Hello parents!! We would like to extend a big warm Welcome Back. The new year stood before us like a new chapter in a book, waiting to be written. Time flies when you are having fun… stands true for your little ones.
All the students loved coming back to online classes after a refreshing winter break. They couldn’t hold the excitement and eagerly shared thrilling adventures and their new year resolutions. It was clear that they enjoyed their winter break to the fullest and were ready to get back into the school routine.
Our youngsters were all set to acquire some crucial “pre-skills” while playing, singing, listening, interacting, and observing which is part of the Quality Circle Time. The educators created awareness about Universal Value “I am Truthful” and Republic Day. Students were made aware of the Indian Constitution and its importance in our lives.
"We must stand on our own feet and fight as best as we can for our rights. So carry on your agitation and organize your forces. Power and prestige will come to you through struggle” - Shri B.R. Ambedkar
Our school marked the 73rd Republic Day by conducting a special assembly across Grades Pre Nursery - IX with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor. The assembly commenced with flag unfurling ceremony in our school grounds.
Post that, rest of the assembly was conducted virtually and the reading of the Constitution, learning the significance of the Preamble, apprising students about the contribution made by Sh. B.R. Ambedkar and facts about the Constitution of India were the highlights of the assembly.
Students of Grade I took pride in the legacy of our freedom fighters, dressed up as them, and reverberated their message by chanting their famous slogans.
Our seniors, the students of Grade V & VI enthralled the audience with their mellifluous patriotic songs. Keeping the spirit of patriotism alive, Grade VII-VIII students expressed love for their motherland through self created short videos.
The assembly concluded with the address of Principal, Ms. Guneet Ohri who emphasised on understanding and implementing the Preamble in its true sense. She urged the students to put their best foot forward and feel proud to be an Indian.
They dispersed with the image of the fluttering tricolor in their mind and heart. May we continue celebrating this day forever!
Introducing new reading techniques-such as close reading was conducted with the help of a poem-Unit-14 ‘A Dragon in the Classroom’ with students’ focus on recognising rhyming words, nouns, etc, along with gaining the understanding of recycling and reusing old objects to create innovative things. Discussion of the comprehension questions were carried out by using MS Teams chat box where students wrote their responses in the chat window. This was followed by a revision of similar meaning words (Synonyms) and Punctuation Round-up by way of exercises. Students enthusiastically participated in ‘Design a Dragon’ activity wherein they creatively designed their mystical dragons recycling waste materials like old wires, old CDs, cardboard boxes, broken toys, used paper, newspaper etc. Every student donned the hat of a poet and recited a self-composed poem on the ‘Dragon’ using rhyming words and describing words.
The monthly theme- Seasons and Festivals was amalgamated with the topic – Questions. The students were divided into two groups-questioning group and answering group. They framed questions based on a picture and text related to the festival of Pongal. The educator facilitated the process by writing the questions on the screen and correcting wherever required.
They have also indulged in rechecking their speaking skills by way of reading and speaking activities where they recorded themselves reciting extracts from the chapters. Story mapping using a graphic organizer of their choice, based on their reading of the Chapter- ‘A Clever Crab’ from Treasure of Tales (Supplementary reader), was another fun revision activity conducted this month.
Students understood additional fractions as operators on discrete and continuous quantities by solving problems using shapes, objects and quantities. They represented smaller pieces (or parts) of a whole. They thought of a sweet shop as an analogy. Students shared a singular whole amount, like a chocolate bar, a cake bar, or muffin. They also discussed few fraction equations by unravelling the shapes work at a deeper level. Students applied strategies based on fractions and were introduced with the term’s numerator, denominator and whole. Students also explored flexible methods and models to solve which includes concrete models, pictorial representations and number sentences were included.
Taking their learning further to an experiential mode, students did an activity based on fractions wherein they took a paper and folded them in different ways to understand whole and parts of the fraction.
Links – 1. https://www.liveworksheets.com/pd1503367ll
The month of January started with See-Think-wonder strategy. They were shown pictures of different seasons and a discussion about the same continued with the help of a PowerPoint Presentation. A video related to weather and season was shown to the little scholars. Later a show and tell activity was conducted where the enthusiasts chose their favourite season and spoke about it. They also bought an object that represented the season.
A written revision on Air and Water was also conducted to ensure the students are thorough with the concepts.
Thought provoking questions were asked from the little scholars like - What are the festivals you have celebrated recently? Which festival are you going to celebrate in the coming days? Basis these two questions, the topic of festivals was introduced. Three different types of festivals was discussed - National, Harvest and Religious Festivals. A video and PowerPoint Presentation related to same was showcased in the class. Students were even asked to write about their favourite festivals in the notebook and answer some questions related to it.
Using art as a tool students made different objects using art and craft for Republic Day. Students were asked to only use the colours of the national flag for the activity.
पाठ्य – पुस्तक उड़ान से पाठ –१४ ‘ फुदकू मेढक ’ का वाचन कराते हुए छात्रों को पानी में और जमीन पर रहने वाले ‘ उभयचर जन्तु ’ के बारे में बताया गया। फुदकू मेढक से संबंधित वीडियो दिखाई गई। पाठ में आए कठिन शब्दों का अर्थ बताते हुए वाक्य-निर्माण करना सिखाया गया । सतत विकास लक्ष्य – १४ , १५ जलीय जीव और थलीय जीव-जन्तु से एकीकृत करते हुए ‘ उभयचर ’ जंतुओं की सूची बनवाई गई ।
रचनात्मक कार्य में कला विषय से एकीकृत करते हुए मेढक का प्रतिरूप बनाकर रंग भरने की गतिविधि कराई गई । मेढक किस मौसम में ज़्यादा दिखाई देते हैं ? क्या खाते हैं, इससे संबंधित पाँच तथ्य अभ्यास पुस्तिका में लिखवाए गए ।
‘मृदुल व्याकरण’ की पुस्तक से ‘ समानार्थी ’ शब्द का परिचय वीडियो लिंक के माध्यम से कराया गया। निर्देशानुसार छात्रों ने अपने आसपास के वातावरण से शब्दों के समानार्थी शब्द ढूँढकर जानकारी प्राप्त की , जैसे – पाठशाला - विद्यालय। संबंधित विषय की गतिविधि कराकर छात्रों के शब्दकोष में वृद्धि की गई ।
रचनात्मक कौशल- word wall net खेल के माध्यम से छात्र अधिक से अधिक समानार्थी शब्दों की जानकारी हासिल करने में सक्षम हुए | इस तरह से भाषा का विकास हुआ | तार्किक सोच में वृद्धि , रचनात्मक एवं क्रियात्मक कला- कौशल में वृद्धि हुई ।MS फॉर्म द्वारा ‘ फुदकू मेढक और समानार्थी शब्द ’ पाठ का मूल्यांकन किया गया।
The students were introduced to a new paint software i.e. Tux Paint. They learnt to draw on an online link www.autodraw.com where they were able to use their mouse to draw shapes and colour them. Post this they were introduced to the various tools of Tux Paint like Paint Tool which had a variety of Brushes which the students used to draw a scenery. Further, they were able to explore other tools like Line, Text, Fill using which they drew a Republic Day Scene. They are having a lot of fun by using the variety of tools of Tux Paint.
In their Physical Education classes, the students worked on:
Students also played chess online in breakout rooms and against the computer.
In their Western Dance lessons, the students learnt:
Dance form: Freestyle Dance
Song: Fusion of patriotic songs
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ6J3xW2wmA
In their Indian Dance lessons, the students learnt:
Bhangra-folk dance of Punjab: Bhangra is a traditional folk dance of the Indian subcontinent which originated in the Majha area of Punjab.
Dance form: Bhangra
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/JwSB9gbA2fw
Students enjoyed learning Bhangra dance with full of energy and enthusiasm to commemorate the festival of Lohri.
जनवरी माह छात्र छात्राओं द्वारा की गई गतिविधिया:
गायन अभ्यास: अलंकार, बैलून ब्रीथिंग ।
गीत- देशभक्ति गीत हिन्द देश के निवासी, प्रार्थना 'हम बालक है तेरे ' ।
प्रयोग हुए वाद्य: तानपूरा ऑडियो ट्रैक ।
In their Western Music lessons, the students learnt:
Techniques: The uses and value of notes
Recap: ‘Here I am to worship’
Forms of Acting: Mime and Mono Act
Application of their learning:
Students learnt Republic Day special drawing in which they learnt how to draw the National Flag, the National Bird and the National Flower.
Students were made aware of SDG 15: Life on Land. They drew a poster on ‘How we can save life on earth’ by growing more trees, recycling and restoring our resources, etc.
Composition: Creative & freehand
Art Technique: Free hand, paper craft, colour mixing, colouring, outlining
Art tools: Pencil, sketch pen, crayons, oil pastels, scale, craft aper, tissue
Learning Outcome: Development of observatory and motor skills, how the motor skills change when introduced to similar art forms like music.
SDG: 15 - Life on Land
This month students were introduced to the theme of “I am Truthful”. With the help of pictures, role play, video and discussion on examples from daily life, students understood the importance of being truthful, the consequences of lying, and how truthfulness makes deeper connections with people and how to practice truthfulness. Students enjoyed learning about being truthful and realised that we need to practice being true always. They also promised themselves that from now onwards they will practice truthfulness regularly and give a thought whenever saying any lie.“Truth earns trust and respect” is the learning of the month.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’ve concluded the exciting year of 2021 and have welcomed a new year. The vigor, excitement, and energy of the year gone by had left an everlasting impression on the little ones.
“Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven." – Henry Ward Beecher
The month of December was an exciting one for all of us. This festive month inspired our tiny tots with the spirit of sharing and caring. Children learnt a lot from the attitude of gratitude by making this month full of joy and charity.
To inculcate values and virtues in our children, we encouraged them to participate in ‘Joy of Giving’ a Suncity initiative under project-Uphaar, where they donated blankets for needy people.
We concluded our online classes for this year with a Christmas class party where children relished the scrumptious snacks while playing games, sang melodious carols and shook their legs on their favourite Christmas songs. Their eagerness to meet Santa Clause and receive a gift from him brought cheer and warmth to our hearts.
Students understood the meaning of equal sharing through an activity where they equally distributed the candies or things. They also discussed a few questions related to the concept of ‘Division’ by unravelling the way numbers work at a deeper level. Students applied strategies based on repeated subtraction and were introduced to division using Number Line, wherein they also co-related Division with the concept of Multiplication. Adding up to their learning, children understood the properties of division. They explored flexible methods and models to solve a problem, which included concrete models, pictorial representations, number sentences and number lines.
Taking learning further into an experiential mode, students participated in an activity based on equal sharing using bindi and smileys in the notebook to understand repeated subtraction.
The unit, ‘Air’ was taken up in the month of December. As a prior knowledge, a few related questions were posed to the children. With the help of a balloon, students were told about the basic properties of air. In the next unit ‘Water’, they learnt about the importance of water as they enthusiastically shared information related to the different uses of water. They also learnt about the three main sources of water. Students enjoyed doing experiments with water and learnt about the different properties of water in an experiential way.
To connect with the SDG 13 Climate Action, our little environmentalists shared the different causes of water and air pollution and also learnt the ways in which we can reduce them. They also watched a video related to air pollution and a picture of Taj mahal before and after pollution to understand the effects of pollution in a better manner.
In order to instil the Universal Value of Wisdom in students, they were asked to write the ways in which they feel they are water wise. The theme was culminated by making the children aware of the Clean Ganga Mission- Namami Gange initiated by our honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji integrating it with the SDG 6- Clean Water and Sanitation.
Importance of Water | Science For Kids | All Important Water | Periwinkle - YouTube
The Water Cycle Song - YouTube
Save Water to Help the Earth S4 E3 - YouTube
"Let's Go Save Water" - PUB Water Conservation Animation - YouTube
Students completed Unit-‘A Woodland Dictionary’ with focus on reading, comprehension, glossary and writing skills. It was a means of recapitulating alphabetical order and the use of a dictionary, along with the introduction of various vocabulary terms such as definitions. Children went for a Virtual Tour to spot the different kinds of trees and vegetation. They discussed about evergreen and deciduous trees which were also the part of the unit.
The recapitulation of grammar concepts like ‘Helping Verbs’ and ‘Conjunctions’ was done to reinforce the learning which has taken place in the previous month. The much loved activity ‘Letter to Santa’ not only enabled the students understand the techniques and nuances of Letter-Writing but also gave wings to their imagination as they creatively crafted hand-made envelopes for their letters and decorated their socks and stockings for Santa to keep their gifts near them.
पाठ्य – पुस्तक उड़ान पुस्तक से पाठ – ‘ अहा ! फूल कितने सुंदर ’ का पठन कराते हुए विभिन्न प्रकार के फूलों की जानकारी दी गई । वीडियो दिखाकर आस-पास की प्रकृति को सुंदर बनाने हेतु फूलों को उगाने की प्रेरणा दी गई। कठिन शब्दों के अर्थ बताकर वाक्यों में प्रयोग करना सिखाया गया । कठिन शब्दों की श्रुतलेख परीक्षा हुई।
मासिक विषय- मौसम और त्योहार से एकीकृत करते हुए फूलों का समुच्चय चित्रण अभ्यास पुस्तिका में कराया गया।
सतत विकास लक्ष्य -१३ ‘ जलवायु क्रिया ’ के अंतर्गत ‘ इंद्रधनुष ’ के सातों रंगों के बारें में तथा आसमान में बारिश के बाद सूर्य की किरणें पड़ने पर इंद्रधनुष दिखाई देता है , छात्रों को विस्तार पूर्वक बताया गया। वर्षा ऋतु पर चर्चा करते हुए अनुच्छेद लेखन कराया गया।
अभ्यास पुस्तिका में छात्रों ने इंद्रधनुष बनाकर रंगों के नाम लिखे।
मृदुल हिन्दी व्याकरण- वचन की वीडियो दिखाकर तथा वास्तविक वस्तुओं के द्वारा पहचान बताई गई । छात्रों ने एकवचन और बहुवचन की पहचान करते हुए पाठ का अभ्यास कार्य आसानी से किया |
मूल्यांकन पत्र द्वारा छात्रों की जानकारी का परीक्षण हुआ।
इस तरह से छात्रों ने वर्षा के महत्त्व, वचन का प्रयोग और नवीन शब्दों को सीखा।
सम्बंधित लिंक -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0vzal7MTSs
The students worked on MS-Word, where they wrote their own stories and were given a few instructions to format the text of the story using features like bold, underline, font size and center align the heading, etc. The students learnt how to get margins on the sheet. They did an interesting activity, where they were asked to draw their time-table in the notebooks which took a lot of time, then they were asked to draw the time table in MS-Word by inserting a table which took only a few minutes to complete. With this, they learnt the major basics of MS-Word.
"What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds." Wayne Dyer
Being wise, considering the theme of the month, students were first introduced to how important it is to believe in oneself by knowing your abilities, skills and talents. Becoming more confident, value of thinking skills, every problem has a solution and boosting intelligence, were all learning of this month with associated stories, plays and games. Techniques to boost intelligence were also discussed to be wise.
In the month of December the students worked on :
In their Western Dance lessons, the students learnt:
Song: 'Jingle Bells'
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtXOXJelL6U
In their Indian Dance lessons, the students learnt:
NAVRAS-“Nine emotions of dance”
Dance form: Classical Kathak
यथोहस्ततथोदृष्टि (Yatho Hasta thatho Drishti)
Wherever your hands go, your eyes will follow,
यथोदृष्टितथोमनः (Yatho Drishti thatho Manah)
Wherever your eyes go, your mind will follow,
यथोमनःतथोभाव (Yatho Manah thatho Bhaava)
Wherever your mind goes, there will be expression of
यथोभावतथोरस (Yatho Bhaava thatho Rasa)
Where there is expression shown, there will be sentiment evoked.
Nava means "Nine" and Rasa is often translated as "mood", "emotion", "expression" or "sentiment". The Navarasa, in the scriptures refer to the nine expressions that humans often show. These are love (shringaara), laughter (haasya), kind-heartedness or compassion (karuna), anger (roudra), courage (veera), fear (bhayaanaka), disgust (veebhatsya), wonder or surprise (adbhutha) and peace or tranquility (shaanta).
In the month of December, the students learnt:
Instruments: Students learnt about the chords of guitar
Techniques: Vocal Warm-up exercises on C major scale to enhance vocal quality
दिसंबर माह में छात्र छात्राओं द्वारा की गई गतिविधिया:
गायन अभ्यास: अलंकार, बैलून ब्रीथिंग
गीत-प्रार्थना 'हम बालक है तेरे '
प्रयोग हुए वाद्य: तानपूरा ऑडियो ट्रैक
गायन तकनीक: गायन के अभ्यास की बुनियादी तकनीक, गीत के माध्यम से ततवाद्यों का संक्षिप्त परिचय।
In the month of December, in their Visual Art lessons, students learnt:
Warli art was introduced to students; students learnt how these simple shapes like circles, rectangles and triangles can be used for beautiful paintings.
Students made landscape on winter season, learning the use of colors and the elements used in the winter season.
Students also learnt about Mosaic art and made some nice artworks.
Composition : Creative & freehand
Art Technique : Free hand, paper craft, colour mixing, geometric patterns (with tools), colouring, outlining
Art tools : Pencil, sketch pen, crayons, oil pastels, scale, craft paper, tissue
SDG : Good Health & Well Being
A SNEAK PEAK TO THE ASSEMBLY
The gleeful festival of Christmas was celebrated with fervour and zeal by Suncitizens of grade1C on 24th of December, 2020. The assembly began with the news and the thought of the day and extended with an array of interesting programmes. The spirit of Christmas echoed through the carol sung melodiously by the children, ushering in the festive season. The students presented a thought provoking skit which went beyond the information about Santa and St. Nicholas and emphasized the true spirit of Santa, which lay in the joy of giving and helping those who are less fortunate. This was followed by a mesmerizing dance performance which enthralled the audience. The children were filled with joy and excitement as Santa came dancing to the tune of Jingle Bells. The wonderful assembly concluded with the inspirational speech by the respected Principal, Ms. Guneet Ohri as she applauded the children for spreading joy and cheer by contributing in the blanket donation drive for the underprivileged. She wished the children and their families Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! The message of the assembly was loud and clear and reminded us--- "Christmas is not necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another."
October is a month loaded with celebrations and the time when we say a goodbye to harsh summers. With cold breeze taking charge and letting us slip into the lap of winter, this month has its own identification. The students were also explained about the importance of shelter for both human and animals.
As festivals bring happiness in our lives, we also thought of spreading smiles and inner peace by our initiative named “Spreading Smiles”. Our young students came together and raised funds to bring smiles to the faces of children/people who are less privileged. The universal value of the month being “I am peace” was explored through various tasks and anecdotes given by children during Quality Circle Time with their Class Educators. They realised what the importance of peace is in our lives. Learning such important lessons at a young age impacted the human in every child. This developed their inner peace and made them think about the people around them. It was an overwhelming learning for both students and educators.
The magnificent mornings were brought forth with enforcement of positive thoughts to give children an optimistic view of life. Mingle Monday allowed the students to shed their shells and guided them to bond with their peers. Terrific Tuesday was a day where we discussed the monthly theme and explored the various aspects of the environment. Wow Wednesday brought a surprise element for the children wherein they learnt how to hold on to their excitement through the day. Tango Thursday- Let’s dance everyone! Our enthusiastic students put on their dancing shoes and danced to their favourite beats. Fantastic Friday was the Early Primary Assembly Day, wherein the students of different sections conducted the assemblies thereby celebrating special days and events.
The universal value of the month- ‘I am Peace’ was explored through various tasks and positive affirmations shared by the children during Quality Circle Time. This enhanced the emotional outlook of children towards fellow human beings and will help them learn to be empathetic and the importance of being at peace.
Students were engaged in solving Multiplication questions by unravelling the way numbers work at a deeper level. Students applied strategies based on repeated addition and were introduced to the Array method, wherein they learnt the difference between rows and columns. Adding up to their learning, children understood the properties of operation. They explored flexible methods and models to solve sums with concrete models, pictorial representations, number sentences and arrays. Taking their learning further to an experiential mode, students made Multiplication cities to understand the Array method.
Links - https://www.liveworksheets.com/df1496692rl
Welcoming the second term, Students were introduced to the new topic “Shelter” through a Brainstorming- SEE THINK WONDER session. They learnt the significance of shelter and how it protects us. They saw the different types of houses found in places with different climatic conditions. They also witnessed a construction site by way of a virtual tour and learnt about the different materials, people and tools involved in making a building. As they continue to learn they enhance their vocabulary by knowing the words like architect, mason, interior designer etc. Later in the month, they learnt about neighbourhood and the different neighbourhood services. They learnt about school as an important element of the neighbourhood. In order to revisit the topics learnt the students attempted live worksheets and GK tasks related to them. The previous month’s theme- Food also culminated with the ‘Vegetable Printing Activity’ integrating EVS with Visual Arts.
VIDEO LINKS: -
Types of houses | kutcha house and Pucca house| different types of houses | types of houses for kids - YouTube
People that Build Our House | Environmental Studies For Kids | Grade 2 | Vid #10 - YouTube
LIVE WORKSHEETS: -
Types of houses interactive activity (liveworksheets.com)
Parts of the house 3 worksheet (liveworksheets.com)
English Year 4 module 10 - safety at home worksheet (liveworksheets.com)
Students completed the Unit- Wheels with focus on reading, comprehension, glossary and writing skills. This was taken up to make the learners aware of the distinction between Fiction and Non-fiction text. This was followed by students inculcating reading habits by taking turns in the class and reading through the pages of the supplementary reader- Treasure of Tales; Unit- ‘Work, Work, Work’ using the new Microsoft tool ‘Reading Progress’. New spelling patterns and paragraph writing undertaken helped in keeping the learners’ writing skills in check.
The highlight of 2nd term was the ‘Flipped Classroom’ on the topic ‘Degrees of Adjectives’. Students bought various objects to compare their sizes, colours, shapes and their nature by using the rules of positive, comparative and superlative adjectives. This was followed by an Adjective Detective homework task where students learnt the practical life application of classroom learning. Next, the students learnt about the Singular and Plural Conversion - words ending with letter ‘y’. Video demonstration and discussion session was coupled up with the ‘Plural Party’ HW task where their learning was reinforced in the form of an engaging story. Further, with the help of anchor charts, students learnt about Homophones and their appropriate usage in sentences.
छात्रों को गाँधी जयंती के अवसर पर साबरमती आश्रम के बारे में जानकारी देते हुए वीडियो लिंक के माध्यम से साबरमती आश्रम दिखाया गया । गांधीजी के द्वारा दिए गए उपदेशों और समय के महत्त्व को बताते हुए कक्षा में गतिविधि कराई गई । गतिविधि में छात्रों ने गाँधीजी का चित्र बनाकर, पाँच पंक्तियों में उनका वर्णन किया ।‘ उड़ान पुस्तक ’ से ‘ मैं गाँधी बन जाऊँ ’ कविता का सस्वर वाचन कराया गया । कविता से संबंधित कठिन शब्दों के अर्थ बताते हुए अभ्यास कार्य कराया गया । गृहकार्य में गाँधीजी का ‘ चरखा ’ बनाने के लिए दिया गया । प्रसिद्ध स्वतन्त्रता सेनानियों जैसे- लालबहादुर शास्त्री, जवाहरलाल नेहरू , भगतसिंह , चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद, राजगुरु आदि के बारे में जानकारी दी गई।‘ मृदुल ’ पुस्तक से लिंग पाठ पढ़ाकर स्त्रीलिंग और पुल्लिंग के बारे में बताते हुए अभ्यास कार्य कराया गया । वीडियो लिंक तथा live worksheet के द्वारा लिंग का अभ्यास कराया गया ।‘ आज़ादी के अमृत महोत्सव ’ के उपलक्ष्य में छात्रों को प्रेरित किया गया कि वे अपने नाना- नानी ,दादा - दादी के द्वारा किसी भी स्वतंत्रता सेनानी की घटना से संबंधित कहानी सुने, सुनने के पश्चात कक्षा में आकार सुनाए। MS फॉर्म के द्वारा छात्रों की मूल्यांकन परीक्षा हुई। इस तरह से उनके रचनात्मक क्रियाकलाप तथा बौद्धिक स्तर में वृद्धि हुई ।
The students enjoyed their typing lessons by enhancing their typing skills on ‘Tux Typing’ software. They learnt the sentence which uses all English alphabets ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.’ They practiced typing this sentence couple of times to practice using all the letters in the alphabets in the Typing software and strengthening their knowledge of the placement of letters in the keyboard. They had fun while playing a quiz where they were divided into 2 teams to work on the Brain Developer exercise of from the text book.
Mahatma Gandhi rightly said, “Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviour. Keep your behaviour positive, because your behaviour become your habits. Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny.” Considering the theme of the month “I AM PEACE”, students were made aware of the importance of being in peace, speaking good and positive words. Some relaxation techniques to keep the mind calm and peaceful were also shared.
In the month of October, the students:
In their Western Dance lesson, the students learnt:
Dance form: Freestyle
Song: Diwali Song
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYHwGYLrcSo
In the month of October, the students learnt
Vocal warm-up exercises/ basic notes of music.
Recap session: ‘Here I am to worship’ practice and solo presentation.
Instruments: Taught about the importance of time signature with hand movement.
Techniques: Breathing exercise to build stamina and enhance vocal quality.
अक्टूबर माह में छात्र-छात्राओं द्वारा की गई गतिविधिया:
गायन अभ्यास: अलंकार , बैलून ब्रीथिंग
गीत- नारंगी गीत
राग- कपि बंदिश दशरथ नंदन राम
प्रयोग हुए वाद्य: तानपूरा , ऑडियो ट्रैक
गायन तकनीक: गायन के अभ्यास की बुनियादी तकनीक , गीत के माध्यम से तत वाद्यों का संक्षिप्त परिचय
In the month of October, in their Visual Art lessons, students learnt:
Clay activity (easy animal toys)
Art Integration with Math and Science (Decorating earthen diyas with geometrical shapes, paper flowers, stones and other decorations.)
Composition: Creative & freehand
Art Technique: Free hand, paper craft, colour mixing, Geometric abstractions (with tools), colouring, outlining
Art tools: Pencil, Sketch pen, crayons, oil pastels, scale, craft Paper, tissues
Form(s) of Acting: Mime
Application of their learning:
For Special Assembly
Form(s) of Acting: Street Play
A SNEAK PEEK INTO THE ASSEMBLIES
“The peace we seek to win is not victory over any other people, but the peace that comes with healing in its wings; with compassion for those who have suffered; with understanding for those who have opposed us; with the opportunity for all the people of this Earth to choose their own destiny.” The lines, once said by Richard Nixon, resonated through the assemblies that were conducted in the month of October.
The celebration of the victory of the forces of Good over Evil and restoration of peace, was depicted through a special assembly on the occasion of Dussehra. The assembly, conducted by Grade II A on 08th October 2021, conveyed the importance of Dussehra through their captivating presentation of puppet show enactment of Ramayana in a beautiful poetic form. The victory of Lord Ram over Ravan in a festival spread over ten days reminds people of the fact that truth always wins. It was a learning experience for all of us and enriched us about our rich Indian culture and values. The enactment acted as a motivation for everyone to follow the path of dharma.
No victory is meaningful if peace is not restored, the message was beautifully amalgamated through the assembly presented by Grade II B, where the students enlightened everyone with the universal value, I am Peace through their mesmerizing presentation. They apprised everyone with the significance and the importance of non-violence where students dressed up as Gandhi ji, reminded everyone about him as the greatest apostle of peace. The assembly concluded with a short oath taking ceremony where students took an oath to promote Peace through global friendship and acts of kindness, truthfulness and non-violence.
September is the month of nutrition as “The National Nutrition Week” is observed in India every year from September 1st to September 7th in order to create awareness about nutrition and health. There could have been no better month to explore the theme of ‘Food’. Students were excited to explore the importance of healthy food and learnt how they benefit us. They were also introduced to the disadvantages of consuming junk food in excess. The educators and learners connected together throughout the month and explored the importance of healthy food.
paRENT wALK - IN
‘The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.’
Our efficient students of Grades II astonished their parents with their marvellous executions in the Virtual Parent Walk-in organised from 6th to 10th September 2021. Parent Walk-in is a remarkable component of Suncity Schools where learners don the hats of educators and recapitulate their year-long learning accentuating the essence of “Multiple Intelligences”. The orbits of intelligence are an array of specially formulated activities based on all eight bits of intelligence. The parents were brought on as audience and they became the learners to be taught by our budding educators. It was an extraordinary role reversal and flipping of roles where all the children executed their part impressively. Under the guidance of their educators, the students undertook multiple rehearsals to prepare for the final event. The parents were fascinated to participate in the programme. Young educators allured everyone not only by their confident teaching but also with their modern pedagogies and technological expertise Their meticulous performance left everyone awestruck. Parents applauded the effort put in by the educators and appreciated the individual guidance that was provided to each child. The Principal, Ms. Guneet Ohri addressed the gathering by congratulating all the students, educators and parents for participating enthusiastically in the event.
This Virtual Parent Walk-in was a considerable hit and a delightful experience for all.
Students were engaged in exploration of the concepts of ‘Addition’ and ‘Subtraction’ in mathematics followed by recapitulating the same through playing different online games. With the learning practice, the students developed number-sense and fluency in operations. They practiced, breaking down numbers into tens and ones and used a variety of manipulatives, tools, and math games to develop understanding. Students used different ways to represent addition and subtraction concretely, pictorially, and symbolically. It was remarkable to see them working on word problems and to understand those in a better way, students were introduced to numberless word problems which provided them the space to visualise and helped in understanding the context of the problem.
The month of September was full of new ideas and building confidence among students with recapitulation of the topics covered so far and through assessments.
As a concept closure and evaluation of the learning, students attempted live worksheets and played lots of game via online platform – toy theatre, Math Learning center.
Taking the topic of ‘Plants’ further, the students learnt about the usefulness of green friends in their lives. In the ‘Organic Bazaar’ activity, our little nurturers performed with full zeal and enthusiasm. To connect the month’s learning with the SDG- Life on Land and Life Below Water, a poster-making activity was conducted in which our little artists showcased their talent and visual-spatial skills.
Later in the month, the students delved deep into understanding the nutritional value of the food. They learnt about the various ‘Food Groups’ and their importance for our physical and mental development. ‘Good eating manners are equally important as good eating habits’. These were discussed and supported with a video on ‘Food Etiquettes and Table Manners.’ The SDG- Responsible Consumption and Production was discussed with the help of the story- ‘A Wise Sage’. Towards the end, the responsible Suncitizens took a pledge not to waste the food that is served to them.
The students were introduced to the various keys of the keyboard – Alphabet keys, Number keys, Enter Key & Space bar etc. They were introduced to Tux Typing Software, where they had fun learning typing and also played online games for typing. The students also played games in tux typing where they crossed the easy and medium level very easily and were excited to go for the next level. They enjoyed learning and had a lot of fun while learning this skill.
The month of September was characterized by students learning, practicing, revising and as a result honing their vocabulary and spellings through Spell Well sessions. This was coupled up with the enhancement of listening abilities as well, through video demonstration and discussion of comprehension-based questions. Picture comprehension took an interesting and technological shape as students answered questions through MS-Forms and performed excellently. Introduction of scientific word bank also took place, with Unit-6 ‘Baby Reptiles’. They also learnt vocabulary related to bridges in Unit-8 ‘Bridges’, followed by learning to arrange words in an alphabetical order. Thereafter, they created their own indexes as a part of practical-based learning.
Students got a sneak peek into India’s glorious history while researching about the famous places related to India’s freedom struggle for a Paragraph Writing activity. They wrote about places like Dandi, Jhansi and made relevant pictures to enhance their presentations. This was an activity to commemorate ‘Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsava’- an initiative by the CBSE. ‘Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy’ campaign witnessed the students spreading awareness about eating a healthy and a nutritious diet through a Poster Making activity. They made colourful posters and wrote creative slogans on the topic and thus celebrated ‘Poshaan Maah’- a CBSE activity, with full zeal and vigour. The recapitulation of grammar concepts like ‘Genders’ and ‘Homophones ’was done to reinforce the learning which has taken place in the previous months.
Noah’s Ark- Revision of Gender
Story of Jhansi
शिक्षक दिवस के अवसर पर छात्रों ने कार्ड बनाकर शिक्षक के प्रति सम्मान व्यक्त किया ।
विलोम शब्द को वीडियो लिंक के द्वारा तथा अन्य वास्तविक उदाहरणों द्वारा समझाया गया । ऑनलाइन वर्ड वाल लिंक के द्वारा विलोम शब्द सिखाए गए।
उड़ान पुस्तक से ‘ रस भरे फल और ताज़ी - ताज़ी सब्जियाँ ’ पाठ के अंतर्गत छात्रों से उनके पसंदीदा फल और सब्जी के बारे में पूछकर उनके गुणों की जानकारी देते हुए पाठ का परिचय कराया गया । उनसे मिलने वाले पौष्टिक तत्वों की जानकारी भी दी गई ।
पाठ का सारांश और कठिन शब्दों के अर्थ बताते हुए अभ्यास कार्य करवाया गया ।
‘ हिन्दी दिवस ’ के अवसर पर सतत् विकास लक्ष्य -12- संवहनीय उपयोग और उत्पादन, मासिक विषय - भोजन से जोड़ते हुए मुख्य विषय ‘ पौष्टिक भोजन करे धमाल ’ की गतिविधि कराई गई ,जिसके अंतर्गत सभी छात्रों ने अपनी मनपसंद सब्जी और फलों की विशेषता बताते हुए यह संदेश दिया कि स्वस्थ रहने के लिए पौष्टिक भोजन जरूरी है ।
आज़ादी का अमृत महोत्सव के उपलक्ष्य में छात्रों ने साबरमती आश्रम के बारे में जानकारी
एकत्रित करके अपनी कार्य पुस्तिका में लिखा ।
In the month of September, the students worked on:
The students learnt:
Song: I like to move it
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymigWt5TOV8
Forms of Acting :-
Students learnt about various forms of acting such as comedy, tragedy, melodrama, etc. Children learnt a lot about acting and theatre.
Application of their learning:
Students performed a role play related to Cinderella written by Brothers Grimm and adapted by KIDSINCO. Through this, children understood gestures, postures, body language of the characters and also learnt how to modulate their voice according to the characters. They learnt how to narrate a story.
Additionally, they were made aware of costumes, makeup and props by practising for this play.
सितम्बर माह में छात्र छात्राओं द्वारा की गई गतिविधिया:
गायन अभ्यास:अलंकार, बैलून ब्रीथिंग।
गीत- अरे अरे कृष्णा, नारंगीगीत।
प्रयोग हुए वाद्य:तानपूराऑडियो ट्रैक।
गायनतकनीक: गायन के अभ्यास की बुनियादी तकनीक, गीत के माध्यम से ततवाद्यों का संक्षिप्त परिचय।
In the month of September, the students learnt:
Vocal warm-up exercises and basic notes of music
Recap session: ‘Five hundred miles’ and solo presentation
Instruments: Taught about the importance of rhythm in guitar
Techniques: Breathing techniques exercise with vocal warm-up.
Folk and Tribal Art of India
Composition using floral designs and geometrical shapes
Design a border using Warli art and paste their photograph in centre. (border design like a frame).
Clay slab activity
Composition : Creative & freehand
Art Technique : Free hand, paper craft, colour mixing, geometric (with tools), colouring, outlining
Art tools : Pencil, sketch pen, crayons, oil pastels, scale, craft paper, tissue.
In sync with the theme of the month “I AM COMPASSIONATE”, students were introduced to the meaning of compassion in great depth with the help of picture reading, video and role plays. Students enjoyed performing role plays and learnt the value of being compassionate. It is explained that compassion is empathy and caring in action. Also, as per NCERT curriculum, the importance of nutrition, physical heath, balanced diet and exercise was explained with the help of a power point presentation. All the sessions were very interactive especially the one on nutrition as students discussed about their daily diet.
A sneak peek into the assemblies
“A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future!”
The young children of grade1E, rightfully set out the significance of the International Daughter’s day on 24th of September on the virtual platform of their General Assembly. Daughters are an incredible gift of God and every fourth Sunday of September is celebrated as 'Daughter's Day'. Along with the essential elements of an assembly of ‘News reading’ and ‘Word of the day’, The students of Grade1E communicated the importance of daughters in a family and her footmark on the society through reminiscing the accolades achieved by the women of India - Bharat ki Beti, in the recent Tokyo Olympics. Students exhibited confidence in presenting the message aloud as a reminder to treat sons and daughters alike.
The objective of the Poshan Maah is to ensure community mobilisation and bolster people's participation for addressing malnutrition amongst young children was exhibited by the students through the ‘laghu natika’ in Hindi.
“Rivers are compared to the arteries of the world. Rivers give us the water in our taps and play an important role in our lives.”
The young, talented students of Grade I D came concurrently on the digital platform to present the Online Virtual Class Assembly on 17th September, Friday on World Rivers Day. The assembly began on a soulful note with the Morning Prayer which was recited by the students seeking blessings of the Almighty. The students then shared ‘News’ and ‘word of the day. Rivers have been the cradle of civilizations and the backbone of our economy. The students personified themselves as rivers and gave interesting information about rivers all over world. The students mesmerized everyone with their stupendous performance. Our respected Principal Ma’am, Ms Guneet Ohri, applauded the execution of the students with aspiring words, accentuating the necessity of rivers in our lives and how we can prevent them from succumbing to pollution. The learners showcased meticulous coordination and enthusiasm throughout. It was an overwhelming experience to see such young children performing splendidly. The assembly concluded with the National anthem
Alluring August is the month of getting a sense of wonder by observing the drops of water connecting sky and earth. It's the time when children enjoy rains and observe the changing patterns of clouds.Let their vivid imagination allow them to identify shapes formed by the clouds
The monsoon season has begun taking over the nation, with the sweet smell of wet earth and running water droplets on plants. Which better season than the monsoon season to explore the theme ‘Plants’! Students explored the importance of plants and learnt how useful they are for all of us. They were also introduced to the concept of life below water which sensitised them to understand how important water is for aquatic animals, too. The educators and children connected together throughout the month and pledged to preserve our environment.
The universal value of the month being “I am respectful” was explored through various stories and activities. This enhanced the emotional outlook of children and helped them to emerge as better humans
The Magnificent Mornings were brought in with a lot of positive thoughts to give children an optimistic view of life. Mingle Monday allowed the students to shed their shells and taught them how to bond with their peers. Terrific Tuesday was a day to discuss the monthly theme and explore the immense aspects of environment. Wow Wednesday brought a surprise element for the children teaching them how to hold on to their excitement. Tango Thursday- Let's dance! Every one wore their dancing shoes and danced to their favourite beats. Fantastic Friday was the Early Primary Assembly Day, where in the students of different sections conducted the assemblies thereby celebrating special days and events.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
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 on campus along with all the staff members with the national anthem echoing in the ramparts of the school campus.
The Independence Day Special Assembly was very well coordinated and conducted by our confident and enthusiastic VI graders. 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 performances 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 you can do for your country” is what he quoted to motivate the council members.
He also spoke about 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 and Ms.Riya Maity Sinha. The mellifluous performances by the students were highly appreciated by the judges. 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.
Language and Performing Arts Subject Integration Week
"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 of 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 yummy-licious 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 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.
School assemblies are an essential component for learning and evolution of any child. Assemblies not only inculcate a sense of school unity but also encourage expression and boost confidence. Regular assemblies aid the development of proper habits and an attitude of being a part of the audience; for performers as well as audience are equally imperative to a wholesome aesthetic experience.
In the month of August, grades I-A, I-B and I-C presented their class assemblies. It was the first time for the little ones to perform live. Grade I-A displayed patriotic fervour with their special assembly on Independence Day and remembered many of our freedom fighters. Grade I-B filled the audience with the joy of sibling relationship with their special assembly on Raksha Bandhan. Grade I-C celebrated the birth of Krishna and the highlight of their special assembly for Janamashtami was the ‘Dahi Handi’.
All the children performed their best and we value the cooperation of parents in making all the assemblies a success
Students were engaged in solving Mental Math questions by unravelling the way numbers work at a deeper level. Students applied strategies based on place value and properties of operations to add up to three-digit numbers. They explored flexible methods and models to solve and represent addition within 1,000, wherein concrete models, pictorial representations, number sentences and open number lines were included.
Taking learning further to an experiential mode, students made different creative shapes using trapezium with the help of the SEP Edu kit and book. They were also excited to create the first letter of their name using trapezium. It was remarkable to see them identifying the objects of that shape in their surroundings and bringing them to the class.
As a concept closure and a part of formative assessment activities, students attempted live worksheets, Ms. Forms and played lots of game via online platform – Toy Theatre
Taking the topic of ‘Animals’ further the students learnt about the animal homes and the young ones of different animals. They further enhanced their knowledge about animals by understanding the different ways in which they are useful to us. The topic- ‘Eating Habits of Animals’ was discussed with the help of an informative ppt. To make the learning more interesting they did an Animal Role Play where they wore the animal mask made by them and spoke about the food they love to eat. Further, the food chain was discussed with the help of an informative video.
The next topic ‘Plants’ was introduced with the help of a real plant, which was shown to them in the class and the functions of different parts of plants were also explained. The students further delved deeper into the topic of photosynthesis and learnt how the leaves make their food.
Project based learning activity-Let’s grow the plants together was taken up where the little nurturers planted the seeds, observed their plants for three weeks and noted down the observations in the record sheet shared with them.
Types of Plants |Types of Plants for Kids | Plants around us | Different types of Trees | - YouTube
Parts Of A Plant | The Dr. Binocs Show | Learn Videos For Kids - YouTube
The students were introduced to the topic “OPERATING A COMPUTER” by inquiring about how do they sit in the car, start it and go? They all replied with a few steps here and there. Then it was explained that to do anything there have to be a few steps to be followed. The students had a brain storming session on the steps involved in turning on and off the computer. This was integrated with Instructional Writing in English. The students also wrote the story of a thirsty crow in the word pad and learnt about the control buttons of the window, re-sizing of a window and computer care tips.
Students completed the Unit- ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ with focus on reading, comprehension, glossary and writing skills. Through the medium of story telling session, the students gained the understanding of story settings such as garden and woods and the usage of adjectives like bright, sunny, dark and gloomy. Further, they learnt about Adjectives and their opposites. Story Map using graphic organiser became a window to organisation and differentiation of different story elements. Students of grade II also enjoyed creating book covers as a part of practical based learning following the information gained in Unit- ‘A Book Cover’. They turned into authors, giving their book covers suitable titles and publisher names.
Moving ahead and stepping into grammar, the students learnt about different types of Adjectives and used them in forming meaningful sentences. The recapitulation of grammar concepts like Verbs and Nouns was done to reinforce the learning which had taken place in the previous months. The game ‘Simon Says’ witnessed the integration of Bodily Kinaesthetic and Verbal Linguistic. Children loved donning the role of Simon as they took turns and gave commands to the class using Action Words. Students also understood the techniques of composing sensible sentences through Online Games for jumbled sentences.
Megha Chawla - II A