Blog – 20th May to 24th May

Unit of Inquiry 

Students were tuned into information about the summer season through an activity in which they put some ice cubes in a bowl and kept the bowl out in the sun for a while, only to find that the ice had melted. The whole activity turned into a discussion which was followed by some thought provoking questions like- ‘what do you think happened to the ice cubes?, where did the water come from ?’ etc.

To further probe into summer time activities, summer fruits and vegetables, they watched an online story ‘And then comes summer’.

Post story narration, students had a group discussion on questions like – ‘why don’t we wear thick clothes in Summer?, why the air conditioners and coolers are switched on during these months, why do we enjoy cool drinks in this season?’ etc.

They indulged in flameless cooking to make lemonade, a summer drink made from lemons.

Revisiting the year-long unit on the‘Earth’s natural cycles’, students attempted a Summative assessment on the same.


  • Students revisited blends and diagraphs through various games and class activities
  • Students attempted a Summative assessment on blends and diagraphs
  • They also presented the last ‘Take and Talk’ for this academic session by describing a picture in their own words



Students were familiarized with the weighing scale and they tried measuring different objects drawn from the class. This was followed by introducing them to the standard unit of measurement for weight i.e. grams and kilograms. As an extension to this and to further deepen their understanding, they worked in pairs to compare each other’s weight as they recorded their observations in their journals.

Students were introduced to capacity through a power point presentation.

They attempted a Summative assessment on measurement-length/height/weight.

Circle Time

Students enjoyed playing a number of games during circle time:

  • They loved playing ‘Simon says’ and ‘Copy me’ where they copied actions done by the leader.
  • Students made cards for their peers and wished them a happy time during the summer vacations

Information Technology

Students reiterated all the apps learned  during term 2. They practiced Tux paint, Word wagon, Tiggly draw, Park math hd, Mp weather and Code a Pillar.


The students sang their favourite songs individually on the microphone. They also played ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star’ on the xylophone.



Students observed the difference between a signage and a symbol. As an extension to the current unit, they illustrated a signage and a symbol on their own using geometric shapes and assigned personal meanings to them.

Dance – Students practiced different leg work set to different music. They attempted to clean their lines and develop a steady rhythm.


Physical Education

Students continued with their recreational games related to major sports. They played different team games where they could develop social and communication skills by involving themselves in the group and showing team spirit while coordinating/cooperating with their team players. Students also developed thinking and time management skills by completing their tasks in the given time frame.


Students were felicitated as ‘Crowned owls’ to mark the culmination of the reading programme at DPS International on  May 21, 2019. The celebrations began with the ‘wise ones’ dressing up in pyjamas as they curled up to do what they enjoy most…read. Students witnessed a puppet show while savouring their ice cream in the library.

Blog – 13th May to 17th May

Unit of Inquiry 

Students explored various marine signals through an audio visual presentation that was  followed by some more emergency signals used by the sailors in case of distress.

They guessed different sound signals that were played online.





Red alert-


Countdown clock-

They attempted a summative assessment where they created posters on different signs and symbols catering to different areas in and around the school building.


 Students were shown an online story ‘Be happy’. As an extension to the story, they enacted a role play and retold the story in their own words-

Students did copywriting and made illustrations for dr, tr, cr and fr words in their journals.


Students were introduced to swar ‘u’ and ‘oo’ through flashcards that was followed by practicing their formation on slates. Later, they also did copywriting of swar ‘ai’ in their journals.

Students revisited the unit related vocabulary. They also wrote simple sentences in their journals.

Students enjoyed learning a new rhyme ‘Aloo, gobhi, baigan, bhindi’


Students probed into the concept of ‘Measurement’ with an activity for which they were given ice-cream sticks to find objects in the class that are longer/shorter compared to it. They illustrated their observations on post-its and pasted on a sheet which was followed by a class discussion.

They were tuned into the concept of length and height when:

  • They collected random objects from the class and tried arranging them according to their height starting from the shortest. As an extension, they also arranged themselves according to their height
  • Students compared length of objects using non-standard units. They traced, measured and compared their hand and the teacher’s hand in their journals using jodo-gyan cubes/bottle lids/ice cream sticks etc.

They were also introduced to the standard unit of lengths like metres, centimeters and kilometers with an audio visual-

Students were tuned into ‘weight’ under measurements. They were asked to find objects that weighed more than and less than their water bottles. This was followed by preparing a class chart where they recorded their observations and a group discussion  followed.

Circle Time

During circle time, students played quite a number of games.

  • In another game, they created a portrait of their friend on a sheet
  • ‘Shuffle your back’ game in which they tried doing yogasanas and practiced meditation

They loved creating random things with play dough.

Information Technology

Students recapitulated the concept of ‘paint and stamp’ tool in Tux Paint and created signs and symbols for different places like school, road and hospital etc. This was done to integrate technology with their unit of inquiry on signs and symbols.


The students sang ‘500 miles’ and ‘Que Sera, Sera’. They also learned to play ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star’ on the xylophone using natural notes.


Students explored basic geometrical shapes and lines to draw/ create complex forms like humans and figures.


Students started to learn a new dance routine on the song ‘A hundred miles’. They also did exercises to improve their focus and concentration.

Physical Education

Students played lead up activity games related to major sports like relay races with the basketball, run over the hurdles, Dodge ball, tag and run, fire in the mountain. They engaged in developing their gross motor skills by using hula hoops, cones and small bean bags.

Blog – 6th May to 10th May

Unit of Inquiry   

Students were narrated an online story ‘In my heart’. The story dealt with different feelings that we experience as humans. This was followed by a group discussion on- what are feelings?, what are emotions?, why do we feel happy, sad or angry?

Post this, they indulged in illustrating different emoticons for representing different feelings.

Students watched a song on different feelings which was followed by the introduction of some new vocabulary words like glee, glad, content, angry, unhappy, thrilled etc.

The students attempted a Formative assessment on the 3rd line of inquiry – ‘Symbols I use to communicate’.



Provocation to ‘r’ blends (fr, pr, gr, br, fr, tr etc.) was undertaken with related picture puzzles and brainstorming of different words. This was followed by showing an online audio visual presentation-


Students were introduced to swar ‘e’ and ‘ai’ using flashcards while also brainstorming different words that start with these swar. This was followed by practicing their formation on sand tray/slate. They also did copywriting of swar ‘e’ in journals and illustrated related pictures. Students enhanced their reading skills by reading simple sentences without ‘aa ki matra’. Few of the sentences were – ‘madan ab ghar chal’, ‘naram naram matar chakh’. They loved learning a new rhyme ‘sadak ke paar’.



Students attempted a Formative assessment on Time (o’clock and half past).

They were tuned in to the concept of ‘Fractions’ using pizza cutouts. They were given pizza cutouts and were asked to share it with 3 other students, they tried dividing it into equal parts. This was followed by introduction of the vocabulary words like whole, half, halves, quarter etc.

Students also prepared a cookie booklet which showed fractions like half, quarter, whole etc.

Revision of the concept of addition and subtraction  was undertaken as students attempted a few sums on white board and slates. As an extension, they attempted a Summative assessment on the operations.

Circle Time

During Circle time, students played quite a number of games.

  • The ‘learning scavenger hunt’ where they looked for the names of their friends written on sticky notes hidden in the class
  • ‘Dance freeze’ was also played in the class where they danced when the music was playing and froze in different poses when the music ceased to play
  • Students did a balancing activity where they kept a book on their head and walked a few steps
  • Another game where they stood in a circle and the teacher tapped on one student’s shoulder and he/she started an action which others followed.


During ICT lessons, students continued to work on Tux Paint using an iPad. They learned about stamp, magic and text tools and created beautiful drawings.


The students sang ‘Five Hundred Miles’

They also clapped and identified various time signatures.



Students concluded their illustrations on landscapes using lines and geometric shapes. They have now started colouring their compositions using different tints and hues of the same colour.


Students learned to use hand gestures (mudras) to represent animals. In addition they also did an exercise to enhance their musicality and understand the rhythm patterns.

Physical Education

Students played lead up activity games related to major sports like relay races with the basketball. They navigated hurdles while developing their gross motor skills as they used hula hoops.


Students were read ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell.  The story revolved around 3 baby owls who woke up one night in their tree hole to find  their mother gone.  They sat on the branch and waited for their mother, wondering when she would be back. At last when she did, they  jumped with joy as they welcomed her back home.


BLOG – 29th April – 3rd May

Unit of Inquiry

A Formative assessment on first line of inquiry namely ‘signs and symbols are used in communication’ was undertaken.  Students sorted pictures of signs and symbols related to hospital, food/clothes, airport, mall and road under different categories.

Students were shown a video on the security procedures before take off in an aircraft.

Students were also shown a few video presentations of special news bulletin and an advertisement for hearing impaired:

Post which, the facilitator asked some thought provoking questions like:

  • What do you think were the people doing?
  • Why were they using their hands?
  • Did you understand what they were communicating to each other in different scenes?
  • Do you think everyone can talk like this?

Students were then sensitized about  people with special needs during the course of the discussion. Students enjoyed singing a sign language song:


Integrating the unit of inquiry with the language, another Formative assessment on the second line of inquiry was undertaken in the form of Take and Talk in which students presented various signs and symbols while speaking about their purpose and meaning.

Introduction to ‘ay’ as a fixed combination diagraph was carried out. Students were encouraged to brainstorm words that had ‘ay’ sound.  As an extension, students practiced writing ‘ay’ sound words in their journals.

Students enjoyed playing a sight word bingo:


Student were narrated a Hindi story online ‘Imandaari ka inaam’:

Further, they were introduced to a new swar ‘oo’ with flash cards. The students brainstormed words starting with the related swar that was followed by practicing its formation on the sand tray/slate. Students were also introduced to extended vocabulary words like oon, ooncha, oopar, oont. Students enhanced their writing skills by writing the swar in their journals and illustrating related pictures.  Students learned a new rhyme online ‘chunnu munnu’.


Students were assessed on their understanding of patterns through an online game on skip counting of 2s and 10s.

Students revisited the half past time, marked it on the wooden clocks and demonstrated the time on pictures of clocks in their journals.

Later a Formative assessment was undertaken on subtraction wherein students chose subtraction sums from mixed pool and solved them using appropriate strategies.

Circle Time

Students were asked to cut coloured strips of paper along straight lines which helped in further development of eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills.

Later they watched an online video on survival safety signs:


Information Technology

In ICT, students worked to unleash their creative skills on Tux Paint using iPads. Students explored various tools like paintbrush, shapes, new, save and eraser.

Physical Education

Student continued with their unit on tennis where they were briefed about the forehand stroke and volleying.


Students inquired into different types of landforms. They also observed visuals of landforms in warm and cool colours. Students started working towards their layouts on the same topic.


Students were taught basic warm up exercises used in dance and were also introduced to the vocabulary used to convey dance instruction.



The students sang ‘Que Sera, Sera’. They also learned to use natural notes while singing.


As the crowned owl ceremony day approaches, students are eagerly waiting  the same.Student’s continue to be assessed on their reading log inputs with  questions related to stories mentioned in the log.


BLOG – 22nd April – 26th April

Unit of Inquiry

Going further with the unit, students were informed and explained the meaning of different types of number plates that are seen on the road transport.

Students were  shown flash cards of the signs and symbols used at a hospital and mall.

Students played an interesting game of  dumb charades’ and guessed the sign and symbols on chits of paper. They looked at the pictures and enacted the symbol while the rest of the group guessed the action.

 Grouping strategy: Assign each student to a specific group which is different from the other group and later ask questions like:

  • Where do we see such actions happening?
  • Which people engage in the action?
  • What is the purpose of doing such actions?

As an extension, they were shown flash cards of pictures of signs and symbols seen at the airport.


Students revisited sight words with an online game


Students were introduced to the concept of ‘purn viraam’ during a story.

A Formative assessment was taken on 3-4 letter words.


Students revisited the concept of time and practiced o’clock time during  a game. Students were given a bowl full of chits and were asked to plot the time written on the chit.

Provocation for time (half past)was carried forward as students observed various clocks in the class with different time marked on them and tried to read off the time from a wall clock, wrist watch, table clock, mobile phones and the smart board.

They were asked various questions such as ‘what time is it?’, ‘whattime do you think is it?’, ‘why do we call it half past?’. Students were also introduced to half past time through a video:

They further practiced the concept of time through online games in class.

Information Technology

This week during ICT lesson, students engaged in  a recap of concepts of directions using ‘Bee-Bot’. They practiced addition using an online activity. This was integrated with Math. Students also practiced movement of the mouse by playing a game using numbers.



Students observed some work that used the art form of  ‘assemblage’. Most of them then created a camouflage artwork using this technique. They used paper cutouts, twigs, cotton, etc. to create their work.



Students learned how to use expressions while performing. In addition they also learned how to enter and exit while performing.



Students sang the ‘food chain’ and ‘Que Sera, Sera’ songs with actions.

Physical Education

Student continued with improving on mini tennis. They learned forehand counter with the help of ball dropping thereby improving on their hand body coordination.


Students were read the story of ‘The tiger who came to tea’ .The story delved on  a tiger who came for tea to Sophie’s home. He ate and drank everything in her house, once he finished everything; it left the family wondering what they would feed Sophie’s dad when he came home. So when dad came home, they all decide to go out. They shopped at a store and filled up their house again along with the tin of tiger food, though the tiger never came back for tea again. Students also marked ‘World Book Day’ during their library class.

BLOG- 15th April – 18th April

Unit of Inquiry

Going deeper into the unit, students investigated the use and purpose of signs and symbols through a grouping strategy. They were divided into small groups to solve puzzles related to signs and symbols. They spoke about where these symbols are found and what purpose they serve.

A floor map was created to explore various signages, their meanings/uses and where they are found. As an extension, they illustrated road signs and symbols which they regularly observe in their surroundings.

They loved singing a rhyme on traffic signals-


Students were introduced to ‘ee’ sound and related vocabulary words during an interactive session. They wrote the words in their journals and illustrated images of the same.



Students enhanced their writing skills post a brainstorming session on words that begin with ‘u’ sound. Those words were then listed and students practiced writing them in their journals while  illustrating related objects.

Further a recapitulation of three and four letter words was done in the journal. The students identified the pictures and filled in the gaps with the missing vyanjan.

Students also enjoyed watching a story ‘Imandaari  ka inaam’



Students practiced subtraction using pictures in their journals and moved onto learning subtraction on a number line. To strengthen the concept of a number line, students were paired with their peers to create subtraction equations on slates.


Information Technology

During I.C.T., students learned to move the bee-bot in all directions. They recapitulated the concept of place value using an online activity.


Students continued to work on their camouflage compositions within their respective groups. Through this they are developing their vocabulary about optical illusion.





Students learned to coordinate movements through a group dance. In addition they also learned to use expressions to enhance their dance movements.


The students engaged in some vocal warm ups. They also sang the food chain song and the DPSI school anthem.


Physical Education

Students focused on circuit training to improve their overall motor skills. They also learned various kinds of jumps and practiced running around the cones, hurdles and rope ladders. They revised the ball handling skill while dribbling, to hone hand eye coordination.


Students walked through the library where they were explained the essential agreements of the library. They understood the importance of placing books according to different categories and levels.

Blog- 8th April – 12th April

Unit of Inquiry

Taking the unit further, an exploration corner was created in each class where different signs and symbols were displayed. Students were then asked to explore the corner and brainstorm about the various signs and symbols used for communication.

Students were divided into groups and were asked to use the I See- I Think- I Wonder graphic organizer. They illustrated their findings, noted down their thoughts and  questioned signs and symbols that they could not comprehend.

Further, students explored shoe boxes, tags on clothes and toy boxes. They explored and shared the  symbols found on these boxes (size, washing symbol, care symbol, age- range, brand symbol, rupee symbol, toxic/non-toxic etc.) while concluding their discussion. Students learned what symbols  denote and represent.

Students were also familiarized with some symbols related to gadgets/media such as Bluetooth, Whats App, Twitter etc. to further brainstorm about the purpose of each symbol and how they are used for communication. They then presented and talked about them in their respective groups.


Students practiced writing the vyanjan ‘pha’ in their journals and illustrated objects related to the same. Students were also introduced to simple four- letter words with flashcards. They chose a few pictures of four- letter words from mixed pool and tried identifying and writing their names.

Students viewed an online video to probe into ‘Traffic signals’-  and

Students were also introduced to unit related hindi vocabulary words like daayein, baayein, laalbatti, dheere, chalein, mudein, rukein.

They were then introduced to a new swar ‘ou’ using flash cards. They brainstormed words starting with the same swar.


Students were introduced to ‘sp’ and ‘st’ words during a fun game ‘stomp and spin’. As an extension students illustrated the ‘sp’ and ‘st’ pictures and labeled them in their journals.’

Students practiced to hone their writing skills.They also revisited sight words from newspapers and magazines where they spotted sight words and pasted them in their journals.


Provocation to the concept of ‘subtraction’ was done through a story ‘A bun for Barney’.

Students enacted the story and played the part of Barney, the bear, holding a bun with five cherries on it with their peers as animals: wasp, mouse, crow, squirrel and fox.  Each time an animal took a cherry the students counted the remaining cherries.

As a follow up activity: students tried solving short word problems. For example: “I have ten cookies and I ate two cookies. How many do are left?”

Students enjoyed playing a subtraction bowling game. Setting up 10 bowling pins and a ball to knock some down proved to be fun. They recorded the subtraction equations on slates to represent how many pins remained standing. Furthermore, students practiced the concept of subtraction through a fun activity sticker story wherein, students were given coloured stickers/pictures to cross out  to make a simple subtraction problem.

Circle time 

Students enjoyed doing the ‘Hello Hello Song’.

Information Technology

Students were introduced to a robot called ‘Bee-Bot’. They learned to move the bot in the forward and backward direction and  clear the previous instruction, using the command buttons.


Students inquired into camouflage art. They also observed some artwork related to it. They then explored  different types of camouflages used by animals and were divided into groups to create artwork on the same topic based on their choice.


Students learned entry and exit while performing a dance routine. In addition they also learned how to coordinate their movements within the group by understanding the beats of the music.



The students sang the ‘food chain’ song. They also identified time signatures and played percussion instruments.


Physical education

Student practiced gross motor skills through balancing on beam, zig zag running, trampoline, agility ladder and hurdles. These exercises helped student further develop their neuro muscular coordination and locomotor components.

Students were familiarized about an author and where they should look for the author’s name on the cover page. Each child was given a book to find out the title of the book and name of author on the cover page and write it on paper. The basic before reading a book was reiterated.

Blog- 1st April to 5th April

Unit of Inquiry

A new unit commenced having the following details :

Trans disciplinary Theme- How we express ourselves

Central Idea- Signs and symbols are used to communicate information and express ideas  

Lines of Inquiry-

  • Signs and symbols used in communication
  • The purposes of a variety of signs and symbols
  • Symbols I use to communicate

Provocation of the new unit was undertaken with viewing of some videos where students were shown  sings and symbols found in a zoo:

Post this a class discussion was carried forward where  questions about what they saw were posed.

Students inquired into various food packets and cartons as they looked for various signs and symbols like the green dot for vegetarian/a red dot for non-vegetarian choices , garbage symbol , recycle symbol .  Students were also asked to bring a few empty packets/cartons/food boxes from home which were later displayed in the class post a close inspection.

Students were taken for a walk around the school building to observe the signs in their surroundings. Each student was given post-its and asked to illustrate 2-3 different signs and symbols they saw based on their previous knowledge. As an extension, students shared what signs and symbols they illustrated, how and why they are used.

Students decoded the central idea – ‘Signs and symbols are used to communicate information and express ideas’ using various pictures.


Students were introduced to a new swar ‘ee’. The students brainstormed a few words that begin with ‘ee’. Further students were introduced to words that begin with the swar. Students traced it and practiced writing it on the slate and in their journals.


Students played an online game – ‘Match the correct sentence with the picture’ to reiterate sight words-

Recapitulation of phonograms learned thus far was undertaken through an online game:

Students identified rhyming words in their library books. As an extension, they wrote the words focusing on circling the ending sound to stress upon rhyming words.

Further, students sorted the rhyming words under appropriate word family and pasted them in their journals.


Students revisited the concept of patterns and odd\even numbers through a number grid activity in which they were asked to color the odd numbers red and even numbers blue. As an extension to the above activity they chose an even number to create an even number pattern and an odd number to create an odd number pattern.

Students were also introduced to the concept of skip counting in tens through a caterpillar counting story. Students recapitulated skip counting verbally through a fun game ‘fizz buzz’. Students skip counted 10s and filled in the missing numbers in their journals as a recapitulation exercise.

Circle time – During circle time the kindergartners enjoyed a general discussion on:

  • What friendship means to them?
  • Who is their best friend?
  • What do they like about them?

Based on the above discussion students listed some important qualities a friend must have.

They further enjoyed  a dog-and-the-bone game. They also created a puppet frog and a scenery through finger painting while using water colors.

Information Technology

Students explored educational games on the laptop and had fun in joining the dots and colouring. Initially, they had difficulty in handling the mouse but later they became comfortable using it. They also engaged in a recap of the basics of computer fundamentals.


Students are thorough with the shades of warm and cool colours as they began to paint the given compositions using waste materials like pencil shavings, etc. to decorate their work.


Students are learning their entry and exit during a dance performance. In addition students are also learning to use various expressions to enhance their dancing skills.



The students sang ‘Que Sera, Sera’ ( They also learned to sing the DPSI school song and ‘The farmer plants the seeds’ ( in a choir.


Physical education

Students continued with the unit on gymnastic where they practiced forward roll. Students were briefed about the basic standing and rolling stance. They also enhanced their neuro-muscular coordination.

Students were read ‘Woolly’ written by Sam Childs. The story  about a new baby mammoth in the family called Woolly was of much interest. The only problem was, that, Woolly was not woolly. Not even a bit, and she would always be cold, but her ever loving and resourceful family tried hard to keep her snug and cozy until woolly actually became woolly. It was a mammoth tale of warmth and friendship.


Blog – 25th March – 29th March

Unit of Inquiry

Summative assessment on current unit of inquiry ‘Flora & fauna’ was undertaken.

In continuation to student’s yearlong unit on natural cycles, students were introduced to ‘Spring’ season with online stories- ‘Spring has come’

and ‘A green garden’

To further develop and provoke their understanding about the season, students brainstormed  questions like what season were being referred to in the  story, what kind of a weather prevailed outside or what other changes could one see in spring season?

To extend their understanding, students inquired into spring flowers, food and festivals.

Building further on the topic, students engaged in experiential learning wherein they collected random items like leaves, flowers, twigs, stones etc. while on a nature walk and created an imaginary garden inside their classroom.

Students were also familiarised about different festivals celebrated during spring season across the globe; in different cultures and religions like Hanami by the Japanese, Passover by Jews, Easter by Christians, Baisakhi, Basant Panchami and Holi by Hindus etc.


Students were introduced to phonogram –‘wh’ through a ‘hot or cold’ game, a mystery bag activity and a comprehensive passage.

This was followed by a brain storming session based on ‘wh’ words such as wheel, whale, whip, who, what, which, why, when for vocabulary enrichment. Later they wrote these words in their process journals.


Reinforcement of addition problems was done on the number line, count on fingers and use of manipulative.

Formative assessment on addition was also taken.

Students were introduced to the concept of adding three digit numbers through word problems such as ‘Lily saw 2 rabbits, 5 birds and 4 dogs at the park today. How many animals did she see in all?’ They also tried forming equations for adding three digits in their journals.

Students were introduced to vertical addition too by drawing objects on the white board. As an extension they practiced addition by solving few picture addition sums in the vertical format in their journals.


Students were introduced to swar ‘i’ through flash cards. They practiced formation of the swar ‘i’ on slate. Later they illustrated the pictures and wrote the same in the process journal.

To assess students writing skills, a dictation on ‘aa matra‘ words was taken.

For unit related vocabulary enrichment, they were shown flash cards of ‘upvan’, ‘baag’, ‘ped’, ‘paudhey’, etc.

Students learned names of months too and were shown a video on the same:

Students presented their Take and talk with great enthusiasm.

Circle Time

The students focused on:

  • Communication skills where they shared how they spent their weekend with their family and friends.
  • Listening and self-management skills when a story ‘Tucker turtle takes his time to tuck and think’ was narrated to imbibe in them a sense of anger control .
  • Listening, thinking and communication skills– students were given flash cards of different situations and were asked related questions where they shared their opinion and thoughts.
  • Social skills-They learned steps to solve a problem in a fun way.

-say the problem,

-think of problem,

-explore consequences,

-pick the best solution,


The students listened to ‘Up, up and away’ by McLaughlin,  a story about a little boy named Orson who made random things. He made a planet, perfect friend for himself and took his planet out for walks, outings, learned to care for it and loved it. Eventually, his planet started growing and got too big to be kept with him. Orson took the hard decision to let go of his planet. It was a gentle yet humorous story on learning to take care of things and when to let go of them.


Information Technology

The students were introduced to a new app where they read and matched the sight words correctly using an i-pad. Students recapitulated and strengthened their vocabulary on sight words to integrate technology with language.


The students sang ‘The farmer plants the seed’ and ‘Que Sera Sera’ and learned to identify and clap various time signatures and use them in music.


Students learned a rhythm combination using footwork and claps. In addition a basic improvisation technique was also introduced to them in which they had to follow the steps created by their peers.

Physical Education

Student continued with the unit in gymnastic wherein they practiced forward roll. Student were briefed about the basic standing and rolling stance which further developed their neuro -muscular coordination.


 Students outlined the compositions created by them to paste the objects previously made with origami papers and coloured the same compositions using wax crayons.


BLOG – 11th March to 15th March

Unit of Inquiry

In continuation with the current unit of inquiry on flora & fauna, students were read about habitats and wildlife in danger. They further extended their understanding and used the ‘tug of war’ strategy to comprehend the ill effects of deforestation on animal habitat.

To probe further, students revisited the graphic organizer on the dependency of humans on flora and fauna. Subsequently they created a mind map with the help of some thought provoking questions like what is deforestation, reasons for deforestation, effect of deforestation on wildlife, how can we help to stop deforestation etc.

Students were shown a video on water pollution – which concluded in a group discussion that delved on questions like how water pollution affects marine life and how  we can be more responsible in checking water pollution.

The concept of interdependence of humans and wild life was reinforced through a class discussion.


  • Language was integrated with the unit of inquiry through a story about habitats and wildlife in danger.
  • Students were introduced to ’ch’ diagraph words with picture cards. They loved solving picture puzzles on ‘ch’ words. As an extension, they wrote and illustrated ‘ch’ words in their process journal.



Students were introduced to addition facts for number 5 using manipulatives. To further strengthen the concept of addition facts they created number bonds of 5, 6 and 7 in their process journals.

Students were also introduced to the concept of doubling with the use of a  mirror and a counter activity where they positioned one object in front of the mirror and counted the number of objects  including ones they saw in the mirror reflection. They continued this activity using 1-5 counters and understood that doubling is making identical sets of same objects –

To further reiterate the concept of doubling, they attempted another activity where lady-bug cut-outs were given to them. They painted dots on one side of the lady bug and folded the sheet to find another set of dots on the other side. As an extension, they wrote the given addition equations in their journals.


Students revisited  vyanjans using tracing cards placed in a mixed pool.

They were shown pictures to identify and form a three letter word. To further strengthen their understanding of the same, they were shown flash cards of three letter words like ‘mahla’, ‘kmala’ ,’klama’  which  they  practiced writing on slates.

Formative assessment on listening –speaking skills was undertaken too.

Circle Time focused on

  • Enhancing fine motor skills and creative skills by giving play doh to students to create things and objects of their choice
  • Communication skills (listening and decision making) with a blind fold game


The students learned to sing ‘Que Sera, Sera’ ( They also engaged in a few vocal exercises.


 Information Technology

During I.C.T. classes, students learned to draw different types of landforms using Doo-doo lite app. This attempted to integrate technology with the current unit of inquiry.


Students learned new rhythm patterns using claps and footwork. In addition to this, they also practiced few exercises to develop their core strength.

Physical Education

Students continued with the unit on gymnastics. They explored many recreational games to improve agility and neuro muscular coordination.


Students illustrated compositions which complimented origami objects that they had composed last week so as to stick these objects on the compositions later as an extension.


Students listened to two hindi books Khichadi- ek lok katha by Jitender Kumar where a man Birju ate Khichadi at his in laws place and he liked it very much. He decided to eat khichadi at his house. On the way back home he forgot name of dish and got beaten up. His mom said that people made Birju’s khichadi by beating him up & recalled again that he wanted have khichadi. The other hindi book read to KG was Hitch hitch hichki, both the stories had a few repeated words that helped adding a few hindi words in KG children’s vocabulary and they absolutely loved listening to the two hilarious stories.