Kindness

We teach children how to comprehend a passage, how to perform experiments, improve spelling etc. Similarly isn’t it important to show and facilitate how to be responsible, caring, sensitive, mindfulness…out of this question and a deep desire to actively facilitate ‘being mindful of all the small things that we do for others and how it...

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Gratitude

If I had to choose one value, that is important to have in life, I would choose gratitude. And I try to share my feeling of being thankful with my children too, whenever possible. Children find it easier to thank Mother Nature but many a times forgot the numerous hands and hearts that has made...

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Dot Art !!!

Grade 6 studied Australia last term and what better way of artistic expression of the only continent country but Aboriginal Art. The learnt of the signs and symbols the dots and the dream land and created at first leaf paintings and then beautiful aboriginal masks. Now Grade 5 was envious they wanted to try it...

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Prayer Flags

Through December, with their hands the children created Prayer flags. In the Buddhist tradition prayer flags are symbolic of our hopes , dreams, concerns, wishes and good thoughts blown in the wind spreading good will and compassion. Some stitched, some painted, some drawn whichever way it was done the messages were profound and touching....

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Tree of Joy

Christmas is the season of Giving, of goodwill and warmth. At Yellow Train we celebrated the season in our own special way. Every class came alive with the Tree of Joy, a tree with messages posted from every child to every child, from teachers to the children and children to teachers. What a way to...

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Stories

“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” ― Muriel Rukeyser One of our most treasured rituals is our story time. We try to introduce the children to the magical territory of stories as often as possible. For our Literary Fest they were introduced to the big stories of the world and to books...

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Communal Drawing

On children’s day, we celebrated the creative powers of our students. After lunch everyone gathered in the Amphitheatre and for 45 minutes big and small ideas were manifested onto sheets of white paper. The topics given were: ‚Green‘ and ‚Eco-friendly vehicle‘ and the results were colourful sheets dipped into the magic of creativity. Inspiration and...

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Advent

Four weeks before Christmas people all over the world start to light a candle every Sunday to celebrate their anticipation for the birth of Jesus. This ritual, called Advent, symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and with this meaning in the back of the head it can be celebrated by people of all religions....

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Water water

Fun with Water, Life in water, water around us – were the topics explored this month in the Grade 4 classroom. Children brought cut out of water animals and birds with facts about them. They also had creative writing – ‘If I were a raindrop’ or ‘I was a fish in the water’ The most...

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The Kindergarten Teacher’s Sangha

“These children have lived in spiritual realms before coming down to earth and it is our task and responsibility to rightly guide what the eternal being willed by incarnating them in an earthly body” – Rudolf Steiner This is the contemplation with which the teacher begins her day each morning at the Kindergarten. It reveals...

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