Unit of Inquiry
Continuing further with the 1st line of inquiry, students inquired about the Earth, its position, colour, the moon, rotation and the cycle of day and night. Students were introduced to the central idea visually.
They commenced their provocation about Day/Night through a nature walk and observed their surroundings. Post the nature walk, they inquired about thought provoking questions about the natural cycle.A story called ‘what makes day and night?’ was narrated too.
An experiment with globe and torch was conducted in the class to demonstrate the cycle of day and night. The students discussed how rotation of earth causes day and night.
They loved watching an online story:
Students were given pictures of ‘a’ family words. They identified the pictures and read the CVC words aloud ; wrote the words on the slate too.
Students were shown flash cards of Hindi numbers (ek, do, teen, char and paanch) and were familiarized with the Hindi formations of gintee.
Reinforcement of vyanjans ब, स, न, ल, घ, र was done through flash cards. They tried forming two letter words from those cards and related pictures were shown.
Reinforcement of odd/even was done through various learning engagement. Peer assessment was carried out where students paired up for the activity.
Students continued to extend their learning about the unit by working on the weather app. In addition to learning about the unit of inquiry, students used technology to trace numbers and letters on the iPad.
The students revised their concept of warm and cool colours. They used crayons and pencil colours to fill the geometric shapes which they drew with the help of stencils.
Student learned a combination of elementary level (Jazz, Blade) hands and (First and second Parallel) feet positions with different type of music during their dance routine.
Students worked on motor development and improved their endurance by running relay races. Students also were involved in different recreational games wherein they used cones and a ladder. Improving flexibility with yoga exercises was also in focus.