Unit of Inquiry
A new unit of inquiry began with the:
Trans-disciplinary Theme: How we express ourselves
Central Idea: People have different reasons for and ways to celebrate
Lines of Inquiry:
- Reasons for celebrations
- Ways of celebrations
- Celebrating festivals differently
Students were tuned into the 1st line of inquiry ‘Reasons for celebrations’ through an exciting inquiry where they enjoyed creating an artefact corner thereby further enhancing their vocabulary by learning new words and their usage.
Students loved listening to a story called ‘Kippers birthday’. As a follow up, they planned a birthday party by choosing pictures from a mixed pool associated with the celebration. Through this activity they learned the skill of prediction that helped them with problem solving skills.
Learner profile attribute like ’Knowledgeable’ was emphasized through different activities.
To enhance their pre-writing skills students made patterns (sleeping line, slanting line, standing line) with play dough. To enhance their fine motor skills, students traced with the help of metal insets.
To count and determine the number of objects in a set, students were divided into groups and were given random quantity from 1 to 5.
Students also practiced orderly placement of quantities in a ten frame card.
Orderly placement of quantities was reinforced through a hopscotch game where students jumped on the quantities placed on the floor and guessed the number.
To subitise up to 5, they were shown the quantities in a ten frame card to guess the quantity.
Students practised introducing themselves in Hindi.
To develop early literacy skills,vocabulary and oral language skills & communication, the students were narrated a story called ‘choti machali’ through stick puppets.
As a part of early year skill building program students focused on:
- Spooning rice and transferring water for enhancing fine motor skills
- Sequencing Montessori broad stairs for developing visual discrimination for dimensional awareness
- Drawing insets as for preparation of writing
- Carrying a chair for enhancing gross motor skills and eye-hand co-ordination
Students learned a new song called ‘Shapes’. They also had fun practicing vocal exercises.
Students were introduced to the alphabet app where they tried to write the letters with their index finger during lessons.
While connecting to celebrations students of Nursery made the tricolour flag in visual art class. They recognized the Indian National Flag and also responded to the three symbolic colours. They created the flag through colouring and pasting technique.
Students have begun practicing different modes of stretching exercise to develop body co-ordination to improve the flexibility and strength.