|CLASS DATE: 04/14/2019||TEACHER(S): Jagruthi , Aruna, Sunitha and Resmi|
Continued with Duty towards the environment and focused on the 3 Rs
Discussed what we learnt in the previous classes about Duty especially our duty towards the environment. Talked about plastic pollution and its impact to the planet. Children came up with ideas on how they can use alternatives for commonly used plastic products – metal straws, metal cutleries, carrying reusable grocery bags, taking your own containers to carry out food.
We discussed how we can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle plastics so that plastic waste can be limited. Watched a presentation on how we can implement this. The class took a pledge of ” Environment resposibility starts with Me”
Demonstrated how we can repurpose newspaper to paper bags that can even be used as fancy gift bags.
· Do the chore selected as your responsibilty at home
· Prayer before food
· Follow your personal discipline goal everyday
Note to Parents:
We are learning about Duty and importance of taking responsibility .Please help your child hang their “What I am responsible for at Home” chart in a place they can see and be reminded of everyday.
|CLASS DATE: 04/07/2019||TEACHER(S): Nirmala, Mouli, and Meenakshi|
Habitat for Humanity & Yard Cleanup
For the past two weeks, Group 4 has been involved in service projects such as Habitat for Humanity and yard cleanup for our local senior citizens.
Note to Parents:
Sairam Parents –
We will have regular SSE this Sunday (04/14) at 3:30pm.
Jai Sai Ram!
-Group 4 Gurus
|CLASS DATE: 04/14/2019||TEACHERS: Vanaja patti, Chandran Thatha, Vasanthi aunty, Surabhi aunty|
|SUMMARY: Go Green||ATTENDANCE: 20/28|
Prayers: 3 Oms, Gayatri
Main topics: To day patti showed us how we can practice Go Green in our daily lives. She brought lots of stuff to show. She asked us to use regular cloth bags for shopping instead of getting plastic bags. She told us not to use paper plates, plastic spoons, plastic water bottles when we go for picnic or any Sai Center activities. . Instead we can take reusable plates or compartment stainless steel containers with lid, steel spoons and forks, cloth napkin and reusable water bottles. She asked us to use wash cloths instead of paper towels. We learnt that straws are very bad for the environment. Instead we can buy stainless steel straws.
Kids were educating each other by saying when we throw plastic on the street, animals can eat and get choked. Also people are throwing paper products, water bottles in the garbage and the garbage is piling up like a mountain.
Rest of the time we were practicing for Easwaramma Day.
Life application/Home work: Remember to take water bottles this week wherever you go.
Note to Parents: Practical ways to protect the environment: Do not use plastic, Carry own bags for grocery shopping. Make your family event/parties go green, Bring Go Green Kit in all Sai events.
|CLASS DATE: 4/14/2019||TEACHER(S): Nalini, Gangadher|
|SUMMARY: Skit Practice. Go green presentation by G4||ATTENDANCE: 15|
Beginning prayers led by students. We chant multi faith prayers beginning of each class to show all regions teach same.
Link to multi faith prayers with meaning: http://sairegion3.org/multi-faith-prayers/
Main topic: Devotion (tip 6) Be God in everyone and everything
Practiced skit from 3 to 3:50 pm. Skit leads helped practice in groups.
Group 4 students gave presentation on Go Green.
Audio recording of Scene 1 from 4:20 to 4:50 pm
Note to Parents:
One practice a week to qualify to call our self a devotee of Swami. Students add practice each week.
Tip1: Start the day and end the day with Swami’s name. Swami will count this as 8 hour chanting during night.
Tip2: Keep your consciousness active. Do not suppress it.
Tip3: To keep our consciousness active we are going to think/chant or say SAIRAM, every time we eat snack/meal, drink water/juice/milk.
Tip4: Body is the temple, keep this instrument fit. Remind yourself Swami resides in this body. Chant Swami’s name while taking shower. Eat healthy and exercise.
Tip5: Choose one person from their do not like list, identify a good quality in that person. Think positive about them.
Tip6: See God in everybody and everything. Start with seeing Swami in parents and siblings
CLASS DATE: 03/10/2019
|TEACHERS:Hitha Raj, Aditi Jain, Jalaja peechu|
Summary: unity of Faiths
class started with 3om’s ,Gayatri mantra and may pole meditation.
students shared what they practiced last week. They continued doing their beds and chores.
We saw a video of various festivals celebrated in Prashanthi Nilayam. It showed how people from different faiths and from different countries come to prashanthi nilayam and celebrate their festivals.
We brainstormed on how to incorporate the students ideas into Easwaramma day skit. we came up with the high level flow of the skit.
Bhajans: we practiced two bhajans with sister Kripa.
1.Finish and submit Sai Samarpan article.
2. Work on the script for Easwaramma day.
Life application: Practice doing Gayatri Mantra daily. Students also can do prayers what their family does.
Practice communicating with God. They can talk, write, sing …..to God. Come share with us how you communicated with God and how this helps you.
Continue doing their beds and chores.
All the students are encouraged to finish and submit Sai Samarpan article.
we will be having a call on wednesday and thursday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm to discuss about the Easwaramma day skit. Students interested in sharing the ideas can join the call.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO PARENTS:
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.