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Scrabble Time

Scrabble is a great mind game for kids to build their vocabulary skills. Schoolkutti.com conducted a Scrabble Workshop last week for 9 to 12 year olds. Our budding word-builders had great fun looking up new words, challenging their peers and playing around with words and letters. We had lots of positive feedback from students who attended our last batch.

Our next batch will start in June. Thank you for your support.

Drawing in inspiration from the Father of our Nation

Gandhiji’s story has always inspired people, it was no different this time when Schoolkutti.com conducted the Republic Day Reading Circle program on 25th January. Children enjoyed the book ‘I am Gandhi’ and actively participated in the imaginative discussion that followed.

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No child should be ignorant of our struggle for Independence, this was a book that provided food for thought and sparked some interesting questions. How much the children had soaked up ideas from the book was clear during the quiz session – they could answer most of the questions; they definitely made us proud.

Republic day Reading Circle

Here is a golden opportunity for children above 8 years. Yes, on the occasion of republic day, Schoolkutti.com Children’s Library is excited to announce the perfect literary program for our young readers that teaches that the smallest of us can be the most powerful. The program is based on the book ‘I am Gandhi’, which is an amazing graphic biography of Gandhiji with stunning illustrations that really makes Mahatma Gandhi’s story come alive. We will have role plays, games and also a fun quiz based on the book.

Brad Meltzer is the author of the New York Times bestselling ‘Ordinary People Change the World’ series for children. Twenty-five exceptional comic book creators have joined forces to share the heroic story of Gandhi in this inspiring graphic novel biography. This is a chance for children to look at the idea of peaceful protests that have changed the course of history, to connect Gandhiji’s philosophies to those who influenced him and those he influenced – Henry David Thoreau influenced Gandhi who influenced Martin Luther King, Jr. who influenced Barack Obama who influenced Cory Booker, etc.

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Date: 25th January (Saturday)
Time: 4 PM
Seats are limited! So register early to join the fun! Contact 0471-4015293 or 9847320281 to register.

Author’s visit at Schoolkutti

It was a pleasant surprise to have author Sumi Chandrasekhar visit Schoolkutti.com Children’s Library recently! Our charming little bookworms love her book ‘Kozhukatta’ about forgetful Ponnu who loves to eat and his adventure with soft, white, round dumplings called Kozhukattas. We were delighted to meet her and looking forward to her visit to the library again!

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Scrabble and Reading Workshop

To get better at any game or skill, the sure way to do that is play and practice as often as you can. Check out some pics of the Scrabble and Reading Workshop that took place at the library. Children enjoyed learning how to spell out some interesting words, what to do when you have a case of irritable vowel syndrome and strategies on how to get off to a flying start. scrabble 29-5

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We also read some wonderful books together.
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Festive Story Time

The Festive Storytime at Schoolkutti.com Children’s Library on Dec 21 was attended by around 20 kids and some parents.

Thanks to Bina Maria Mathews of Bee’s tales for making our Festive Storytime truly magical. Kids had a lovely time listening to heartwarming Christmas stories shared by her.

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Thanks to Saranya for keeping the kids moving and swaying with jolly Christmas songs and games. We appreciate her energy and enthusiasm in keeping the little ones entertained for long during our Festive Storytime yesterday at the library.

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A special thanks to our dear friends Nancy and Arjun who took their time out to come and be part of our celebration and sang beautiful carols for the gathering.

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We were privileged to have Anila Philip from Helping Hands Organization as our special guest. We had some enjoyable games for the children as part of the Christmas program and Anila Ma’am came forward to hand over the prizes to the winners. She had a wonderful Christmas message for the kids- that winning doesn’t equal being good and losing doesn’t equal being bad. Thanks to Anila Ma’am for helping children realize that the outcome of a game doesn’t define their capability and that they are all winners in their own ways. Also, we are happy to announce that the proceeds from the program were donated to the Helping Hands Organization (H2O).

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Thanks to all the parents who contributed towards this noble cause. Merry Christmas to everyone from team Schoolkutti.

Scrabble and Reading Workshop

Christmas is the time to play games, read books and have fun. Children above 8 years can boost their language skills through the best loved board game and specially chosen books at our Vellayambalam library. Schoolkutti.com Children’s Library presents ‘Scrabble and Reading Workshop’ – The fun camp which enriches your child’s vocabulary through the popular Scrabble game and reading. The books chosen for the camp are ‘Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery’, ‘The girl who went to the stars’ and of course ‘The Christmas Carol’. The camp will be on December 23, 24, 26 and 27 from 10.15 AM to 12.30 PM. Contact 0471-4015293 or 9847320281 to register.

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Festive Story Time

Ho ho ho! Jingle Jingle! Can you hear those sleigh bells ring? Inviting little ones to come and listen to special Christmas stories, sing carols together, share yummy cake and play games at the ‘Festive Storytime’ @ Schoolkutti. Yes, it’s time to celebrate Christmas and the 9th anniversary of Schoolkutti.com Children’s Library, Vellayambalam on Dec 21, Saturday evening at 4:30 PM. There will be lots of Christmas stories, songs, carols, games and cake! There will be a fee of Rs.250/- (members) Rs.300/- (Others) and all proceeds will be donated to Helping Hands Organization (H2O). Don’t miss this festive event, it’s all for a cause. Contact 0471-4015293 or 9847320281 to book your seat. Hurry, limited seats!

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Academic Writing workshops

Vocab games were conducted to enhance quick thinking and sequencing of words. Children were given a chance to portray their acting skills to describe a word which enabled them to think differently.

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The technique of mind-mapping was introduced and the children were guided to prioritize their ideas. Vocab games were also played which enabled them to think and act quickly. Games were also included to boost their teamwork.
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Method of weaving a story systematically through successive stages were introduced. As a team a story was created. An abrupt speaking opportunity was provided which enhanced quick thinking

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The last day of workshop was fun oriented. New punctuations were introduced in between the games. Vocab games were actively conducted with whole hearted participation of each and every student

First batch of Kindy Drama going for Trinity College Evaluation

Today, we have the evaluation for our existing HelenO’Grady Kindy Drama batch by examiners from Trinity College, London. Good Luck to all our little performers!
Background: HelenO’Grady’s unique Kindy Drama programme allows young children to express themselves creatively through movement, storytelling, puppets, books and song, resulting in an enchanting way for them to interact in a group and learn about individual roles. Trinity College London Certification is included in this with an additional cost. Trinity examiners will come to examine and award the certification. HelenO’Grady programs are consistent to the evaluation requirements of Trinity.
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