Creative Writing

Creative writing in many forms is encouraged through the grades at Yellow Train. It is our belief that it is a window through which the thoughts of a child are expressed in words. Often the results surprise us.. Here are some samples of sentences framed from spelling...

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Poetry

In class sometimes we share poetry, The difficulty of writing a poem using only 9 words Onto the world’s shoulders Snow falls like dandruff Like dandruff snow falls onto the world’s shoulders and so on. This inspires the children to write their...

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Home is where the heart is

‘A house is built of brick and stones whereas a home is built with love and care,’ this is very befitting for the lessons that we are exploring in Science this month – Houses. We went for a Nature walk and looked around for various animal homes – the tiny cracks in the walls, the...

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Creating an atmosphere of love

This is the foremost intent in the kindergarten. The feeling of love must permeate in the environment between the teacher and the children, the parent, the fellow colleagues and other adults in the environment including helpers. Here are some practices, rituals, conversations for teachers that promote the feeling of love towards children • Every Day,...

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Kindness

We teach children how to comprehend a passage, how to perform experiments, improve spelling etc. Similarly isn’t it important to show and facilitate how to be responsible, caring, sensitive, mindfulness…out of this question and a deep desire to actively facilitate ‘being mindful of all the small things that we do for others and how it...

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Gratitude

If I had to choose one value, that is important to have in life, I would choose gratitude. And I try to share my feeling of being thankful with my children too, whenever possible. Children find it easier to thank Mother Nature but many a times forgot the numerous hands and hearts that has made...

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Dot Art !!!

Grade 6 studied Australia last term and what better way of artistic expression of the only continent country but Aboriginal Art. The learnt of the signs and symbols the dots and the dream land and created at first leaf paintings and then beautiful aboriginal masks. Now Grade 5 was envious they wanted to try it...

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Prayer Flags

Through December, with their hands the children created Prayer flags. In the Buddhist tradition prayer flags are symbolic of our hopes , dreams, concerns, wishes and good thoughts blown in the wind spreading good will and compassion. Some stitched, some painted, some drawn whichever way it was done the messages were profound and touching....

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