Grandparents are the family’s greatest treasure. They are the founder of a loving legacy, the greatest storyteller, and the keepers of tradition. Grandparents are the family’s strong foundation.
To honour them, Vivero International Preschool and Childcare at Manyata Tech Park, celebrated Grandparents Day on 9th September 2022.
The program started with a warm welcome by our beloved School Head, There were several fun filled activities planned on this occasion to make the day memorable for all the children and their grandparents.
The fun began with some Sing/Dance - Along Sessions to make all grandparents feel energetic and involved. The icing on the cake was the game of musical chair when all the grandparents participated with great zeal. The winner Grandparent was crowned and greeted with gift. Grandparents took turns and shared their happy moments about their grandchildren with the audience. It was so thrilling and amazing listening to them. As a token of love, the children gifted the Grandparents “Grandma and Grandpa” popsicle stick take away puppet that they prepared in the class during the week. It was a moment of priceless emotion that was seen between them.
We then moved on to our next activity - Culinary Program. All our Master Chef, Grandmas enthusiastically participated along with their grandchildren in making a delicious sandwich. They made sandwiches with ingredients that were made available and topped with abundant of love which made the sandwich the most delicious food for the day. All relished sandwich with few more refreshments served.
The event moments were captured at the Photobooth. The happy, smiling, giggling faces added beauty to the pictures. Grandparents had given enormous valuable feedback appreciating the efforts put by Vivero Team. The success of the event was evident through the joyful smiles of the Grandparents when they left the school premises.
The enthusiastic Grandparents- Grandchildren combination made the event memorable. It was truly a blessing to have them with us and celebrate.
The festivities began with the placement of a beautiful floral arrangement (pookalam) at the entrance, welcoming and signalling the start of the celebrations on 7th Sep 22. This arrangement proved to be stunning and mesmerizing, lulling everyone into a world of joy and celebration. The traditional clothing worn by the children and teachers added to the celebratory atmosphere.
The program's primary attractions, which incorporated children, were the pookalam and toran that they performed using paper plates and vibrant flowers. Children were taught the significance of these auspicious occasions, which gave them a sense of pride, cultural coherence, and kinship with our enormous family.
6th September 2022 was an amazing day for the children and staff of Vivero, Manyata. Post pandemic, the first excursion was organized. A visit to 'Svahastha - The Pottery Studio'. The energy was high and the kids were thrilled with excitement to be travelling in our school van. The primary goal for the day was to teach them about different forms of art, craft materials and myriad ways to play. The children enjoyed the journey thoroughly and were constantly calling out all the things they could possibly name outside the window. As soon as we reached, without delay, the most awaited session began.
Once comfortably seated, they were given blocks of clay and were shown the different art they could create with the blocks. Children are creative and they did not leave any stone unturned and tried all possible ways to create something they had in their genius minds. They enjoyed the tools provided from the rolling pins to the toothpicks and continued to carve out their imagination on the clay. Showing their masterpiece was indeed a moment to cherish. The time spent was indeed worthwhile. With minimal guidance, they took up the task and let all their imaginations juices flow on the clay models. Each one displayed their art pieces which were later heated up in a kiln. This day will be cherished in our children's mind for a long time.
On the occasion of Ganesh Chathurthi as we adorned the classes with decorative flowers and lights the spirit of the festivity gradually set in. The excitement began when children were dressed in their best ethnic wear and they couldn't contain their happiness to see the school all lit up. They knew a lot of art, craft and painting activity are in store.
There were colourful rangoli and our classes were filled with laughter and squeals. Children were hands on with their little Ganesha activity and excitedly posed with their craft for the pictures.
We wish our entire Vivero family especially the children with all the wisdom and intelligence our Siddhi Vinayak bestows on us.
The children of K2 made posters on Civic awareness and went around the school and explained the importance of 3 R's - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. They also explained the importance of using paper bags and not to use plastic. Children participated and watched how the trash is being segregated by the community helpers. Children did class activities under 'My Rights and Responsibility'. They learnt how to not waste and save water by recycling it. Children were also trained on how to keep the classroom and the surroundings clean.
It was indeed a great learning experience for us and our children.
The Unit 1 ' Who We Are?' provided a lot of insight and learning for K1. Children learnt the functions of each organ and understood the importance of hygiene. They were also able to differentiate between junk and healthy food. They were eager to dress up as chef and work on the culinary sessions. The children experienced the beauty of the nature and the importance to breathe fresh air during 'Nature Walk'. Exercising/Physical workout is the key for a healthy body. They took part in exercise sessions during physical training and Yoga. Above all, children played and learnt the importance to work as a team.
Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna was celebrated with great excitement at Vivero, Manyata on 19th August.
We had little Gopis and Gopikas at school to add more colours to the festival. Children were delighted engaging themselves in getting the school decked up for the day. They seemed extremely thrilled working on the activities planned. They looked so adorable donning their little crowns and holding up the feather craft. They felt involved and thoroughly enjoyed helping out the colourful rangoli welcoming little Krishna.
India celebrated its 75th Independence Day on 15th August 2022. With utmost respect and joy, the children at Vivero, Manyata celebrated this National Festival on 12th August at school.
It was a treat watching our children dressed in traditional wear in the colours of Indian Flag. These children may not understand and relate to the struggle our people of India went through to attain it. However, we made sure to use this day as an opportunity to impart knowledge into them in fun-filled ways and educated them to become a responsible citizen through our conversations and activities.
Activities like making of flag using popsicle sticks by K2 children, badge making by K1, hat making by Nursery and Prenursery children have amazed the whole environment.
A spirit of patriotism was felt by all of us when our children wished each other 'Happy Independence Day' and raised slogan, 'Jai Hind'.
Comradeship at its best
Time and again it is proven that there is great value in teamwork and a building block for successful early years. As Unit 1 comes to an end, seeing the Pre-Nursery children working together in building a tower with wooden blocks was a Wow Moment. This activity required trust and synergy. It requires them to cooperate with each other, and children who learn these skills are also on their way to establishing a solid foundation in problem-solving, communication, listening and creativity.
International Tiger's Day is celebrated globally every year on 29th July as a way to raise awareness about the dangers and problems faced by tigers around the globe.
We at Vivero, Manyata celebrated this day to keep our children informed on the need of protecting wildlife and the necessity of having healthy forests in our environment. Our children seemed sensitive towards knowing and understanding the importance of wildlife.
Our children were engaged in art activities, story time etc. They were super excited during the role play, pretending as tigers and tigress.
It's important for everyone to be equipped and be prepared with the emergency situations that may arise at any point of time.
We trained our staff and children on emergency evacuation in case of a fire breakout. A fire drill was conducted at our school on 27th July. Our children were quick in understanding and following instructions given by the teachers.
We could successfully execute and conclude this exercise within the stipulated time.
Teachers are more than just educators who not just teach children but are also responsible for ensuring a safe and secure environment for their students at school. Being a teacher is truly a rewarding profession and it is important that all educators are prepared for any situation in school. The classroom is usually one of the safest places for a child especially when they have a facilitator with proper first aid training. We believe, with the right knowledge, they will be able to act quickly in case of an emergency. Our yearly first aid training was one such initiative to ensure our teachers know how to keep the children calm and safe during an incident. This training focussed on imparting skills which will aid in saving lives and preventive measures to reduce the occurrence of incidents. The training included teaching of the simplest instructions, the body of theories, and hands-on experience. We truly embrace our role in providing a safe, secure, and stimulating environment for our children!
Fire safety training by Fire Army was held at Vivero International Preschool and Childcare, Manyata Tech Park on 13th July '22. The Fire Army team educated the staff with a set of practices and procedures to minimize the destruction caused by fire hazards.
Fire safety training taught us about the devices that aid in the fire prevention, the various processes that are involved in handling such fire disaster circumstances. It also helped us to understand how to exit the area and reduce the risks during fire breakout.
The skill and knowledge acquired through this training equipped us, to combat fire in any unanticipated fire breakout. We also learnt that the basic fire-fighting techniques will help us to prevent small fires from becoming big emergencies.
Thanks to Team Fire Army for this valuable and interesting training!
Talent show provides a platform for children to showcase hidden talents and skills. It is a great way to build the confidence in them. By participating in it, the children feel appreciated and acknowledged which in turn entice them to keep up the good work in all the tasks that they do.
The children participated in the talent show with great enthusiasm and confidence on 8th July at school as a part of the Unit - 'Who We Are?' . It was a treat to our eyes watching them performing amazingly well. They were also thrilled to see others appreciating and recognizing their talent.
Activities like singing, yoga, playing instrument, puzzle solving, identification of various vehicle brands etc were a part of this show. It was indeed a spectacular show put up by our children.
Health is Wealth!
With this concept in mind, the little yogis participated in International Yoga Day on 21st June 2022. Their involvement and dedication in practicing yoga was indeed praiseworthy. It was a pleasure to be a part of the event with our little ones.
The most awaiting day of the AY 22-23 is finally here. The day filled with joy, excitement and happiness. It was certainly a treat to our eyes watching our children back to the physical environment, enjoying every moment of being at school. Wishing everyone a very exciting and wonderful year ahead!!
Our ‘Back to School Event’ was full of fun and frolic. Various fun filled classroom activities were planned. Everyone was excited and curious to enjoy those activities with Parents and Children. This year’s Back to School event had “adventure calling.” It summoned parents both in-house and out. We went all out to create adventurous games for the parents as the theme was ‘Adventure awaits’. The event was planned around the premise that we LEARN BEST THROUGH PLAY. Walking in the parents saw sand on the ground and clues everywhere. They were part of a scavenger hunt, one where they decipher the clue to play a game or simply test their thinking with a riddle. Some of the learning objectives met by the games were -promote logical and analytically thinking when using technology, improve Spatial awareness by walking through a maze, build problem solving and reasoning skill when one was playing the ball game or the noodle game. The dark room encouraged us to explore our world using other senses rather than the ones we are accustomed to. Thus we went back with a bag full of skills and food for thought.
When in Bangalore, one spends most of their time in traffic. There is an urgency to resolve this challenge as the number of vehicles added to the roads each day is on a consistent rise. At Vivero, we voice our thoughts to bring some relief to this menace. The young civilians propose that if we adhere to traffic rules and observe road sense we would be able to free up some space. We take it upon ourself to spread awareness about the issue. Encouraging the children to take on the responsibility and ownership of this pressing matter is done right in their early years. Discussions, educational videos and observation are some of the many ways that this topic is initiated. As the children also experience this problem on a first hand basis, giving them the power to address the issue, makes them confident and self-reliant.
The children will stage a short rendition on traffic congestion and propose a solution. The presentation aims at bringing to focus the basic traffic rules that if adhered to will ease the situation on the roads today. The children will share their thoughts and seek to find acceptance to comply with what’s suggested. They will use the method of pretend play to showcase their thoughts. Singing in unison the children will conclude with, “Red light, what do you say”.
Independence Day was celebrated with great vigour at school. Children were dressed in tri-color and we began the day with patriotic songs and the story of Indian Independence. The valour of our freedom fighters was explained to the children. They also did take away activities. Post the event at school, children, teachers and staff went out for a ‘clam walk’ with banners hand made by children using recyclable items and which emphasised on the social and environmental issues from a child’s perspective.
Back to School was an attempt to showcase the child’s day at Vivero. Every class had planned out a fun-filled day for the parents and children. The day was chalked out identical to regular day at school.
K2 children, welcomed their parents with engagements like arranging story cards, word of the day and pattern making. They organized a game that involved stacking cups as a team. The response to which was ‘ecstatic’.
For the K1class, flow started with IIP which included the Human light app and a one to one correspondence wheel. During circle time, they discussed about body parts and functions of the internal organs. Nursery conducted blindfold painting which gave the parents a unique experience. As their topic revolved around senses, they made a textured photo frame as a take away. Pre Nursery stormed the day with parachute play, and a sink and float activity. The day also included dance and movement, Circle time with rhymes. The parents also got play dough to explore. The children and parents were taken through a session on ‘Good touch and Bad touch’. Pure Child Care had an action packed day planned. On the list were water bottle flower painting, explorations at the light table, parent and child hand print, cotton dabbing on a flower and creations out of play dough. Thus went a day on back to School.
We hosted our 2nd Annual Sports Day on 09th December, 2017. The grounds were prepped, props made and the children had been putting in many hours of practice. The event was flagged of with march-past by classes K2 to Pre Nursery. As we believe that participation trumps competition, all participants were cheered on to the finish line. Races were organised for the children and their effort was commendable. Be it the Hippo race or Thirsty crow, the children were familiar with the race protocols and executed them with ease. The drills by K1 and K2 and Pre Nursery and Nursery were well coordinated and in sync. Parents participated enthusiastically in the races designed for them – Feeding nachos and Bursting balloons. We are still debating the winner of the Tug ‘o war. Thus, amidst exhaustion and applauses we were brought to the end of a superbly executed Sports day.
Onam was celebrated in school in its authentic form. The flower carpet and lamp welcomed the children to school. The K2 children made a flower carpet in class too. The toddlers made their version of a flower carpet using coloured paper pieces. Each class had planned out activities to help the children understand and appreciate the relevance of Onam. The story behind Onam was narrated and some traditional Kerala dances were screened in Nursery and K2, in keeping with their inquiry. All the children were treated to a mini Sadya. They were made to sit on the floor and eat off a banana leaf. This new experience was greeted with mixed reactions. Nursery also had some games like lemon and spoon and tug-of-war conducted for the children. The day ended with a deep sigh of satisfaction.
The Theme of our Annual Day " Chorus of Invaluables " was all about children's expression of the values they imbibe from their environment. The parents were welcomed and escorted to the Art Gallery to view the children's work pieces and documentation. This was the area that the parents really enjoyed a lot and could connect to very well. We had a huge hall with excellent arrangements of video, music, stage, backdrop and comfortable seating. Parents were overwhelmed to see their children perform. Touching moments were experienced when 8 parents individually came up and shared their wonderful experience with Vivero. Few got very emotional and had tears of joy in their eyes.