This fortnight, students embarked on a new Unit of Inquiry- ‘People can use a variety of ways to communicate their ideas and feelings.’
As a part of prior knowledge assessment, the students did a group activity, where they had to say ‘hello’ in three different languages. They explained the central idea of the of the unit at length by making a mind map and highlighting keywords.
Students further tuned into verbal communication through a game called ‘telephone’They passed on a message from one to the other. Further, they inquired through an activity called ‘charades’ in order to learn about non-verbal communication, where they exchanged messages through their body language, facial expressions, and signs.
Students further inquired about different tools of communication and wrote their understanding in their process journals. They sorted out different forms of verbal and non-verbal communication through a newspaper activity. They also learned about Braille language through a video and observed their surroundings to understand Braille better.
During their English classes, students prior knowledge was assessed through ‘Think-pair-share’ activity on Nouns. They listened to a story and identified nouns.
Students were introduced to phonograms through a group activity that used jumbled sentences. They identified oo, ee and ow words and wrote the words with these phonograms in their process journals.
Students further tuned into the concept of common and proper noun and wrote their understanding with appropriate examples.
During their Maths classes, students approached the concept of place value through various manipulatives (golden beads, number cards, color-coded sticks). They explored the topic by giving a number of their partners and arranging the beads and sticks at the right place value.
Their understanding of number names and the expanded form of numbers was further honed. Students wrote their understanding in their process journals.
During their Hindi lessons, students discussed and formulated essential agreements.They watched the story ‘Chatur Geedad’( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycZT3bn2QII ) and identified different learner profiles and attributes from the same. Students also revised swar and vyanjans through ‘shabd seedhee’ and revised all matraa.
In the Ab-in two classes, students enhanced their vocabulary skills by speaking about themselves. They learned the names of colours and revisited different letters through engaging activities.
In their music class the students sang ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (https://youtu.be/uQ0ODCMC6xs) and ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’ (https://youtu.be/jDn2bn7_YSM).They also learned how to sing the Indian National Anthem.
Students learned about the basics of jazz and walk with proper body postures. They also learned about different dance movements to make their core muscles strong.
Students were welcomed into their ICT class. They formalized essential agreements that would be followed throughout the year. The introductory class aimed to make them comfortable with their surroundings and apprised students about the use of iPad and laptop devices Input-output and all the other physical components of the computer were recapitulated through an online quiz. Mouse clicks with the help of an online program was practiced. They were further tuned into 21st-century skills where students illustrated their understanding of different types of social media.
Children practiced leg exercises for strength and agility like standing up and sitting down, stepping up and down, knee bends and standing on toes. They further practiced basketball like stance, dribbling, and grip.
During library lessons, the birthday of one of the bestselling fiction authors of all time ‘Enid Blyton’who, according to UNESCO is the most translated children’s authors in the world having sold more than 600 million books; was celebrated.
The children were given a brief introduction about the author and the popular series written by her – Noddy, Famous Five, The secret seven, Amelia Jane, Malory Towers and The faraway tree.
Children were also assessed for a number of books they had read during the summer vacation.
The students were introduced to basic drawing and colour theory. They applied it in creating map and flag of India. They further explored expressions and emotions through emojis.