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Recap of the day – 19th October, 2016

Recap of the day – 19th October, 2016

Day 5, Wednesday

UOI: The teacher discussed all the learning engagements and got the key words of the Central Idea. She then asked the learners to try and frame the central Idea of the unit as per their understanding.

Math: Learners were introduced to Line Graph.

Language: Learners learnt a new poem  “The duck and the kangaroo”  a nonsense  poem which they enjoyed and difficult words were explained as well. Learners discussed the questions based on the poem and  came up with the rhyming words used in the poem as well.

Read aloud session was conducted.

Highlights and homework – Day 5 – October 19th

Highlights and homework – Day 5 – October 19th

UOI: The students were introduced to the Rube Goldberg’s Summative Assessment task. We shared the Rubric with them and also shared the guidelines for the Summative Assessment Task. They are all ready, set and about to go.

Language: We read a story and tried to write “Sad but true” ending for the same using the 6 traits of writing.  Link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWYXCSTrFto

Image : 1_6traits_intro

Homework :

UOI :

Create the initial sketch : Think of possible design and put it down on paper, so that you can discuss with your group members and come up with the best for your group. Individual designs will be seen at the time of final presentation as well.

Language : 

Complete the ending we started in the class till publishing step

Note : Parents are requested to fill up the Assessment Mentorship form. Students will be delighted to have you around.

Highlights of the day: 19 Oct

Highlights of the day: 19 Oct

Math:

Teacher notes down the points scored by all the groups of this month till date. later students draws a bar graph representing the same data in the book.

Lang:

Empowering English Poems to enjoy “The duck and the Kangaroo ” was done in the class where students read the poem dramatically with proper voice modulation.

UOI:

Learners were given what if prompts and they shared the same with their peers . Students used their imagination and thinking skills to guess and form the central idea of the unit (group activity).

Leap- Learners put on the ‘Six Thinking Hats’

Leap- Learners put on the ‘Six Thinking Hats’

Six Thinking Hats, a thinking skill from Edward de Bono, teaches parallel thinking as an alternative to argument. Parallel thinking guides thought process in one direction at a time so we can effectively analyse issues, generate new ideas and make better decisions.

Six Thinking Hats helps put our opinions and egos aside so we can focus on a way forward without argument. Using these hats participants learn how to separate emotions from facts, positive from negative and critical thinking from creative thinking.

Learning Engagement: Read aloud of the story “The Gruffalo” followed by discussion of the story with the “Six Thinking Hats” .

Details: In integration with the “Imagination “unit, the teacher introduced the Six thinking hats and the context in which the students were going to use them.Then  she did a read aloud of the story ‘The Gruffalo’ .Learners were provided a set  of worksheets based on the story ,where they have to answer questions using different thinking hats .

White Thinking Hat – Focuses on Facts and Information

Yellow Thinking Hat – Focuses on Positive ideas and good things

Red Thinking Hat – Focuses on feelings, hunches and emotions.

Black Thinking Hat – Focuses on difficulties, problems or issues.

Green Thinking Hat –Focuses on creativity, possibilities, alternatives, solutions and new ideas.

Blue Thinking Hat –Focuses on managing the thinking process and taking action plans.

Objective: To develop parallel thinking as an alternative to argument.  A thought process in one direction at a time to analyse issues, generate new ideas and make better decisions effectively.

home work:

Finish the White hat thinking and the yellow hat thinking tasks.

White hat thinking: Frame the questions using 5ws and H and answer the same.

                              Draw your own Gruffalo and describe it.

Yellow hat thinking: Who is your favourite character in the story ? Write three things that you like about your favourite character.

Write three good things about the story.

Design a poster or a cover for “The Graffalo” story.

Please take good care of the worksheets given to you and bring it on next LEAP class .Do not do anything more than discussed in the class.

Highlights of the day 19th October,2016

Highlights of the day 19th October,2016

Day 5, Wednesday

UOI: Read aloud of the book “Dreams” along with an activity was done. Writing prompt from the booklet was done and leaners enjoyed doing it

Math: Learners made the bar graph.

Language –   Learners learnt a new poem  “The duck and the kangaroo”  a nonsense  poem which they enjoyed and difficult words were explained as well.Learners discussed the questions based on the poem and  came up with the rhyming words used in the poem as well.

Read aloud session was conducted.

Keep reading, Keep growing!

First Parental Involvement of the academic session 2016-17: Grade 2

First Parental Involvement of the academic session 2016-17: Grade 2

Dear Parents,
As you all are aware of the current unit ‘Games’ that the students are exploring into under the TDT – Who we are.
The central Idea of the unit is  ‘Games can enhance understanding about us.’
This unit is helping the students identify their own physical, mental and social abilities. They are learning about the importance of communication, planning and social skills while playing team games.
As it is the joint responsibility of parents and teachers to facilitate a child’s learning, we are organizing a small event where parents will be directly involved in the learning process of their children. For making their learning more fun and engaging and also to help them develop their social skills and self-management skills, we are inviting parents to come and play games with the students.
The event will take place on 2 different days and four sections will be catered on each day during the same time slot (12:25 pm – 1:15 pm)
Day 1    Friday, 21st October        Think, Invent, Explore, Create
Day 2    Monday, 24th October      Discover, Wonder, Ponder, Dream
The parents will be playing games with the students of their own children’s section. The PE coaches have already planned the games to be played and arranged for the resources. The parents are requested to arrive and assemble in the assembly area by 12:15 pm so that the PE coaches can give common instructions and lead to the assigned venues.
Keeping in mind the time and space constraint, we are sending a form to be filled by the interested parents. We can accommodate 10 parents (either father or mother) to be part of the event. The priority will be given on a first come, first serve basis. We will do the blog post about the final list of the names of the parents soon after the submission of responses.
We would highly appreciate if only the parents whose names have been shortlisted come and make the event successful.
Looking forward to a positive attitude towards our first Parent involvement of the session.
Form: First Parental involvement Event
Kindly fill the form by tomorrow 12:00 pm so that the teachers can finalize the list of parents and post timely.
Regards,
Grade 2 Team