Carrying forward the journey of the current unit based on ‘How we express ourselves’, the students were made aware of how technology is used to express human emotions. They watched videos on the use of digital tools to create artwork; they used Compare and Contrast strategy to arrive at the difference between traditional and digital art.(Links below)
They also wrote about an aspect of their personality for the task ‘I, Me, Myself’ wherein students described their personalities, their likes and dislikes using digital tools to create presentations on iPads. This unit has seen abundant use of the NIE newspaper as students have been turning to the print media for staying updated about their current unit. Working in collaboration, students have got an opportunity to hone their presentation, social and time-management skills.
For English classes, students worked on incorporating feedback into their persuasive writing drafts. Students strengthened their knowledge of persuasive writing skills with due practice. Students continued reading the classic novel, Oliver Twist and comprehended the story better when they made interesting connections to the novel i.e., text to self, text to world and text to text. They then created questions through a Think-Pair-Square-Share learning engagement.
During Math lessons, students practised sums on the computation of elapsed time in their process journals. They were able to compare lengths of time and convert different units of time based on calendar. They challenged their thinking skills and played interactive games to reinforce the concept. (Links below)
Students took their learning forward by understanding ‘time zones’. They extended their knowledge about time zones by watching videos.(Links below)
They then researched the challenging questions created by them based on the concept. Students also attempted the summative assessment on Time. During the week, students were introduced to factors and multiples.
Hindi classes saw students read a story based on the great emperor Akbar, titled ‘Birbal ki khichadi’. They followed it up with a discussion on the moral from the story and strengthened their understanding by creating comic strips on the story. Students watched a video on ‘Meena Ka School’ part -1 (link below). After watching the video, they created a few questions and wrote the answers in their journals.
(Link for the video about importance of education in one’s life)
During French classes, students attempted a formative assessment on the concept of ER ending verbs. They were asked to do conjugations and frame sentences using the vocabulary they already knew, thus developing their thinking skills.
While taking Spanish lessons, students attempted a self-assessment on their homework sheets which helped them to identify their errors. It improved their social and thinking skills. Students strengthened their understanding of the verb tener and ER ending regular verbs by using them in sentences and with a subject pronoun.
During Dance lessons, students were taught the different stages like a proscenium, thrust, arena and flexible stages. They were also taught minor intricacies used on stage for making set designs and light plans like the concept of apron and elastic line. Students were introduced to different positions used on the stage from the point of view of both the audience and the performer. For a complete understanding, they plotted diagrams to represent the different positions available on a stage.
During ICT lessons, students enjoyed working on AutoDraw which is an Artificial Intelligence based illustration tool. They learned various tools and drew illustrations based on their areas of interest. They were motivated to practise this tool at home as it is easily accessible online.
During their Music sessions, students demonstrated their knowledge of playing drums and rhythm in class. They practised playing quarter beat on the drums as well as practised harmony in a choir song rendition. They learned to play basic beats on bongo and played it along with a song. The students also practised to play the C major scale on the ukulele.
Art lessons saw students complete their compositions on Folk Art and write their reflections. They then discussed about Doodle Art and created a doodle for Google on the topic ‘What inspires me?’
The students practised skills of different sports during Physical Education classes. In Football, students practised skills of ball control, passing and receiving. They also practised shooting skills and played short sided matches. Students practised forward roll, backward roll, cart wheel and splits in Gymnastic session. In Badminton, students practised forehand shot, backhand shot and high serve. They also played half court rally matches with their respective partners. Students practised skills of dribbling, shooting and passing skills during basketball practice. They also played 3v3 half court intra-class matches.
Students visited the Library and exchanged their books from last week for one Hindi and one English selection. In addition they were introduced to magazines like National Geographic, Champak and Primary Plus. Each student was given a chance to browse and read magazines. Students distinguished between a magazine and a regular book as well as the frequency of the subscription (weekly, monthly, and annual).
About reward and choice