Unit of Inquiry
This fortnight, students tuned into the second line of inquiry, ‘food and its impact on our body’, through a ‘thumbs up’ and ‘thumbs down’ activity.
Students further inquired about the importance of different food groups, through a story, which was followed by a discussion.
They reflected upon their understanding by illustrating the different food groups. Later they made a list of healthy snacks which they could include in their daily diet.
The highlight of the past fortnight was the guest speaker session by a nutritionist Ms. Anshupriya Bhatnagar. Students gained knowledge about the food pyramid, food groups and their role in keeping us healthy.
During their English lessons, students recapitulated blends cr, br, fr, dr, gr, tr through a ‘donut engagement’ game.
For further practice, students solved a few blend drill sheets. Students were also assessed on their spellings through a spell bee. The assessment was marked by the students on a graph attached in their journals.
A visual imagery activity was attempted wherein students read poems and illustrated their understanding in their process journals. The poems were integrated with the unit of inquiry.
The students tuned in to phonograms ‘ar’ and ‘or’ through videos. Further, they brainstormed and wrote the words in their journals.
‘Take & Talk’ activity gave an opportunity to the students to choose and share their understanding on ‘5 factors of health’ or ‘the food pyramid.
Students tuned into the concept of ‘face value’ and gained knowledge about the difference between ‘place value’ and ‘face value’ using number cards and place value chart. They also practiced the concept of place value using Abacus and other manipulatives. Students attempted a formative assessment on place value and comparison of numbers.
During their Hindi classes, students watched a PPT on good habits (अच्छीआदतें) and attempted ‘listen and answer’ activity. They also learned ‘aa’(आ) maatraa and wrote words using the same.
During dance classes, students worked on the idea of using space to create their stories in groups. As a part of the prior knowledge assessment, the students discussed the relationship between dance and health.
The students created beats on the Congo and identified time signatures of their beats. They have also learned the Kodaly hand signs for different notes. They practiced singing songs like ‘Doe A Deer’ with these hand signs.
Students were briefed on all the drawing tools in MS-Paint. They designed their healthy plate using those tools. They included all the important elements of a healthy diet while illustrating them..
Students participated in an assembly presented by grade 1C.They spoke about why, when and how Janmashtami is celebrated.They further shared some interesting facts about Lord Krishna on the festival that marks his birthday celebrations.
During library class, students exchanged their books and shared their stories which they had read during the preceeding week. They participated in the summer assignment winner’s celebration day on August 30, where the winner’swere felicitated for their work and were treated to a movie, butter popcorn and ice-cream to complete the theatre experience.
During the art classes, the students were introduced to the concepts of colours. They were also explained about the significance of human emotions and how colours express these emotions. The students were asked to colour inside various shapes using warm and cold colours and were asked to associate and explain why they choose a particular colour to express an emotion. The shapes included the human face, geometric and anthropomorphic shapes and a fruit composition.
Students practiced locomotor and non-locomotor skills which enabled them to maintain stability and control in different positions. The body remained in place and moved around its horizontal or vertical axisass they practiced.
A discussion on interrelationship between healthy eating and physical activities was established for better understanding among students.