Unit of inquiry
To further deepen their understanding of the current unit ‘Where we are in place and time’, students visualized and organized information about the culture they explored and created a graphic organizer.
In order to actively engage in stories on different cultures and to illuminate the traditional values and lifestyles of a particular culture, students were read a Chinese story ‘The dragon’s pearl’. A story about a mother’s love for her child, it displayed the importance of work an insight into traditional villages,the importance of farming in Chinese culture.
A tale of friendship, ‘Rechenka’s Eggs’ was also narrated to explore the significance of eggs in Russian orthodox celebration of Easter and the cultural tradition which prevails in Russia.
Some prompts were used to facilitate students to make connections which they illustrated based thereby depicting their understanding of different cultures.
- Introduction to ‘q’ sound was done through q letter song.
- Introduction to ‘ag’ family words was done by using real life objects
Introduction of sight words was done through flash cards.
Reinforcement of ‘at, an , am, ap, ab’ family words was undertaken in class
- Reinforcement of 3D shapes was done in class.
- Formative assessment was undertaken where students were asked to name a shape and associate it with real life objects.
- Formative assessment was attempted where the students arranged the numbers to form a clock and displayed the given time.
To further understand the directionality and formation of vyanjan ‘ka’, a reinforcement activity was undertaken in the process journal.
To hone their listening and thinking skills, a rhyme ‘Mummy ki roti gol gol’ was introduced to them.
Introduction of Hindi ginti (5-9) was addressed using flash cards
As a part of early year’s skill building program, students focused on:
- Extension of Brown stairs and Pink tower to enhance fine motor skills and visual discrimination by size and thickness.
- Using metal insets to trace shapes thus enhancing their ability to manipulate pencil to improve their fine motor skills
Dance lessons focussed on development of postures during jazz dance routine where students loved to tap their feet on a peppy song.
The students sang ‘All things bright and beautiful’ (https://youtu.be/FT_oDqOEGpc), ‘Hello to all the children of the world’ (https://youtu.be/t68cblg0Dso) and ‘It’s a small world after all’ (https://youtu.be/HsxkmsPssT0). The students were also involved in some vocal exercises.
Students were excited to learn and explore a new app on the iPad. They used their logical thinking skills to solve puzzles using tangrams and colouring tools. They showcased their creativity by doing so.
The students listened to Nick Bland’s book ‘The very hungry bear’; where a hungry brown bear tried to catch a fish, but instead of catching any fish, he managed to catch…a polar bear. The polar bear was sad and a little lost because his iceberg house was rapidly melting. The polar bear made a deal – he gave the brown bear a shoal of fish in return for a new home. The brown bear took his new friend on a tour in search of the new house and finally found the right home for the polar bear.
The story was a tale of friendship and a subtle yet an important reminder about preserving the environment.
Students learned different type of ‘pass’ in basketball. They are still working on passing nd throwing to improve upon the skill.