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Day 1-Homework for the day!! (21st August)

Day 1-Homework for the day!! (21st August)

UOI/Language:

Interviewing your grandparents or parents

-Ask the questions given below to your grandparents/parents.

-Write the answers in a complete sentence in your UOI notebook.

-Take help of your parents for spellings.

  1. Which culture do you belong?
  2. Which is your mother tongue?
  3. Name of your native place.
  4. Write the traditional food items of your culture?
  5. Name an artform which represents your culture?
  6. What are your traditional clothes(if you have any)?
  7. Which festivals do you celebrate in your culture?

Regards,

Grade-2 Team

 

Last Day Potluck Party

Last Day Potluck Party

Dear Parents,

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.

Regards,
Grade 2 Team

LEAP-Important Note

LEAP-Important Note

Dear parent,

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.
 Regards,
Vaishali Desai.
(Gr-2 Resource Teacher).
Let’s design a symbol

Let’s design a symbol

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.

Regards,

Vaishali Desai.

(Grade-2 Resource Teacher).

Who captures the most squares?

Who captures the most squares?

In the last two cycles LEAP sessions focussed on reinforcing multiplication concept.

Cycle 28 : Students played two board games;  “ Time Tiles” and “Covers multiplications”.

Details: In both the games students pick up  number cards and cover 2 numbers on the game board .The product of these  two numbers has to be equal to the number on the card. Student  who covers most of the numbers on the board is the winner of the game.

Students  enthusiastically revised multiplication facts in playful way.

Cycle 29 : Students played a multiplication based dice game in pairs.

Details: Each player  rolls  two dice and multiplies the numbers .The player  spots  the product of the two numbers on a game sheet provided. He/she  has to then  to connect two dots around that number. The player has to  aim at forming square boxes gradually. Each student keeps colouring the completed boxes. If a player rolls the dice and the product of the two numbers has no more dots to connect on the game sheet ,the player’s turn is over and play continues with the next player. The game ends when all the dots on the sheets have been connected. The player who captures most of the squares is the winner.

Please refer the pictures given below.

Regards,

Vaishali Desai

Grade 2(Resource Teacher)

Unlock the thinking Through Thinkers Keys

Unlock the thinking Through Thinkers Keys

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  life and make it an unique planet. The teacher explained the use of “What if”  key. Teacher provided a worksheet in which few questions were written “What if there is no Sun …”, “What if the Earth is much smaller …”, “What if the Earth is closer to the Sun……” etc. These questions provoked students thinking and they imagined the consequences .They also used their prior knowledge  and understanding to reflect. Most of all the students wrote  their answers citing reasons.

In next session, teacher introduced two more thinker keys “Alphabet key” and “ Reverse Key”.

Alphabet key: Students wrote down all the words related to the unit  which they learnt in space unit . “Hot potato game” 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.

References:

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Regards,

Vaishali Desai

Grade-2 (Resource Teacher)

Little learners learning language with story writing

Little learners learning language with story writing

Many a times students struggle to express their thoughts  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  played a language game .The objective of the game was vocabulary building  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  alphabets/letters and they  had to form  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 sentences 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  with elements of a story  written on it was given to students. The sheet had   “Roll a character”, “Roll a setting”and “Roll a problem”. Students had to roll a dice every time to choose a  setting, a character and a problem .They had to  then imagine and make their own story. Initially they struggled with the task but with their continuous efforts they made creative  stories which was appreciable.

Regards,

Vaishali Desai

Grade-2 Resource Techer