow’; ‘Belt on, Phone off’ etc. This activity made the students aware about the importance of following traffic rules and regulations for road safety.

World Cancer Day Classes:I-V Special Assembly 4th February 2021

World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4th to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. The primary goal of World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer and is an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer. The day is observed by the United Nations. All the students of classes I-V enthusiastically participated in this special assembly held to increase awareness, prevention and cure of this deadly disease-Cancer.It also called for people to have compassion and empathy for the people around the world who are suffering from this disease.Students used various props and communicated this very effectively to everyone.This is the voice of our young India speaking aloud for working together to face any challenge that this world encounters.

Indian Coast Guard Day Classes: I-V, Special Assembly 1st February 2021

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is a Maritime Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue agency that protects India's maritime interests and enforces its maritime law, with jurisdiction over the territorial waters of India, including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone. The Indian Coast Guard was formally established on 1 February 1977 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of the Parliament of India.It operates under the Ministry of Defence.The establishment of the Indian Coast Guard was first proposed by the Indian Navy to provide non-military maritime services to the nation. The Indian Coast Guard's motto is  (VayamRakshamah), which translates from Sanskrit as "We Protect". In the middle wing a special assembly was conducted on 1st February 2021 wherein students spoke about the Indian Coast Guard day and the importance of this force in safeguarding the coasts of our country. Using various placards with slogans, the students actively participated in the assembly with everyone pledging to assist them as and when required as responsible citizens of our country. We respect and salute the coast guards of our country who are tirelessly protecting us from any threats from our coastal enemies.

Classes: I –V Special Assembly National Martyrs’ Day 29th January 2021

30th January is observed as Martyrs’ Day at the national levelin honour of those who are recognized as martyrs for the nation. The date was chosen as it marks the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1948, by Nathuram Godse. On Martyr's Day the President, the Vice President, the Prime Minister, the Defense Minister and the three Service Chiefs gather at the samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat memorial and lay wreaths decorated with multi-coloured flowers. A two-minute silence in memory of Indian martyrs is observed throughout the country at 11 am. Participants hold all-religion prayers and sing tributes to Gandhiji or the father of our nation. To make the students aware about the contributions of Mahatma Gandhi in realization of our dream of independent India, the students of middle wing conducted a special assembly to make the young minds remember,salute and pay tribute to this great national leader.Walking on his lead path we were able to make a deep impact on the entire world especially with his policy of truth, non –violence and non- cooperation.Students felt proud to be born in such a great country and they commemorated his death anniversary with their speeches using various props.

Grade-V Activity - Model of United Nations January 28-29, 2021

Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations, which aims to educate young learners about the current events, topics on international relations, diplomacy and the agenda of United Nations. It is a platform to inspire young ambassadors to share their views and encourage dialogue and deliberations amongst them, so that they are able to bring out an effective and harmonious solution to tackle global issues. Keeping in view, the vital role of students in social causes, the Shalom Hills International School encourages Class V students to participate in such activities in order to empower and facilitate them in an effective way so that they are equipped to bring the desired changes in the society. The main objective of this activity was to bring out the untapped potential of students and hone their skills. The students experienced exuberating sessions of dialogue exchange and discussions on ‘How far has the United Nations been effective in meeting its objectives’. The efforts of the students on this virtual platform revealed the in-depth research work they had done on this topic. Their debating skills were noteworthy. The young delegates exhibited tremendous critical thinking and their work was laudable. Overall, it was a great experience to watch these young delegates handling technical issues with expertise andtheir knowledge of the digital etiquette was indeed commendable.

Activity “Weather Forecast” 28th January 2021

Weather forecasting is the prediction of what the atmosphere will be like in a particular place by using technology and scientific knowledge to make weather observations. In other words, it's a way of predicting things like cloud cover, rain, snow, wind speed, and temperature before they happen. An activity “Weather Forecast” was conducted in all the sections of grade-III on 28th January2021 where in childrenhad recorded their observations about the weather over the last 3 days. They were asked to read the newspaper and surf the internet to gather the required information. The students did this activity with a lot of enthusiasm and learnt more about the weather and how to collate the weather information. They shared their observations through PowerPoint presentation and hand written data in the class.

Classes: I-V Special Assembly Birth Anniversary Of Lala Lajpat Rai 28th January 2021

Lala Lajpat Rai was an Indian independence activist. He played a pivotal role in the Indian Independence movement. Lajpat Rai was born on 28th January 1865 in a Agarwal Jain family, as a son of Urdu and Persian government School teacher Munshi Radha Krishan Agarwal , in Dhudike. He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari.He was also associated with activities of Punjab National Bank and Lakshmi Insurance Company in their early stages in 1894.He was elected President of the Indian National Congress in the Calcutta Special Session of 1920.His early freedom struggle was impacted by Arya Samaj and communal representation.Lala Lajpat Rai was one-third of the triumvirate 'Lal Bal Pal', which included Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal. The young Shalomites of middle wing conducted a special assembly on 28th January 2021 to pay tribute to and commemorate the birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai.A PowerPoint presentation was shown to the students about Lala Lajpat Rai after which students spoke about him and his contribution in the Indian freedom struggle with the help of various props.This special assembly introduced Lalaji to the children as a great inspiration,philosopher, writer, banker, social reformer and a reputed lawyer.

Grade II Story Telling Activity January 27, 2021

An engrossing ac?vity was conducted in class II where in students narratedshort stories with crea?ve props. It was wonderful to see young minds excitedabout how to use the props made by them. Some stories were value based toinculcate good habits in them.It was good to see the children priori?se the good habits necessary to beimbibed

Classes: I-V Special Assembly Observance Of National Tourism Day 25th January 2021

Thomas Cook is considered to be the father of tourism around the world. The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019 ranked India 34th out of 140 countries overall. India improved its ranking by 6 places over the 2017 report which was the greatest improvement among the top 25% of countries ranked.National Tourism Day in India is celebrated every year on January 25th to promote the tourism industry in the country, and to recognize the contribution of the sector in the growth and sustainability of the local communities in and around the tourist places.This year, the theme of National Tourism Day is 'Dekho Apna Desh'.TheMinistry of Tourism has been organizing seminars around the theme beginning from January 21 to February 22, 2021. A special assembly was conducted in the middle wing of Shalom Hills International School on 25th January 2021 to celebrate the day.The students used various props, speeches and PowerPoint presentation to highlight the importance of tourism in our country to generate revenue and also to preserve our rich cultural monuments and heritage.This was a very informative assembly and also made the students aware about the importance of tourism for a country and specifically India.

Grade VII Special Assembly Report – ‘Republic Day’ January 25, 2021

Freedom in the mind, strength in the words, Pureness in our blood, pride in our souls, Zeal in our hearts, let’s salute our India on its Republic Day! A special assembly was conducted virtually in all the sections of grade 7 to mark the celebration of the 72nd Republic Day on January 25, 2021. The assembly included the shloka, thought for the day, speech on republic day along with the special cultural performances by the talented Shalomites. The highlights of the assembly were the activities performed by the students in which they prepared wrist bands, badges and chandeliers by using their innovative ideas and creativity. The students benefitted themselves with the awareness about importance of the constitution, the smooth working and execution of laws. They got an insight into the life of Shri B. R. Ambedkar and were encouraged to follow the path of discipline and obey the law and order of the state.

VI-XII Special Assembly Republic Day Celebrations January 25, 2021

Children are imminent citizens; hence it becomes vital to entrench patriotism in their heart and mind from childhood. As such, the 72nd Republic day was celebrated through a special Virtual Nationalistic Assembly with full gusto on Teams Platform. The program commenced by seeking the Almighty’s blessing, followed by the mission, vision and national pledge.Retired Col. Devender Singh who got commissioned in Dec 73 in a Tank Regiment, The Central India Horse, a very Old Regiment, graced this occasion as the Guest of Honour. He imparted knowledge about the different regiments and the making of the constitution. He motivated and enlightened the students of grade VI with his wise words. Lt Col. Rajan Prabhakar addressed the students of grade XI. He concluded by motivating the students to act upon the norms created as they are useless without action. In grade VII-X & XII, Lt Col NP Murlidharan conveyed his message through his speech and made it memorable for the young generation to inculcate his learning from the session. The day was unfolded further by students taking part in different activities to celebrate their patriotism. Students participated in making tri-colour crafts out of waste material; performing role-plays, solo dance performances, debates and Essay/paragraph writing last but not the least collage making on the magnificent celebration of Republic Day since 1949. The student’s insightful performances and craftsmanship were applauded by all. The assembly concluded with the Shalomites making a promise to their motherland that they all will act towards the betterment of society.

Classes I-V Republic Day Craft Activity

Republic Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year in the entire country. It isa day of National rejoicing. The day was celebrated with great pomp and show, zeal and spirit with beaming smiles on faces and pride in our hearts.Shalomites celebrated this 72 Republic Day virtuallyby making beautiful crafts- Class 1 students made our National Flag with paper tearing & pasting Class 2 students made tricolor corner book mark craft. Class 3 & 4 students made tri color Doves craft. Class 5 students made beautiful Republic Day cards. All the students enjoyed making beautiful craft-work in the virtual class with full zeal enthusiasm.

Republic Day Guest Talk January 25, 2021

"The legacy of heroes—the memory of a great name, and the inheritance of a great example." On this Republic Day to recall the sacrifices of our freedom fighters because of whom we live in a free state, salute the architects of our Constitution and bow in obeisance to the soldiers who guard our frontiers and our freedom in extreme conditions so diligently, an interaction of grade XI students was organized with a courageous and devoted son of the soil Lt. Col. Rajan Prabhakar (Retd.). We thank our Founder and Chairperson Dr (Mrs.) Lilly George, due to whose initiative we had the honour of listening to Lt. Col. Prabhakar who inspired the young Shalomites by giving them insight into the life of defence personnel. Highlighting the role of an ideal leader, he said that Leadership is all about knowing the task, leading by example, good decision making, team work, supervision and appreciating the efforts of the team. Integrity, faith and trust are the hallmarks of a soldier, for whom putting country and team before self comes naturally. Lt. Col. Prabhakar ended the session by answering some questions put by the children. The children thanked our guest and pledged to sincerely strive to uphold the honour of this great motherland, contribute in its progress and never shy away from fulfilling their duty towards it.

Grade-V Science Activity: ‘Natural Disasters’ January 25, 2021

The chapter on ‘Natural Disasters’ enticed the students of grade V and they wanted to learn more about them. The students learnt that disasters are of two types- natural and man-made disasters. The lesson, however focused on natural disasters. To reinforce their learning a hands-on activity was conducted on 25th January 2021. During the online activity the children were ready with cut outs of 6-8 semicircles, as per instructions. They were excited to make a 3D model depicting all the known natural disasters which they had learnt in the class. The students were meticulous in their presentations. On the cut outs, they wrote the names of the disasters, their cause and two examples of each.Soon after the written work they stuck the semicircles side to side with each other and a 3D model was ready. Some wrote about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis while others mentioned floods, droughts, avalanches, hurricanes. The activity emphasised on effects and causes of these natural disasters and was completed by the students in the given time. During the activity they were able to enhance their presentation and kinaesthetic skills.

Classes I-V:Observance Of National voters’ Day January 25, 2021

National Voters' Day is observed annually in order to encourage young voters to take part in the polling process.The day is observed to spread awareness about the importance of voting in a democracy and it also educates people about their voting rights.The day has been observed on January 25 every year since 2011 to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission of India founded on 25 January 1950. The young Shalomitesof the middle wing were shown a PowerPoint presentation on National Voters’ Day in morning assembly to aware about the importance of voting for all the citizens of the country.Few students also spoke about the same with the help of props. This was a very informative assembly to make the young minds aware about the most important right of a citizen that every person must utilize so that the Indian democracy runs in a true sense with all the energies of the youth in it. The students were made aware about their duty to vote when they reach the voting age of 18 years to fulfill our dream India of a progressive democracy.

Essay Writing Competition Class – V Republic Day Celebration January 25, 2021

"The Pen is Mightier than the Sword." Essay writing is a very sensitive form of self-expression. It is a harmonious blending of ‘thought’ and ‘expression’. It is considered to be the most effective test of the ability of a candidate to express the thoughts on a topic of general interest in general, unambiguous and impressive English language. Keeping this perspective in mind, an English Essay Writing Competition was held for the students of class- V on 25th January2021as part of Republic Day Celebration,to spread awareness about the importance of the Indian Constitution and to instil the spirit of Patriotism. The students were asked to write on the topics “Indian Constitution”, “Our struggle for Freedom” and “Warrior of Indian Independence”. The essays were judged on the basis of the students’ vocabulary, presentation and creativity. The purpose of the competition was to encourage the students to enhance their knowledge about the significance of this special day and also to enhance their thinking and creative writing skills. The winners were awarded with appreciation certificates. The event was a great success. It successfully achieved its objective of making the students realize the importance of Republic Day and the Indian Constitution and to make themunderstand the value and the sacrifices made by our great people to give us this strong and free India.

Classes I-Vrepublic Day Craft Activity

Republic Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year in the entire country. It isa day of National rejoicing. The day was celebrated with great pomp and show, zeal and spirit with beaming smiles on faces and pride in our hearts.Shalomites celebrated this 72 Republic Day virtuallyby making beautiful crafts- Class 1 students made our National Flag with paper tearing & pasting Class 2 students made tricolor corner book mark craft. Class 3 & 4 students made tri color Doves craft. Class 5 students made beautiful Republic Day cards. All the students enjoyed making beautiful craft-work in the virtual class with full zeal enthusiasm.

Incredible India

On the auspicious occasionof India’s 72nd Republic DayRepublic Day-commemorating the historic moment when our nation became an independent country,let’s bow our heads to India’s freedom fighters and great leaders.This is an occasion to reaffirm our commitment to unity in diversity, fraternity and equality among all our citizens. Keeping up with the feel and zeal in our heart, “Incredible India”- A role play activity was conducted in Grade IV on 21st and 22nd January 2021 wherein students paid tribute to the freedom fighters and leaders of our country who contributed for the independence and growth of our country.Learners portrayed their favourite leader/freedom fighter in a very impressive way by sharing their vision and slogans.They chose freedom fighters and leaders like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Chitranjan Das, Bhagat Singh, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, Sarojini Naidu, Indira Gandhi, Laxmi Sehgal, Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam and so on. Children shared various interesting facts and achievements about their chosen personality and mentioned their contribution in the making of New and Independent India.Overall, it was a very enlightening experience for the students and they enjoyed doing this activity.

Grade 1 Activity - Let’s Shop with Money 22nd January 2021

Activities enable students to think from different angles. A little interactive and interesting activity can inspire Math in students to greater achievement.They also learn new things through play way method. To introduce the conceptof Money,an activity- “Let’s shop with money”, was conducted in all the sections of class I.The topic Money was introduced to children through a story. Why we need money and its importance was also discussed with the children. Currency of India was shown virtually. Children were shown things with a price tag and children showed the dummy currency notes accordingly.After this, children made their favourite objects in their notebook with a price tag and pasted the dummy currency note,from the back of the textbook, in their notebooks according to the price of the item. In the techno savvy era, children were also made aware about the digital transactions and plastic money. With the help of this activity, the concept of moneywas made clear.Children were really very excited to play with the currency notes and coins and pasted them in their notebooks. Children enjoyed the activity thoroughly and enhanced their logical and analytical skills.

Artificial Intelligence for Schools January 22, 2021

“Artificial intelligence enables computers and machines to mimic the perception, learning, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities of the human mind.” The Computer Department of Shalom Hills international School attended the webinar organized by BPB publication under the guidance of Ms Chandrika JainiVedam. The agenda of the webinar includes the following points: 1. Why introduce Artificial Intelligence in classes 8-10 2. Explore the objective of this course 3. Resources for teachers 4. Introduction to the book 5. How to encourage students to learn AI 6. Relate, apply and reflect on the Human-Machine Interactions 7. Identify and interact with the three domains of AI: Data, Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing

Grade III: Math Activity on Fraction 22nd January 2021

Class III students did an activity on Fraction on 22nd Jan 2021. Students were asked to be ready with small 5-6 same size cut-outs of squares/circles, pencil colours, sketch pens and one A3/A4 size white sheet. Students were asked to take one cut-out and asked many questions on the particular fraction. Then they were instructed to fold the paper in half, in such a way that it will show (1/2 half+ 1/(2 ) half=1 whole paper); 1/4+1/4+1/4+1/4=1 and so on. Children were able to show1/2,1/4,1/8,1/16 (Unit Fractions). Students were able to arrange the fractions in ascending and descending order. They were also able to add the like fractions and demonstrate the same on fraction activity sheet. The students were very excited for this activity and participated enthusiastically.Students were able to understand the concept of fractions clearly.The activity helped the children to enhance various skills like aesthetic value, determination, observation and analytical skill. Class III students did an activity on Fraction on 22nd Jan 2021. Students were asked to be ready with small 5-6 same size cut-outs of squares/circles, pencil colours, sketch pens and one A3/A4 size white sheet. Students were asked to take one cut-out and asked many questions on the particular fraction. Then they were instructed to fold the paper in half, in such a way that it will show (1/2 half+ 1/(2 ) half=1 whole paper); 1/4+1/4+1/4+1/4=1 and so on. Children were able to show1/2,1/4,1/8,1/16 (Unit Fractions). Students were able to arrange the fractions in ascending and descending order. They were also able to add the like fractions and demonstrate the same on fraction activity sheet. The students were very excited for this activity and participated enthusiastically.Students were able to understand the concept of fractions clearly.The activity helped the children to enhance various skills like aesthetic value, determination, observation and analytical skill.

Classes: I-V Netaji Shubhas Chandra Bose Jayanti January 22, 2021

"One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives." Patriotism grows inside us when we experience patriotic events. Our knowledge and devotion to the country incubates in our hearts when we participate in singing the National Anthem, say the Pledge of Allegiance, study the history of our country. It is important that the younger generations be exposed to patriotic events while they are maturing. Without this exposure young people will not learn about the contributions and accomplishments of the greatest freedom fighters. Keeping this thought in mind,the young Shalomites paid homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary that falls on January 23.The virtual special assembly was conducted for the primary wing students whereinwith the help of an informative PPT presentation, the young scholars were apprised about the life history of Netaji and his contributions to the Indian Army. A few students also spoke some of his famous quotes. The students enthusiastically took part in the special assembly and paid their tribute through making creative posters, writing Netaji’s famous quotes and painting posters.

Class-V English Activity ‘Word Play Lottery’ January 21,2021

“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” - Anton Chekhov Learning a language is the foremost step in the life of a child as it helps him/her tocommunicate with the world, a school plays a vital role to train the child in thisdirection. Keeping the above thought in mind an interesting English activity was conducted in class-V based on parts of speech, where in the students were given a list of words belonging to different parts of speech and were facilitated to frame meaningful sentences using the same. This activity gave them the opportunity to pick up words from the list and weave them into meaningful sentences. It helped them to formulate the sentences with proper and accurate placement of the different parts of speech. Along with enhancing their vocabulary and comprehension skills,the construction of sentences also gave flight to their imagination and polished their creative writing. Simple thoughts can be transformed (keeping the meaning same) into charming and delightful sentences, enhancing and enriching the written text, was an insight the students gathered after the activity concluded.

Special Assembly - Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 20th January 2021

GuruGobind Singh was the tenth of the Sikh Gurus. He became the leader of the Sikhs when he was only nine years old. To salute and celebrate such valour, a special assembly was held in all the classes of the primary wing on 20th January 2021. Guru Gobind Singh was famous as a warrior, poet, and philosopher. One of his major contributions to Sikhism was the tradition of covering one's hair with a turban, which is now prevalent and closely associated with the Sikh community. This ‘Jayanti’ was celebrated in our school too on the virtual platform where in the students spoke about the importance and significance of this day.They mentioned how it is common for large processions to go through markets in India on Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti. People sing devotional songs during the procession and share sweets and ‘sharbat’. There are also special prayer gatherings held at ‘Gurudwaras’.Poems are recited as part of praising the Guru on his birthday. Special dishes that are unique to this occasion are prepared and served during the festivities. The students concluded the assembly by saying a few quotes of Guru Gobind Singh that could be taken as a ‘mantra for life’.

Class – I Activity Observance Of Road Safety January 18, 2021

Road traffic safety refers to the methods and measures used to prevent road users from being killed or seriously injured.Road safety is a subject of importance that every child should know and grow up with.Whether our children walk to school or take the bus, they should be taught about the rules to stay safe on roads. At Shalom Hills International School, the middle wing conducted age-appropriate activities related Road safety in all the grades. The grade-1 children were shownan animated video on road safety and traffic rules and the meaning of each signal and rule was also explained to them.This video elucidated the many points and explained in detail through various cartoon characters the importance of various traffic signals and regulations.This activity helped them to have the proper and correct knowledge of road safety rules. The mentors were able to guide and convince them to follow the right path for the good of their loved ones and everyone around, as life is a precious gift.

My Rights & Duties In My School (Jam Activity) January 18 & 19, 2021

Rights and Duties are inseparable. They are two sides of the same coin. So, as we have Fundamental Rights that we can enjoy there are also some Fundamental Duties that we must follow & do. They are correlated and either of them cannot be ignored. TheConstitution is an instrument to bring about socio- economic and political transformation in the country. These rights and duties in the Indian Constitution are designed to bring about a change and shed away traditional and conservative ideologies and bring freedom, equality and justice. Keeping this philosophy of the constitution in mind, students of Grade-IV presented aJAM(Just a minute) activity on their rights and duties in the school . It was an individual activity conducted in Grade IV on 18th& 19th January 2021, where learners showcased their conceptual understanding about the topic along with effective presentation to convey the message stating that fundamental rights and duties go hand in hand. They did really well and thoroughly enjoyed the activity. The logical, Spatial, Interpersonal, kinesthetic and linguistic skills of the students were enhanced with this activity. Overall, it was a very informative, enjoyable and thought-provoking activity.

Grade-IV Science activity on “Water Cycle” 18th& 19th January 2021

‘We forget that the water cycle and life cycle are one.’ -Jacques Yves Cousteau The water cycle is an extremely important process as it enables the availability of water for all living organisms and regulates weather patterns on our planet. If water didn’t naturally recycle itself, we would run out of clean water, which is essential to life. The hydrologic cycle, or water cycle describes how water evaporates from the surface of the earth, rises into the atmosphere, cools and condenses into rain or snow in clouds, and falls again to the surface as precipitate.Knowing the importance of water cycle will help children better understand the importance of our drinking water supply as well as important processes that the earth goes through. To make students aware about the cyclic process of water, an activity was conducted in grade IV on 18th& 19th January 2021. Students were required to make a model of water cycle using their own creativity with waste materials or the things available at home. Children used innovative ideas to showcase the cyclic representation of water in nature. They described various processes like evaporation, condensation, precipitation and accumulation during the presentation of water cycle in the virtual class. Every child spoke confidently displaying clarity of concepts. The activity helped the students build their kinesthetic skills and objective of ‘learning by doing’ was achieved. The students ended the class with a quick recap of the definition of water cycle.

Grade I English Activity- Rainbow Name Hunt January 19, 2021

An art integrated activity named Rainbow Name Hunt was conducted for the students of class 1 on 19th January 2021. This activity was based on one of the lessons of their English textbooks 'The Rain'. The aim of this activity was to make the students understand the occurrence of a rainbow in rainy season and also to make them know the seven different colours of a rainbow. The students cut seven rainbow colours strips and pasted them creatively in their English notebook. They were also introduced to the acronym VIBGYOR through which they learnt the correct order of the colours in a rainbow. The children also learnt about the secondary colours; their names and their spellings. This was a learningwith funactivity which was thoroughly enjoyed by the kids. Through this activity, children could also memorize the hues of the rainbow.

Class II Fractions Activity Report (January 18, 2021)

The students of class-II performed a Math activity on Fractions in the class. A fraction represents a part of a whole or any number of equal parts. In Latin fractus means “broken”. A fraction describes how many parts of a certain size are there. Understanding fractions means understanding all the possible concepts that fractions can represent. One of the commonly used meanings of fraction is part?whole. The students were told to take one apple and cut it into two pieces, then into four pieces. They were explained how to equally divide any whole figure or thing into equal portions. They were explained about various types of fractions starting from half, one-third then moving onto one-fourth, three-fourth, etc. They learnt how to make a whole by using different fractions like 2 halves or 4 quarters make a whole. Thus, this simple activity helped them to understand the concept of fractions more clearly and evidently.

Grade I “Poem Recitation (Limericks)Activity” 15th January 2021

A Limericks Recitation activity was conducted for the students of class 1 on 14th January 2021. Through this activity, students learnt the meaning of limericks and spoke the 5 lines humorous poem confidently. This activity enhanced their speaking skills as well as their pronunciation. The recitation of limericks was a great source of learning and entertainment for the students of class 1. They also used various actions along with the recitation of the poem which made their performance more impactful. The students were appreciated fortheir overall presentation. The young poets enthralled all with their articulation and memory skills while reciting the poem. It was a splendid opportunity for the children to gain confidence through virtual stage exposure. They thoroughly enjoyed this rhythmic session and could develop their oratory skills in an effective manner.

Primary Wing Army Day Celebration 15th January 2021

“Quartered in snow, silent to remain.When the bugle calls, they shall rise and march again.” Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa's (then a Lieutenant General) taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949. Army Day is celebrated across the country to pay tribute and express gratitude to our brave soldiers in the front lines for protecting us from enemies. The martyred soldiers are the greatest heroes of our country and they set the most exceptional example of selfless service and brotherhood, and above all, love for the country. To inculcate the values of sacrifice, valour and bravery in our children, a virtual special assembly was organised for the students of classes I to V. It commenced with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the school’s vision and mission statement. They recited poems, sang patriotic songs and gave informative speeches with creative posters emphasizing the importance of this day. The students were also informed about the motto of the Indian Army, ‘Service before Self’ and its mission to ensure national security.They were also advised to uphold and honour the integrity of the nation in all their deeds. The children were filled with patriotic feelings and the feelings of gratitude towards those who fight for us in harsh circumstances and stay away from their loved ones so that the civilians can sleep peacefully.The Indian Army is indeed a large conglomeration of values, regimentation, customs, traditions, ethos and culture.

Makar Sankranti Assembly 14th January 2021

The new year has come bringing with it, new hopes and goals. Makar Sankranti is a festival that is celebrated through the length and breadth of our vast country, though it is called by different names. The festival marks the end of winter and the beginning of the more pleasant and colourful spring season. It is believed that the sun starts its northward journey of warming the northern hemisphere. This day is celebrated with a lot of activities like kite flying, taking a dip in a holy river and eating besan (gram) and atta (flour) ladoos (sweetmeats) etc. This festival was celebrated at Shalom Hills International School in all the primary sections, keeping the spirit of secularity in thinking and behaviour. It was an online celebration where in the students spoke about the importance and significance of this day. There was a lot of talk about the different types of sweets and grand feast that happen today. Some children shared that on Makar Sankranti Khichdi (a rice and pulse savoury) is specially made as an offering to the Sun God. Flying of kites plays a major role in this celebration as it signifies that the sky is open to better climate and the Sun God is going to warm even the coldest part of the Earth. The students were a treasure trove of information on this festival. The students were looking forward to flying kites that some of them had made themselves and enjoying the feast later.

VI-XII National Youth Day Activity January 13, 2021

National Youth Day is celebrated on January 12 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, a spiritual thinker who believed youth plays a pivotal role in the process of nation-building. The theme of this year’s festival was ‘YUVAAH - UtsahNaye Bharat Ka’ which suggests, the youth bring alive the celebration of New India. To quote some of Swami Vivekananda’s famous words; “Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead, if you lose, you can guide.” Shalomites celebrated the day with enthusiasm by creating poems, writing essays and painting posters.

Lohri Celebration 13th January 2021

“Let us kill all the negativity of our lives in the fire of Lohri. In the positive light of happiness, may our life shine with hope.” The students of primary wing celebrated Lohri festival with lot of exuberance and fanfare through the virtual platform on 13th January2021. Lohri, one of the most popular festivals of Punjabi, is an auspicious traditional harvest festival that marks the end of winter. People rejoice and dance around a bonfireto the sound of drums and dhols and pray to God to take away all the negativity and evil spirits from their lives. To enlighten students about this special day, a special assembly was conducted by the students of the primary wing. The assembly began with a speech, highlighting the importance of the festival, which ushers in the cheerful spring season bidding adieu to the dull winter.Students gave speeches, recited poems and sang traditional Lohri songs glorifying the significance of the festival. The students dressed in traditional Punjabi attire. Foot-tapping dances, traditional songs, colourful giddha marked the occasion. The mood on the virtual mode was upbeat and students were totally absorbed in the festive spirit of Lohri. A video on the importance of the festival was also shown.The message of the assembly was clear - Lohri festival prompts people to be thankful for God’s provision and also keep the tradition and culture alive.It was a fascinating experience for all.

Tribute by Classes I to V on the Death Anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri 11th January 2021

“We believe in peace and peaceful development, not only for ourselves but for people all over the world.” – Lal Bahadur Shastri Lal Bahadur Shastri -- who served as the country's second Prime Minister, held key portfolios in Jawaharlal Nehru-led Central government in the first 17 years of Independent India. He is credited for prompting both the White and Green Revolutions in the country. Shastri played a pivotal role in India's struggle for Independence and spent two-and-a-half years incarcerated in the decade leading up to independence. He died due to a heart attack on 11 January, 1966. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, posthumously in 1966.Known as a man of great integrity and competence,he was humble, tolerant, with great inner strength and understood the language of the common man. He was deeply influenced by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and was also a man of vision who led countries towards progress. A special assembly was conducted by classes-I to V to pay tribute to Shastriji on his death anniversary. To make children aware of this important day the teachers discussed the contribution of Shastriji in raising India to a great nation after Independence and also shared some unknown facts about him.The students prepared a power point presentation on the life of Shastriji.The young scholars wrote his famous quotes, made posters and other props also for the presentation. They showcased their creative skills and shared their knowledge about this special day. The students actively participated in the special assembly.

Classes I-V Christmas Craft Activity Report

Christmas time is the most Magical time of the year. Christmas is the festival which inspires the spirit of sharing and caring. Soaking in the spirit of Christmas class I-V students made innovative and creative crafts as 3D Christmas tree with paper,Christmas wreath etc. Christmas enjoyed making craft in virtual class with full enthusiasm.

Class IV ‘Angle Making’ Activity December 30, 2020

An angle is a form of geometrical shape, that is constructed by joining two rays to each other at their end-points. The common point here is called vertex and the two rays are called arms of the angle. The angle, usually measured in degrees using a protractor, is represented by the symbol ‘∠’. The word angle came from the Latin word “Angulus”. Math activity ‘Angles Making’ was conducted in all the sections of class IV on 30th December 2020. The children were informed one day prior to be ready with the materials required for the activity. Students were told to make different types of angles using ice-cream sticks, cut outs of rays, match sticks, toothpick etc. on A4 size sheet. Then they were asked to give them names and write their arms, vertex and angles. At the end they were told to paint the ice-cream sticks/match sticks/toothpick etc to make it more beautiful and presentable. The students were very excited for the activity and participated enthusiastically. The activity helped the children to recognize and define lines, intersecting and perpendicular lines and to identify obtuse, acute, right and straight angles.

Time Activity - Grade II 30 December 2020

The students of class-II participated in an activity on Time.They were explained about o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to time. Studentslearnt how to represent time by drawing a clock. Students were required to make their daily timetable on A-4 sheet and draw thetime on the clock alongside.Like: get up in morning Virtual class Lunch time Thus this simple activity helped them tounderstand the concept of time more clearly and evidently.Learning how to tell time can also help children with their motor and cognitive skills as well as mathematical skills.Children participated in the activity with vigor and energy.

English Reading Activity 29th December 2020

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Truly said as a well written book transports us to the land, situation, events and protagonists of the writer’s mind and pen. Our young grader V students came forward very enthusiastically to share the name of their book, its author and even read their favourite part from the book. Today’s children who are so adept with electronic gadgets and spend so much time online pleasantly surprised their teachers in their fluency in reading too. There were so many different genres that our students read -humour, horror, sci-fi, mythology, fiction, parables, fantasy, biography, mysteries, adventures and more. Reading helps to develop positive thinking. It is a very beneficial habit which inculcates knowledge and wisdom in an individual. A person with good reading habits won’t be lonely as long as there is book to give company. This is the message that our Shalomites gave while doing this activity. They even drew parallels with their lives in some instances. This activity conveyed that our young achievers draw their understanding and humane values from different sources. It was a gratifying to know that our students have inculcated the excellent habit of reading. Whilst reading they also used a dictionary to understand the meaning and pronunciation of difficult words. Thereby fulfilling the objective of this activity.

Grade V Character Enactment Activity December 28 & 29, 2020

“Social reforms are never carried out by the weakness of the strong; but always by the strength of the weak.” Shalom Hills International School does not only put its heart and soul to raise the knowledge of its young scholars through its unique technique of teaching but it also helps children experience learning through a taste of something magical and tangible, relish the knowledge and cherish its unforgettable impact for a lifetime as well. To enhance the creativity and knowledge of the young Shalomites, an online character enactment activity based on the topic-‘Religious and Social Reformers’ was conducted for Grade V students on 28 and 29 December2020. India is privileged to have a large number of great souls like Dayanand Saraswati and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, who broughtabout revolutions by making radical changes in the society. Some of the reformers took up the challenges of breaking the jinx of prevailing caste-system while some fought for the introduction of girls'education and widow remarriage. The contributions, made by these, simple yet eminent souls towards humanity are really extraordinary. Their activities and thoughts guided the nation to a new beginning. The students were asked to enact the role of any social or religious reformer. They dressed up as the same, used suitable props and also spoke few lines about the reformer they represented. Pulsating with rhythm and harmony, the virtual stage came alive as students presented an awe-inspiring performance of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Mother Teresa, Vinoba Bhave, Swami Dayanand Saraswati etc. which reminded all of the courage and supreme sacrifice of our great religious and social reformers. The activity turned out exceptionally well as the enthusiastic learners presented and showcased their talent. It inspired the children to think, work and enact creatively and promoted artistic excellence and made the event most enjoyable for one and all. The students also realized how important social reformers have been in the past?Without them many of us would not be able to take on roles in society that we do today.

Political Parties Of India December 28, 2020

The Politics of India works within the framework of the country's constitution. India isa parliamentary seculardemocratic republic in which the President of India is the head of state and the Prime Minister of India is the head of government.In a parliamentary democracy,like India,citizens elect their representatives.Citizens vote for the party of their choice and, thus influencing government policy. Political parties have various functions. One is promoting the interests of their voters. They also draw up party programmes. Every political party in India - whether a national or regional/state party - must have a symbol and must be registered with the Election Commission of India. Symbols are used in the Indian political system to identify political parties in part so that illiterate people can vote by recognizing the party symbols To make the students aware about various political parties in India, an activity -“Political Parties of India”, was conducted in Grade IV where in students were asked to speak about one national & one state party of India with the help of their political symbols.They shared information about the history, contribution and famous leaders of their chosen party in an interesting way. The activity was an enriching experience for the students and they enjoyed doing it.

Grade XI-Christmas Celebration December 23 & 24, 2020

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas eve.” Caught in the festive spirit of Christmas, the students of grade XI participated in activities planned for them on December 23 & 24, 2020. Making use of technology, the students created beautiful e-cards conveying Christmas wishes. Christmas cakes are an integral part of the festival. The children donned their aprons and chef-hats to bake delicious cakes, cup-cakes and decorated them on the theme of Christmas. The children participated enthusiastically in the true festive spirit.

Christmas Celebrations- Grade VI 23rd-24th December 2020

"Let us have music for Christmas… Sound the trumpet of joy and rebirth; Let each of us try, with a song in our hearts, To bring peace to men on earth." Mildred L. Jarrell Keeping the festive spirit high and under the guidance of our Founder and Chairperson, Dr (Mrs.) Lilly George, children of grade VI celebrated Christmas for two days with fun-filled activities. Chill & breeze in the air, super enthusiastic about the activities, keeping blessings in their heart for their loved ones and beloved MD ma’am, the little ones got engrossed in the celebrations. On 23rdthe children painted and decorated the model of Christmas/Snow House with best out of waste like twigs, bamboo shoots and cotton wools. The second activity was DIY- Decoration of Christmas tree by making crafts out of snowflakes, ginger breads, bells, candles, Santa caps, reindeers, stars etc. The 3rd activity of the day was decorating their favourite avengers as Santa. On 24tha Special assemblyin which a video presenting the Christmas story that highlighted the importance of the family- A wish for the Christmas OR why Christmas is celebrated,was played.Various activities like Let’s Enact- Walk like Santa and Bake-a-Cake, through which they showed their culinary skills by making cakes, cupcakes and chocolates, were organized. Students enjoyed the activities along with their teachers and mentor with fun and frolic.

Grade VII Special Assembly & Activity Report– ‘CHRISTMAS’ December 23rd&24th, 2020

“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” On the special occasion of Christmas, a special assembly followed by fun filled activities marking the day was conducted by the students of grade 7. The assembly commenced with the shloka, thought for the day, special pledge.The highlight of the assembly was the role play based on the characters of the nativity play. A special message for Christmas and new year was also delivered. The students showed their gratitude to their beloved mother darling - MD Ma’am,through messages filled with love and wishes for her. Children enjoyed their fun and frolic activity- Secret Santa wish. The students had written and interchanged the love for each other by making cards, PPTs, messages, etc on the virtual platform. The students enjoyed the activities – Letter to Santa, nativity play enactment, and also did a lot of merry making with their respective class teachers.The festivities concluded with the singing of Jingle bells.

Grade II Christmas Celebration 24 December 2020

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.Observed on December 25, itis a religious and cultural festival celebratedby people across the world. It is often combined with customs from pre-Christian winter celebrations. Many people erect Christmas trees, decorate their homes, visit family and friends and exchange gifts. The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336 AD, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (the first Christian Roman Emperor). Later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on the 25th December. On this occasion, the students of grade 2 were dressed in colourful clothes. The students enjoyed the special assembly that was done for them to show the birth of Jesus Christ through a skit performed by the students. They also sang some Christmas Carols to mark the occasion. They were also told about the importance of celebrating Christmas. The students also performed an exciting activity of making a candle in a circle holder and decorated it with mirrors and glitters. The students had a fun-filled day, celebrating Christmas with full fervor and Passion.

Class- I EVS Activity -‘Spirit of Christmas’ 24th December2020

The activity ‘Spirit of Christmas’ was conducted with fervor and zeal by class- I on 24Th December 2020. The students, dressed as Santa or Fairy, presented a Ramp walk. Our blooming buds of class- 1 were looking very stylish and cute in their special Christmasattires while walking confidentlyon the ramp along with their favorite props.With the popular music of catwalk on in the virtual classrooms they were looking nothing less than super models. Christmas is now celebrated by all people around the world. It’s a time when family and friends come together and remember the good things they have. People, and especially children, also eagerly await Christmas as it’s a time when one gives and receives presents!The message of the activity was loud and clear … Come let us embrace the spirit of Christmas by bringing joy and happiness into each other’s life. Every childexhibited fabulous energy and their remarkable performances were mesmerizing. The smiles on their faces were an open testimony to the fact that they were immensely enjoying the activity. It was the support from the parents, who enthusiastically dressed up their children, that helped us in making this event a grand success.

Grade-V Virtual Christmas Special Assembly 24th December 2020

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” The students of class-V celebrated the much-awaited festival of Christmas with great fervour and zeal through the virtual platform on 24thDecember2020. The assembly began with the Lord’s prayer followed by the Shloka and NEWS headlines. A few students came forward holding flash cards and decrypted the word ‘CHRISTMAS’ and its meaning for the spectators.They showcased not only the story of the birth of Jesus Christ but also emphasized on His important teachings. After conducting a fun filled quiz related to the Bible and the life of Lord Jesus Christ,they charmed the audience with the musical depiction of the birth story of Lord Jesus Christ followed by the nativity scene and the manger scene. Students of all the sections unveiled a spectacular assembly. The children in their bright and elaborate costumes were a delight to watch. The assembly ended with all the students singing Christmas carols learnt in their music class. The message of the assembly was loud and clear--- Come let us embrace the spirit of Christmas by bringing joy and happiness into someone’s life.It was a fascinating experience for all as everyone thoroughly enjoyed the spirit of Christmas and the joy of sharing.

Grade 1 Activity - Joy of Giving 24th December 2020

Sharing is one of the virtues which brings happiness in life. Keeping this wonderful virtue in mind, an activity – ‘Joy of Giving’, was conducted for the students of class 1 on 24th December, 2020. In this activity, children made a paper stocking with the help of craft paper and wrote a wish for their friends. They beautifully decorated the stocking with stars, smileys and basic shapes. They happily pasted Christmas tree cut outs on their stocking. They also shared the messages which they wrote on the stockings for their friends. This activity could help children understand that one is never at loss by sharing. Sharing is a beautiful virtue, indeed.Children enjoyed the activity thoroughly and enhanced their interactive and creative skills.They understood that the greatest joy is “The Joy of Giving.” They wished their friends and teachers Merry Christmas.

Activity “Let’s check out the Soil Profile” 23rd December 2020

A soil profile is a vertical cross-section of the soil, made of layers running parallel to the surface. It is the vertical section of the soil that is exposed by a soil pit. The layers of soil can easily be identified by the soil colour and size of soil particles. An activity on the topic “Let’s check out the Soil Profile” was conducted in all sections of grade-3 on 23rd December2020, where in childrencarried out an activity using glass jar, handful of soil, water and a stirrer and observed different layers of the soil on the basis of colour and size of particles of soil. The students did this activity with a lot of enthusiasm and learnt more about the different layers of soil. They observed that the gravel has larger and heavier particles so it settles down at the bottom of the jar. Simultaneously sand, gravel and humus take space in the jar as per their particle size and weight.

Grade II Activity - ‘Write a wish’ 23 December2020

Christmas is about spending time with family and friends. It’s about creating happy memories that will last a lifetime. Activities enable students to think from different angles. Interactive and interesting activities can inspire students to greater achievement. They learn new things through the play way method. ‘Write a wish Activity’ was organized for Grade 2 to make them understand the importance of their dreams and believe that there is hope. Children were asked to take A4 size sheets, cut a stocking and write a wish that they want Santa to fulfil. Children decorated their stocking and wrote their wishes. After that they discussed their wishes with their classmates. Children enjoyed the activity thoroughly and enhanced their interactive and creative skills.

Back to School December 18, 2020

The year 2020, has been full of trials, fears, insecurities, sorrows and losses. At the same time, it has been a great learning phase and an eye-opener. The technology that had slowly been invading our homes and life, overnight became the new normal during this time. Humans are highly adaptable, and it is this quality that helps us face and overcome challenges and survive. After a prolonged period of going through the COVID 19 pandemic, Shalom Hills International School, steered by its futuristic and sturdyFounder and Chairperson, Dr (Mrs.) Lilly George, reopened its gates today for the students of grades XII (Science Stream) to conduct practical classes. Dressed in their school uniforms once again, the students looked very cheerful, excited and in high spirits. All precautionary measures have been taken to ensure the safety of the students. We hope to resume school in phases for the students of grades X – XII by January end. Link to view Videos https://youtu.be/DXfEFpE6NFI

English Activity “My Experience of Joy of Sharing” 18th December 2020

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” Sharing is caring. Apart from bringing joy and happiness, sharing also inculcates in us the virtue of caring and needs to be taught at an early stage to foster the moral development of children. Keeping the above thought in mind, the Joy of Giving event is observed every year at Shalom Hills International School with a lot of enthusiasm and happiness, reflecting the spirit of empathy and generosity of the students, teachers and parents alike. This gives us an opportunity to reach out to less privileged people with our acts and words of kindness. During this pandemic, the joy of sharing week was celebrated at a different level by helping to transform a child’s life forever. The speaking activity was conducted on 18th December 2020 where in students were encouraged to share their personal experiences of helping somebody in need and any one act of kindness by them. The experiences were shared through a virtual platform in the virtual class rooms. Through this activity the students realized that sharing is one of the most important virtues which bring happiness in life to both the giver and the receiver. It is fundamental to the development and nurturing of all human relationships. It was a wonderful experience for both the teachers and students to be a part of this activity.

Grades 1- V“Tea Day” celebrated 15th December 2020

"The path to heaven passes through a teapot." -Ancient Proverb For all the countries where tea is consumed and grown at a very large scale, International Tea Day is celebrated on December 15 to draw the attention of the people to tea and to foresee the amount of impact brought by the tea trade to the workers and the farmers. Countries like India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Indonesia, Uganda, Malaysia, and Tanzania, among others, observe this day in December every year. To make children aware of this important day a special assembly was conducted in grades I to V. Students were involved in presenting the power point presentation on “Tea Day”.Students were already informed about this dayand were asked to prepare slogans, posters and other props for the presentation. They enthusiastically participated in the presentation and showed their creative skills while sharing their knowledge about this day. Students prepared beautiful and meaningful slogans and creative artwork on the given topic.It was an informative session for them which they enjoyed thoroughly.

Grades 1- V Celebrate“Vijay Diwas” 16th December 2020

“Victory doesn’t come cheap, we also had to carry some biers... A tribute to the martyrs of India.” - AmiteshSodhiya Vijay Diwas is celebrated on December 16 every year to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971. It was the day when the Indian army brought Pakistani soldiers to their knees and Bangladesh came into existence. The day is also observed across country by paying tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the nation. To make children aware of this important day a special assembly was conducted in grades I to V. Students prepareda power point presentation on “Vijay Diwas”, wrote slogans, made posters and other props for the presentation. They showcased their creative skills and shared their knowledge about this day.Students were able to understandthat soldiers are the guardians of the nation and protect us even at the costof their own life, and how they fulfill their duties despite the hardships. Vijay Diwas is indeed a Day for Remembrance of our brave soldiers and ‘Mukti Joddhas’ who sacrifice their lives for a noble cause. We salute the bravery, courage and sacrifice of our Indian soldiers. JAI HIND

‘Let’s Describe Grandpa’ 15thDecember 2020

A speaking activity 'Let's Describe Grandpa' was conducted in class 1 on 15th December 2020, wherein the students joyfully expressed their feelings and emotions about their amazing grandfathers. They shared various qualities of their grandfather using different adjectives. The children spoke few lines about their grandfatherand shared their experiences with them. They also shared how they help and take care of their grandfather. The children drew pictures of their grandfather and showcased their artistic skillsusing attractive props. The students participated with a lot of energy and interest.It aided in eliciting personal thoughts, feelings and experiences. It also developed the vocabulary of the students. They all came up with different words and sentences and used them as a wonderful medium of expressing and demonstrating their thoughts. This activity, conducted to encourage students to develop their speaking and listening skills, was thoroughly enjoyed by each one of them.

GradeI-V: World Energy Conservation Day Celebrated 14th December2020

“Saving energy today will make tomorrow bright!” National Energy Conservation Day, December 14,focuses on making people aware of global warming and climate change and promotes efforts towards saving energy resources. With the growth in the population, the requirement for energy is also increasing continuously. Thus, every year 'Energy Conservation Day' is celebrated to raise awareness among the general public about the importance of energy conversation and energy efficiency. Energy conservation is about reducing the consumption of energy and usingminimal energy to save energy sources for future uses. It is achievable by using energy more efficiently and reducing the amount of service usage. Most of the energy sources we use in our daily lives are 'non-renewable'.They cannot be reused and renewed and may last only for another 40 years or so. Therefore, every individual must include energy conservation in their behaviour to make energy conservation plan more effective. A special assembly was organized by grade 1 to 5 students to aware and sensitize them about the importance of energy and the need for conserving it. Teachersfocussed on various natural energy sources that generate sufficient energy for use in daily life, like fossil fuels, crude oil, coal and natural gas.The importance of conserving energy and using renewable sources of energy were explained through PPT.

Grade I-V: International Mountain Day Celebrated 11th December 2020

International Mountain Day is celebrated annually on 11 December. One seventh of the world’s population lives in mountain areas, whereas the remaining one third is largely dependent on the natural resources, originating in mountains. To create awareness about the importance of mountains, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development, and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain people and environments around the world,this year, Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations has chosen Mountain Matters as a theme to celebrate International Mountain Day. Hence drawing attention towards mountains is imperative. A special assembly was organized by grade 1 to 5 students. It started by invoking the blessings of the Lord with a prayer by the class choir. The theme highlighted the importance of mountains in water conservation, food planning, biodiversity and numerous other aspects. Students gave speeches to create awareness about mountains andcan embrace the wonder and magic of the mountainsaround us.Through this celebration, we focused to educate our studentsabout the role of mountains in the environment, their impact on our lives and how to preserve them.The assembly concluded with the national anthem followed by the Shalom anthem.

GradeI-V: Celebration of Indian Armed Forces Flag Day 7th December2020

“Either I will come back after hoisting the tricolour, or I will come back wrapped init, but I will come back for sure!” – Capt. Vikram Batra The Armed Forces Flag Day or the Flag Day of India is a day dedicated to collection of funds for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel. It has been observed annually in India on December 7 since 1949. To salute the unparalleled zeal to serve the country till their last breath and to ignite the spark of patriotism and nationalism in the hearts of our students, a special assembly was organised on Armed Forces Flag Day.It commenced with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the school’s vision and mission statement.The students paid tribute to the courageous and martyred soldiers. They also highlighted that the Indian army is the cause for peace in the nation and their contribution is very valuable. Students recited poems on the theme. The assembly filled the students with gratitude for our fearless and indomitable heroes entrusted with the charge of taking care of not only the border, but also of each and every civilian like us all.The Special assembly was a salute to the real heroes of our nation.The assembly concluded with the national anthem followed by the Shalom anthem.

GradeI-V: Navy Day and World Soil Day celebrated 4th December2020

“Soil protects our history and plays an important role in the preservation of the earth’s history!” World Soil Day is held annually on December 5as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate sustainable management of soil resources. An international day to celebrate Soil was recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002. With the vital theme 'caring for the planet starts from the ground’, SHIS (Middle Wing) organized a special assembly to celebrate the World Soil Day. Spreading awareness regarding significant processes like soil erosion, its importance, food, water, climate and biodiversity, the assembly began with a speech, highlighting the importance of the day. The students highlighted the states of India with different types of soils and the measures to be taken to save it. It raised awareness among the students about critical importance of different varieties of soil and inspired them to explore new opportunities to embrace sustainable development. The assembly sensitized the students towards the fact that Soil is more valuable than oil! Navy Day in India is observed on 4th of December every year to celebrate the magnificence, achievements and role of the Naval Force.Our Navy not only helps in securing the marine borders of the country, it also helps in enhancing the international relations of India through seaport visits.They are the first ones who reach the locals at the time of crisis and distress like high tides, hurricanes, extreme rains and other natural calamities. Navy Day was celebrated in SHIS (Middle Wing) with a special assembly. A short speech emphasizing the history of the Indian Navy filled the young hearts with ecstasy, pride, and honour. The observance of Navy Day also raised desire in the young minds to opt Navy as a career and serve the motherland.

Grade I EnglishActivity 3rd December 2020

Activity based learning is a subset for experiential learning. It plays a major role in students’ learning. An activity related to the use of this, that, these and those was conducted for the students of class 1 on 3rd December 2020. The purpose of the activity was to develop writing and language skills among the students. This activity aimed to develop the observational and writing skills of the young minds.The students drew different pictures in their English notebooks and demonstrated the use of this, that, these and those, with the help of pictures by dividing the notebook into four parts and drawing and writing sentences demonstrating their usage withsingular and plural nouns. The students participated with a lot of interest andenjoyment.

Classes I-IV: International Day of Persons with Disabilitiesand Birth Anniversary of Dr. Rajendra Prasad 2nd December2020

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” - Hellen Keller International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3, has been promoted by the United Nations since 1992. The theme for 2019 is ‘promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’.The observance of the day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. This day also coincides with the birthday of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, an Indian independence activist, lawyer, scholar and subsequently, the first President of India in office from 1950 to 1962. He was an Indian political leader and lawyer by training. He was deeply influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and went to jail during the ‘Salt Satyagraha’ of 1931 and the 'Quit India Movement' of 1942.He played a big role in the drafting of the Indian Constitution. Dr Rajendra Prasad was awarded the highest civilian award - Bharat Ratna - in 1962. He passed away on 28 February 1963, aged 78. To celebrate the high spirits and will power of children with special needs, the students of classes I-IV conducted a special assembly wherein they gave speeches with posters and props emphasizing the importance of these days. The importance of celebrating the achievements of the differently abled people and ensuring equality & dignity was a key highlight of the day. The assembly ended with a message of love and respect.

Classes I-IV: National Pollution Control Day 2nd December 2020

The National Pollution Control Day is celebrated every year on 2nd December in India in order to honour and memorialize the thousands of people who had lost their existence because of the Bhopal gas calamity. The main aim behind the celebration of National Pollution Day is the control of pollution and prevention of industrial disasters.Several acts and rules have been launched by the Government to control pollution levels in India. To spread awareness on managing and controlling pollution SHIS (Middle Wing) celebrated a Special Assembly on National Pollution Control Day. Students took a pledge to create a pollution free Earth and slogans like ‘Be a part of solution, not a part of pollution’,were raised by the Shalomitees.Students were encouraged to follow practices like growing more trees, car-pooling and banning plastic bags. With an informative speech, quotations and much more, students urged everyone to stop polluting the Earth.

Grade 1Activity - Blooming Flower of 10 27th December2020

Activities enable students to think from different angles. Interactive and interesting activities can inspire Math in students to greater achievementby learning new things through play way method. To introduce the concept of skip counting by 10, an activity“Blooming Flower of 10”,was conducted in all the sections of class I.Children were asked to take A4 size sheet, cut out a circle and 9 petals. Children pasted the circle in the middle of the sheet and around it pasted all the petals to make a flower. After this they wrote 10 in the circle cut out and 20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100 in all the petals in sequence. They were then instructed to make a stem and leaves to make a beautiful flower which they pasted in their notebooks. With the help of this activity the concept of skip counting by 10 was made clear. Children made very beautiful cut outs of flowers. They enjoyed the activity thoroughly which enhanced their logical and analytical skills.

Classes: I-V Guru Nanak Jayanti 27th November 2020

Guru Nanak Jayanti falls on the full moon day of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated all over India to commemorate the birth of Guru Nakak, the founder of Sikhism.The important event that is scheduled for 30th November was celebrated in the morning assembly on 27 November 2020. The celebration of the guru’s birth anniversary begins two days prior to the actual date. On the first day of the celebrations, Sikhs read the Sikh holy book - the Guru Granth Sahib. On the second day, a procession is led by five people representing the original PanjPyare ("the Five Beloved Ones") who helped shape the religion. On Gurupuravfollowers begin the day with 'Prabhat Pheri', an early morning procession. Through the day, devotees chant and sing hymns. A special prayer known as ‘Rehrasi’ is organised at sunset. According to Sikh tradition, it is believed that Nanak was born at around 1:20 am. Therefore, evening prayers continue till about 2:00 am, as worshippers sing 'Gurbani' in his praise. This is one of the main sacred festivals in the Sikh community. Sikhs all over the world gather and celebrate Gurupurav every year with great devotion and enthusiasm. Few students held placards and dressed up accordingly.There was full participation of the students in the assembly. Students spoke facts about Guru Nanak. The assembly concluded with the Shalom anthem.

Virtual Tour To Heritage Transport Museum November 25 & 26, 2020

Virtual tours for kids will have them gazing at world-class art, learning about history, discovering science, and even checking out what it's like in outer space. While the kids may be home physically, online tours still give them some access to the rest of the outside world. To acquaint them with the evolution of transportation in India, a virtual tour to Heritage Transport Museum,Gurgaon was organised in Grade IV on 25 & 26 November.The Heritage Transport Museum is India's major museum dealing with the history of human transportation. The collection focuses on the development of transport in India. Opened in2013 on 3.01 acres with 95,000 square feet of exhibition galleries, it became India's largest private museum. It was a wonderful experience for the learners to see all these means of transportation starting from automobile to aviation,from two wheelers to jugaads along with various means of water transport with their real models and posters.Students were amazed and excited to see all the tongas,carts,vintage cars,palanquins,models of planes.Learners came dressed up for the tour with their sunglasses and hats on and also with a picnic bag filled with fun food

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November, 2020

The United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an occasion for governments, international organizations and non-governmentalorganizations to raise public awarenessof violence against women. It has been observed on November 25 each year since 2000. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. According to a 2013 WHO global study, 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual violence. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. The date marks the brutal assassination in 1960 of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic. To make everyone aware and highlight the importance of this day the middle wing students of classes I-V organized a special assembly with props and placards on the topic. In their various speeches they underlined message -‘Stop violence against women’. There was full and enthusiastic participation of the students in this special assembly. Itwas agreat learning and awareness drive for the students.It is rightly said that impressions in the young minds leave a deep impact. This was another small step in the process of education. The assembly concluded with the Shalom anthem.

Road Safety:Starts With You November 24 & 25, 2020

Road safety is a subject of importance that every child should be awareabout. Streets near playgrounds can become spotsof automobile accidents if necessary precautions are not taken. The dangers on the road impact everyone and hence is a vital topic of discussion everywhere. Every year road crashes lead to death and injury among youngsters. The risk is even higher in teenagers as they are given more independence. Traffic is a major concern for pedestrians and cyclists too. To make the students aware about various road safety signs an activity named “Road safety:Starts with you” was conducted in Grade IV on 24 & 25 November. Learners were asked to explain any two road safety signs with the help of their cut outs. Students shared various signs like;stop, no parking,no U turn,elephant corridor,no overtaking and many more.They were very excited for the activity and presented their signs in a very informative way.Overall, the activity was a wonderful learning experience which they enjoyed doing.

Grade V Science Activity -Simple Machines 23rd-24th November 2020

In a world where evolution is a daily phenomenon, our upcoming generations have abundant avenues to invest their innocent curiosities in. At Shalom Hills International School, it is our constant endeavor to find multiple means to satisfy the curiosity of every child. Considering the fact that- Science is the supreme art to awaken the joy in creative expression and knowledge,a reinforcement activity ‘Model of Simple Machines’was held on 23rd and 24th November2020for the students of grade V. The enthusiastic learners explored and created different models of simple machines by using recycled materials. The students were explained in detail about the concept of simple machines and how they can simplify our daily chores. The learners explored the magical world of creative learning by displaying and demonstrating various models like inclined plane,wedge,lever,screw,pulley,wheel and axle etc. They were enthralled to observe and learn the interesting aspects of science through the activities ranging from known to unknown facts. The activity paved a path to investigating how something works or why something happens. It was all about sparking the student’s creative thinking and inquisitive nature.

Grade 4 Character Sketch Activity 23rd November 2020

An English activity based on L-6 ‘GG Grandpa’ was conducted in all sections of grade 4 on 23rd November 2020. This activity involved making a sketch or portrait of grand-parents and narrating any interesting anecdote involving them. The students were encouraged to be creative while making their portraits. They also had to express their love and gratitude towards their grandparents through small messages and notes. The students showed a lot of interest in doing the activity. A few of them even made photo-frames with the help of origami paper for their portraits. The students were excited to speak a few lines on their grand-parents. Many children also shared funny incidents related to their grand-parents. Through their narrations their love and strong bonding with their grand-parents was clearly visible. This activity helped the children express their views and enhanced their linguistic abilities.

Grade I Activity ‘Let’s Develop Our Thesaurus’ 20th November 2020

Pictures stimulate thoughts and motivate to express views and ideas. Keeping this wonderful fact in view, a very interactive writing skill cum art integrated activity was conducted virtuallyfor the students of class 1. This activity was aimed to develop the observational and writing skillsof the young minds. Thestudentsdrew a picture in their English notebooks and observed it minutely and thoroughly.They then described the picture using different words.They participated wholeheartedly and framed very interesting sentences. The children enthusiastically used their imaginative powerand strong observations to describe the picture. They also used many describing words which made their sentences more elaborative and effective. The activity aided in eliciting personal thoughts, feelings and experiences by strong observation. It also developed the vocabulary of the students. They all came up with different words and sentences and used them as a wonderful medium of expressing and demonstrating their thoughts. It was thoroughly enjoyed by each one of them.

 Grade V English Activity

“Silence and Smiles are Suitable Statements to Slam the Sour Squabble.” What is a squabble? A noisy quarrel about something trivial/ unimportant/ petty matter. Now the Grammar house is not an unimportant or insignificant place and there, all the 8 parts of speech want to be the most important one. Students of grade V experienced this squabble first hand, wherein they were dressed up as a part of speech and very eloquently demanded their recognition as the most significant member in the house. The students very vociferously explained that without their presence (8 parts of speech) grammar would not be grammar but some sort of loose language that did not have rules and no proper formation of sentences. Through this activity the students were able to distinguish between all the parts of speech, their importance and proper usage in a sentence. They also were able to correctly identify the different parts and appreciate each part’s prominence.

Universal Children’s Day/ World Television Day 20th November 2020

"Children are like seeds, nurture them like plants. So that they become shade like tomorrow”. Children are innocent, mischievous, but bring a smile to one's life. One of the most treasured possessions on earth; children are loved by one and all. Thus,‘Universal Children's Day’is observed on 20thNovember annually to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide and improving children's welfare. It was established in 1954to commemorate the healthy growth,education and happiness of children. World Television Day is celebrated on 21 November every year to highlight the major role that television plays in daily life by presenting different issues that affect people. UN General Assembly on 17 December, 1996 proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day. To make the students of classes: I-V aware about the above important dates and events a special assembly was organized wherein the students gave speeches with posters and props with related dresses to emphasize and highlight the importance of these days. Students through this informative assembly made everyone aware about the Universal Children’s Day. Students also spoke about the importance of Television in our daily life.

International Men’s Day/Indira Gandhi Jayanti/ World Toilet Day 19th November 2020

International Men’s day is celebrated every year on 19th November. It highlights the issues faced by men on a global scale. ‘Being men’ means accepting responsibilities in all ways making sacrifices for the family, to bring a smile on their faces. Indira Gandhi Jayanti isalso celebrated on 19th November as a tribute to the first female Prime Minister of India till date.Born on Nov 19, 1917 in Allahabad, U.P,she was the daughter of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. She served India as a Prime Minister from 1966-1977 Year then again from 1980 till 1984 "World Toilet Day”is observed on 19th November to inspire people about tackling the issue of the global sanitation crisis and to achieve Sustainable Development Goal, which promises sanitation for all by 2030. According to WHO and UNICEF around 60% of the global population that is approx. 4.5 billion people either has no toilet at home or one that does not safely manage excreta. To make the students of classes: I-V aware about the above important dates and events a special assembly was organized wherein the students gave speeches with posters and props with related dresses to emphasize and highlight the importance of these days. Students through this informative assembly made everyone aware about the importance of Men in our life.The importance of toiletsat home, which is a necessity for all people. Toknow about our Indian famous personalities students also made everyone aware about ‘Indira Gandhi Jayanti’. This assembly was a great learning experience for all and informative too.

Activity “My Favourite Planet” 18th November 2020

The solar system consists of the Sun and all other objects that travel around it. These objects include planets, asteroids, natural satellites, meteoroids, comets, dwarf planets, dust and gases. The sun is the middle of our solar system and exerts tremendous gravitational pull on planets, comets, asteroids, satellites and other objects. Our solar system is a part of the Milky Way Galaxy. An activity on the topic “My Favourite Planet” was conducted in all sections of grade-3 on 18th November2020 where in childrenpresented models and drawings of the solar system and spoke about their favourite planet. The students did this activity with a lot of enthusiasm and learnt more about the planets. They presented best of their imagination and creativity in making the models and presenting these in front of their peers and teacher. They shared amazing facts related to planets, enjoyed listening to each other and motivated the presenters by clapping for them for their presentations.

Grade V EVS I Activity ‘Emperor Penguin Hat’ November 17 & 18, 2020

"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, making mistakes, and having fun." Integrating the visual and performing arts is one clear and concrete strategy to engage students in learning social studies content and concepts while making them interactive and relevant to their daily lives.Creativity fosters mental growth as well by providing opportunities for trying out new ideas, and new ways of thinking and problem-solving. At Shalom Hills International School, we provide a creative environment as a complement to the integral education system at the school. In pursuit of the same, an online EVS I (Social Science) activity related to the Chapter-the Frigid Zone was carried outfor the students of Class V on 17 and 18 November 2020to boost and augment the experiential learning of the students. The young learners displayed their artistic skills through an array of Emperor Penguin hats using various materials like cotton, waste papers, old hats and caps. It was a great opportunity to watch these young minds creating and displaying their ideas.The spatial, social and fine motor skills of the students were refined as they got hands on experience. The students developed an understanding and also shared some fascinating facts about the largest member of the penguin family i.e. Emperor Penguin. It was a fun -filled activity conducted on the digital platform which was enjoyed by one and all present in the virtual environment. .

Grade I Speaking Skill Activity - Pledge A Positive Change 12th November 2020

A very interactive speaking skill activity was conducted for class I students virtually. The purpose of the activity was to inculcate positivity among students with the help of verbal expressionto build their confidence. This activity was aimed to develop self-expression and speaking skills of the young minds. Thestudentsspokefewlinesandtookapositivepledgeto bring onepositivechangeintheirlifestylethisDiwali.They participated wholeheartedly and framed very interesting sentences relating to use of crackers, pollution, junk food and importance of goodhealth.The children were excited to share their Pledge for this Diwali and waited eagerly for their turn. The students used attractive props while taking their Pledge. Children participated with vigor and energy. The activity inflicted positivity and happiness among students.They all came up with different Pledges and used them as a wonderful medium of expressing and demonstrating their thoughts.

Classes: I-V Diwali Celebrations November 12, 2020

India is a great country often known as the land of festivals. One of the famous and most celebrated Hindu festival is the festival of lights or Diwali, a symbol of victory of good over evil. This day is also celebrated as the home coming of Lord Ram after 14 years of exile and the welcoming of Goddess Lakshmi. All the teachers and students of classes: I-V celebrated this festival with great zeal and fervor. Dressed up beautifully in the traditional clothes, the students spoke on the festival of Diwali and also enacted role plays of different characters of the Ramayana. To make the students understand the importance of Diwali, a Virtual Special Assembly was conducted on November 12. The children were explained the merits of celebrating an eco-friendly Diwali by saying “No to Crackers”. They were also made aware about how to celebrate Clean, Safe and Green Diwali by using diyas, candles and LED lights to save electricity. Young Shalomitee also expressed their views on the same. Children dressed up in traditional wear and gave splendid dance performances. They also sang Diwali rhymes and songs creating a lively atmosphere. They raised slogans of ‘avoid crackers’, burn bad habits, light diyas and candles and ‘Clean Earth, Green Earth’. Various activities such as “Rangoli decoration, Diya making, E-Greeting, Talent hunt, Puppet show and taking a Pledge for positive change were organized to enhance the creative skills of the students. Primary wing students won the hearts of the teachers when they presented their lively dance drama to depict the various reasons why “Diwali” is celebrated. They enthralled the teachers, peers and parents with their graceful moves.

Classes: I-V Assembly on World Pneumonia Day/Kindness Day/ Tolerance Day 12th November 2020

Pneumonia is the world’s leading infectious killer of children, claiming one child every 39 seconds. Yet pneumonia remains a neglected disease. It has been called a “global cause without champions”. World Pneumonia Day, marked every year on 12 November, was established by the Stop Pneumonia Initiative in 2009 to raise awareness about the toll of pneumonia and to advocate for global action to protect against, help prevent and effectively treat this deadly illness. World Kindness Day is an international observance on 13 November. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of Nations' Kindness NGOs. It is observed in many countries including India. The Day is to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us. "Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human." In 1996, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 51/95 proclaiming 16 November as International Day for Tolerance. A Day with Gandhi in 1994, UNESCO marked the 125th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth paving the way for the proclamation of 16 November as the International Day for Tolerance by the UN. The students of classes: I-V conducted a special assembly wherein they gave speeches with posters and props emphasizing the importance of these days. Through this informative assembly they made everyone aware about the importance of taking care of infections in the lungs, the importance of tolerance through acceptance and appreciation of diversity in and around us. To highlight good deed in our society students also made everyone aware about the celebration of World Kindness Day. In this growing intolerant and selfish world, it is important that we sow the seeds of doing good and accepting everyone with respect in our new generation.

Children’s Day Celebrations- Grade VI 12th November 2020

Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they ae the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. Only through right education can a better order of society be built. Jawahar Lal Nehru On the special occasion of Children’s Day, a special assembly was conducted for the students of grade VI by their teachers with some surprises on 12th November. The assembly started with the best wishes message from our Founder and Chairperson, Dr (Mrs.) Lilly George, for her beloved children being read out by the teachers. It was followed by the Lord’s prayer, Shloka, Welcome Speech, Health tip & Pledge. The activities conducted by the teachers were Yoga Story- (teachers performing yoga with the story depiction), the compiled video on teachers wishing Happy Children’s Day, Sanskrit Geet and chant and the Game in which students were asked to identify their teachers from the childhood pictures. The students got emotional by the efforts of their teachers to make the day special for them. They appreciated the wonderful show and enjoyed the assembly thoroughly.

Grade- IV EVS-II (Science) Activity on ‘Animals’ 11th and 12th November 2020

Art integrated learning enables the students to derive meaning and understanding directly from the learning experiences. It also makes learning joyful and has a positive impact on the development of scientific skills. To enhance the understanding of the concept- Animal, an online activity was conducted for Grade IV students on 11th and 12th November, 2020. The animal kingdom is very vast and diverse. Students learnt about different groups of animals which include vertebrates and invertebrates, their habitat and eating habits. Students were told in advance to prepare a mask or a puppet of an animal of their choice for the class presentation. Students made colourful masks and puppets of different animals using waste materials like old socks, ribbons, sheets, buttons etc. They were able to identify the animal as a vertebrate or invertebrate and which group it belongs to like- fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Students shared their knowledge on the basis of key points such as- presence or absence of back bone, cold or warm-blooded animal, its habit, breathing organ, means of reproduction and eating habits. It was good to see various animal creatures like octopus, butterfly, chameleon, snake, lion, tiger, fishes, panda, zebra, cat, dog and so on. The students participated enthusiastically in the activity and presented it with a great zeal. Few students explored extra information about the animals and shared it during their presentation. This activity enabled students to classify animals in various ways and differentiate among them and gain confidence through virtual stage exposure.

Grade IV Activity Industries of India November 11 & 12, 2020

Industries play an important role in the economic development of any nation. Without industries, economic development is impossible. Again, in a developing economy like INDIA, industries are indispensable. India is rich in natural resources, such as minerals, forests etc.; power resources, such as coal, hydro-electricity, atomic energy, etc.; human resources, and as the country has vast population, wide market required for the development of industries is also available in the country. The economic growth provided by industrial development is a well-sustained growth that can transform an economy. Industrialization provides increased employment opportunities in small- and large-scale industries. In an industrial economy, industry absorbs underemployed and unemployed workers from the agricultural sector, thereby increasing the income of the community. To make the students understand the importance of industries and industrial growth in a more realistic way an activity “INDUSTRIES OF INDIA” was conducted in class-IV where in students were asked to select any state of India and the famous industry of that state. They shared the details of selected state’s industry in the class and presented their finding with various pictures, drawings and even things find in our homes made in various industries. They were able to relate to the topic and this activity boosted their conceptual understanding of industries.

Grade-V Activity - Eco Friendly Rangoli Making November 11, 2020

“Rangoli enhances the beauty of the occasion.” Rangoli making is an integral part of Indian tradition and culture. Beautiful rangolis adorn the Indian houses specially during festivals. Therefore, to promote this traditional artform amongst our students, Shalom Hills International School organised a fascinating and alluring ‘Eco Friendly Rangoli Making’ activity on 11th November 2020 for the students of grade-V on the occasion of Diwali. In order to encourage the students and inculcate the traditions of the festival, they were asked to make a small design of rangoli in their homes by using waste materials that are easily available at home. The participants created innovative designs of Rangoli using waste material, grains, old CDs, earthen diyas, flower petals, leaves and sawdust apart from rangoli colours. The students drew and embellished different designs and patterns and exhibited their talent. By organising such an activity, students were introduced to the value of the culture and tradition of our country. At the same time skills of creativity and art innovation were also developed amidst the students through this activity. The students decorated their homes with these fascinating rangolis and shared their pictures with their respective class teachers. Over all it was a fun filled day for the students and teachers.

Grade VI Deepawali Celebration of Lights & Brotherhood 11th November 2020

“All the lights of the world cannot be compared even to a ray of the inner light of the self. Merging yourself in this light enjoy the festival of lights”. The morning assembly was conducted by the grade VI students on the theme “Diwali- is to light up new and colourful dreams, fresh hopes and undiscovered ways that fill everyone’s days with love and care”, followed by Deepawali celebrations during which the students engaged themselves in various fun filled activities. Once again the young Shalomites were provided with the platform to show case their hidden talent, creativity and artistic skills through the activities. Children were seen engrossed in painting beautiful diyas, rangolis, making lanterns/cards, drawings/sketches & slogan writing on brotherhood. They wore traditional attire keeping alive the spirit of festivity. They also enthusiastically performed on any one personality of their choice from the Ramayana and spread the awareness of happiness, goodness and brotherhood. The festivities brought the feeling of thrill and joy around the corner and children wished their teachers and peers a safe Diwali with the hope to fight and overcome the pandemic situation with positivity.

Grade V Science Activity 11th November 2020

‘The true method of knowledge is experiment.’ – William Blake Experimenting is indeed the most effective way of gaining knowledge. The students of grade V started learning about ‘Energy of Different Forms’ in the month of November. One energy that caught their attention was ‘light energy’. They were thrilled to know how certain objects give off their own light while some reflect light and yet others allow light to pass through them. On 11th November 2020 the students of grade V participated in the activity entitled ‘My Experiments with Light’ in which they demonstrated how light passes through some objects completely, partially and sometimes not at all. The students were divided into three groups ‘transparent, translucent and opaque objects’ respectively by their Science teachers. On the day of the activity, the students displayed examples of numerous objects which are transparent in nature and allow light to pass through them completely such as a food zip-pouch, glassware, spectacles a cellophane sheet etc. Translucent objects that allow light to pass them partially were also shown like butter paper, oiled paper, smoked glass, foggy windows and many more. Lastly opaque objects like book, door, wall etc. were displayed which do not allow light to pass through them at all. The activity was completed within the given time and the students enjoyed themselves guessing and watching a series of examples shown by their classmates.

Children’s Day Special Assembly November 11, 2020

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings. “Children are like buds in a garden and should be lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.” -Jawaharlal Nehru (first Prime Minister of Free India) As the day of celebration dawned the excitement of our young Shalomites also grew. This is their special day when the teachers ensure that they get some extra fun time among themselves. 14th November is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. Called lovingly as Chacha Nehru by the children, his love for children is well known and hence his birthday is commemorated as Children’s day in India. The teachers of grade V wooed their children with a lot of fun activities. The teachers entertained the children by playing on the key board, singing songs, dancing etc. A collage was made with all the teachers wishing their superstars all the best on this Children’s Day. Fun games like tongue twisters, riddles, dumb charades, just a minute were organised along with showing a small clip on Jawaharlal Nehru’s childhood. The children enjoyed this special day cherishing the lovely moments and memories. The day was enjoyed equally by the children as well as the teachers.

Grade V Diwali E-Greeting Card Making Activity November 10, 2020

“Shine like sparkles, glow like candles and burn all the negativity like crackles.” Diwali the festival of lights being just around the corner aroused the excitement among the young Shalomites. Online platform being the new norm paved a way for them to greet their near and dear ones. The students participated in an activity where they had to make E-greeting cards on the occasion of Diwali. The students participated with a lot of enthusiasm and showcased various ideas. Some used the online tools like ‘Scratch’, ‘MS Word’, ‘Padlets’ and even ‘Power Point Presentation’ and decorated their cards with images and GIFs, while some made paper greeting cards and presented pop art and numerous craft ideas. Various brightly coloured entries were received. The students were encouraged over a period of 3 days by their respective class teachers to participate and a folder was created on MS Teams for the students to share their entries. The children also wrote beautiful wishes inside the cards with neat calligraphies and further decorated them with images of ‘lanterns, diyas, stars’ and many more symbols associated with Diwali. E-certificates were given to all the students to encourage and thank them for their participation.

World Science Day for Peace and Development 10th November 2020

World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated every year on 10th November to highlight the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. It is celebrated to promote national and international solidarity for shared science between countries and also draw attention to the challenges faced by science in raising support for the scientific endevours. In simpler words it is science for and with the society. This was first coined by UNESCO, an United Nations organization. To make everyone aware and highlight the importance of this day, the middle wing students of classes I-V organized a special assembly with props and placards in their respective classes. In their various speeches they underlined the message of using science for peace and development for all human race and the world as a whole. Students emphasized the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies. This year, at a time when the world is struggling with the global COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the World Science Day is on Science for and with Society in dealing with the global pandemic. There was full and enthusiastic participation of the students in this special assembly. It was a great learning and awareness drive for all the students. It is rightly said that impressions in the young minds leave a deep impact. This was another small step in the process of education. The assembly concluded with the Shalom anthem.

Classes I-V: Infant Protection Day, Birthday of C V Raman and National Cancer Awareness Day celebrations 7th November2020

The important events scheduled for 7th November were celebrated in the morning assembly on 6th November 2020. The students were made aware about three important days and events-Infant Protection Day, Cancer Awareness Day and the birth anniversary of Dr C. V. Raman. Infant Protection Day aims to spread awareness about the safety of infants and protecting their lives by taking proper care through personal hygiene and medical support system. It is important that we make students and people around us aware about the importance of the same as many new born face a lot of problems and even die due to infections. This day also coincides with the Birthday of C V Raman and the World Cancer Awareness day. Dr Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was an Indian physicist who made ground breaking works in the field of light scattering. With his student K. S. Krishnan, he discovered that when light traverses a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes wavelength and amplitude. National Cancer Day is an international day to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. Paying tribute to Sir C V Raman, a Special Assembly was conducted on 6th November by the students of Middle Wing. The themes of the assembly were ‘Infant Protection Day, Birthday of C V Raman and National Cancer Awareness Day’. It commenced with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the school’s vision and mission statement. A speech on ‘World Cancer Awareness day’ delivered by few students, spread awareness regarding preventive measures to be practiced against cancer through the PPT shown in the virtual class assembly. Few students held placards and raised slogans on Cancer Awareness like ‘Cancer is Curable’. There was full participation of the students in the assembly. Students spoke facts about C V Raman also. It was indeed a very informative day in which the main motive was to spread a message about the importance of Science used in the daily life of the people. The assembly concluded with the National anthem followed by Shalom anthem.

Grades 4 English Time Travel Activity-Tenses 6TH -9TH November 2020

An art integrated activity, ‘Time Travel’ on simple tenses was conducted in grade 4 on 6th and 9th November 2020, with the aim to encourage children to learn through art. This was a post activity done after the completion of the grammar topic on Simple Tenses. The students were asked to select a verb of their choice. They had to then frame appropriate sentences in all the three tenses simple present, simple past and simple future using the same verb. They were also asked to make finger puppets or draw pictures related to their sentences. Students were encouraged to use their own creativity and imagination while doing the activity. All the children completed the activity with a lot of interest and enthusiasm. This activity helped to bring clarity on the use of simple tenses while framing sentences.

Virtual Trip to London Zoo for Classes: I-II 6th November 2020

The London Zoo is World’s oldest scientific zoo. It opened in London on 27th April 1828 and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific studies. Managed by the zoological society of London, it has many attractions like the reptile house, insect house, public aquarium, butterfly paradise, children’s zoo, zoo school and much more. To make the students aware of this beautiful and amazing London zoo and to break the whole week of academic monotony, a virtual trip was conducted for the students of classes: I-II on 6th November, 2020. Students were excited to know about different animals like dolphins, gorillas, tigers, lions, camels, monkeys, giraffes, elephants, pandas, rhinos, different birds, insects and more such animals. Students were all prepared with their sunglasses, caps, hats, picnic snacks and juices to enjoy this virtual ride to the London zoo. They had a lot of fun during the virtual ride while learning important facts about these animals and the London zoo. The London zoo has a collection of approximately 673 species of animals and the best part of this zoo is that it also helps to conserve the wildlife in its naturalistic habitat. This trip was a great learning experience for both the students and the teachers alike and they enjoyed this online trip. Children are eagerly looking forward to more such fun filled experiences in Shalom school journey.

My Fiery Rocket of 5 6th November 2020

Activities enable students to think from different angles. Interactive and interesting activities can inspire Math in students to greater achievement. To introduce the concept of skip counting by 5, an activity “My Fiery Rocket of 5”, was conducted in class I where in the children were asked to take one rectangular and one triangular shape cut out. They were instructed to paste both the cut outs in the shape of a rocket. After this they wrote skip counting by 5 on this cut out of rocket as follows 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and then paste it in their notebooks. With help of this activity, concept of skip counting by 5 was made clear to them and they also correlated the cut out of rocket with the upcoming festival Diwali. Children made very beautiful Rockets. Children enjoyed the activity thoroughly and enhanced their logical and analytical skills.

Grade III Activity - Virtual Trip to Qutub Minar 6th November 2020

A virtual trip to Qutub Minar was organised in all the sections of Grade III on 6th November 2020. Students were amazed to see the 73 metres tall minaret that forms a part of the Qutub Complex and has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site in Delhi. Students asked many questions as they learned about the history and architecture of this beautiful monument. They were also very fascinated to see the 23 metres high Iron Pillar, Alai Darwaza, Quwwat -ul-Islam Mosque and Tombs situated within the complex. Students were very enthusiastic about the trip and they thoroughly enjoyed it. They wore picnic attire with cap and sunglasses and even brought picnic food for the trip. The main purpose of this trip was to enhance their practical knowledge about the Art and History of Qutub Minar through a live virtual platform.

Class-I EVS activity ‘Apple of my Mom’s eye’ November 5, 2020

Apple of my mom’s Children of Class 1 participated in an amazing speaking skill activity in EVS to introduce the Lesson- ‘Good Habits and Safety’. In this activity children expressed their feelings and spoke about the good habits that they follow at home and outside, which makes them their Mom's favourite. They were very excited and ready with beautiful props. Everyone participated enthusiastically. The activity helped the students to introspect and made them aware about their good habits in addition to making them realize the need to follow the ones that they don’t in order to be a good and well-behaved person. This activity also brushed up their speaking skills and made them more confident in facing the audience.

Classes: I-V World Tsunami Awareness Day 5th November 2020

The World Tsunami Awareness Day is dedicated to promoting a global culture of tsunami awareness around the world. Started by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2015, it is observed on 5th November every year. The term ‘Tsunami’ is a Japanese term which means “harbour wave”. A tsunami is a series of giant waves caused by earthquakes or undersea volcanic eruptions and underwater landslides. Tsunamis are among the most devastating natural disasters and know no coastal borders. To spread the awareness amongst the young leaders of tomorrow a Special Assembly on 5th November on ‘World Tsunami Awareness Day’ was conducted by the students of Middle Wing. It started with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the school’s vision and mission statement. The PPT on ‘World Tsunami Awareness Day’ was explained to them to spread awareness in matters related to the dangers of tsunami and special emphasis was given on the importance of early warning systems in order to mitigate damage from this hazard. A speech was delivered on ‘World Tsunami Awareness day’ by few students. Few kids also spoke about the consequences of tsunami. The students also made an awareness plan to be followed during such crisis. It was a great learning and awareness drive for all the students of classes 1-5. The assembly concluded with the Shalom anthem.

‘Ganga Utsav’ November 2-4, 2020

Participation of Students in Ganga Utsav 2020, organized by NMCG, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India – reg. Shalom Hills International School not only aspires to provide academic excellence to thestudents but is equally concerned about theirholistic development. To empowerthe students and enhance their practical knowledge, the school not only conducts workshopsand seminars in the school premises but also provides opportunities to the students to attenddifferent virtual programmes. Students of our school also registered for the event organized by“The National Mission for Clean Ganga” (NMCG) the annual ‘Ganga Utsav’ on November 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2020 on a virtual platform. The Utsav had certain activities like storytelling, folklores, quizzes, display of traditional art forms, posters & music performance, along with dialogues with eminent personalities. Many students actively participated in the various activities and made the celebrationworthy and meaningful. The objective of the activity was: • To AWARE the presentgenerationto keep our environment clean. • To PROMOTE the spirit of national integration. • To SHOWCASE the rich heritage and culture, customs and traditions.

Classes-III to V Spell Bee Activity 2nd November 2020

“Language plays an important role in all round development of a student. Appropriate words with correct spellings convey the right message.” Learning a language is the foremost step in the life of a child as it helps him/her to communicate with the world and a school plays a vital role to train the child in this direction. With this aim in mind, SHIS organized a ‘Spell Bee Activity’ for the students of classes-III to V on2nd November 2020. The objective of the activity was to enhance the spelling and literary skills of children by encouraging them to explore the English language, expand their vocabulary and improve their communication and comprehension skills. The school aimed at creating awareness of the possibilities of using varied words in oral and written expression and to add words to the active vocabulary of students. The activity was held to enable all the students to reconfirm and acknowledge for themselves their ability to spell commonly used day to day vocabulary, both in spoken and written English in the correct sequence. The students participated earnestly in the activity. It was a fun way to enrich the vocabulary bank of the students.

Celebration of Haryana Diwas, National Author’s Day and World Vegan day 1st November2020

Every year Haryana day is celebrated on 1st November. This date marks the time in 1966 when the state was carved out of the existing state of East Punjab based on linguistic criteria. This day also coincides with the National Author’s Dayand the World Vegan Day. While, the formeris celebrated to appreciate the writers who help inspire us, World Vegan Day commemorates the 50th anniversary of the UK Vegan Society and the term ‘Vegan’. Created by Louise Wallis, a British animal rights activist and the chairperson of The Vegan Society, it aims to raise awareness about animal rights. The Special Assembly on 2nd November was conducted by the students’ of Middle Wing at Shalom Hills International School. The themes of the assembly were “Haryana Day, National Author’s day and World Vegan Day”. It started with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the school’s vision and mission statement. To make the students aware about their state, a PPT was shown to them to enrich their knowledge about the state. The students beautifully presented the culture of Haryana. They were dressed up in Haryana costume. The atmosphere was filled with joy, making everyone proud for being a part of a state with a rich and a vibrant culture. Few students presented poems, speeches and quotations etc. for these special days. There was full participation of the students in the assembly. It was an effective assembly by the children to bring their creativity forward on this virtual platform. The assembly concluded with the Shalom Anthem.

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION 31st October 2020

Halloween is a fun festival. The celebration of Halloween is associated with the idea of good fortune and also marks the victory of good over demonic spirits. It is celebrated on 31st October every year. To commemorate this festival, Craft activities were organized by the Art Teachers of the Primary wing. To make our students aware about Halloween, students of Classes 1 & 2 made paper fanfold pumpkin and studentsof Class 3-5 made 3D paper pumpkins. Their artisanship was quite fascinating and children thoroughly enjoyed this activity that tickled their creative side. Celebrating international festivals helps in fostering brotherhood and celebrating all kinds of festivals in the school shows the acceptance of cultural diversity. In order to celebrate Halloween, students of Classes I to III danced on Halloween songs which were followed by several amusing games including musical statue, silly faces, detective, rock paper scissors games. Kids enjoyed a lot during the party. Overall, it was great fun for the children.

Grade V Essay Writing 31st October 2020

‘Essay writing is a very sensitive form of self-expression. It is a harmonious blending of ‘thought’ and ‘expression’… dealing with a single subject.’ Our young graders of class-V participated in an essay writing activity that was held offline on the topic-Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on 31st October 2020. In accordance with our school’s policy of giving importance to all celebrations and festivities, this activity was done to commemorate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary. The students were well aware about this eminent personality and his part in the freedom struggle, and thereafter in the unification of India along with the Princely states. The essays poured in, it was astonishing to see the level of knowledge and research that the students had put in for this creative piece of writing. To make their work look more creative and festive, some students even decorated their work. The young Shalomites definitely gained more insight into the character and the persuasive abilities of this Iron Man of India. The purpose of the activity was to encourage the students to enhance their thinking and writing skills. The essays were well written by the students.

Grade IV Slogan Writing Competition 31st October 2020

To pay homage to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary, Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was celebrated. This day is celebrated to give respect to the Iron Man of India and to take a pledge to strive relentlessly towards a strong and united India that Sardar Patel had dreamt of. Students of class IV took part in the ‘Slogan Writing Competition’ on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. The activity was conducted offline. Students were asked to write a slogan on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas and submit the same to their respective class teachers. The theme for writing the slogan and the role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel towards making India a strong and united country was discussed in detail in the class. Students showed lot of enthusiasm and submitted beautiful and meaningful slogans on the given topic. Students expressed their thoughts towards Rashtriya Ekta Diwas very creatively while depicting their feeling through their drawing and slogans. Students were able to understand the importance of being united which was evident in their work.

Classes-IV and V Pledge (Oath) Taking Ceremony 31st October 2020

“Every citizen of India must remember that he is an Indian and he has every right in this country but with certain duties.” Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Every year, on 31st October, Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas took place online on 31st October 2020. The students of grades -IV and V took part in the Pledge (Oath)taking ceremony which was a part of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations for all the students. The pledge was shared with all the students. The students had to make a video of themselves while reading the oath/pledge and mail it to their respective class teachers by 31st October. All the students participated with a lot of enthusiasm. They could be seen proudly taking the oath. The oath was a reminder to the students of their duties and responsibilities towards the nation. The students promised and took a resolve to make their own contributions to ensure internal security of the country. All the children promised to dedicate themselves to the unity, integrity and security of the nation while taking the pledge.

Sharing the Story of Akbar and Birbal October 29, 2020

A story narration activity based on the lesson, ‘Tansen’ was conducted for the students of Class VI on October 29, 2020. The activity was focused on research work, to know about our history and work together as a team. As part of the activity students had to virtually present a story of Akbar and Birbal before the class. The students were divided into different teams and each team was given the liberty to choose any story of Akbar and Birbal. The students discussed about the story they had chosen and distributed the role among themselves. Students used innovative ways to share the story and the moral before the class. They used PowerPoint presentations, props, pictures, placards, puppets to present their stories in interesting ways. Every team shared the stories coordinating with the team members, with proper dialogue delivery and feel. All the students were full of excitement and displayed their zeal in participating in the virtual team activity, enjoying it thoroughly.

Science Activity ‘Dumb Charades-Types of Forces’ October 29, 2020

Experiential learning brings together observation, creativity and active interactions. It allows children to see purpose and to enjoy their learning experience.To enhance their learning and to help them apply this learning in their daily lives, an online activity was conducted on 29th October 2020. The world we live in, is never still. Force makes all the motion or movement possible. Force is a push or pull that acts on an object.Children learnt different types of Forces – Gravitational Force, Frictional Force, Magnetic Force, Electrostatic Force and Buoyant Force. The students were divided into 2 groups based on their roll number, where the first group children individually demonstrated the activity without speaking. The second group children guessed the correct type of force. They were given a time limit to observe the demonstration. The children enthusiastically participated and were very excited and energetic during the activity. Some of them demonstrated electrostatic force by bringing charged scale near the uncharged bits of paper, some showed gravitational force by throwing up the ball, others presented frictional force by slidinga toy car over the smooth and the rough surfaces,while some demonstrated buoyant force by placing paper boat in a container filled with water. It was a perfect opportunity for the children to enhance their observation skills and gain confidence through virtual stage exposure.The mission of this activity was to train young minds and to disseminate scientific knowledge.

National Unity Day 29th October 2020

“Every citizen of India must remember that he is an Indian and he has every right in this country but with certain duties.” Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel On account of National Unity Day which is celebrated every year on 31st October, and for creating greater awareness on vigilance in public life, students of X-XII along with the teachers took the Integrity Pledge during morning assembly. The aim to take the pledge was to make them understand that every citizen should be vigilant and commit to highest standards of honesty and integrity at all times and support the fight against corruption. It is also believed that all stakeholders including government, citizens and private sector need to work together to eradicate corruption. The pledge therefore encourages every student that they should lead honest life neither take or offer bribe while chasing the goals of their life. They should perform all tasks in an honest and transparent manner, should always acts in public interest, should be an example to others on exhibiting integrity in personal behaviour. They should also report incident of corruption to the appropriate agency. The assembly concluded with the overwhelming gesture and gratitude towards the county.

Grade 4 “Character Sketch-Role Play Activity” 29th October 2020

An activity related to L-8 was conducted online for all the sections of grade IV. This role play activity aimed to enhance the understanding of the students and encourage them to speak and improve their fluency in the English language. The students had been asked to enact their favourite character from the lesson. They had to make props of the characters and could even dress up like them. The students presented the characters based on their understanding of the story. All the students were well prepared for the activity. They enacted the various characters of Leela, Sridhar, Keshav, the dwarves and the captain with complete confidence. A few students had also made face masks and small puppets as their props. This activity enhanced the spoken English abilities of the children as well as increased their understanding of the different characters in the lesson.

A WHOLE NEW WORLD 29th October, 2020

A whole new world A new fantastic point of view…. Evolving is a natural phenomenon and the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their creativity. Students of Grade VII took part in a transforming activity of creating a whole new world with modified creatures. This activity was based in reference to the literature chapter ‘Golu Grows a Nose’ wherein the elephant had a small bulgy nose and grew a long trunk. With no limits to their thoughts, they created some amazing creatures and also named them. The major objective of the activity was to kindle originality widening their horizons and also understand the key to fictional characters. The students enjoyed and came out with great modifications.

Class V EVS I Activity on Amazing Facts about Animal Adaptation 27&28 October 2020

Science is a fascinating subject which is omnipresent in the world we live in.The subject becomes interesting for a child when he/she is taught in an interactive manner and they related to their surroundings. An activity was held to stimulate student’s knowledge of Animals living in temperate zone and their way of adaptation.Students were asked to do research and gather information on the various animals found in the temperate zone. Young minds enthusiastically engaged in gathering various facts and information on animals like Bison, antelope, birds, gophers, prairie dogs, coyotes etc. Young learners explained the after effects of enormous human activities resulting in these animals becoming endangered and also some of the speciesreaching the verge of extinction.The research work done was presented in the form of a report, which they creatively presented and shared with their classmates virtually. They were able to determine that the specificbehavior and body structure help in the survival of animals. They also evaluated living and nonliving things that affect animals in this environment. They considered this activity on animals to be an amazing experience to discover the truth of scientific facts all by themselves. Conducting these explorations nurtures intellectual curiosity, helping children acquire new ways of asking questions and understanding the world.

Grade V Virtual Excursion To Taj Mahal 28th October 2020

“Travelling- It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Life during this pandemic means a halt on travel. However, a virtual trip to a historical monument can spark intense student interest as well as nurture thinking skills. We all know trips and tours are important for new learning , social interaction and exposure. So, to eradicate boredom and enhance knowledge while comfortably sitting at home, a virtual excursion to one of the seven wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal, was organised for grade V students on 28th October 2020. This virtual visit allowed the students to have a 360 degree view of the world famous historical monument by simply clicking and moving the cursor. The Taj Mahal is considered to be the greatest architectural achievement in the whole range of Indo-Islamic architecture. Its recognised architectonic beauty has a rhythmic combination of solids and voids, concave and convex and light shadow. The colour combination of lush green scape reddish pathway and blue sky over it showcases the monument in ever changing tints and moods. The relief work in marble and inlay with precious and semi precious stones make it a monument apart. This virtual trip added a great deal to the students’ knowledge of its historical background and acquainted them better with the rich heritage of India. The visit to an immense mausoleum of white marble was truly rewarding. Students had loads of fun and enjoyed every bit of their tour to the finest example of Mughal architecture.

Grade IV - “Virtual Tourto A Zoo” October 27, 2020

Children adore animals and learning about our furred, feathered and finned friends is a huge part of their education. Learning should always be interesting, engaging, stimulating, educational, and not to forget, FUN. It was not possible to visit outside during this pandemic situation to make the students understand better about their current topic- Animals, so an e-visit to a zoo was planned for Grade IV. It was also important to refresh the students, stimulate their curiosity and motivate them again after their Half-Yearly exams. It was a great virtual educational tour as students could explore the fascinating creatures cuddling and wrestling each other. They could see variety of aquatic, arboreal and terrestrial animals. Students observed the habitat and habits of different animals and enhanced their knowledge. They were amazed to see the world filled with lovely creatures It was an incredibleinformal learning experience that got students out into the world and enhanced their learning.

Grade I Performing Skit on ‘The Epic of Ramayana’ 22nd October 2020

Keeping in view the auspicious occasion of Navrattri and Vijayadashmi, a skit based on one of the greatest epics of India ‘The Ramayana’ was conducted in class-1 on 22nd October2020. The Ramayana serves as a cornerstone to Indian culture, language, history, and leadership. In the Ramayana skit, all the students got the opportunity to enact a simplified version of the play. Role play stimulates their imagination and enhances their social development. Dressed up in beautiful attires and using different props to enhance their enactment,all the studentsplayed the roles of different characters of the Ramayana. The confident enactments and dialoguesdelivered with a lot of vigour and zeal, amzed the audience and took them on a journey to ancient India. The objective behind this activity was to experience interdisciplinary education, multiculturalism, and leadership with a prominent piece of literature. Through the enactment of the play, the children learnt about the life journey of Lord Rama. It allowed children to explore, investigate and experiment. The Epic Ramayana skit sparked creativity and imagination in these young minds. The successful enactment of the play helped children to develop their communication and language skills. It also conveyed the most powerful message: ‘GOOD ALWAYS TRIUMPS OVER EVIL’.

Grade V Math Quiz October 22, 2020

Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: It is about understanding. Reading information as a way of learning does have its uses. But reading information and then taking a quiz is much more effective. Quizzes activate the brain to retrieve data and ensure that it becomes 'embedded' for use in the future. Quiz activity helps the students to assess the mathematical skills, proficiency, and aptitude of the students. It also promotes many good qualities like problem-solving skills, time management, patience, etc. As a surprise activity, an online quiz was conducted in an interactive manner for students of class V on October 22nd, 2020. The intelligent minds answered the questions with enthusiasm, wisdom, and confidence. Their involvement was remarkable. All the students actively participated in the Quiz. Students thoroughly enjoyed the fun-filled learning activity and spent their day with experiential learning. Thus, this simple activity was a recap of the topic taken up in the class.

Grade I to V: Dandiya Dance 21st October 2020

The students of Shalom Hills International School Classes I to V had come together virtually to celebrate Dussehra by dancing to the beats of Dandiya and Garba songs on 21st October 2020. Garba or Dandiyaoriginally performed in Gujarat, have now become very popular across the country. The lively and colorful dance forms’ popularity is such that Garba festivals are organized in almost every corner of the country today to grace the occasion of Navratri. The delightful sight of traditionally attired, energetic light-footed children swirling in graceful rhythmic Garba and enthusiastically playing Dandiya filled all hearts with festive spirit andjoyous celebrations amidst the lockdown bound online classes. With the medium of this event children learnt that the Navratri not only symbolizes the victory of good over evil (Goddess Durga's victory over Mahishasur) but also celebrates the spirit of Indian culture in its togetherness. Devotees, not only celebrate the festival by offering prayers to the Goddess but also wear traditional and colorful dresses, sing folk songs and indulge in other fun activities like- playing Garba and Dandiya.

ACTIVITY REPORT FOR CLASS III October 21, 2020

A tambola activity on division concepts was conducted for class III students on 21st October 2020 during the virtual classes. Students were asked to arrange a leaf of old calendar and markers/colours. The activity was divided into three rounds with 5 questions in each round. Questions were put to students one by one, and the students marked the answers in the calendar leaf. The activity helped the students to recapitulate words like divisor, dividend, quotient and concepts of dividing by 1, 10 etc. with this activity. All the students participated enthusiastically.

Grade 1 Activity-Four For You 21st October 2020

Activities enable students to think from different angles. Interactive and interesting activities can inspire Math in students to greater achievement. To introduce the concept of skip counting by 4, an activity,“Four For You”,was conducted in all the sections of class I.Children were asked to take A4 size coloured sheets and make cut-outs of letter “L” and “I” out of it. After this they were asked to join and paste both the letters in a way that they make number 4 from it.They were then instructed to writeskip counting by 4on the cut out as follows 4,8,12,16,20,24,28,32,36,40. With the help of this activity, the concept of skip counting by 4 was made clear to them. Children made very beautiful cut outs of number 4. They enjoyed the activity thoroughly and enhanced their logical and analytical skills.

Grade V Cooking Without Fire Activity October 21, 2020

“Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors — it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.” — Wolfgang Cooking is an art that most of the people took a liking to or rather mastered it during the lockdown of 2020. So did our young Shalomites and therefore this unique offline activity gave them a platform to show their culinary skills. The theme was not just cooking without fire but cooking and creating a sweet dish for the upcoming festive season. The announcement and guidelines were made in the classes a week prior by the respective class teachers creating a wave of excitement among the students. On the day of the activity, numerous entries were received via email, whatsapp and on MS Teams. The students certainly did put their heart and soul into preparing the dish as well as plating it. A variety of ingredients were used from condensed milk to raw milk, cocoa powder to baking powder and vanilla extracts to orange zests to prepare various dishes like mug cakes, cupcakes, mousses, custards, Indian desserts like laddoos and barfis etc. Overall the students enjoyed it enormously and felt more confident having achieved a step towards the cooking segment through this activity.

Grade I Puppet show based on Ramayana 20th October 2020

At ShalomDussehrawas celebrated from the 19th to 22nd October 2020 during the virtual online classes.The theme and message throughout the week for all the activities being the ‘The triumph of good over evil’. An activity of puppet show based on Ramayana was held in all sections of class -1 on 20th October 2020. The Puppet show was organised by teachers wherein an episode of Epic Ramayana was depicted with the help of puppets of different characters (Ram ji,Lakshman ji, Sita ji, Hanuman ji, Ravana and a deer) with the entire backdrop and scenery of that episode.Mostly in sections the scene of abduction of Sita ji was shown to the children using the puppets. Children were very happy and excited to see the puppet show and enjoyed the activity thoroughly.Through this puppet show the students were made aware about our ancient and great cultural background and the different episodes from the epic of Ramayana.This also connected them with our rich eventful past.

Grade II Role Play Activity 20th October 2020

Role play exercises give students the opportunity to assume the role of a person or act out a given situation. These roles can be performed by individual students, in pairs, or in groups which can play out a more complex scenario. Class II students participated in the Role play activity on “Any character from Ramayana”. The students took part in the activity with great eagerness and interest. Dressed in their chosen character from the epic, they were able to speak their lines and play their role confidently. This activity helped them to develop communication skills, leadership, team work and also gave them the opportunity to show their creativity.

English Story Weaving Activity 16th October 2020

“Story telling is the oldest form of education, the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.” We are as a species, addicted to stories. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories. The young storytellers of grade V put their magic to work and wove stories enthralling their readers, for a story weaving activity as a post-activity on the topic Adverbs. The stories had drama, fear, fantasy, fun, laughter and happiness. Their imagination knew no bounds. Most of them were super-heroes, righting the wrongs of the world. Some were tinged with humour and fun. A few had a sad note or two. The young scholars decorated their stories with scenes from their story-drawings as well, colouring them brightly too. This activity was enjoyed by the children and the usage of adverbs learnt was wholesome.

Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam’s Birthday Celebration 15th October 2020

"All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents." As a mark of respect to the former President and missile man of India APJ Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Shalom Hills International School on 15th October2020. The students of classes-I to V actively participated in the class room discussion about his life and famous works. An interesting and very informative video based on Dr. Kalam’s life was shown to describeand showcase not only his life history but also his achievements in the betterment of the nation and also the most popular Ten Commandments. Based on the video, an interactive quiz session was also conducted to apprise the students about his great achievements and to describe how he played a pivotal organisational, technical, and political role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998. The class teachers motivated their students to take inspiration from Kalam’s life and also inspired them to progress in their lives. The teachers also encouraged the students to work hard to make the nation proud.

English Activity Talk Show 14th October 2020

“Vision begins with the eyes, but it truly takes place in the brain.” The young learners of grade- V came well prepared for their Talk Show activity on the topic ‘Dreams’ on 14th October2020. The event showcased talented and confident speakers at their best who delivered their thoughts confidently. The children were in high zest and zeal. The young scholars rose the bar extremely high for the speaking activity, wherein, each participant could feel their pulse roaring as everyone was well prepared, spoke confidently with expressions and excellent diction.Speaking with full enthusiasm the participants shared their dreams and also discussed the different hurdles faced by them in pursuing their dreams.The students of Class-V delivered their speeches for about one minute each and provided a really thought-provoking session for their peers. Everyone was so immersed in the engrossing speeches that it was really tough to guess what was coming next. The dynamic participants presented their views on the relevance of pursuing and achieving the dreams, within the given time limit.

Grade-IV Activity “Solubility Test” October 14, 2020

Solubility is the ability of a substance to dissolve into a liquid. The substance that dissolves in another substance is called a solute whereas the substance in whichsolute dissolves is called a solvent. When solute gets dissolved in a solvent, it makes a solution. Concepts in science cannot be understood unless performed. Hence, an activity was conducted by the students of Grade IV to check the solubility of different substances intheir surroundings. Different solutes were gathered by children like salt, sugar, tea leaves, oil, sand etc. They were added in different glasses of water (solvent) to check thesolubility of different solutes.Children performed the activity patiently and noted their observation carefully. They observed that few substances get dissolved in water like salt and sugar, whereas other substances like mud and oil do not get dissolved in water. The solutes which got completely dissolved in water are soluble substances and made solution like saline water solution and sugar solution. Conducting activity is an effective way to understand the solubility of different substances used in our daily life.It was concluded with the quick recap of the definition of solubility, solute, solvent and solution. The activity was based on the concept of “learning by doing” and proved helpful to develop scientific skills.

“OUR MINERAL WEALTH” October 14, 2020

The importance of minerals in our everyday lives can be recognized all around us. From eating nutrient-rich foods to powering smartphones with copper, almost everything we use is a mineral resource. In fact, we use or consume more than 25 minerals daily. Mined minerals are an important part of human nutrition. Iron, manganese, selenium, and calcium all provide day-to-day nutrients that the body needs in order to function. Foods that are full of micronutrients (or vitamins and minerals) can help strengthen cells, fight against harmful viruses, and boost the immune system. To make students aware of the importance and usage of minerals in our daily lives - concluding activity of L-10 ‘Minerals’ was conducted in the class IV. In this activity students were asked to find any five minerals that we use in our daily life and at least two additional uses of the same mineral. The main aim behind this activity was to make students more observant about their surroundings, about the things we use every day and the processes these things go through before coming to our hands as final products. Students enjoyed doing this interactive activity and presented their findings in front of their peers in the virtual classroom. They were able to relate to the topic and understand the concept in a realistic way.

Class IV Activity ‘Multiples of My Name’ 9th October 2020

A multiple is the product of any quantity and an integer. If you want to get the multiples of any number then that number is multiplied with 1, 2, 3 ….so on. Children of grade IV are expected to recognise multiples of 5, 6 & 10. Math activity ‘Multiples of My Name’ was conducted in all the sections of class IV on 9th October 2020. The children were explained about the rules of the activity. A grid consisting of 5 rows and 10 columns was given to the students with counting 1 to 50 written on it. Then they were asked to write their name in the whole grid one after another and to colour all the numbers where the last alphabet of their name comes. By doing so they got a pattern of different tables. For example, if ‘Seema’ has 5 alphabets in her name she will get the pattern of table of 5. The activity, conducted in a disciplined manner, helped the children to reinforce the concept of ‘Multiples’ and enhance their mental ability. Children were asked to paste their passport size photograph and write the multiples in front of their picture. The children actively participated and enjoyed the activity.

VI-XII : World Mental Health Day 8th-9th October 2020

The Ministry of Education, Govt. of India,initiated ‘MANODARPAN’ involving a wide range of activities to provide psychosocial support to students, teachers and families for Mental Health and Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond.To aware children about mental health, Shalom Hills International School, with its enriched ethos of giving each child the support of social & emotional well-being, conducted various activities on 8th& 9th October. The senior counsellor had an interactive & informative session with grades VI-VIII on importance of mental well-being. They were shown videos on ‘What is Mental Health’ and on‘Positive Self Talk’ followed with discussion on how they can stay positive while overcoming challenges faced during the pandemic by adopting the new normal. The young Shalomites were also helped to understand that help seeking behaviour is essential in overcoming stress, conflict resolution, replacing negative thoughts by positive ones and one should not take it as a stigma associated with the word ‘Mental’. Reflecting and sharing their ideasthey showed curiosity to explore and learn more about the various causes & treatment of mental illness like depression and anxiety. With the help of English and Hindi department grade IX-XII showed their amazing creativity towards activities on ‘Slogan Writing’ and ‘Poster Making’. Observing the children putting their emotions and experiences creatively on paper, one can realize what these adolescents go through in dealing with every adversity that knock their doors. Through the activities they spread awareness that ‘it is okay to be not okay’ and that mental health should be given the same priority as given to physical health.

Grade 4 Pet Awareness Day Activity 7th and 8th October 2020

An English activity on the theme “Kindness towards Animals,” was conducted in all sections of grade 4 on 7th and 8th October2020. The activity was conducted on two days so as to give every child a chance to speak a few lines on the given topic. This activity was related to the lesson ‘Black Beauty’ which gives the important message to be kind and caring towards animals. The Pet Awareness day activity helped the students learn about the different kinds of pets people keep and the need to look after them well. All the students were required to make drawings or paste pictures of domestic and pet animals on an A4 or A3 size sheet. They also had to think of appropriate sentences and slogans which they could write on the sheet. The students showed a lot of interest in completing the activity. Many of them made beautiful illustrations of animals. A few students also made props. This activity helped the students practice their speaking and linguistic skills. They also learnt to be sensitive towards animals and understood the importance of letting animals be free instead of putting them in cages.

Grade 2 Shapes Skit Activity 6 and 7 October 2020

Activities enable students to think from different angles. Interactive and interesting activities can inspire a liking for Math in students and help achieve greater understanding. To recap the topic on Shapes, a ‘Skit Activity’ was conducted by class 2 students.In the activityall students one by one spoke about different shapes with props. The students were very excited and spoke very confidently with nice expressions. With the help of this activity the concept of all types of 2-D and 3-D shapeswas made clearto all the students. Children thoroughly enjoyed the activity and enhanced their logical and analytical skills as well.

Grade 1 Activity Skippy Caterpillar 5th October 2020

Activities enable students to think from different angles. Interactive and interesting activities can inspire Math in students to greater achievement. To introduce the concept of skip counting, an activity, “Skippy Caterpillar”,was conducted in class I. Children were asked to take A4 size sheet and draw the face of a caterpillar. After this, with the help of a small bangle or bottle cap, children made 10 more circles to complete the structure of a caterpillar. They were then instructed to colour it green and write skip counting by 3 in the circles made as follows- 3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30. With the help of this activity the concept of skip counting by 3 was made clear. Children made very beautiful caterpillars and coloured them brightly. Children enjoyed the activity thoroughly and enhanced their logical and analytical skills.

Grade V Science Activity October 05, 2020

The students of grade Vfinished learning about the nervous system and its function by the end of September. As a quick recap,a hands-on activity was conductedon 5th October2020. The students had learnt that the nervous system and its parts are the control center of our human body. The brain, spinal cord and the nerves work in coordination with each other.The students experienced themselves how the muscles moved in coordination with the commands received from the brain during the activity itself. In the activity the students drew the outline of the human body on A4 sheets and then with the help of a thread and needle, the presence of the brain, spinal cord and nerves was demonstrated.Generally, the students get confused between the spinal cord and backbone as well as the nerves and blood vessels, thus this activity helped to clarify their doubts and also get a command over the location and function of the various parts of the nervous system. The students enjoyed the activity as it required them to be focused and meticulous in their work. The activity was completed in the given time under the supervision of their respective science teachers.

Grade X Gandhi Jayanti Celebration October 1, 2020

The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (Gandhi Jayanti) is celebrated on October 2nd as a national event across India. This day is observed across the entire world as the International Day of Non-violence. His ideals were satya (truth) and ahimsa (non violence). Through his philosophy of truth and non-violence, he tirelessly and selflessly,paved the way for India’s Independence, andto be addressed as the Father of the Nation. Mahatma Gandhi through his profound vision inspired people across the world to raise their voice against any kind of discrimination – be it on the basis of caste, color, religion, to name a few. Mahatma Gandhi’s profound quote, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others,”aptly sums up his significant selfless contribution for India. In observance with the spirit of Gandhi Jayanti, the students of Class Xparticipated in various activities to highlight the ethos of Gandhiji’s life. The Special Assembly had a very different fervor compared to the normal morning assembly withspecial efforts put in by a team of students to conduct it on the virtual platform. The activities involved sketches, PowerPoint presentations, quote highlighting, poster making and 1-2 min. verbal presentation. The presentation of the whole concept with a twist from the normal information was done in a very appealing way.

GRADES VI-VII ‘CARICATURE OF GANDHIJI’ October 01, 2020

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”-Mahatma Gandhi A special assembly was conducted in all the sections of grade 7 to mark the celebration of the 150thbirth anniversary of the father of the Nation- Mahatma Gandhi. The highlight of the assembly were the anecdotes from Gandhiji’s life and an activity- ‘Caricature of Mahatma Gandhi’, in which the students showcased their artistic talent and payed homage to ‘Bapu’. They also dressed up like the noble figure and spokebriefly about his ideologies and philosophy. The students gainedawareness about the acute hardships faced by our forefathers during the struggle for Indian Independence. They got an insight into the life and times of Gandhiji and were encouraged to follow the path of truth and non- violence. The assembly included the shloka, thought for the day etc. and was concluded with the school and the national anthem.

Lecture Series: Ethos of Gandhiji's life October 1, 2020

Mahatma Gandhi or lovingly known as Bapu by all Indians, is internationally acknowledged for his doctrine of non-violence that led India to its glorious freedom. 2nd October every year is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti as the story of his life has impacted humanity to its core. To revere this day, an activity was conducted forthe Students of class IX to commemorate the Mahatma’s life and teachings on October 1, 2020. The Students talked about ethos of Gandhiji's life with full exuberance.They showed the PPT of Gandhian quotes and messages to understand more about this iconic leader. All our Students were imbued with Gandhian values and thoughts and vowed to became responsible citizens of India and the World. The students imbibed important life skills like Love for nation, truthfulness, forgiveness, non-violence among others.

Poster – Making Activity: Gandhiji’s Philosophy of human life Grade-VIII

As part of the celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of the father of the Nation- Mahatma Gandhi,a Poster Designing activity was conducted across all the sections of Standard VIIIon 1st October 2020. The online classes, in no way, were a deterrent to the activity of Poster – making depicting the ideologies of Gandhiji and his philosophy of human life. The occasion was made all the more special as the children participated wholeheartedly harnessing their creative and critical thinking skills. They were given ample opportunity to showcase their talent and proudly present the art forms they had so lovingly created. It was a fun-filled day of learning and enriching experience for both the staff and the pupils.

Grade IV Special Assembly- “Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti” 1st October 2020

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”- Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated in all sections of grade 4 on 1st October 2020. This was to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The students had been shown videos, documentaries and ppts related to the life of Gandhiji during the week-long celebrations. On 1st October the students presented a special assembly online. They were prepared with speeches, songs and poems. A few students sang Gandhiji’s favourite song “Raghupati, Raghav, Raja, Ram….”. Many students spoke a few lines highlighting the important events in the life of Gandhiji. Some students also dressed up like Gandhiji and enacted small incidents from his life. The students also made posters on Gandhiji and wrote his famous quotes in them. They were made aware about the important points of Gandhian philosophy and his quotes. Gandhiji’s teachings of non-violence, peace, harmony honesty and equality for all inspired the children and taught them valuable lessons of life. The week-long celebrations culminated with the students taking a pledge to follow Gandhiji’s teachings and to keep their surroundings clean.

Essay Writing Competition: Gandhi Jayanti October 1, 2020

To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an essay writing competition was held for the students of grades XI & XII. The day commenced with a discussion about the political, social and humanitarian principles of Gandhiji. The children talked about his Satyagraha and Non-cooperation movements, and expressed their opinions about the same. Post the discussion, the children set about writing an essay on the topic- “Gandhian Philosophy about Life”. The views expressed by them displayed their information and knowledge about Gandhiji and his life philosophy. The activity motivated the children to research and find out more information about India’s freedom struggle and Gandhiji’s contribution in attaining it.

Swachh Bharat Jingle Making Activity 30th October 2020

A jingle is a short song or tune used to rhyme in a catchy repetitious manner and today it was used by grade V students to enhance the awareness on Swachh Bharat. 2nd October, Gandhi Jayanti is also celebrated as Swachh Bharat Day in our country. This week has been dedicated as Swachh Bharat week and our school, under the auspicious aegis of our chairperson Dr. (Mrs.) Lilly George, is doing its bit to make our young Shalomites aware and responsible citizens. Today grade v students made some beautifully worded and meaningful jingles to bring a fun element along with serious responsibility towards the betterment of society and the nation as a whole. Simple words with profound meaning was the order for today’s activity. A couple of examples: Gandhi ne diya sandesh, Swachh rakho Bharat Desh, Swachh Bharat-swasth Bharat The students were very excited to do this activity and showcased their creativity along with different tunes. Some of our innovative youngsters made music by snapping their fingers and also using utensils from their mother’s kitchen. It was a lively, interesting, innovative and educative time for the children.

“Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti” 30th September 2020

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”-Mahatma Gandhi To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi an online quiz on the life of Gandhiji was conducted on 30th September in all sections of grade IV. A PPT, a documentary and an animated video on the life and times of Gandhiji had already been shown to the students prior to the activity. The students were divided into different teams for the three rounds of the Quiz. The students answered most of the questions asked correctly. This quiz helped the children understand the major role played by Gandhi in India’s Independence movement. He proved to the world that freedom can be achieved through the path of total non-violence. His ideologies of Satyagraha and non-violence have been guiding the entire world till now. The quiz was very informative and an important tool in the learning process of the students. Apart from the online activity students also took part in offline activities like cleaning their house and study area. They made small videos as well as took photographs of themselves doing these activities and shared it with their teachers.

Grade III : Gandhi Jayanti Special Assembly 30th September 2020

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” A very apt quote said and practiced by our ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi. On 2ndOctober, India celebrates Gandhi Jayanti, birthday of the great leader who gave the world the invincible weapons of Truth, Non-violence and Compassion. A Special Assembly was conducted by Class 3 to commemorate Gandhi Jayanti. Students were informed two days prior about the activities. A few students sang the melodious song ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ and simultaneously a beautiful sketch of Gandhiji was shown by other students in the virtual classroom. ‘Gandhigiri’, which expresses the tenets of Gandhism was enacted in a humorous manner through ‘Munna Bhai ‘and‘Circuit.’ The virtual classroom resonated with the slogans, ‘Do or Die’, ‘Angrezon Bharat Chodo’, ‘Karo Ya Maro’ used by Gandhi Ji and other freedom fighters during those times. Students gavinga special speech with Gandhian quotes and messages brought the gathering to understand more about this iconic leader. The students watched each performance with rapt attention and felt like they were also part of Gandhiji’s life.

Grade IV “Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti 2020” September29, 2020

In continuation of the on-going celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Father of our nation and our beloved Bapu,Mahatma Gandhi, students of class IV participated in online various activities. On 29.9.20 students were shown a documentary on Mahatma Gandhi. The documentary was shown to students with the aim of making students aware about the life of Mahatma Gandhi ji from the time of his birth in Porbandar in 1869 till his death in 1948. The documentary consisted of details about Mahatma Gandhi’s childhood, his education, his struggles while working in South Africa, and about following non-violence for freedom of India. The documentary gave detailed information about various movements led by Mahatma Gandhi ji during his freedom struggle like, Salt Satyagraha, Dandi March, Quit India movement and his work on removing discrimination and inequality from the society. Students were made aware of the principles of truth, peace, non-violence that speaks about Gandhi Ji’s values and deeds for making our country an incredible one. Activity of Home Cleanliness was also done offline. Through this activity students were encouraged to clean their homes for their well-being and take a pledge to keep their surroundings clean and contribute towards making our country clean. Students enthusiastically participated in the activity and shared their pictures with their teachers. Videos and pictures of their clean surroundings and posters were enthusiastically shared by all of them. The aim of the activity was to make students aware of how cleanliness leads to positivity for our well-being.

Grade V Poster Designing Activity (Swachh Bharat) September 29, 2020

“Art is not imitation and it can’t be taught to anyone. It is an expression of who you are.” Making posters is an exciting opportunity for students to engage in discussion, to come up with a subject matter, negotiate the various ways in which to depict the ideas, and, most importantly, be creative. On 29th September 2020, a Poster Making Activity was organized for the students of gradeV on the topic- “Swachh Bharat”. Our budding artistsparticipated with immense zeal and enthusiasm and made very beautiful posters which gave the message to build a clean, hygienic and healthy India. It was a great opportunity to watch these young minds trying to depict their ideas on Swacch Bharat on paper. In addition to this a documentary video on Gandhiji (Life and freedom movements) was shown in the virtual class. The main idea behind conducting this activity was to enhance the critical thinking and connective learning amongst children. Students considered this opportunity to be an amazing experience to discover art integration all by themselves.It was about encouraging, nurturing and showcasing every child's natural creative flair. Through this activity students learnt to explore the extent of their imagination and express themselves without any fear.

Grade III Subject Enrichment Activity 29th September 2020

A Social studies activity was conducted of lesson 5 - ‘India Physical’, in all the sections ofclass 3. The students were instructedin advance to gather information and speaka few lines about any one of the six landforms i.e. Northern Mountains, Northern Plains, desert, islands, Deccan Plateau and coastal regions. They were told to prepareprops related to it. It was a knowledgeable activity as all the students shared the information related to their chosen landform. The activity helped them in learning about the different Physical features of India and gave them confidence to speak in front of their class-mates.

Grade IV Math ‘Bill Making Activity’ 29th September 2020

An intellectual activity related to Money was conducted in gradeIV. Money is an interesting topic as it is easily related to the daily life and involves the basic operations of Mathematics. Students were given a list of shopping items. They were asked to make the bill of the given items in the proper format as they had already solved the questions of bill making. They mentioned the required details on the bill. They wrote the items bought, their specific quantities, their rate and the final amount of each item. They added the amounts of all the items and gave the final amount as grand total. In this activity, students recapitulated the concepts of addition and multiplication. Students enjoyed this activity thoroughly as they could relate it with their practical experiences. This activity strengthened their interpersonal and logical skills as well as presentation skills.

Grade V Social Science Activity ‘The Great Leaders and Their Slogans’ September 28 & 29, 2020

“One Individual may die for an idea, But that idea will,after his death, Incarnate itself in a thousand lives” - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose The current pandemic is a challenge but it did not dampen the spirit of the young Shalomitesto express their love towards their beloved country. A slogan writing activity was organized on 28 and 29 September, 2020 forthe students of class V. They participated with alacrity and enthusiasm unveiling their feelings of love and patriotism towards their motherland. The young learners displayed their artistic skills through an array of beautiful posters displaying the famous slogans of various great leaders. The students displayed their creativityto remember the selfless acts of various freedom fighters who fought for our country and contributed in making India, one of the largest democracies in the world. This activity not only helped in enhancing the personality of the students but also refined their creative, social and fine motor skills.The activity was indeed a tribute to our national leaders who sacrificed their lives to save their motherland.It was a fun -filled activity conducted on the digital platform which was enjoyed by one and all present in the virtual environment.

Grade IV “Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti 2020” September 28, 2020

To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,students of class IV participated in various activities on 28th September 2020. Students were first shown a power point presentation on Mahatma Gandhi. Through this presentation students were made aware about the childhood, education, struggles and contribution of Mahatma Gandhi Ji towards independence of our country. Students were encouraged to understand the importance of non-violence for handling difficult situations in life. Contribution of Mahatma Gandhi in the freedom struggle was discussed in detail like Swadeshi Andolan, Dandi March, Satyagraha, non-violence etc. Presentation was explained in detail and students were encouraged to ask questions related to it. They were very impressed to know about how Gandhi ji worked towards women empowerment and importance of treating everyone as equal irrespective of their colour and caste. Students were asked to clean their surroundings and take a pledge on cleanliness, keeping in mind the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. This was done offline and videos and pictures of their clean surroundings and posters were enthusiastically shared by all of them. The aim of the activity was to make students aware of how cleanliness leads to positivity for our well-being.

Grade I Pictionary Activity 24thSeptember2020

Teaching students to understand Adjectives doesn’t have to be dull. In order to achieve this objective, an activity named Pictionary was conducted for the students of class 1 on 24-09-2020. Pictionary, as the name suggests is a guessing game in which players attempt to identify words from pictures drawn by other players. In the virtual scenario, the students were shown different pictures and were asked to describe the picture in one or two sentences using different adjectives. They were given a certain time limit to observe the picture and describe it using different Adjectives. The students used different Adjectives such as adjective of colour, adjective of number, adjective of size etc. to give more information about the nouns. The children enthusiastically participated and were very excited and energetic during the activity. It was a perfect opportunity for the children to enhance their observation skills and gain confidence through virtual stage exposure. The children thoroughly enjoyed this fun-filled activity. It proved to be very useful and helped the children learn several describing words in a creative way.

Grade IV EVS-1 Subject Enrichment Activity 24th and 25th September 2020

The students of grade IV participated in a Poster Making subject enrichment activity on “Conservation of Forest and Wildlife” on 24th and 25th of September 2020. The activity was intended to sensitive the students towards the depleting forest resources and wildlife. The main aim of the activity was to teach children about the importance of keeping the flora and fauna alive on Earth. We depend on forests for our survival, keeping this in mind the students individually prepared beautiful posters in the comfort of their homes and shared the same with the teachers. Students enthusiastically submitted their beautiful posters, with powerful slogans and drawings, delivering the message of conservation of wildlife and forests. This activity brought out the creativity and imagination of the children and made them aware about the steps required to save our Earth. The logical, Spatial, Interpersonal, kinesthetic and linguistic skills of the children were enhanced with this activity. Students thoroughly enjoyed drawing and presenting their work. Overall, it was a fun-filled learning and informative session for the children.

Subject Enrichment Activity Health is wealth 21 September 2020

With the purpose of enhancing the oratory skills, expression, stage confidence and gaining clarity of the textual content, a Show and Tell activity- “Health is Wealth”, was conducted for class I students. Through the virtual platform, the children participated with full vigour and excitement. They confidently shared their views on the Importance of eating healthy food, expressing their thoughts in 5-8 lines with the help of relevant and beautifully made props. Encouraged and motivated by their teachers, the children enthusiastically participated in the activity and thoroughly enjoyed it. This activity has also helped our students to develop their literary skills and realize the harm of consuming junk food. Children developed their self-confidence to a great extent.

Grade 1 Activity-Waving Kite 18 September 2020

Activities enable students to think from different angles. A little interactive and interesting activity can inspire Math in students to greater achievement. To introduce the concept of skip counting, an activity - “Waving Kite”, was conducted for the students of class I. The children took an origami sheet and wrote number 2 on it. After this a thread was pasted at the back and now on this thread 9 small cut outs of triangular or square shape were pasted on which children wrote skip counting of 2 i.e. 2, 4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18 and 20. With the help of this activity the concept of skip counting was made clear. Children made colourful waving kites and thoroughly enjoyed the activity and enhanced their logical and analytical skills as well.

Skit on Punctuation Marks September 18, 2020

Punctuation are essential, and are used to convey and clarify the meaning of written language. To explain the use and significance of Punctuation more clearly, a small skit was organised for the students of grade I in which the students of class 1 enacted the roles of different Punctuation Marks such as ‘full stop’, ‘question mark’, ‘comma’ and ‘exclamation mark’. With the help of this skit, students learnt about the four basic punctuation marks. They beautifully expressed the special features and functions of different Punctuation marks. They also stated the essential rules of Capitalisation. This skit greatly helped them to identify when each punctuation mark is needed in different types of sentences. Using different costumes and attractive charts in the form of props, the students spoke their dialogues with expressions and actions. This skit greatly helped the students to understand the context of a sentence and equip themselves with an extensive toolset in the uses of these Punctuation marks. All the students participated actively in the skit speaking their dialogues with full confidence and vigour. They enjoyed the activity and learnt the significance of Punctuation Marks in reading and writing

Grade I Poem Recitation (Sun and Moon) Competition 15th September 2020

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. To reiterate this, the children of class 1 were asked to recite the poem ‘Sun and Moon’ from their English text book with proper pronunciation and intonation. This activity was aimed to develop self-expression and memorization skills in the young minds. The children used their oratory skills in an effective manner. Reciting the poem along with actions and handmade drawings showing the scene of day and night made their performance more impactful. The children enthusiastically participated in the competition as they got an opportunity to exhibit their talent and confidence. They were judged on parameters like voice modulation, memorization and overall presentation. The young poets enthralled the audience with their articulation, enactment and props while reciting the poem. It was a splendid opportunity for the children to gain confidence and develop their oratory skills through virtual stage exposure.

CBSE Reading Week September 8-14, 2020

Recognising the importance of reading and to mark the occasion of International Literacy Day on September 8, 2020, CBSE announced Celebration of Reading Week from 8th September to 14th September 2020. The students were motivated to read books of their choice and make Book-buddies. As part of the activities, they were encouraged to share short stories written by them, review of the book of any genre read by them and the story of the person who has inspired them the most. In addition to these, online reading sessions were also arranged, like ‘Read-a-Thon’ wherein the Fastest Reader of the Class was acknowledged. The various activities conducted helped the students to discover the joy of reading books, enhance their reading skills and expand their vocabulary.

Grade 1 Activity-Bundle of Joy 10 September 2020

Activities enable students to think from different angles. A little interactive and interesting activity can inspire Math in students to greater achievement. To introduce Tens and Ones concept, an activity “Bundle of Joy” was conducted in all the sections of class I. The children were supposed to make bundles of ice-cream sticks, colour pencils, crayons which ever was available at home. Teacher showed them a number on slides for which they created bundles. For e.g. 35, for which they made 3 bundles of 10 sticks each, in one hand and 5 sticks in the other hand. With each different number they changed the number of bundles according to the given number. Through this activity children were able to understand the concept of Tens and Ones. They enjoyed the activity which enhanced their logical and analytical skills as well.

English Recitation Activity 8th September 2020

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: It takes its origin from emotions recollected in tranquillity.” Beauty is the realm of poetry, children enjoy the beauty of expression, thoughts, feeling, rhyme, rhythm and music of words. Taking all these facts into consideration the young scholars of class-V got an opportunity to exhibit their talent and confidence through English Recitation activity held on 8th September 2020. The students were informed beforehand to learn any one of their favourite poems from English Half Yearly Curriculum and were encouraged to recite the same in the class with proper intonation and voice modulation. The recitation activity inspired the children to come forward and recite their favourite poem in the virtual class room. It was a stepping stone for our young students to develop their verbal skills and to boost their confidence. The students enthusiastically participated in the activity as they got an opportunity to exhibit their talent and confidence. It was heart-warming to see amazing performances which indeed was a result of hours of practice.

Grade V: Math Aptitude Quiz-Final Round September 4, 2020

There is clear evidence from psychological experiments that practicing retrieval of something after learning it, for instance by taking a quiz or test, makes us more likely to retain it for the long term. A ‘QUIZ’ is a game which can also be called a mind sport wherein the players, either as individuals or in teams attempt to answer questions posed to them correctly, in order to win a prize. Quiz competitions enable students to think from different angles or simply ‘to think out of the box’ and even help build the student’s soft skills. In order to test the knowledge of the basic concepts, a Math quiz was organized for the finalist of the second round of Math Aptitude Test on 4th September 2020. For Selected students, an online quiz was prepared comprising 15 questions based on the given syllabus, with a time limit. The students were very excited for the quiz and participated enthusiastically. Result: 1st position: Aradhya Gupta VC 2nd position: Pranay Pandey VE 3rd position: Arush Gupta VC

Grades: I-V ‘Teachers’ Day Special Assembly’ 4th September 2020

On the auspicious occasion of Teacher’s Day, a Special Assembly was conducted for classes I-V on 4th September 2020. The assembly commenced with the Lord’s Prayer, followed by the Shloka and Thought of the Week. The children were shown a presentation on Teacher’s Day and were enlightened by their teachers about the significance of Teacher’s Day commemorating the second President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was a great Indian philosopher and a teacher. The children were very excited about the celebration of Teacher’s Day. ‘Teachers plant the seeds of knowledge that last a lifetime’. This beautiful quotation was aptly explained and expressed by all the students right from grade 1 to 5. The children made beautiful cards for their teachers and showed respect and love towards their teachers by penning down wonderful thoughts in the cards. The Teacher’s Day fun didn’t stop here. The students continued to spread their joy and love by giving speeches, sang melodious songs, poems and presented splendid dance performances. The teachers were overwhelmed and elated to see their students’ performances and could collect zillions of memories to cherish forever. The children also thoroughly enjoyed this amazing celebration.

Virtual Trip to National Rail Museum 3rd September 2020

The National Rail Museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, displays exhibits on the history of rail transport in India. In addition to its vast galleries, the museum features simulations of coaches, and diesel, electric and steam engines. The National Rail Museum was first proposed in 1962, under the advisement of rail enthusiast Michael Graham Satow. Construction began in 1970 and on 7 October 1971 the foundation stone was laid at the museum's present site in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, by the then-President of India V. V. Giri. The museum was inaugurated as the Rail Transport Museum in 1977 by Kamalapati Tripathi, the minister for public transportation. Main Exhibits – • Patiala State Monorail Trainways • Fairy Queen • Saloon car of The Prince of Wales • Saloon of The Maharaja of Indore • Electric locomotive 4502 Sir Leslie Wilson • F734 – the first indigenously built locomotive in India • Steam Locomotive A-885 HASANG and many more….. Children of class III were taken on a virtual trip to the National Rail Museum. It was a fun filled and informative trip. Children learnt about the first indigenous locomotive, coaches, diesel, electric and steam engines etc.

Grade II Math Activity on Shapes 02 September 2020

A Math activity- “Shapes” was conducted for Grade-II on 02 September 2020. As children had already been introduced to all the shapes, they were able to identify the objects of different shapes. The children were asked to draw scenery using different shapes, which they enthusiastically did. The purpose of this activity was to enhance the mental ability and to create an environment where the students can get detailed information about the concept and can learn in a play way. The children thoroughly enjoyed the fun filled learning activity and spent their day with experiential learning.

Primary wing Onam Special Assembly 31st August 2020

“The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals.” Onam Festival falls during the Malayalam month of Chingam (August - September). It is the biggest festival celebrated with joy and enthusiasm by people of all communities in Kerala. It commemorates the subsequent homecoming of the legendary Emperor Mahabali. Onam is reminiscent of Kerala’s agrarian past, and is considered to be a harvest festival. People of all religions, castes, and communities celebrate the festival with equal joy and verve. Shalom Hills International School also celebrated Onam festival with great zeal. The significance of this festival was explained by the teachers through an interesting PPT followed by a virtual special assembly conducted by the students of classes I to V. In order to bring out the creative talents of students and celebrate the festival, different activities were conducted grade wise. The young scholars dressed up in beautiful attires, participated in Rangoli Making activity and also showcased the traditional dances of Kerela. Sincere and zealous efforts were shown by the students to make their class assembly a success. Onam festival helps to create an atmosphere of peace and brotherhood and the same was beautifully showcased by the young scholars. Amidst cheers of happiness and excitement, children learnt the importance of celebrating festivals and imbibed in themselves the feeling of pride, cultural oneness and a sense of belonging that we are one big family. It was a great experience for all our students.

Grade 1 Math Activity- Number Hunt 28th August 2020

As we all have names and its spelling so also the numbers have their name and can be spelled. So, in order to make the number names interesting for the children an Activity –Number Hunt was conducted where flash cards with riddles were shown to them. The children were required to guess its number by solving the riddle and then tell its number name. In this activity children actively participated and guessed the number and its number name as well. With the help of this activity children revised the number names from 1 to 50. Students very excitedly did the activity and confidently answered the different riddles asked by the teacher. Thus this simple activity helped them to understand the concept of Number Names more clearly and evidently. Students enjoyed the activity thoroughly.

Grade III Activity “Rest in a nest” 27th August 2020

An activity on the topic “Nest” was conducted in all sections of grade-3 on 27thAugust2020. Theactivity was conducted toenhance the understanding of children about the nest - home of birds and its importance to the birds. The students built very beautiful nests and spoke about the materials used by them. The students did this activity with a lot of enthusiasm and showcased their beautifully created nests in front of their teacher and peer group. They used different materials which they could find at home easily. Through this activity, they got a better understanding about the materials which birds use in building the nests.

Grade I ISA Activity: ‘The National Rail Museum’ 27th August 2020

An activity titled ‘The National Rail Museum’ was conducted for the students of grade I. Filled with excitement, the children dressed up in the casual picnic attire along with sunglasses and caps for their Virtual tour of ‘The National Rail Museum’. The teacherexplained different kinds of engines like the steam and diesel engines. The children were shown railway tracks, bridges and tunnels and set-up of a railway station. Teachers also briefly explained the history of The National Rail Museum. They were also told facts like the inauguration date of The Rail Museum and that it has also been awarded the National Tourism Award. Children thoroughly enjoyed the virtual tour which enhanced their knowledge about the history and functioning of the Indian Railways. They also learned about the basic rules which should be followed inside a railway station.Pictures of the children taking the virtual tour of the Railway Museum were shared by the parents with the class teachers.

I am a weather watcher August 27, 2020

Students of Grade IV did a very interesting activity based on L-6 “Climate and Seasons”, wherein they were asked to observe the daily weather and temperature of their area for a week. They were briefed about the same a week before and they presented their findings in the class on August 27, 2020. The weather forecasts seen on television or heard on the radio were discussed with the students. They were told them to focus on how the weather people give information on cloud cover, temperature, precipitation and wind conditions. They presented their observations in front of the class in a very impressive way with a beautiful table showing different weathers of that week. It was a very informative and insightful activity which the students really enjoyed. Students focused on observing weather patterns and reporting what they saw. They also learnt about different types of temperatures and how each type is related to weather conditions.

Grade IV“Dental Hygiene-Role Play” Activity August 26, 2020

Oral health in children is a very large and growing concern in the world today. Most children in today’s society do not realize the importance of their oral health, and how it can affect their lives. Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping one's mouth clean and free of disease by maintaining dental hygienethrough regular brushing of the teeth and cleaning between the teeth. It is important that oral hygiene be carried out on a regular basis to enable prevention of dental disease and bad breath. The most common types of dental disease are tooth decay -cavities, dental caries, and gum diseases. To make students aware about the importance of dental hygiene, an activity was conducted in grade IV on August 26, 2020. Children, depicting themselves as dentists, talked confidently about the importance of dental cleanliness and the diseases concerned with dental problems. They talked about plaque and different ways of taking care of teeth with the help of props like model of teeth, prepared in the previous activity, tooth-brush, mouth-wash, dental floss and so on.Through the activitythe junior dentists conveyed a message of “The healthier our teeth are, the happier we look”. Students learnt that their teeth are the integral part of the body and should be taken care of properly. The aim of the activity was achieved by training young minds about their dental hygiene.

Grade I Show and Tell Activity 26th August ’2020

‘Show and tell’ is an important part of children’s learning and development, as it helps them to organize information and builds their confidence. Keeping this in mind, a ‘Show and Tell Activity’,on the topic ‘Your Favourite means of Transport’, based on the lesson ‘On the Bus ’of the English textbook, was conducted for the students of grade I. The children were excited to share their descriptive narration and waited eagerly for their turn. The students used attractive props while speaking about their favourite means of transport. Some of them used their toy cars and buses in the form of props whereas the others used beautiful pictures of their favourite vehicle to talk aboutdifferentmeans of transport namely land transport, water transport and air transport.They were able to express their thoughts confidently and effectively. Through this activity, the children were able to make a distinction among the different modes of transport. The activity proved to be a splendid opportunity for them to gain confidence through virtual stage exposure. It was aimed to develop self-expression and speaking skills of the young minds.Their joy knew no bounds while giving their outstanding and commendable presentation.

Grade III Math Activity on 3D Shapes 24th August 2020

“Everything we see in the world around us has a shape.” An activity on 3D Shapeswas conducted in all sections of Grade 3 on 24th August 2020. The teacher explainedthe 3-dimensional shapes to thestudents in the virtual classes using actual 3D objects. The students demonstrated their understanding of the concept through 3D-Objects like a castle, empty box, glass, birthday cap, ball, etc. using basic shapes like Cube, Cuboid, Sphere, Cylinder and Cone. Some even drew Faces, Edges and Vertices on their 3D shapes. The students were very excited for this activity and participated enthusiastically.This activity helped the studentsdevelop a better understanding of the concept regarding3D shapes.The activity helped the children to enhance various skills like aesthetic value, determination, observation and analytical skill.

Class IV Mr Division Dan Activity 21st August 2020

'Mr. Division Dan' activity was conducted in all the sections of Class IV on 21st August 2020, as a recapitulation of the concept of division. The class was divided into 3 groups and each group was given 3 different numbers. Then students were asked to draw their favourite cartoon character and name it as “Mr. Division Dan”. The students of each group were asked to frame their own statement with the given numbers, split them into equal groups and represent it graphically on A-4 size sheet. They were also asked to write their multiplication and division facts. The students created beautiful artwork using different characters and shapes of their own choice. The activity was conducted to check their concept clarity and to enhance their aesthetic value, observation and analytical skill. The students were very excited about this activity and participated enthusiastically.

Grade IV “Model of Tooth” Activity August 20, 2020

“Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than diamond.”- MIGUEL DE CERVANTES Teeth are the most important asset to all of us. Teeth are the body's hardest and most durable part. Teeth comprise hard, bony structures in the mouth of humans, primarily used to chew food. Most humans are omnivores and consume different types of food. An adult human develops a total of thirty-two permanent teeth which are of four different types. Incisors are used for cutting and biting, canines for tearing the food, premolars for grinding and molars for crushing and chewing the food. To recapitulate the learning, the students of grade IV participated enthusiastically in the model-makingactivity of teeth on 20th August 2020.Students took four cut-outs from A-4 sheets, representing four different types of teeth. They mentioned the total number of teeth in an adult human body and also specified the function of each toothon the sheets.Children used their own creativity to decorate them. All the cut-outs were joined later on to give a 3-D shape to the teeth. The students finished the activity in the given time frame and concluded it with a powerful presentation on teeth. Students learnt that their teeth are the integral part of the body and should be taken care of properly.

Giving Wings to Imagination-Model Making Activity of Artificial Satellite/ Spacecraft August 20, 2020

“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it and the perseverance to follow it. Wishing you a great journey. “ - Kalpana Chawla An activity based on the lesson, ‘An Indian-American Woman in Space – Kalpana Chawla’, was conducted for the students of Class VI on August 20, 2020. In order to make the students think innovatively and gain confidence in presenting themselves, the students were asked to prepare a model of any Artificial Satellite or any Spacecraft. As a part of the activity they had to present it before the class. The students used different materials, available at home and very creatively prepared the models of Sputnik –I, PSLV, Columbia, GSLV, INSAT. A few students also prepared the model of Spacecraft they want to create, when they grow up. They displayed the models in the class and explained the features and history of the Satellite/ Spacecraft, they created. Every student was full of excitement and displayed his/her zeal in participating in the class activity, enjoying it thoroughly.

Grade I “My Grandma Activity” 18th August ’2020

An activity on ‘Grandma’ was conducted in class 1 on August 18, 2020. All the children participated actively and wrote a few very basic characteristics of a Grandma. This activity was aimed to develop self-expression and gratitude in the young minds. The children discussed few characteristics about their Grandma with their teacher using adjectives like loving, caring, polite, etc. They drew a beautiful graphic organizer to demonstrate the characteristics of their Grandma. They also decorated the written work with the help of different colors.The children enthusiastically participated in the discussion and excitedly shared information about their Grandma. In the discussion the children showed their gratitude for their grandparents. This activity helped children learn more about Grandma and also helped them to learn a few describing words like polite, old, loving, caring etc. The children enjoyed this activity and recalled all their lovely memories with their Grandma.

Mind Map Activity August 18, 2020

The students of grade IV participated in an EVS -1 activity of creating “Mind map of forest”conducted in virtual class on 18th August 2020. The activity was a pre-activity of the chapter “Resources of India”.Mind mapping is a highly effective way of getting information.It is a creative and logical means of note-taking and note-making that literally "maps out" our ideas. The main aim of this activity was to prompt students for some brainstorming and to present their ideas in the form of mind map of forest. Forests are an important natural resource and are home to a variety of plants and animals. Climate, physical feature and soil type are some of the main factors that determine the type of trees and animals that grow and thrive in a forest. Students enthusiastically participated in the activity and submitted very creative work.Overall, it was a very informative and interesting activity. Students enjoyed it a lot.

Grade V Skeletal System Activity August 18, 2020

The human skeletal system is like the corner stone of the human body. It is like a shield and base of the body’s existence. It provides shape and support to the human body. The students of grade V performed a hands-on activity conducted in the class on 18th August, 2020. The students were given an idea of the activity a week prior by their respective science teachers. On the day of the activity the students were prepared with creative ideas and were ready to commence their activity. The students used an A4 sheet as the base on which the human skeletal system was represented with the use of various materials like straws, toothpicks, broken broomsticks, earbuds and matchsticks. Some children showed novelties like representing the skeletal system on walls or cupboard doors with the help of paper rolls. The students enjoyed the activity thoroughly and displayed beautiful works of the human skeletal system. The activity helped to build their kinesthetic skills and objective of ‘learning by doing’ was achieved. The students finished the activity within the given time and the class ended with a quick recap of the different functions of the skeletal system.

Grade IV Inter-dynasty Declamation Competition 14th August 2020

“Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin Keeping this thought in mind, a Declamation Competition was conducted in all the sections of grade IV on 14th August 2020 as part of the activities being conducted for the Independence cum Founder’s week celebrations. The students had to speak on the topic “My Country My Pride” for one minute. Students were briefed about the rules and judgement criteria of the competition by the class teachers. The best three entries were chosen from each section. The students expressed their gratitude towards the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the independence of our nation. They spoke about the unique diversity of our nation and expressed their pride on our country’s rich traditions and heritage. They talked about the freedom of speech, freedom to celebrate all the festivals of different religions with great enthusiasm. They pledged to contribute to our great nation by being ideal citizens. This activity helped in enhancing the speaking skills of the children and provided them with a platform to express their thoughts and feelings with confidence. Children enthusiastically participated and thoroughly enjoyed the activity.

Math Quiz Report August 14, 2020

Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: It is about understanding. Quiz activity help to assess the mathematical skills, proficiency and aptitude of the students. It also promotes many good qualities like teamwork, problem solving skills, time management, patience etc. In order to test the knowledge of the basic concepts, Math quiz was organized in all the sections of class V. As a surprise activity on the occasion of ‘Founder’s Day’, online quiz was conducted in an interactive manner during virtual class on August 14, 2020 and the intelligent minds answered the questions with enthusiasm, wisdom and confidence. Their involvement was remarkable. All the students actively participated in the Quiz. Students thoroughly enjoyed the fun-filled learning activity and spent their class with experiential learning. This simple activity was a recap of all the topics which we have done till now.

Grade III Role Play Activity 14th August 2020

"Children are great imitators, give them something great to imitate." Role play is an act where the children get an opportunity to imitate different characters. It offers a chance to the participants to gain experience, showcase speaking and presentation skills and reveal personal aptitude. As part of the Independence Day and Founder’s week celebrations,the students of grade IIIparticipated in an activity on Role-Play on Freedom Fighters or National Leadersconductedvirtually on 14th August, 2020.The children portrayed themselves as Bhagat Singh, Rani Laxmi Bai, Kittur Rani Channemma, Sarojini Naidu and Subash Chandra Bose and paid a rich tribute to the martyrs by representing their zeal and patriotism.The main aim of the activity wasto encourage students to give presentation of their assigned work creatively, innovatively and confidently in front of the class. The students described the character, situation and their famous slogans. They enthusiastically participated in the activity and made beautiful props.Throughout the presentation, they showed enthusiasm and love towards the country and gratitude towards our freedom fighters or National Leaders. It was an endeavor to foster oratory skills and confidence among the Shalomitees.Students were judged on the basis of creativity, content, dialogue delivery, costume / props and Presentation. Overall, it was a very interesting, competitive and informative session for the children. The atmosphere was spell binding and enthralling.

CBSE-Cleanliness and Sanitization Drives in Primary Health Cares 14 August 2020

The campaign of cleanliness and sanitization at the Primary Health Center was celebrated on 14 August by the Central Board of Secondary Education. All the students of classes IX to XII our school participated enthusiastically in this campaign. Cleanliness was started at the Primary Health Center for behavioral changes under sanitation and sanitation. Under this campaign various works were done in a phased manner in all the development blocks. Out of all the students, the idea presented by Avni Bansal, a student of class IX, was considered the best. As such, a cleanliness drive was carried out at first aid centers and assistants working in the house were told about the use of cleanliness and sanitization.Along with this, it was explained how important it is to wear masks while exiting the house. Through this campaign, the students shared their ideas with everyone and pledged to make our country clean, beautiful and corona free by using cleanliness and sanitization around us. The purpose of the drive was to make people aware and explain the importance of cleanliness.

Grade 2 Role Play Activity-National Leaders of India 14th August 2020

Role play is the act of imitating the character and behaviour of someone who is different from you. It involves assuming a role different from oneself. A Role play activity was conducted on “National Leaders of India”in all sections of Grade II. The students depicted the life of various freedom fighters like-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Rani Laxmi bai, Bhagat Singh, Lala Lajpat Rai, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi. The students performed their roles beautifully and also depicted their life events with great conviction.They dressed very magnificently as their chosen freedom fighter. The Role Play activity helped the students to know about the lives of the freedom fighters and draw inspiration from them. The students were totally excited and thrilled to see different role-plays.

Grade V Song Composition Activity 3rd August - 13th August 2020

Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.” Music binds our souls, hearts and emotions. Music is the best method of relaxation. It cheers the spirit and lightens the heart. In fact, through singing children learn to express their feelings and ideas. To bring out the singing talent of the students, an interesting SongComposition activity was conducted for the young learners of class-V.The theme of the competition was patriotic songs. Through this activity, SHIS has once again raised the bar by conducting an outstanding Virtual Music Composition activity during this pandemic. The music teachers facilitated the students by guiding them about the song structure and rhythm and encouraged the young scholars to create their own songs on the occasion of Independence Day cum Founder’s Week celebration. The students loved this extra - curricular activity which moulded their inbuilt musical talent and they got the chance to express their feelings and emotions creatively. The children enthusiastically took part in the activity and composed beautiful patrioticsongs.

Grade IV Paragraph Writing Activity 11th August 2020

A Paragraph writing activity was conducted in all sections of grade 4 on 11th August 2020 as part of the activities being conducted for the Independence cum Founder’s week celebrations. The topic selected for the paragraph writing was “What does our school mean to me”. A ppt of images of the school building was shown to the students to help them remember and revisit the various enjoyable experiences of school life. The children had to write the paragraph in 60-80 words on coloured or plain A4 size sheets. They were also asked to illustrate their paragraph with beautiful drawings. For many children school meant a place to learn, play and enjoy. Many children also described it as a second home which prepares them for their life ahead. All the children wrote beautiful paragraphs describing their school and its special significance in their lives. The activity helped in enhancing the creative writing skills of the children and provided them with a platform to express their thoughts and feelings.

Grade III: Elocution Activity 11th August 2020

“Public speaking is the art of diluting a 1-minute idea with 1-hour vocabulary.” Elocution refers to one’s capacity to meaningfully communicate with others, with the use of exact speech and gestures. Such activities are conducted in an attempt to promote their oratory skills, in terms of pronunciation, delivery, and voice modulation. An Elocution activity was held in grade 3 on 11th August 2020. The students were given the topic in advance on which they had to speak for around one minute each. A healthy competitive spirit enlightened the faces of the students. They had come well-prepared for the activity and spoke confidently on the given topic. The students participated with a lot of enthusiasm. The participants were judged on the basis of clarity of speech, memory, pronunciation, expression and body language. The objective of this activity was to make the children more expressive, confident and spontaneous in their way of speaking. The activity ended on a happy note and the discipline of the students was commendable. The activity gave a lot of encouragement and confidence to all the students.

Grade III GK Quiz activity 10th August 2020

The celebration of theFounder’sWeek and 74th Independence Day commenced on a beautiful note in Shalom Hills International School, Sushant Lok. The students have prepared for a week long celebration with their hearts full of pride for the nation. On August 10, 2020 the students of class III enthusiasticallyparticipated in a quiz prepared on Independence Day and Founder’s Week. The quiz brought forththe questions framed about our Freedom fighters, unique features of Indian Independence and its national symbol along with testing the knowledge of the students about their school. The quiz comprised ateamof boys and girls and each child was provided a chance to participate and answer.As the questions of the quiz were based onareas intrinsic to the Indian identity and heritage it helped in igniting the patriotic spirit withinthem. The students took part in the activity with great enthusiasm and zeal. The activity was very informative and knowledge enriching for the students.

“Unity in Diversity” ART ACTIVITY REPORT August 10, 2020

“Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.”- M.Gorbachev On the occasion of celebrating 73 years of our Independence, an art activity was organised for the creative young artists of grade 7 on 10 August 2020. The activity was enjoyed and the creative art expressions were submitted by the students. The students were informed about the varied and rich heritage of our country and instructed about the theme and the participation rules to be followed. The students enjoyed the activity and their artistic skills were appreciated. They were able to come closer to the life of united India. It was an effective effort to make their understanding better in the diversified cultures of the country. It was a fun filled activity with a display of artistic skills.

Special Assembly of Class VII August 10, 2020

FREEDOM IN THE MIND,FAITH IN THE WORDS, PRIDE IN OUR SOUL,LET’S SALUTE THE NATION! Keeping up the spirit of patriotism and pride for the nation, the students of Class VII conducted a special assembly on August 10, 2020. Dedicating Independence Day to our great leaders and martyrs, the students along with their class teachers conducted the assembly on the virtual platform. The assembly commencedbyevoking ‘The Almighty’s blessings’ with the Lord’s prayer, followed by the Shloka and the Pledge.The National and International news updated all about the day to day activities happeningaround the world. A speech on Independence Day was delivered wonderfully by the Students in all the sections. A skit on Independence Day ‘Bharat Ki Shaan’ was performed by the students. A gracefuldance mash displayed the patriotic fervour of the students. The Class Teachers appreciated the efforts of the students and conveyed the message on the occasion. The assembly concluded by singing the Shalom Anthem followed by the National Anthem. With hundred percent participation,every student got a chance to exhibit his/her talent through the performance. The assembly proved that nothing can stop us. ‘If there is a will, there is a way.’ The skit and the dance performance are a true exampleof collaboration, even when the students are not physically together. The students keenly participated and showed their enthusiasm promising a strong team spirit.

Grade IV Inter-Dynasty ISA Activity 7th August 2020

An ISA inter-dynasty collage making competition (Manual/Digital) on ‘National symbols and Currency’ was conducted on 7th August 2020. The countries selected for the activity were India, UAE (Dubai) and Nepal. Grades 4 A, B and C had to make a collage on India, D, E and F sections had to make on Dubai, while Classes 4 G and H had to make a collage on Nepal. A week prior to the activity, the teachers explained the whole process of the activity starting from collection of materials to making of a collage in the digital form. The students were encouraged to search for information regarding the national symbols and currency of the country assigned to them. On the day of the activity the students were well-prepared with the pictures, information as well as the drawings of the national symbols and currency. By closely studying the currencies and national symbols the students learnt about various interesting historical and economical aspects of the particular country. On the day of the activity, the students made beautiful collages on the given topic. They used colourful stickers, photos and drawings. The students then clicked pictures of their work and upload it on the link sent by their class teachers. This activity helped the students understand become more aware about the different countries. The activity helped in achieving intercultural understanding as well as enhancing skill-based and knowledge-based deep learning.

ISA Collage Making Activity: National Flags 7th August 2020

Under the ISA, an activity titled ‘Collage making’ on National Flags was done in class 1. The children actively participated and drew the national flags of three different countries, namely, India, UAE (Dubai) and Nepal. With the help of this activity, the children learnt about the three different national flags of the given countries.They also got to know one of the most amazing facts, that the national flag of Nepal is the only flag in the world which is triangular in shape. The childrengot an idea about the National symbols of the three countries through a PPT shown a day prior to the activity.They were excited to know about the national symbols, especially the colours of each country’s flag and what significance each colour holds. They learnt about their national animals, birds, tree, etc. The childrendrew the three National Flags on an A4 sheet andcoloured them showcasing their creative skills. Later, they shared their beautifully made flags with their friends in the virtual class. The children enthusiastically participated in the activity and thoroughly enjoyed it. This activity enhanced their artistic skills alongwith learning about the different Flags of these countries

“Cooking Without Fire With Tricolour”Activity August 07, 2020

“Arecipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.” In the line of events for thecelebration of Independence Day, a cooking without fire activity was conducted for the talented Shalomites of grade 7 on August7, 2020. The activity was conductedwith a view to give a different look to the traditional cooking with a new essence of experimenting fireless cooking with tricolour. Students tried various dishes while polishing their culinary skills with full zest and zeal. The students were instructed in advance about the activity and were given a time period of a week to think about their new experiments. It was an effective effort by the children to bring their creativity forward on this virtual platform. It was a fun filled activity appreciated by parents and guardians too.  

Grade I Activity on Subtraction -Difference Game 5th August, 2020

Subtraction is one of the four basic operations of arithmetic and in order to explain the vertical subtraction to the children we took help of the difference game where a tree with number strips was used. In this game the teacher made a tree. On its trunk she inserted strips where numbers1 to 10 were written and sign of = (equal to) and –(minus) was made. The teacher asked the children subtraction sums by moving the strips with different numbers in vertical manner and the children gave the answers of the sum asked by the teacher. The Students very excitedlydid the activity and confidently answered the different subtraction sums asked by the teacher. Thus, this simple activity helped them to understand the concept of Vertical Subtraction more clearly and evidently.Students enjoyed the activity thoroughly.

Grade 4 Activity - Garden of Genders 4th August 2020

An English activity, ‘Garden of Genders’, on genders was conducted in grade 4 on 4th August 2020. It was an art integrated activity with the aim to encourage children to learn through art. The students were shown a ppt which had the illustration of a garden with beautiful flowers in it. Each child had to make a beautiful garden in his/her notebook and name four flowers as per the four genders: Masculine, Feminine, Common and Neuter. They had to give five examples of each type of gender. The students did this activity with a lot of interest. They drew beautiful flowers and coloured the garden with bright colours. Students were encouraged to use their own creativity and imagination while creating the ‘Garden of Genders’. All the children completed the activity with a lot of interest and enthusiasm. They clicked pictures of their work and uploaded the same on Teams.

Grade I English Activity on Naming Words 4th August 2020

Everything around us has a name. Yes, this very simple yet very important concept of Naming Words/ Nouns was explained to class 1 students with the help of an easy and amazing activity. This activity was designed with an aim of making children learn the naming words according to their classification, that is, name of a person, a place, an animal and a thing. The teachers virtually conducted the activity with children using origami sheets/ plain square sheets, colors, pencils, erasers. Prior to the activity the children were shown a PPT on the activity along with live demonstration done by the teachers during the virtual class. Following that, they folded the paper and got to see the four magical boxes in which they drew four picturesof a person (boy), thing (ball), place (school) and an animal (cat) and named them.Aftercoloring the pictures, the children pasted the sheet in their English notebooks and shared their beautifully made activity with their friends in the virtual class. Children enthusiastically participated in the activity and thoroughly enjoyed it. This activity enhances their artistic skills and creativity alongwith the learning of Naming Words

Grade X English Activity on Reported Speech August 4,2020

‘A philosopher once said, half of good philosophy is good grammar.’ Learning a language through activities can be great fun.Using reported speech precisely and appropriately in English language is very important. It is a foundation grammar topic and is necessary for developing good writing and speaking skills. To make children well versed with the use of reported speech an activity was conducted in class where in children of Grade X were told to choose different numbers on the screen. All numbers had a sentence on the backside. The child would read the sentence and report the sentence aloud. The students patiently waited for their turn. The activity broke the monotony of learning and discussing rules and made the students interested in the topic. All the students participated enthusiastically and enjoyed the activity thoroughly. Most of them expressed the desire to continue with the activity in the next classalso.

Classi-V Rakhi Making Activity Report July 31, 2020

‘Raksha Bandhan’ or Rakhi is a special occasion to celebrate the virtuous bond of love between a brother and sister which is one of the deepest and noblest of all human emotions. To commemorate this festival, a Rakhi making Activity was organized for the students of Grades I-V. The students made beautiful Rakhis using different articles like mirrors, sparkles, stickers, beads, silken thread, ribbon etc. Their artisanship was quite fascinating and the children thoroughly enjoyed this activity that tickled their creative side.

Grade IV Activity-My Ideal Beach July 31, 2020

The Virtual new normal has revolutionized the teaching and learning process. Students have also adapted to this new way of learning well. For ensuring inputs from students on the ongoing topic as well as to make them have a virtual tour of coastal areas of India (while sitting on their favourite chairs) “My Ideal Beach” activity of EVS 1 was conducted in Grade IV. The students were asked to make a poster on their Ideal beach with a mix of their choice and imagination and the same was to be presented in the class. All the students enthusiastically participated in the activity and they presented their beaches in a very creative and interesting way by putting their goggles and hats on. They also expressed that cleaning the beach also improves the coastal and ocean ecosystem by making sure that none of their trash endangers marine life.Emphasizing on the same ,they shared slogans also. The logical, spatial, interpersonal, kinesthetic and linguistic skills were enhanced with this activity. Students thoroughly enjoyed drawing and presenting their work. Overall, it was a fun learning and informative session for the children.

Class-V English-Comic Strip Making Activity 30th and 31st July 2020

"Creativity doesn't wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones." Comic Strips are a powerful teaching tool and can tell a complex story in a few images.Comicstrips help students practice essential skills like reading, understanding visual concepts, understanding context clues, speaking, etc. To instigate the creative skills among the young learners an interesting activity of Comic Strip Making was conductedin Grade V. Theactivity was conducted on 30th and 31st July2020on different types of tenses that wereexplained in class. The students were able to organize their ideas and combine, pictures, captions and dialogues to showdifferent types of tenses done in the class. This activity enhanced their creativity and also stimulated their imagination. The students were very enthusiastic during the whole activity and performed the activity in a play way manner. This activity allowed for multiple interpretations and enhanced comprehension by drawing attention to story elements. Overall, the activity was a great success. The students thoroughly enjoyed the activity.

Grade V Math ‘Factor Tree Activity’ 30th July 2020

A factor tree is a tool that breaks down any number into its prime factors. A certain number's prime factorization is the list of prime numbers or prime factors that you would multiply together to create that certain number. The first step in making a factor tree is to find a pair of factors whose product is the number that we are factoring. These two factors are the first branching in the factor tree. There are often several different pairs of factors that we could choose to begin the process. The process was explained to the students of class V and they were asked to make the factor tree of any number which lies between 50 and 100 during math online class. The students found this activity an interesting way of finding prime factors. They all began with different factors of their choice. The students understood the concept and enjoyed the activity.

Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat 30th July 2020

“Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat” activities areorganized in a befitting mannerto make the children aware about the importance of our country’s “Unity in Diversity”, to have faith in it and to uphold it. Shalom Hills International School also organized many competitions and activities to promote this feeling in the Shalomites. Many Activities covering various subjects like Mathematics, Cultural Exchange Programme between Migration & Local students through Cultural Programme,were conducted in the school. Most of the students actively participated in the various competitions and made the celebrations worthy and meaningful. The objective of the competitions was: i. To CELEBRATE the Unity in Diversity of our Nation; ii. To PROMOTE the spirit of national integration; iii. To SHOWCASE the rich heritage and culture, customs and traditions; Let's visit Telangana! A jewel of our gorgeous nation, The polygonal Telangana must be God's creation Perini Thandavan, Telengana's ancient dance, Will enchant you after just a moment's glance. How smart were the architects to make, Charminar split part of Telangana in four quadrants with no mistake! And why not visit Golconda fort? Where lovely diamonds used to be mined for export. It's mouth-watering and just so much fun To eat Sakinalu's concentric circles one by one. Sarva Pindi,Garijalu,Polelu are just, Some of the other dishes trying is a must. Make friends with the murrel, badger and the otter, As you take a walk parallel to the Krishna River. So pack your bags and head to this state Where the infinite delights to be seen are just too great.

Grade V Social Science Activity- ‘Our Rights and Duties’ July 30 & 31, 2020

“Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation, every possession, a duty. -John D. Rockefeller CBSE has mandated the introduction of Art-integrated learning in every subject as such joyful pedagogy strengthens the relationship between education and culture. In pursuit of the same, an online Placard Making Activity on‘Our Rights and Duties’, was organized for the students of Class V on 30 and 31 July 2020 to boost and augment the experiential learning of the students.As a citizen of India, it is our duty that we abide by these laws and carry out our duties. Also, knowledge of our fundamental rights is important so as to prevent injustice. The young learners displayed their artistic skills virtually through an array of placards depicting different rights and duties of the citizens. The students completed the activity in the given time and showed beautiful and self-explanatory details of the rights and duties. The creative, social and fine motor skills of the students were refined as they got hands on experience. The students developed an understanding and became aware of what human rights are and how are they related to our duties. The activity was afun-filled oneand enjoyed by one and all.It was completed with a quick recap of the definition of rights and duties along with the role oftoday’s generation in performing and respecting the same. .

Grades I-III: “Cooking without Fire” 29th July 2020

“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.” An activity of cooking without fire was conducted for students of all sections of classes:I-III on 29th July 2020.The children had already been informed in advance to be ready with the necessary ingredients/materials for the activity. The activity was conducted with a view to create awareness about the nutritional value of food cooked without flame, the necessity and advantages of healthy eating and to encourage students to stay away from the junk food. Grade: I-II made fruit salad by using three-four seasonal fruits, a little lemon juice and chat masala/black salt/pepper.They enjoyed mixing all the ingredients in the mixing bowl and then sharing it with their family. Grade -III children made bhelpuri, sandwiches, healthy fruit salads and lemonade.A few creative also made biscuit pudding whereas others made different kinds of healthy salads. In every classroom the children virtually displayed many yummy and innovative dishes. The students also gave special names to their creations calling them Crunchy Monaco’s, Sunday delight Smoothie etc. Through this activity the students learnt the spirit of teamwork and culinary skills, appreciating the hard work put into cooking. The aim of the activity was also to provide a platform for students to showcase their talent and explore new areas of interest.Students loved sharing the experience of making it with the teacher virtually and posing for the picture with their hand made salads. They felt pride in becoming little chefs for that day.

International Tiger Day July 29, 2020

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. –Dalai Lama In orderto promote the conservation of the tigers,‘International Tiger Day’ is celebrated annually to raise awareness for tiger conservation. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues. Shalom Hills International School celebrated the day on July 29, 2020, to sensitize the children towards protecting wildlife.Speeches weredeliveredby the students during the assembly period. They poke about the decreasing number of tigers and expressed their concern regarding their protection. They emphasised on the need to conserve the majestic animal. They also spoke about the different initiatives taken all around the world for their conservation. The teachers and the students expressed their views on protecting the beautiful creature. Students displayed their enthusiasm in delivering the speech on ‘International Tiger Day’.

Assembly on International Nature Conservation Day July 28, 2020

World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated on July 28 across the world in order to raise awareness about protecting nature and conserving our natural resources. With problems like deforestation and illegal wildlife trade on the rise, nature conservation has gone up on the list of priorities for a lot of countries. Our Earth does not have unlimited resources like water, trees, soil, etc. World Nature Conservation Day is marked internationally to spread awareness about the best practices to protect the natural resources. In order to create the awareness among our future generation, a general discussion on nature conservation and a speech was conducted by the class teachers and the students in the morning assembly. Students and teachers unanimously decided to start contributing towards maintaining balance and practising a sustainable life. A pledge was taken to: 1. Avoid wastage of food, water, and items of regular use. 2. Save energy by switching off lights, fans, and air conditioners when not in use. 3. Avoid wasting water and close the tap properly after brushing or washing hands. 4. Rainwater harvesting during the monsoon season 5.Saying No to Plastic.

Grade XII English Activity – ‘Citizens’ Forum’ July 27, 2020

“If we teach today’s children as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” -John Dewey Students develop their skills by “doing”. Activity based learning engageschildren and helps them to develop their language skills in a natural context. Encouraging children to improve their language in a personalised way by interacting in English in real life situations, can definitely enhance their linguistic skills.Language teaching is about allowing students to practise more and to relate language to their own realities. With the intent of providing a real-life situation for students to interact in, an activity- ‘Citizens’ Forum’ was introduced in the class XII. For the activity, the children were provided with the present lockdown scenario. They were assigned roles in which they had to partake in a forum to discuss the challenges faced during the lockdown and present solutions for the same. The students were assigned roles of a Local Councillor, who has invited representatives of different organizations to discuss this issue, a senior Police officer, a Doctor, a member of the Trade Union, a President of a Resident Welfare Association and a member of The Town Planning Commission. In their assigned roles the children had to state two problems that are being faced by them and make one suggestion to overcome the problem. The students enthusiastically participated in the activity and came up with genuine problems and suggestions. They were eager to engage in more such activities.

Kargil Vijay Diwas Celebration July 27, 2020

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July every year in honour of the Kargil War Heroes. This day is celebrated in the Kargil–sector and the national capital New Delhi, where the Prime Minister of India pays homage to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate every year. A speech by Class teachers was given on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas in the morning assembly of Grade 7 on July 27, 2020 to commemorate the valour of the war heroes, the Jawans of Indian Army. The importance of the day was discussed with the students in order to make them understand the importance of patriotism and love for our motherland.The highlights of the speech were thevalues of gratitude, patriotism,duty and love for the motherland.

Lemonade Party

The little ones enjoyed making the freshest, tastiest lemonade adjusting the sweetness with the required amount of sugar to suit their taste. A spring of fresh mint makes the perfect garnish for this drink.

Shalom Hills International School Essay Writing Competition Organised By CBSE

‘Cleanliness is next to godliness’. It is not a statement to be just read, discussed and shelfed. It has to be ingrained in every person. In order to inculcate the same in the students, the students of Shalom Hills International School from classes IX – XII,participated in essay writing competition on ‘Mera Gaanv Sabse Swachh’ organised by CBSE. The students participated with great vigour and enthusiasm. The competition brought out different ideas of the pupils related to cleanliness. It encouraged the students to think about the importance of keeping our surroundings clean. With this competition not only did the students understand that cleaning the environment today will help fellow cohabitants of the planet and coming generations live better lives, but also honed their social developmental skills.

Cbse Shramdaan In Village ‘Plantation Across Villages’

As part of Shramdaan in Villages under the CBSE “GandgiMukt Bharat” campaign, the grade VI students of Shalom Hills InternationalSchool undertook a tree plantation drive on 12th August 2020. The students participated in this campaign with great zest and zeal. The students planted saplings in their home and the surrounding areas. They also took an oath of saving trees and planting saplingson their birthday and other special occasions. The campaign helped in sensitizing the children towards conservation of the environment.

Van Mahotsav Activities July 2020

Van Mahotsav, a week-long festival of tree plantation is organized every year in the first week of July across India when millions of trees are planted. This movement was initiated in the year 1950 by the Union Minister for Agriculture and Food, Dr. K M Munshi. In an earnest attempt to sensitize the students about their role in conserving the environment, our School celebrated Van Mahotsav week from 6rd July to 8th July 2020. The celebration was an ideal opportunity to instil the value of social responsibility in the students towards protecting trees and forests. The focus of the celebration was towards forming a personal connect between the students and trees through a process of experience, reflection and creation, carried out through various activities. Many students of classes VI- X participated in different activities. The students planted seeds, made creative videos, wrote slogans, designed posters, and also composed poems about our earth and how we can protect it.Another interesting activity which all the class students performed was to make beautiful planters. Van Mahotsav week turned out to be a great success. The events helped to bring awareness about the green cover around us.

Cbse Expression Series On Thinking Innovatively In Unprecedented Times Like Covid-19 16th-21st July

It is rightly said “Innovation sees best outlet in the unforeseen and unprecedented situations.” The current scenario where every nation is facing a tough challenge in the form of COVID-19, is one suchsituation where everyone needs to think innovatively to surpass the challenge. In order to provide a platform to students to creatively express their ideas/views on the theme -Thinking Innovatively in Unprecedented times like COVID-19, CBSE announced an expression series for the session 2020 - 21. This activity was conducted from Classes 3rd -12th. The topics were given on the basis of different categories i.e. Primary, Secondary etc. The children had freedom to choose the topic on which they had to write a poem, a paragraph or draw a painting. The teachers motivated the children to participate in this activity. All the entries were collected and the best from each category was submitted on CBSE expression series app from 16th to 21st July. After submitting the entries, E-certificates were generated on the application which were downloaded.

National Doctor’s Day July 1, 2020

“Observation, Reason, Human Understanding, Courage; these make the physician.” – Martin H. Fischer In orderto thank our doctors for their dedicated services to patients and to honour their contribution in the worst of times, ‘National Doctor’s Day’ was celebrated at Shalom Hills International School on July 1, 2020. The teachers and the students extended their gratitude towards the doctors by recognising their contribution to the society and their selfless acts. The students saluted their efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic,when they are working in continuous shifts, putting their own health in danger. The students expressed their views on the role the doctors play in our lives and admired the exceptional caregivers who are at the ain the fight against COVID-19. Students showed their appreciation for the doctors and promised to follow the instructions given by them.

Webinar- “Learned Optimism” July 7, 2020

“Optimism generates hope...hope releases dreams...dreams set goals...enthusiasm follows.” –Martin Seligman The faculty of Shalom Hills International School, had the opportunity to participate in a webinar on – “Learned Optimism” on July 7, 2020. It was conducted by Mr. Prashant Agarwal, an experienced teacher and educationist. He stressed that optimism is not just a discovery of “Power of Positive Thinking”, but one’s interpretation of failures and successes. He also elaborated that in certain situations, Pessimism can be more beneficial. He even made a comparative analysis between optimism and pessimism. Highlighting the benefits of optimism, he underscored that with conscious efforts, optimism can be learned. He also elaborated on the three styles of pessimism and alternating optimism-Pervasive, Permanent and Personal. The session ended with a question-answer round. Overall, it was a motivating session.

PERSONIFICATION OF PUNCTUATION MARKS JULY 16, 2020

Art Integration livens up the class and dissipates the monotony. The students display great enthusiasm for participation in fun-filled activities. An activity was conducted for the students of Class VI onJuly 16, 2020.The students were asked to choose one punctuation mark and give a real character to it. The students depicted the characters through their drawings, by giving beautiful costumes and props. The students personified the punctuation marks and spoke few lines on the characters, keeping in mind the role of the punctuation marks they had taken. Like a doctor representing a full stop, ending diseases or a detective representing a mark of interrogation, asking questions. Every student got a chance to perform and display his/her drawing. The students very creatively presented themselves as different characters and enacted well.Thestudents presented their zeal in participating in the class activity and enjoyed it thoroughly.

Grade 7 - Let’s Advertise for Better Reach 15th July2020

Reaching out to people becomes very important when it comes to surviving in this growing busy world. Students of grade 7 participated in an Art-Integrated activity on Display Advertisements based on theirliterature chapter ‘Quality’. This chapter fundamentally talks about two brothers who only reached out to their customers with the help of their qualitative work and never advertised. The students were asked to make an advertisement based on the brothers' shop description and ideology to reach out to people. They were also introduced to some such advertisements through a newspaper activity, which gave them a clear and concrete idea about the task. The major objective of the activity was to stimulate creativity and broaden their horizons of presenting their thoughts. The students enjoyed and came out with great ideas.

Scholar Badge And 100% Attendance May 29, 2020

“Winners are not the people who never fail but the people who never quit.” The recent unprecedented pandemic might have shattered a lot around but it cannot devastate the zeal in us to achieve success. Shalom Hills International School, in its extreme glory and grandeur, declared the Scholar Badge and 100% Attendance list for session 2019-20. The selection criteria is the overall performance of the students achieving 90% or more academically in the Annual Result. A total of 30 students came out with flying colours in Grade 6, followed by 16 in Grade 7, 11 in Grade 8 and17 in Grade 9. Stream-wise and subject-wise toppers were ascertained in grade XI. The names of the meritorious students were announced during the online classes. They will receive their scholar badge and certificate on re-opening of the school. The 100% Attendance again encourages the children to wards regularity in school and indirectly commends their competence to be fit and mentally stout. The school believes in motivating the students for their relentless strive to excel and for their diligence to improve their performance at every step giving them a ray of hope and belief that only the diligent and dedicated will stand out in a crowd.

Scholar Badge And 100% Attendance May 29, 2020

“Winners are not the people who never fail but the people who never quit.” The recent unprecedented pandemic might have shattered a lot around but it cannot devastate the zeal in us to achieve success. Shalom Hills International School, in its extreme glory and grandeur, declared the Scholar Badge and 100% Attendance list for session 2019-20. The selection criteria is the overall performance of the students achieving 90% or more academically in the Annual Result. A total of 30 students came out with flying colours in Grade 6, followed by 16 in Grade 7, 11 in Grade 8 and17 in Grade 9. Stream-wise and subject-wise toppers were ascertained in grade XI. The names of the meritorious students were announced during the online classes. They will receive their scholar badge and certificate on re-opening of the school. The 100% Attendance again encourages the childrentowards regularity in school and indirectly commends their competence to be fit and mentally stout. The school believes in motivating the students for their relentless strive to excel and for their diligence to improve their performance at every step giving them a ray of hope and belief that only the diligent and dedicated will stand out in a crowd.

Inter School Competition – IT extravaganza CYBER BUZZ Second week of May, 2020

‘Online Education is like a rising tide, it’s going to lift all boats.’ ‘IT Extravaganza Cyber Buzz’ was organized by Amity International School, Sector-43 during the second week of May, 2020. Different competitions like Sketcher, PreziPitate, LevioSway, etc. were organized in which children had to send their entries by 15th May 2020. Two competitions Logic Gate(Grade XII) &Chalchitra(Grade XI) were conducted online through MS Teams on 23rd May 2020. Along with our school, 37 schools from NCR and outside NCR participated in this mega event. After a selection process, the best candidates were given guided by the team members of the Computer Science departments per rules and regulations set by host school. The results of these competitions were announced on 23rd May 2020. Dairy Malhotra of VF brought laurels to the school by bagging the YOUNG TECHIE AWARD in the “Precipitate” (Junior Presentation)competition. He had created a beautiful presentation on Online Education using various tools of MS PowerPoint. The participants were judged on the basis of relevance to the theme, originality and creativity, innovation, and overall Presentation. All the students will be facilitated with E-certificates shortly. The competition presented yet another opportunity for all the participants to showcase and enhance their talent.

Mother’s Day Activity May 10, 2020

There is one relationship in this mortal life that effortlessly scores above all other known relationships on this Earth. This extraordinary relationship is none other than that between the mother and child, which is truly priceless in terms of a mother’s selfless love, dedication, and devotion towards her family. A Mother is such a special person in one’s life that no words can express one’s gratitude towards her.
“No Lockdown can fade the spirit of Shalomites to exhibit the love & compassion for their Mothers.”
This year the students of Shalom Hills International School who celebrated Mother’s Day at home by enjoying some golden moments with their mothers while showcasing their creativity and artistic skills through various activities such as Singing, Cooking without fire, Yoga Demo, Zumba Demo, Modelling, Craft making, Creation of Best out of waste etc. Some even made beautiful cards to express their love and gratitude towards their mother. Videos and photographs of children and moms in action were shared with the class teachers and the best ones uploaded on the school Facebook page. The students and mothers received certificates for their uninhibited and enthusiastic participation.

Grade I to V: Mother’s Day Celebration May 9, 2020

“A Mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take” Mother’s Day celebrates the essence of a mother and one everyone can relate to. People across regions, religions, castes, cultures, genders, and financial status have strong emotions binding them to their mothers. It is a special day, for all children and mothers as it reinforces the everlasting bond of love and affection, a time to remind us of our duties as sons and daughters. As part of this universal celebration, we at Shalom Hills International School had a special online celebration on Mother’s Day. Grade I to V teachers made videos for the lovely moms with their kids. The moms as well as the students had a splendid time watching these videos through our virtual classes. It was a pleasure watching the super excited moms sitting with their dynamic and energetic children. ‘Letter of Love’ was written by grade 1 students on the flower pot on a sheet. The students were overwhelmed with the entire effort. They cheered their teachers for their efforts. The day ended in a beautiful resonance lingering in everybody’s minds. It was a great opportunity to convey the significance of a mother and how every child should always respect and love her, and follow her instructions.

Paragraph Writing Competition for grades IX TO XII May 5, 2020

The global coronavirus outbreak has necessitated a lockdown in the country, and with all sporting action currently suspended, cancelled, or postponed, there are but a very few avenues for us to engage. With more than the usual time at hand, it is a good opportunity to treat oneself with some quality writing. Students are stuck at home. This can have an impact on them and writing about it might help express their anxieties and fears. With the same perspective in view, the school organized a paragraph writing competition for the students of grades IX to XII. The topic for the competition was, “Forty days in Lockdown”. The main objective of this paragraph writing competition was to give an opportunity to the students to creatively express themselves and to view the thoughts, feelings and opinions of the students on the humanitarian and socio-economic sphere, amidst the crisis. The students enthusiastically participated in the activity, showcasing their imagination and creative writing skills superbly.

Grades IV and V “Online Workshop on Cyber Security and Ethics” 9th May 2020

An online workshop was conducted on 9th May 2020 for the students of Classes IV and V related to Cyber/Computer Security and Ethics. For Class IV, Ms. Shruti Barawal and Ms. Divya Agarwal and for Class V, MS. Ira Bakshi and Ms.Shalini Pandey initiated the workshop with a brief discussion on Cyber age and social media. In this workshop, children were facilitated about Cyber and Computer security, Internet Ethics, Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics, Unethical Practices, Netiquettes etc. Children were told about the benefits as well as the adverse consequences of using social media. They were told to be careful while posting, connecting on the internet so that their privacy should not be compromised. Children were educated about Plagiarism, Phishing, Hacking, Bullying, Trolling, Spamming etc. while relating them to everyday life. Children eagerly got their doubts clarified and were giving examples also during the session. At the end, the children were asked various questions in the form of a quiz for scrutinising their understanding about the topic. With the help of this workshop, a collaborative and exciting environment to learn was built. It helped the children to understand the ethics to be followed and security to be taken care of while using online media. Overall, it was an interesting and lively session which was enjoyed by the children thoroughly.

Tribute to B.R. Ambedkar April 14, 2020

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), also known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables (Dalits). He was independent India's first Minister of Law and Justice, and the chief architect of the Constitution of India. Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is an annual festival observed on 14 April to commemorate the memory of B. R. Ambedkar. It marks Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's birthday who was born on 14 April 1891. Since 2015 it has been observed as an official public holiday throughout India. Sahlom Hills celebrated Ambedkar Jayanti by apprising the students of this great son of India. Information related to B.R. Ambedkar was read out to the students before commencing with the virtual classes.

English Calligraphy Competition February 28, 2020

“The process of handwriting promotes clear thought and natural structure.” Handwriting contributes to reading fluency because it activates visual perception of letters. Writing improves understanding. A good hand-writing can beautify the whole text material. An English calligraphy competition was organised for Grade IV students on February 28, 2020. The students were provided sheets of paper on which they had to write a given passage on the topic, ‘Keeping our environment clean’. They were judged on the basis of neatness, clarity and beauty of their hand-writing. Best three children were selected from each section. All the students participated with a lot of enthusiasm and tried their best to write as neatly as possible. The activity encouraged the children to develop a beautiful hand-writing

Activity “Let’s Run” tocalculate “Speed” February 26, 2020

Speed is a measure of how quickly an object moves from one place to another. It is equal to the distance travelled divided by the time. It is possible to find any of these three values using the other two. Mathematics is all about practical application, so the conceptof speed was made clear through an activity in which the students of grade V were requiredto run a distance of 50m in the school ground.A stop watch used to time how long each student took to run the distance. Post the activity, the students were asked to calculate their own speed by using the formula Speed= Distance ÷ Time. It was a fun filled learning experience where as children learnt the concept in a unique and interesting manner. Theyacquired greater clarity about the relation between speed, distance and time.

Grade V Science Ability Test February 20, 2020

To develop a scientific approach and make learning Science easy and interesting, the students of grade V participated in the “Science Ability Test” Preliminary Round, Second round and the Final quiz round on 20.02.2020. The main aim of conducting the Science Ability Test was to enhance the basic skills of questioning, prediction, qualitative and quantitative observation and communication. The students enthusiastically participated in the preliminary and Second rounds.Theywere well prepared for the Final round of the quiz and showed a keen interest in reading the questions and answering them. The questions included were more application and conceptual based. The language of the questions also was kept slightly twisted keeping in mind preparation of the children for external competitive exams. It helped them to gain awareness about the given topics. It was an amazing experience for the students to discover the scientific facts in the form of MCQ and quiz. It was a knowledge sharing activity with the children who showed great interest in gaining the same.

Grade V Math Aptitude Quiz 13 February, 2020

Students who cracked the first two rounds of Math Aptitude test appeared for the Quiz. The quiz was presented in an interactive manner and the students enthusiastically participated in it. It commenced with the declaration of the rules and regulations of the competition. There were three teams in total -Team A, B and Team C. The quiz was divided into four rounds Per-Centum Mania, Try Me Out, Solve the Puzzle and Rapid Fire Round. Students participated with enthusiasm and zeal and tried their level best to win the quiz. It was a great learning experience for the students. All the participants showed their skills and gave the prompt answers. At the end, Team C won the competition. Everyone applauded the winners. The Quiz was a fruitful step to enhance their logical and reasoning skills so that students can confidently appear for the Olympiad exams.

Class I to VOGO Astronomy Online examination February 13, 2020

Examinations are one of the ways to evaluate a person’s knowledge and ability. Early exposure to learning and competition builds confidence and sharpens skills which raise one’s level from others on the same platform. Competitive exams also help the students identify their areas of interest and obtain a deeper knowledge of their chosen subjects. Orange Global Olympiad(OGO) is a scientifically designed diagnostic exam to identify the academic strengths of students in the field of Astronomy. Orange Global Olympiads are based on the BLOOM’S TAXONOMY. Students enthusiastically practiced in the online session which was conducted on February 7, 2020, the young Shalomites tried their best to attempt all the questions online. OGO Astronomy exam for classes1 to V consists of scientifically crafted Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Each question merits one mark. The participants were well prepared for the online examination which was scheduled on February13, 2020. Our young minds with full scientific temperament and problem solving attitude attempted the questions to the best of their abilities and knowledge. Overall, it was a great learning experience for our young Shalomites to develop competitive spirit and achieve higher learning goals.

Grade V Math Aptitude Quiz 13 February, 2020

Students who cracked the first two rounds of Math Aptitude test appeared for the Quiz. The quiz was presented in an interactive manner and the students enthusiastically participated in it. It commenced with the declaration of the rules and regulations of the competition. There were three teams in total -Team A, B and Team C. The quiz was divided into four rounds Per-Centum Mania, Try Me Out, Solve the Puzzle and Rapid Fire Round. Students participated with enthusiasm and zeal and tried their level best to win the quiz. It was a great learning experience for the students. All the participants showed their skills and gave the prompt answers. At the end, Team C won the competition. Everyone applauded the winners. The Quiz was a fruitful step to enhance their logical and reasoning skills so that students can confidently appear for the Olympiad exams.

MUN 2020: Change The World, A Forum For Free Expression January 29 & 30, 2020

I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way” -Whitney Houston Shalom Hills International School is committed to its mission of promoting quality education by adopting innovative ways of teaching. In sync with the same mission and making it a pleasurable journey for the students, “MUN 2020- CHANGE THE WORLD”, was held on 29 and 30 January in Class V. MUN as an educational simulation encourages students to learn about diplomacy, international relations and United Nations. The sessions aimed at informing the students about the agenda and the proceedings. They were asked to research on the agenda ‘Water Conservation’ and get an understanding of it. The students were further explained the key points that would be helpful at the time of doing research for their agenda. This activity not only tests the skills of diplomacy, research and negotiation but also equips the young minds to think about resolving global issues which can make the world a better place to live. The essential skills which children gain through MUN helps them to convert the challenge into an opportunity and thereby help them to decide their own future and for the humanity as a whole. We can aptly say that “When power narrows the area of man’s concern, co – curricular activities remind us of the richness and diversity of our existence”.

Activityon “Natural Phenomena” January 27, 2020

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ...”. The students of grade V participated in report writing activity on any one “Natural Phenomena” conducted on 27th January 2020. Students were explained about different Natural Phenomena. They were asked to bring pictures and information on any one Natural Phenomena. Studentscollected information and wrote a report on a particular natural disaster to share with the class. The main aim of conducting the activity was to know the structure ofthe Earth and the different Natural Disasters.The students learnt about various types of natural disasters, including hurricanes, droughts, tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes, heat waves, etc. Additionally, the students participated in a discussion about which natural disasters occurredin Florida and how people were affected by them. The activity left them curious and they wanted to know more about hidden facts of other Natural Disasters. The linguistic, logical, Spatial, Kinesthetic, reasoning, logical and Interpersonal skills were enhanced with this activity. It was a knowledge sharing activity with the children who showed great interest in gaining the same.

Grade IV Science Activity January 27 & 28, 2020

The Solar system and its exhibits are wondrous and mind boggling. The students of grade IV were captivated by these facts of the celestial world and hence as a recap of their learning a ‘Best out of Waste’ activity, in the form of a presentation of the Solar system was conducted on 27th& 28thJanuary, 2020. The students made beautiful and artistic models of the solar system using waste and recycled materials such as paper mache, aluminium foil, bangles etc. The students thoroughly enjoyed the activity as they listened to one another’s facts about the solar system. They came forward and spoke a few lines on their favourite planet too. The activity ended in a beautiful display of the models and the classrooms turned out to be colourful miniature planetariums. This activity enhanced the artistic and linguistic skills of the students.The activity was completed within the given time with a quick recap of the names of the eight major planets and their unique features.

Grade VIIIB & VIIIDRepublic Day Assembly: Constitution and the Country 25th January2020

Children are imminent citizens; hence it becomes vital to entrench patriotism in their heart and mind from childhood. Observing this thought in mind, the 71th Republic day was celebrated on 25.01.20 by a special nationalistic assembly with full gusto in the school premises. The programme commenced by seeking the Almighty’s blessing, followed by the mission, vision and national pledge. The students then presented a glimpse of the News Report from the 1950’s acknowledging the various important events that have left a mark all around the world even to this today. A national day program would be imperfect without any patriotic performances and hence there was a patriotic medley and a patriotic dance on ‘Jashn-a Samvidhan’. Keeping in mind the current and severe situation of the environment the students also performed a monologue on ‘My Earth’, wherein basically mother earth was pleading for help and stoppage of exploitation to save mankind. The school Vice Principal appreciated the students for their insightful performances. He motivated the students to act upon the constitutional norms enlisted, andpledgeto act towards the betterment of the society.

Pariksha Pe Charcha 20th January 2020

The Pariksha Pe Charcha program was shown to Grade 9 students on January 20, 2020 in their respective classes. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed a selected audience of students, teachers and parents at the event in New Delhi. It was watched with enthusiasm and much appreciated by all the students and teachers of SHIS. Shri Modi said that the students should look at technology as a friend; although he cautioned them that the students should not let it control their lives. The PM suggested that co-curricular activities were very necessary for students and advised students of classes X, XI and XII to invest at least 15 minutes in a day to do something different apart from studies. He said that morning is the best time of the day to study and learn since the mind is healthy and fresh and one should sense the nature and make time for study as per one’s biological clock and comfort. The Prime Minister stated that he was addressing students who would play a key role in India’s development in the year 2047 which would mark a hundred years since Independence. He wished that the students of today would try to do something in their lives rather than try to become someone. He hoped that when the nation would mark 75 years of independence, all Indians would buy everything that was made in India and that the current generation would take upon itself to act on the Fundamental Duties enshrined in the Indian Constitution

Grade V Math Activity on Bar Graph 21st January 2020

A bar chart or bar graph is a chart or graph that presents categorical data with rectangular bars with heights or lengths proportional to the values that they represent. Categorical data is a grouping of data into discrete groups, such as months of the year, age group, shoe sizes, and animals. These categories are usually qualitative. To give more practice, students of grade V were asked to represent their PA II marks with the help of labelled bar graph on graph paper. They were asked to draw bars vertically or horizontally. Students enjoyedthis activity because they were excited to see their marks in the form of Bars. Thus this simple activity helped them to understand the concept of bar graph more clearly and evidently.

ORION-2019 Bidding Adieu to Grade XII

Emotive moments, lingering memories and million-dollar looks were the hallmarks of the farewell party organized for students of Grade XII. This beautiful event was organized by our talented grade XI students. Commencing with a welcome song,the cultural bonanza included energetic performances by grade XI students. More fun rolled out as the host batch invited their senior grade teachers to give delightful titles which were most thoughtfully and wittily penned down for each student of the outgoing batch. It was a nostalgic moment of celebration and giving blessings to the outgoing batch. Most surprising element of the farewell was when grade XII students gave titles to their teachers, to convey their love for them and express their gratitude for their dedicated efforts and guidance in preparing them. Based on the ramp walk by the dressed gentlemen and ladies of grade XII, many titles were awarded. The highlight was the announcement of Mr.Kenneth and MissParleen as the Mr. Shalom and Ms. Shalom respectively

Activityon Conjunctions 17th January 2020

An activity on conjunction was conducted in all sections of Grade3 on 17th January 2020.Flash cards were kept on the table and the students had to come one by one to pick up aflash card. They were asked to frame sentences using the conjunction whose flash card they had picked up. Most of the students were able to frame the sentences on their own. Before the activity a discussion also took place on the different conjunctions along with examples. The students did this activity with a lot of enthusiasm. This activity helped the students to get a better understanding of the concept of conjunctions. The activity also helped to encourage creative thinking among the students.

Grade IV G & H Morning Assembly 24 December 2019 Theme: A December to Remember

Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. The much awaited festival of Christmas was celebrated with fervour and zeal by conducting a Special Morning Assembly on 24thDecember 2019 by the students of Class IV G & H in the school auditorium.The assembly commenced with the Lord’s Prayer and Shloka, Shalom’s Mission and Vision, My pledge, Thought of the Week, Word of the Day, International, National and Sports News along with the Day’s Weather Report. Anika,Shreyas,Aayush andKrishaanchored the assembly. All the students of the class participated in the assembly. Students shared facts and information about Christmas Day celebrations. They showcased their talent with amesmerizing enactment of Nativity Play showing how Jesus Christ was born followed by a very energetic and wonderful dance performance.

 

Students actively participated in the assembly while the audience thoroughly enjoyed the session. All the students together sang their favouriteChristmas carol‘Jingle Bells’ and enjoyed the whole assembly .The assembly was concluded with the Shalom Anthem followed by National Anthem

Special Assembly on Christmas December 24, 2019

“Silver bells, Silver bells, it’s Christmas time in the city”, and just like the songs of this carol, it was time to celebrate Christmas in the school too! So the students of grade V on 24th December 2019 presented a special assembly showcasing the story of the birth of Jesus Christ.
The assembly began with the nativity scene that focused on Angel Gabriel bringing the good news to Mary, the mother of Jesus followed by the manger scene where Jesus was born and the wise men from the Middle Eastern countries and shepherds from the countryside came to visit him. The students concluded the assembly with a short choreography performed on two songs ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’. The students unveiled a spectacular assembly in a short time frame of about a week with the help of their class teachers. A wonderful work of preparing the choir students, who sang a carol for each scene of the nativity play, was done by KC Sir from the music department.
At the end all the students of grade V sang ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ cheerfully wishing their friends and teachers greetings of the season. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the spirit of Christmas and the joy of sharing.

Grade IXC & D Christmas Assembly: Power of Prayer 24 December 2019

The month of sharing and caring can never be complete without the Christmas revelries. On 24thDecember 2019, the Christmas assembly was celebrated with fun, frolic and laughter complementing the fervor of the festivities, by the students of grades IXC and IXD.
It started with the address by the Principal wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. He urged the Shalomlites to make resolutions both as individuals and as members of the society.Heencouraged the students to make every festival meaningful not for one but for all. The assembly commenced with all the conventions of thought and word of the day, followed by news- international, national, sports and weather. As the theme of the assembly was ‘Power of Payer’, Aanjaneya IXD recited two motivating verses from the Bible to highlight the efficacy of prayers.The main attraction of the assembly was the mime on the theme itself and the mesmerizing dance performance at the end.
Nevertheless, Santa’s entry was overwhelming for all. The assembly was praised by one and all. Finally, after the assembly there was a food fest organised for the students. The students stood heart to heart and hand in hand rejoicing with reflection, relishing and crafting memories that will last forever.

Christmas Celebrations: Inter-Dynasty ‘Carol Singing Competition December 24, 2019

Christmas is a religious and cultural festival celebrated annually by the Christian community to commemorate the birthday of Jesus Christ. It falls on 25th of December every year and is celebrated with zeal and zest across the world. The celebration of the Christmas starts about four weeks before the Christmas Day and ends on 12th day of the Christmas. The tradition of celebrating Christmas varies from region to region. People distribute gifts, Christmas cards, organize feasts, sing Christmas carols and songs on the occasion.
As part of exploring world cultures, being a global village and inculcating tolerance among the young ones, thestudents of SHIS celebrate all major festivals. The halls of the middle-wing reverberated with the Christmas spirit as the children grades III, IV and V sang Carols. From each dynasty fifteen students were selected. All the students performed wonderfully on the stage. The judging criteria were based on discipline, overall presentation, rhythm and tune. The result of Carol Singing Competition was:
Class III – Ebony
Class IV – Maple
Class V - Ebony

Christmas Celebrations: Inter-Dynasty ‘Cooking Without Fire’Competition December 24, 2019

As Christmas is a festival of fun, laughter and food, so to enjoy this festival season dynasty wise cooking without fire competition was conducted for the students of class III to V.. The children had already been informed in advance to bring the necessary ingredients/materials for the activity. All the children enthusiastically took part in the activity.
Some children made bhelpuri, some made sandwiches,a few made special chaats like nachos chaat.A few creative ones were seen making biscuit pudding whereas others made different kinds of salads. The sutdents of every classroom displayed many yummy and innovative dishes. The students had also given special names to their creations calling them Crunchy Monaco’s, Sunday delight Smoothie etc. The children were very proud of their creations and were eager for others to taste their dishes. In the end five dishes from each section were declared as the winning dishes based on the presentation and taste of their dish.
The students participated in the competition with great enthusiasm. It was a learning experience for all about our rich Indian culture and values.They shared their food with eachother and enjoyed the activity

Math’s Activityonfinding the Area of Irregular Shapes 23rd December 2019

Many shapes are not basic shapes like rectangles, triangles, and circles that we have formulas for. Area plays an important role in modern mathematics.There are times when you need to find the area of a shape that is not a regular shape. To find the area of irregular shapes, the first thing to do is to divide the irregular shape into regular shapes that you can recognize such as triangles, rectangles, circles, squares and so forth...
To clear this concept, students were asked to calculate area of a hand or fist. Students were asked to trace the outline of their hand or fist. Usually on a grid we can find squares of side 1 cm each. Hence, the area of each square is 1 sq. cm. Since the side length is 1, it is also called a unit square and its area is given in sq. units. While calculating the area of such shapes always first count the full squares. Any part which is more than half can be counted as 1.Leave out the parts which are less than half. In this way, students can find the area of any shape by counting square on the graph.Students were asked to do same after explanation.
Thus, this simple activity helped them to understand the concept of finding area of irregular shapes without applying any particular formula of area.

Grade VActivity on Phases of Moon 19thDecember2019

“Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.”

The phases of moon, is an astronomical phenomenon.The moon changes its size and shape due to the light from the sun.It was a reinforcement session in a fun way method which was conducted in Grade V to help the young scientists to do some actual observation of the moon and how it changes throughout the month, and then record what they see.
The enthusiastic learners participated and made different phases of the moon which included waning,gibbous,quarter,crescent,new moon and full moon. The students were also enlightened about the facts pertaining to the topic such as how, when, where and why this phenomenon takes place in our solar system.
The activity proved to be helpful to them as they could understand the Lunar month,the rotation and the revolution of Moon around the Earth.This was indeed a very good learning and enriching experience for the students

Grade VActivity on Phases of Moon 19thDecember2019

“Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.”

The phases of moon, is an astronomical phenomenon.The moon changes its size and shape due to the light from the sun.It was a reinforcement session in a fun way method which was conducted in Grade V to help the young scientists to do some actual observation of the moon and how it changes throughout the month, and then record what they see.
The enthusiastic learners participated and made different phases of the moon which included waning,gibbous,quarter,crescent,new moon and full moon. The students were also enlightened about the facts pertaining to the topic such as how, when, where and why this phenomenon takes place in our solar system.
The activity proved to be helpful to them as they could understand the Lunar month,the rotation and the revolution of Moon around the Earth.This was indeed a very good learning and enriching experience for the students

Grade III: English (Preposition) Activity 17th December 2019

Prepositions are words usually used in front of nouns or pronouns and they show the relationship between the noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence.
The teacher organized a mini game of prepositions like-under, below, beside, into, between, in, to, on, and with.The students followed instructions with reference to the prepositions. Eg- Sit on the chair. Stand between the chairs. Stand in front of the door. Plan amongst yourselves. The students were able to give some more examples of their own too.
The students took part in the activity with great eagerness and enthusiasm. They were able to frame sentences also using prepositions.This activity helped them to understand the concept of preposition easily and more clearly .

Grade VScience Activity December 16, 2019

“Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.”

John D. Rockefeller

On 16th December, 2019 an activity was conducted in grade V as a recap to the topic learnt by the students about ‘Our Rights and Duties’. As a citizen of India, we are entitled to certain rights as well as obliged to certain duties. It is our duty as responsible citizens that we abide by these laws and carry out our duties. Similarly, knowledge of our fundamental rights is important so as to prevent injustice.
The students reinforced their learning through an individual activity by making a concept chart of the different rights and duties of the citizens. The students used their creativity to demonstrate different rights and duties and showed beautiful and self-explanatory details of the same. The creative and fine motor skills of the students were refined. The students developed an understanding and became aware of what human rights are and how are they related to our duties. The activity was completed with a quick recap of the definition of rights and duties along with the role oftoday’s generation in performing and respecting the same.

Expression Series By CBSE 16th December 2019 No Water, No Life

As per the CBSE mandate, the students of Shalom Hills International School performed the“The Expression Series On Water Conservation” activity. The activity was divided into two categories Paragraph writing or Painting for classes III, IV and V. The topics were-‘I am a Water Savior’ or ‘Be Water Wise’. The students came prepared with their colors and the content they had to write. Their preparation showed their in-depth research and emotionally connect with the said topic. It is our responsibility to conserve this life nectar. It is possible only by changing our outlook towards this wonderful natural resource. We must ensure that there is no pollution of water bodies by dumping any waste such as sewage, effluents and other toxic substances. This was a very good initiative by the CBSE to create awareness among the young citizens. They enjoyed the activity very much showing their creativity, knowledge and ways and means to save water and be conscious users

Grade II andIII Day Excursion to Camp Tikling December 12, 2019

Adventure activities offer a number of physical and mental health benefits. They improve the immune system, help to stay mentally sharp, spark the desire to explore more, and encourage coping up with the challenges of life. Keeping these points in view Shalom Hills international school organized a day-long excursion for the children of grades 2 and 3 on 12th December 2019at Camp Tikling, village Gairatpur, Sohna Road, Gurugram. The morning was full of excitement and joy with glowing faces of children rejoicing in the company of friends and teachers. The bright sunshine and lush green lawns welcomed one and all. After a sumptuous breakfast, the camp kept the students on their toes throughout the day with fun-filled activities and sports like-Climbing, Alpha Cross, Burma Bridge, Hamster Wheel, Zipline and many others. The children also enjoyed camel cart riding as well as a tractor ride. They made small clay pots on the potter’s wheel and danced toa DJ with great energy. It was a wonderful day for the students and teachers. On reaching school everyone had a big smile on their faces indicating they had great fun. The children had a splendid day in the association of friends.

Grade IV-F Morning Assembly December 11, 2019

Theme: International Day for the People with Disability

 

The Students of Class- IV F presented the Morning Assembly on 11th December ‘19 in the primary wing assembly area. The assembly commenced with warming up exercises followed by the Lord’s Prayer and Shloka, Shalom Mission and Vision, My pledge, thought of the Day, Word of the Day, International, National and Sports News along with the Day’s Weather Report. Yuvraj and Anay anchored the assembly. The theme of the assembly was to celebrate the International Day for the people with Disability. The students presented facts and information about when and how the International Day for the People with Disability is celebrated. They spoke about the role of U. N. for giving themes each year to celebrate this day. They shared information about famous personalities who became successful despite their disabilities. Students presented a beautiful poem ‘ I am Included’ to talk about what exactly the disabled people want to convey to all of us. Students actively participated in the assembly and the audience thoroughly enjoyed this informative session. The assembly concluded with the Shalom Anthem followed by the National Anthem.

Grade V ‘Bill Making Activity’ 3rd December 2019

We often buy things and then we get money bills of the items. The shopkeeper gives us a bill containing information about what we purchase. Different items purchased by us, their rates and the total amount are mentioned in the bill. Moreover, bills are used everywhere in our day to day life. To understand how to make a bill and its importance, an activity related to making of a bill was conducted in class V.Students were given a specific problem of bill making. The problem required them to make the bill in the proper format on a given sheet. They mentioned the required details on the bill. They wrote the items bought, their specific quantities, their rate and the final amount of each item. They added the amounts of all the items and gave the final amount. In this activity, addition and multiplication was involved. Students enjoyed this activity a lot as they could relate it with their practical experiences.

Grade VIII: English Activity-Questioning Personalities 26 November, 2019

Motivation has to be inbuilt in our youth today to help them prosper in the future and have an advanced understanding of excelling in their life and imbibing ethics. ‘The Interview’ activity was conducted to guide students to know about the young motivating personalities and their contribution to today’s growth for mankind and the environment. The students were suggested to see various channels like BBC, CNN, Democracy Wall, etc., and observe the communications to frame an idea of developing a questionnaire, conversational context, and authenticity. The students picked up great personalities like HaaziaKazi who designs the machine called ERVIS to collect plastics from the ocean; KavyaVignesh who has invested a robot to save trees; SikatoMondal inventor of garbage collecting device; JonnaVenkataKarthik bringing digital newspapers; and many more such personalities. The personalities presented by the students tell a lot about their intuition and a vision towards their duties. Their overall work was palpable, beholding into the current scenarios and exceptional. The students represented an inclusive message-“Everything we do now, controls what we do next.”

PPT ON AUTHORS AND POETS ”ACTIVITY REPORT October 31, 2019

An English activity- ‘PPT on Authors and Poets’, based on the syllabus, was held for the students of Grade VII in their respective classes on October 31, 2019. The students were asked a week prior to gather information and make a powerpoint presentation on poets/authors related to the syllabus of their book. They were divided into 5-6 teams of 4-5 members each and were asked to make the PPT and present their work in the class. The students enjoyed the activity and their oratory skills and teamwork were enhanced. They were able to come closer to the life of many poets and authors and understand their works in an effective manner. It was a fun-filled activity which was a display of peer learning with a healthy spirit of competition.

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas-Pledge Ceremony October 31, 2019

CBSE observed the birth anniversary of SardarVallabhbhai Patel as ‘RashtriyaEktaDiwas’ (National Unity Day). The occasion provided the students an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country. In keeping with the CBSE circular, Shalom hills International school celebrated the National Unity Day on 31 October, 2019 in a befitting manner. The students pledged their allegiance to their country by upholding the unity and integrity of the nation. They resolved to contribute in the harmony and progress of the country. The students took the oath with full faith and vigour.

GradeVD&IVE Assembly: Foundation of Futuristic Festivals 25th October2019

The Students of Classes-V D and IV E presented Morning Assembly on 25th October 2019 in the middle wing auditorium. The assembly commenced with warm-up exercises followed by the Lord’s Prayer and Shloka, Shalom Mission and Vision, Pledge, Thought of the Day, Word of the Day, International, National and Sports News along with the Day’s Weather Report. The assembly was compered by BhaavyaRastogi and DheryaBansal of grade V. “Think about the future and celebrate pollution free Diwali. Diwali comes to eliminate darkness and fill our life with happiness.” The objective was to teach children how to celebrate clean and pollution-free Diwali. 'Deepawali' a festival of lights is celebrated with joy. A beautiful Ramayan act was presented by the students of IV E to highlight the feeling of Diwali. At the end, ShikharArora presented a beautiful poem laying emphasis on the importance of clean and a green Diwali. Students actively participated in the assembly while the audience thoroughly enjoyed the session. The assembly concluded with the Shalom Anthem followed by the National Anthem.

Grade I-V: Diwali Celebrations 25th October 2019

Lights illuminate every corner of India during Diwali and the scent of incense sticks hangs in the air, mingled with the sounds of fire-crackers, joy, togetherness and hope. The celebration of Diwali, 'The festival of lights' came alive at Shalom Hills International School, Gurgaon on the 25th of October when the whole school donned a festive look with Diyas and lanterns adorning the reception and corridors of the schools. In order to bring out the creative talents of students and celebrate the Festival of Lights in its true spirit, activities like, Diya decoration, cleanliness drive, slogan making activity, rally on "Say No to Plastics", etc. were held from 21st October to 25th October 2019 for the students of classes 1 to 5. On 24th October, there was a "Sharing Light Activity" in which students showed their respect for the housekeeping staff, lady guard, drivers, and conductor by giving diyas which were decorated by them. Bursting of crackers on the occasion of Diwali leads to Air Pollution, Noise Pollution, and Land Pollution. It becomes an injurious threat to human health and the environment. To encourage the students to opt for a greener Diwali. On 23rd October Students of class III advocated the message “Let’s spread love not the smoke.” Students displayed slogans placards to celebrate ‘Eco-friendly Diwali.’ A special Diwali Fiesta was organized for the students of classes 1 to 5. The students came dressed in traditional attire and danced to popular songswhile enjoying the food. There was an air of festivity everywhere. All the students enjoyed the Diwali celebrations and had a fun-filled day. The students were given a traditional welcome. They were also informed about the significance of the festival. It was sheer pleasure and a great experience for all our students.Such celebrations bring happiness and togetherness among the students and also inculcate the spirit of sharing and giving in them.

Grade VC Assembly- International Day for the Elderly 17 October, 2019

Older people have always played a significant role in society, as leaders, caretakers, and custodians of tradition. The International Elderly day is celebrated for raising awareness about issues affecting the elders. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society. In order to inculcate love and respect in the young minds for their elders; a morning assembly on the International elderly day was conducted by the students of class VC. The assembly started with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the shloka. The anchors of the assembly were Bhakti and Ananya. Assembly continued with the school’s mission & vision, word of the day, thought for the week and news headlines. Monal and Saachi recited a beautiful poem on Elders and their importance. Krisha and Nayab informed more about this day through their speech. The assembly concluded with all the students taking an oath to respect and care for their elders. Finally, the Shalom Anthem and the National Anthem were sung with full fervor.

Grade V – Mathematics Quiz 17 October 2019

Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: It is about UNDERSTANDING and UTILIZATION. Quiz activity helps to assess the mathematical skills, proficiency, and aptitude of the students. It also promotes many good qualities like teamwork, problem-solving skills, time management, patience, etc. In order to test the knowledge of the basic concepts, a Math quiz was organized in all the sections of class V. The quiz was presented in an interactive manner and the intelligent minds answered the questions with enthusiasm, wisdom, and confidence. Their involvement was remarkable. All the students actively participated in the Quiz. Students thoroughly enjoyed the fun-filled learning activity and spent their day with experiential learning. This simple activity was a recap of all the topics which we have done till now.

Grade V – Simple Machines Activity 11 October 2019

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” The students of grade V participated in a Science Activity on “Simple Machine” conducted on 11th October 2019. The main aim of conducting the activity was to know the meaning, purpose and various types of simple machines that form an integral part of our day to day life.A simple machine is a device that makes our work easier, faster and more convenient. The students explained different types of simple machines like lever, inclined plane, pulley, wheel – axle and wedge with the help of attractive props. Students could come to know their importance and use also. The activity left them curious and they wanted to know more about various other types of simple machines in their life. This activity enhanced the major skills comprising linguistic, logical, spatial, kinesthetic and interpersonal skills. It was a knowledge-sharing activity for the children who exhibited great interest in gaining the same.

Dainik Jagran Sanaskarhala 10th October 2019

Shalom Hills International School organized the Sanskarshala activity of Dainik Jagran Newspaper in the month of October. In Sanskarshala, different moral values stories are published which are read to students in the assembly. Apart from story reading, there are other activities too. In today’s world where values are going astray, such activities are an effort to make sure that Shalomites do not forget the true essence of being human. The Principal addressed the assembly and asked the students to inculcate these morals in their daily lives. This effort was well appreciated and the event, along with the Principal’s speech was published in the Dainik Jagran News Paper.

Va Class Assembly October 3, 2019

“In a gentle way you can shake the World.” – Mahatma Gandhi”
Gandhi Ji, a humble man who led the nation to envisage a ‘Free India’ was born on 2nd October, 1869 in Porbandar. This day is now celebrated as ‘Gandhi Jayanti’ throughout India and to celebrate this occasion in our school, the young Shalomitesof grade VA presented a special class assembly on 3rd October, 2019 on the topic ‘Life of Mahatma Gandhi.
The assembly began with the Lord's Prayer followed by Shloka, Pledge of the Day, Thought of the day, and Vision and Mission of the school. Three students came forward and presented the news headlines that comprised the International and Sports News and the Weather Report. This was followed by a few lines spoken by Shirinon Gandhi Ji’s early life and what inspired him to struggle for India’s independence.
The performances by the students included some inspirational quotes given by Gandhi Ji, enactment of a day from Gandhi Ji’s life that lead to the famous Dandi March anda short dance performed with the intent of encouragingthe audience to be strong and courageous like ‘Bapu’. Later walked in the three famous symbols associated with Mahatma Gandhi i.e., the three monkeys who gave a humorous yetsombermessage saying ‘Never speak Evil, Never See Evil and Never Listen to Evil’.
The assembly ended with the students singing the Shalom anthem and the National anthem. The hard work of the students resulted in a captivating assembly that was appreciated by all.

Grade I-V “Dusshera Celebrations” October 4, 2019

“Festivals promote diversity, they are one of the various channels of communications, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, and they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities a better place to live.”
Celebrating events and festivals in schools has become an integral part of learning and building a strong cultural belief in a child. Such celebrations bring students closer to traditional and cultural beliefs. It is also a great approach to teach children about their culture.
To imbibe all these values in the Shalomites, Shalom Hills International School celebrated Dussehra with great zeal and fervor. The school organized the ‘Dandiya Celebration’ along with ‘Dusshera Craft’ activities for the students of the primary wing. The Celebration started by showing a video on Dusshera to instill the children with the message of “The Victory of Good over Evil”. Then the students made creative and beautiful effigies of Ravana using colorful pastel sheets.
The celebration ended with the children enjoying the festivities through a ‘Dandiya Dance’. Children were given a special take away craft to cherish this special day on their way back home. Everyone seemed to be in a state of absolute bliss.

Inter Dynasty Hindi HasyaKavita Competition October 4, 2019

“Language is the soul of mankind.”
On 4th October, 2019, Grade III – V, participated in the Hindi HasyaKavita activity in the dynasty period.
The competition aimed at encouraging creativity and aesthetic sense in the participants and showcasing their innate abilities. All the students enthusiastically gave their best performance. The topics for the poems were wide-ranging from exams, class, and books to even fashion. The poetry was a pack of emotional punch that created a wave of giggles and smiles, which spread all through the day in the class. It enhanced the usage of Hindi, emotional development and rhythmic abilities.
Students were judged on the parameters of confidence, content, voice modulation, the props used and their overall presentation. The competition inspired the children to come forward and recite on stage. A variety of interesting rhymes with good introduction of themselves had flown in a melody from the young ones.
The students enjoyed immensely. It was an enriching experience for everyone present.

Grade VB Assembly -International Dayfor Older Persons 10 October 2019

The students of Class- V B presented the Morning Assembly on 10th October 2019 in the primary wing assembly area. The assembly commenced with warming up exercises followed by the Lord’s Prayer and Shloka, Shalom Mission and Vision, the pledge, thought of the day, word of the day, International, National and Sports News along with the day’s weather report.

Annant Jain and PranjalArora anchored the assembly with the entire class participating in the assembly. Priya and Ayesha recited a poem on respecting and taking care of Elderly People. Riyanshi shared information and attempted to create awareness related to the theme. The WHO has been reiterating that there is an increase in the number of older people at a great speed in the developing countries, with Asia as the region with the largest number of older persons and Africa facing the largest proportionate growth.If our ambition is to “Build the Future We Want”, we must address the population over 60 which is expected to reach 1.4 billion by 2030.

Students actively and enthusiastically participated in the assembly. The assembly concluded with the Shalom Anthem followed by the National Anthem.

Grade V Math Activity on “Multiplication of Fractions” September 25, 2019

The students of class V actively participated in the activity on ‘Multiplication of Fractions’. This activity helped the students discover what happens visually and symbolically when we multiply two fractions together.

The activity started by presenting a question such as 3/4 x 5/8. The students were asked to fold the square in such a way as to represent three-fourth. Then the students were told to color the section that would highlight the three-fourth. Then they were guided to rotate the sheet and fold again from another side into eight equal parts. The students represented three-fourth by using a different color and five-eighth by a different colour. At this point, the students looked at their squares and had a discussion about the meaning of the section that is colored in twice, which represents three-fourth of five-eighth.
This activity based learning not only imparted mathematical skills but indirectly helped them in taking instructions and working together of mind and body. The major advantage of such activities is that its sparks a connection in the neurons of the brain to help with processing and retention of new information.

“COP AND THE ANTHEM”– QUIZ ACTIVITY REPORT September 27, 2019

A quizon the lesson ‘Cop and the Anthem’ washeldfor the students of Grade VII in their respective classes on September 27, 2019.
The students were asked to read the chapter ‘Cop and the Anthem’ from the supplementary reader two days prior. They were divided into threeteams andasked several questions from the chapter. Each team got three chances to answer the questions.
The students enjoyed the activity and their reading skills and skills of comprehension were enhanced wit