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Lunch Time - Gaurangi Rastogi

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In a boarding school, we have no lunchbox, but we have canteens there. That place was a place for showing affection, having fun, and interacting with teachers. As the head chair of my table, I must make my juniors eat the food properly, ensuring discipline and no wastage of food. When I became the head chair for the first time, it was a tough job to make my juniors eat properly, Sometimes, they did not like the dish, or the taste was too bad. Once I broke down, I was tired of the tantrums, but a senior made me realize that I was like them; when I was a junior. Today, I share and tell them that they eat little but everything! This lesson would be remembered all the time.   Gaurangi Rastogi   Grade-VII A   The Doon Girls' School

My Good School Song - Rishona Chopra

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We are here at My Good School, Here things are so cool! Together we learn, Here no teacher is stern! We learn all the values needed, After going to My Good School, we all succeeded! There are several things you can do, Each thing is new! We can read and write, We are bright! We can design and create, After all, My Good School is great! Rishona Chopra Grade VI Gyanshree School

Empathy - Ushita Saxena

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Empathy is when you connect with someone. When you understand someone's feelings and know what to tell them. When you observe someone suffering, you may be able to imagine yourself in their shoes and sympathise with them.  Have you ever heard of the term "sympathy"? Sympathy and Empathy may sound like synonyms, but actually, they aren't! Sympathy is when you feel sorry for someone from your own perspective. Empathy is when you put yourself in someone else's shoes and understand why they feel that way. This is a significant difference to understand. Let's take an example. Your friend's sibling died, and they are feeling super sad. What would you do? If you were to sympathise, you would say things like 'I'm sorry you're feeling that way or 'It's okay. Don't worry about something like that. But if you were to empathise, you would say things like, 'I have been there and be sad too.   Empathy is essential as it helps build connection

My School Song - Aanya Kumar

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My name is Aanya Kumar, and I study at Podar International School. Just likeTotto-chan’s old school, our school also has a school song. As requested by Sunita Ma’am in today’s session, I would like to post my school song here-: We are the kings and queens, We are the shining dreams, We nurture sunshine, embrace the winds, We have the scientific zeal and power to enthral, We want the whole horizon, YES, we are Podar, yes, we are Podar. Hai sanskriti hamari, Har mushkil hamse hari, Hum aasman ko chune ki rakhte hai  taiyari. YES, we are Podar, yes, we are Podar. Baapu ne dekha tha sapna, Hamne usko saakara. Vishvas, sathya, nishta se, Chamke banke Dhruvtara. YES, we are Podar…… Excellence is the key; we make our own destiny.  Smiling faces, passionate souls, that’s what we are.  YES, we are PODAR, YES, we are PODAR. Aanya Kumar Grade 6-B Podar International school

The School Song - Rishona Chopra

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A school song displays the school but do we really need a song to display our school? Isn't the love of the teachers quite enough? Isn't the hard work of teachers quite enough? We don't need a school song to realize that this is a perfect place, or do we? At Tomoe, we don't have a school song, but the headmaster's love is quite enough to describe his school. Even if we have a school song, we should sing it with pride because going to a good school is a blessing as it is a haven of knowledge. At Gyanshree, we have a school song, and it goes like this: We, the Shreeyans, are virtuous and strong To this heavenly place, we belong We see our future gleaming in the light We vow to be prudent and upright Seeking knowledge, resolute to attain At Gyanshree, excellence and acclaim We, the Shreeyans, we are proud to be Radiant and blissful, wise and worthy All the Shreeyans, sing out loud With such a lovely school, we are endowed. Isn't that a wonderful school song? Althou

Unity In Diversity - Rishona Chopra

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We have so many languages, Each of them gives us so much knowledge. Lots of different cultures, Each one of them is precious! This rich diversity, Gives me a new identity. Everyone is so unique, Together when we come, no one is weak! Even though our differences create problems, We should understand our differences are our customs! We are all united as a team, We can together make a dream. After all, it’s unity in diversity, We are just so extraordinary! That is why we say east or west, India is the best! Rishona Chopra Grade VI Gyanshree School

Sea Food and Land Food - Rudransh Awasthi

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This was the picture when the headmaster was asking Totto-chan about sea food and land food. She also learned that Denbu is a sea food. Name: Rudransh Awasthi Grade: 6A Billabong High International School, Thane

Brighten Their Day! - Reveda Bhatt

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Here I come, from far away, I think of something; but not the right way, Oh, Lord! Tell me what to say, Not to hurt anyone but to brighten their day! Saying something terrible when you are not in your senses Is the worst when seen through life’s feeling lenses Just like cursing someone seems not to be the worst, But, from the other perspective, it can make the victim’s feelings burst! That is why, before saying anything- I ask my Lord about what to say, Not to hurt anyone, But to brighten their day! Reveda Bhatt Grade 9 The Aryan School

The Butterfly - Rishona, Mahir, Kabeer, Diva and Anisha

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A butterfly roaming in the flower sector, Going flower to flower to collect some nectar. They fly with their colourful silky wings, They fly when the nightingale sings. Oh! How beautiful it is when its colours shine! And when I catch it, it will always stay mine. When it flies around me, It's so glorious, I see. Oh, what a joy it is, a butterfly. I know it will never lie. They fly so high, It feels like they could touch the sky. Pretty and sweet, Always clean and neat. In the end, butterflies are amazing creatures, They have so many beautiful features. Rishona, Mahir, Kabeer, Diva and Anisha Grade VI Gyanshree School

Learning: The Fun Way - Anvesha Rana

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At Tomoe Gakuen, the students could study the subjects at their own pace. Unlike regular schools where children have fixed periods for different topics. At Tomoe, one could start by doing their favourite subject and then somehow manage to do the ones they dislike; this was learning the fun way. Independent decisions made the children ready for real life.  Another aspect of Totto Chan's new school was that lunch was unique. Everyone was supposed to bring something from the ocean and the hills to meet the essential nutrition requirement. Also, if the child only had something from the sea or something from the sea, then the headmaster's wife would dole out the other. So all kids at Tomoe Gakuen always ate Something from the ocean and something from the hills.  The Headmaster was a distinctive individual; he always encouraged the children to chew their food well and respect it. He would often test the students' culinary knowledge by asking them about the place from where their

Sea Food And Land Food - Rishona Chopra

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I am sure each teacher tells us that we should bring a balanced diet to school. But at Tomoe, things are different. Children are advised to get something from the ocean and something from the hills, like something from the sea and something from the land. Those who can fulfil the requirements need not worry as the headmaster's wife gives the needed food and no one says if the food wasn't tasty as everybody had equal lunch. It was so fun to find out what one had brought and which food came from the ocean and the land. They used to thank god for what they had. In India, there is a Sanskrit shloka that we say before eating food that is"  ब्रहमैव तेन गन्तव्यं ब्रहमकर्मसमाधिना".  While reading this chapter, a question came to my mind - What if some of the children are vegetarian. Will the others not be allowed not to bring Sea Food?

Slooh - Arav Agarwal

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I would like to thank My Good School, Sandeep Sir and Sukhpreet Ma’am for allowing me to explore space through Slooh. It has been an exciting experience exploring Slooh through live telescope s. It is like a dream come true for me. I learned many different things about stars, galaxies, nebulas and planets. I have many interesting observations, and one of the exciting observations is about Neptune. This planet has winds reaching 1300 mph, an extensive storm system similar to Jupiter's GRS, and a faint ring system. Neptune's largest moon Triton is sometimes visible. We can go on missions and explore specific celestial objects through the live telescopes in Slooh. Slooh also helps us to know more about space through guides and quests. By exploring directions, we can know more about a particular celestial object, and through quests, we get tasks to capture and explore space. After completing that task, we reflect on our findings and learnings and earn a badge! I have earned three t

Hope - Rishona Chopra

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Hope is when I think positive,  Thoughts that are affirmative,  Probably in my tough times, Just want something that rhymes, With my thoughts, I just want to untie all the knots. When hope is heard, The hard times fly like a bird! Even in my dream,  I think of hope's long stream. The tough times shall pass, As they soon break like glass. Rishona Chopra Grade VI Gyanshree School

Going to a new school from home - Reveda Bhatt

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Reveda Bhatt Class 9, The Aryan School reveda0311@gmail.com  

Totto-chan goes to school - Reveda Bhatt

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Book:  Totto-chan . Author:Tetusoko kuroyanagi. Totto-chan is a book that speaks about a girl who has been expelled from a 'regular'  school   to  a  school  name 'Tomoe Gakuen'.The  school  is totally different from the formal educational system and creates stress and threats to the children by the overloaded syllabus, subjects, books and strict rules and regulations. - Naturing Education Blog "The book begins with Totto-chan's mother coming to know of her daughter's expulsion from public school. Her mother realizes that Totto-chan needs a school where more freedom of expression is permitted. Thus, she takes Totto-chan to meet the headmaster of the new school, Mr Kobayashi, where the two establish a friendly teacher-student relationship". Wikipedia Illustration by Reveda Bhatt Class 9, The Aryan School reveda0311@gmail.com We are reading Totto-chan at My Good School. Join us every Sunday at 11 am on Google Meet, join the school for Rs 1800.00 per annu

A class with the Headmistress - Rishona Chopra

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Today we had a substitute class with the Headmistress. For a second, I was scared, thinking she would scold us but the period turned out very fun! I thought we would do Math and other written work, but ma'am told us that she wanted to listen to us talk, so for a while, we spoke to her and showed her our art files, and she patiently listened to us. She was like the headmaster in Totto-chan, who listened to her patiently.  Then ma'am asked us which period we liked and why science was the most favoured period. So she started discussing the life cycle of a silk worm and how wearing silk kills silkworms. She shared how we should raise awareness about this. This also tells us about one of Dr Sibal's values - be the change you want to see in the world. So first, we should stop wearing silk and then tell others to do the same.  Today was my first time having a class with the Headmistress in the school, and it was also the best class ever. Rishona Chopra Grade VI Gyanshree School

Happy Mother's Day - Rishona Chopra

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This is for you,  When anything happened, you knew. You taught me to be true, And that’s how I grew You cared for me, You are the one that makes me feel free! The kindest one ever, When I needed you, you were always there whatsoever. I love you more than anyone,  Yes, you are the very one! Rishona Chopra Grade VI Gyanshree School

Tomoe Gakuen - Aanya Kumar

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A school on a train does sound weird. But, according to Totto-chan, it could be real fun. Tomoe Gakuen was full of fun-filled surprises for all its students. I would like to present this poem on Tomoe Gakuen: Tomoe Gakuen, an unusal school, With train boogies as its classrooms. With no rules for studying or going in the pool, To the students, it seemed relatively cool. Totto-chan was expelled, Mother was worried. She had to find a new school, An unusual one indeed! Tomoe Gakuen, was fit for Totto-chan, As her day at the new school quickly began. Totto-Chan was happy and had hights to seek  And I’d say the school was pretty unique. Aanya Kumar Podar International School Grade 6 B

The Headmaster - Rishona Chopra

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  The headmaster or the headmistress leads the school. Teachers sometimes use them as a weapon to scare them; when someone does something wrong, the teacher says that she'll send that child to the Headmistress's office. They aren't that scary. They are not frightening at all. They can be as sweet as plum and a strict at a stick. In this book, Totto-chan meets the headmaster to see if she gets approved. Surprisingly, the headmaster told her to speak whatever she wanted. The headmaster listened to her for hours without a yawn! This chapter is a must read for everyone as it changes the point of view about teachers. Rishona Chopra Grade VI Gyanshree School

Poem for my mother - Arav Agarwal

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This poem is dedicated to my Mother on Mother's day. Our Mothers are like role models in daily life. They nurture us, support us in everything we do and selflessly work to see us happy.  Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers.   Thank you, mom, for doing so much for me; You always make sure that I have a feeling of glee!   I love spending time with you; You always taught me the value of being true!   Thank you so much again for supporting me in the journey of sports and studies till now; For me, you are the leading example to whom I can bow! Name: Arav Agarwal Grade: 6A Billabong High International School, Thane

Hope - Aishwarya Kalia Ahuja

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  Ms Aishwarya Kalia Ahuja TGT English Ahlcon Public School I am an experienced English teacher. Alongside teaching, I enjoy writing. I've also authored research papers and published poems. I've a keen interest in research which is always leveraged in analyzing learners' language needs. An Illusionary Friend  (Poem Based on the value of the month of May - Hope) An ingenuine crowd always around, But I talked to an illusion and the voice reverted sound: "Everything'll  be fine one day", "You'll also see a sunshine ray"   Illusion was optimistic, if it sustained, And this was how my hope maintained Echoes were growing familiar And set off a voice which I always wanted to hear. Was this smart cookie an acointier? It (so -well- knew-me) triggered in a brief encounter. Why did it only linger in the twilight? Was it an elf who sank into the obscure eyesight? And it was growing so intimate, When I closed my eyes, it dwelled and dominate. Finally, I trans

Totto-chan - Aadya Sharma

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Aadya Sharma III-C Gyanshree school

My First Immersive VR Experience - Reveda Bhatt

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Image courtesy readwrite.com In 2019, almost all of us saw the launch of Chandrayaan 2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre by the Indian Space Research Institute (ISRO) on television on 22nd July to circle the moon and provide information about its surface. Still, we never got to feel it in reality just because we were not there, in that particular place, at that specific time! But in today’s world, a technology called Virtual Reality, VR for short, has been introduced wherein you can feel what had happened even if you weren’t there then. Initially, VR could be experienced just with headgears at home or, at most, the headgears with the moving chairs at malls. But these days, a technology known as immersive virtual reality is coming into view, yes, the one showing at our school! We watched the show the day before, and it was really breathtaking. You see the control room’s architecture, the satellite being prepared for the launch, exiting Earth, going into space, the satellite being detached

Empathy - Rishona Chopra

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Empathy is understanding others' feelings and reacting accordingly. It is to feel what they are feeling, to be in their shoes. We often misunderstand Empathy and Sympathy. Sympathy is when we feel pity for someone, while Empathy is feeling what the other person thinks and helping them out. If your friend won a basketball match, you can understand his feelings and be happy for him and celebrate his happiness. Even if you hate basketball, after being happy for him and by making him happy, you feel good too. This is where Empathy connects with Making Others Happy.  The above picture shows how two people can connect and understand each other as one. This is all because of Empathy. Here is a poem I wrote on Empathy: Empathy is something so strong,  It senses when something is wrong. It connects us together, And we become as calm as the weather! I know how you feel, And we can together heal. I feel your pleasure and pain, But empathy is a feeling, and it's hard to explain. Understand

How sports has helped me to build hope - Arav Agarwal

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Playing sports has helped me to build hope. Whenever we are standing on the ground, we have that ray of hope which inspires us to believe and never give up. In life and sports, anything can change at any moment, so hope helps us to keep on going. I was bowling the last over in one of the practice cricket matches, and the other team needed only 1 run to win in 4 balls. But still, we kept hope and stretched the match to 1 run to win in 1 ball. Though we lost, it was a great learning for my team members about the power of hope and me. As rightly said that hope means hoping even when things seem hopeless. Sports have taught me to keep hope alive in any situation and have faith and trust.  Name: Arav Agarwal Grade: 6A Billabong High International School, Thane

Poem on Hope - Arav Agarwal

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  Poem On Hope Hope is the light in the dark It always gives us the motivation to shine our spark. Never lose hope and belief. In any challenging situation, hope is needed to conceive. Hope is the faith when we need one It tells you that with me, you have always won So remember that hope is the key. It assures that I am always there whenever you need me. Name: Arav Agarwal Grade: 6A Billabong High International School, Thane

Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window - Amaira Bhati

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                                                                  Tetsuko Kuroyanagi is from Japan. She was born in 1933 and is 88 years old. She wrote Totto-chan in 1982. On May First, we started reading the book. This story is about a little girl named Totto-chan, who is strong-willed yet kind-hearted, compassionate yet unwavering in principle. Totto used to go to a school where she had a strict teacher, and the teacher often observed her very carefully. Totto-chan always used to shut her desk; she would bang it with a big noise. Totto never used to sit on her chair; she would stand near the window every time her teacher was teaching. One day her teacher held an activity of making the flag of Japan and the teacher kept roaming around the class looking at her students' drawings, but when she saw Totto-chan’s drawing, she was very disappointed. Totto had made her flag in many colours, she made strokes and flinches around the flag, and her flag was so big that she drew some flinches