Students progressed with learning about the characteristics of civilizations and societies during their Unit of Inquiry lessons. They enjoyed a power point presentation on how civilization emerged from the Stone Age. They also plotted different eras on a timeline showing the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Students distinguished between the features of Paleolithic , Mesolithic and Neolithic ages and thus understood the progress of mankind.
More information about the various civilizations is available on the link below : http://www.ancienthistorylists.com/ancient-civilizations/10-oldest-ancient-civilizations-ever-existed/
Students, in groups, researched on different aspects of Indus valley civilization like town planning, art & craft, religion and culture etc. with the help of different resources provided to them. Students presented their research work on aspects of Indus valley civilization like architecture, jewellery and pottery; in the form of illustrations and models.
They geared up for the upcoming Unit of Inquiry presentation as they collaboratively researched the different aspects of the Chinese, Egyptian, Roman and Indus valley civilizations. They understood the influence of these age old civilizations on modern times.
Students enhanced their knowledge and understanding about the different features of Indus valley civilization with a gallery walk. They took notes to consolidate their understanding and make connections between the past and the present.
English lesson were integrated when students answered questions from a comprehension passage based on Indus Valley Civilization. Research skills were enhanced as they researched in groups; later collated and shared their research findings with their peers thus strengthening communication skills. Students were assessed on their reading skills based on a rubric. Their knowledge of spellings was peer assessed through a ‘Spell bee’ activity.
Students continued practising division sums during Math lessons. They understood how to use the relationship between dividend, quotient, divisor and remainder to recheck their division work. They understood the divisibility rules of different numbers and solved sums based on the same. Students took a formative assessment on subtraction and division. The concept of time from prehistoric times of BC and AD was strengthened by plotting events on a timeline. This concept of ‘time line’ was integrated with the unit on civilization by plotting the events of Indus Valley Civilization as a timeline. Students applied their knowledge of different strategies to solve mental math sums like division of numbers by 10/ 100/1000.
Integrated with their current unit on ‘Civilization’ students recited a poem ‘sindhu ghaatee sabhyataa’ and found out ‘मिलते-जुलते शब्द’ (rhyming words) and ‘क्रिया शब्द’ (verb) during their Hindi lessons. They also formed sentences using the same. They learned facts about ‘Indus valley civilization’ through the poem and enhanced their vocabulary by learning new words.
During their Hindi ab-initio classes, students went to the library to read Hindi story books and shared stories with their peers, thus enhancing their reading and communication skills. They also read and understood a story ‘Do machhaliyaan’ and answered true and false questions based on the same. Students revisited few ‘Vyanjans’ too.
Students, during French lesson, got well versed with the concept of descriptive adjectives. Students watched videos and associated the images with the vocabulary of adjectives. Later, they enjoyed a gallery walk wherein they chose French story books to list out adjectives. These activities helped them develop their thinking, communication and social skills. Following links were shown to them for better understanding.
Students learned the concept of colours as adjectives during Spanish lessons and used them with the nouns like objects of the classroom etc. Students wrote the different colours and associated them with the nouns and also made sentences using the same, which enabled them to use their social and thinking skills. Students understood the situations in which particular types of colours can be used depending upon gender, singularity and plurality and the combination of colours.
During ICT classes students revised significance of bibliography and Modern Language Association. They acquired knowledge about various computer operations like input, output, processing and how to sort and manage the desktop by creating their own folders in drive. Students also understood MS Word, the Menu bar lists file in which they learned to edit and rename their files and save their documents in their own folders.
In their Art lessons, students continued their work on their product based Pop art using colour pencils and poster paints and created artwork in mixed media. While doing so they kept the elements of pop art in mind and also carefully applied the paints to achieve a neat finish. The completed artwork was assessed through a rubric.
The students practised singing solfeges and the variations for voice modulation during Music lessons. They participated in a class discussion on how stories can be composed into a song. Students also watched a video on the same. They were then divided into small groups and then composed different stories into a song.
During Dance lessons students stressed on groove of funk jazz, starting with the feet positions to the toe. They concentrated on spotting with style in funk jazz. Demonstration of different techniques they used during dance routine were given and students also choreographed a funk jazz dance routine.
Physical Education – The students practiced skills of different sports of their choices during sports edge.
In Football, students practised skills of ball control, passing and receiving. They also practiced shooting skills and played short sided matches.
In Gymnastics, students practised forward roll, backward roll, cart wheel and splits.
In Badminton, students practised forehand shot, backhand shot and high serve. They also played half court rally matches with their respective partners.
In Basketball, students practiced skills of dribbling, shooting and passing. They also played 3v3 half court intra class matches.