The kindergarten section of Silvermount International School, where I had worked four years back had invited me to attend their annual KG Class party.
This was an event that happened every year, where the students would bring various foods preparations from home and they would enjoy the treats, juices and various savories each one had bought. Apart from the food, there would be games; dance and the KG facilitators would have a party gift for the children to take home. So on March 9th 2018 I was there at School, with my camera and gears 🙂
The KG facilitators are like family (OK! one of the facilitators is actually my cousin sister!!) but it doesn’t hurt to have more sisters, hey what can I say I am one lucky brother!!!
The party started off with the kiddies all sitting around in a large circle, and they were requested to come up and do a performance of their choice. That’s one thing about children; they are never ever bothered about what others might think of them. So those interested came up to the microphone and did their gigs. They were mainly songs, English, Hindi, Malayalam and something that sounded like a language: D
While the children partied outside, the Facilitators were busy arranging the food inside
Portraits of children
Well, can’t be all just kids 🙂 Facilitators also get to be in the frames too
Ah well nice going Yvonne !
After the children’s performance, Yvonne took center stage and played Head shoulders knees and toes! The kids loved it!
After that she had a magic show for the kids, where she got them pretending to be different kind of animals!!
For her son, the celebration was a bit too much; he is only 2 yrs. old! 🙂
Two young acrobats – performing moves that awed the audience !
Then the music started and floor was moving with little feet and legs, grooving to the tunes.
While the kids were enjoying their dance the tables with treats and sweets were being set by some of the facilitators inside – wonderful job guys!
The final touches and cuts
Time to unleash the taste buds kiddies!! 😛
Smiles and smiles in every corner of the room
Even at ones own reflections !
The kids filled up there plates and were seated outside
Share and Care
Children and the purest form of affection, They are amazing at making friends since they have no ego at that age. Here was David, Yvonne’s 2yr old son making rounds being handed chocolates from the older kids. They spoke very few words but the communication was immense 🙂 Most of the kids were happy to share their candies and chocolate with their little friend. If he wanted another one He would just point at what he wanted and they would hand it out to him. Simple communication!! 😛 .
If children from different countries and culture,can get along with out a common language – whats stopping us grown ups ?
A handful of chocolates and candies confused at which ones to let go and which ones to keep ? 🙂 – I missed my own kids when I saw how caring and nice all the other children were t him. – There is so much to learn from them 🙂
With both hands full and tummies getting filled up , facilitators help the kiddies wash the treats down with some refreshing juice !
Down to a few chairs
Now to only 2 chairs !
Two players and one chair and round and round they go !
Music stops …. boys and girls … we have a winner !
His friends crowd him
Best buds ! Congrats !
Lighter moments !
The other facilitators and non teaching staff comes down for a snack
Ronsuli and Jake
Facilitators have some fun posing
Yup now we know where all the chocolates went! 🙂
I finally was able to capture some lighter moments of David while he played in the ball room
Another Promise to keep
After lunch I had another promise to keep. Visiting the school last time, the students of grade 2 had made me promise to spend some time with them the next time I visited. So this time I wanted to keep my word. I requested the head teacher to give me the last 15 minutes with the students of grade 2A and 2B. Luckily for me that day they had combined classes.
Here’s a bit of a back story – the present grade 2 was at kindergarten when I used to teach at Silvermount. Those days we had played this little game called “who wants to fly?” – I used to play with my own daughter when she was their age. There probably was not much to it than me picking the kids up in the air and moving them about like they are flying!! …. Yup that’s about it but they loved it!!
Whenever I visited school the kids would run up and say “I want to fly!” – And today they were going to! One slight change to that was these kids were very young in kindergarten!! … Over the years they have grown older and heavier!!!! 😛
Another point! … With two sections combined there were about 38 of them!!! .
But a promise is a promise!!!
So I had the assistance of student from grade 10 Anu , who would eventually help me out here 😛
These blurred fun shots were taken on mobile so that would explain the quality 🙂
By the time I was done with all of them could probably go for a second round of lunch! Finally we got everyone to settle down for some group shots. But I supposed the after effect of the class on the boys still lingered on. In the end I had pull out the old balloon trick! That who settles down 1st gets a balloon!! 😛
One of the sweetest things happened; one of the grade 2 girls named Fanna – went out of class and came back with a glass of water!! She said that I might be tired! – And she was right 😃
Grade 2 A and 2B students
Finally as all good things must come to end, so does this one swell day! The students all were given gifts to take back, I think we all would have taken back something much more – The sweet fun filled memories the day had presented to us all
The team of KG Facilitators; who made this day a happy and fun filled moment for all the little hearts that day. Hats off and thank you all for a wonderful time!
Some of the students were waiting for their parents, I chit chatted with them for a while and the last of balloons were given away too.
The students at Silvermount have a very special place in my heart. Things I wish I could give and do with my own, I find solace in sharing it with the children at Silvermount. It’s said when God takes something from you he gives something more: D I have a whole lot of children that I adore and love as my own here and it’s amazing the way they give the same affection back whenever I am here. Have fun you guys until next time!