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- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf624tfg5wM
Countdown clock- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7guNNC2QEKo
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- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbWGiV7s6Uc
Students did copywriting and made illustrations for dr, tr, cr and fr words in their journals.
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- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll21j2r8gDc
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.
Students were introduced to swar ‘u’ and ‘oo’ through flashcards that was followed by practicing their formation on sand tray. 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’
During circle time, students played quite a number of games.
- ‘All aboard’ game where they grouped themselves in hula hoops and stood still for some time
- 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 doh.
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 started to learn a new dance routine on the song ‘A hundred miles’. They also did exercises to improve their focus and concentration.
Students explored basic geometrical shapes and lines to draw/ create complex forms like humans and figures.
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.
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.