Diwali the festival of lights was celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm at Bodakdev School. Toddlers of Playgroup (Early Child Care) made diyas using clay and students of Junior KG made beautiful rangolis using Ice cream sticks, pista shells, walnuts, pompom, petal and colours. Toddlers of Nursery made Eco-friendly torans in their class. Candle making activity was held in Junior KG classrooms where they created beautiful paper candles to gift to their moms. Children in Senior KG painted and decorated diyas which they gifted to heads of the school. They also made a cute family book to gift this Diwali to their parents.
Teachers held several other activities in which they told the young children about the beautiful festival of lights and the reasons why it is celebrated across our country with enthusiasm. All the young ones displayed their creativity in the art and craft sessions and carried those diyas, and craft pieces to decorate their homes this Diwali.
Toddlers of Bodakdev School were surprised when they received a personalised calendar by their teachers as their Diwali gift. The calendar has images of each child engrossed in school activities along with class group photo. These calendars were handed over to the parents and toddlers in the parent-teacher meeting before the Diwali break.
This calendar will remain a prized possession for all the parents of the School as it has beautiful moments of toddlers captured by our ace photographers.
Before the Diwali break, toddlers of Sparkles were also busy with Diwali activities in the school. The gifted toddlers decorated postcards with glitter and then hopped to their school bus to post it to their near and dear ones. The special children also took part in Diya painting and Rangoli making in school. These creative activities kept them engaged in school, as they learnt the meaning of the festival of lights and its significance through these activities.
Bodakdev campus is now hustling and bustling with excitement. There are laughter and giggles in the air as our toddlers returned to the school after the Diwali break. They were welcomed with an exclusive glimpse of the heritage of our city in the form of mini monuments made by educators. The toddlers enjoyed touching and observing all these mini monuments like Teen Darwaza, Siddi Saiyed Jaali, Swami Narayan Temple and Adalaj Step Well in the school. They also enjoyed the stories narrated by their teachers of each monument. These monuments were put up to make the young children proud of the rich architecture and heritage of our city.
Keeping the spirit of #childrensday alive, toddlers at the campus enjoyed this day with a special puppet show in the school. They were thrilled to meet the characters of a popular comedy show ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chasma’ as puppets. The puppet show was a huge success as the little ones interacted and burst out laughing!
Toddlers of Bodakdev School visited CEE (Centre for Environment Education) recently. The vast sprawling campus is located in Bodakdev area. The staff of CEE welcomed them. The little ones from Playgroup (Early Child Care) were busy in the open finding ants and noticing their mud homes in the green grass. They also picked dried flowers and leaves and made beautiful collages. The young children of other sections got a chance to interact with the potter and create cute vases with clay. The special students of Sparkles visited the exhibition section where they saw exhibits of wild animals and domestic animals. The visit concluded with a tour of the beautiful campus where they saw a large variety of birds, insects and fishes. Such well thought visits help the young children to learn to appreciate and observe nature.