Pongal “O” Pongal – Celebrating the festival of prosperity

Are you the quintessential festival-lover who revelled in Navarathri, partied through Diwali and made much merry in Christmas and New Year? Well then, it’s time to brace yourself for one important festival Pongal. India is a land whose primary occupation is agriculture. Changes in season thus play a very important role for Indian farmers. Their...

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while Children Play, we Learn…

We began with a minute of silence. The breeze flitted in through the open windows, rustling the yellow flowers and the candle flame at the centre of our circle. Today, our circle was bigger than usual, the Garden and Grade campus akkas having come together. As we quietly looked at each others’ smiling faces, Ms...

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A Yellow Train PTI

It is a year’s work. Dedication, hard work, sincerity, passion, honesty, preparations, learning, training, observing, pondering, breaking down, getting back up, hopes, dreams, plans, visions, ideas, efforts. And above all, our Love for Children. And on the last day of the academic year, the last day of school, what do we get? Children who are...

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take the Yellow Train to an Indian Summer

Come. Experience the Indian Summer at Yellow Train.We invite you to register at the earliest at 8220291777 … Do refer your friends and families too… As the juicy mangoes melted our soul And the coconut water nourished our yearn As the sun drenched our skins dark As the moon lived longer In my grandmother’s house...

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and just what is an Open Day?

It is 8.30 AM. You walk into the gates of Yellow Train. You see a sober gray building and acres of farm land stretching beyond it. There is an earthly stillness all around you. The slight morning breeze carrying the scent of the amla grooves calms your soul. You see our white school vans and...

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Beauty in Nature

Why do we need Art? Why do we teach it at school? Sometimes the world and life itself seem overwhelming but through Art we can always see and create beauty. Art depicts the beauty of the extraordinary but it also shows the beauty of the simple things that are all around us. Showing the beauty...

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Poetry

In class sometimes we share poetry, The difficulty of writing a poem using only 9 words Onto the world’s shoulders Snow falls like dandruff Like dandruff snow falls onto the world’s shoulders and so on. This inspires the children to write their...

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Home is where the heart is

‘A house is built of brick and stones whereas a home is built with love and care,’ this is very befitting for the lessons that we are exploring in Science this month – Houses. We went for a Nature walk and looked around for various animal homes – the tiny cracks in the walls, the...

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Creating an atmosphere of love

This is the foremost intent in the kindergarten. The feeling of love must permeate in the environment between the teacher and the children, the parent, the fellow colleagues and other adults in the environment including helpers. Here are some practices, rituals, conversations for teachers that promote the feeling of love towards children • Every Day,...

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