Prayers: We started the day chanting OM 3 times followed by 1 min meditation and Sahana Bhavatu prayer.
Quiet Time: We meditated for 1 min, prayed to GOD to give us a Happy & Fun Filled day.
Bhajans: Ganesha Sharanam (click here to view)
Geeta Chanting: We practiced verse 1 & 2. Kids are doing well and need more practice at home. (click here for audio and text.)
Story: We talked about alphabet 'E for ENTHUSIASM. We talked Gitu, the tiny chipmunk who showed enthusiasm in all her work. All animals in the jungle were making fun of her because of her size but she still worked hard and succeded. We also talked about another story - a boy named Anand. Parents be sure and ask your kids to narrate the stories and recite the Bhajans they have learnt in class. We reviewed alphabet A thru D.
Activity/Games: coloring page for alphabet 'C'. C-for cleanliness meaning having clean thoughts. Kids colored 3 monkeys - see no evil, hear no evil and don't talk evil/bad things.
Craft Project: We did the spinning wheel project. (click here to view) Kids did a great job decorating the top, writing OM and making colorful borders.
Likhita Japa: none
End of Class Prayers: Aaarthi followed by Poornamada.
Comments: We have no class on Nov. 29th. Have a Happy and safe Thanks Giving Holiday! The next Balavihar class is on Dec. 6th. Parents please bring your kids on time at 10am. Please make sure they have their Balavihar bag, folder, crayons & My Prayers book.