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Day: August 29, 2014

Grade 1 JOY: UOI Activity!!

Grade 1 JOY: UOI Activity!!

  1. The students performed different activities to understand the property of sound – Sound can only be produced through vibration.
  • While speaking the students kept their palm on their throat and felt the vibration.
  • The students observed that the sound of a whistle can be produced by paper.
  • The students kept their heads down on the table and were asked to hear the sound. Then the teacher made a tapping sound from the other end of the table and thus the students were able to feel the vibration and hear the sound.

Learning intention: To understand the property – Sound can only be produced through vibration.

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Regards

Priyanka Chhabra

Grade 1 Hope: UOI Activity!!

Grade 1 Hope: UOI Activity!!

TDT: How the world works

Central idea: Understanding the properties of air, light, heat and sound helps maximize their use as a resource.

1. The students performed an activity to understand the property – “Air occupies space”.

  • The students were given a balloon and were asked to blow it with the help of an air pump or by their mouth.

Learning intention: To understand the property- air occupies space.

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Highlights Of The Week (25th -28th August)- Jr. KG Yellow, White, Violet And Red

Highlights Of The Week (25th -28th August)- Jr. KG Yellow, White, Violet And Red

Circle Time:

WOW:Communicator   [We express our ideas confidently.]

Morning message: There are seven days in a week.

Drills: What is your father’s name? My father’s name is…

 

Revision of rhymes:Oh! The cuckoo, oh! The cuckoo, up and down, open the shut them, be proactive.

THE RIVER IS FLOWING:

The river is flowing,

flowing and flowing,

The river is flowing,

down to the sea.

Mother earth is calling me,

Her child I’ll always be,

Mother earth is calling me,

down to the sea.

 

Introduction of Rhyme:

Welcome Ganesha:

The colorful lights, the tasty modaks,

It must be the time of the year again.

Welcome Ganesha, welcome Ganesha,

Welcome my favorite guest.

I greet you with flowers, fruits and lamps.

I greet you with songs, sweet and incense.

Welcome Ganesha, welcome Ganesha,

Welcome my favorite guest.

1,2,3,4,5,6, the days pass by ever so quick.

7,8,9,10 it’s time to say goodbye again.

Goodbye Ganesha, Goodbye Ganesha,

Goodbye my favorite guest.

I bid you farewell with tears in my eyes,

See you next year when I’m older and wise.

Goodbye Ganesha, Goodbye Ganesha,

Goodbye my favorite guest.

 

Introduction of:

Movement Song- Head, shoulders, knees and toes.

Revision of wiggles:

Wiggle it… Children’s song by Patty Shukla  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfoY49Nnnns]

Shake and move by Patty Shukla [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5RUzkySseE ]

I can do it by Patty Shukla [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4HFZxPbHxO]

Jump jump star [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G6CxMlvQeg]

Reach Up High – Tofa Tafa with Lyrics – Children Love to Sing Kids Action Dance Party Songs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRpMZUylwfY )

If you are a kid [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr9ge4XGUYs]

 

Read Alouds:

[1] Spot goes to school

[2]My very first book of colors

[3] Froggy plays in the band

[4] Being Forgetful by Joy Berry[Book related to 1st habit be proactive] [5] Seven habits of happy kids [1st Story].

 

UOI 1:

”We can express feelings and communicate meaning through different stories”

 

Revision of sequence – The story’s beginning, middle, end , message ,“Title”  ‘place’ and character  of the stories

 

Introduction of ‘WHEN’ :When did the story take place?(time: morning,afternoon,evening or night).

 

STORIES : ‘Cinderella, The Rainbow fish, Snow white,mercury and the woodman ,The shepherd boy

 

UOI 2:

“We find different materials in the surrounding and they behave differently.

 

Revision of:

Pre math concepts-Learners did matching of learnt pre math in the worksheet: i.e. up-down, tall- short, hard- short, etc.

Pre math displays:A group activity where teacher sat with learners in circle and asked them questions like: whether something is short/long, thick/thin, etc.

This was done by showing pictures to them and then they pasted that picture on the chart paper accordingly.

Absorption\repel, Float\sink and soluble\insoluble

 

Imaginative Play:

Learners played in different corners like Transport theme, clay theme, Jungle theme, Fishing, Hanging clothes, Barbie theme and play with different toys.

 

Language:

Revision of small letters [ a,b,c,d] along with the sound and its association with pictures and also did finger painting, crayon colouring, sticking paper balls on the printouts of letter a, b, c, d, e.

 

Revision of letter “f” with its sound.

f song -one little finger one little finger tap tap tap, point to the ceiling point to the floor and put it on your lap lap lap… learners became fish\frog and moved from one center to another. Teacher has to emphasise the sound of letter ‘f’.  [Whole class activity] and the video shwon: Star fall.com for letter ‘f’

Learners did colouring activity on—flower, frog, fish, fire engine, fan fruits, face (Filler Activity:Decorating the Magic Box)

Math:

Revision  of Patterns

Learners revised  2 attribute of patterns [ABAB]They made connections with real life patterns too.) Learners understood that they see patterns around them in real life.

 

Forward counting: 1- 9 (through ladder activity & train activity)

Association of number: 1-9 (through different learning engagement)

 

Revision:

  • numbers ‘1-9’
  • backward counting.

 

Revision of pre math:

Strong-weak,far\near,fat\thin,thick\thin,in\out,open\close,front\back etc.

Worksheet for horizontal and vertical forward counting.

Necklace Activity: Learners made a necklace by sticking pictures of numbers(1-9) on a neck print out using forward counting.

Dominos Activity: Learners made dominos by drawing the number of dots on the chart paper piece as mentioned on it.

 

GUIDED PLAY:

What will fit?

Provided assortment

clothing in various sizes, such as baby socks, child-sized socks, grown-up pants, and a large vest. The children explored the items to see which ones fit. We encourage the children to share their discoveries.

• Which one fits the best?

 

• Which is too large? Too small?

 

• Who might wear that size?, etc.

GP2:

Activity for seriation:

Teacher kept a bunch of books( different sizes) ready in the class.Learners arranged the books in the series of small to big books & big to small books.

 

Visual Art (VA) :

 

FMS integrated with language:

VA: Teacher did read aloud of the story: “An Extraordinary Egg” by Leo Lionni

After that learners did ‘Paper mache activity’: Learners were given paper which they tore in different sizes.

They were given balloons and a container filled with fevicol water. They dipped the cutout of paper and stuck it on balloon to make an egg.

Finally,they coloured the egg.

 

Fine Motor Skills: Firefly pattern book

 

Practice of tracing worksheet.

 

Free Play:

  • Link up blocks
  • Wooden blocks
  • Construction blocks
  • Kitchen set
  • Other toys
  • Puzzles
  • Sand Pit
  • Clay

 

Important Points:-

  • Kindly practice recognition,sound and association of the small letters a,b,c,d, e and f with your ward.

 

  • Kindly note we are focusing only on the small alphabets, so please do the same at home. Capital letters will be done later in the year.
  • Practice recognition, association and forward counting of numbers [1-9] regularly with your child.

 

  • Please send 2 lap size napkins regularly in the school bag and keep the lunch box and napkin in 1 small carry bag. (Kindly ignore if you are already sending it in this manner)
  • Kindly sign in diary for note/circular. Also take out circular from the diary.Please mention about the things sent ( objects, library books) etc. in diary.(When you send to teacher)
  • Try to do more of fine motor skills activities with your child at home, it will help them develop their writing skills.
  • If your child is reflecting about his/her learning at home then please inform the respective HRT (home room teacher) through mail or communication diary. Please keep a track of your child’s progress/learning.

☺Happy weekend!!☺

Regards,

Ambuja Sharma, Tasneem Katerawala,
Tasnim Batliwala and Nisha Jain
Homeroom Teacher, Jr.KG Yellow, White, Violet and Red
Highlights Of The Week (25th -28th August)- Jr. KG Orange

Highlights Of The Week (25th -28th August)- Jr. KG Orange

Circle Time:

WOW:Communicator   [We express our ideas confidently.]

Morning message: There are seven days in a week.

Drills: What is your father’s name? My father’s name is…

 

Revision of rhymes:Oh! The cuckoo, oh! The cuckoo, up and down, open the shut them, be proactive.

THE RIVER IS FLOWING:

The river is flowing,

flowing and flowing,

The river is flowing,

down to the sea.

Mother earth is calling me,

Her child I’ll always be,

Mother earth is calling me,

down to the sea.

 

Introduction of Rhyme:

Welcome Ganesha:

The colorful lights, the tasty modaks,

It must be the time of the year again.

Welcome Ganesha, welcome Ganesha,

Welcome my favorite guest.

I greet you with flowers, fruits and lamps.

I greet you with songs, sweet and incense.

Welcome Ganesha, welcome Ganesha,

Welcome my favorite guest.

1,2,3,4,5,6, the days pass by ever so quick.

7,8,9,10 it’s time to say goodbye again.

Goodbye Ganesha, Goodbye Ganesha,

Goodbye my favorite guest.

I bid you farewell with tears in my eyes,

See you next year when I’m older and wise.

Goodbye Ganesha, Goodbye Ganesha,

Goodbye my favorite guest.

 

Introduction of:

Movement Song- Head, shoulders, knees and toes.

Revision of wiggles:

Wiggle it… Children’s song by Patty Shukla  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfoY49Nnnns]

Shake and move by Patty Shukla [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5RUzkySseE ]

I can do it by Patty Shukla [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4HFZxPbHxO]

Jump jump star [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G6CxMlvQeg]

Reach Up High – Tofa Tafa with Lyrics – Children Love to Sing Kids Action Dance Party Songs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRpMZUylwfY )

If you are a kid [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr9ge4XGUYs]

 

Read Alouds:

[1] An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni

[2] If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

[3] Friends Are Helpers by V.Gilbert Beers

[4] Little Critter: Policeman by Mercer Mayer

[5] The Clownfish

[6] Hide And Seek Duck by Cyndy Szekeres

[7] My Apron by Eric Carle

[8] Do You Want To Be My Friend by Eric Carle

[9] Hopper by Marcus Pfister

 

UOI 1:

”We can express feelings and communicate meaning through different stories”

 

Revision of sequence – The story’s beginning, middle, end , message ,“Title”  ‘place’ and character  of the stories

 

Introduction of ‘WHEN’ :When did the story take place?(time: morning,afternoon,evening or night).

 

STORIES : ‘Cinderella, The Rainbow fish, Snow white,mercury and the woodman ,The shepherd boy

 

UOI 2:

“We find different materials in the surrounding and they behave differently.

 

Revision of:

Pre math concepts-Learners did matching of learnt pre math in the worksheet: i.e. up-down, tall- short, hard- short, etc.

Pre math displays:A group activity where teacher sat with learners in circle and asked them questions like: whether something is short/long, thick/thin, etc.

This was done by showing pictures to them and then they pasted that picture on the chart paper accordingly.

Absorption\repel, Float\sink and soluble\insoluble

 

Imaginative Play:

Learners played in different corners like Transport theme, clay theme, Jungle theme, Fishing, Hanging clothes, Barbie theme and play with different toys.

 

Language:

Revision of small letters [ a,b,c,d] along with the sound and its association with pictures and also did finger painting, crayon colouring, sticking paper balls on the printouts of letter a, b, c, d, e.

 

Revision of letter “f” with its sound.

f song -one little finger one little finger tap tap tap, point to the ceiling point to the floor and put it on your lap lap lap… learners became fish\frog and moved from one center to another. Teacher has to emphasise the sound of letter ‘f’.  [Whole class activity] and the video shwon: Star fall.com for letter ‘f’

Learners did colouring activity on—flower, frog, fish, fire engine, fan fruits, face (Filler Activity:Decorating the Magic Box)

Math:

Revision  of Patterns

Learners revised  2 attribute of patterns [ABAB]They made connections with real life patterns too.) Learners understood that they see patterns around them in real life.

 

Forward counting: 1- 9 (through ladder activity & train activity)

Association of number: 1-9 (through different learning engagement)

 

Revision:

  • numbers ‘1-9’
  • backward counting.

 

Revision of pre math:

Strong-weak,far\near,fat\thin,thick\thin,in\out,open\close,front\back etc.

Worksheet for horizontal and vertical forward counting.

Necklace Activity: Learners made a necklace by sticking pictures of numbers(1-9) on a neck print out using forward counting.

Dominos Activity: Learners made dominos by drawing the number of dots on the chart paper piece as mentioned on it.

 

GUIDED PLAY:

What will fit?

Provided assortment

clothing in various sizes, such as baby socks, child-sized socks, grown-up pants, and a large vest. The children explored the items to see which ones fit. We encourage the children to share their discoveries.

• Which one fits the best?

 

• Which is too large? Too small?

 

• Who might wear that size?, etc.

GP2:

Activity for seriation:

Teacher kept a bunch of books( different sizes) ready in the class.Learners arranged the books in the series of small to big books & big to small books.

 

Visual Art (VA) :

 

FMS integrated with language:

VA: Teacher did read aloud of the story: “An Extraordinary Egg” by Leo Lionni

After that learners did ‘Paper mache activity’: Learners were given paper which they tore in different sizes.

They were given balloons and a container filled with fevicol water. They dipped the cutout of paper and stuck it on balloon to make an egg.

Finally,they coloured the egg.

 

Fine Motor Skills: Firefly pattern book

 

Practice of tracing worksheet.

 

Free Play:

  • Link up blocks
  • Wooden blocks
  • Construction blocks
  • Kitchen set
  • Other toys
  • Puzzles
  • Sand Pit
  • Clay

 

Important Points:-

  • Kindly practice recognition,sound and association of the small letters a,b,c,d, e and f with your ward.
  • Kindly note we are focusing only on the small alphabets, so please do the same at home. Capital letters will be done later in the year.
  • Practice recognition, association and forward counting of numbers [1-9] regularly with your child.
  • Please send 2 lap size napkins regularly in the school bag and keep the lunch box and napkin in 1 small carry bag. (Kindly ignore if you are already sending it in this manner)
  • Kindly sign in diary for note/circular. Also take out circular from the diary.Please mention about the things sent ( objects, library books) etc. in diary.(When you send to teacher)
  • Try to do more of fine motor skills activities with your child at home, it will help them develop their writing skills.
  • If your child is reflecting about his/her learning at home then please inform the respective HRT (home room teacher) through mail or communication diary. Please keep a track of your child’s progress/learning.

☺Happy weekend!!☺

Regards,

Suchi Dakoria, 
Homeroom Teacher, Jr.KG Orange
Guest speaker session

Guest speaker session

In the ongoing unit of inquiry, learners have learnt about the components of a balanced lifestyle .Exercise being one of the five components it is very important for a healthy mind and body.

We had arranged a guest speaker session for our learners to understand the importance of exercise along with nutrition .For this we had invited Mukti ma’am, our school’s fitness expert.She talked about the importance of exercise ,different forms of exercise and healthy habits.

Here are a few glimpses of this session.

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Regards,

Anupama & Nandini