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The Religion Unit 2/9/2020

posted Feb 9, 2020, 6:23 PM by Balvihar Teachers 4A

Today was the beginning of our Religion Unit. 

The following were discussed in class : 
  1. Introduction to world religions in general 
  2. Symbols of major religions
  3. Christianity
  4. Judaism
( story behind the beginnings of the two religions Christianity and Judaism,God of worship, major holidays and holy days, places of worship, holy places for pilgrimage, holy books, distinct attire if present for those religions ) 

Diorama Presentation Part 2 : Jan 19th 2020

posted Jan 19, 2020, 6:29 PM by Balvihar Teachers 4A   [ updated Jan 19, 2020, 6:39 PM ]

We completed our Dashavatar Diorama Presentation today!
There were 14 presentations this morning, and a total of 27 presentations over the last two classes !! This is absolutely fantastic 🤗🤗

Congratulations to ALL the children for doing such a great job. We are very proud of them 😍
This completes our religion unit, and we will start a new unit from February.
Please save the projects if you can. We are trying to see if they can display the dioramas during Republic day or at any other similar event for Balvihar. We will keep you posted.

The prizes will be awarded in the first class of February.
A total of three prizes will be awarded BUT we will also do something to celebrate the efforts of the whole class. We haven't decided on that something as yet 😊

Dashavatar Diorama Presentation Part -1 1/5/2020

posted Jan 5, 2020, 11:41 AM by Balvihar Teachers 4A

It was an absolute delight to see so many children show up today with their amazing projects, ready to do their presentation :-)
We had 13 children present today. 
Unfortunately we were not able to get through all our 18 presentations.
We will continue and complete all the remaining presentations during our next class on Sunday the 19th.

For those of you who did not bring your project, forgot, or could not complete your project during winter break, you still have these upcoming 2 weeks to work on them, and bring it to class. 

We have taken individual pictures of all the children who presented. A link will be shared with the parents by email, once we complete this assignment.

The children did a wonderful job with their presentations today. The judges were in awe of all of them. Couldn't have been more proud, as a teacher :-)

Please save the projects if you can. We hope to showcase them during Republic Day or at another similar event for Balvihar later in the year.



posted Dec 15, 2019, 6:20 PM by Balvihar Teachers 4A   [ updated Dec 15, 2019, 7:28 PM ]

This was our last class for the semester, and also the last class on Dashavatar.

Today in class we discussed :
Shri Krishna Avatar
Balarama & Buddha

Last week, on 12/8/2019 we covered the entire Ramayana and Shri Ramachandra Avatar

Prior to that on 11/24/2019 we learned about 
Vamana Avatar 

On 11/10/2019 we discussed 
Narasimha Avatar

On 10/20/2019 we learned about
Kurma Avatar
Jaya & Vijaya
Varaha Avatar

On 10/13/2019 we started Dashavatar discussion with Matsya Avatar

Introduction to Yugas/ Dashavatar

posted Sep 8, 2019, 7:28 AM by Balvihar Teachers 4A   [ updated Sep 8, 2019, 7:58 AM ]

This class will focus mainly on the four different Yugas, and introduce the children to the Dashavatar. 
We will start discussing the avatars in detail from next class onward. 

Welcome To Balvihar Aug 25th 2019

posted Sep 8, 2019, 7:01 AM by Balvihar Teachers 4A

First Day of Balvihar at our new location! Super excited !!
Our project today :
Ganesha : Coloring in Zentangle arts
The children seemed to enjoy this activity a lot :-)
We had our art teachers Shilpa and Sukanya help them with various designs.
Their Ganesha portrait was placed in a frame for them to take home.
We hope you all got to see the multicolored brilliant Lord and hope you enjoyed listening to your child's first day experience :-)


posted Apr 13, 2019, 4:48 PM by Tejaswini Nayak

Topic : Introduction to Vastu Shastra
Discussion : Understanding the science behind construction and architecture in ancient India. Why are temples and homes built in a particular style or format ? 
Compare and contrast with other cultures like the Chinese, Japanese, and Americans


posted Apr 13, 2019, 4:44 PM by Tejaswini Nayak

Class Discussion : Architecture
Special focus : Influence of Mughal and British Architecture in India

Description : 
The children were introduced to a few of many landmark monuments in India. 
We discussed similarities and differences between different structures.
We also discussed the symbolism of these monuments in India.
The children came up with monuments in the USA that depict and convey similar sentiments. 


posted Mar 24, 2019, 8:49 AM by Tejaswini Nayak

We finished our last of the diorama presentations during this class.
It was very pleasing to see all the kids do such a good job! 

Arjun, our youth teacher presented the second and final part of the Religion Unit.
He discussed the following :
HInduism (continued )

Feb 24 2019

posted Mar 24, 2019, 8:37 AM by Tejaswini Nayak

After a series of snow days and Republic Day Celebration, we met n 2/24 to start our second unit, Religion.
This class focused on : 

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