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April 10, 2020
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GET SMARTER AT HOME
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Simple Ways to Spread Happiness:

1) Wake up and thank God for this Day! A day starting with gratitude gives our body the power to attract more gratitude.
2) Help your Mom and make your family some breakfast. Be it just Bread and Jam or setting up the table, make an effort to contribute to the family breakfast.
3) Ask your Dad, ‘What can I do for you?’ Our fathers are always there doing things for us, let’s help them out too.
4) Do this and tell me if you could even spread a little bit of happiness! Write a letter to me about how you spread happiness in day-to-day life and mail it to radhika@theschoolsocial.in.

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Radhika Sharma
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MY MUSE: ROGER FEDERER


We all have some favorites. Favorite superstar, favorite sports player, favorite world leader or someone who inspires us to work hard and make the world a better place. I love to play tennis and my favorite player is Roger Federer.
Let me tell you some interesting facts about my muse:

1) Federer began playing tennis at age 8. #getsmarter Read More
2) He debuted on the ATP Tour in 1998 as a Wildcard entry in Gstaad.
3) Roger Federer has a record total of 18 Grand Slam titles.
4) He is the first men’s singles player to reach 10 consecutive finals in Grand Slams.
5) He is considered as the greatest player of all time by many past and present tennis players and coaches.
6) After winning his first-ever Wimbledon title, he was gifted a milking cow, which he named ‘Juliette’.
7) His tennis idols are Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg.
8) In 2003, he launched his very own fragrance named ‘RF- Roger Federer’.
9) He is the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam singles title.
10) His loss to Novak Djokovic in 2015 Wimbledon marks three years without a Grand Slam title – his longest winless streak.

By: Akash Verma, DPS
Do you have some favorites too? Submit your entry to get published here: write@theschoolsocial.in
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When Natural Resources Saved me from Aliens!

Once upon a time, I took a space-ex flight to the Moon but some aliens captured the flight and made me their hostage. The alien-head asked me: “Oh you little one, you come from Earth?” I nodded in fear. They were giant in size. “We have heard a lot about the depletion of natural resources on Earth but have never really understood what these natural resources are?” Turning my face around, I tried to control my smile and looked up at him to say: “Dear Mr. Alien, I come from the planet that supports human life because of its natural resources. I am actually a Science Teacher and teach all this to my lovely students. I would love to share my knowledge with you too! But...” I paused with fear.

“But what Miss Science Teacher?” he asked. I continued, with a stammer in my voice, “But if I prove to be a good teacher and I am able to explain to you all about Natural Resources, you will let me go back in my flight.” Curiously he said, “We will see…” And then I started:
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“Have you ever heard about air, water, soils, rocks, plants, etc? Resources like these and many more are crucial for life on a planet. Natural RESOURCES are naturally occurring materials that form our earth. The earth is the foundation of all life, so taking care of the earth and its resources is a responsibility shared by everyone who lives on it. All resources are interconnected, so a deficiency in one area puts pressure on all others too.”

Engaged in my teaching, the alien-head got even more curious and asked me some questions: “But are natural resources renewable or do they finish up too?” “Some resources are renewable like the sun, but many such as petroleum upon which we rely heavily for energy, are non renewable or finite. Once these are finite, resources are consumed, there will be no ore supplies.We burn coal and oil for energy.

Did you know that fossil fuels are Natural Resources too? They are formed from dead remains of plants and animals buried in the earth surface and fossilized under the pressure of the earth.”

“What else do you do to protect the environment and keep your planet clean?
“People can protect natural resources and save energy with solar and wind power. We try to learn how we can conserve, by reducing, reusing, and recycling items like glass, paper, plastic, and metal.”
As he seemed interested in science, I tricked him with a question, “Do you know why the temperature of moon ranges from -190 C to 110 C being at the same distance from sun as earth?” Of course, he was muddled. “Because moon has no atmosphere to maintain the temperature,” I said.
“The atmosphere prevents the sudden increase in temperature during daylight hours. Uneven heating of the atmosphere affects direction of winds. What other factors are responsible for controlling direction of winds? Direction of winds depends on heat provided by the sun, rotation of earth, and presence of mountain ranges”
Impressed by me, he treated me to a delicious buffet of lunch. Released my flight and let me come back to Earth.

You can write to me to ask me about my experience. Drop me a mail at mahajananupama68@gmail.com.

By Anupama Mahajan, Content Developer and Subject Expert
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Understanding Teen Brain

We all know how an early teenager changes energy in our house. The body changes physically as well as mentally. A lot can be and have been shared about how physical body changes in adolescence/ teenage. We have come up with series of videos for mental health changes that early teenage(11 above) brings in with mental health first aider - Kartik Vasisht, Coach at Mindfrey.

HOW TO CALCULATE A MOMENT?

When did the last time someone ask you to wait for a moment and took ages to respond? Happens often in my part of the world! I always wondered what exactly a moment means? It is truly said that curiosity is the best thing that could have happened to the human race.

Hence, I found the answer: A moment was a medieval unit of time. The movement of a shadow on a sundial covered 40 moments in a solar hour. An hour in this case means one twelfth of the period between sunrise and sunset. The length of a solar hour depended on the length of the day, which in turn varied with the season, so the length of a moment in modern seconds was not fixed, but on average, a moment corresponds to 90 seconds: A day was divided into 24 hours (of unequal lengths, twelve hours of the day and the night each), and an hour was divided into four puncta, ten minuta and 40 momenta.
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Last Date: 21 June, 2020
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BMW BERLIN - DRAWING COMPETITION
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Schools and Colleges to still hear from Authorities about the April 14 Un-lockdown.
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BUILDING COMMUNITIES OF KINDNESS
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LET’S DO OUR PART!

It is true that the real test of communities is during difficulties, and the world is going through one of the most difficult times now. Nonetheless, it is a time to cooperate with the governments by staying-at-home, but also a test of how we stop the spread of this infectious disease as a community. One important factor that we can contribute positively is by spreading less of fear and more of kindness. Some easy ways of doing it are: ...

1) Help by donations: Try calling people who used to work at your home or offices and are unable to work due to the lockdown, and ask them if they need some money. Give them an extra penny this month and make them feel secure. Don’t forget the dhobhi or the local laundry help or your security guards for that matter.

2) Look Out for Elderly: You might have some neighbours who are old and do not have any helping hand by themselves. Ask them if they need help or if you can lend something from your home. Do not go too far and make sure to take care of proper sanitization while helping.

3) Play Games, while staying distant: As we have ample time, it is the perfect time to make some friends in your neighbourhood. Just stay in your balconies or on the terrace, and try to engage with people around and make some new friends.

4) No Emotional Distancing: It is time for social distancing, not emotional distancing. So check on the feelings of someone going through difficulties, talk to them and give them a distant hug that may bring a smile on their faces.

No matter what you do, don’t miss spreading kindness.
Tell us what you did, use this hashtag and tag us:
#kindness @theschoolsocial



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Students' Blogs

FREEDOM OF A BIRD

I was caged for days and nights,
Feeling I had no rights.

One day, a girl set me free,
I thought God sent an angel for me!

Now I have no fright as,
I have all my rights.

Thanks to that lovely angel,
Now I will also fly like a bird.

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Teachers' Blogs

Self Care - A Lost Art

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By: Natasha Vashisht, Counselor

Tell me one person who’s not talking about life challenges these days. I often hear adults stressing over uncertain life situations and young teens whining over the need to stand out and staying up-to-date on social media. Everyone is more prone to anger and anxiety issues these days than ever before. Our behavior is being more influenced by the wrong ideas about depression and false judgment of our own habitual actions at desperate times. There is certainly an increasing number of such cases where one actually needs clinical help, but it is also the lost art of ‘Self-Care’ that needs to be rebuilt to bring down the number of such cases. With simple methods and easy tricks, self care not only becomes easy but also makes life easier for the whole family.

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Manage what you consume!

Have you ever noticed that social media sites give us more of only what we consume? For example, if you like sweets, I give you more of sweets, irrespective of even if it is healthy for you or not. Similarly, Facebook gives us more of the things we consume, knowingly or unknowingly, irrespective of their effect on our mind. So, it is important to keep a check on what we consume online, as more and more of it may have adverse effect on our inner health.



Get your kind of oxygen

At home gyms are trending for all the right reasons as they save the time of going out and you can always be flexible about it. Take out time for walks, go cycling, do yoga and dance too. Try it all and figure out your kind of oxygen that nurtures your inner self. Start with a daily morning stretching ritual and take responsibility for your own work like placing things on their right places and helping your mother with everything she does for you. Little things make big difference.



Practice mindfulness:

Mindfulness is the art of living in the present moment. Don’t always lead your life on autopilot. Hold on, take control and be more aware. Stop wasting your time on comparing yourself or dwelling in the past. Instead, build yourself better and let go of what puts you down. Maintaining a journal is an easy start for anyone. Find beauty in everything around you, pen it down and let it always shine through you. Start enjoying things like coffee, hot showers and cheat days too.



The Quality ‘Us’ Time:

We all have a certain pattern of spending our days. Precisely, this pattern not just becomes our routine but our life too. From waking up, going to school or work or tuition or being the facilitator, we do everything for ourselves, yet we actually spend no time with just ‘us’. We’re not talking about the selfish ‘me’ time that we spend with our TVs or phones (and not the family), but the quality ‘Us’ time where we can just read a book or paint or sometimes just bask in the sun. This can be done together with someone or even alone, you just need ‘Your-self’, some quality time and a positive engagement in hand.



What goes inside?

Fitness is 30% exercise and 70% kitchen. Eating a good nutritious meal on time hinders lethargic behavior and boosts good mood and concentration. So, go back and look at our previous articles on the perfect lunch box and balancing carbs, proteins and fats for a balanced diet. Avoid binge eating and stuffing you with junk or processed food. How you feel inside is what really shows outside as well.

Just One Life:

Just like cold and cough, happiness and sadness is contagious too! So, along with taking care of what to eat or consume or be, it would be a cherry on top if we smartly choose whom to be with. Our friends define a major part of what we become! So, if not wise, be considerate about the people you spend your day with. Be with humble, honest and happy people to catch their good habits and be better without any extra effort! At last, we all just have one life to be the best version of ourselves.
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