23, September- 4, October
Students collaborated to discuss the central idea ‘Human behaviour has an impact on animal survival’ and displayed their understanding by writing synonyms for key words from the central idea.
Taking their learning further, students brainstormed essential requirements for survival of animals with a think, pair and share visible thinking routine. They also watched a video which supported their understanding on habitats.
Later they created an anchor chart by listing down different animals and their habitats.
Young inquirers were engaged in classroom discussions for learning different adaptations seen in animals.
Students tuned into the first line of inquiry namely the relationship between humans and animals by watching the story of ‘a tailor and an elephant’.
They extended their knowledge by making a mind map on ways by which animals and humans help each other.
Students watched the story of ‘the brown bear’ and extended their comprehension by writing the sequence of various characters appearing in the story.
Students were engaged in an activity wherein they picked up models of animals from a mystery box and spoke a few lines about their habitat, eating pattern, body colour, unique features and human dependency.
A summative assessment on reading comprehension and nouns was taken.
Students keenly engaged in reading with due attention to punctuations and voice modulations.
Learners continued practicing various kinds of patterns with objects, numbers and those seen in daily life.
Addition was introduced with a hypothetical situation wherein the form tutor invited two sets of students and asked the class questions based on it ‘putting together’. Later they explored various manipulatives in pairs to build upon their understanding of addition.
To enhance reading and writing skills, students were introduced to इ ki मात्रा, they were able to identify related words by practicing the same in their journals.
Students watched a Hindi story of ‘चींटी और टिड्डा’. [KS2] This helped in building their listening and speaking skills. They further showcased their understanding with the help of a visual thinking routine.
Dance lessons focused on the development of rhythm patterns and flexibility.
Movements were based on simple rhythmic combinations with large isolated steps.
Solitary performance was also introduced.
Students integrated music with their unit of inquiry on health.
They learned about music therapy, how it can impact our health and how we can receive health benefits from music.
They learned a new song “we will rock you”.
Students listened to the story of ‘Owl Moon’ by Jane Yolen. The story about a little boy and his father who one winter night went for owling made interesting reading. The trees stood still as statues and the world around seemed silent as a dream. When they both reached into the deep dark forest, father called whoo-whoo-whoo to invite mysterious night birds, but there was no answer.
The duo of father and son walked silently for the father had said to the son “when you go owling you don’t need words, you don’t need anything but hope for sometimes there is an owl, but sometimes is none”. Eventually their patience paid off and they caught sight of an owl.
The book proved to be a verbal and visual treasure, it displayed the learner profile attribute of being courageous as the little child went with his father for owling and he knew he had to be brave at this time of the night.
Students observed various objects to identify 3D shapes in them. Later they drew some of the 3D shapes like cube, cuboid and cone using rulers to colour them neatly.
Students developed their basic motor skills with the help of different lead-up and recreational games, which included jumping, running, hopping. They have started practicing ball handling with the help of basketball and football.
During skating session, they practiced walking and balancing on the skates.
Students were shown various posters as a provocation of new tool. They discussed the commonality in each poster like background colour
Grade 1 Assembly
Students of Grade 1 participated in an assembly on ‘Gandhian philosophy’ – The future depends on what you do today’ on September 23, 2019 where they decoded the statement word by word. They saw a power-point presentation that showcased the Mahatma’s philosophies of being truthful, taking care of the environment and the need to pursue non-violence. Students made connections between sustainable practices followed at school.