Students displayed their prior knowledge on petroleum, natural gas and minerals using KWL (What I Know, Want to Know, and What I Learned) strategy, where they elaborated upon their understanding and put forth questions that they would like to explore. Students expressed their understanding post viewing of various audio visuals to jot down their new learning on KWL chart.
Students also enhanced their map marking skills by highlighting various states of India recognized for highest production of coal. They also highlighted highest petroleum and natural gas producing countries of the world.
Students were shown the pictures of scenarios that affect the natural resources of the world. They brainstormed and jotted down their perspective on the pictures.
Students brainstormed about the renewable natural resources – solar energy, water and wind by viewing an audio visual presentation.
Solar cooker experiment was conducted to understand how solar energy is used. Students recorded their findings in their journals and also reflected on the uses of solar energy.
A guest speaker session was conducted by the art teacher Ms. Annapurna Bhalekar together with the students of grade 4, wherein they discussed about recreating art pieces with waste material. The session was interactive and thoroughly enjoyed by students.
Students also attempted a formative assessment on 2nd and 3rd line of inquiry wherein they showcased their understanding of uses of natural resources and the ways to conserve them, using illustrations.
Students were assessed on their knowledge of natural resources with a Summative assessment.
Reading assessment: Students read ORT books according to their level and were assessed by their peers through a rubric.
Students were assessed on their spellings with a spell bee activity.
Tuning into alliterations was achieved with an audio visual. Further strengthening of understanding was done by creating sentences using alliteration Legos wherein students stacked similar sounding words together.
Students revisited the concepts of nouns, verbs and adjectives through an online story ‘A cloud of trash’ by Karnjeet Kaur. They comprehended the story and categorized words under different parts of speech from the story.
Unit Integration was done where in the students punctuated a passage on 3R’s
Students were tuned into fractions through a discussion where the facilitator asked few thought provoking questions like, ‘what do you mean my term whole? , what do you understand by word part? They were given cutouts of squares to make the fraction of their own choice .Students also acquired knowledge about terms like whole, half, quarter, numerator and denominator. Students further strengthened their understanding of fractions by watching a power point presentation, thereby making real life connections. Students penned down their understanding of fractions in process journals.
To better understand the concept of fraction students played various online games.
Multiplication was introduced with a discussion which was followed by an audio visual.
Students were also introduced to the properties of multiplication:
Commutative property: When two numbers are multiplied together, the product is the same regardless of the order of the multiplicands.
Multiplicative Identity Property: The product of any number and one is the number itself.
Zero property: The product of any number and zero is zero.
Students practiced multiplication as repeated addition in their process journals.
They also played a game ‘Multiplication Buzz’ to better understand the concept of multiplication.
During their Hindi lessons, students watched story लालची दूधवाला https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1MZtZ-FU3A attempted ‘Listen and tell’ activity. They enhanced their verbal skills and thinking skills by retelling a story. They also practised writing अनुच्छेद (passage) on various topics using mind maps. They revisited grammar concepts like संज्ञा, क्रिया,विशेषण too.
ICT was integrated with UOI where students made an infograph based on 3rd line of inquiry ‘conservation of natural resources’ using Canva app. They brainstormed and chose the conservation topics like saving of electricity, water and spreading awareness on the various ways of using solar energy.
Connecting to the Central idea,” Natural resources are used in many ways and need to be conserved” students inquired on different types of natural resources and discussed why they need to be conserved. They created symbols and signs on the conservation of natural resources to display their understanding and later incorporated these symbols in their poster design.
Introduction to the yoga at an early age can help students learn healthy lifestyle habits, set the foundation for a fit future with practice of some basic poses like
- Mountain pose – Tadasana
- Tree pose – Vrksasana
- Cobra pose – Bhujangasana
- Bridge pose
- Bow pose – Dhanurasana
- Easy pose – Sukhasana
Dance lessons were focused on cleaning posture and movement during dance routine. Spilt core workout with combination of pencil turn were practiced
The students sang the song “21 Guns” and played it on the drums.
To imbibe a love for books, we have been encouraging our students to become avid readers. 21st May, 2019 was the day when we celebrated their year-long effort by crowning all students who had read more than 70 books in the academic year. Students came prepared for their pajama party, enjoyed a puppet show in the library while savoring their favorite ice cream.