Ekya School Byrathi engaged students in activities that taught life lessons in a fun and casual way. In this blog, you can get a gist of Kannad and Shloka learning session at our Byrathi campus.
Elementary Kannada Class (Grades 1-3)
Grades 1 to 3 started their first Kannada class apart from their curriculum. These sessions are primarily designed to develop and establish comprehensive learning and understanding of the Karnataka state’s official language – Kannada.
The aim is to train our students to handle situations in life. We believe that the key to many problems is not being acquainted with the local language. Since Kannada, one of the classical languages of India is the most widely spoken and official language of the state, our language expert Mr. Kalachary is training the students in a fun and interactive way.
Session details: Oral & Writing Skills.
In this session, the students were introduced to Kannada alphabets (pronouncing and writing) and common, local names of fruits and vegetables used in the Kannada language. The instructor showed a video clipping in which an image and name of the particular vegetable/fruit would appear and pause for 10-15 seconds. 15 seconds would give time for students to listen, see the visual and understand which vegetable has what name. They could associate with the sound of the name of the vegetable/fruit. The activity was repeated several times to help students connect with the new sounds and pronunciation in the new language, especially for the students who communicate in different languages back in their homes.
Shloka/Prayer Recitation (Montessori)
Students of Ekya Early Years participated in reciting shloka/prayers which they are familiar with. Our students recited prayers from the culture they belong to. This event justifies our motto – Together as One (we are glad to have multiple cultures and communities under one roof) through which the students get to explore and interact, understand and respect the culture of their fellow classmates. Three students received badges for their performance in the recitation.
Shloka: Saraswati Namastubhyam Varade Kaama- Roopini. Vidyaarambham Karishyaami Siddhir-Bhavatu Me Sadaa. This prayer is usually practiced in the morning prayers in schools before starting the day.
Meaning: Requesting Goddess of Knowledge -Saraswathi, to bless us with awareness and shower strength upon us so that we achieve the goals set for us in a positive manner. Vidyaarambham Karishyaami Siddhir-Bhavatu Me Sadaa means requesting Goddess to give us the strength to identify the path of success as we learn new things every day.
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