Students were introduced to the new Unit of Inquiry on ‘Senses’ using the strategy ‘Cover Puzzle’ . They tried to guess which sense was being shared in the pictures. They were then able to connect the pictures and guess what the new unit was about. The ‘Bundling’ strategy was introduced to students and they came up with words they would associate with the new unit. They further grouped the words into different categories and suggested associated words. Students expressed their prior knowledge about the 5 senses using the strategy ‘Complete the sentence’. The unit commenced with exploring the sense of sight with an activity ‘Think, Wink and Decide’ wherein they were paired with a partner and recorded what they knew, what they needed to know and which questions they would share with the class.
Students did a ‘think-pair-share’ activity in their English classes to share their knowledge about the exclamation mark. They shared their ideas through class discussion and then applied them to sentences. They read chapter two of the novel ‘ Eye of the Eagle’ and wove questions using the ‘questions start’ strategy. To recapitulate ‘rhyming words’, they created couplets and poems related to landforms. Students enhanced their reading skills by reading unit related books and shared 5 new things they learned through the unit.
During Math lessons, students strengthened their understanding of addition and its properties through mental math strategies. They were introduced to CUBES strategy for solving word problems, some of which were based on real life examples. They circled and underlined the key words and numbers which helped them to evaluate and eliminate information and solve the word problem. They were encouraged to connect their conceptual understanding to real life situations by creating and solving word problems. Students also attempted their first summative assessment on number systems.
In their Hindi classes students read a paragraph and wrote ‘संज्ञा शब्द’ (noun) and ‘विशेषण शब्द’ (adjective), thus enhancing their reading and writing skills. They enhanced their communication skills through role play of famous personalities for their Hindi diwas celebration. They also enjoyed ‘अंताक्षरी’ (antaksharee) of ‘पद रचना (couplets) by making their own couplets.
Hindi Ab- initio
Students identified and used Hindi numbers 1-10 in sentences to enhance their writing and thinking skills. Students read words and sentences to strengthen their reading. They also attempted a dictation to enhance their writing skill.
The objective of French lessons was to get well versed with vocabulary words for days, months and seasons. Students developed their thinking and social skills while solving crosswords collaboratively. A question- answer session was also held to enhance their listening and speaking skills.
Students learned to spell their names in Spanish which helped them understand the correct pronunciation of the letters. Students also learned the days of the week, months and seasons in Spanish and practiced them in class. They watched related videos to improve their pronunciation.
Students revised fundamentals of computers. They learned about desktop, start menu, icons and taskbar. They also learned significance of performing basic windows operations like maximizing, minimizing and closing tabs. They identified various types of personal computers like desktop, laptop, notebooks, hand-held devices etc. They expressed their learning through a reflection on Padlet.
Students practiced football skills like running with the ball, passing and receiving during their Physical Education classes. They learned how to first observe the target, approach the ball position of non-kicking foot, then contact the correct area of the ball with locked ankle. For inside of the foot pass, they learned that toes are pointed up; then the follow-through by transferring the weight forward and releasing the ball to the partner.
Students created their landscape displaying personal connections, for their Art classes. Their landscapes were based on their personal experiences or observations. In doing so, they learned the technique of mixed media. Grade 3 was excited to present their knowledge, creativity, and understanding of landscape art in the class assembly on September 17. They diligently prepared for the assembly and displayed confidence during the quiz. It was a pleasure to watch the students participate in the quiz.
Students stressed on groove in hip hop, starting with the feet positions to the head technique in their Dance sessions. Apart from that, they concentrated on spotting and style. Demonstration of different technique used during dance routines was done. Students also added eight counts to a hip hop dance routine.
In their Music classes students practiced singing parts in choir ( Glorious by One voice ).
They learned about harmony and melody through this song.
Students visited the library to exchange their books. This week they were encouraged to issue junior classics and graphic novels. Students shared stories from books that they had read in the previous week.
The assembly was led by 3-B students and they celebrated the great British children book writer Roald Dahl’s 102nd birthday. They learnt some facts about his life and the books that were written by him like Charlie and the chocolate Factory, BFG, Matilda, Danny the champion of the world and many more. A very funny incident from his autobiography ‘Boy – The childhood tales’ was read to them on this occasion.