Students developed their understanding about a food chain. They discussed terms like producers, consumers and decomposers by organizing pictures of grass, grasshopper, animals and birds in their respective order as occurring in the food chain.
To understand the concept further, students listened to the story – ‘Food Chain’ to set them thinking.
During a classroom discussion, students understood the importance of every animal in maintaining a balance in the ecosystem.
Case studies explaining the reasons for whaling and decline in the number of sparrows supported the above discussion on an imbalance in the eco system.
The book, ‘protecting endangered animals’ helped students delve deeper into the reasons behind animals becoming endangered and the different ways of protecting them. They also gained knowledge about various organizations that work to save animals worldwide, like PAWS, PETA, WWF and IUCN.
Students were encouraged to brainstorm ways to protect endangered species. They came up with a variety of solutions like planting trees, using less plastic, recycling etc. and understood their responsibility towards these animals.
Students continued to revisit blends while tuning in to the new concept of verbs.
They enhanced their social skills by playing a game of ‘dumb charades’ in groups and reflected on their understanding.
Students practiced verbs with tasks like picture writing and story reading.
Students were tuned in to the concept of doubling with a visual presentation that was followed by ‘think pair and share’ visible thinking routine. They continued their practice on doubling by participating in a drawing activity along with their partners to represent the addition sentences.
Students improved their understanding of the concept of achieving an even number as the sum when two odd or two even numbers are added.
They were also introduced to the concept of adding three single digit numbers using floor games and number cards.
Students enhanced their reading and writing skills by identifying the formation of इ maatraa and associated words. They played bingo to find the same words.
They displayed their understanding of animal habitats using a visual presentation and Venn diagram.
Spell bee helped them to enhance their vocabulary.
Students learned about the line of symmetry and observed symmetrical artwork. They created symmetrical drawings using grids to hone their fine motor skills. Students also drew simple sketches of animals using lines and geometrical shapes.
Students were introduced to poster making using the app: ‘pic collage’, enabling them to learn poster making using different types of templates. They learned to add pictures, borders, shapes, and text.
Students explored options in animation and created posters on saving animals. Using Math Operation app on their iPad, they explored the concept of odd & even numbers.
Students integrated their learning with their unit of inquiry on animal survival. They created different songs showcasing ways of spreading awareness on animal survival.
Lessons were focused on improving flexibility and body balance.
Warmups and exercises were carried out to improve flexibility. Jumping, spotting and kicks to improve posture were undertaken .
Students developed their basic motor skills using different lead-up activities and recreational games which included jumping, running, hopping.
Students started learning new skills for mini cricket and mini football.
Skating lessons focused on practicing walking, balancing and maintaining speed on the skates.
Students of Grade IA presented an assembly to put forth their views about the great global importance of world heritage sites. The assembly began with a reminder of the rich cultural bygone era and our responsibility to preserve the same, not only for ourselves but for the generations to come. It aimed to inculcate a feeling of pride towards the national cultural wealth and students understood in many ways how we can help preserve cultural possessions and raise awareness amongst people on a global platform. First graders Krish and Hridhimmaa shared information on the Taj Mahal based on their recent visit to the UNESCO site in Agra.