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Summary for October 5th class

posted Oct 8, 2014, 11:20 AM by Balvihar Teachers K1   [ updated Aug 29, 2015, 6:48 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]
Last sunday class, with conclusion of Navartri, we decided  it would be a good time to tell the story of goddesses Durga and Mahishasura. Children were very excited to share their experiences of nine days of  Navaratri,  recounting visits to temple, dancing to garba steps, and one of them also observed fireworks to commemorate destruction of evil. Your children are  bright and observant, they soak in all the information and also are good at recall at the right time.  We tell the story by way of powerpoint presentation to introduce them to characters in the story and reiterate the teaching by showing them a video of the story, where possible.  While the kids were engrossed and taking in they came with many questions about the story. One child came with a query as to why Brahma was fair skin and Mahishasura blue in color, there were different answers given by their fellow mates, one said Shiva drank the poison so he is blue, Krishna was bitten by a snake and the poison turned him blue. They were using their knowledge, which shows that you parents are doing a great job with your children. One of the child came up with a brilliant answer, he said that God makes people different, light skinned, blue and dark skin. It is god’s creation. That to me was the best explanation for that day’s class. A summarization that color is just a nature’s and god’s creation, color does not make a person good or bad.
After completing the story session, we gave them Durga and Mahishasura’s picture for coloring, which they so look forward to. Coloring activity is their all time favorite. Check their art work and help them come up with three things that they liked about the Durga story. 
Children are given stickers to encourage them to continue their good work and keep them motivated to complete the unfinished work at home. We want you to continue encouraging them and appreciating their progress.  Last class they were asked to complete Ganesha and this week’s work was Durga. See that they submit the work in the next class, which helps them earn a sticker. They love it and so do we to see the joy in their eyes.
Balvihar Administrator,
Oct 31, 2014, 1:39 PM