No BLOG for the month of September on account of Half-yearly examination.
Introduction to graphs:-
Students were shown several graphical/pictorial representations of different types of data like speed-time relation, cost-number of objects, heights of students in different classes and many more to recap their understanding of how to extract the information from different representations.
After the discussion and recapitulation, students were able to extract the information from the following types of representations:
Students were given some basic questions to revise the properties of quadrilaterals. On the virtual platform, students learnt the steps to construct the quadrilaterals when the following information is provided using MATHPAD ( AN ONLINE CONSTRUCTION TOOLBOX)
Link for Mathpad:- https://www.mathspad.co.uk/i2/construct.php
Linear Equations in one variable:- Students were tested for their prior knowledge with the help of several types of linear equations in one variable. In addition, students practiced and understood to solve the equations when:
LEARNING BY DOING & EXPERIMENTATION
In continuation with an understanding of various properties of sound, students recorded their videos to show a hands-on activity on the formation of JAL-TARANG by using household items. They presented the relationship between all the properties of sound.
In addition, with the help of several real-life examples, students understood the meaning of Echo and tried creating one. They pondered upon the necessary conditions to experience echo.
After the discussion and debate on noise pollution, students presented their PowerPoint presentations on the same including the following points:
To check their previous knowledge, the students were given a list of substances to categorize them into conductors and insulators.
To generate curiosity into students, they were enquired about the following:
Ø Progressing with the topic, live practical simulations helped students understand the meaning of conductors and insulators besides the meaning of “ tester “ and the working of a tester.
Taking the topic of ‘Coal and Petroleum’ further, the students learnt about the Destructive Distillation of Coal through Listening and Summarizing activities. A video on the same was shown to them wherein they noted their observations regarding the products obtained in the process. They were also assessed on the same by completing the worksheet in the class.
Further, the topic “Extraction and Refining of Petroleum” was discussed with them with the help of an informative video.
They also designed a poster [Art Integration]on the Conversation of Fossil Fuels and Energy Crisis depicting the limitations of burning fossil fuels and ways to conserve natural resources. They also displayed ways to prevent energy crises by the integration of SDG -7 [Affordable and Clean Energy] in their lesson.
Microorganisms: Friends and Foes
Conservation of Plants and Animals:
The students continued with the learning of microorganisms in August. They conducted an experiment to experience and observed that how yeast(fungi) when feeds on sugars release carbon dioxide gas (which they collected in a balloon as a piece of evidence) and alcohol (them liquid with a bad odour left after few hours of action of yeast).
They also learnt how other organisms can be carrier of the bad microorganisms and become a cause of different diseases. In the topic of preservation of food, students identified and also brought the various forms of preserved food in the classroom and discussed how the various methods of food preservation work in stopping the growth of microorganisms.
The chapter “Conservation of Plants and Animals” started with an open-ended questions to the students to enable them to think and share the various things which are negatively impacting our biodiversity. They shared their thoughts making the session very engaging and concluded with the ways of its prevention. They were also shown a video on how the wolves in the Yellowstone National Park saved the biodiversity of that area. The students could relate the interdependence of each component of biodiversity.
History: The Revolt of 1857
The topic was introduced by showing a movie clip- “Mangal Pandey: The Rising” and students were probed to identify the person and his role in the First War of Independence. The clip helped them understand the immediate cause of the Sepoy Mutiny. Some more questions were asked based on the previous chapters to check their previous knowledge. They were easily able to find out the political, social and economic causes responsible for the revolt. They compiled their responses on the digital tool – Padlet.
With the Map Reading Activity, students located the centers of the revolt. The storytelling method was used to explain the role of different leaders in the revolt and how it spread to other parts of India. Students shared the reasons for the failure of the Revolt in the Chatbox. They appreciated the combined efforts put forth by the great leaders for this revolt.
Besides this, they celebrated Azadi ka Mahotsav-an initiative by CBSE through a poster making activity on two great freedom fighters.
At the end of the chapter, a video was played to comprehend the whole topic effectively. The chapter was concluded with a live quiz on quizizz.com followed by a brainstorming worksheet.
Geography: Natural Vegetation and Wildlife
A task was given to students to complete a table based on information related to different types of vegetation, the climatic conditions of the region and wildlife found there. They presented their learning with the help of different apps like PPT, sway and buncee while marking the same on a world map. They also researched the organizations which have been set up to conserve vegetation and wildlife.
Civics: Secular Vision of the Indian Constitution
Different Fundamental Rights and Duties were discussed with students. They shared their opinion about the same and cleared their doubts as well. A video was also shown to them.
A worksheet has been shared with students based on the chapter, in which students will search about Amendment in the Indian constitution and answer some hypothetical situations. They will also write about their opinion regarding freedom based on fundamental rights.
Link:- Fundamental rights and duties.
“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.”
The students, in ICT classes, learnt advanced tags of HTML and designed Web Page. They learnt to add images, videos, audios, links and frames to make webpages more presentable and impressive.
Students created a web page displaying “Reduced Inequalities. They related it to SDG Goal 10.
The learners continued to develop their concept of Adjectives with an activity based on the theme International Day of Friendship in which each student was given a chance to speak about the qualities of his/her friend. The learners found it interesting and the session was quite interactive. Keeping in mind Bloom’s taxonomy, they were able to APPLY the concept and IDENTIFY them in their day-to-day conversation.
All the sub-topics like forming adjectives, similes, degrees of comparison, adjectival phrases, and relative clauses were discussed followed by the discussion of textbook exercises. They were given a quiz to attempt as a reflection activity on Quizziz.com, which was thoroughly enjoyed with a healthy spirit of competition.
The concept of the Reported Speech was initiated with a quick recap of tenses with the help of a PPT and a quiz. The students were asked to elocute the quotes by famous personalities and to explain the same in their own words. This way, they could differentiate between the two, i.e the direct speech and the indirect speech well.
A handout for the same was also provided to help them with notes making.
The students were guided about the change of the reporting verbs, pronouns, time etc. according to the nature of the given sentence. Textbook exercises were discussed with the active participation of the students. The students were given an enrichment exercise for extra practice.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
The heart touching excerpt from Helen Keller’s autobiography ‘The Story of My Life’ was not only read and understood but felt by the students. The story was enjoyed by the young learners as they could connect the same with the universal theme ‘I am respectful..’. The students were able to attempt the exercises and write the answers independently after a discussion in the class.
“Reading is sowing. And re-reading is harvest.”- Johny Uzan
The students were assigned a reading task from the supplementary reader –Malgudi Days. They were briefed about the chapter- The Missing Mail based on which they had to write a pen picture of the postman. The students were able to analyse the character traits and emotions like love, care and action according to the need of the hour. They were able, to sum up, their views and comments about the character.
In sync with SDG 14- Life below water, the students were acquainted with different aspects of expressions, body movements, voice modulation in the Language Performing Arts Integration Week. They were divided into three groups, viz. The Flora, The Fauna and the Humans (aqua divers, scientists, reporters) and tabled an online marine life conference in which they were attired accordingly and also attempted well to master the skills. They presented the need to control water contamination and preserve marine life.
छात्रों को मास के प्रारंभ में गुंजन पाठ्य – पुस्तक से ‘ मानवता ही विश्व सत्य ‘ कविता पढ़ाई गई | इस कविता को कराने का मुख्य उद्देश्य छात्रों को मानवता , विश्वबंधुत्व और सच्चाई की राह पर चलना सिखाना है | छात्रों को इस कविता की संपूर्ण व्याख्या , कठिन शब्दों के अर्थ और प्रश्नोत्तर कराए गए | कविता को कराने के पश्चात इससे संबंधित गतिविधि कराई गई | ‘ जीवन का लक्ष्य ‘ पाठ द्वारा छात्रों को उनके जीवन के लक्ष्य के बारें में बताया गया | प्रत्येक छात्र ने अपने जीवन में आगे चलकर वे क्या बनना चाहते हैं , इसके बारें में सभी छात्रों से चर्चा की और यह भी बताया कि उन्होंने इस लक्ष्य को क्यों चुना ? पाठ की संपूर्ण व्याख्या कराने के पश्चात पाठ की प्रश्नोत्तरी पर चर्चा की गई | इसके पश्चात छात्रों को गुंजन पाठ्य – पुस्तक के पाठ ‘ रथचक्र ’ की जानकारी देते हुए पाठ की संपूर्ण व्याख्या कराई गई | इस पाठ को कराने का मुख्य उद्देश्य छात्रों को जीवन में आने वाली कठिन परिस्थितियों का सामना करना सिखाना है | पाठ को कराने के पश्चात पाठ की प्रश्नोत्तरी पर चर्चा की गई |
छात्रों ने हिंदी भाषा और संगीत कला सप्ताह बहुत ही जोश और उमंग से मनाया | इसमें उन्होंने सतत् विकास लक्ष्य -१४ जलीय जीवों की सुरक्षा से एकीकृत करते हुए विलुप्त हो रहे जलीय जीवों का किरदार निभाया | उन्होंने उस किरदार में अपने विलुप्त होने का कारण बताया और अपनी रक्षा के लिए लोगों से गुहार भी की | इस गतिविधि से सभी छात्र जलीय जीवों की विलुप्त होती जा रही प्रजातियों के बारें में जागरूक हुए और उनकी रक्षा हेतु प्रयत्न करने का उन्होंने प्रण लिया | इस गतिविधि को बहुत ही उत्साह से संपन्न किया गया |
August started with newer concepts. Vocabulary building exercises about vacations was done through interactive discussions in the lessons. The new topic of grammar was also introduced -Adjectives Demonstrations along with a recap of Adjectives Possessives. The introduction of Future Tense was done with a supportive worksheet. As a part of the language and performing arts integration week, children presented an interview with their favorite celebrity.
The month begins with a video presentation on movies to introduce this exciting topic. A role play was performed for all the students learning how to call a friend on a phone to invite him/her for an outing The students learnt types of movies and had the opportunity to express their likes and dislikes on the topic. “Buying tickets at the cinema” was one more activity done in class. As part of Language and Performing Art week, the students enacted an interview with their favourite star. A video on SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth was presented in class followed by a discussion.
Video presentation on movies
Trailer on the Spanish animated movie Metegol
The children were introduced to the last chapter of the first term - “Was hast du für deine Gesundheit getan?”. A detailed PPT on Perfekt and its application was shared. The children practised Perfekt thoroughly with the help of the textbook and workbook exercises. They also created a pictorial vocabulary web wall in the class related to verbs and their past tense forms in German. Lots of live worksheets were practiced related to the Perfekt. The highlight of the month was the Language Art Performing Week in which the students presented a role play in the class.
'पाठ- ’अस्माकम् पर्यावरणम्’ के माध्यम से छात्रों को पर्यावरण सुरक्षा, प्रकार ,महत्व और उपयोगिता की संक्षिप्त जानकारी प्रदान कर पर्यावरण संरक्षण के प्रति जागरूक रहने और मिलजुलकर योगदान देने के प्रति प्रोत्साहित किया गया । भाषासप्ताह में संस्कृत प्रस्तुति के लिए छात्रों ने श्लोकगायन प्रस्तुति दी । पाठ के माध्यम से गद्यांशावबोधन के द्वारा संस्कृत पठन-श्रवण का अभ्यास किया।
अंतर्विषयक- वाचन-पठन-और गायन कराते हुए संगीत से समन्वयीकरण कर छात्रों का अंतर्विषयक परिचय कराया गया। परियोजनात्मक शिक्षण (Project base learning) के रूप में दृश्य श्रव्य सामाग्री के माध्यम से गायन, अभिनय, संगीत और नाट्यकला से समन्वयीकरण कर छात्रों ने पर्यावरण संरक्षण के घटकों को समझते हुए श्लोक गायन द्वारा प्रस्तुतीकरण किया। पृथ्वी, जल, आकाश, वायु संरक्षण की उपयोगिता और सुरक्षा संबंधी जानकारी प्रदान की गई। आत्मनेपदी धातुरुपाणि लट् लकार (वर्तमानकाल) के धातुरूपों का नियमपूर्वक तालिका सहित संक्षिप्त परिचय और अनुप्रयोगात्मक अभ्यासकार्य करते हुए संस्कृत भाषा में वाक्यरचना व संभाषण करते हुए चित्रवर्णन करने की योग्यता अनुवाद के माध्यम से प्राप्त की।
In their Physical Education lessons, students worked on:
In their Indian Dance lessons, the students learnt: Krishna dance and Asamyukta hasta mudras
Dance form: Semi classical/ classical (Kathak)
In the month of August students celebrated lord Krishna’s birthday by learning a beautiful choreography on a Krishna song.
Samyukta hasta Mudras (single hand gestures) were also taught.
Navras- Hasya and sringaar
In their Western Dance lessons, the students learnt:
Forms of Acting :-
Students learnt about role play, one act, mono act and skit. (Comedy, Tragedy, Melodrama)
Application of their learning :-
अगस्त माह छात्र छात्राओं द्वारा की गई गतिविधियाँ:
गायन अभ्यास: शुद्ध स्वर अलंकार।
गीत: (अपनी माटी) देशभक्ति गीत, कृष्णा भजन।
राग एवं ताल: राग भैरव बंदिश आलाप एवं ताने, तीन ताल, संगीत शास्त्र ।
प्रयोग हुए वाद्य: तानपूरा ऑडियो ट्रैक।
गायन तकनीक: गायन के अभ्यास की बुनियादी तकनीक, प्रतियोगिता में प्रस्तुति के महत्वपूर्ण बिंदु।
सन्दर्भ वीडियो लिंक: https://youtu.be/hYiDSPB1hlI
बहुत से छात्र-छात्राओं ने सदनीय देशभक्ति गीत गायन प्रतियोगिता मे बढ़ चढ़ कर हिस्सा लिया तथा १५ अगस्त एवंजन्माष्टमी की विशेष प्रार्थना सभा मे चुने गए प्रतिभागियों ने विशेष अतिथियों के सामने अपने गायन का सफल प्रदर्शन किया।
In their Western Music lessons, the students learnt:
Vocal warm-up exercises
Practiced: Staff notation with 12 notes and scaled the vocal range
Song learnt: You have made a difference (A song for teachers) by Brian Asselin, practiced solo
Instruments: Taught about guitar parts and function
Techniques: Techniques to sing softly from stomach
In their Visual Art lessons, students learnt:
Week 1: Drawing monuments of India using different geometrical patterns
Week 2: Poster- Rising India
Week 3: Rakhi Card
Week 4: Assembly Backdrop
Composition: Creative & freehand
Art Technique: Free hand, colouring, outlining
Art tools: Pencil, Sketch pen, crayons, oil pastels, scale, compass/circular object
Tips for self-reliance were given to students in continuation with last month’s topic such as assuming responsibilities, making your own decisions, staying informed about the resources, learning
practical skills and knowing where you are going. A crisis is an emotional and physical response to some precipitating event that disrupts our normal, day to day functioning. Therefore, “Crisis Management” was the topic of the month as it is important to understand how to deal with different
situations. Students learnt that in a time of crisis, we all have the potential to morph up to a new level and do things we never thought possible. Managing crisis is possible with planning and then action. Tips and techniques were given to the students on managing crisis. Brain storming questions and relevant videos helped students understand the concept in depth.
Subject Integration week- Language and performing Arts
"What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child". George Bernard Shaw
One way of discovering the curriculum with the children is integrating it across the board with other subjects and to do that we organized a Subject Integration Week in school during the week 9th August to 13th August. We integrated Language with Performing Arts through an array of activities. Integrated study brought together diverse disciplines in a comprehensive manner, enabling students to develop a meaningful understanding of the complex associations and influences within a topic. ‘Envirophilia-A Fancy Dress Party’ was organized for Grade I students. The little learners looked super excited as they came dressed on the theme of Plants and Aquatic Animals and spoke about the ‘Plant or Animal ‘that they played the role of, using their drama skills. They also carried props to convey their message. They explored the importance of SDG 14- ‘Life below Water’ and SDG 15- ‘Life on Land’ and made other students aware about them through their presentations. ‘The Edible Tales- Story on my Plate’ turned out to be a successful venture for Grade II students as they narrated their yummilicious stories with the help of creatively crafted fruit and vegetable salad using their vivid imagination and creative skills. This approach further developed the children’s ability to transfer their learning to other settings and correlate their sub conscious selves to conscious selves. The class was divided into Performers group and Audience group for these activities. The audience judged their peers’ performance on a Peer Assessment Rubric. This was only possible because they were able to more closely relate to real-world linguistic connections in an integrated curriculum approach. We were amazed by the meticulous efforts shown by the students. It was altogether an amazing week and we loved every bit of it.
Suncity School 37D celebrated India's 75th Independence Day with unprecedented patriotic fervour. The gamut of celebration started with our Principal Ms.Guneet Ohri hoisting the Tricolour with the national anthem echoing in the campus.
The Independence Day Special Assembly was very well coordinated and conducted by our confident and enthusiastic 6th Graders virtually. It was a moment of great pride for the newly elected council members for whom their parents had the honour of pinning their prefect badges. The toppers of last year’s Olympiads, academic scholarship holders and winning houses were also felicitated for their excellent performance in the virtual presence of Maj. Gen. Kulpreet Singh (Retd), the Chief Guest for the occasion. Gen Kulpreet congratulated the students and encouraged them to take on the mantle of leadership seriously. "Ask not what your country can do for you ask what can you do for your country.” is what he quoted to motivate the council members.
He also spoke about the his fellow soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our country. He appreciated the Principal’s leadership under whose guidance the school is emerging to be one of the best in Gurgaon.
Our talented students paid homage to the martyrs through their impeccable song and dance performances. The event concluded with the Inter-House Patriotic Song competition which was assessed by the eminent judges Mr.Vikul Sharma & Ms.Riya Maity Sinha. The mellifluous performances by the students were highly appreciated by the judges.
The Principal, Ms Guneet Ohri, addressed the gathering by congratulating all students, staff and parents for enthusiastically uniting to celebrate and honour the nation despite the current tough and troubling times.
INTERHOUSE MENTAL MATH COMPETITION
Mathematics is a subject that the students should build upon and master throughout their educational experience, for it forms a strong foundation and aids in understanding how the world works and is a critical skill 21st century for learners, thereby allowing them to make important connections between these mathematical concepts that are being taught and the real world in which they live. Keeping this in mind the students from Grades 3 onwards participated in an Interhouse Mental Math competition held this month. The students from the 4 houses - Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific and Indian participated in a tough competition held on a virtual platform. There were 2 rounds - selection round done on MS Form application and the Final round (fastest finger first) conducted on Kahoot. Amidst nail biting finish, scores tied - the whole competition gave an insight to the students ability to calculate mentally faster.
“Each day is a new beginning, the chance to do with it what should be done and not to be seen as simply another day to put in time” - Catherine Pulsifer
Jubilant July has seen an enthusiastic start after a refreshing summer break for everyone. We reflected on our students learning by recollecting the exclusive experiences garnered during the fun-filled summer break. The month started with new learning and students continuing to enhance their
knowledge by way of class discussions, videos, presentations and various class activities. The complete cycle of 1st Unit Test was conducted, doubt clearing sessions, revision, discussion of question papers, distribution of answer scripts….all completed with clockwork precision. The universal theme of the month ‘I am Honest’ was reiterated and inculcated in the Life Skill lessons and by way of stories and discussions.
Understanding Quadrilaterals: With the practice and prior knowledge of quadrilaterals and triangles, students understood the concept of polygons and different types of polygons. Students also understood and practiced following:
Data Handling: With the help of prior knowledge on pictographs, bar graphs, and double bar graphs, students understood the importance and application of organisation of data in different forms. Students also understood and practiced following:
Note: Students were also assessed on the following topic through class test:
Sound: With the help of several hand-on activities students understood how sound is being produced and how sound travel from source to listener. In addition, students also understood that “Sound needs a medium to travel”. After their understanding, students were able to enquire about:
with the help of diagram:
The learners begin with a new chapter, Coal and Petroleum in which they classify the natural resources into exhaustible(non-renewable) and inexhaustible resources (renewable resources) of energy by recalling the names of natural resources which are available in limited quantities and can be exhausted by human activities.
They learnt about the importance of natural resources in their lives and also why it is necessary to conserve natural resources by sharing their views[by integrating SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy] through group discussions in break-out rooms . They came up with wonderful ideas like reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting.
They located the regions of coal mines on maps of India. Further, they also brainstormed their minds on a virtual platform through the Think, pair, and share model where they collaboratively work to research on formation and types of coal. Each pair presented their research work in the form of a slideshow.
Crop production and management and animal husbandry
The eighth graders initiated their learning about microorganisms with a small activity of fermentation where the students were asked to let the dough ferment and observe it in the next class. By doing this activity they were able to conclude that they are surrounded with microorganisms. Further to enhance their knowledge the students were shown the real microscopic view of different types and shapes of bacteria through videos. The students were amazed and excited to learn how, many different types of organisms are present in pond water scum when they saw the video of a live sample of pond water scum under microscopic.
Tribal Societies and the colonial state
After returning from a refreshing vacation, children attended classes with lots of enthusiasm. With a Map Reading activity, children identified the tribal belts which are located in different states of India. Meaning of the tribe along with their different range of customs, rituals and socio –economic practices was explained with the help of a detailed PPT. The practice of Jhum cultivation was integrated with SDG 13 AND 15(Climate Action and Life on Land)and children listed the harmful impacts of this cultivation on the environment and biodiversity. A video was shown which helped children understand the impact of Colonial rule on the tribal lives. The popular tribal revolts against the Colonial powers were explained in a story telling method where children appreciated the efforts of great tribal leaders like Birsa Munda and Tirot Sing.The chapter was concluded with a live quiz on Quizizz.com and a MS form link was shared for the UT revision.
Civics: Role of Parliament and Making Laws
A video was shown to students to introduce the democratic process and the role of the parliament in India and role of parliament. Students shared their views and suggested the reasons for adopting parliamentary system in India. Students gained knowledge about the Indian Parliament and its role. With the help of composition of the legislature:- Lok sabha, Rajya sabha.
The composition of the executive was also discussed with them under the President and his/her powers like legislative, executive, financial, judicial, diplomatic and emergency. They mentioned their views and discussed the process formation, power and the role of the PM and the council of ministers Prime minister and council of ministers.
Students studied about the real powers of the President with the help of a case study. Students infer about the procedure of law making in India, passing of a money bill and accountability of government with the help of a video. Students shared their views and discussed about the law making in India. They also gained knowledge about how new laws are formulated like the Right to Information Act, 2005 and how controversial laws happen.
Role of parliament : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNd08c58Io
Making of laws : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj1NNd7VTcQ
soil profile : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgqea0E2eAY
The students, in ICT classes learnt HTML and designed Web Page/ They explored different possibilities of HTML like Different type of Lists and Tables. Students created a web page displaying “The impact on Land during the Covid-19 lockdown period”. They related it to the SDG Goal 15.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”-Mark Twain
The class interaction began with a welcome note and a story weaving activity. The students understood the points of story narration and wrote their stories with different interesting conclusion on the basis of story telling ideas from the literature section of their GK book.
Discussing on the structure of a sentence, we revised the subject, helping verbs, main verb and the object and thus going on to the modal auxiliaries and their use in English language. The students learnt about the use of different modals according to different situations, like possibility, probability, past ability, request, order etc. The same was followed by note making in their notebook with the help of a PPT and a hand out. The students enjoyed attempting the exercises of their Grammar Plus Book.
The students revised the syllabus for UT1 using different tools like MS Forms, Quizziz, Flip Grid and participated enthusiastically in the doubt clarification sessions.
Keeping in mind the SDG Goal 15, Life on land, the concept for the poem – MILK FOR THE CAT was initiated with the help of a video related to cats and their needs for love and compassion.. The theme of the poem ’desire’ was discussed that how the desire for milk has drived the cat in the poem to the poet’s house where the creature waited patiently for the food and love. The students were able to identify the figures of speech used in the poem. On the basis of their learning , they underlined the set of words identifying the figurative language in their notebooks too.
Penning down one’s day to day activities and experiences for the sake of memory or for the future records, is a favorite past time of many. The concept of Diary entry along with the instructions to follow while writing it was interestingly learnt and revised by the students. Following the format and the sample diary entry, the students were given practice questions based on SDG Goal- Life on land and a VUCA situation.
By sharing a good and a bad habit, the students were brought closer to the concept of Adjectives, wherein they learnt about the describing words and their effective usage. The students were given an outline (a graphic organizer) to organize their notes beautifully and more creatively in their respective notebooks. Along with the adjectives, they also learnt about the sub topics such as similies, degrees of comparison and its application, adjectival phrases and clauses. They enhanced their application skills by attempting a quiz on quizziz.com
With the conclusion of a vast topic, we began with the chapter- The New School Fellow, an extract from the MILL ON THE FLOSS. The session began with a discussion about ‘How good/excited/ worried we feel when we have a new student in our class. The students shared the main insights and storyline they understood from the video shown in the class.
The students displayed immense improvement in Notes Taking Skills as was evident in their submissions. They also took numerous quizzes on MS Forms, Quizziz.com to revise the topics for their UT.
ग्रीष्मावकाश के बाद छात्रों से सामान्य चर्चा करते हुए उनका गृहकार्य निरीक्षित किया गया | इसके बाद छात्रों को व्याकरणिक विषयों जैसे तत्सम शब्द – तद्भव शब्द , अनेकार्थक शब्द , अनेक शब्दों के लिए एक शब्द , विलोम शब्द का अर्थ स्पष्ट करते हुए उन्हें कार्य – पुस्तिका पर लिखवाए गए | इससे छात्रों के शब्द – भंडार में वृद्धि हुई और छात्र अब नए – नए शब्दों के प्रयोग से वाक्य – रचना करने लगे | व्याकरणिक विषयों का लिखित अभ्यास कराने का मुख्य उद्देश्य उनकी लेखन क्षमता का विकास करना , लेख सुधार करना और वर्तनी शुद्ध करना है | छात्रों को कविता ‘ रंग जाती एक ऋतु ‘ जो कि भारत भूषण अग्रवाल द्वारा रचित है , पढ़ाई गई | कविता के शब्दार्थ कराते हुए उसकी संपूर्ण व्याख्या की गई | कविता को पूरा करने के पश्चात इसकी प्रश्नोत्तरी पर चर्चा की गई | इस कविता को कराने का उद्देश्य यह है कि हमे कड़ी मेहनत और तपस्या का फल अवश्य मिलता है। इसलिए हमें परिश्रम करते रहना चाहिए। कवि का कहना है कि जिस तरह फूल सर्दी –गर्मी , वर्षा , आँधी – तूफ़ान सहता है और अंत में एक दिन ऐसा भी आता है , जब वह पूरी तरह से खिल जाता है और अपनी सुगंध से पूरे वातावरण को सुगन्धित कर देता है | हमें भी उस फूल की तरह लगातार संघर्ष करते हुए आगे बढ़ना चाहिए | सतत् विकास लक्ष्य -१७ ‘ लक्ष्य हेतु भागीदारी ‘ से एकीकृत करते हुए कविता का मूल भाव स्पष्ट किया गया | इसके बाद छात्रों को इकाई परीक्षा -१ के प्रत्येक विषय की मौखिक और लिखित तैयारी कराई गई |
' पाठ- अंताराष्ट्रीय-योगादिवस: के माध्यम से छात्रों को योगा- प्राणायाम की संक्षिप्त जानकारी प्रदान कर विभिन्न योगासनों से होने वाले लाभ के विषय पर चर्चा करते हुए छात्रों को योगासनों को अपनाने के प्रति प्रोत्साहित किया गया । पाठ- जलसंरक्षणम् के माध्यम से जल की उपयोगिता और सुरक्षा संबंधी जानकारी प्रदान की गई ।
अंतर्विषयक- प्राणायाम और योगासनों से होने वाले लाभ के विषय पर चर्चा कर भाषा ज्ञान के साथ-साथ शारीरिक विज्ञान से छात्रों का अंतर्विषयक परिचय कराया गया । परियोजनात्मक शिक्षण (Project base learning) के रूप में दृश्य श्रव्य सामाग्री के माध्यम से छात्रों ने शलभासन, ताड़ासन , मयूरासन , अनुलोम-विलोम से संबंधित जानकारी को पाठ से प्राप्त कर छात्रों ने अपनी क्षमता अनुसार विचारभिव्यक्ति प्रस्तुतीकरण किया पाठ - 'मातुल: चंद्र:' पाठ के माध्यम से पद्यांशावबोधन के द्वारा संस्कृत पठन-श्रवण का अभ्यास किया । अस्मद् , युष्मद् , अव्ययशब्द , इकारान्त , आकारान्त , ऋकारान्त शब्दरूप- मातृ-पितृ पदपरिचय सहित अभ्यासकार्य करते हुए संस्कृत भाषा में वाक्यरचना व संभाषण करते हुए चित्रवर्णन करने की योग्यता अनुवाद के माध्यम से प्राप्त की । जिसमें छात्रों ने छोटे –छोटे वाक्यों में वार्तालाप करते हुए सामान्य संभाषण का अभ्यास किया ।
In the month July, children were eager to meet their friends and teachers, though virtually. We tuned into new topics like future proche, making comparisons with adjectives and adverbs, more vocabulary related to the lesson, la valise grise. They also drew ‘Maison d’être’ to enhance the topic-past tense. All topics were taught with supportive study materials like word documents, PPT and relevant worksheets.
The month begins with a Spanish video presentation on Preterit tense: “El fin de semana”The last weekend. The students participatedthrough the chat box and features like hands up identifying some expressions and vocabulary from previous topics. With the help of a PPT the students analysed the changes in the structure of the verbs in this particular Spanish past tense called “Preterito simple”
With the Chapter “Mis vacaciones del añopasado” My last year holidays, the class learnt more verbs and expressions in past tense.
The chapter “Extra Cuba was the perfect excuse to learn more about the characteristics and culture of a Spanish Latin American country.
Video presentation on Preterit tense: “El fin de semana “
The topic Preterite was assessed with a quiz.
A video on SDG 2- Zero hunger was presented followed by a class discussion.
Video song on Cuba (Salsa)
Video on elimination of child labour
Quizziz.com on Preterite tense
After coming back from holidays, we were thrilled to meet our friends and teachers, though virtually. As we tuned into Module-5, Lektion-2, we learnt various grammar topics like Modal verb- dürfen, conjunction weil, we also came to now about the method of writing a recipe of Kartoffelnsalat in German. We completed the chapter by doing all the workbook exercises related to grammar and completing the E-mail writing.
In their Physical Education lessons, students performed:
Warm-up exercises: On the spot jogging, jumping and running
In their Indian Dance lessons, students learnt:
Song : Teri Mitti
Video link: https://youtu.be/wF_B_aagLfI
In their Western Dance lessons, the students learnt:
In Drama lessons, students learnt:
Forms of Acting:
Through drama games, tongue twisters and role play, students learnt dialogue delivery and voice modulation.
Application of their learning:
Student understood Navarasa—the nine emotions and practised the same. Students learnt how to use question words in dialogue and performed using the nine emotions. Students garnered information about scene building (improvisation) and how to improvise on the spot. Additionally, they learnt how to maintain a tempo while performing .They also did drama related warm up exercises.
In their Indian Music lessons, students :
Learnt Vocal warm-up exercises: Alankar practice, Balloon breathing.
Practiced: Shudh swar Alankar.
Song/s: Guru vandana, Apni Mati.
Raag: Alaiya Bilawal, Yaman.
Instruments Used: Tanpura
Techniques: Singing style and vocal practices of Indian classical singers.
Reference video link for the song: https://youtu.be/hTdZkPeIkhs
In their Western Music lessons, students :
In their Visual Art lessons, students learnt :
Art Technique: Free hand, colouring, outlining
Art tools: Pencil, sketch pen, crayons, oil pastels, scale, compass/
We have a social responsibility, a constitutional opportunity and a moral obligation to help others. This month students learnt the importance of being socially responsible. They understood the
meaning of social responsibility; people must behave ethically and with sensitivity towards social, cultural, economic and environmental issues. Various points were discussed to understand what one can do to become a socially responsible person.
Another important topic, self-reliance was explained to the students. They learnt that self-reliance is a strong belief in your own capabilities to successfully deal with the challenges that life throws at you. With the help of videos and activities students enjoyed the concepts.
Rational Numbers: With the practice and prior knowledge of factors, students understood the meaning and need of a rational number. Students also understood and practiced following:
Note: Students were also assessed on the following topics through class test:
Force and friction: With the help of several examples and discussion, students understood the physical significance of term “Pressure”. From various examples in real life students concluded the following:
The students enhanced their knowledge on synthetic fibres and plastics where they learnt different types of plastics by doing hands on activity. They dipped a part of plastic bottle and a shampoo bottle in mild hot water to observe the effect of heat and compare the characteristics of thermosetting and thermoplastics. They also learnt the ways for reducing the plastic waste to save our environment. Learners also integrated ICT tool X-mind map for creating a mind map on Synthetic fibres and Plastics.
Crop production and management and animal husbandry
Students took their knowledge about agriculture further by learning about the various methods of irrigation and compared how the new methods are more efficient better for environment. Through videos they were thrilled to find out that how a machine called combine is able to do three different steps of harvesting together and saving the time and effort of the farmers. They shared how the raw food is stored in their houses which are in small quantities and how the silos work to store the humongous amount of the same safely. They researched about green revolution and organic farming and shared it in the class. They concluded their learning by knowing that agriculture is not limited to crop production but also involves animal husbandry which further includes apiculture, pisciculture etc.
The History class began with a recap activity with same enthusiasm where children were reminded about the indirect annexation policies adopted by the British. They acknowledged the demerits of the subsidiary alliance and doctrine of Lapse policies of the British with the help of PPT. Different wars like Anglo- Mysore war, Anglo Maratha wars, Anglo Sikh wars etc. were
explained with the help of story-telling method. The administrative, judiciary and military structure of the British were explained with the help of a mind map where they were able to interpret the hierarchy effectively. The chapter was concluded with a revision worksheet based on some High Order Thinking Skill (HOTS) questions.
Besides this, the PBL project on the topic Colonial Agrarian Policies was given where children were divided into four groups. Each group was given one agrarian policy and children confidently presented the policy through interactive PPTs. Children integrated in their project various ICT tools like Nearpod, MS Forms and Quizziz.com which engaged the class effectively.
Types of Resources
To introduce the topic what are resources students were asked to look around them and identify objectives (at least 10 each) and group them into useful and useless things. They understand the resources as they are useful.
They described resources and classified them into natural, human made and human resources. They also gained knowledge about classification of natural resources on the basis of origin, stage of development and renewability. Later students suggested few steps to conserve resources.
A research work was given to students on Brundtland report which defined the sustainable development.
Natural Resources: Land, Soil and Water
Students described about land resources and recalled it uses while classifying into different categories like Forests, pasture, permanent crops, arable land and other uses. They also suggested few ways to conserve land resources.
With the help of video students presented and explained soil, its components soil profile, soil character and formation. They also presented a soil profile made by them in class. Students described and infer the different types of soil in India while showing a video and a map.
They gained knowledge about loss of soil and suggested few ways for soil conservation related to key practices and techniques.
Students recalled water as resource and explained different sources like multipurpose river valley projects, dams, canal, tanks, wells and tube wells through which we can fulfill our needs. Students analyzed the need for water conservation and suggested ways for water conservation
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pbdqm40KFw land resource
“Photoshop is an art, and you can do a lot with it. Change the atmosphere through different lighting and make the pictures look more interesting..”
The students, in ICT classes learnt Photoshop tools by recognising different tools and they discussed the used of these tools. They explored different features of Photoshop like Blur, Sharpen, Smudge and Slice Tool.
Photoshop topic was concluded with International Collaboration with four schools - Vinschool Times City – Vietnam, VVDAV Public School – India and SkBatuBalai, Jerantut Pahang, Malaysia
They shared photo-editing tips with partner countries students and they also got opportunity to learn Video editing and Scratch software from them.
The class interaction began with a discussion of likes, dislikes and interests of the students. The students understood about the possibility of redemption and the importance of love and affection by reading the chapter ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens and engaged in a discussion about Christmas and its relevance in the current times. They understood the moral values of being patient, kind and generous. They took part in the discussion of question answers enthusiastically and completed their written work.
The concept of Determiners was further taken up to identify the articles, determiners and quantifiers and primarily their application.
The previous knowledge of students was tested with a discussion where the students were able to apply Determiners in the given sentences. The students studied the rules of using Determiners and practiced the same in the Grammar Practice Book. For more practice and better understanding, they also attempted some live worksheets.
The hilarious read ‘Dusk’ enthralled the students. They focused on attempting ‘Reference to Context’ questions in this chapter.
Informal letters were started with a situation based discussion in the class wherein the students were able to compare and contrast the features of formal and informal letters. Eliciting responses while reading the PPT about the types of letters was another interesting way to get their attention. The students not only shared their prior knowledge, relevance and application of letters in the current scenario but also minutely observed a sample to deduce the format of the letters- both Formal and Informal. The practice questions attempted by the students helped them to work upon their style of writing and structure it. In order to improve their ability to ‘Apply and Transfer’ (under Bloom’s Taxonomy), they shared their knowledge about informal letters and practiced writing the same with the help of instructions shared in the class.
The students displayed immense improvement in Notes Taking Skills as was evident in their submissions. They also took a Class Test on MS Forms to recapitulate the Grammar topic- Sentences. For more practice, they enjoyed attempting short quizzes on the website Quizziz.com.
मास के प्रथम सप्ताह में छात्रों कोमातृदिवससे संबंधित जानकारी दी गई और उन्हें अपने विचार कक्षा में सबके साथ साझा करने को कहा गया | छात्रोंसे मातृदिवस से संबंधित नारा – लेखनकराया गया |नारा – लेखन से छात्रों में रचनात्मकता का विकास हुआ | इसके पश्चात उन्हें पाठ्य – पुस्तक गुंजन से कविता-१‘ इतने ऊँचे उठो ‘ का मौखिक वाचन कराते हुए उसकी व्याख्या कराई गई | छात्रों से प्रत्येक काव्यांश के आधार पर बीच – बीच में कुछ प्रश्न भी पूछे गए| कविता को कराने का मुख्य उद्देश्य छात्रों को सामाजिक कर्तव्यबोध , देशप्रेम, त्याग , आशावादिता के प्रति लोगों को जागरूक करने हेतु प्रेरित करना है | कविता की व्याख्या के पश्चात इसके प्रश्नोत्तर पर चर्चा की गई | इस कविता से संबंधित गतिविधि भी छात्रों को कराई गई , जिसका विषय था - समाज में फैली कुरीतियों का विरोध कर समाज को नई दिशा देने वाले समाजसुधारकों के नाम , उनका जन्म परिचय चित्र सहित A-४ आकार की शीट पर करने को दिया गया | इसे करने के पश्चात कक्षा के चार छात्रों ने उसी कार्य का कोलाज बनाते हुए उसे पी.पी.टी. के रूप में परिवर्तित किया | व्याकरणिक विषय संधि , उसकी परिभाषा , उसके भेद और स्वर संधि के पाँचों भेदों से छात्रों को परिचित कराया गया | संधि को नियमानुसार अनेकों उदाहरणों से स्पष्ट करते हुए उसका लिखित अभ्यास करायागया | इसे छात्रों का व्याकरणिक ज्ञान समृद्ध हुआ |
‘नैतिक शिक्षा और पर्यावरण’ विषय वस्तु से समायोजित कराते हुए सततविकासलक्ष्य–‘’सभी को शिक्षा के माध्यम से स्वस्थ जीवन देना और सभी के जीवनस्तर में सुधार लाना।‘’ नामक विषय पर संवाद कराते हुए अकारांत, आकारांत और इकारांत आधारित कारक और विभक्ति तालिका के साथ संवाद का अनुप्रयोगात्मक अभ्यास करते हुए छात्रों ने उत्साहपूर्वक अनुवाद कार्य सीखा। परियोजनात्मक शिक्षण(Project base learning) के रूप में दृश्य श्रव्य सामाग्री के माध्यम से पुरुषार्थमयता से संबंधित जानकारी प्राप्त कर छात्रों ने अपनी क्षमता अनुसार विचार भिव्यक्ति प्रस्तुती करण किया
गतिविधि-पर्यावरण सबंधी जानकारी प्रदान करते हुए चित्रावली वर्णन कराया गया। "मत्स्यमानचित्र" के माध्यम से भित्ति प्रपत्रप्र क्रिया द्वारा कारक अथवा विभक्ति ज्ञान कराते हुए संस्कृत भाषा में अनुवाद करने की योग्यता प्रदान कराना। गद्यांशा व बोधन और चित्र लेखन के माध्यम से संभाषण का अभ्यास कराया गया। दैनिक जीवन में संस्कृत भाषा ज्ञान प्राप्त करना उपर्युप्त पाठ्यवस्तु का मुख्योद्देश्य रहा। धातुरुप- लट्- लृट्-लोट्-लङ्लकार का तालिका अभ्यास द्वारा अनुवाद कार्य करते हुए अभ्यास किया।
In the month May, children participated with lots of energy during the class. They were further taught more topics: Rules of past tense with avoir & être, Vocabulary related to stationery and adverbs. All topics were taught with supportive study materials like word documents and PPT. Additional worksheets were solved during the online classes to enhance the topics.
The month started with an interactive activity based on vacations, “Pause and tell something inspired by the picture”. It can be a sentence or a word. The students enjoyed recalling previous knowledge related with the topic vacations. New vocabulary and Q.A. was introduced to enhance the vacations related knowledge.
A video on SDG 15 Life on land video was shared in class followed by a whole class discussion. The Preterite, past tense, was introduced to the class and will continue after vacations.
Link activity on vacations
SDG 15 Life on land video
As we were involved in learning about the body parts, the illness etc. in the previous month, we dwelled ourselves more into the 1st chapter of the Module-1, “Stefan, wiegeht’sdir?”, in which the children came to know about the topics like Imperative, Dative of grammar in detail. The children were also very thrilled to prepare a PPT on Imperative and present it in the class. They were also introduced to chapter 2 of Module 5 (GesundLeben). Overall a great month in which we completed our 1st chapter with deep understanding.
GuteFerien!!! (Happy Holidays)
Warm-up exercises: On the spot jogging, jumping and running.
Flexibility exercises: Standing Hamstring Stretch (Bending forward)
Yoga :Surya namaskar and Gomukhasana: Steps to the perform pose andadvantages of the pose.
Students learnt about the Lord of Dance-Natraja through Shiv Vandana and an open discussion about the story behind.
Through Asamyukta hasta mudra’s (single hand gestures) used in ShivVandana, students learnt about the hand gestures which describe lordShiva such as Trishula, Sarpashirsh, Katka, Chandrakala. After that theyperformed the dance on a beautiful song name- ‘Jai JaiKedara’.
Dance form: Kathak
Song: Jai JaiKedara
Video link :https://youtu.be/LRZMKXQ40YE
In the month of May 2021 the students learnt :
Dance form : Hip Hop (Beginners Level) – basic hand positions
Song : Kidz Bop - Rockabye
Video link : - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VDdP7lYiiI
Forms of Acting:
Vocal warm-up exercises: Alankar practice, Balloon breathing.
Practiced : Shudhswar Alankar
New song/s learnt: Mother’s day song (Ma).https://youtu.be/gXjdjYXu7i8
Techniques: Indian classical singers and instruments.
Reference video link for the song : https://youtu.be/hYiDSPB1hlI
Vocal warm-up exercises, Scale and 12 notes
Practiced: Staff notation with 12 notes and scaled the vocal range
Song learnt: (Recap Session) Heal the world by Michael Jackson
Techniques: Basic techniques of practicing vocal.
Reference video link for the song:
Art Technique: Free hand, colouring, outlining
Art tools: Pencil, Sketch pen, crayons, oil pastels, scale, compass/circular object
This month’s lessons continued the topic of Emotional quotient. Along with concept of EQ, focus was given on Social Quotient, understanding social intelligence, and what happens when social intelligence breaks down was discussed. Students solved a checklist and self-assessment inventory on SQ to check their own social behavior. As a consequence of their lessons, students learnt “How to connect with people…” with proper understanding of different social roles.