2015 – SSE Group 1 Lesson Plans

Please click on the below dates to access the lesson plan that was facilitated on that day.

2015
Dec 20,2015 Dec 13,2015 Dec 06,2015 Nov 29,2015
Nov 08,2015 Nov 01,2015 Oct 25,2015 Oct 18,2015
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June 7,2015 May 31,2015 May 17,2015 May 3,2015
Apr.26,2015 Apr.19,2015 Apr. 5,2015 Mar.29,2015
Mar.22,2015 Mar.15,2015 Mar. 8,2015 Mar. 1,2015
Feb.22,2015 Feb.15,2015 Feb. 8,2015 Feb. 1,2015
Jan. 25,2015 Jan. 18,2015 Jan. 11,2015 Jan. 4,2015
Dec 13 2015

Teacher: Shloka Reddy / Pushpa Reddy

Attendance: Sahana, Akshatha, Sai Achintya, Krish, Archuthan, Nandini, Meera

Value: Love
Subvalue : Sharing

Life Application: Practice to share with at least two people each day and write a description about how you shared with others during the week.

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Dec 06 2015

Teacher: Suhasini Jonnavithula

Attendance: Krish, Kapilan, Tarun, Sahana Narayanan, Nandanie and Sai Achintya

Value: Right Action
Subvalue : Honesty

Life Application: Write a scenario where you behaved courageously and exhibited Honesty

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Nov 29 2015

Teacher: Jaya Sundar

Attendance: Tarun, Taruni, Krish, Sahana S, Akshatha, Nandini, Sahana , Priya, Archuthan.

Value: All 5 Values
Life Application: To discuss the five human values with their parents and share some experiences with the class next week where they put these values into practice.

Lesson Plan: We spoke in detail about the five human values and what they mean and how to put them into practice. Also discussed unity of faith and introduced them to all the different religions which all lead to Swami. For activity we did word search puzzle.

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Nov 8 2015

Teacher: Mani Ayer

Attendance: Sahana, Akshatha, Nandini, Krish, Archuthan, Tarun , Taruni

Value: Righteousness
Spiritual Principle: To understand that Goodness always wins over evil.

Last Week Life Application Completed : Akshatha, Archuthan, Sahana

Life Application: 1)Recite Gayathri mantra every day at least once in the morning. �.throughout the week. 2)During the Diwali day on Nov 11 Wednesday, do namaskaram to your parents obtain their blessings.

The Story of Diwali

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Nov 1 2015

Teacher: Suhasini Jonnavithula

Attendance: Sahana, Akshatha, Nandini, Krish, Kapilan, Archuthan

Value: Love
SubValue: Sacrifice

Last weeks Life Application completed : Sahana

Life Application:
1) Keep a Diary of all the acts of Service being done to you by your parents, brother, sister, teacher, family and friends from morning till night..be grateful to all the acts of Service.
2) This week, instead of doing something you want to do, practice sacrifice and love by doing something for your mother and father or brother or sister. Share with class next week about the act of sacrifice you performed and how you felt by doing so..

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Oct 25 2015

Teacher: Vijeya Ayer

Attendance: Tarun, Saaketh, Kapilan, Nandini ,Sahana, Sai Achintya, Taruni

Value: Truth
SubValue: Fearlessness & confidence

Life Application: Give a simple scenario e.g.
1. Alex said he lost his homework, when actually he forgot to do it.
2. Tom said the cookie jar fell and broke, when actually he broke it.
3. Mary took the pencil from her friend and told her teacher that she did not take it.

Children were asked to pick one scenario from above, ask to draw a flow chart of what happens when we lie out of fear.

Last Weeks Life Application: Tarun, Saaketh, Kapilan, Nandini ,Sahana, Sai Achintya, Taruni

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Jun 7 2015

Teacher: Renuka

Attendance: Krish, Archuthan, Akshatha, Ritika, Abhishek, Sahana.

Value: Love
SubValue: Kindness

Life Application: Children will draw another bucket on a piece of paper and track how their actions towards effects their parents/ siblings/ and friends buckets’ and in turn how their own buckets are effected.

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May 31 2015

Teacher: Suhasini Jonnavithula

Attendance: Krish, Abhishek, Arcuthan, Rithika, Sahana and Akshatha

Value: Non-Violence;
Sub value: Respect for animals

Lesson Plan with story and activity picture sheet Children played a guessing game with pictures of animals and asked to describe the good qualities of each one which we can imbibe in our daily lives

Some answers were the following

Dog- loyal friend
Deer– gentle and sweet
Rabbit- quick and efficient
Tiger- strong leader
Elephant- good memory
cat- playful and loving

They enjoyed watching the video of Swami’s baby Elephant..Sathya Geeta;

PS–I could not help capturing their delight and check out these photos of our children as they watched the video

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Life Application: Be kind and friendly to an animal and describe the experience. Lesson Plan Attached

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May 17 2015

Teacher: Jaya Krishnan

Attendance: Akshata, Archuthan, Abhishek, Krish, Annika

Value: Right Conduct / Non Violence
SubValue: Right use of time

Life Application: Use your time wisely and keep record of it.

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May 3 2015

Teacher: Pushpa Vijay

Attendance: Akshatha, Sahana,Rithika,Abhishek,Achuthan, Karthik

Value: Love
Subvalue : Respect

Life Application: Each day of the week assign one person from your circle of family, teachers and friends as your person of the day.Without saying anything to the person treat him/her with utmost respect through out the day. Practice seeing him/her as Swami. At the end of the day , write down what the person said. If the person did not say anything, do not ask. Just continue on to next person next day.

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April 26 2015

Teacher: Jaya Sundar

Attendance: Abhishek, Karthik, Krish, Archuthan, Akshatha, Annika & Sahana

Value: Right Conduct

Subvalue: Courage

Life Application: This week, remember the courage that Sai Baba showed in this story. Practice using this courage when you are afraid of something this week, and share your experience with the class next week

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Apr. 19 2015

Teachers: Jaya Sundar and Suhasini Jonnavithula

Attendance: Archuthan, Akshatha, Manav, Krish, Rithika, Sahana

Value: truth

Subvalue: faith

Spiritual Principle (Purpose):
To realize Swami’s divinity helps one to have faith.

Activity: Word Search (attached) to reinforce what they learned in the class

Life Application: Practice saying the prayer” Swami think through me” morning and night and have fiorm faith that HE hears your prayers.

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Apr. 5 2015

Teacher: Jaya Krishnan

Attendance: Abhishek, Achuthan, Karthik, Manav,Divya Sri,Sahana,Akshatha

Value: Truth
SubValue: Right Conduct

Life Application: Write down during week when you were tempted to say a lie but decided to tell the truth

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March 29 2015

Teacher: Vijeya Ayer

Attendance: Abhishek, Karthik, Krish, Manav

Value: Love
SubValue: Respect

Life Application: How do you show your respect for your parents? Practice it and share it in your next class.

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March. 22 2015

Teacher: Supriya Maini

Attendance: Akshatha, Ritika , Divyashree,Sahana, Manav ,Abhishek, Archuthan , Kartik, and Krish

Value: Truth
SubValue: Faith

Life Application: Today’s life application was practice telling the Truth, and also telling the truth to everyone , everyday

We started lesson plan with 3oms and 3 Gayatris .

We did silent sitting for a minute saying a prayer .

After that we reviewed life application from previous lesson .

Then we read a short story about George Washington and the cherry tree and told kids that ‘Truth is God ‘

As an activity children were divided in two groups and were asked by teachers to act a scene – What happens if they tell lie n what happens when they tell truth ?

As a second activity they colored pictures of George Washington and his father .

Today’s life application was practice telling the Truth, and someone telling the truth to everyone , everyday .

We completed our class with the affirmation ‘I am happy when I tell the truth’ And with 1 Om and 3 shanti

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March 15 2015

Teacher: Suhasini Jonnavithula

Attendance: Archuthan, Abhishek, Krish, Saaketh, Sameer, Sahana, Akshatha, Rithika and Divyasree

Value: Love
Sub-value- Kindness

Life Application: Carry out one or more acts of kindness for others this week

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March 8 2015

Teacher: Pushpa Reddy

Attendance: Akshith, Ritika,Krish,Abhishek,Archuthan,Sravya,Samvath, Anika

Value: RIGHT CONDUCT
SubValue: RIGHT DEEDS

Life Application: Choose one resource every day and write down how you conserved it.

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Mar. 1 2015

Teacher: Mani S Ayer

Attendance: Manav, Abhishek, Rithika and Sahana

Value: Right Conduct
Sub Value : Hard Work

Lesson Plan attached

Life Application : Memorize the Shlokas & complete the word puzzle given to you.

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Feb 22 2015

Teacher: Pushpa Reddy, Shloka Reddy and Jaya Iyer

Attendance: Akshatha, Achuthan, Krish, Ryan, Rithika, Manav, Sahana

Value: Love

Sub Value: Compassion

Lesson Plan document enclosed

Life Application: Carry out one or more acts of kindness for others this week. Either write or draw a picture about it and share with class.

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Feb. 15 2015

Teacher: Suhasini Jonnavithula & Jaya Sundar

Attendance: Abhishek, Krish, Archuthan, Manav, Saaketh, Divyasree, Akshatha and Sahana

Value: Love

Sub value: Caring

Quotes: “God is Love, Live in Love” … Sri Sathya Sai baba.

STORY
Video of Akbar-Birbal story where God Himself rushes to help His devotees who are HIS children.
Who are the Gods in our lives who rush to our Aid? What is the underlying principle which brings this assistance to us from all of these ?

Activity:
1)To make the Valentine LOVE photo frame with Swami’s picture
2) Write the qualities that you love about your friend and exchange the notes.

Song:
Love is My form, Truth is my breath, Bliss is my food

Activity:
1)To make the Valentine LOVE photo frame
2) Write the qualities that you love about your friend.

Life Application: Spread God’s divine love in all your interactions not only on Valentine’s day, but, all days and share the experience in the next class.

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Feb 8 2015

Teacher: Supriya Maini and Renuka Rajani

Attendance: Manav , Abhishek , Ria Desai Akshatha, Ritika, Archutan, Saketh,Krish, Sahana

Value: Love and SubValue: Caring

We started our class by 3 oms and three Gayatri mantras then we asked children about their last weeks HW life application.

After that we told them about the short story titled “Ivy likes to give” talks about a little girl who likes to give presents to her family and gets it back .

Discussed it with kids and activity was for them to draw and write three things they would do for their family this Valentine’s Day , besides buying a present or making a card . Kids came up with different ideas.

Life application was to carry out these three things.

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Feb 1 2015

Teacher: Mani Sundaram

Attendance: Akshatha, Ria Desai , Archuthan , Krish , Manav , Abhishek

Value: Nonviolence

Subvalue: Respect for life

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Life application is to write three instances where they were afraid and faced the situation courageously.

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Jan. 25 2015

Teacher: Vijaya Mani Ayer and Pushpa Reddy

Attendance: Rita, Abhishek, krish, Akshatha, Archuthan, Rithika, Sahana, Karthik, Kabelan

Value: Love Sub Value: Sharing

Objective: To make them understand about “sharing”.

Lesson Plan enclosed.

Life Application:

Write down three sharing actions you did this week. How did it make you feel?

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Jan. 18 2015

Teacher: Suhasini Jonnavithula

Attendance: Rhea Desai, Krish Bhalla, Karthik Dorairaj, Saaketh Manepalli , Sameer Mohan, Akshatha Nagatheepan, Divyasree Pittala, Manav Maini, Abhishek Shanmugam, Rithika Bhattarai, Sahana Sundar and Archuthan Nagatheepan

Value: Non-Violence Sub value: Respect for Life

We discussed the story of Martin Luther King and his peaceful protest of Boycott of Bus rides which led to the abolition of Segregation. We realized how one can stand up to one’s rights in a peaceful manner and follow the value of NON-VIOLENCE as showed by the great leaders Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi

We dwelled on the importance of not only showing Non-Violence in Actions, but also in Thoughts and Words as mental injury is even more harmful than physical injury.

We went over SAI teachings on always keeping a WATCH on Words, Actions, Thoughts, Character and Heart.

Story of Androcles and Lion

Activity: connect the Dots and make a picture of Mahatma Gandhi who said the Non-Violence is the weapon of the Strong

Song: Everyone is the Brother when I say Sai Ram Sai Ram Sai Ram Sai Ram
No more differences when i say Sai Ram Sai Ram Sai Ram Sai Ram

Life Application: Practice to watch your thoughts, words and deeds this week and not hurt anyone– share how it made you feel in the next class.

Lesson Plan
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Jan. 11 2015

Teacher: Renuka Rajani and Supriya Maini

Attendance: Manav, Rithika, Abhishek, Sahana, Divyasree, Akshara. Sameer

Value: Love

Sub-value: Gratitude

Lesson:

1. 3 Oms
2. 3 Gayatris
3. Prayer to Swami
4. Review of last weeks lesson and life application
5. Introduced todays topic of Lohri.
6. Read and discussed the significance of the Lohri festival
7. Children did a word search and colored in pics of Lohri. They were asked to write one sentence about the significance of Lohri.
8. Teachers led a discussion about why we should be thankful for nature, sun in particular. Spoke about the importance of the sun and why there�s a festival celebrating it. Children were able to relate to being grateful for the sun and all that it provides for us.
9. Life application: list everyday what they are grateful for in their lives.

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Jan. 4 2015

Teacher: Jaya Krishnan

Attendance: Achuthan, Kapilan, Abhishek, Krish, Karthik, Sahana, Rithika, Akshatha

Value: Nonviolence

Subvalue: Concern for others

Spiritual Principle (Purpose): Students learn the rewards of helping others.

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