A tree was planted. Although it is made of a newspaper only it has a strong symbolic meaning:
In this last newsletter of the year 2008 I want to show the big variety of activities at the Shanti Ananda School in the afternoon with many photos. We have already some similarity with a Nature School where many activities take place outside. The children love to be outside – naturally... In the next newsletter I will concentrate on the subject „Nature School“.
Munemma explains the usage of materials to the small children
Two years before group work was unknown at the school. In the meantime it became an effective and well liked method of teaching also for the smallest students in the kinder garden.
Paper folding and cutting works in the kinder garden
Munemma counts with the small students. In the background you see
Zakurunnisa is busy with a booklet about games and exercises for the kinder garden. She already collected more than 30 games; they are planned to be published with instructions for use and photos. Zakurunnisa tries out every game with the children before she takes it into the brochure. All the teachers are eager to contribute some games to the booklet as well – an advantage for the children...
Start of the „tricycle racing“
Two children try to push themselves out of the circle with their shoulders -
a game from Zakurunnisas brochure
Paperfolding and cutting works of the elder children
Embroidery with Nagaratna
In the Shanti Ananda School not only the girls embroider, but the boys as well. Amazingly the embroidery is very popular especially among the boys...
Library (one time weekly)
Raja Shekar trains a dancing performance with a large group
Jayalakshmi shows a film at our new school laptop
Thanks to a bigger donation we could buy a new laptop with a big monitor and a printer– completing our second hand laptop. Now the computer lessons are more effective because more children are able to observe what happens. Furthermore many school materials now can be prepared and printed out. Internet is planned to join in the next month...
Bollywood (in Bombay) is the Hollywood of India where a big amount of the Indian films is produced (in the last time Tollywood, Hyderabad, joined). For the children these films and specially the dancing performances are example and inspiration; many impressions can be used for school purposes very nicely.
Skipping ropes in action
A. Saraswathi gives advice to 5th class students building with Lego stones
Chandra Mohan with the big boys
"Flower“ – a beautiful group position in yoga
Girls play “Chinese Checkers“ – a game where brains are needed
Heavily pregnant M. Saraswathi writing the saying of the week:
With this remarkable saying I want to conclude this newsletter.
I wish you a very good transition into the year 2009!
With sincere greetings from South India,
Helga Shanti Fründt
Foreigners should give their donation to this FCRA account
Shanti Ananda Education Society
Andhra Bank, Mudigubba Branch
Account No: 185410100007532
Indian persons should give their donation to the
Shanti Ananda Education Society
Geetha Nagar, Mudigubba 515511
Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank
Account No. 19073080607