Unit of Inquiry
To deepen the understanding of the central idea, a formative assessment was undertaken by students where they were shown stories depicting the diverse cultures (Russian, Chinese, Korean, Indian) and later they were asked to identify artefacts, food, dress, monument and utensils associated with the cultures.
- Students practiced sight words with a spin game where they read out word on which the pointer was placed
- Students were given pictures to decode the sentence which helped them practice both reading and writing
Reinforcement of the concept of greater/lesser was done through an online game and hands on activity where students associated the quantity with the given numbers and placed the crocodile mouth towards the greater number. The concept of sequencing and missing numbers was done through a puzzle.
- Student practiced writing swar ‘aa’ in their process journal
- To reinforce the idea of storytelling, to promote social skills and boost language development, students were introduced to a new rhyme ‘Ek bandar ne kholi dukan’ ‘-
- To make story time fun and more informative, a story from panchatantra ‘Magic pot’ was shown which enhanced their imagination and taught them moral values- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHzJVnY2egA
As a part of early years’ skill building program, students focused on:
- Developing fine motor skills through lacing activity
- Cleaning the mirror to develop concentration and muscle control
- Receiving a sensory experience with play doh that was used to make random shapes
This week,students were involved in a drawing and coloring exercise using stencils as well as free hand drawings. The subject of inquiry was a basket of fruits.
Students are learning a gymnastic skill called front roll. A technique called straddle press helped them to increase flexibility, shoulder strength, body control and body awareness which lead to a better coordination between body and the mind.
Dance lessons focused on development of postures during dance routine where students loved to tap their feet on a peppy Russian song.
Students explored educational games on the laptop and had fun in joining the dots and painting. Initially, they had difficulty in handling the mouse but soon they began to get comfortable using it. Students had an exposure to a physical bot called “Bee-Bot”. They learned basics of moving a bot over a mat.
Students learned and sang the songs ‘It’s a small world after all’ and ‘Hello to all the children of the world.
This week students reflected on stories they had listenedto or were read at home or school.Each one of them presented a story that they could recall in the library for their peers.