Thursday, 31 March 2016

Farmer, the Backbone of the World

We live in such a place that every family is either a farming family or the one with relatives engaged in farming activities. So naturally every child here is an observer of farming and its leader, the farmer. Children know the condition of farmers around them. They know how they get benefited from farmers. This all we can understand from a little poem written and a picture drawn by Keerthi,  9th class. The attitude she shows towards the farmer is heart-rending.

She writes that the farmer is one who has patience both to do hard work and also to bear losses due to indecisive prices, unknown and unpredicted disasters. But we all survive only because of these qualities possessed by the farmer. Thanks to her genuine perception! 


FARMER, THE BACKBONE OF THE WORLD
Wherever the fields
You are there my dear farmer!
Wherever you have stood
There has been a world full of food
You do hard work to make us grow
And to keep us healthy
You are the symbol of patience
You are the backbone of the World's  nations
You are the donor whatever be the price
You are the loser whenever the disaster strikes

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

BRIGHT STARS ENGLISH LEARNERS ASSOCIATION LOGO





The day on which the English Learners Association was inaugurated some students expressed their opinion to have a logo for the Association.  No sooner had they expressed than Mr. Mohith, a 9th class student, promised to make a logo for the purpose. Within a week period of time he has sent this logo. After doing some slight modifications it has been adapted forthwith. 

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Wall Frames



It's common that most of the children enjoy eating ice-cream. But K. Sandhya, 8th Standard student, enjoys creating wall frames and other crafts from left over ice-cream sticks, scrap paper, etc.

She collected several such sticks and turned them into beautiful frames. Her experimental creativity got a fillip one day. One fine morning she enjoyed making hanging wall frames to decorate her drawing room. In the process she took 4 ice cream sticks and arranged them into a square. She had taken another stick and pasted it a little bit above the first one (that's placed the stick on both sides). She placed some more sticks slightly above and higher than the former ones (on both the sides). She covered the empty spaces with some more sticks. A single stick is placed in the middle of the frame.





After this she had turned the set up around  and pasted the vertical sticks first and later the horizontal sticks together (into the square). She had left a gap in the frame to insert or change photos. Finally she coloured, pasted with a few bits of scrap paper and  decorated with beads to give extra attractive look to the frame. 

The wall frame was ready.  Then she had tied a thread on both the ends of the frame and hanged it down from the wall. Likewise she has made a few frames to decorate the wall around with beautiful  flower pictures, inserted within.

Monday, 28 March 2016

THE CLOUD



One of my old students has sent me a poem written a few years back by him about the protection of nature. He has personified the cloud to make a complaint against the destructive nature of human being.  The floating clean cloud becomes acidified due to release of toxic gases into the atmosphere and also due to cutting down of trees, which otherwise might have purified water vapour in the air. The acid rain from the cloud will inturn harm the human beings and other living creatures.







THE CLOUD

Oh! you a little human
Me the cloud floating in the sky
I'm telling the pathetic plight of mine
I'm giving you rain, you are giving me pain
I'm growing forests, but you are cutting them off
Oh! you little human
I'm giving you water, but you are giving me acid
You are destroying nature, your mother earth!
You are killing your dear colleagues
When will you change?
Oh! you little human
why are you doing this?
This is your day
Tomorrow is mine
Oh! you little human change your mind
By Venkat Kashyap Varma (IX B section 2013-14)
dedicated to my mother, mother nature and mother land.....

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Swetha's Budding Creativity

A few years back it happened to me to visit Mr. Premdas who is my colleague and friend. He showed some of the beautiful drawings,  paintings and crafts done by his two daughters. Till then I hadn't known of their creativity. They get a lot of guidance from her dad who is also an artist. Her mother Mrs. Sajitha too is encouraging.  The younger daughter, Swetha who is now studying 6th class, never feels leisure either at school or at home. Whenever she gets free time she thinks of doing something creative. Her dad has now sent me some images depicting her budding talent. 















My Dear Friends!

Whenever a child comes across a friend it forgets even her parents. Indeed friends are so dear to children.  But sometimes they form their opinions towards their friends too. Likewise  P.J. Pooja Sri who is studying 8th class expresses her perception about some friends who bullies and hurts others just for the sake of fun.  She says that friends shoud be generous enough to soothe even the paining hearts. She has a brother named PJ Harish. Her parents are Smt J Gayathri & Sri PM Jayakumar.

MY DEAR FRIENDS!

Don't make your friends so sad
By acting yourself so bad
It may be a simple fun for you
But it's a hell for the one at you
Don't pierce through anyone's heart
Instead soothe it through your generous act
Hearts are more sensible than flowers
Friends should be there as protective covers
Friends are not expected to trouble
That intensifies the pain to double
As the protective covers are torne
The unexpected horrible pain can't be borne
Always do good to friends if you can
No problem even if you can  do none
Don't make your friends so sad
By acting yourself so bad

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

My Dear Life

Children seem to have a lot of value towards their lives. This I have come to know from K. Jyothsna, daughter of Smt. K. Padmaja & Sri K. Nagamohan Redy. She is now studying 9th class. She has expressed her inner voice in the form of a light poem but with a strong opinion. She says that nothing is dearer than her life to her. Money is not greater than her life. Even respect needs a life to be observed.

MY DEAR LIFE

Hist! Listen to me ....
Life is so dear to me!
Is there anything better  to me?
More than that of my life to me
It's great that's my good fate
It's precious and so gracious
Nothing is greater than my life to me
That's how my life is to me
I give so much respect to my  life
That's how I get respect throughout my life
Money is merely a medium of exchange
I can't exchange it for my life
My life is the ray of hope for me
Spreading its rays through out is must for me

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Brightstars Scope

It's a very amazing and interesting that a few students from 8th and 9th classes had met and requested me to convene a meeting as an opportunity to widen the scope of their learning process. I had no other choice but to accept their humble request.
As per my promise I went to the school and found that hardly one or two students were there. Anyhow after a while a few more students joined them. Atlast the programme began. They asked me, "What should we do now, Sir?". I told them to be divided into two groups and discuss whatever the topics they would like to talk, but in English only.
I was a mere passive spectator. The students seemed to be discussing a lot. They finally came up with some points noted on a paper. I was amazed to find that they had prepared a long list of points indicating their scope; as a future strategy to enhance their skills in a myriad of fields, besides academic studies.

The scope of our Bright Stars is as follows:

1) Perpetual efforts to improve English conversation skills at home, on the way to school and in school.
2) To prepare and conduct quiz competitions on English and General Knowledge
3) To conduct  essay writing, elocution and drawing  competitions
4) To conduct debates on burning topics or current issues
5) To prepare weekly posters
6) To have mock conversations and interviews
7) To prepare ans show power point presentations
8) To publish creative drawings, pictures, interesting photos and crafts on my blog
9) To have problem, brain-teaser or riddle solving sessions
10) To present a review of important weekly or fortnightly news items along with some strange facts

OUR EARLIEST BRIGHT STARS:

Sai Rupesh (9th Std)
S. Muni Dhanush (9th Std)
R. Mohith Kumar (9th Std)
A. Kushaal (9th Std)
S. Fareeda (9th Std)
P. Bhargavi (9th Std)
Sandhya (8th Std)
Thaswin (8th Std)
Reddy Yamini (8th Std)
Varshitha (8th Std)
Nishitha (8th Std)
Laxmi Prasanna (8th Std)
I am very thankful to these students to give me the opportunity of heading their meet.