Pujya Swami Shantananda ji

Pujya Swami Shantananda ji

Pujya Swami Shantananda ji

Monday, June 2, 2014

June 1, 2014

A wonderful on-line tool to help your child
The Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 14.

Next Class June 8
Meeting with Parents at 10.00AM
Pre-K 1 Rm 110

Pre-K 2 Rm 109

Annual Day June 22

Opening Prayer:
  •  Om sri Ganeshaya namaha, Om sri Saraswathye namaha, Om Sri Sat Gurubyoh Namaha

 Quiet Time/Activity: Shell Dropping Game
Sanskrit Learning: Colors & Numbers
Story: Little Foot-Steps-Upon-Water (Native American Tale)
Activity: Game-Head Shoulders Knees & Toes
Likhita Japa: Learning how to write.Ram
(To help the children remember how to properly write ऊँ, explained that there are four steps: First you write a "3," then you must add Lord Hanuman's tail, next comes the moon, and then the last thing you draw is a bindu.
Closing Prayers: Om Jai Jagadisha Hare, Om pūrṇamadaḥ pūrṇamidam

We started with some Yoga stretches and few simple poses to get settled in.   With a nice deep breath, we chanted Om three times followed by the three chants 'Om Ganeshaye Namaha'. 
We practiced some of the shlokas we have learnt in the past weeks.  We spoke about the significance of these prayers.  The children did an awesome job reciting.
During Sanskrit learning we practiced our counting in Sanskrit and also learnt to recognize our numbers from 1-20. We also colors in Sanskrit. 

We exercised our singing voices during bhajan time. 

At story time we heard the story of  'Little Footsteps-Upon-Water' .This is an old Native American tale that teaches us to care for animals and shows us how animals help us in our time of need.  The children enjoyed the story.
After story time, we did some coloring sheets of our favorite dieties.  For activity, we played the Sanskrit version of 'Head, shoulders, Knees & Toes'
We ended our class the closing prayers and Aarthi.