On Tuesday, 24th April, being the last working day of the school, we have a Pot Luck Party. Students need to bring food items as per their choice. Please follow the Friday food policy of the school while sending the food. Please ensure the quantity is sufficient for 4-5 students. Kindly note that the students need to come in school uniform.
Grade 2 Team
Students played the game ‘Scrabble’ which helped them to revise the grammar concepts learned in class like- noun, verb , Adjective etc.
Students were given cut-outs with some random words and were asked to frame sentences using the same.
As a part of our ongoing unit wherein our students are exploring what games can teach us about ourselves, we’ve arranged for an indoor play time in upcoming LEAP slot. Kindly send any board game which your child can play independently like- Ludo, Snakes & Ladders, Chess, Monopoly, etc. by 12th January. Please label the game and do not buy a new one as students will be sharing the game with their peers.
(Gr-2 Resource Teacher).
The previous LEAP slot was integrated with the current unit of ‘Signs and symbols’. Students created a symbol which represented them and later, did a presentation of their work. Teacher recorded each of the presentation.
(Grade-2 Resource Teacher).
In the current LEAP cycle, students solved a worksheet on “Decode the sentence” which was integrated with their UOI on Sign and Symbols.
Resource Teacher ( Gr-2)
Thinkers’ Keys. First developed by Tony Ryan, Thinker’s Keys are a set of twenty different activities designed to engage and motivate learners in a range of thinking tasks. A range of question or task starters are presented as keys to unlocking the analytical, critical and creative thinking abilities of learners.
What if… Thinkers key was introduced during space unit. Students had learnt the condition on the Earth that support Ã‚Â life and make it an unique planet. The teacher explained the use of Ã¢â‚¬Å“What ifÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã‚Â key. Teacher provided a worksheet in which few questions were written Ã¢â‚¬Å“What if there is no Sun Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â, Ã¢â‚¬Å“What if the Earth is much smaller Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â, Ã¢â‚¬Å“What if the Earth is closer to the SunÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â etc. These questions provoked students thinking and they imagined the consequences .They also used their prior knowledge Ã‚Â and understanding to reflect. Most of all the students wrote Ã‚Â their answers citing reasons.
In next session, teacher introduced two more thinker keys Ã¢â‚¬Å“Alphabet keyÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Reverse KeyÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Alphabet key: Students wrote down all the words related to the unit Ã‚Â which they learnt in space unit . Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hot potato gameÃ¢â‚¬Â was used for this activity.
Reverse Key: Students were asked to list any five outer space objects we cannot see in the day. Students wrote their responses on sticky notes which were later pasted on a chart paper.
The three thinker keys were done in integration with the UOI and students enjoyed a lot.
Grade-2 (Resource Teacher)
Many a times students struggle to express their thoughts Ã‚Â in writing. Sometimes they struggle due to lack of vocabulary but many a times they may have words but cannot put them in order. So, it is important for students to recognize sentence structure in order to express their ideas.
Students Ã‚Â played a language game .The objective of the game was vocabulary building Ã‚Â and develop sentence forming with proper sentence structure using random words made and inserting different parts of speech as required .
Students were given 5 to 6 Ã‚Â alphabets/letters and they Ã‚Â had to form Ã‚Â words from them. Then they had to make meaningful sentences using those words. They wrote the sentences in their notebook. Initially students found it difficult to form sentencesÃ‚Â using limited words but gradually they started enjoying and made 3 to 4 sentences.
After that , Students made sentences with the given strips of random words. Each strip had six random words. Each student had a strip of random words. Each child had to make two sentences using at least 3-4 words.
It was followed by writing short stories in next session .The teacher revised the elements of a story with them. After this story writing game was explained to them. Teacher displayed the laminated sheet of the story elements. A laminated sheet Ã‚Â with elements of a story Ã‚Â written on it was given to students. The sheet had Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Roll a characterÃ¢â‚¬Â, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Roll a settingÃ¢â‚¬Âand Ã¢â‚¬Å“Roll a problemÃ¢â‚¬Â. Students had to roll a dice every time to choose a Ã‚Â setting, a character and a problem .They had to Ã‚Â then imagine and make their own story. Initially they struggled with the task but with their continuous efforts they made creative Ã‚Â stories which was appreciable.
Grade-2 Resource Techer
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ HeadlinesÃ¢â‚¬Â you all must be aware of this term. In News paper or in a television this word is used to give the crux/essence of the news. In the same manner, for revealing the essence of the whole topic we can use Ã¢â‚¬Å“HeadlinesÃ¢â‚¬Â visible thinking routine.
As it is given in the image itself that the students can communicate the essence of the topic/sentence which they learnt in the class using this routine.
For teacher modelling, the teacher had taken Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Culture Fiesta Ã¢â‚¬Â as per topic for writing headlines. The teacher did the process of thinking aloud in front of the students like When and where did this event happen? She also emphasized on using present tense while writing. So, the teacher had written:
Culture Fiesta at Fountainhead on 1st September.
Culture Fiesta – Celebration of culture in Grade 2 on 1st sep, 2016.
For the You Do part, the teacher gave them the topic of Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Literary EventÃ¢â‚¬Â and asked each of them to write only one headline for the given event. Each and every student had written headlines for the same event and it was well tried by all the students!
Grade-2 Resource Teacher.