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While monsoon may have drifted off its path, the theme of our newsletter this month brings some monsoon feels to you.With laughter and gaiety all over, Oi’ites across centres have been busy treading on their path of learning. This year’s Family Day was a fun-filled affair. Centres such as Oi JP Nagar, Oi SR Nagar, Oi Miyapur, Oi Vivekanandanagar, Oi NR Colony, Oi Banashankari welcomed parents and caregivers to participate in various activities that instilled a sense of belonging and love that thrives in a family. Other centres including Oi Padmanabhanagar, Oi Kasturi Nagar and Oi Jubilee Hills, extended the learning by visiting a joint family.
Oi RMV Extension and Oi Alwal conducted role plays to demonstrate how a family is all about sharing responsibilities and cooperating with each other. Essential points such as the importance of sharing work and how no task is confined to one person were explained. With the help of our parent partners the youngest members of our family got to experience and cherish the beauty, love & affection that a family nurtures.
Taking quality preschool learning to the children of Suryapet!
Anganwadi school teachers in patronage with Oi team have undergone 4 training sessions over a period of 2 days in Suryapet district. The sessions were aimed at up-scaling the delivery of instructions and enhancement of teaching skills using simple and available resources. It was an absolute delight for Oi Team to see the enthusiasm and willingness to learn amongst the Anganwadi teachers. We look forward to continuing to extend our support and bringing joy to every little learner at Anganwadi Schools.
Learn. Teach. Grow.
Effective educational leadership is vital to bringing about improvements that foster student learning. Centre Managers from select Oi Hyderabad centres skilled up themselves by participating at the Hyderabad Skill Fest. This workshop aimed at enabling participants to adapt Transformational style of learning which helps them become authentic educational leaders. The session enlightened the Managers with the use of key practices in their school daily.
In only a month, Nirmay has transformed from being cranky and clingy, to taking his bag and going inside the school without any prodding. I have been pleasantly surprised to hear him say that he wants to go to school, on many evenings, while at home! He enjoys the outdoor play time and activities at school immensely. I am really happy to hear him recite a few rhymes taught in school. It’s great to see so many positive changes in him.
- Sonal Gupta (Mother)
While playing music on my phone with my child, he saw (>) and a (<) sign on the dashboard and said, this means greater-than (>) and the other means Less-than (<) sign. I remember how confidently he pointed his hand on those forward and rewind tabs. It was such a proud moment for me.
– Avinash Kumar (Father)
“You’re supposed to write your name on your belongings so you don’t lose them.” This instruction has been taken so seriously by my little one that she literally writes her name on all her possessions...including water bottle, toys, and even our furniture! I hope to see this enthusiasm over her food too.
- Abhishek (Father)
With a wide variety of learning & activities, Abhidhya is learning so much every day and always excited to come to school. Not only in studies but also she learnt how to b independent in her day to day life showing overall development. We are extremely thankful to the staff for taking such good care of her and inculcating good habits.
- Upasana Mishra (Mother)
Learn. Teach. Grow.
Cultivating Attitudes of Respect for Earth
Task for the Month:
SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS
Let’s turn to cloth / paper bags. You can also make these at home with little help from mommy & daddy and bring it to school to show your friends.
PAINT YOUR POTS
Pick one sunny day and dedicate this to painting the earthen pots of your home to beautify your surroundings. Pictures of these can be shared to be featured in the next newsletter.
A HOME FOR OUR FEATHERY FRIENDS
With the clouds pouring down little birds often find it hard to find a warm dry place. Set up a small nest in your balcony / lawn, with twigs and old shoe boxes for your little buddies to come and hide when it pours. Make sure this is on a safe height where other animals cannot reach.
Oi SR Nagar, in association with Telangana Government, Local Corporator Mr. Manohar Kilari and Colony Secretary Mr. C.S.Satyanarayana distributed plants in the neighbourhood and encouraged their students to plant saplings at their premises for a greener & cleaner tomorrow.
Oi Playschool Padmanabhanagar successfully conducted a parenting session that addressed issues & concerns of parents, giving them practical & valuable insights about handling pre-schoolers.
Excited Oi’ites across centres, visited community helpers such as the Policemen, Firemen, Postman, Doctors, etc. to observe and understand the services offered by them. The reinforcement of these learnings was done through role play activities at the school.
PLAY LEADS THE WAY
Playing with toys nurtures communication, creativity and analytical skills in a child, making it an integral part of development. For the theme ‘’My Toy Box’’, Oi Jubilee Hills, Oi NR Colony, Oi HRBR Layout and several centres had a joyous trip to their nearest toy shop.
PAINT THE TOWN RED
To make learning colours a fun experience, Oi centres went all out to spread the love for red! From red outfits to props to activities such as making a take-away, sorting, etc. using red paints, crayons and papers. The entire day revolved around reinforcing the bright red colour and all.
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