This fortnight, students tuned into the new Unit of Inquiry on ‘Lifecycle’ with the story of a very hungry caterpillar.’
Students brainstormed about the central idea during a class discussion and later wrote their understanding on a graphic organizer.
Students were tuned into the first line of inquiry where they listed the similarities and differences between living and non-living things on a Venn diagram.
For English lessons, listening and comprehension skills were enhanced through the online story ‘The Prince and the Insect Queen’ where students identified pronouns in the story and framed sentences with them.
Students reflected on adjectives in their process journals too.
Students were assessed on their spellings with a spell bee.They also chose 5 words from the list to make sentences and underlined nouns and adjectives using the black and blue colour codes respectively.
Unit Integration- Students illustrated the lifecycle of a butterfly and wrote relevant adjectives for each stage of its life.
The practice of subtraction allowed students to solve two and three digit subtraction sums in their process journals. Furthermore, they applied their understanding of the concept to problem solving using the RUCSAC strategy.
Students also created their own word problems in their process journals.
For their Hindi lessons, students watched तितली का जीवन चक्र (life cycle of a butterfly). They recalled relevantvocabulary words, drew and wrote the lifecycle individually. After completing the task they explained it orally too thereby enhancing. their speaking skills. Students also watched a story on the festival of Holi, celebrated in India.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmG7zQ9Hv-w . Through this, they strengthened their morals and values.
Students enjoyed and recollected the highs and lows of ICT tasks and shared favourites moments with the use of apps. They also discussed the unit they have taken for their Student Led Conference and gave a final touch to their SLC portfolio.
This week grade 2 students explored the technique of cross-hatching by using pencil on paper. They also explored the Waorli tradition of painting both in terms of style and use of material. Outcomes include new compositions that explored, varied topics like animals, health, landforms etc.
Students created an independent solo routine with the music of their choice. Split and core workout was undertaken while they balanced on their toes. They learned Jazz dance form during combination practice.
Students were also introduced to concept observing and physical theatre.
Students sang “We Will Rock You” as they clapped and tapped along with the song. They also played the Congo and learned what the different parts of the drums are called by name.
Students are practicing different manipulative skills in basketball. They are working on their footwork and hand placement while executing the skill which will help them to improve coordination during game practice.
Students listened to the story of ‘Khichadi- Ek Lok Katha’ by Jitender Kumar, where a man Birju ate Khichadi at his in-laws’ place and liked it very much. He decided to eat khichadi at his house too in the tale written in Hindi language. On the way back home he forgot the name of the dish and got beaten up. His mom said that people made Birju’s khichadi by beating him up and he thus & recalled what he wanted to eat.
The other Hindi book read to students was called ‘Billi Ke Teen Bacche’, where the three naughty kittens turn all white while chasing the mouse black while chasing the frog and finally they jump into a pond to catch a fish but get back their original colour. Both the stories had a few repeated words that helped to add a few Hindi words to the vocabulary. They absolutely loved listening to the two the stories that were full of humour.