Learners share their things with others
UOI: Who we are. Broken Squares Game
Students Family Day
Please note the following regarding the assessment for this unit in language:
Day- Tomorrow, February 6, 2013, Day 4
Time – 10:40 till 12:40
Venue – Grade 7 Insight
All students should be prepared to present the screenplay based on Pygmalion written by them. Please come prepared for the presentation. Appropriate costumes might be helpful but not mandatory.
Good luck to you all, I wish to see some good performances tomorrow.
Part of Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
A shadow has fallen upon the scenes so lately lighted by the Allied victory. Nobody knows what Soviet Russia and its Communist international organization intends to do in the immediate future, or what are the limits, if any, to their expansive and proselytizing tendencies. I have a strong admiration and regard for the valiant Russian people and for my wartime comrade, Marshal Stalin. There is deep sympathy and goodwill in Britain–and I doubt not here also towards the peoples of all the Russians and a resolve to persevere through many differences and rebuffs in establishing lasting friendships. We understand the Russian need to be secure on her western frontiers by the removal of all possibility of German aggression. We welcome Russia to her rightful place among the leading nations of the world. We welcome her flag upon the seas. Above all, we welcome constant, frequent and growing contacts between the Russian people and our own people on both sides of the Atlantic. It is my duty however, for I am sure you would wish me to state the facts as I see them to you, to place before you certain facts about the present position in Europe.
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and, in many cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow. Athens alone–Greece with its immortal glories–is free to decide its future at an election under British, American and French observation. The Russian-dominated Polish Government has been encouraged to make enormous and wrongful inroads upon Germany, and mass expulsions of millions of Germans on a scale grievous and undreamed-of are now taking place. The Communist parties, which were very small in all these Eastern States of Europe, have been raised to preeminence and power far beyond their numbers and are seeking everywhere to obtain totalitarian control. Police governments are prevailing in nearly every case, and so far, except in Czechoslovakia, there is no true democracy.
Sr.KG Arts Week Celebration – Language Day
UOI -How we express ourselves.
Central Idea- “We can express ourselves in different ways”.
Finding Out Stage:
Learners have been exposed to two main modes of expressions i.e Verbal & Non Verbal. Now we are in the Finding Out stage, where we are finding out what are different forms of verbal and Non Verbal ways of expressing ourselves.
For this, Sr.KG is celebrating Arts week , to give exposure to various forms of expressions such as drama, mime act, singing, music, dance, painting etc. We initiated this celebration with Language Day. Some of the teachers of Sr.KG and our drama teacher Juhi Parekh, performed a Drama for all the learners of Sr.KG. Through this drama, the learners learnt about -Drama as a form of expression. They also learnt that any drama has some main elements like characters,expressions, dialogues and some message or an idea that has to conveyed.
This was a small skit performed by the teachers , connecting the habits 1, 3,4 and 7. The message conveyed through this drama was that we need to be proactive and learn to put first things first. We need to Think win-Win and arrive at a common conclusion and also that sharpening the saw is really important. Learners saw that instead of watching TV for long hours they can do some activity which would balance their body, mind and soul.
All the teachers and the students enjoyed this drama a lot!!
UNIT OF INQUIRY: TDT: Sharing the planet
OUR INQUIRY CYCLE
We started the unit with the 1st stage of inquiry cycle.
Tuning in: To tune in learners for this unit, four exploration tables held a video on ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“pollutionÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢, a poem on ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“keep cleanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“some wasteÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ products followed by provocative questions in diamond graphic organizer and a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“dollÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ was kept (This is the same learning engagement which was conducted during the 3rd PCM). Learners displayed their curiosity to explore all the tables and gave their reflection on the same. Later, in KLWQA chart they filled up the first criteria ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“KÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ i.e. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWhat I knowÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â.
LANGUAGE: Learners were introduced with the article ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œtheÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â by showing an animated video. After watching the video they were given exercise to solve in the notebook.
MATH: Learners were introduced with the word problems of simple and carry over addition where they learnt how to solve real life examples. They also revised borrowing subtraction.
Apart from the H.W. worksheet given, we have posted online math H.W on blog. So encourage our young learner to submit it before Monday.
Our current unit on Expressions, under the TDT, How We Express OurselvesÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â has the Central idea,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â We can influence people through expression of our ideas, feelings, thoughts and opinions.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â To give our learners an insight of how influences change people we had guest speakers coming in from varied fields. We wanted our learners to have a peek in the lives of their teachers that they meet everyday and also know about their influences and ideas.
Vardan Sir shared insights of his life. He spoke about how his parents had given him values like honesty and integrity. He also shared about the books that influenced him and how these books had changed his thinking. He said, “We can influence people by living life the right way”. He spoke about Gandhiji, and said he was a major influence in his life. He shared with our learners, the major influences of his life. He said,”I am a product of my environment and the influence it has”.
Next was Ms. Ruth Shah, Drama teacher of our school. She shared how she got influenced by her failures. For her, Failures were stepping stones to success. She said she was never deterred by the fact that she knew less, what she knew was that she had to perform and that spirit kept her going. She said, her diary is her best possession and also her best friend. that is one task that she does on a daily basis without fail. The major influence of her life was the Sunday School in the Church where she used to learn Performing Arts where she later started to teach other children too. She likes to speak a lot and participated in a number of elocution events in school.
Last but not the least in this series was Ms. Juhi Parekh. She is a perfoming Arts teacher in Fountainhead school. She started her session by narrating a portion from the Macbeth. The poise and elan which she exuded while reading struck an expression of awe on our learners’ faces. They could connect to the passage even though the passage was in Gujarati and many of them didn’t know the language. She said it is very essential to responsibly use a medium of expression as it is a strong driving force and can cause severe repercussions at times. She is influenced by a dance form called “Chhau” and plans to start a school some day.
All these guest speakers were an influence on our learners minds in one way or the other. They can now connect to these teachers at a different level altogether and Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â they also learnt about how various people have contributed to the lives of these teachers whom they epitomize each day.
Some glimpses of our Guest Speaker sessions: