SSE Activities

  • Pre-SSE

    CLASS DATE: 01/13/2019 TEACHERS: Vanaja patti,  Vasanthi aunty, Shruthi akka
    SUMMARY: See Sai Everywhere and in Everyone ATTENDANCE: 20/24

    Prayers:

    3 Oms, Gayatri, Ganapati Prarthana

    Main topics:  Today Patti talked to us about the meaning of SSE. SSE means See Sai Everywhere and also See Sai in Everyone. She told us that we can see God outside everywhere in His creation. She read a story about two kids, how they felt His presence in waves of the beach while a cool wind was blowing. Patti reminded us to feel God’s presence through music, even while we are playing. She played a few games with us. It was lots of fun. She brought lots of musical instruments. We each got one instrument and played them while singing bhajans. Shruthi akka taught us a new bhajan: ‘Gopala Radha Lola’ and practiced one more bhajan: ‘Hare Rama, Hare Rama’ which we have learnt before.

    Life application/Home work:  Try to feel God’s presence everyday in one of your activity and talk to your parents about it.

    Note to Parents:    Remind your child about God’s presence in them.  

  • SSE group1

    CLASS DATE: 1/13/2019TEACHERS: Aruna, Jagruti and Resmi  ATTENDANCE: 17

    Prayers:

    We started the class with 3 om’s, silent sitting followed by multi-faith prayer.

    Main Topic: Discipline-

    We discussed what was done in past two classes. We started the class with discussing following questions

    What is Discipline?

    Is it important to follow Discipline?

    If yes then why is it important to follow Discipline?

    Followed by interesting discussions we gave them examples of School / work place discipline, rules followed by each one’s family and few examples from our surroundings .We followed our discussion with quick experiment.

    EXPERIMENT:

    We instructed the class to sit quietly and not to leave their place till we come back to class.

    We left the class alone for five minutes and were observing them from other side of entrance.After five minutes when we entered the class we asked them if they could follow the instruction of keeping quiet and sitting at the same place.Most of them could not.We discussed what was difficult and why they could not follow simple goal. We introduced them to concept of self control, and getting tempted .

    Video Clip-We saw “Marshmallow experiment “clip: 

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=marshmallow+experiment&view=detail&mid=FA22BF0181BF2EC85094FA22BF0181BF2EC85094&FORM=VIRE

    Song practice:

    Meenakshi led the songs practice session,  the songs children will be singing for Sai Madhuram day.

    Boys-At your feet dear Lord we pray

    Girls-Om Namo Bhagwathe Vasudevaya

    Life application/home work

     Goal 1-Keep your shoes and school bag at right place.

     Goal 2– Do your SSE homework everyday.

    Note to Parents: See Marshmallow experiment clipping together and ask them about experiment-doing right things when no one is observing you.

    We are learning about self discipline.

    Remind the kids about their daily journal/homework. We have three weeks before we convene for the next regular class  on Jan 20th.

  • SSE-Group2

    CLASS DATE: 1/13/2019

    TEACHERS:Hitha Raj, Aditi Jain, Jalaja peechu

    Summary: Unity of faith 

    ATTENDANCE: 17/20

     

    Class started with 3 oms

     Gayathri mantra.

    Meditation.

    It was nice to meet all the students after a long break.

    Students shared what they were practicing during the break. We went over what we learnt in the first and second quarter.We talked briefly about the three faiths Budhism, Islam, Zorastrianism .

    This month we will be reviewing  what we learnt, what we are practicing daily, open discussion with students about what they like about first and second quarter. we will take feedback from parents and students.  Suggestions and feedback is very important for us to plan for the third quarter. 

    With Swami’s grace we will be having Parent Teacher meeting on Jan 27th . During the meeting students planned  a small surprise for the parents. All parents don’t miss the surprise. Parents, students and teachers lets all be present and work  together in this journey of learning and practicing His teachings.

    Life Application: 

    Students can pick two chores that they can do consistently and follow the same for subsequent weeks. P lease write down in your journal, what you picked and are you able to do them daily.

    2.Kind acts… Giving and sharing.  Every morning wake up with the thought of what we can give today. Come share with us what you gave …..

     

     

     

     

      

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO PARENTS:

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

    Parent teacher meeting is on Jan 27th. we will text the exact time.

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

     

  • SSE-Group3

    CLASS DATE: 1/13/2019 TEACHER(S):  Nalini, Gangadher
    SUMMARY: Movie, popcorn, pizza 🙂 ATTENDANCE:  15

    Prayers:

    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:

    Welcome to new student. Introductions.

    Watched movie Incredible 2

    Played games 

    Brahmarpanam and had pizza together for dinner.

     

    Note to Parents:

    Goal for this year- Be Happy. Please ask students to continue to make a note of their emotions and when they were not happy. If you can help with this we can work towards transformation identifying the situation and discussing and learning to handle our emotions. 

    Please continue to remind students to WATCH their emotions, stay happy and manage negative emotions. 

     

  • SSE-Group4

    CLASS DATE: 12/02/2018 TEACHER(S):  Mouli and Meenakshi
    SUMMARY: 

    Preparing for YA & G4 Mini Retreat

    ATTENDANCE:  9 out of 13

    Main topic:

    This week Group 4 started class with the main topic of preparing for the YA & G4 mini retreat. The class discussed the four topics allocated for the retreat and how they were applicable to each of our lives. After this, the Sai-inspiration presentations were briefly introduced. Then class was wrapped up with a debriefing session on the two speakers we had prior to break: Shashank Shah and Ravi Mariwalla.

    During the Week:

    Conscious practice of dedicating any and all tasks to Swami.

    Note to Parents:

    Sairam Parents –

    We will not have SSE the following weeks…

    Dec. 9th – Due to Saturday’s YA & G4 mini retreat

    Dec. 23rd – Christmas break

    Dec. 30th – New Years break

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    We encourage parents and students to continue to discuss the topic of devotion throughout the week at home and consciously practice as a family.

    We ask Swami to guide us all as we contemplate on and practice devotion.

    Jai Sai Ram!

    -Group 4 Gurus