|CLASS DATE: 02/18/2018||TEACHER(S): Mouli and Meenakshi|
Sai-Inspiration Presentations and Guest Speaker Shankar Iyer
This week we began class by talking about the upcoming service projects: sandwich service on February 25th, women’s shelter on March 26th, and Habitat for Humanity on April 7th. After. Then, we finished up our presentations on our “Sai Inspiration.”
In the second part of the class, we joined the center in listening to guest speaker Shankar Iyer Uncle who spoke about the meaning and importance of Mahashivarathri. He also spoke about his experience with Swami and sang a few bhajans.
During the week:
Preparations for monthly sandwich service which will be led by Group 4 students this month.
Sairam Parents –
This Sunday, February 25th, Group 4 will be leading the monthly sandwich service. Any materials that have been signed up for are requested to be brought to the Group 4 room at 3:30 PM on February 25th.
|CLASS DATE: 2/18/18||TEACHERS: Nalini, KK, Gangadher, Ardra|
|SUMMARY: Life is Game- Play it: Life Skills. Guest speaker: Brother Ravi Varanasi||ATTENDANCE: 18 ( Full attendance this week)|
Beginning prayers led by students. Ganesha, Guru, Mata. We also introduced multi faith prayers. Please have them learn them. Link to multi faith prayers audio link: http://sairegion3.org/multi-faith-prayers/
General class guidelines. No cell phones and being respectful to each other.
1. Practice every day in mind, talk to Swami within for at least 2 mins. Students have to experiment, gain their own experience and share with class. These two mins should be completely focused on Swami and identify any distracting thoughts, but as explained the class manage those distractions.
2. Consciously pay attention to the guidance given by your inner voice.
3. Students continue to fill out online google form for self assessment. This encourages them to constantly make an effort to connect to Swami within.
4. Pray to Swami daily the prayers given by Swami: On waking, pray every morning of your life, “Oh Lord, I am born now from the womb of sleep. I am determined to carry out all tasks this day as offerings to Thee, with Thee ever present before my mind’s eye. Make my words, thoughts, and deeds sacred and pure. Let me not inflict pain on anyone; let no one inflict pain on me. Direct me, guide me, this day.”
And when you enter the portals of sleep at night, pray, “Oh Lord! the tasks of this day, whose burden I placed on you this morning, are over. It was You who made me walk and talk and think and act. I therefore place at Thy Feet all my words, thoughts, and deeds. My task is done. Receive me, I am coming back to you.”
Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. 2 Ch. 14
Note to Parents:
|CLASS DATE: 02/18/2018||TEACHERS: Vanaja patti, Chandran Thatha, Vasanthi aunty|
|SUMMARY: Patience||ATTENDANCE: 20|
3 Oms, Gayatri, Ganapathi Slokam
Today patti talked to us about patience. She showed us a picture of kids standing in line and we saw in that picture a girl is having a hard time to stand still. Waiting is very hard but she told us that we can count or sing quietly or think of a color and see how many objects we can find in that color in a room while waiting. She read a book called ‘Waiting is not easy’ by Mo Willems.
We played a couple of games and waited patiently for our turn.
We practiced our bhajans “jaya Guru Omkara” and an english bhajan ‘Love is the way’ with Meenakshi akka.. Thank you akka for practicing those two bhajans with us.
Life application/Home work:
Practice to wait by staying calm and engaging in a quiet activity that does not disturb others such as counting.
sing the bhajans with your parents every day. .
Note to Parents: Do activities with your children, such as playing board games, which will help them to learn patience and wait for their turn.
CLASS DATE: 02/18/2018
TEACHERS:Hitha Raj, Aditi Jain, Jalaja
SUMMARY: How are we using our quality time towards our faith in God, self confidence in ourself. Always thinking positive.
|ATTENDANCE: 19 out of 24.|
Class started with 3 Oms, prayers and bhajans. 3Bhajans were reviewed from last class and students learned the bhajans from Athima.
i am super proud to say that 11 years ago she was in my group 2 SSE and today she was in the same class as an young adult and teaching the bhajans for the kids. It’s a great blessing and thank you Athima. May swami bless you.
Quote:God Is Love And Love Is God And God And Man Are One
Activity: we watched a beautiful Video about power of positive thinking.
staying in thought word and deed of positive thinking .
trusting in God and having faith in God.
It was a very Amazing class with discussion and some personal stories how Having faith in God, and trusting in God and believing in God and staying positive can be so magical.
We also talked about Meerabai story and how her devotion and love for Krishna as her savior and guide and guard.
ask your kids what was the inspiring part of the class they enjoyed the most.
we really had so much fun sharing,discussing and enjoying the class to the fullest.
1. Practice light meditation daily. . Observe yourself if you are carrying the love and light with you wherever you go. Come and share with us how did it help you
2. Continue spreading golden hearts by trying to get to know someone that you don’t know very well. Optional challenge – If there is someone that you dislike or gets on your nerves, try to get to know them better.
3. Stay in positive thinking and come and share in the next class how it helped you.
4.how are you spending your quality time with God and how is your faith and trust on your God.
come and share how you get in the next class.
5. Know more about Meerabai story, on radio sai SWAMI’s discourse, youtube and from parents.
Note to Parents:
1.Please encourage students to practice light meditation.
2..Please encourage children to be regular to the classes, also please be on time.
As you all know we are working on Time, we would love students be present by 3.25pm
we need your help for students to be on time.
2.Have a family discussion about today’s class; what did they learn, what impacted them the most
3..We humbly request you and your son / daughter to stay back for the Bhajan session whenever it is possible. Many of the group dynamics we are working on are connected to the center devotional session. We appreciate your time and commitment it’s a blessing to be part singing SWAMI’s Glory.
|CLASS DATE: 2/18/2018||TEACHERS: Jagruti, Aruna, Mansi|
We began the class with three Om’s and our regular Shlokas: Vakratunda, Kara Charana, Gurur Brahma, and Sai Gayatri.
Main topic: Devotion
We discussed different instances and ways that one can show devotion to god.
Shiva Nataraj, ¿Dónde Estas?
En El Corazón De La Verdad [ Shiva Nataraj … ]
Baila Al Ritmo Del Tambor,
(Shiva) Ven Conmigo, O, Señor
Meaning: Shiva Nataraj, Where are you?
In the heart of truth
Dance to the rhythm of the drum
Come with me, Oh Shiva
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqW70DsZpVw – Jonah and the Whale
Life application/Home work:
Make sure to record everyday: “What I have done today to show my love to God”
Daily night prayers and “Reflection”
Don’t forget to write down at least three good deeds for this week.
Note to Parents
Please help the children fill out this weeks activities: Day, date, reflection, and prayers. Assist them in writing what they have done today to show their love for God and their good deeds completed during the week. This can be done individually, or with the entire family, and this can become a beautiful family activity as well.