This fortnight students were paired and given books to research about different types of natural resources and their uses. They presented their research to the class. Clay activity was done in the class wherein students created models using clay and continued till they ran out of clay. The main idea of the activity was to convey the meaning of renewable and non-renewable resources.
Think, pair and share activity was conducted wherein they stuck pictures under appropriate categories of renewable, non-renewable and inexhaustible resources in their process journals. https://www.tes.com/lessons/CJaeStQDB-8U9A/renewable-and-non-renewable-resources
Students were assessed on their understanding of renewable and non-renewable resources during a formative assessment.
Students inquired about coal during brainstorming and a class discussion that was followed by few audio visual presentations. They reflected upon the formation of coal and its uses in the journal.
Students inquired into the formation of petroleum and natural gas and its uses through a KWL chart.
Students were shown various objects such as rock salt, aluminium, iron and some raw crystal clusters to initiate a discussion in the class about where these objects are sourced and whether the resource used to make them is renewable or non-renewable. Students were shown pictures of different scenarios and had to analyse the same explaining what was happening in the picture and how it would affect the resources of the world.
Students attempted to write a comprehension on ‘save water’. Unit Integration-Poem on 3Rs was recited in the class. Later students created their own acrostic poem with the word of their choice and highlighted the adjectives using the colour code.
Students engaged in explanatory writing on ‘Need to conserve natural resources’. Students attempted a summative task on parts of speech namely pronoun and adjective.
Students were tuned into Onomatopoeia through various audio visuals. Students were divided into groups and were given few onomatopoeia words to create a poem and present the same to class.
Students were introduced to the concept of ordinal numbers by giving them some real life examples. They wrote their understanding of ordinal numbers and cardinal numbers in their journals.
Students gained knowledge about the concept of pictograph and bar graph. They engaged in a ‘Think Pair Share’ activity and shared their understanding on a bar graph. Various videos were shown to enhance their understanding of the concept. Unit was integrated with math with students creating their own bar graph for natural resources.
Tuning into patterns saw students drawing some figures on the board as they tried to predict the next figure while continuing with the activity. Student wrote their understanding of pattern related to shapes, letters, numbers etc. They were provided with materials to create and extend their patterns.
In their Hindi lessons, students recited a poem ‘पेड़’ (ped) and attempted visual imagery activity. Students presented a story and displayed their skills of communication and expression in a group. The students honed their creative writing skills by weaving their thoughts into the story.
integrated with ICT where students were introduced to Canva. It’s a beautiful graphic designs app which is easy to work. It is an all-in-one design app that allows students to produce eye-catching posters and graphics.
For this unit, students will be creating an Infographics on ‘conservation of natural resources’. They were shown basic tools in Canva for adding images and text which they explored later for broadening their understanding.
They also enhanced their research skills while finding the facts on natural, manmade, renewable and non-renewable resources. They found appropriate images related to it and arranged it using MS-Word.
Students explored the impact of human urbanisation on nature. The worked on team compositions exploring the theme by creating a mixed media poster. that involved drawing, colouring and painting. The children drew house, roads and other images of urbanisation and contraposed them with images of endangered animals and nature landscapes. It was an ‘instructed activity’ to involve elements of composition and poetry in their works.
In continuation, students practiced gymnastic skills.
They practiced basketball right lay up shots
> Dribble close to the basket with your right hand
>Step toward the basket with your right foot
>Jump off of your left foot.
> Shoot with your right arm as you lift with your right leg
> Aim for the sweet spot on the backboard.
Students created independent solo routine with music of their choice. Core workout was introduced.
The students sang ‘21 Guns’. They also played a game called ‘pass the beat around the room’ and strengthened their rhythmic skills while having fun.
As the crowned owl ceremony day approaches, students seem excited as they eagerly await the felicitation.Student’s reading log are being assessed by asking a few questions about the stories they have read and documented on the log.
The final count of the books read by them is being checked and the ‘pyjama party’ will follow soon.