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Day: September 8, 2014

Students in Action

Students in Action

Dear parents,

Students went for a 2 day CAS trip to Dharampur. It was a truly learning experience for the students. They were involved in different activities like painting the classrooms, visiting  the hospital and centre for physically challenged children.

They also worked in a Gaushala (cow shed), became “gwala” for a day, milked the cows, cleaned the cowshed, gave bath to the cows and fed them.

Students indeed functioned hard for 2 days and were able to bring pleasure and contentment to others and themselves.

Had an unforgettable expedition with my students!

Regards,

Falguni Jariwala

‘Highlights Of The Week(1st September-4th September)

‘Highlights Of The Week(1st September-4th September)

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.

 

Revision of wiggles:

 

Head, shoulders, knees and toes.

 

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] My Very First Book Of Numbers by Eric Carle

[2] Taking Care Of Mom by Mercer Mayer

[3] The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

[4] The Rainbow Fish And The Big Blue Whale by Marcus Pfister

[5] Six Crows by Leo Lionni

[6] Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle

[7] Inch By Inch by Leo Lionni

[8] The Tale Of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter

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

Pre math displays:A group activity was done  where the learners were asked 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,e,f] along with the sound and its association with pictures

 

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 ‘1-10’
  • 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 & colouring worksheet.

 

Free Play:

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

 

Important Points:-

 

 

  • Kindly send letter ‘f’ objects for show and tell activity.

 

  • 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.

 

Regards,

Tasneem