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Story well

Story well

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Learners enjoyed the story of ‘Rainbow fish’ during circle time which was read by the teacher  in the story well. Learners enjoyed the story and they reflected up on the Title of the story, beginning, middle and end of the story, Characters in the story and place in the story. At the end, they also learned about the moral of the story.

Highlights of last two weeks from 2nd Sept to 18th Sept’2013

Highlights of last two weeks from 2nd Sept to 18th Sept’2013

Dear Parent,

Please find mentioned below recap of last two weeks:

Circle Time:  

Rhymes: Introduction of new rhymes: “Oh the cuckoo”, “Miss Molly had a dolly”, ”Here we go round the mulberry bush”, and “Be proactive” and revision of other rhymes covered till date.

Morning Talk:

Discussion on what learners did during the weekend?

UOI 1:

“Stories can engage the audience and communicate meaning”

Through an activity, learners were taught about how stories are created and shared.

Activity: The learners were divided in 4 groups and were made to watch a video without sound. The teacher gave prior instruction like: Group 1 will discuss about the character of the story, Group2:  beginning, middle and the end, Group 3:place and time and Group 4:title.

UOI 2:

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

Learning engagement: Learners were explained the connection between the Central Idea and TDT (Transdisciplinary theme).

  Language:

  • Word of the week: ’Principle’ (‘I act honestly and with a strong sense of fairness , justice and respect for the dignity of an individual, groups and communities )Risk taker ( you are brave and approach unfamiliar situation with courage) and revision of other words covered till date.
  • Drill: – What is your father’s name? , What is your mother’s name?  revision of other drills covered till date.
  • Morning message: – “There are seven days in a week.”Revision of other messages covered till date.

Revision of letters “Aa to Ii”

Introduction of the letter “Jj and Kk” along with the sound and its associations, through different play way methods like sorting, colouring, associating etc.

(J: Jug, Jar, Joker, Jelly, Jam, Jacket, Juice, Juggler, Jellyfish, Junk food, Jigsaw, Jeep, Jump etc.

K: Key, Kite, Kettle, Keyboard, Knee, Kiwi, Kayak, King, Koala, Kitten, Kangaroo, Kitchen, Ketchup, Kitkat etc.)

Introduction of sight words: I, me, he, she, in, it.

 

  • Read Aloud:

Many stories were read aloud to engage the students and to evoke their interest in reading books.

Math:

Learning engagement:

  • Revision of forward /backward counting and after numbers from 1 to 9.
  • Introduction of more and less through stories ( animal stories, fruit seller stories) and hoola hoop activity .
  • Revision of pre math concepts (tall, short , fat, thin ,thick, thin , hard, soft)
  • Introduction of subitizing  till number 6 using different manipulatives (estimate the shown quantity)
  • Introduction of number “10” using abacus.

FMS (Fine Motor Skills):

  • Rolling pins with clay
  • Lacing board
  • Clay pinching
  •  Tracing of alphabets in corn flour

Free Play:

  • Link up blocks
  • Wooden blocks
  •  Construction blocks

 

Homework: 

Language:  worksheets.

Math: worksheets.

Regards,

Ruchita


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Highlights of the week : Jr. KG Blue

Highlights of the week : Jr. KG Blue

Highlights of the week are as follow:-

Circle Time:

Revision of the rhymes- ”I am caring”, “Morning has come”, Tum bai tum bai”, “Up and down”, “Today is Monday” and “Slowly Slowly”

Morning Talk:

Reinforcement of routines and procedures and discussion on what our learners did and how they spent their weekend/evening.

UOI 1:

“Stories can engage the audience and communicate meaning”

Revision of sequence – Beginning, middle and end with different stories and “Title” of the stories.

Revision of Who: Who is the character of the story? (Example: In the story “The very hungry caterpillar”, the caterpillar is the character of the story)

UOI 2:

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

Learners made colorful sand and did artistic activity; through this they learnt that sand absorbs color.

Introduction of clay: Teachers made clay in class and showed the procedure of making clay to the students. Learners made different clay models.

Vocabulary introduced: Push, pull, squeeze, press, elastic, bend, twist, roll, stretch, squash, pinch,flatten, poke, scrape, smooth, spread, wipe, break, lumpy, grainy and shiny.

Pre math: Long-short, thick-thin, tall- short and hard-soft.

Revision of the Material- Sand and its property- absorption.

Revision of vocabulary: Float, sink, fill, pour, soluble, insoluble, half, air, flow, flowing, slowly, quickly, drop, still, fizzy, wavy, splash, gurgle

Language:

• Word of the week: Communicator.

• Drill: – Where do you live?

• Morning message: – “Today is a very pleasant day.”

Revision of letters “Aa , Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff” through different workstations of association, sorting, tracing and worksheets.

Introduction of letter ‘G g’ along with the sound and its associations through different play way methods like sorting, coloring, associating etc.

GIRL, GOAT, GATE, GLOVES, GLASS, GRASS, GARDEN, GUITAR, GRAPES, GREEN, GIFT, GARLIC, GORILLA, GRASSHOPPER, etc.

 Read Aloud:

Many stories were read aloud to engage the students and to evoke their interest in reading books. The stories that were read aloud in the class were:

1. Teddy’s snowy day

2. I can help shopping

3. Head to toe

4. Very hungry Caterpillar

5. The teddy bear’s dancing lesson.

Math:

Data Handling: (Sorting)

Revision of Sorting: – Learners were given different manipulative for sorting with different concepts of size, shape, colors etc.

Learners were able to state the purpose of doing sorting and state where we can use it in real life.

Numbers: (Counting/Identification)

• Introduction of backward counting till number 6 through ladder activity.

• Introduction of numbers 8 and 9.

• Counting- Learners were introduced to counting up to 7 through different strategies like ‘Ganit Mala’ ,’Madku jump,’ Hopscotch’, ‘train activity’ and ‘GUDIYA’.

• Revision of numbers 1-7

• Revision of forward counting till number 7 through ladder activity and worksheet.

• Introduction to patterns through different manipulative.

Quantity:

Learners were able to understand that the objects counted describes the quantity of the whole set. Learners were able to use numbers to represent quantities. Learners understood the purpose for learning numbers and using them at appropriate places.

Measurement: (Pre- Math Concepts)

• Introduction of full- empty, big- small, open- close.

• Revision of top-bottom, empty-full, in-out, freeze-melt, up-down, heavy-light, wet-dry, hot-cold and narrow- wide.

FMS (Fine Motor Skills):

• Rolling pins with clay

• Lacing board

• Clay pinching and sticking on the flash cards

Free Play:

• Link up blocks

• Wooden blocks

• Construction blocks

• Kitchen set

• Other toys

RAK-Random Act of Kindness-Learners helped the class didi in placing all the resources at the proper place.

Homework

Math- Forward and backward counting worksheet

Language- worksheet

Important Points:-

1. Send only 1 object and 3 pictures of letter ‘Hh’ by Wednesday, 21/8/2013. Objects should be clearly labelled.

2. If your child is reflecting at home then please inform the respective HRT (home room teacher) through blog or communication diary.

3. Kindly practice identification of numbers, counting (quantity, forward, backward) in math and language, practice identification of letters (capital and small letters) and its association  (‘A’ for apple, almond, ambulance, apron, anchor, astronaut, etc.) with your child,

4. Please keep a track of your child’s progress/learning.

5. Kindly reinforce the vocabulary, which is mentioned above, with your child ( vocabulary introduced and pre math concept.)

6. Please send 1 lap size napkin regularly in the school bag and keep the lunch box and napkin in 1 small carry bag. (Kindly ignore if you are already sending)

7. Kindly send two dandiya sticks with your child for a dance on morning song , it will be kept in the class and will be returned at the end of the year.

8. Try to do more of fine motor skills activities with your child at home, it will help them develop their writing skills.

9).Now learners will issue library books on their Icard on every Monday/Tuesday which needs to be returned by next Monday.

10).Kindly file all checked (Homework) worksheets at home.

11) Kindly sign in diary for note/circular. Also take out circular from the diary.

12) Please mention about the object sent (show and tell, pictures, form),worksheet, library book etc. in diary.(When you send to teacher)

13) Please share/reflect about your child’s learning when they share it with you. You can write about it in any language (Hindi, Gujarati or English)

14) Kindly send a small pillow and a mat that you have in spare for reading corner.

Regards,

Ruchita

Highlights of the week (29th July to 2nd Aug’13) Jr.KG.Blue

Highlights of the week (29th July to 2nd Aug’13) Jr.KG.Blue

Circle Time:

Introduction of rhyme- “I am Caring”

Revision of all the other rhymes “Morning has come”, Tum bai tum bai”, “up and down”, “Today is Monday” and “Slowly Slowly”

Morning Talk:

Reinforcement of routines and procedures and discussion on what our learners did and how they spent their weekend/evening?

UOI 1:

“Stories can engage the audience and communicate meaning”

Revision of sequence – the story’s starting, middle and end with different stories and “Title” of the stories.

Introduction of who: Who is the character of the story? (Example: In the story “The very hungry caterpillar”, the caterpillar is the character of the story.

UOI 2:

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

Introduction of new Material- ‘Sand’

Experiment/Activity: (Exploration of sand)

The students were taken to the sand pit for exploration and allowed to play in the sand and feel the texture of the sand with their hands and bare feet. The students played in the sand and felt it to be cold and rough.

The students were given an opportunity to explore sand with different tools like cups of different sizes, plastic bottles, spoons, moulds, sand pit toys etc. During play, students were filling the bottles with sand with the help of spoons and cups and trying to give shape to the sand with the different moulds.

The students were engaged in informal learning process (play based) where they learnt about the property of sand- absorption.

During play, the students were unknowingly, filling and refilling the bottles and jars with sand, and they learnt the vocabulary filling, removing, empty and full. While filling sand into the bottles with funnel they understood the meaning of narrow and wide.

The students were given water to add to the sand and observe the change. The students reflected that the color of the sand had become dark and that they can give different shapes to the wet sand using moulds. The students also observed the difference in the weight of dry sand and wet sand by using a weighing scale and the terms heavy and light were introduced to them. The students were very excited to see the absorption of water through gelatin balls, chalk, cloth, newspaper and sponge.

Vocabulary introduced: Absorption, empty and full, rough and smooth, wet and dry, less and more.

Revision of vocabulary: Float and Sink, Soluble and Insoluble, Flow, Slowly and Quickly (flow of water), Fizzy (bubbling water), Still (still water), Gurgle (sound made by water running out of a bottle), Drop ( drop of water), Splash (splash of water),Float and sink, Fill in and Pour it out, half, air.

Language:

  • Word of the week: Curiosity(Wanting to know more)
  • Drill: – What is your class didi’s name?
  • Morning message: – “Today is very pleasant day.”

Revision of letters “Aa , Bb, Cc, Dd” and “Ee” through different workstations of association, sorting, tracing and worksheets.

Introduction of letter ‘ F f ’ along with the sound and its associations through different play way methods like sorting, coloring, associating etc.

(FISH,FAN,FIG,FOX,FRUIT,FUN,FULL,FLOWER,FINGER,FIVE,FOR,FUNNEL,FORK,FEET,FRIEND,FAMILY,FOUNTAINHEAD etc.)

  • Read Aloud:

Many stories were read aloud to engage the students and to evoke their interest in reading books. The stories that were read aloud in the class were:

  1. The magic fish
  2. Two tiny mouse
  3. A tiny family
  4. The grumpy morning
  5. The strongest one of all

Math:

Data Handling: (Sorting)

Revision of Sorting: – Learners were given different manipulatives for sorting with different concepts of size, shape, colors etc.

Numbers: (Counting/Identification)

  • Introduction of backward counting till number 5 through ladder activity.
  • Counting- Learners were introduced to counting up to 7 through different strategies like ‘Ganit Mala’ ,’Madku jump,’ Hopscotch’ and ‘GUDIYA’.
  • Revision of  numbers 1-6
  • Revision of forward counting till number 7 through ladder activity.

Measurement: (Pre- Math Concepts)

  • Introduction of full and empty
  • Revision of Top-bottom, empty-full, in-out, freeze-melt, up-down, heavy-light and wet-dry, hot and cold, narrow and wide.

FMS (Fine Motor Skills):

  • Rolling pins with clay
  • Lacing board
  • Clay pinching and sticking on the flash cards

Free Play:

  • Link up blocks
  • Wooden blocks
  • Construction blocks
  • Kitchen set
  • Other toys

RAK-Random Act of Kindness-Learners helped the class didi in placing all the resources at the proper place.

Homework:

Language: Worksheets – ‘Ff’ identification.

Fine Motor Skills: Worksheet on shape – Hot air balloon

Math- counting worksheets, sorting numbers.

Important Points:-

1. Send only 1 object and 3 pictures of letters ‘Gg’ by Wednesday, 7/8/2013. Objects should be clearly labeled.

2. Send 3 pictures of objects that are soluble and insoluble in water by Monday, 5/8/2013.

3. We will be having Open House on 3rd August, 2013 (Saturday) from 8:00 to 9:30 am. The HRT’s will meet parents ONLY with prior appointments. Kindly be on time. (As per given slot) For Single Subject Teachers (SST’s), prior appointment is not required.

Venues for the SST’s on the Open House Day:

  • ARTS TEAM– MUSIC ROOM ( VA, Music, Drama etc.)
  • ILTs: VA Room
  • PE TEAM: They will not be available as they are attending a PYP(PE) workshop during this time.

 4. If your child is reflecting at home then please inform the respective HRT (home room teacher) through blog or communication diary.

5. Kindly practice counting in math and in language practice identification of letters (capital and small letters) and its associations (‘A’ for apple, almond, ambulance, apron, anchor, astronaut, etc.) with your child.

6. Please keep a track of your child’s progress/learning.

7. Kindly reinforce the vocabulary, which is mentioned above, with your child (vocabulary introduced and pre math concept.)

8. Kindly send one bottle of nail paint (old but not dried, any color) with your child by Monday, 5/8/2013 for an activity related to Unit- Materials.

9. Please send 1 lap size napkin 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)

10. All of you must have received IDs for posting on blog. Kindly login and check, that you are able to post a comment on the blog or not? And if you have not received ID or if your ID is not working or not accessible, kindly let us know.

11. Kindly send any object or memory (photograph with friend, gift from friend etc.) related to Friendship Day for Show and Tell Activity by Monday, 5/8/2013.

Regards,

Ruchita-HRT

Jr KG Blue

Highlights of the week – Jr.KG Blue, (22nd July to 26th July’13)

Highlights of the week – Jr.KG Blue, (22nd July to 26th July’13)

Dear parents,

Recap of the week are as follows:-

Circle Time:

Introduction of rhymes ”Slowly slowly very slowly”

Revision of all the other rhymes “Morning Song”, Tum bai tum bai”, “up and down” and “Today is Monday”

Morning Talk:

Reinforcement of routines and procedures.

UOI 1:

“Stories can engage the audience and communicate meaning”

Revision of sequence the story’s starting ,middle and end with different stories and “Title” of the stories.

UOI 2:

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

Introduction of new concepts “Soluble and Insoluble”:- The learner’s were demonstrated that if we add poster colour, ink, sugar, salt, mud, honey, fevicol,  to water and stir it, they dissolve and if we put wood, sand, flour, stone, oil and pebbles in water they don’t dissolve. They got an understanding of the the fact that when two or more materials interact with each other their property changes.(Eg. If salt is added to water, the taste of water  Changes)

Introduction of new vocabulary : Soluble and Insoluble, Flow, Slowly and Quickly( flow of water), Fizzy(bubbling water), Still (still water), Gurgle (sound made by water running out of a bottle), Drop( drop of water), Splash (splash of water),.

Revision of vocabulary:- Float\sink, Fill in and Pour it out, half, air.

Language:

  • Word of the week: Please and Excuse me’.

  • Drill: – What is your school’s name ? and What is your teacher’s name?

  • Morning message: – “Today is very pleasant day.”

Revision of letters “Aa , Bb, Cc, and Dd” through different workstations of association, sorting tracing and worksheets.

Introduction of letter “Ee” along with the sound and its associations through different play way methods like sorting, colouring, associating etc.

(Egg, ear, escalator, elbow, eight, elephant, eye, ear phone, easel, engine,

eraser, emu, earrings  etc.)

  • Read Aloud:

Many stories were read aloud to engage the students and to evoke their interest in reading books. The stories that were read aloud in the class were:

  1. Norma Jean, Jumping Bin

  2. When you were little and I was big

  3. The monkey and the cap seller.

  4. I Tiny Family

  5. The way I feel

  6. Brown Bear

Math:

Data Handling: (Sorting)

Revision of Sorting: – Learners were given different manipulatives for sorting with different concepts of size, shape, colours etc.

Numbers: (Counting)

  • Counting- Learners were introduced to counting upto 6 through different strategies like “Ganit Mala and “GUDIYA”.

  • Revision of 1-5

Numbers:(Identification)

  • Introduction on forward counting till number 6 though ladder activity.

  • Revision of 1-5

Measurement: (Pre- Math Concepts)

  • Introduction of hot and Cold, Narrow and wide.

  • Revision of Top\bottom, empty\full, in\out, freeze\melt, up\down, heavy\light and wet\dry.

FMS (Fine Motor Skills):

  • Rolling pins with clay

  • Lacing board

  • Clay pinching and sticking on the flash cards

Free Play:

  • Link up blocks

  • Wooden blocks

  • Construction blocks

  • Kitchen set

  • Other toys

RAK-Random Act of Kindness-Learners  helped  didi to keep all the resources at the proper place.

Homework:

Language: Worksheets – ‘Aa’ coloring

Important Points:-

1. Send only 1 object and 3 pictures of letters ‘Ff’. Objects should be clearly labelled.

2. Send 3 pictures of objects that float and sink.

3. We will be having Open House on 3rd August, 2013 (Saturday) from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.You have to take prior appointment through communication diary, if you wish to meet your HRT, it will be first come first basis, and time slot will be only 10 minutes. For single subject teacher you can meet them between the given time.

4. If your child is reflecting at home then please inform the respective HRT (home room teacher) through blog or communication diary.

5. Kindly practice counting in math with your child. And in language practice identification of letters (capital and small letters) and its associations (‘A’ for apple, almond, ambulance, apron, anchor, astronaut, etc.)

6. Please keep a track of your child’s progress/learning.

7. Kindly reinforce the vocabulary with your child, which is mentioned above (vocabulary introduced and pre math concept.)

Regards,

Ruchita

 

Highlights of the week – Jr KG Blue (15th July to 19th July)

Highlights of the week – Jr KG Blue (15th July to 19th July)

Recap of the week:-

Circle Time: 

Revision of rhymes

“Morning Song” , “Today is Monday” , “Up and Down” , “TumbaiTumbai”

Morning Talk:

  • What is your name?
  • Who are you?
  • What is your school’s name?

UOI 1:

“Stories can engage the audience and communicate meaning”

Learners were asked to draw the missing part of the story in a worksheet on ‘The thirsty crow’.  They learnt that stories have a ‘Title’ and every story has three parts i.e start, middle and end.

UOI 2:

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

Learners were given different materials and objects and were asked to place them in water and observe whether it floats or sink. They were also introduced to the concept of ‘Freeze’ and ‘Melt’ by placing ice cubes in a jar and observing the ice cubes  melt and turn into water.They were also introduced to the other concepts like “Heavy & Lite”, “Hot and Cold” with the help of “scale” and “water bowl” respectively.

Language:

  • Word of the week: ‘Inquirer, Thank you and Sorry’.
  • Revision of letters “Aa , Bb , Cc , Dd”along with their sounds and  associations

Read Aloud:

Many stories were read aloud to engage the students and to evoke their interest in reading books. The stories that were read aloud in the class were:

  1.  You are all wet
  2. Shadows
  3. Boots loses a tooth
  4. Winni all fours
  5. Babar saves a day

Math:

  • Revision of Sorting through different manipulative
  • Counting and association of number’s 1,2,3,4,5 through different activities like madku jumping, hopscotch, making of gudiya ki mala and the game of ‘Simon says’ was played, where the students were asked to do an action, for example: Simon says, “Hop 4 times.” Simon says, “Pat your knees 1 time.”

FMS (Fine Motor Skills):

  • Lacing board
  • Clay pinching
  •  Tracing of alphabets in Corn flour
  • Rolling pin with clay
  • Tracing of letter’s and number’s on the flash cards with clay

Free Play:

  • Link up blocks
  • Wooden blocks
  • Construction blocks

RAK WEEK (Random Act of Kindness)

Learners helped their class didi’s by sweeping the classroom floor and also helping her to place all the resources in their respective places by showing their act of kindness towards them.

Homework:

As per class worksheets

Important Notes:

 1. Send only 1 object and 3 pictures of letters ‘Ee’. Objects should be clearly labelled. Please ignore if already sent.

 2. Please send 1 lap size napkin 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)

 3. If your child is reflecting at home then please inform the respective HRT (home room teacher) through blog or communication diary.

4.Please send I-card(last reminder). Please ignore if already sent.

5. Please return the library books on the time.

Regards,

Ruchita

Madku activity

Madku activity

Madku activity to introduce numbers

Learner’s were introduced numbers 1,2,3,4, 5 through Madku( frog) jumping activity wherein they had to count and jump like a frog in a circle drawn and reach the flies. Fun way to learn numbers!!!