Recent Activities

A is for ant🐜 Who walks on land🛣️ B is for boy 👦 Whose name is Roy📛 C is for cat😸 Who chases a Rat🐀 D is for dog🐶 Who goes for a jog🐕

🌟Learning about words and letters🔠 for preschoolers 👶is a novel thing. It’s a time when they’re learning so many new things in the world🌎 The names of things and people around them can only begin when they know how to read letters and words.🔠 We aim that our children have strong letter recognition skills so that they are able to identify letters quickly and easily.🧩 It also helps them learn new words and increases their reading fluency📖.

♦️To recognise letters Aa, Bb and Cc our little wonders of nursery made apple , butterfly and a caterpillar by using their thumb and hands .

🔺These activities helped them to gain various developmental skills that prepare preschoolers for letter identification. They were taking interest and enjoying while doing the activity🤩

*Celebrating the Gentle Giants* Our students of Grades LKG and UKG, celebrated *Elephant Day* on Saturday, 19th of August 2023. Our young toddlers🧒🏻👧🏻👦🏻 of Westwind Kindergarten learnt that elephants are big and gentle animals 🙂. They are known for their large size, long trunks, and big ears.

Our tiny tots 👦🏻👧🏻 engaged in some interesting activities like story telling sessions, making some cute elephant crafts along with beautiful drawings and watching amazing videos on friendly, wise beasts. Children were facsinated to discover things elephants like to eat. Celebrating Elephant 🐘 Day was also relevant to all of us so that we appreciate these majestic animals and work together to ensure they have a safe and healthy future.✨

Indeed it was a mesmerizing experience for our little wonders .

🏞️ *Field trips are not only lots of fun but they can also be very valuable learning experiences for young ones.* On 19th August '23, the students of *Nursery, WESTWIND KINDERGARTEN, visited the neighbourhood 👩🏻‍✈️ *Police Station* 🧑🏻‍✈️ to understand the functioning of the place 🧑🏻‍✈️ as an integral part of our learning experience.

👦🏻The tiny tots were warmly welcomed by the Police Officers👩🏻‍✈️. The students also learnt about their ethos and working of the place. Initially, the kids entered the police station with serious faces but the friendly officers interacted warmly with them and put them at ease immediately🤩.

Our curious kids asked several questions and the policemen 🧑🏻‍✈️were very happy to answer them. 🤝 Following this was another brief trip provided by our school, to many places in their neighbourhood such as bank 💵, hotel🏨, grocery shop, vegetable shop🥬, tailor shop , upper lake and waterfall, where they could explore and learn more outside the four walls of the classroom.

👩🏻‍✈️🧑🏻‍✈️👨🏻‍✈️ Our little ones loved visiting their friendly neighbourhood places!

💫स्वरों को समझना और उच्चारण करना हिन्दी भाषा में महत्वपूर्ण है। अ से अः तक, हमारी हिंदी भाषा में कुल ११ स्वर होते हैं। 📖 अ ,आ, इ, ई, उ, ऊ, ऋ ,ए, ऐ, ओ, औ📔

बच्चों🧒🏻👶🏻 को इन स्वरों की रचना समझाने के लिए एक सरल तकनीक का उपयोग किया जाता है, जिसे "ट्रेसिंग" 📖कहते हैं। ट्रेसिंग को रोचक बनाने के लिए हमारे LKG के नन्हे विद्यार्थियों ने एक गतिविधि के द्वारा कागज़ पर अपनी नन्ही उंगलियों🎨 को रंगों मे डुबो कर विभिन्न स्वरों को ट्रेस किया और उन्हें उच्चारित करने का प्रयास भी किया। इससे उन्हें प्रत्येक स्वर की भिन्न ध्वनि की समझ हुई।🙂

अत: इस गतिविधि के द्वारा बच्चों ने अक्षरों को सही ढंग से लिखना🖊️ व उच्चारित करना सीखा। इससे उनके भाषा कौशल का विकास हुआ और उनकी भाषा सीखने में रुचि बढ़ी।😁

*"We don't own the planet Earth, we belong to it and we must share it with our wildlife."*
🦉🪼 🐶🐻🐯🐒
🐆With the aim of enhancing the knowledge of our little ones of *UKG* about the different types of animals, the learning journey was taken a step forward with the Activity - *The Amazing World of Animals*, 🐶🐻🐯🐒where different models of farm🐄 ,water 🐳and jungle🌳 scenes with animals in it were created by the students of *UKG* with the help of their teachers.

Children enjoyed making models as a team and had a fun time exploring the world of Animal Kingdom.🐷🐮🐆🐂It gave them an opportunity to learn amazing facts about these animals, which they tried to share during the activity.

It was a wonderful learning experience gaining knowledge about their habitats with loads of fun too!🐱🐈🐇🦝🦊🐻🐷🐮🐂🐎

**Freedom in the mind,* *Faith in the words...*
*Pride in our soul...*
*Let's salute the Nation on* *this auspicious day.*

India's 76th Independence Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and respect at our Westwind Kindergarten.
The whole premises was decorated reflecting the essence of national theme and fervor.
🦚The celebration took place in the Westwind courtyard with our tiny tots rejoicing and cherishing every moment of the event. The wonderful audience of eager learners got to know the meaning of Independence and freedom in their own simple and beautiful way.
Our little performers put up a delightful show by singing patriotic songs and presenting energetic dances.
🐯They also participated enthusiastically in Art and Craft activities with great zeal followed and by an inspirational movie on symbols of India. 🏑 On this pleasurable day, a sense of pride and happiness prevailed on the faces of our enthusiastic and keen learners.

*Rain is the nature's way of*
*adding sparkle to the outdoors*. 💧🌧️
Thus with the aim of imparting experiential learning to the students and enhancing their knowledge about *Rainy season,* ⛈️💧the young kids of LKG celebrated the week between 31st July to 03rd of August on rainy season . The celebration began with a *Story session* and a *Tear and Paste* activity 📄☔☔which the children were very excited to do. They were asked to bring their raincoats and umbrellas☂️☂️as they went for a walk 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️in the rain which turned out to be quite an adventure for our little ones. 📝✏️🖍 Our kids are always fascinated by colours, hence a *Colouring Competition* was organised whereby they put in their colourful🌈
imagination on paper. Children participated with great zeal and showed their strong sense of colours.
The tiffins prepared by our dear parents contained a variety of mouth watering😋 eatables such as pakodas, corn🌽 ,plums, pears 🍐 and many more. They were able to talk, what they had in their tiffins. They actively participated in singing songs ,too !🎤🎼🎹 💧💧💧 *☔☔☔ Overall it was a great and everlasting integrated learning experience week for students to enjoy.🥳🥳

🎊 *“Friends are the most beautiful flowers in life’s garden!”* 🎊

😍Friendship is important in life because it is one of the purest and kindest relationships. To foster this thought, we, here at Westwind Kindergarten, helped our tiny tots 😺 make friendship bands💫 and greeting cards for their friends on the occasion of Friendship Day.
They were delighted to make friends and in the process learnt quite a few friendship skills too. They had a chance of meeting other kids of their age with whom they can share, enjoy and create beautiful memories.

🔺☄️ They enjoyed doing the activities and were thrilled to exchange their lovely friendship bands.🌸

Is my name
My 4 sides
Are all same* ✨

Introducing your little learner to shapes was exciting 🤩for them. Learning shapes 🔺not only helped our children identify and organize visual information, it helped them learn skills in other curriculum areas including reading and math1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣. An early step in understanding numbers and letters is to recognize their shape▫️. Learning shapes also helped the kids understand other signs and symbols❌❗.

We have covered information like real life example of square 🗼, activities to teach our students this particulqr shape.

🤩: Our little wonders of nursery pasted ice cream sticks on lines and made a square .
This activity helped them to develop their early math skill. They were super enthusiastic 🤩while doing the activity.🥳

Our little learners of *UKG* did a fun classroom activity for learning the use of *'This'*.They used different objects from the class to complete the sentence.📖🖌🧴The concept of *'This'* became a lot of fun with the activity,they all wanted to keep different objects and enjoyed everytime a new object was kept.Through this activity each child became thorough with the use of *'THIS'*.📖

🖌🎨 *It gives me such sense of peace to draw,more than prayer,walks or anything.*
*~Sylvia Plath*

To make our little ones of *UKG* relax after exams they were taken out to our lush green backyard to draw and colour jungle,water and farm scenes.They drew their hearts out,they drew a variety of wild,water and farm animals and enjoyed to their fullest.It was a fun filled day for our little UKG artists.🎨🖌

Alphabets🔡 represent basic set of speech sound 🔊which our little toddlers 👦🏻👧🏻of LKG are learning everyday to develop language and literacy 🔡skills.

Alpha fun activity* was conducted for our learners through which they recalled phonic sounds🆎 with help of objects🍎🏀🐈🥚🐟🍇 related to it.
Children🙂 were fascinated to place the objects according to the initial sounds🔊 produced by them.😃 It was great to see 🤩them learning and developing their language 🆎and literacy skills🔡 through this interactive 😎 activitiy.

LKG toddlers 👦👧had a fun and educational 🎓 activity today called " *Shapes Shuffle."*🟩🔺 🟤🟦⭐During this activity, they learnt to identify different shapes and placed them in their correct positions while naming them. The children developed various skills such as shape recognition, 🤓problem-solving, 🧠and language development. 🔡During lunch they also bought food items 🍱that corresponded to different shapes such as circles, 🫓triangles🍕, squares, 🍞stars, 🍥 and rectangles🍫.They were thrilled😃 to find different shapes of food items in their tiffin boxes 🗃️This activity was a great way to engage the children while teaching them important skills and they were delighted 😀 with the unique shapes of their lunch items 😁

Global Tiger Day🐯, also known as the International 🐯Tiger Day🐯, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation. To promote *'The International Tiger Day'* a special celebration was organised by the *WestWind Kindergarten* for the youngest learners students of *Nursery to Grade 1* An engaging assembly was conducted for the children , where interesting facts about tigers 🐯 were shared . The children danced to the tune of a special song about tigers. 👦🏻 Various art integrated activities related to tigers were conducted in the classrooms and stories were narrated .It was a day well spent on awareness to *save tigers*🐯

*Emojis are essential to convey emotions effectively, something that words cannot always portray.*.

The students of WestWind Kindergarten and Grade 1 celebrated Emoji Day on Saturday, July 15, 2023.

Our tiny tots celebrated this day with lots of enthusiasm and excitement.😁

To make the day more inclusive, children participated in various activities,🗞️ and innovative games🪩. The activities were planned in class to enable the children 👶🧒to enhance their vocabulary by learning new words such as happy,😄 sad, 😔angry, 😡excited,🤩 and surprised.😃 It was a day full of fun and some light hearted joyful moments.

The students of WestWind😇 Kindergarten and Grade 1celebrated *Blue Day* on *Saturday 8th July 2023*.

. The colour *"BLUE"* that depicts calmness of sky and coolness of water was introduced in an interactive and lively way.

The pleasant shades of blue added life, serenity and vigour to the campus. Confident tiny tots attired in the colour of sky and sea created waves of liveliness and exhilaration.

To make the activity more inclusive, children brought different objects 🧢 based on the theme. Students actively participated in interesting theme based games and activities like thumb painting, drawing, songs and stories. 🐋Blue Colour, which is a symbol of life, was explained to the little ones in a play way manner.🌏

Deliberately planned in class activities enabled the little ones not only to learn innovative games but also enhanced their vocabulary.

✨ *Yellow is the perceived colour of sunshine. It is associated with joy, happiness, intellect and energy* ✨

🪄With an objective to recapitulate and reinforce the effects of yellow color,
Yellow Day💛 & Summer Break Party🍺 was organised for the children of Westwind Kindergarten on *28th April'23 i.e Friday* . 🎉

✨Cheerful Children👦🏻👧🏻 attired in yellow outfits were sparkling with optimism, enlightenment and happiness.They wore caps, hats and donned cool sunglasses. 😎💛🟡🧢

🕶️👒✨Beams of yellow shades carried the promise of a positive future flashing creative thoughts in the young minds👧🏻👦🏻.

🪄They brought edible food items of yellow colour such as bananas🍌, jelly🍮, poha🍲, sweet corn🌽, dhoklas, mangoes🥭, pineapple slices 🍍 and juices of yellow colour🧃🥤.😋

🪄To make the day enjoyable and joyful, 🤩 there was dance performance💃🏼where the little ones🕺 participated enthusiastically and rocked the stage. 🎊 🥳

They also enjoyed various fun-filled 🤹🏼‍♀️arts & craft activities🎨🖌️ like making *handcraft icecream*, 🍦 **ear bud printing* and *colouring mangoes* beautifully as their 'take aways'.

🪄 They had an awesome Summer party.🎉 The day concluded by relishing the flavour of a cool ice-cream treat.🍧😋All the students were happy and enjoyed it to the fullest.😄🥰

📚Teach English, Read English, or Learn English.
23rd April is not just the birthday of William Shakespeare, but it is also a day of language.
With a firm belief in 'Knowledge of a language is a doorway to wisdom', 👶 the little ones 🧒of Westwind Kindergarten 🏫 celebrated English Language Day with fun and fervour. 👨‍🏫👩‍🏫

Multiple activities related to the language like -
🌟👯🎊🎉Language Parade 🪅🤹‍♀️
🌟🗣️🔠🔤 Introduction of letters and their sounds🔡🚩
🌟 Vowels and CVC words
🌟 *Poem Recitation* 🎶🎤🎸🎹🎻🎷🎺
- were held on the day.

The celebration was both fun-filled and informative due to active participation and interaction between lively students and accomplished teachers. The objective of the school was to foster the idea that, "Language shapes the way we think and determines what we can think about"

*Suzy Circle*
*Big and round*
*All I do is*
*Roll around*!

Which is the one shape that is different from all the others? The circle!

A circle 🔴 is not only an interesting shape but also extraordinary.

Introducing children to shapes, especially circles 🔴, can be quite exciting and delightful at the same time.

Our little munchkins of Westwind Kindergarten did tear and paste activity to learn 📜 the shape circle. 🔴. This simple activity 📜 helped children develop skills like, hand ✋ strength, hand ✋-eye 👀 coordination, precision and refined movements. It was apt to generate interest in them.

Our Nursery kids were very happy and enjoyed doing the activity to the fullest.