Unit of Inquiry
Taking the unit further, students were read a book ‘Going for a jungle safari and were asked a few questions like:
- What animals did they see on the safari?
- Why do you think animals live in a jungle?
- Why can a polar bear or a camel not live in a jungle?
They also learned and understood different types of habitats and a quiz summed up their understanding. Further, they marked major forest areas on the world map.
English was integrated with the unit wherein ‘Going for a jungle safari’ led to further discussion on how animals live in a jungle.
Students were introduced to ‘sl’ and ‘gl’ blends through online videos and flash cards.
Comprehension passages related to the above blends were narrated to them which further expanded their vocabulary while adding some new words onto the word wall. Students practiced writing words and illustrated pictures of ‘sl’ and ‘gl’ blends in their process journals. They also attempted a post-it illustration game on ‘sl’ and ‘gl’ words.
Students were introduced to ordinal numbers using picture cards of ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’ and were asked related questions.
- Why do we use 1st, 2nd or 3rd….?
- What are these numbers?
- When do we use these numbers?
Students also understood multiple representation of the same number using manipulatives. Later, they matched different configurations of the same number using subitizing cards. They also estimated the given dominos and wrote the number on slates. Students also attempted a task on ordinal numbers in their journals.
Students wrote two letter words on the slate and also practiced them on the light table. They were introduced to new vyanjan ‘ha’ through flashcards.
Partner Balance – Students learned a few balancing skills
Pass the letters – Verbal games for developing speaking and listening skills, vocabulary, thinking and reasoning abilities.
The students learned the dance routine on the song ‘Shalala’ focusing majorly on the sense of rhythm while practicing movements.
The students learned to illustrate various expressions using the given options and also learned about different types of shapes through an online App.
The students sang ‘Hello to all the Children of the World’ and the DPSI school anthem.
They also played the C major scale on the piano.
Students continued with the gymnastics and calisthenics exercises where they focused on different calisthenics exercises on the counts/whistle to improve loco motor and non-loco motor skills in order to develop rhythmic responses.
The students displayed their communication and social skills by sharing stories they read from books that were issued to them the previous week. Everyone looked forward to their turn and loved talking about their stories enthusiastically.