Activities at ELC
One of the pleasures of watching a child grow is being shocked out of taking the mundane for granted. The most ordinary things that we can do without trying, are for the child wondrous, new discoveries and engaging, joyous challenges. One of the hallmarks of the Montessori method at ELC is that it takes full advantage of the child’s motivation to learn these things at a very young age. Our Montessori curriculum provides a scope and sequence for these everyday routines and practices. And exactly like the other, more academic areas in the classroom, our approach offers a pedagogy that elevates and empowers children in their pursuit of these skills. Practical life in Montessori is purposeful activity, develops motor control and coordination, and develops independence, concentration, and a sense of responsibility. The activities cover two main areas of development: care of self, and care of the environment. Take a look at the various activities that a child enjoys at ELC:
Celebrating the festival of colours – Holi!
Extending knowledge of different cultures is an important part of the curriculum at ELC. Given that Holi is actually celebrated outside, children splashed water and organic colours at each other outdoors. Dancing on Indian music, there was laughter and joy in the air. We witnessed colours of happiness, amidst merriment and mirth of our little angels. Take a look at our amazing little children enjoying with ecstasy and joy!
Children work with Montessori materials that are scientifically designed and help develop basic cognitive abilities. The materials are designed to allow children recognize the error by themselves and become responsible for their own learning. The teacher is just an observer and a guide who helps and stimulates children with all their effort. This allows children to act, want and think by themselves and helps them develop confidence and inner discipline. “The greatest sign of success for a teacher.. is to be able to say, the children are now working as if I did not exist” – Dr. Maria Montessori.
At ELC we follow the Montessori Method of teaching, which is characterized by providing a prepared environment: tidy, pleasing in appearance, simple and real, where each element exists for a reason in order to help in the development of the child. Our classrooms integrate children of mixed ages who are grouped to promote socialization, respect, and solidarity among them naturally. Children work in groups or individually, respecting their own style and rhythm. Children have the freedom to work, to explore, to express, to love and to discover all that life has to offer. The freedom comes with responsibility and limitations.
Learning Lab – Nurturing the love for learning!
From curriculum to classroom, everything at ELC is designed to nurture the love for learning in your child. We believe that learning should always be a fun process that goes beyond the books to involve life experiences. As educators, we always seek to light the fire of wanting to learn more, and wanting to learn beyond the classroom, in our children!
Snack Day and Valentine’s Day Celebrations!
Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious snack during the day? The challenging part is choosing snacks that are healthy and aren’t of the junk food variety. To help promote a healthy lifestyle, we made some delicious and mouth-watering snacks in a variety of colour, texture, shape and flavour. Apart from some yummy food for the tummy, we celebrated Valentine’s Day – the joy of having our loved ones around. The sweet celebration was all about spreading love.
Makers’ Fete, 2020:
When the D.C. of Dakshina Kannada, Sindhu Rupesh walked into the CFAL campus, the crowd welcomed her with a loud round of applause. She was a part of the awards ceremony and special felicitation of the Pradhan Mantri Bal Puraskar Awardee! She joined us as we celebrated the achievements and contributions of the students in the MTSC and The Ramanujan Contest. Here’s a snapshot of the event!
Republic Day celebrations at ELC!
Republic Day is an important occasion that fills our hearts with pride and joy. At ELC, Republic Day was marked with a day full of exciting activities that rekindled the patriotic spirit in young ones. The occasion comprised of a mini parade wherein children were dressed to represent the culture of different states. The little ones left everyone breathless and enthralled as they walked in groups enthusiastically, refining the atmosphere with the sense of patriotism.
Activities at ELC!
Activities at ELC make learning fun and hands-on. From alphabet to math, science, sensory to water play and more, our activities are engaging and effective. In addition to strengthening socialization skills — being respectful of others, and problem-solve – ELC is a place where children gain a sense of self, explore, play with their peers, and build confidence!
Soaring through the air on a gentle breeze — there’s nothing better than flying a kite with children! Joy and exuberance filled the TBA atmosphere as kites dotted the sky and made it a sight to behold. The popular harvest festival, ‘Makara Sankranthi’ was celebrated with great enthusiasm by the ELC children. Students enjoyed kite-flying with their friends/ teachers and made the day a memorable one for all.
Learning Life Cycles!
Teaching children about life cycles is a perfect way to help understand the world around and to connect them with nature. This week, our little ones learnt about the amazing life cycle of a butterfly and frog. To add on, we had reading sessions at the library to help them develop their reading skills!
A fun-filled trip!
Our UKG children were taken for a pleasant surprise as we visited various places in and around the temple town. Firstly, children revisited our heritage at the Hastashilpa Heritage Village. The cake mixing session at the Legado Restaurant and a visit to the local temple further added to their excitement. Some time spent at the beach was a perfect way to wind up the trip! All said it was a trip to remember!
Christmas celebrations at ELC!
Christmas is a magical time at ELC. Excitement reverberated in the air as the festival of joy and giving was celebrated with great festive spirit. The entire school vibrated with the echoes of Christmas carols. The joy and excitement of the little ones knew no bounds when Santa Claus made a grand entry, bringing each one a special gift and a bag of goodies. The well decorated Christmas tree was a sight to behold. Christmas celebrations indeed was a wonderful way to end the term and wrap up the year!
Learning Lab - Nurturing the love for learning!
Deep learning occurs when the child understands, retains and recalls knowledge well. How does this happen? Hands-on learning gives your child the opportunity to see theories and static concepts in action. Learning comes alive at our Learning Lab!
Cake Mixing Session!
Our little chefs measured, poured, mixed and whisked their own cakes to usher in the festive season ahead of Christmas. Under professional supervision, our playgroup children mixed dry fruits, nuts and more to bake flawless cakes. Now, this is what we call a perfect cake mixing session!
Cake Mixing@ The Ocean Pearl
To spread the cheer and warmth of Christmas, our little MasterChef’s from Prek and Lkg put on their cooking hats and engaged themselves in some joyful cake mixing at the Ocean Pearl. They added generous quantity of dry fruits, tossed and coated the entire mixture along with mounds of flour and other spices. The more they mixed, the merrier was the feat!
Children’s Day Celebrations!
We celebrated the joy of childhood, by organizing an exciting sport themed day that was filled with little surprises. Afterall, children deserve a special day for themselves! The ELC campus was decked up and transformed into various sporting venues as our young children came dressed as their favourite sports personalities. It was not just the children, parents too enjoyed the ambience!
Diwali Celebrations at ELC!
Diwali, the grandest and the most sparkling of all our festivals cascaded down to our little students filling them up with its cheerful shine! Well yes, this Diwali Celebration at ELC seemed all the more special with the wonderful and flawlessly executed Diwali activities. The young ones had a great time enjoying activities like Rangoli drawing, puppet show and bursting crackers!
Wasn’t it a lovely sight as all the little ones, dressed in their best traditional outfits pranced around to spread the festive warmth of the season?
A Field trip to Decathlon!
Our children visited Decathlon, a place overflowing with energy and enthusiasm. The trip kindled the sportsman in every child as they enthusiastically participated in a wide range of sports activities, cheered on their teammates and learnt the valuable lesson of sportsmanship.
Field Trip to Gandhi Park
Tired of seeing your kid glued to the computer screen all day? Is it turning him/her into a dull child? Well, we found a solution to this!
We took our little ones to the Mahatma Gandhi Park, for them to experience the fun of playing in a place filled with trees, laughter, and joy! They were amidst the oasis of calmness, peace and magnificence. Strolling, running and playing, they enthusiastically took part in sports activities with great delight.
Field Trip to the Baby Pool!
You stare at the water, and it stares right back at you. You dip your toes in – it feels cold! Splashing, wading, and paddling — it was a great day for our little ones at the St. Aloysius Baby Pool. It was a real treat on a hot day!
‘Show and Tell’
If kids don’t connect with the story book characters, the magic stops right there. Reading becomes saying words instead of imagining how the tale is playing out. So, what kinds of characters are kids drawn to? Are they something that children can see in themselves? Are they cartoon characters or famous childhood characters that have stood the test of time? Our little ones spoke their heart out at the ‘Show and Tell’ session, wherein they came dressed and talked candidly about their favourite story book character.
The spirit of healthy competition comes alive at ELC!
A Montessori classroom already incorporates plenty of movement and activity, but our outdoor activities was a way to bring little ones together to participate in a wide array of games that encourage the development of both the body and the mind!
Water Play - One can’t have more fun than playing with water on a hot day!
Our water play was a great place to lounge in and escape the heat. Water play activities in young children strengthens motor skills, builds balance and the ability to propel and navigate. The tiny tots turned up in colourful swimsuits and had great fun playing in the water. Refreshing drinks to sip in the cool pool and music to make the mood, were relished by all. At the end of the session, the kids were still beaming and in no hurry to beat a retreat!
Diwali Preparations at ELC!
Diyas and Goodu Deepas are the first things that come to your mind when you think of Diwali, right? They light up the dark Diwali night with their charm and spread radiance, positivity around. Our children decorated these little bundles of luminosity and painted them with the colours of their choice, but what was even more interesting was that they crafted the diyas and goodu deepas from the scratch. They also prepared a few healthy snacks that were fresh, fun, and healthy.
Field trip to the Air Traffic Control Tower!
The roar of planes sparked excitement and interest among the little ones. The field trip to the Air Traffic Control Tower introduced children to the people working behind scenes, sights, sounds, and services at an airport. Students learnt first-hand about flight safety operations and regulations, besides experiencing the magic that happens at the Control Room. They witnessed how science, technology, engineering and math come together to help coordinate every single flight.
Fun-filled Field Trip:
Our children visited the Philately and Numismatic Exhibition at TMA Pai Convention Centre, organized by the Karnataka Postal Circle. Children were fascinated looking at the 96 varieties of coins that were used during the period of the Western Ganga dynasty, other commemorative, Chinese gold panda coins and stamps.
ELC campus wore a bright and colorful look, decked in traditional fabrics. The children and parents glued to the Gombe Habba – Display of Dolls and the Science Exhibition. The ELC lawn broke into one big dance floor as parents and teachers swayed to contagious, energetic tracks and played Dandiya.
Learning Lab – Nurturing the love for learning!
We adopt a new perspective to learning and find the joy in discovering new knowledge. At ELC we go beyond the textbook to pique the interest of children in learning through games, interactive activities and visually-engaging materials that make things come alive at the Learning Lab
Field trip and Teachers’ Day Celebrations!
Activities at the Learning Lab!
Celebrating Nativity of Mother Mary and Ganesh Chaturthi!
Field trip to Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Dasara Celebrations with parents
Celebrating the greatest gift of life...friendship!
On friendship day we celebrated the bonds that have blossomed at ELC – after all, nothing says ‘you’re my friend’ more than celebrating it in an amazing way.
Independence Day Celebrations!
Maria Montessori’s Birthday: Celebrating the life of an innovative educator
Activities at ELC
Shri Krishna Janmashtami
Our cute and naughty Kanhas’ and Radhas’ at ELC celebrated the festival of Janmashtami. The the fun clad event consisted of several entertaining activities like cradling the little Krishna, preparing Krishna’s favorite snacks, dahihandi and decorating earthen pots.