20th May– 24th May

Unit of inquiry:

As part of the current unit of inquiry ‘Who we are’, a Summative assessment was undertaken in class where the students sorted pictures under different stages of growth.

Unit of inquiry was integrated with language where students spoke about taking care of their body.

English

  • Reinforcement of sentences entailed sentence reading
  • Dictation was taken in class.

Math

  • Reinforcement of place value was undertaken with base ten blocks
  • Quantity association was done through a monster dice game where students rolled the dice, recognized the number and associated it with the respective quantity

Hindi

  • Students wrote vyanjan ‘ch’ in their process journal.

Music

In the class students learned and sang the song ‘Doe a deer’.Students also learned about notes in music.

 

 

Information technology

This week students engaged in a recapitulation of several apps which they have learned through the term. They enjoyed working on apps like Dr. Dino, Tiggly draw, Tux-Paint, and Code-a-pillar.

 

Dance

Dance lessons focused on development of postures of dance routine where students practiced same routine set to different music.

 

Physical education

Students are learning different stretching exercises and many other ways to workout with or without use of equipment. They are also learning new hoop exercises which would help them in handling the equipment.

Art

This week the students continued the use of stencils to draw. They explored natural and anthromorphic objects. They were also engaged in coloring the same using warm and cool colours.

Library

Students were felicitated as ‘Crowned owls’ to mark the culmination of the reading programme at DPS International on May 21, 2019.The celebrations began with the ‘wise ones’ dressing up in pyjamasas they curled up to do what they enjoy most…read. Students witnessed a puppet show while savouring their ice creamin the library.

 

 

 

 

13th May – 17th May

Unit of inquiry:

Probing further into the current unit of inquiry ‘Who we are’, students were shown their old and current pictures, where they observed and identified the visible changes over time.

Field trip- Students visited a dentist’s clinic, where they learned about taking care of their teeth and oral hygiene. They also learned about various instruments used by the dentist.To help students appreciate the importance of oral hygiene, language was integrated with the unit of inquiry through a rhyme ‘chamaktedamaktedaant’- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHPGD1oyR-o

Formative assessment- Students picked up objects from a mixed pool and sorted them under different stages of growth like infant, child, adult and old age.

 

English:

  • Students created CVC words in their journals through a wheel game
  • Students also read sentences and pasted the correct picture next to it

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Math;

  • Reinforcement of numbers from 11 to 20 was undertaken in the process journals
  • Reinforcement of backward counting was done with a walking on a number line activity
  • Reinforcement of days of the week was undertaken through a rhyme and a time table pictograph.

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Hindi:

Formative assessment was undertaken in class through ‘spin the arrow’ activity, wherein students engaged in spinning the arrow, read the vyanjan/swar and named two objects beginning with the letter.

Music:
In class, students learned and sang the song ‘Doe a Deer’ by Julia Andrews (Sound of music). They also learned a few basics about notes and Solfege (Do re mi fa sol la ti Do).

Information technology:

The students explored different tools given in the app and learned to drag and drop objects using the mouse. They painted landscapes and then dragged animals, plants, the sun, and other objects using the mouse to build their own farm, jungle, ocean or a forest scene.

 

Dance:

Dance lessons focused on development of postures  where students practiced same routine  set to different music.

 

Physical education:

Students are learning different recreational activities where they are understanding the importance of team work and moment coordination.

6th May – 10th May

Unit of inquiry:

As part of the on-going theme ‘Who we are’, students were taken to a prenursery class to observe the students at play and take part in activities.

The guest speaker session with a doctor parent gave students an opportunity to learn many facts about maintaining personal hygiene like importance of washing hands and benefits of eating healthy food. Demonstration of some medical equipment was undertaken during the session.\

Formative assessment was undertaken in class where the students assembled the cutouts of body parts, named each part and their functions.

 

Language was integrated with the unit of inquiry througha rhyme ‘If you think you’re going to sneeze’ and a song ‘chalo kasrat karo’in the vernacular hindi language

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI15Q2r7P2Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuupYOx9dJ8

Students were narrated a story ‘How I am growing’ to understand different stages of life.

English

To understand the structure of a sentence, students were introduced to writingsentences using capitalization of first letter and ending of asentence with a period while maintaining proper spacing between each word.

Students were introduced to ‘ot’ family words through a matching game where they read the word and matched it to the correct ‘ot’picture. As a follow up they wrote the ‘ot’ family words in their journals.

 

Students learned ‘ad’ family words through a word wheel game.

Math:

Students reinforced the representation of numbers on place value mats.

Reinforcement of backward counting was undertaken in their process journals.

Reinforcement of time was done through an activity where the student picked up a chit with time written on it and represented it on the clock.

 

 

Hindi:

Reinforcement of vyanjna/swar was undertaken with a popcorn floor game where the students were given pictures on a popcorn shape to be placed withthe vyanjan/swar beside it.

Formation of vyanjan ‘ch’ was done with the light table activity.

 

Music

Students learned about notes and names of notes and sang them in a group during music lessons.

Students also learned the song ‘Doe a deer’.

 

Library

Very excited and eagerly awaiting the crowned owl ceremony, students were assessed on their reading log and were also encouraged to share any story that they had read.The final count of the books read by them were registered and those who have made it to the list willl be felicitated in a ceremony at school shortly.

 

Information technology

Students learned the basics of personal hygiene and its importance through an animated lesson. The lesson was followed by two activities – sequencing the pictures in the correct order and choose the correct option. Students focused onmoving the curser while using the mouse and strengthening their hand-eye coordination with these activities.

Dance

Dance lessons focused on development of postures where students loved to showcase fine and gross movements of Jazz dance style.

 

Physical education

As a part of the unit ‘who we are’, students are learning and understanding the benefits and importance of good posture like sitting, walking, standing and bending. A good posture is conducive to muscles  working more efficiently, allowing the body to use less energy and therefore, prevent muscle fatigue.

 

Art

This week the students painted shapes using their palms, fingers, elbows and shoulders. The medium was ink and technique was- ink on paper.

 

23rd April – 3rdMay

Unit of inquiry:

Probing further into the current unit of inquiry ‘Who we are’, students were shown a video that emphasized the need for balanced food

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5-mRaUfm1M

Students were also informed about the rainbow plate i.e.to include all the colorfulfruits and vegetables available in nature on their food plate to stay healthy.

English

Reinforcement of sight words was done in class where students were given transparent glasses with sight words written on them to create a pyramid.

To understand the structure of sentence, studentswere introduced to writing sentences where they learned about capitalization of first letter and ending  a sentence with a period while maintaining properspacing between each word.

Hindi

Students were introduced tovyanjan ‘ch’ with a rhyme ‘Chidiya rani badisayani’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cfq61KoUxw

Math

The concept of subitizingor ability to quickly guess quantity without counting, was reinforced in class using quick look cards.

Music

Students learned and sang ‘It’s a small world after all’ and ‘Hello to all the children of the world’for their unit of inquiry presentation held on  May 2,2019.

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Library

Students listened to a story ‘I want a friend’ by Tony Ross. The story delved into the narrative of a little princess who started school and was eager to make friends. She had a difficult time until she realized there were lots of other children just like her who needed a friend  and eventually  became each other’s friends. It made a great read to encourage children to be make new friends.

Information technology

 

This week  ICT lessons allowed students to explore educational games on the laptop. They had fun engaging in the colouring activity. They have learnt to control the onscreen cursor using the mouse.

 

Dance

Dance lessons focused on development of postures during routine where students loved to tap their feet to a peppy Russian song.

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Physical education

Students are working on their body balance and body posture. They are also learning some martial art skills to protect themselves. By practicing these skills they will become more confident of themselves

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22nd April – 26th April

Unit of Inquiry

Progressing further with the new unit about ‘our body’, to form a base for a healthy lifestyle, students were introduced to basic hygiene concepts and proper toilet training skills. Students were also sensitized about some common health issues. As an extension, students were shown advertisement of shampoo and hair oil and the advantages therein of using them.

Later they decoded why it is important to look after their hair.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV9uRXZaAkc

Students were involved in an activity where they self-checked their own  and their peer’s grooming. They gave themselves a smiley for cut nails and a sad face for unclipped nails and created a pictograph. A class discussion on diseases caused by dirty nails and hands was undertaken.

Hindi was integrated with the unit of inquiry through a story ‘Sonuke pet meindard’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKBE4tzOgLk

English was integrated with the unit of inquiry through a story – ‘Makingfaces’.

To reinforce the idea of storytelling, promote social skills and boost language development, students were introduced to a new rhyme ‘Wash your hands ’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrF1e6boNbc

 

English

Students were engaged in an activity where they read sentences and matched them with appropriate pictures.

Reinforcement of CVC words was done through a‘roll and colour’ game where students rolledthe letter dice to build their word, after finding their word on the game board, they coloured it.

Take and talk was presented to strengthen communication skills, self-confidence and fluency in the language.

 

 

 

Math

Reinforcement of addition concepts was achieved with the use of  popsicles, where in the students picked up two popsicles and illustrated the quantity under the number. They then added the total quantity and picked the popsicles which had a total value.

Reinforcement of place value, greater and lesser was done with  a hands on activity where students grabbed 2 hands full of cubes/kidney beans, counted and compared the quantities.

 

Hindi

Reinforcement of two letter words was done through a game, wherein the students were given vyanjan/swar written on bottle caps in a mixed pool, they brainstormed and made two letter words and matched them with the appropriate picture.

 

To hone their listening and thinking skills, a rhyme ‘ekkauvapyasatha’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjIVdctOm-A was introduced to them.

 

 

 

Dance

Dance lessons focused on development of postures during dance routine where students loved to tap their feet on a peppy Russian song.

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Information Technology

This week the students worked on an educational app Dr. Dino Dentist. Through this app, they learned about different dental instruments and treatments. They performed a variety of dental procedures and treated the cavities in the patient to get his teeth back to being healthy, shiny and pearly white.

 

Physical Education

Students are working on their body balance and body posture. They are also learning some martial art skills to protect themselves. By practicing these skills they will become more confident of themselves

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Music

Students learned and sang ‘Hello to all the children of the World’ and ‘It’s a small world afterall’.

 

Art

The students explored illustrating tree like figures using their hands. They also were encouraged to colour them by mixing various colours.

 

Library

World Book Day celebrated worldwide was marked in the library on April 23,2019.. Theoccasionaims to promote the joy of books amongst readers from across all agesTo mark the death anniversary of literatteur William Shakespear, UNESCO reinstated the day to pay tribute to great literary figure. The honors authors and celebrated books from across the world.

Students celebrated this day by browsing through various books available in the library. Many of them came forward to share their understanding of  picture books they were browsing r had read too.

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15th April – 18th April

Unit of Inquiry

Moving on to a new unit on ‘our body’, a prior knowledge assessment was conducted through a game called ‘Simon says’, where students were given instructions to identify the body parts called out to them.

Students used their five senses to explore the objects in the environment like incense sticks, a fruit, a vegetable, a bell, crayons etc. and as an extension, identified the body parts and the sense organs that assisted them in making the exploration.

 

Language was integrated with the unit of inquiry through a rhyme on body parts ‘head,shoulders, knees and toes’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzd8zFTR_tc

 

English

CVC words were reinforced through a popcorn game where students picked up crushed chits with a picture each and identified them to write the correct word.

To understand the structure of a sentence, students were introduced to capitalization of the 1st letter while writing a sentence,spacing between the words and ending the sentence with a period.

 

Math

They were introduced to the concept of addition through a game where students rolled two dices and used a manipulative to work out the answer by putting balls/counters into the cups to add  two numbers together.

 

Hindi

Writing of vyanjan ‘ma’ was accomplished in their process journals.

Further reinforcement of Hindi ginti (1-10) was done through a game on stairs, where the numbers were placed on the steps and the students identified the numbers in Hindi and moved forward.

Circle Time

As a part of early year skill building program, students focused on:

  • Transferring rice with spoon to enhance fine motor skills
  • Rhymes to enhance language development
  • Screwing and unscrewing bolts to develop sorting
  • A story  of the‘The magical sticks’ using audio visuals

 

Information Technology

In I.C.T., students further explored working on Bee-bot. They learned to move the bot in forward, backward, left and right directions.

 

Dance

Dance lessons focused on development of postures during dance routine where students loved to tap their feet on a peppy Russian song.

Music

The students sang ‘Hello to all the children of the world’ and ‘It’s a small world after all’. They sang with actions as a group and even took turns to sing individually on the microphone.

 

 

Art

This week the students explored drawings using their hands including the palms and fingers. They created objects like birds and butterflies using their hands as stencils and also colored the drawings.

Physical Education

Students are learning football skills to develop their strength, endurance and team spirit. During play, they are also learning to use different body parts in the game.

 

Library

Students were read a fast paced book titled  ‘This is the bear’ by Sarah Hayes. Thebook  about a bear called Fred, who was accidently thrown into the bin and then taken to the dump made interesting narration. The little boy who owned the bear went racing to the dump to find him. He took the help of a grumpy dump worker and eventually found the bear and went home. The bear was excited and wanted to go on another adventure again.

The book used rhyming words and  lovely illustrations that wenthand in hand with the pace of the story to instil interest amongst young listeners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th April – 12th April

Unit of inquiry:

A new unit of inquiry began with the:

Transdisciplinary theme: Who we are

Central Idea: Every day I learn about who I am and what I can do

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Physical characteristics
  • How I take care of my body
  • How I am growing and changing

 

A class discussionwas undertaken after which  students were made to sit in front of the mirror and observe themselves. Some thought provoking questions like- ‘what do you see in the mirror?’, ‘what special features are visible?’, ‘how do you feel?’, ‘how are you different from your friends?’ etc. were asked.

As an extension to the above discussion, students created beautiful illustrations showcasing their facial features,  hairstyle, eyes etc.

English

Students were introduced to sentences through a ‘roll and read’ game. The sentence included sight words and CVC words taught in class.

Reinforcement of ‘am’ was undertaken as a  word mat activity.

Dictation of  CVC and phonic sounds was taken to assess their understanding in the process journal

Math

Pattern recognition in numbers was done using play doh. Students were given play doh to create numbers and understand the concept of pattern in numbers

To represent numbers 1-20 in a variety of ways: dice dots, fingers and ten frames were used.Students were given a random number card to recognise and  represent the number usingdice dots, fingers and ten frames.

 

Discussion on symbol ’+’ sign was initiated using  a book ‘If you were a plus sign’ which included addition stories in a variety of different contexts. What would you do if you were a plus sign? You could add things together. You could add people and animals were some options explored through the book.

 

Hindi

Reinforcement of vyanjan/swar was undertaken with agame where the students rolled the dice to count the quantity on it and placed the figurine on the number to recognize the vyanjan.

Students inquired into a new vyanjan ‘ma’ through real life objects and picture cards. Students practiced writing the vyanjan using rainbow writing strategy.

Circle Time

As a part of early years’ skill building program, students focused on a story about body parts:

‘How the human body works’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFCyiqycPKw

To perceive and recognize the form of an object in the absence of visual and auditory information, students used tactile information to decode information about texture, size, spatial properties, and temperature.Stereognostic bag was introduced  in classto hone the sense of touch.

Information Technology

Students explored ‘Bee-Bot’. They learned to move the bot in the forward and backward direction and also to clear the previous instruction, using command buttons.

Art

This week students continued to complete the drawing and colouring exercise titled ‘basket of fruits’. They used pencil and pastel colours on paper to complete their composition.

Music

Students learned and sang the songs ‘It’s a small world after all’ and ‘Hello to all the children of the world.

 

Physical Education

Students are learning balancing exercises to help increase  strength of the core muscles and to improve the body co-ordination. They also practiced different balancing poses to improve the ability to react to sudden directional changes,improve stability and help prevent accidental fall

Dance

Dance lessons focused on development of postures during dance routine where students loved to tap their feet on a peppy Russian song.

Library

Students were read ‘There is a lion in my cornflakes’ written by Michelle Robinson. When Dan and his brother decided to collect 100 coupons to have their very own lion, they assumed the task would be an easy one . How wrong could they really be?! To their dismay, their neighbors won the prize first. Worse still, they received a bad-tempered grizzly bear, a cranky crocodile and a destructive gorilla. But then the grizzly bear, the crocodile and the gorilla suddenly, inexplicably transformed from annoying beings  to assets (the croc used his  biteto open cans). Furthermore, they realized that the lions weren’t worth the trouble.

A wildly wacky story brought together bestselling author Michelle Robinson and an award-winning illustrator Jim Field for the very first time, with hilario