Unit of Inquiry
Kindergarteners commenced their 2nd unit under transdisciplinary theme who we are
Where the central idea revolved around how ‘people’s relationships with each other can have an impact on well-being’.
Lines of Inquiry:
- How we develop relationships?
- How relationship affect us?
- My role and behaviour in maintaining relationships.
Students were shown a video on team building and the need for developing any relationship.
Building further on this students used their thinking skills and came up with interesting answers to understand the values of sharing, caring and being together.
Students also enjoyed the game of ‘blind fold’ to understand the importance of trust and unity, where students walked blind folded taking instructions from their peers to complete a task, based on trust.
Hindi Integration with the unit of inquiry was done through a story ‘ Ekta mein hai bal’ to understand the power of unity- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGG6KgZ3fhc. This was followed by a small experiment with wooden sticks, where in students were given a stick each and later a bundle of sticks to break, helping them understand the power of unity.
Continuing further with the 1st line of inquiry, students were shown the following videos related to various relationship within the community- our relationship with family, our teacher, our pets and other living beings.
As a follow up, they indulged in a group discussion which addressed questions like:
- Who all are there in the video?
- What are they doing?
- How are they related to each other?
The questions set them to think about families and relationships, further enhancing their social and thinking skills too.
Students attempted a dictation on ‘a’ family words.
Students were paired up and they sequenced the ORT picture cards. Later they narrated the story in their own language.
Recapitulation of the sight words was done through ‘word ladder’ game, wherein they pasted the ‘word ladder’ in their journals and tried reading and coloring the sight word.
They brainstormed ‘ot’ and ‘og’ family words and wrote the words in their process journals.
Students also enjoyed singing the rhyme ‘I love you, you love me’.
They were introduced to a new vyanjan ‘pa’ and vocabulary words with the help of flash cards.
Students practiced formation of vyanjan ‘pa’ on sand light table.
Reinforcement of vyanjan ‘ra’ and ‘ka’ was done where students associated picture cards with the related vyanjan.
Reinforcement of ‘Rangon ke naam’ was also done.
They loved learning a new rhyme ‘Suraj’.
Students were introduced to number line. They created number line with the help of number cut-outs. Through the same they learned skip-counting in 2’s by jumping and skipping one number.
UOI was integrated with information technology, when students explored different tools like stamps, paint brush and Tux Paint and unleashed their creative skills to illustrate different seasons. Some of them also tried illustrating the solar system using Tux Paint.
The students learned dynamics like ‘forte’ (loud), ‘piano’ (soft), ‘mezzo piano’ (medium soft) and ‘mezzo forte’ (medium loud) and applied them to their singing. They loved singing ‘Let It Go’ and understood how dynamics make a song sound more beautiful. The students have also been doing some vocal exercises.
Students revised ‘ram sam sam’ song to test their rhythmic sense, ‘the rain dance’ to test their somatic memory skills and ‘the winter dance’ to test their floor work techniques. Students were appreciated for their practice and exhibited improvement in their routine.
Students drew a semi-circle with the help of a stencil and converted the same into a rat by drawing some more simple elements. On completion, they were given wax colours to colour their work.
Students practiced low dribble (up to knee level) and high dribble (up to waist level). They also learned the difference between these dribbles. Practicing these skills is helping them develop body and hand coordination. They are working on improving their motor skills.
Bela gets lost again! This time, at the railway station. ‘Did her granny board the train that she just missed?’, ‘Will the kind ticket collector help reunite her with granny?’ The kindergarteners took an exciting journey with Bela and her friends in Neha Singh’s endearing sequel to ‘The Wednesday Bazaar’, illustrated by Sonal Gupta.