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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 : 

Class Jan 6th 2018 - Diorama Presentation

posted Jan 8, 2019, 6:29 AM by Tejaswini Nayak

The two classes in January will focus on diorama presentation. 
There are prizes for the best three presentations. 

The following students presented their dioramas for this class. They did a wonderful job! Congratulations !!
Isha  : Kurma
Ayesha : Kurma
Reyansh : Rama
Om : Rama
Kush : Krishna
Kavya : Kurma
Samriddhi : Krishna
Siri : Matsya

We look forward to the rest of the students' presentation on Jan 20th. 
Please save all the dioramas. They will be displayed for all balvihar parents at some point in the future; date to be announced at a later time. 

Untitled Post

posted Dec 2, 2018, 1:31 PM by Veena Divecha

 Today was the class of last Avatar. 1. Attempts to kill Krishna.
                                                         2 Kamsa's death
                                                         3. Krishna and Sudhama
                                                         4. Jaya and Vijaya's role

We discussed about Diorama project once again. Kids are supposed to let us know their topics on Dec 16th and the project is due on Jan 6th.

We have  Odisha/ Orrisa as our state project for Republic Day celebration. 
Will let know your kid's assignments next week

Untitled Post

posted Nov 28, 2018, 8:31 PM by Veena Divecha

Class Nov 18th

 We reviewed Ramayan and Rama  Avatar, tried to tickle our brains reviewing about Rama, Sita, Ravana, Kumbakarna. Now, we are done with Treta Yuga and started with Dwapara Yuga. 

Balarama versus Buddha Avatar. Who is Balarama? Avatar of Vishnu..and how come we have 2 Vishnu Avatar at the same time.  So, who is Balarama?

Kids were more enthusiastic about Krishna and about Krishna's birth, his childhood stories. As kids are going to learn more about Krishna and Mahabharat next year, we had fun learning about the mischievous behavior of Krishna. 

Points to remember Parents
1. We are going to finish Dashavatar next class and will have a quiz and games on Dashavatar on 16th. Hopefully, kids can review our slides and watch some U tube videos 

2. Our Republic day project: This year, we have ORISSA  state and kids have to come with ideas  and we will form groups in our next class and email you in detail

3. We also have Dashavatar Diorama project for kids, where kids pick up a topic from these avatars and have a 3D presentation describing the event.

I hope this will be enough to get through holidays :))))

 PLEASE EMAIL US...if you have any questions. Don't forget to let the kids know about the Quiz.

Class Nov 4th 2018

posted Nov 13, 2018, 6:18 AM by Tejaswini Nayak

Continuing our syllabus on Dashavatar, we covered the following two avatars :

 Avatar # 6  Parashurama ( we watched a short video ) Please see link below

discussion points : Why the name Parashu - Rama ?
                               What was his mission ?
                               Who was Kamadhenu ? Where did she come from ? 

Avatar # 7  Shri Ramachandra , with an introduction to Ramayana's main characters, and a concise presentation on you tube. See link below

Discussion points : Who were Rama, Sita and Ravana ?
                               Moral of the story
                               The story ties in with Diwali celebrations; how and why ?
                               How does the story of Jaya and Vijaya tie in to this story ?

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