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 attempted a Formative assessment on ‘writing sentences with punctuation’
- They were taught ‘How to be safe on roads’ through an online story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yClR68yPYDQ
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.
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
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.
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.