The students of Grade One have been looking at different ways of expressing themselves and being able to communicate using sounds and noise instead of words, in their drama class. They used their imagination, creativity and thinking skills in order to discover new sounds and then using their co-operation skills, worked together in groups in order to devise and then present a play, using only these new sounds. Working together they were able to share their ideas and were very enthusiastic in their performances, which their peers appreciated and enjoyed. They then reflected on the knowledge they had gained and independently completed a reflection sheet, sharing what they had enjoyed about the play and considered what they could do in the future.
Students of Grade 1 enhanced their Language skills through a fun game, 'Stop that sentence', wherein few incomplete sentence cut outs were displayed on a chart and the students had to stop and complete each sentence using different punctuation marks like a question mark, a period or an exclamation mark. Each student was given a chance to stop one sentence by making the correct end mark using a marker. It was indeed a fun way to reinforce the concept of punctuations which helped the students to use their application skills by making use of previously acquired knowledge in a new way.
Makar Sankranti is a festival that is celebrated with zest across the country. This gave our grade 1 students a great opportunity to connect it to their on-going unit 'Imagination' wherein they along with their parents exhibited their creativity and imagination to creatively design a kite. The purpose behind this event was to provide the students with an opportunity to enjoy the festive atmosphere of Makar Sankranti with their parents through their current unit Imagination and unleash their creative skills.
A healthy mind rests in a healthy body and a healthy body is formed with healthy eating habits! To enable students get a local perspective and an opportunity to try out new cuisines from different states, they visited a restaurant called Twenty Nine' which served as a new learning environment. Students understood the specialty dish of different states. Finally they made connections of the local perspective that they received with healthy eating practices.
To provide students with an opportunity to experience a new environment and to understand an important component that leads to a balanced lifestyle, a field trip to Nitrro, Mumbai's largest Bespoke Fitness Center was organized. Students engaged themselves in different physical activities ,thus gaining an understanding that regular exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle which helps in the development of their well-being. They also became aware of the fact that being active contributes to good health.
Students of grade one enhanced their basic numeracy skill in a fun way by involving themselves in a Housie Card Game, however with a slight twist. So the twist was that the teacher called out an addition or subtraction sentence for example 2 + 3, students had to mentally add or subtract to get the answer. The number or answer of the addition sentence was crossed out by them on their Housie Card with a pencil. Once they made a row of numbers on their cards,they won. This was a fun way to improve and work on their quick computation techniques of mental work.
Extending their learning about family relationships into their drama class , grade 1 students used their imagination in order to think about any one such relation they would like to spend the day with. They gave thoughtful consideration while deciding how they would spend their day in terms of where they would like to go , what all activities they would indulge in and so on. Students demonstrated all of this through a role play .