Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

October 11, 2009

Oct 11 Class: Section 2

Sevikas: Kalpana and Indira


Quiet Time: 1 minute of silence (the kids did great!)

Geeta Chanting: Chapter 10, Shloka 1 

Story: We had two today — both related to Deepavali: 1) When Lord Ram returns to Ayodhya after spending 14 years in the forest and 2) the fight between the asuras and devas where they churned the milky ocean and Goddess Lakshmi gives wealth and amrit to all. 

Art Activity/Games:  The children colored and decorated Deepavali cards and made a diya out of playdough.

Likhita Japa: none

End of Class Prayers: Aarthi, Chinmaya Pledge and OM Poornamadah

Comments: Today was definitely a busy day! We reviewed the two Safari letters we have learned so far. "A is for Ambition" and "B is for Brotherhood."We also talked about Deepavali and what it means to us. The children made beautiful Deepavali cards and diyas from playdough.

After we completed our activities, we reviewed the bhajans we have been learning. All the lyrics are posted in the blog (click on the links above.) Please have your child practice with you at home. They can show you how beautifully they've been doing in class!

And speaking of practice ... we are working on learning the Geeta Chapter 10 shlokas in class. At this point, we are nearly complete with Shloka 1. Our kindergartners will be responsible for memorizing Shlokas 1-7. Please work with your child at home — it only takes a few minutes every day. We know everyone is very busy these days, so to make things a little more convenient we have posted the audio and text on the blog.

We'd like to remind you to please send your child to class with a box of crayons, a binder, a pencil, and  copy of "My Prayers." We would also really appreciate it if you could make a stop at the restroom before class begins :-)

We really love spending every Sunday with your children — and hope they are having as much fun as we are.  

Have a very Happy Deepavali!"