Pre-Primary Virtual Picnic, 28/08/2020
The pandemic, Covid 19 has compelled schools, institutions and National/ Multinational organizations, globally to suspend all the activities physically. But this cannot stop us from doing all that we can, to bring happiness on the faces of our tiny tots.
Thomas Berry said, “Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their life”.
With this intention, the Pre- Primary wing (LKG and UKG) of Arwachin International School, Dilshad Garden, planned a Virtual Picnic – ‘A tour to the Zoo’, on 28/08/20.
The tour to the zoo has always been a delight for the children as it offers a true multi-sensory approach to learning.
Everybody was very excited. Children had joined their virtual classes before the due time, ready in their picnic out fits and with their snacks. Teachers welcomed their classes with the Morning Prayer, followed by their first greetings of the day.
The tour started with the song ‘We are going to the zoo’, that was enjoyed by the children and the parents alike. The children were sprightly up and buoyant to their boots as they spotted the majestic animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Jaguars, Himalayan Bear, Hippopotamus, Gibbons and Elephants. Animals like Giraffe, Zebra, Elephant, and Monkey got the children excited, the most.
During the short snack break, UKG enjoyed the song, ‘Walking in the Jungle’ and LKG tapped feet to the songs like, ‘If I were an animal’ and ‘This is my happy song’. They also enjoyed the action song, ‘Stand Up – Sit Down’. The day ended with yet another fun-filled song, ‘Roar like a lion’ and all the kids enjoyed dancing to it.
The tour, sure encouraged the children to use their senses to take in their surroundings and expand their understanding about the animals, their environment, some special characteristics and habits.
To sum up, it was a day full of excitement, enjoyment and the children got some memories to cherish for a long time.
We extend special thanks to our Hon. Principal, Mrs. Nair for having faith in us as the responsibility and experience, of a virtual tour, was not only first-hand but new too.