Online Activities Conducted At CFS
during the Lockdown Period Schools have been locked down since 19th March 2020, due to the
COVID-19 Pandemic. This unprecedented event has effected people from all
walks of life and disrupted the normal education routine. CFS has taken this
in its stride and has endeavoured to ensure that students are abreast and in
constant touch with their studies through Regular Online Classes and
Worksheets and Assignments which are sent to them on a daily/weekly basis.
But it is not all studies. Fun filled activities and celebration of
festivals are interspersed to break the monotony of Online Studies.
Celebrating Budh Purnima
"This pandemic is unprecedented for us, but we have experienced other hard
At CFS we give opportunity to our children to practice resilience and
celebrate each moment of life.
On 7th May, Budh Purnima was celebrated amongst the tiny tots of Classes I-V
with great zeal and fervour. Students were explained about the teachings of
Lord Buddha through various means, PPTs, Video Clips etc. The students were
also informed about Buddhism and the countries where it is followed. A Short
story about the life of Buddha was also narrated and students were also
encouraged to give the answers at the end. Students showcased their talent
and excitement towards the celebration by speaking lines about the day and
also presented it through their sketch, book marks etc.
Mother's Day Celebrations "The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond
The first word that a child speaks on coming to this beautiful world, is
saying “Maa”. God couldn't be everywhere so he created mothers. Mother's Day
is a celebration honouring all Mothers as well as motherhood. Online
Activity Classes at CFS were all about the celebration of Mothers. Children
made wonderful greeting cards for their mothers signifying their love for
them. Some children grooved to the music that was played in the class.
Overall, the session was really entertaining and full of excitement and gay.
Its not only studies during the Online Classes - Its Fun Time, Dance Time
and Aerobics too
Teacher's Training - Managing Student
An online Webinar conducted by FICCI ARISE on the subject- Managing
Student Engagement on 9th May 2020 between 4-5PM was attended by Sisira
Vishwanath (TGT English) and Seema kapoor (TGT, Social Science).
Pallavi Dhody Dwivedi, Education Policy Specialist, from FICCI Arise was the
moderator who brought attention of the participants on the online classes
being conducted in the schools during the lock down days and the barriers
that could be faced during the process. There were experienced teachers from
different schools in the panel who gave presentations on the difficulties
faced and the methods devised to counter the challenges.
The difficulty areas discussed were-
1. Students get disengaged
2. Students do not complete assignments
3. Students don't attend classes
The panel spoke on LOGISTICAL BARRIER which they believed is an occasional
and not a regular issue when there is connectivity problem or lack of
understanding of the platform on which the classes are conducted. This
problem has been addressed by the schools as the students have been educated
how to connect to the class.
The next could be SOCIAL BARRIER where in students are unable to
demonstrate. The teachers can help students to overcome this by keeping the
content size small, repeated explanation followed by instant memory recall.
Students can be encouraged to keep writing instruments ready before the
class so that they write down what the teacher teaches and then they could
be asked to respond to the questions asked. Tools such as Google forms,
Google classrooms etc could be used for short tests.
To deal with MOTIVATIONAL BARRIERS activities such as Music, yoga , virtual
museum tours could be organised. Work submitted by students that are par
excellence should be shared with other students to give them recognition.
The webinar was engaging and included all the common points which are under
discussion in our own school as well. The problems faced all over are same
and everyone is still in the process of learning.
The various assessment and teaching platforms suggested were- Google
Classroom, Google Meet, Whiteboard.fi, flippity.net, Peer Desk, DESMOS,
Education Perfect, Zoom, CK12 …there are so many and there is so much to
CFS Celebrates International Yoga Day 2020
Commemorating Kargil Diwas
Class 2 मैं हूं भारतीय सेना का वीर जवान,
कभी नहीं झुकने दूंगा भारत का मान
तिरंगा है मेरी आन, बान शान
कभी नहीं होने दूंगा भारत का अपमान
Patriotism is a social value; the feeling of patriotism is to be inculcated
at school level to make sure that student becomes the responsible citizen of
CFS commemorated 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' online on Google Meet to remember
India's war victory and to pay tribute to Kargil Martyrs who are the symbol
of courage and sacrifice for safeguarding the borders of the Country. The
Class 2 teachers conducted it in a very well-coordinated manner. Students
sang patriotic songs and filled the entire atmosphere with patriotism.
Teachers also explained the importance of Kargil Vijay Diwas to the
students. The power point presentation by the teachers made the event
informative and enlightening. It explained the students about the
significance of Kargil Vijay Diwas and the sacrifices of Kargil heroes,
which was also followed by inspirational and emotional videos of the war.
Students of Class 4 celebrated the
Victory of Indian Soldiers in Kargil by watching an informative video and
singing patriotic song. They were told about the story of ‘Operation Vijay’
and how the brave soldiers fought for their nation. Overall a fun filled and
overwhelming day for all.
Celebrating the International Tiger Day
International Tiger's Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for
the conservation of the Tiger on 29th July. The students of
Class 1 celebrated International Tiger's
Day with immense enthusiasm. A presentation was shown to the children to
make them aware of the importance of the day. The students attended the
Online Class wearing a self made Tiger mask. A few students spoke about the
Tiger and some also recited poems. The children also participated in a Tiger
Mask making activity. The celebration was full of joy and excitement.
“Look at the tigers mighty and strong,
Killing them for their fur is very wrong.”
Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day is an annual
celebration to spread awareness about the need to protect tigers which are
an endangered species. The students of Class 2
celebrated International Tiger Day in an exciting Online Activity Class. The
purpose of the activity was to raise awareness of the conservation of Tigers
among the students. The teachers shared a Presentation and the students drew
and coloured posters on – Save Tigers.
International Tiger Day was celebrated on 29th July 2020 with great zeal and
enthusiasm by the students of Class 4.
The educator explained the kids about the importance of the day. They even
made the students watch a video which explained them about the National
Animal of India. The students seemed quite inquisitive about Tigers and
related knowledge. The session was informative for the learners.
Celebrating Eid and Raksha
The students of Class 1 celebrated Eid
and Raksha Bandhan with full joy and enthusiasm. The students did beautiful
craft work of making a Rakhi and drawing a Rakhi in their scrap files. They
were explained the purpose of celebrating Eid which is the festival of
togetherness. Students danced to the famous songs of Rakha Bandhan. It was a
delight watching the students having an enjoyable time.
The festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated across the country and
symbolizes the selfless love between brothers and sisters. The word "Raksha"
means protection and "Bandhan" means a bond. And the holy thread which
offers by the sisters is a symbol of love and commitment between brother and
sister. CFS celebrated Online Raksha Bandhan today i.e. 31/7/2020. The
Class 2 teachers conducted a class
activity on "Making a Rakhi" in a very well-coordinated manner. The students
participated very enthusiastically in the class activity.
Online celebrations have their own zeal and enthusiasm. Big thanks to the
technology that has bridged the gap so well. Both the festivals were
celebrated with great exuberance in Class 4.
The budding artists made colourful and innovative Rakhis. They even sang
melodious songs and danced to "Phoolon ka Taron ka". To make the kids
appreciate and understand the significance of both the festivals they were
told stories and showed related videos. The day was filled with elation.
The students of Class 5
celebrated Raksha Bandhan – the bond of love, trust and support with
enthusiam. The girls made beautiful Rakhis for their brothers and the boys
wrote fantastic quotes for their sisters. They recited heart touching poems
and sang songs. The story behind the festival was also narrated to the
students. Thank you Cards were also prepared by the students. It was a
mesmerizing day for all.