Assessment is the key component of learning as it determines whether the goals of education are being met. It provides timely and informative feedback to students and motivates them towards self-improvement.
At Salwan, the endeavour is to provide an inclusive and an enabling environment to all children with varied needs. We firmly believe that each and every child has the ability to learn and maximize his/her potential through adequate learning opportunities, effective teaching and appropriate resources.
The school has adopted WHO’s guidelines of ten core life skills, which are Self-awareness, Decision-making, Effective communication, Problem-solving, Empathy, Critical thinking, Creative thinking, Interpersonal relationship, Coping with stress and emotion.
The session was commenced by teachers with a warm welcome to all children and parents present on virtual platform followed by a peppy video on good manners. The teacher started with a quote- “Good manners are just a way of showing other people that we have respect for them”. To make the session smooth, interactive and effective, the teachers told the participants to feel free and share their opinions/views by raising their virtual hand. Further, they helped the little ones in understanding- ‘what are table manners’ and ‘why manners and etiquettes are important’. They emphasised on the importance of using Magic words on the table and advised parents to use them frequently with the children. Most of the participants said that they use magic words, so they were given “Well Done” appreciation clap for their good behaviour.
The teachers further shared the significance of praying before eating food and recited a Thank you prayer during the session. They gave detailed insight on the benefits of eating with calm and relaxed mind.
Ms. Neha and Ms. Jyoti took over the session and divulged the little ones about Do’s and Don’ts while eating and sitting on the table. They elaborated on many points of good mannerism and etiquettes, like-the correct sitting posture, not to use electronic gadgets while eating meals, express gratitude to their family, eating food without fussing, and many more.
Ms. Mahima took further the table mat Art & Craft activity acquainting the children with the material required for the activity. She demonstrated and helped them in creating a beautiful table-mat through vegetable printing. Children enjoyed creating a table-mat and promised to use it at home. The workshop was recapitulated with the do’s and don’ts .The teachers encouraged the children to follow these guidelines diligently and advised parents to keep motivating the young learners to imbibe these as habits.
The session was concluded through an inspirational video with the message of ‘Food should not be wasted’ to sensitize children against wastage of food, which was followed by a feedback form.