9th Oct – 18th Oct
Students developed their thinking skills and created a visual representation of their ideas by sorting pictures of carnivores, omnivores and herbivores on a Venn diagram.
A formative assessment marked the reflection of the first line of inquiry, which was carried out with the help of a take and talk activity.
During a classroom discussion, students organised their understanding of needs and wants with a T- chart activity.
Students tuned into the second line of inquiry namely, the reasons threatening animal survival. Pictures and data depicting the increase in human population over the years helped them conclude that rapid increase in population is the primary threat to animal survival worldwide.
Students delved deeper into how reasons like testing on animals and their use for recreational purposes affect their survival.
With the help of a power point presentation, students gained knowledge about threatened, endangered and extinct species of animals.
Take and talk-
Students identified sight words by playing an online game that was followed by a treasure hunt.
They listened to the story titled ‘Eric the elephant’ and reflected on the same using visible thinking routine -word, idea, sentence.
Blends and phonogram words were revisited too.
Students used a KWL chart to depict what they knew, wondered about and learned in the operation for addition. They also made a poster denoting addition specific vocabulary.
Students played an online game.
They were introduced to the concept of number line.
To understand number bonds, students used counters and made various combinations with the same.
To enhance reading and writing skills, students watched a video on ‘इ ‘ ki maatraa and extended their comprehension by reading words and making meaningful sentences using those words.
A word puzzle activity was conducted too
The difference between the usage of the following akshars ड -ड़, घ -ध , ढ-ढ़ was discussed in class.
Students were introduced to Augmented Reality, also known as AR.
AR is a simple combination of real and virtual worlds. Some students shared their experiences with AR application which they have used previously, like Pokemon Go.
Later they experienced it through applications like Dino AR and Solar System AR. The students were very excited while working on these applications.
Diwali – the much-awaited festival of lights is around the corner. Various stories related to this festival were shared with students during the week.
Students listened to a Hindi story ‘amma kahe kahani – Diwali’. It was a charming and informative book that introduced Diwali with a beautiful rhyme-
“Diyas twinkle like stars – what a sight!
This is Diwali, in all its glory,
As told to little Klaka – a magical story”
The story perfectly sequenced the reason for Prince Ram to leave his kingdom and move to the forest, his victory over the evil king Ravana, the celebration of prince Rama’s homecoming, and story of Goddess Lakshmi who rewarded her true devotees with fortune and health on Diwali.
Written in rhyme with vivid and captivating illustrations, the book brought Hindu festival celebration story to children in a fun and non-preachy way.
Students were demonstrated how to use lines and shapes to draw animals easily. This activity helped the students develop their observational skills as most of them could draw the animals independently.
Students worked on development of motor skills by playing soccer.
Students learned about different time signatures and enjoyed practicing it on the Cajon.
This week students were encouraged to write their feelings and thoughts for different situations. This activity helped them to understand how thoughts are different from feelings.
Students made connections between animals and mythology during an assembly on October 14,2019. Each God and Goddess is associated with an animal because of the unique feature that particular animals possesses and attention was drawn towards the animals that were part of the epic Ramayan. Connections between animals and Diwali were drawn. Students inquired how human actions impact animal survival when animals are used for entertainment and during festivals. A video on how reindeers are exploited in the name of Christmas made poignant viewing. Students further delved into how some rehabilitation centers work to rescue and rehabilitate wild sloth bears at an SOS Wildlife facility near Mathura