Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

October 11, 2009

Oct 11 Class: Section 1

Sevikas: Nanda and Jacqueline


Quiet Time: Wow — these kids are doing great! We accomplished  one whole minute of absolute silence (with very little to no movement.) Afterwards the children played the focus game. Many of them got the correct number of shells that we dropped into the bowl. Very impressive! We're thinking that at this rate, we're going to be able to sit for 1 minute and 30 seconds by November.

Bhajans: none

Geeta Chanting: Chapter 10, Shloka 1 

End of Class Prayers: OM Poornamadah

Homework: None

Videos to watch with Mom and Dad: Sufficiency Children (click here to view)Chanda Mama (click here to view) and Stone Soup (click here for a fun version from Between the Lions on PBS.)

Comments: Today was "B for Brotherhood." Auntie told us a wonderful story about how a magic stone boiling in a pot of water brought an entire community (who had been hoarding vegetables) together to make a fabulous pot of soup — and enough for everyone to enjoy and warm their hearts with! Once auntie jots this story down for us, we will post it in the blog to read whenever we want. It really is one of our favorites ...

After the story we worked on a class project. Today we made a mobile of the world with three children holding hands. The only problem was that when we handed out the class kits, we realized that some of the kits had all the dark brown dolls, some had all the light colored dolls, and some had all the medium brown dolls. What to do??!!! We each needed one dark brown, medium brown and light colored paper doll to complete our project. The children helped us to realize that each one of us needed to share some of our pieces with everyone else in the group — this way we would all end up with the same number of pieces to make our mobiles. Nice work kids — the mobiles turned out great!! (Click here to view the mobile.)

Sooo kindergarten friends, "A is for Aspiration," and "B is for Brotherhood" Next week we learn what C stands for ... any ideas?

Have a wonderful Deepavali! We wish you and your family much joy and love during this special holiday. Oh yeah, and don't eat too many sweets ... we certainly don't want you to suffer from a tummy ache and miss next week's fun :-)