Amazing May

Unit of Inquiry:

Students collaboratively worked in groups to construct pertinent questions, both in English and Hindi language for interviewing heads of different departments in school namely accounts, transport, admissions, and food. In the process, they enhanced their social skills by cooperatively working together and making collective decisions in groups. Thereafter, based on the knowledge gained through the interviews, they created a flowchart to show the workings of these departments and presented them to the class to apprise everyone. Post presentations, students used a visible thinking strategy to show their understanding in the journals. To explore the second line of Inquiry ‘The systems within our community’, students brainstormed to identify different organisations within the community and showed their understanding by creating a mind map. In groups, students chose an organisation from the choices provided (hotel, hospital, and bank) to work on iPads to find out the roles/responsibilities of the organisation, systems, and sub-systems that exist within them. They created a cluster map to describe their findings. Students went for a field trip to the ‘Westin Hotel’. They did a pre-visit and post-visit field trip reflection task to demonstrate their understanding

English

Students revisited the rules for changing nouns from singular to plural. They were introduced to collective nouns followed by learning new terms for collective nouns. They were also introduced to interjections and conjunctions and understood how to use them to enhance their writing skills.

 

Math

Students worked in groups to research about line, ray, segment, perpendicular lines and intersecting lines. They used a variety of sources ranging from dictionary and books to iPads. They presented their understanding and wrote it in their journals. The students learned more about angles through the strategy: think pair share and later watched a video about angles : https://youtu.be/sajxuoq7QyQ

https://youtu.be/mKSLU31K8HQ

They further strengthened the concept of angles through an activity. They made obtuse, acute, straight and right angles with paper strips and pasted them in their journals. They attempted a Formative Assessment on area/ perimeter and angles.

Students were introduced to fractions through the story, ‘Give Me Half! by Stuart J. Murphy’ https://youtu.be/hVaxiJB6Fls

They tuned into fractions by using manipulatives. They were given cutouts of circles, squares and trianglesto divide into equal parts. Students identified the unit fraction in each shape with their group members and later pasted them in their journals. They were also given a cutout of ‘Pizza Sheet’ to find the fraction of the shaded piece of the pizza.There was a Summative Assessment of area, perimeter and angles.

French

Students watched the bedtime story of ‘Goldilocks and three bears’ (Boucle d’Or) in French. Later, they collaboratively associated images with the text, displaying their thinking skills (comprehension and application).They collaboratively thought and derived the learning intention. They enhanced their basic vocabulary as well.

 

Spanish

Students were introduced to the list of family members in Spanish, wherein they wrote about the differences in genders with definite articles. They also watched a video based on the genders of family members and wrote the same on board, to enhance their writing skills.

ICT

Students are exploring blocks and other options in Scratch. They used motion, looks, events and control tools to finish designated tasks. They further experimented with all the available blocks. Later, they added their name (as Sprite) and wrote code to animate it by using the block controls. Some of them made their task more interesting by adding a flashy and continuously changing background.They are enhancing their creativity by applying various options of Scratch to do this task. They are gradually enhancing their logical and computational skills within a given task by using various tools.

Grade 3_Standard

To enhance reading and speaking skills, students read picture stories (चित्र-कथा), jokes (चुट्कुले) from the Hindi magazine Champak/Nandan and shared them with the class. To enhance writing skills, they formed questions-answers based on the story ‘रानी चींटी’ and wrote the same. Students interviewed the transport head of the school, asked questions about the functioning of their department and wrote the same in their journals. To improve their vocabulary, they engaged in a spell bee activity.

 Grade 3A  Ab-Initio

To enhance their reading sliiks, students learned O ki maatraa wale shabd. They also read Hindi Story Book Cheentee aur Kabootar.  To enhance their writing, they wrote O ki matraa wale shabd and vakya rachna.They engaged in a spell bee activity. Students also watched hindi story from Panchatantra Sabse mahan kaun.

Music

During the Music class, students learned and sang the song “Adventure of a lifetime” by Coldplay. They also learned the formula to form a Major Scale. They also played the Major Scale on a Piano.

Dance

Dance lessons were focused on cleaning posture and movement of dance routine with music. It was followed by spilt core workout followed by practice of pencil turn.

Physical Education

Integrating with the unit ‘system’, students understood the International and National organizations involved in different Sports. They also played Football and basketball matches and participated in swimming races.

Library

As the library will be closing for its annual stock check, students returned their outstanding books and enjoyed reading their favorite genres during the library class.

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Delightful May

Unit of Inquiry –

Students were assessed on their understanding of ‘Effects of stories on our lives’ through a formative task where they chose morals, idioms and proverbs to create their own stories. They were introduced to different professions related to stories like editor, proof reader, illustrator, publisher, translator and literary agent. They further researched about these professions in groups and documented and presented them to the class. Students were assessed on their understanding of the unit through a summative task where they created their own stories using the story mountain graphic organiser. They presented their stories from the choices provided – roleplay, puppet show, comic strip and ICT apps (Book creator and Toondoo). Students were introduced to the new Unit of Inquiry ‘Systems’ through a visual presentation where they saw functioning of an organisation and its systems. They brainstormed on the importance of systems and displayed their understanding through a mind map. Students discussed and identified different systems within the class and created flowcharts to show their understanding of how they function. They also interacted with the librarian to understand the importance of  systems in the library. They collaborated within their groups and suggested new systems to be set up and followed in class.

 

English

In tune with the unit on stories, students understood how to create a character sketch while including all relevant descriptive details. They were introduced to similes and how to incorporate them in their writing to make it more vivid. They participated in the character parade with zeal and enthusiasm and confidently spoke about their chosen character .

Descriptive writing using sensory details was also introduced wherein they got to know how to enhance their writing and add details to make it interesting for the reader.

The concept of prefix and suffix was introduced following which, they were able to identify the root word and add a suitable suffix and prefix. The concept was strengthened with the use of interactive games on the smart board and other writing activities.

Math

Students were introduced to the concept of 3D shapes through videos and class discussions. They identified the properties of 3D shapes (edges, vertices and faces) and created various shapes using clay.

Their understanding was further strengthened with a ‘Scavenger Hunt’ game, wherein they made real life connections by identifying 2D and 3D shapes in their environment. The students applied their understanding of the concept to attempt a Formative assessment on shapes.

Students tuned into area and perimeter with the viewing of audio visuals and during class discussions that focused on the terms and their units. They measured some objects in the classroom and calculated their perimeter. They also played a quiz to strengthen their understanding of the concept.

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-and-

perimeter/basic-geo-perimeter/v/introduction-to-perimeter

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-and-

perimeter/basic-geo-perimeter/v/perimeter-of-a-shape

http://www.mathplayground.com/area_perimeter.html#

They drew shapes like square and rectangle on a graph paper and calculated their area and perimeter.

French

Students individually received constructive feedback on their homework based on the concept of ‘animals’ following which they were  peer-assessed. In order to properly assess the work of their peers, students were apprised of the assessment criteria. They developed their thinking skills (comprehension and application) and social skills (accepting responsibility and respecting others).

Hindi Standard

To enhance their reading and speaking skills, students read and discussed the story ‘रानी चींटी’,  wrote difficult words with their meanings. After observing a picture, they completed ‘संवाद लेखन’ dialogues and learnt the use of adjectives विशेषण and punctuation marks विराम चिन्ह’. This was done to enhance their writing skills. To improve their vocabulary, they engaged in a spell bee activity.

Hindi Ab-intio

To enhance their reading students learned ‘E’, ‘Al’ ki maatraa wale shabd. They wrote  ‘E’, ‘Al’ ki maatraa wale shabd aur vaakya to develop their writing skills . Students engaged in a spell bee activity and attempted a Formative Assessment. They also watched Hindi Story- Tenalee Raam aur Churaye huae kuen.

Spanish

Students watched a folk tale in Spanish and made comic strips based on their understanding. They used Spanish expressions and phrases to describe the comic strips.

Students learned new vocabulary in Spanish and effectively used their self management and thinking skills during this class activity.

ICT

Students were introduced to Scratch which is a block-based visual programming language. It is primarily targeted at young children. It has slide-and-drop programming blocks which allow students to explore and experiment with the ideas of computer programming by using “blocks” that are put together to make simple codes. Students are exploring the tool and various blocks within it. They have learned the technique of changing the background, starting and running code and forever loop.

Visual Art

Students are about to complete their background scenes for the story, ‘Dotting the eyes on a painted Dragon’.

They are in the process of making a dragon puppet to create an effective storyboard.

Music

Students learned about Major Scales and sang C Major Scale.  They also learned and sang the song  ‘We will rock you ‘by the band Queen.

Library:

As the crowned owl ceremony day is coming close, students seem very excited and eager for the celebration. The librarian has assessed student  reading logs by asking a few questions about the stories read by them. The final count of the books has been registered for selecting the students who will be felicitated during the crowned owl ceremony which is a part of the reading program at school.

Dance

Dance lessons were focused on creating a jazz dance routine set to music. Students were also introduced to a combination of strengthening

P.E.

Students practiced basketball passing skills like bounce pass, chest pass and later on played a match. In Football, they practiced long passing, short practiced and partner passing which was followed by a match. In Gymnastics children practiced front roll, split and different types of jumps.

Astonishing April

Unit of Inquiry – In the Unit of Inquiry classes, students wrote stories using the story mountain graphic organiser. A storytelling session was taken by  Ms Dogra, a parent, who narrated a story on waste management and discussed about  people involved in publishing a book. She also shared some tips about the essentials of writing a book. Students attempted their first formative assessment wherein they used the elements of a story to create their own stories and provide a suitable solution to the problems faced by the characters. For the second line of inquiry, students saw a video on the origin of Panchatantra stories and engaged in a discussion about what fables and folktales convey. They read fables from different countries, analysed the elements of the stories and presented them to their classmates. A guest speaker session was conducted by the drama teacher, Mr. Imran Khan, who spoke  about the elements needed to write a story.

A guest speaker session was conducted by the drama teacher, Mr. Imran Khan, who spoke  about the elements needed to write a story.

Mr Jimmi Chishi, the art teacher, also interacted with  students on how shadow puppets play a role in storytelling and showed them the technique of making shadow puppets. The session was interactive and thoroughly enjoyed by the students.

English – Students were introduced to the sub-genre ‘comic strip’ through a collection of comic books and graphic novels. This was followed by a discussion, where they were familiarised with terms like dialogue, panels and speech bubbles. They revisited onomatopoeia and used it in the comic strips they created. Students were introduced to ‘Flat Stanley project’. They created their own individual flat Stanley figures using different shapes and sizes suitable for different climatic conditions and traditions. They explored character mapping by watching a short story and wrote about the traits of the character in a graphic organizer. They were introduced to words like antagonist, protagonist, character trait etc.

Students were introduced to the concept of number patterns. They had a class discussion on patterns and made real life connections using the ‘chalk and talk’ strategy which was  followed by creation of number patterns. Students attempted a summative assessment on measurement. There was a discussion on regular and irregular shapes. The students applied their understanding of the concept of time to attempt a Formative assessment on the same.

Hindi – To enhance reading and speaking skills, students read the paragraph ‘मेरे जीवन की यादगार घटना’ and shared their anecdotes. They made mind map of the story Birbal ki khichadi. They created a picture story ‘चित्र कथा’ wherein they wrote dialogues, drew images and presented it to the class. They enhanced their writing and presentation skills in the process. To make learning more interesting, students did a fun activity of enacting Hindi jokes (चुट्कुले(.

Hindi Ab initio – 3 A & B ab- initio  To enhance their writing skills, students engaged in a spell bee from badi ‘uu’ ki maatraa wale shabd. They watched a video, Jaaduuee Pencil ki kahaanee and read  ‘A’ ki maatraa wale shabd

French – In pairs, students researched about names of pet animals in France and India, while also finding out the rules and regulations needed for keeping them. They organised their research findings in a graphic organiser of their choice. Later, they presented their work through a group discussion. They developed their research skills (collecting data, organising data and presenting the research findings), self-management (organization and time management) and social skills (cooperating and group decision making).

Spanish – Students were introduced to the list of various members in a family in Spanish, wherein, they were taught the article to be placed before each relation and its pronunciation.Students also watched a video based on the same in order to better their pronunciation.

Visual art – Students continued working on their storyboards, ‘Dotting the eyes on a painted dragon’. They are in the process of creating different scenes for their puppet. While doing so, students are also honing their colouring skills.

 

Library – Students  borrowed and read books on folktales, to learn about the diverse cultural traditions of our country and develop a greater appreciation of their family heritage.

 

Dance – Dance lessons were focused on observation of a jazz dance routine with music. In addition, combination of jazz walk, isolation and pirouette were practiced for better clarity of the fundamentals of jazz.

Music – Students learned different types of story-based music like Ballads, Opera, and Musical Drama etc. They also learned how to write and compose story based songs.Students composed, sang and presented their own songs . They also learned about Major Scales.

ICT Students explored Toondoo, an online comic strip creation tool, to create a story of their own. They wrote various stories using the tool and learnt the nitty gritty of making a comic strip. They added background, characters, dialogues and pages in their online comic books.

PE – In their swimming class, students understood the importance of distance and speed to improve strokes. They explored breathing technique in the pool. They were introduced to basic backstroke skills like back floating, body position and kicking that helps open up chest muscles. It also strengthens the upper back, which in turn helps maintain better posture

 

 

Awesome April

UOI : Students learned how to create an effective story emphasising on the genre, plot, characters, place/setting, protagonist, antagonist, problem and solution. They strengthened their understanding of these elements by arranging them in a graphic organiser – story mountain. Students are also busy preparing their digital portfolio for the Student led Conference.

Math: Students were introduced to the concept of temperature. They brainstormed about the term ‘temperature’ and made real life connections through ‘chalk and talk’ strategy. They learned the usage of thermometer and how to read temperature. The concept of time was revisited. Students used dummy clocks and an online interactive clock to read, understand and represent digital time. They were apprised about conversion of time. Students also discussed the vocabulary related to time- half past, quarter past and  o’clock.

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English

Students presented last week’s homework to the class, wherein they had written informal letters to their parents inviting them for the Student Led Conference. They were assessed on their understanding of spellings. They spent time preparing the English board and games for the Student led Conference.

Hindi standard: To enhance their reading skill, students read a story ‘बीरबल की खिचड़ी’and had a discussion on it. They made a mind- map outlining the key points of the story, to show their understanding in an organized manner. Students also worked on their SLC portfolio.

Hindi Ab-initio

In their Hindi Ab-initio classes, students enhanced their reading skills by reading short stories. They also developed their writing and thinking skills by creating words from given letters.

Spanish- Students were given a formative assessment to assess their knowledge of numbers in Spanish. They cleared their doubts about numbers and understood the concept of accents and spellings while writing them. Students also listened to the Spanish folk tales and displayed their thinking and self-management skills by comprehending the story and its related vocabulary.

French: The objective of the French lesson was to get well versed with the vocabulary of animals. For deeper understanding of the same, and for strengthening foreign language speaking skills, students watched various videos including the French version of the famous rhyme “Old Mc Donald had a farm” and few famous bed time stories. In groups, students created a list of the animals  to enhance their vocabulary. They developed their social and thinking skills too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0JBUEiLYXI   (Animals)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFf_tt4xZFA (Dans la ferme de Mathurin)

ICT: Students were introduced to Toon Doo, an online tool to create comic strips in a fun and easy way. It helps students to create visually appealing cartoon comics. They learnt how to pick a panel, add numerous characters of  humans and animal form which can be dragged into the panels.They also learned to add various backgrounds and scenes to set the period of the comic. They are learning to create stories using Toon Doo.

Dance: During the dance lesson, students focused on cleaning a jazz dance routine with music. Combination of jazz walk, isolation and pirouette were introduced to enhance understanding of space.

Library: Grade 3 children were given a variety of picture books to read and find out the learner profile in the stories. Students discussed their stories and shared their understanding about the learner profile highlighted in the book.

 

P.E: Swimming rules and regulations ,focus on health and hygiene were introduced during PE lessons this week. Students practiced breathing, gliding, kicking, floating and co-ordination while swimming. They played some recreational games like Ball passing and Marco polo.

Art : The Chinese story, “Dotting the eyes on a painted Dragon” was read to the students as an integration with the unit and to show how stories can be used to communicate. Students are in the process of creating scenes of the story to create a storyboard.

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Music: Students learned about different story-based music genres and the technique of composing songs using stories. Following this, they composed their own songs using different stories(fictional/non-fictional) and sang them in the class. Students are also learning about basics of Major Scale.

 

Magnificent March

UOI

Students inquired and created a timeline about how stories started from caves through drawings and how they are being shared in the present. They understood the differences between genres like folk, fables, myths and legends through a classroom discussion. In their library class, they browsed through various sections of the library and understood how books were organized. In the process, they found out different sub genres and books under different categories. They read a story and analysed its elements like character, plot, problem etc. They understood that a well-constructed story should include all the elements.

 

English

Students revisited the format and checklist of an informal letter by going through the same in their journals. They further revisited parts of a letter namely heading, address, greeting, body and signature line through a discussion. Students wrote individual informal letters to their friends telling them about how they spent their spring break. As integration with the current unit of inquiry, students were narrated a story. This was followed by identification of the five elements of a story namely character, setting, problem and solution.

MATH

Students brainstormed about the term ‘temperature’ and created a mind map to showcase their thoughts. They learned about the standard units of temperature and the technique of reading a thermometer. Students also did a recap of time, reading the clock and displaying the time in 12 hour format.

FRENCH

Students received feedback by the teacher and self-assessed their homework on the verbs ‘ETRE’ and ‘AVOIR’, hence developing their thinking (comprehension and application) skills.

SPANISH

Students did a recapitulation of the body parts and clothing learned in previous classes. They also worked on Student Led Conference by creating their portfolios and writing their reflection based on the activities done in class. Students were also told about their errors in the homework sheets and how to correct them.

HINDI

Standard: To enhance their reading skill, students read a story ‘बीरबल की खिचड़ी’ with correct punctuation marks, pronunciation and intonation. They identified the structure of संयुक्त व्यंजन and constructed sentences from संयुक्त व्यंजन to enhance their writing skill.To improve their vocabulary, they took a spell bee through an interactive activity.

Ab-initio: Students enhanced their  listening and viewing skills by watching a video ‘Birbal ki khichadi’. They practiced reading a passage containing ‘Aa’ ki maatraa wale shabd. To improve on their writing skill, they filled the blanks for a picture shown to them.

DANCE

During the lesson, students focused on cleaning of a jazz dance routine with music. Combination of jazz walk, isolation and pirouette were introduced to enhance understanding of space.

MUSIC

Students were apprised about Major Scales (C Major Scale) and all terms related to it like Notes and Scale. They also learned how to form a major scale (Formula of Major Scale). They enjoyed learning the song “What a Wonderful World”.

ICT

During the ICT classes, students discussed different ways of constructing a story, important elements of a story and the apps that can be used for storytelling. They wrote their understanding of the same on a Padlet wall.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Students practiced basketball passing skills like bounce pass and chest pass.

Bounce pass- To execute a two-handed bounce-pass, start the ball at your chest, step toward your teammate and push the ball (flicking your wrists) to your teammate.

Chest pass- Execute by gripping the ball on the sides with the thumbs directly behind the ball. When the pass is thrown, the fingers are rotated behind the ball and the thumbs are turned down.

Students also played some recreational games like 3-A-side basketball match and dodge ball.

 

VISUAL ARTS

While integrating with their current unit, under the TD Theme ‘How we express ourselves’, students inquired about “puppetry” as a form of storytelling. Through a presentation on, “Puppets from India”, students gained an understanding of puppets from different states of India, their unique style, and materials used in creating them. They also analyzed different types of puppets like string, shadow, rod, stick, finger, and glove puppets.

LIBRARY

Grade 3 children shared stories read from the books bought from the book fair and the books that they read during the Holi break.

Magical March

UOI

Students attempted their summative assessment on Migration, wherein they analysed push and pull factors and the impact of migration, based on a scenario given to them. They also shared their perspective on whether the migration has proved to be a boon or bane. The students  tuned into a new unit on ‘Stories’ through a treasure hunt activity. They found characters of famous stories, categorised them and found  storybooks which can be paired with these characters. They guessed that the new unit would be on stories. Carrying the discussion forward, the students used writing techniques like freewriting, listing, mapping etc. to explain their understanding of the term stories. They were given a mixed bag of story books which belonged to different genres. They identified that the books belonged to various genres like fiction and non-fiction and further classified them into sub-genres.

Math

Students were introduced to the concept of volume. They understood facts like 1000 milliliters make one. They also did activities measuring jars to measure liquids in litres and milliliters. They learned the difference between capacity and volume. Students were given pictures of a measuring jar and asked to estimate the amount of  water in the jar. They strengthened their understanding by solving problems that involved converting, comparing, adding and subtracting measurements of liquids. Students also solved word problems, thereby, connecting to the real world.

English

Students were introduced to letter writing through an engagement where they observed variety of letters. After going through the samples, they identified and segregated them  under two groups – formal and informal letters. In groups, they were given opportunities to identify and share differences between formal and informal letters. They were familiarized with different parts of a letter namely heading, address, greeting, body and signature line.

French

Students listened to the conjugation of the verb ‘ETRE’ (to be) and AVOIR (to have) :-through the DRILL technique, where they repeatedly sang the ‘Verb songs’ by Alain Le Lait to memorize the pronunciation and conjugation of the verbs. Using a graphic organizer of their choice, they presented the conjugations in their journals. They collaboratively played the game ‘Find the pair’ wherein they matched the subject pronoun with its conjugated verb to reinforce their learning. They framed sentences with the verbs using their prior knowledge and referred to dictionary and smart board to build  new vocabulary. They developed their thinking skills (acquisition and application of knowledge) through this activity .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnUWNIN3zss (verb- Avoir)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv4W_Q250ow  (subject pronouns)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2IrJ0DB0Xg&t=9s (verb- Etre)

Spanish:

Students learned body parts in Spanish and also watched a song on the same for better understanding and pronunciation. They worked on their Student Led Conference , wherein they created content for their digital portfolio based on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Please find attached the link of video shown to students.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlYpkpAB8k8  (Body parts song

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Hindi Students

Standard – To enhance reading ,listening and speaking skills, students read the story ‘रंगीन पक्षी’ and formed questions on the same . Students wrote informal letters to their grandparents describing  their UOI presentation. To enhance their writing skill, students identified संयुक्त व्यंजन and used them in paragraph writing.

Ab- initio – Students practiced creating sentences from bina maatraa wale shabd and were able to read Choti ‘U’ ki maatraa wale shabd and vyakya. They wrote few words and sentences as well. They read hindi kavita ‘Holi Aayi’.

Physical Education

Students were introduced to Basketball.They practiced ball grip with stance, dibbling and footwork.

Stance: Point forward and position them slightly wider than your knees, which should be shoulder-width apart. Place your weight on the balls of your feet (but not on your toes), and keep your heels off the ground.

Dribbling: Bouncing the ball on the floor continuously with one hand while walking or running down the court.

Footwork: Line Pivot right foot forward, or right foot reverse and players do that pivot at the elbow. What does this mean.

Music

In the Music classes,  students learnt about the Formula for forming  Major Scale(C Major Scale).They also learnt the song “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.

https://youtu.be/A3yCcXgbKrE

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Dance

Dance lessons were focused on cleaning up of a jazz dance routine with music. In addition,  a combination of jazz walk, isolation and pirouette was introduced to the students.

ICT

Students were introduced to AI (Artificial Intelligence) through a video and briefed on how it is helping change lives. They explored an online tool based on AI, where whatever they drew automatically got converted into a beautiful illustration.

Library

Students exchanged their books and issued one Hindi and one English book for home. They also shared the stories that they read in the previous week with the entire class.

Art

While connecting with the Central idea, ” Stories communicate meaning and can be shared in many ways”, students listened to a folk story, “It’s only a story” by Cathy Spagnoli” and observed the warli art illustrations. Students read stories in groups and observed illustrations based on different artistic techniques while identifying the key elements of the story.

 

 

 

Fantastic February

Unit of Inquiry

During the unit of inquiry classes, students further strengthened their understanding of the reasons and the impacts of partition of India and the California gold rush on the respective nations and the world at large. They recalled the positive and negative impacts of migration on the origin country and the host country through class and group discussions. They diligently practiced for the unit of inquiry presentation. Students also attempted a formative assessment on reasons and impact of migration.

English

Students were shown samples and introduced to opinion writing during English classes. They were given thought provoking real life scenarios to brainstorm and share their opinion. They also gave reasons to justify their opinion. Students integrated with their unit of inquiry on ‘Migration’ by giving their opinion on whether migration is a boon or a bane.

Math

During Math lessons, students were introduced to the unit of mass. An exploration corner was set up which housed a weighing scale and various objects of different weights. Students came in groups and tried to find out the objects that had the same size but different weight, same weight but different size; objects that weighed more than 1 kg and less than 2 kg. They also practiced conversion sums from larger unit to smaller unit and vice versa.

Hindi

Standard: To enhance their reading and speaking skills, students read the story ‘रंगीन पक्षी’ and discussed it in class. They also discussed about migrant personalities and push and pull factors that decided the need for migration.

Ab- initio: Students were able to learn badi ‘ee’ and choti ‘u’ ki maatraa wale shabd. They formed sentences using badi ‘ee ‘ ki maatraa. They learned a poem ‘Jisne Suraj Chand Banaya’.

French: Students enthusiastically practiced the French version of the song ‘Together we can change the world’ for their Unit of Inquiry presentation.

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Spanish: Students enhanced their social and communication skills while rehearsing Spanish version of the song ‘Together we can change the world’ for their UOI presentation. Students also learned new vocabulary words through this song.

Visual art: To create a textile design/ pattern students repeated their motif by using a cut-out. They carefully traced the design to create a pattern and coloured it keeping in mind the Indo- Persian elements. Students refined their work based on the feedback given and also reflected on the designs they created.

Library: Grade 3 children celebrated American litterateur Megan McDonald’s birthday whose most popular series ‘Judy Moody’ is much appreciated and loved by the children of primary grades.

The Judy Moody series follows the humorous adventures of a third grader with plenty of attitude and a mood to fit every occasion. This delightful series is loaded with laughs and moments of wisdom as readers follow Judy through her oddball adventures. Author Megan McDonald received Garden State Children’s Book Award for penning this Younger Fiction series.

Dance: Students created independent solo routine with music of their choice. Split and core workout helped them balance on their toes. They learnt Latin dance form salsa as part of their unit related presentation about the impact of migration.

Music

The students practiced karaoke singing and gave a solo performance using drums and keyboard. They also explored various genres of music.

ICT

Students gave final touches to their Scratch projects and were assessed on them. They made beautiful presentations and learned basic coding through Scratch.

 

PE

Students practiced badminton skills like forehand gripping, stance and forehand rally. Introduction to the forehand serve enabled them to manoeuvre their body around the net, with the shuttlecock and racket.

International Mother Language Day was celebrated on 21st of February. The main purpose of celebrating this day was to promote linguistic diversity & multilingual education so as to highlight greater awareness for the mother tongue. Parents volunteered & conversed with students using different languages while engaging in storytelling, dancing and singing.