Unit of inquiry
Taking the unit further, students were read a story ‘Be a good friend’ through which they inquired some attitudes like- cooperation, appreciation, tolerance.
As a follow up activity, students made a friendship tree. They were given a leaf each on which they illustrated/wrote the attitudes connected with friendship and how they would like their friends to treat them.
Students loved singing- ‘The more we get together, the happier we’ll be’ and were also read a story book – ‘Never be selfish’. Post which a formative assessment was undertaken for which they coloured the attitudes they learned with respect to neighbours, parents, teacher, pets and friends.
|Students were introduced to a new set of sight words – so, of, to, and has with a hopscotch game. Later they wrote the same in their journals and tried making sentences using the same.|
Introduction to ‘ut’, and ‘un’ family words was done with a mystery bag activity. Students took out pictures, identified them and called out aloud. For example – nut, hut, pug, hug, sun.
|As a follow up, a listening activity was carried out in the class where students listened to the audio and answered questions about the same:|
Difference between oval and circle was reiterated to students through videos on the two shapes, post which they had a discussion on the difference between the two.
Formative assessment on 2D shapes was undertaken in which students were given a bingo sheet. They were asked shape related questions and expected to colour the 2D shape accordingly. Introduction to 3D shapes was done (cube, sphere, cylinder, cone, cuboid) with a 3D shapes song .
Students were introduced to vyanjan ‘थ’ through flash cards and vocabulary words were introduced. They brainstormed the words starting with the letter. Students practiced the formation with the help of rainbow writing which was followed by writing on the slates.
Students were given some pictures which they pasted in their journals and wrote the initial vyanjan beside it.
Students were narrated a story ‘Amma ki saari’ in class. As a follow up, they sequenced the picture cards of the story.
Students enjoyed many activities to develop skills:
- Communication Skills- students shared how they spent their weekend with family and friends.
- Enhancement of fine and gross motor skills was achieved by creating sand castles in play area.
Students learned to draw a portrait of their peers following simple steps. Use of geometric shapes and line of symmetry were used for drawings.
Students learned two new dynamics in music which are ‘legato’ (indicating that music notes are sung in a connected manner) and its opposite ‘staccato’ (indicating that music notes are shorter and sung in a disconnected manner).
They also sang ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’ and ‘Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer’to enjoy the Christmas feel at school.
Student have been practicing basketball dribbling as a primary skill. They practiced basketball dribble in a zig zag way with the right and left hand around the cone and through the cone.
Students marked Hour of Code week where they were introduced to a new hour of code app. They enjoyed working on it while learning the basics of coding. Students also practiced code-a-pillar.
Students were taught the mirroring exercises to improve their concentration and observation skills. This would enhance their skills to pick up movements with more clarity.
KG children were asked to draw on a piece of paper all those gifts that they want Santa to bring for them on this Christmas, they further explained what they drew and it was written by us on those slips. Many of them wanted cars, dolls, trucks. however, some gifts were very unique like machines, robots, and real baby girl or baby boy.