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1.  SSE group1

CLASS DATE: 09/15/2019 TEACHER(S): Jagruthi , Aruna, Sunitha and Resmi

Introduced the topic WATCH with focus on Watch your Words



Lesson Plan:

We introduced the concept of WATCH with focus on  Watch your Words. The kids shared how they felt when they heard pleasant words of encouragement vs words of anger or hatred.  Then we watched the story of Chrysanthemum and how she felt hurt by some words. Also did an activity to demonstrate how hurtful words impact you and how its effect cannot be erased.


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Note to Parents:

You can watch the story of Chrysanthemum here:

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2.  SSE-Group4

CLASS DATE: 09/15/2019 TEACHER(S):  Nirmala, Mouli, and Meenakshi

Guest Speakers


Main topic:

This week, we had two guest speakers: Dargan and Mr. Fize. 

Dargan spoke to the class regarding the importance of “go green” and how to live a “zero waste” life.

Mr. Fize spoke to the class about how he came to Swami, followed by some interactive activities.

Note to Parents:

Sairam Parents –

Group 4 will have the next class on Sunday, Sept. 29th.

Jai Sai Ram!

-Group 4 Gurus

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3.  Pre-SSE

CLASS DATE: 09/15/2019 TEACHERS: Vanaja patti, Chandran Thatha,  Surabhi aunty

Prayers: 3 Oms, Gayatri

Main topics: Patti talked to us about being always Happy and find ways to make ourselves Happy. She showed us a picture of happy child and asked us what can we do to make ourselves happy. She read a book called ‘My Heart Fills With Happiness’ by Monique Grey Smith. For art: She asked us to draw anything that makes us happy. Surabhi aunty is teaching us bhajan. We started learning ‘Jaya Guru Omkara’ from last week. After snack we played two games. In one game we acted like an animal and everyone had to guess what animal it was. It was lots of fun. 

Life application/Home work:   Try to do an activity with your mom and dad which will make them very happy

Note to Parents: 

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4.  SSE-Group3

CLASS DATE: 9/15/2019 TEACHER(S):  Nalini, Gangadher
SUMMARY:  Family picnic & Zero Waste presentation ATTENDANCE:  24


Sunday morning group 3 had a family picnic. Guest speaker Fize Mohammad joined us for 30 mins and talked to the students

Sunday evening class was a combined session for Group 3 and 4. We had guest speaker from Towards Zero waste. Students joined the main event at 4:15pm

Both sessions were educational and left us with lot of things we can bring into practice in our day to day life.

Note to Parents:

If you have not registered your child to SSE yet, please do so. This applies to both new and exsisting students.



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5.  SSE-Group2

CLASS DATE: 09/08/2019

TEACHERS:Hitha Raj, Aditi Verma, Jalaja Peechu

Summary: Intro to SSE . Introduce Emotional self awareness.




We started the class with 3 Oms and Gayatri mantra chanting. Students sang the Ganesha bhajan ” I bow down at the feet of Ganesha.” We played a game of memorization to learn everyone’s name. We spent big chunk of time getting to know each other.

We gave small  introduction about SSE. Also, we had a discussion about SSE, what we do in SSE, 5 values.

Teachers did a skit to introduce the theme of Unity of thoughts,words and deeds which seemed to be a hit among the kids.

We will start the quarter by understanding our own emotions and feelings. We talked about what makes us happy and sad.

Life application:For the rest of the week, children , parents and teachers will keep a journal and write about one thing that make you happy each day and write about 1 or 2 incidents that made you sad or angry throughout the week.



1. We would like all the students to be on time by 3.25pm we are staritng the class by 3.30pm.

Class room door closes at 3.30pm.

If any students come late they have to wait outside the door till we finish prayers and meditation.

2. As a parent your responsibility to check the home work ( life application ) which we give them to follow through the week.

Once you as a parent commit to the follow up with your kids the results are impactful.

3. Treat this spiritual learning as a beautiful foundation to your kids who are the future generations of leaders.

Swami has given us the opportunity to be the part of this huge responsibility. Let’s stand up to build this great future leaders.


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