This cycle was phenomenal. Learners had an adventurous night out at school, explored more about the puberty unit while learning to comprehend poems and, developing a firm grip on solving integers.
Night out – After arriving on Saturday afternoon, students were teamed up for ‘Scavenger Hunt’ activity, which was followed by a short snack break. Later, the students participated in various races. After a relaxing break, students went on to enjoy the DJ time and had dinner. By nightfall, they prepared to go to bed and spent the night out in the open, bonding with their peers. At daybreak, students got ready and went out for a morning walk, accompanied by staff members.
Language – In language, we focused on two new poems – New Boy and The Bullied. The purpose of introducing these poems was to enhance learners’ comprehension skills. They were expected to identify the tone of the poem; underlying meaning and purpose; and, comprehend the figurative language used by the poet. Hyperbole (figure of speech) was introduced through worksheets and rigorous practice was given for the same.
Mathematics – This cycle, we continued with reviewing and practicing integer operations. Additionally, students were trained to construct meaning and work on solving integer word problems step by step with written statements, calculations and answer with units.
UOI – Advancing further into exploring the unit of puberty, students participated in the class discussion about physical changes they undergo during adolescence. To facilitate their understanding, HRTs showed age appropriate videos in class and assigned designated page numbers to be read from the books ‘Just for Girls’ and ‘Just for Boys’. As a follow up exercise, learners shared their queries with their teacher.