Uni5 Infancy Center Diary 2015-July

30.7.2015 - Hoilday for Dr.Kalam's funeral

 

29.7.2015

Sendurai

Today 36 children were present.

Children were given a crisp talk about Dr.Abdul kalam.

‘’He helped a lot and took more efforts and also was a good teacher’’

Mukuthi plants were planted.

River concept was given based on Aadi 18th festival.

When parts of body was shown the teacher placed her spectacles down and after the presentation a child was very particular in handing over to me.

During circle time, a 2.5 year old child searched for space to sit and immediately a 2.75 year old child gave the space to sit.

Door hanging was very often pulled 1.75 year old child. He was insisted not to disturb by another child who cannot talk well.

Coimbatore

Presentation about DR.Kalam was given and national flag was hoisted in half post. When pounding was done and shared a child received in left hand and the sharing child refused to give and she insisted to show right hand. When flag was hoisted a child asked who is coming to the school. River concept was given. They have started getting feedback from parents for July.

Poraiyar

16 children came and Dr.Kalam was the topic. Water concept was given as uni5 presentation. Their presentation is not enough. It should be more creative. A child came to school with her guest. The adult was carrying the lunch bag and she placed it down and the child insisted to place it in a rack given specifically for lunch bags. A 4 year old boy spoke about Dr.Kalam after listening from the teachers to his friends. A 3 year old girl took a flower from uruli tub and placed near Kalam’s photo. A 3 year old child before going home just poured his water to a tree and said that he has not wasted.

Pungeri

Rivers concept was given. Ganga Pooja with water conservation was given. A 3 year old child spoke much about water. Here too adults spoke about Dr.Kalam. A child questioned that why we cannot get energy without water. A child spoiled his snack and put it in dustbin. A 4 year old girl is very particular about others working calmly in the environment. A 2 year old child crawled like the Krishna idol and also played with the toy phone with Krishna and enjoyed. A 4 year old boy settled down the 8 months old infant when the mother left. Cave model with animal model was also shown.

Very important observation: A child dropped a tool. It was questioned by the adults. The child blamed upon other child. Later 3 children went to him and questioned why he lied? They too made him to get excuse for unwanted blaming of other child.

28.7.2015

Uni5 centers were closed to mourn for the death of our former president Dr.Abdhul Kalam. We feel happy to share that our trust work has been appreciated through his secretary a month back.

 

27.7.2015

Sendurai

Monday was calm. This is unusual. A Christian parent asked why we do super brain yoga? She asked is it a punishment? Then our teachers explained about SBY. This is very important. Twins used to stretch their legs and sit. Very often we insist to sit with crossed legs. Today the elder one sat like that and also insisted the younger brother to sit like that and this shows the development of inner sense after continuous instructions with patience. When we gave the uni5 presentation of land absorbing water we dug a well like model and by luck we saw water. Children enjoyed and imagined the concept. One more child wanted to stay after lunch and gave letter. From today 18 children are at school after lunch. Mookambika prasadham was shared with all.

Coimbatore

Many new fishes in the aquarium dead today and children were much upset with this. So we are removing the fish tank after this term. A child who is very naughty took 2 weeks long leave because of illness. Today when he came he settled down very nicely. When he urinated near the gate, he tried his best to pick up the mop stick. But it is question what the helpers were doing? Elder child settled down a crying new child who took long leave and came back today with an EPL work. With lemon they showed energy conversion.

Poraiyar

A guest who came to that locality observed the center and took permission to leave her child for day. She was much attracted by the tools and our children accepted that child soon. When the staff used to supply a fruit every day, helpers used to setup the dustbin. But today a 3 year old boy set the dust bin which shows the development of inner sense of order. Accidently a 3 year old child’s finger poked another child’s eye. She settled down that child and said sorry and solved the issue. Pond – water consumption by animals and birds has been shown with models. When the concept of cave was explained a 4 year old child questioned about current and survival of animals like men. Very young 1.5 year old child has started chanting shlokas in circle time after 1 month.

Pungeri

The center is holiday because of local temple festival.

24.7.2015

Poraiyar

Today we are unable to get their phone link

 

Pungeri

The children are happy in their mood as the village celebrates the local annual temple festival. Friday poojas were done.Children are aware about dress coding for festival occassion. Two children who were not attending the pooja were instructed by a senior child not to sit and waste the time. She made them to choose a work also. Soil varieties were given as uni5 concept and one old child took a plant and started talking about it. Few children cared a new child who came to school after suffering from a sickness.

Sendurai

Mr.Muthu's sweets were shared among the group. Friday poojas were properly done. Children were happy in comparing the same clor coding in their dress patterns. A big boy corrected a small girl to sit properly with proper skirt adjustment. Elder children does not allow the new ones to choose the work before circle time.

 

23.7.2015

Sendurai

Mr.Muthu Sundaram’s family observed the center. They are from USA. They appreciated the calmness and inner order observed within each young aged child. They have also observed the uni5 concept of volcano and water cycle. They have appreciated the Indian Vedic culture and traditions being implemented along with concepts.

Coimbatore

Today we worked with more confidence. We were able to convey the concepts. Children are following all ground rules and we are stress less. Tomorrow Dr.Madeswaran will be visiting like last week and observing the new team’s work.

Poraiyar

Parents are interested in sitting and observing our circle time. They also involve much. Today when 2 children were fighting a 4.5 year old boy stopped and advised them to be calm and choose a work. When garlic was introduced an one and half year old child conveyed that his shirt has similar figures and teacher also has a bindhi like garlic. When a teacher was suffering from head ache, a small child went and informed others that they cannot disturb her.

Pungeri

Ganga arthi with water conservation was introduced today. When decorations were done children observed very calmly. When a child wasted tap water it was insisted not to be done. The child said that all water will be observed by the earth. He connected this from water cycle concept. Children are much aware about their colors and dress and real objects.

Dr.Pradheep has directed to now slowly focus upon the order of emotions next to external materials. Am older child assisted a new child to construct a tower with lagos. A boy is very particular in making younger children to eat the snacks before he eats.

22.7.2015

Coimbatore

Hema has presented water cycle and Aadi festival pattern of celebration. Teachers have taken down all points and also drew the picture. With tender coconut they have started water concept. I have to observe them on Friday. Our old staff Ms.Viji has brought her 7 months boy infant to the center and initiated with traditional learning rituals. Children observed the baby and spent lot of time also.

Sendurai

When our teacher misplaced a tool, a 4 year old child came and correctly replaced. Today most of the time was given for art work and craft. Mountain models made of clay got painted. Tomorrow Mr.Muthu, Ms.Jothy and daughter Meenakshi are visiting the center for observation.

Poraiyar

Water concept has been presented with sea. As the center is near the sea, children have spoken a lot around it. From this point we have to take the concepts. We have to ask the local parents to take the children to beach.

Pungeri

A mother said that her 3 year old boy is becoming regular in prayer at home at Pooja room. She also said that the center is giving exposure to good Indian culture.

21.7.2015

Coimbatore

Ms.Priya and Pranav visited for one hour and observed the center. They have given positive report about the staff team and happenings. Pranav gave a crisp presentation about mouth care and brushing teeth for 2 times based on his projects to very young children. Priya observed songs, story and continents as Uni5 presentation. She said that a real object can also be presented in BMIAC [Body mind intelligence awareness and conscious] levels. But for this the new staff team needs to be trained well and it also takes time. Just now they have started their work.

Pungeri

Children are able to follow all ground rules and assist each other. Devi Pooja was performed. More orderliness can be observed. No Uni5 concept. Why?

Poraiyar

A child brought guava and gave as real object and also wanted to share. New staff said that she is learning more about child’s needs psychologically and she likes to work. 4 year old children are able to recite Thirukural [2000 year old ethical verses for man] well. Lot of conversation happens around story with books and picture cards also. A 3 year old child offered few rice grains to cock toy and behaved as the parents do with hens and cocks at homes. No Uni5 concept because the children visited nearby government day care center.

Sendurai

A local woman with twins at 2 years old has requested for admission as she felt the previous school is not doing well with her children. Volcano concept was shown as experiment. Tulsi plant Pooja was done. When our senior staff felt thirsty and spoke about it a 2.5 year old girl brought her water can and gave to drink. Elder children keep on insisting the fresh unsettled ones to get settled. A special child was helped by friends from slipping down while walking upon mopped floor. Elder children teach new ones to windup after work.

 

Week end…

20.7.2015

Pungeri

Children are aware about the dressing. When a 3 year old child was forgotten to wear her inner garment, she refused to come back to work. Elder children are correcting the language of new ones. They insist the new children to use more respecting suffixes. Children are able to convey the discomforts of body also. A child said that she feels very itching in her body and it was focused. Mountain concept was shown through a picture book and children had more conversation around that.

Poraiyar

Polar region was shown with ice. Children spoke much around it. Children are able to understand the warming up activities before any work. When apple was shown as real object a child touched the skin and said that she too has a skin like a fruit.

Sendurai

We observed a calm environment. We collected a real nest and connected that to our home with birds’ toys setting. We also spoke about trees and nests. A 3 year old child said that birds also know to build a terrace house like us. A beautiful doll house play was observed. Conversation skills improve through such plays with social skills. A special child took permission to stretch her legs.

Coimbatore

Miss.Hema and Ms.Mahesh are taking the role. They are observing. They said that the team is now good in handling the children but need to know the technique of explaining a concept to child’s level. Story telling was good. We have asked Hema to give more guidance.

 

17.7.2015
Sendurai
When Ramzan prayer was performed by one of our parent, two Islam children below 6 years performed all the prayer gestures. This shows the importance of any good tradition which has to be given to children through adults at home and schools. We gave greetings cards to 2 Islamic children. The center treated them with sweets and wishes. Then other children also observed the prayer and Ramzan message was given as planned in syllabus.
 
We also observed first Aadi month Friday with Devi poojas and rituals. When we asked the children to pray, a 3.5 old child prayed by expressing Bharathanatyam gesture of saying ‘’namasthye’’. This shows her keen observation of dance videos.
 
Elder children are adjusting and accepting younger ones. A senior child asked us to give water to an younger one from his own water can telling that he has sipped and asked to pour it in tumbler.
 
Dr.Mani’s parents have handed over few materials given through Dr.Madeswaran to the center.
Poraiyar
Parents could not come and perform Ramzan rituals as though it is a Muslim dominated area. Waterfalls, mountains and need for water have been given. Children asked several questions. Teachers must do the nature concepts based on the natural setting which the locality has.
 
Pungeri
When the helper asked every child to wear the foot wears for toilet a 4 year old child pointed out that the helper was not wearing the footwear. This has been understood and corrected by the staff. Children are able to grasp and understand the concept of measurements. In various activities this is expressed. They are also now matured to correct their own mistakes when we highlight. Elder children are able to guide younger ones even in observing the concepts. Children also observe animal behavior and talk around it. Ramzan message was given. First time Vedic poojas and rituals were done to Devi.
 
Coimbatore
Dr.Madeswaran observed the center. Detailed report will be given.
 
Week end…
20.7.2015
Pungeri
Children are aware about the dressing. When a 3 year old child was forgotten to wear her inner garment, she refused to come back to work. Elder children are correcting the language of new ones. They insist the new children to use more respecting suffixes. Children are able to convey the discomforts of body also. A child said that she feels very itching in her body and it was focused. Mountain concept was shown through a picture book and children had more conversation around that.
 
Poraiyar
Polar region was shown with ice. Children spoke much around it. Children are able to understand the warming up activities before any work. When apple was shown as real object a child touched the skin and said that she too has a skin like a fruit.
 
Sendurai
We observed a calm environment. We collected a real nest and connected that to our home with birds’ toys setting. We also spoke about trees and nests. A 3 year old child said that birds also know to build a terrace house like us. A beautiful doll house play was observed. Conversation skills improve through such plays with social skills. A special child took permission to stretch her legs.
 
Coimbatore
 
Miss.Hema and Ms.Mahesh are taking the role. They are observing. They said that the team is now good in handling the children but need to know the technique of explaining a concept to child’s level. Story telling was good. We have asked Hema to give more guidance.
 

[29.6.2015]

Sendurai

35 children from 1 year to 3.5 years are there in our center. But when we gave the letter about taking back the child at 12.30 few children has been put in local schools with under age in LKG. Today one 2 year old new child wiped the crying infant's tears and placed his face very near to her and laughed to pacify her. Later both of them settled. Children knew the psychology of their mixed age group sometimes better than us. When one parents was taking about putting her son in LKG, another 3.5 year old child listened to that. Later he came and told the friend, ''please do not leave our center, be here we can enjoy a lot''. This is the reality of the show.

Coimbatore

Today Ms.Raji was absent and 2 fresh staff felt little bit challenging to handle a group of 22. But they were able to work. They said that Uni5 concept is good and interesting to present. We wish Sendurai staff to ask more about the day.

30.6.2015

Sendurai

Today most of the educated, working parents said that they can understand the laws made by Governement in sending the children by 12.30. Many others who wanted to have children till 3 P.M have been requested to give a clear letter to us about their needs and permission. More calmness prevailed when children were working. Pungeri center rang up and asked for many guidelines.

Coimbatore

Ms.Raji came today. Teachers were able to maintain a good learning voice level.2 new children have joined in the center.

1.7.2015

Sendurai

Today we have admitted a new child. He has settled soon. Two of our old parents with children at 2.5 years old wanted to force to child to join in LKG in local school. Our teachers have explained the need for Uni5 environment till 4 years and also explained that it will be a great stress. But they took away the children saying that they have no time even to take back the child at 12. 30 P.M and also 3 P.M. They want transport which can leave the child at home. We cannot help such parents.

Even new children saw the sand clock and sat along with older ones to maintain silence time. June month syllabus has been pasted at the entrance for the parents. Only articles about child care will be given. The two children who were taken from our school refused to go with them mothers for a long time.Children are reponsible for their own objects with care.

Coimbatore

Today total calmness and awareness working time was experienced. Teachers said that they have planned for July and also started presenting group exercises slowly. They are happy.

2.7.2015

Today Sendurai Uni5 center setup a sandhai - weekly market to show the energy conversion from money to products. Children enjoyed. They were involved as sellers. A new child's father has well appreciated the list of healthy Indian snacks which has been suggested for parents to send.

In Coimbatore children were well settled and new staff team were confident in handling the group. A new child was keeping on stamping the working mat and he was strongly insisted by the elder child not to do. After sometime the elder child told that we have to respect every material and we must not stamp and that child also obeyed.

In both centers June month syllabus has been shown to the parents.

3.7.2015

Sendurai

Today one girl child she setup her won weekly market and called us for purchase. She handled the weighing balance very well. Today village parents observed the syllabus. 9 parents so far have given permission letter for child's stay till 3 P.M. During Friday rituals, children have started taking responsibility in making arrangements.

Coimbatore

We enjoyed very much. In sand pit a child of 2.5 years showered sand with filter and said that clouds spill rain drops like that. A child tried her best to wear her shoes by herself after a long trail. Children felt very happy to observe the Friday rituals.

Both the centers must start getting feedback from parents.

July 4, 5 – Week end days

5.7.2015

Sendurai

9 children have started staying back in center after 12.30 P.M with permission letter. Today we observed very calm settled working pattern and few cried after 2 days holidays.

Coimbatore

Teachers were happy about their settling time. They took the children to the terrace for observing the Ghats nearby after mountain presentation. Children followed good civics skills. Children are become more responsible for their own items like bags etc. They are able to assist each other. Elder children like to settle the new ones.

7.7.2015

Coimbatore

Today we had clay modeling session in which we made mountain models. One child said that it resembles Shiva lingam and new children are getting used to our ground rules and they are becoming more responsible. Even they help adults in remembering our things.

Sendurai

Today we conducted first nature walk. Most of the new children followed the rules and civics rules also. They explored with a new vision about the nature especially various plants and trees. Elder children even started sharing their experiences about nature with younger ones. A 2.5 year old child was keeping on touching and exploring various sands and soils.

8.7.2015

Sendurai

Children are evolving towards more order.

Children are able to relate the geometrical solids with real objects around them. Today a child related sphere with model globe.

Children are also having a good social time.

New children are able to understand the various ground rules and follow.

Coimbatore

Today voice level was high.

But is it a learning voice level?

Children have started helping each other with the new group.

They are able to give emotional support to each other

9.7.2015

Sendurai

More learning calmness can be observed.

We have introduced Advaitham through Shankara and mirror experiment.

15 parents have given letter for noon stay.

We gave lot of art work and pattern work with coconut fibers and leaves.

Coimbatore

Felt happy about circle time. Settling was very easy for us.

Children help each other.

2 new staff members are very happy and interested.

10.6.2015

Sendurai

When a slow walking child came slowly after poojas to lunch an elder child went back to her and assisted her to come. She has been asked to meet DR.Chellakumarasamy at Erode soon. Otherwise we enjoyed the day. Repeated instructions help the adults to settle the child soon.

Two children from CBE center has been directed by DR.Chellakumarasamy for their special needs.

Coimbatore

New teachers are enjoying the Friday traditional rituals along with EPL exercises. 

Elder children have started assisting our helpers in winding up the materials after EPL session.

We must keep on repeating the basic ground rules for infants with lot of patience. Bathroom water play experience has been noted down here. A child was keeping on playing in water and after several times of instructions today he has stopped.

13.7.2015

Coimbatore

A new child has been admitted and now we are 26 in number.

We are seeing children behaving like adults in many contexts and this makes us to be very much aware about our own actions and talks.

Sendurai

We saw children's creativity and language construction when they did clay work. Many imitated our models, kitchen work and one 3 year old child without any instruction after entering into the hall, started preparing for prayer and circle time. The inner regularity can be seen. One unsettled new child just came and started observing Mathangi's idol. He started exploring sensually each ornament, dress and finally stopped crying and also took a work.

Ms.Priya and Pranav arrived India. We thank them for bringing many materials from abroad.

14.7.2015

Coimbatore

It is very easy to settle the children for circle time and they have started repeating the shlokas.

Today every child happily participated in Tulsi pooja.

During clay work they made many kitchen dish items and conversation was developed.

Vadhani is 3 years old who can advise all children and today she was keenly presenting the animals models and compared the elephant with the real one which she saw in the temple.

Sendurai

We are introducing various spoons with various measurements. Even various size measuring cups are given in EPL. Yesterday one child made various clay balls of various sizes and spoke in comparison with the above said measuring tools.

We have started introducing colors with human emotions.

During Tulsi pooja it was hot and one child wanted to wear the footwear but an elder child stopped that and asked to follow the tradition.

Elder children help in various ways to younger ones. One child opened the tight fixed water cap and helped the younger one to pour into the cup and drink.

Yesterday we showed clay transforming into clay models for energy concept.

Today also we showed rice dough transforming into a sweet dish for energy conversion and various molds were used for designs.

Sieving the rice flour is being shown.

Pungeri

Spooning the rice was shown in bowls. At that time children observed the change in quantity while spooning. During prayer a 9 month old infant also settled with folded legs.

15.7.2015

Poraiyar

This year we feel little difficult as more infants were joined. We are able to focus little in Uni5 concepts. Today we presented volcano and even very young children observed and a 1.5 year child was aware about fire and asked another who not to go near the model. This team will send the June month observation to us soon. They will also join in diary writing regularly.

Pungeri

The child who refused to come saw our newly arranged center with many attractive traditional materials and settled down well.

Coimbatore

Today we got one more admission.

A 4 year old special child is slowly transforming. Today she prepared herself for the circle time.

Sendurai

Polar region was given as Uni5 concept with ice cubes etc.

Children observed ice melting into water. This was today’s energy transferring example.

2 more children got admitted.

Twins help each other in learning the tools.

Elderly children are able to convey the ground rules very well to fresh ones.

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