Blog Update 12th November -16th


Students were welcomed back post their Diwali break. They discussed and emphasized the importance of their responsibility in protecting the planet, to create a better and more peaceful world.

They displayed being a communicator by presenting poems to their peers and conveying the message of an animal becoming endangered. The use of intellectual, physical and emotional skills simultaneously indicated that students had achieved balance as learners. They displayed being knowledgeable when ideas about saving and maintaining a balance in the ecosystem were discussed. They learned to appreciate others and be open- minded. Children displayed commitment and responsibility during the learning process.

They were enthusiastic about showcasing and reflecting upon their learning of how human behavior affects animal survival.


During their Hindi classes, students learnt about ek aur anek through a video. .

They also wrote words like केला-केले, लड़का-लड़के etc.


The students’ learned different types of notes (whole, half, quarter and dotted-half) and number of beats for each of these notes. They also sang their favorite songs on the microphone.


Students practiced dance movements on mystical forest combining animal movement and postures. This has helped them to understand the idea of a forest and its beauty in a better way from the perspective of movement

Physical Education

Students practiced dribbling the ball in a straight line with the right and left foot around the cone and through the cone lanes. Football dribbling have improved with these exercises.



ICT was integrated with Math, where students were introduced to pictograph through an application. They created beautiful illustration using the application. They enjoyed the technology backed fun way of understanding the Math concept.



Blog update 22 Oct – 2 Nov


Students understood the role of every animal in maintaining a balance in the ecosystem by reviewing various case studies.

Students were also made aware of various organizations that work to save the animals worldwide like Wildlife Conservation Society, World Wildlife Fund, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, International Union for Conservation of Nature and how they work.

Students further extended their knowledge by brainstorming ways to protect endangered animals by taking steps like planting trees, using less plastic, recycling things etc.

Students recorded their understanding on a mind map and became aware of their responsibility towards endangered animals and what can be done to protect them.

Students were introduced to the third line of inquiry wherein they analyzed the situations given below and reflected about the same.

  1. What will happen if there were no more tigers on this planet?
  2. Imagine that there were no more cows in this world. What would happen?
  3. Whales have become extinct. What would be the effect?

The summative assessment was taken wherein students explained the reasons for animals getting endangered and how can we save them?




During their English classes, students identified sight words by playing the online sight word games.


Students enhanced their thinking skills by reading the poem ‘Firefly’, marking the rhyming words and creating visual imagery.

Focusing on enhancing the students’ communication skill, a take and talk were conducted on endangered animals where students presented their understanding to their peers from different sections.

Students were assessed on their spellings with a spelling bee. The assessment was marked by the students on a graph attached in the journals.




During their mathematics lessons, students continued with the concept of 2 digit addition. They practiced and solved simple two digit addition sums in their journals.


They also practiced number bonds, doubling, and addition through online games and drill sheets.


A formative assessment was attempted by students on addition using card material.

Students approached the concept of pictograph through an activity where they were asked to sit according to their houses (Churchill, Mandela, Lincoln, and Gandhi). The teacher represented the number of students in each house on a pictograph. Students further analyzed the pictograph and understood that it was a visual way of representing data.

This was followed by watching of a video

Students also created a pictograph by tabulating different things from the classroom like a number of fans, tables, windows, doors etc. Students analyzed the pictograph and answered a few questions.


During their Hindi classes, students attempted sorting out activity using a Venn diagram. They sorted animals according to their habitat. They enhanced their thinking skills through this activity. They also learned ‘e’(ए)matraa and wrote words and sentences with the same.


The students learned a song on endangered animals, natural, sharp and flat notes on the xylophone and piano.


Students continued working on the poster project. They were also engaged in drawing exercises which included geometric and anthropomorphic forms.


Students were taught a combination of animal inspired movements to enhance their understanding of animal postures and movements.

Physical Education

Students are working on their lower body strength, body coordination, and landing technique. The continual practice of the activity will help in developing full body strength.


Students were introduced to `Augmented Reality’ (AR), which is an enhanced version of the real physical world through the use of visual elements, sound or other sensory stimuli. They worked on `Imaginate’ app to further enhance their understanding of AR. Students illustrated Diwali and wrote their heartfelt wishes using MS-Paint.


Sometimes strange things lurk under the bed in our wild imaginations, In AnupaLal’shindi story ‘Mere Palangkeneeche’; she plays with the wild imagination of a small child who wakes up at midnight for drinking water only to find a tiger under his bed. But mum comes over and pull the tiger out. It turns out to be a tiger pattern on a jacket and after that, the child is all set to wear his new jacket and go for a jungle adventure.IMG_20181025_111414

Blog Update 8th Oct- 17th Oct

Unit of Inquiry

Tuning into the second line of inquiry was done through an explanation game used as a visible thinking routine.  Students were divided into groups and were given pictures showing human behavior towards animals. They analyzed the pictures from standpoint of statements like ‘I notice that….. Why is it that way? …..  Why did it happen that way?’

They wrote down their observations based on these statements and tried to analyze the reasons behind the manner in which we behave towards the animals.

Students further extended their knowledge by discussing various reasons that threaten animal survival. They asked questions like

Why animals were coming into cities?

Why were fish, sharks, whales dying?

What would happen if the Arctic ice began melting?

Possible effects of the excessive use of animal products.

Students recorded their understanding in a mind map.

Students pondered into the effects of testing chemicals/ medicines/ cosmetics on animals and animal exploitation for recreational purposes.

Students researched extinct, endangered and threatened animals. They understood the difference between the three terms and learned about factors responsible for animal extinction and endangerment with the aid of a power point presentation. Students organized information on a graphic organizer by sorting animals under its appropriate category.

Formative assessment for the 2nd line of inquiry was undertaken through a picture analysis activity. Students observed two pictures and reflected about them in their journals while explaining the reasons for animal endangerment and their effect on the world around us.

Food chain was introduced with an emphasis on what animals eat. Students were given different pictures for grass, plants, rabbit, deer, tiger etc. which they arranged in sequence to complete a food chain. Videos were shown too for a better understanding of terms like producers, consumers, and decomposers.

Students illustrated different food chains to express their understanding and further extended their knowledge by discussing the importance of every animal to maintaining a balance in the ecosystem.




During their English classes, students were assessed on their reading skills with the help of a rubric using ORT books.

Students enhanced their thinking and writing skills with the help of a picture interpretation activity that focussed on understanding the meaning behind the picture while writing it in journals.

Reinforcement of blends and phonogram words was undertaken through a game of passing the basket. Students read the blends on slips of paper and made a word using that blend and made a sentence too.

A summative assessment was attempted with students writing about how they spent their weekend while being mindful about correct punctuation and capitalization. They had to find and underline nouns used in the sentences.

Focusing on enhancing the students’ communication skill, a poster with images was shown and students had to present their understanding of the images to their peers in class.

Students were assessed on their spellings with a spelling bee. The assessment was marked by the students on a graph attached in the journals.



During their mathematics lessons, students furthered their understanding of addition with the help of drill sheets and manipulatives in class.

Students were introduced to the concept of number bonds that add up to make 10, with the help of math manipulatives (Number rods) and floor games. Students practiced number bonds with the help of number cards.

Students played online games on number bonds to enhance their understanding.

Students approached the concept of doubling using visual presentation named the ‘doubling story’ which was followed by a Ladybug spots activity. Students were given a sheet with a ladybug picture drawn on it; they put one small spot with paint on one half of the ladybug and then folded the sheet into halve only to see 2 spots upon opening the paper. They continued making spots with paint using the procedure. Students practiced doubling with the help of drill sheets in their journals.



During their Hindi classes, students watched a video on animal habitat and engaged in a ‘listen and answer’ activity.

 Students also performed story sequencing activity. They also learned ‘ee’(ई) matraa and wrote words and sentences with the same.



During music classes, students learned how to sing ‘Yellow’ by Coldplay. They were also assessed on their singing and each student came up on the microphone and sang individually. The students also learned an animal protection song and created their own songs on saving animals.



In their art classes, students continued to explore aspects concerning human impact on animals, highlighting conservation issues. Further, they discussed poster art and practiced drawing and colouring animals free hand and on designed templates which included writing slogans and other texts.



During their dance classes, students revised lessons on rhythm sections through the ‘Ramsamsam’ song. They also revised the flooring sequence they had learned and rectified minor flaws in movement.


Physical Education

Students practice basketball shooting on rings fixed at different levels. They also practiced using proper action with both hands. They also played shooting relay. By using shooting skill, students develop their wrist, forearm, shoulder strength and learn mind and hand coordination.



In ICT classes, students are working on poster creation and have created posters with beautiful messages. Students are using their thinking skills for writing an appropriate message and research skills for selecting an appropriate picture to go with it.


During library class, students listened to the story of ‘The lending Zoo’ that lent out all type of animals—from massive elephants to majestic giraffes. Everything usually went smoothly in the zoo: water buffaloes, snakes, parrots and more are checked out and returned without a problem. But one sunny day Pancake, the tiger, went missing. Miss Perkins along and her new friend Molly go on a citywide search to track him down after he had strolled around the city.


Blog 17th Sep- 28th Sep

Unit of Inquiry

This fortnight, students embarked on a new unit of inquiry- ‘Human behavior has an impact on animal survival’.

Provocation of the unit was done through an ‘I see I think I wonder’ activity where students watched a video and wrote down their observations and understanding.

Students further identified the keywords from the central idea and illustrated their understanding of the same.

To further enhance the understanding of the unit students used the strategy ‘Think-Pair-Share’, were engaged in a class discussion and brainstormed about the things that are essential for humans and animals to survive. The students were also familiarised with the term ‘habitat’ and understood its relevance in the context of animals.

Students also inquired into the types of habitats and how animals have adapted to their natural surroundings. Example: camel has vacuumed feet that help it to walk in the desert, fish have gills to help them breathe underwater, polar bears have thick fur to keep them warm in the extreme cold.

Students began the first line of inquiry, through a story ‘A tailor and an elephant’. They discussed the relationship between humans and animals and presented their understanding by creating a mind map.

They further extended their knowledge by discussing what products one gets from animals like food, fur, leather etc. Knowledge was further extended by contemplating some unique ways in which animals help man.

Examples: How sniffer dogs help the police?

How pets are good companions and serve as guides to the physically challenged?

How Narwhals help the scientists track global warming?

How African rats help in sniffing and detecting landmines?

Summative assessment on the unit of ‘Health’ was taken wherein student was given scenarios where they had to identify the problem, analyze cause and find the solution.

Unit reflection was done in class; students wrote about things they learned from the unit, one thing that they would like to change in their daily routine and one habit that they would like to imbibe.


During their English classes, students enriched their vocabulary by reading a given passage.

Students were given two pictures to discover and share the differences between them with their peer.

A Formative assessment was attempted on nouns where they observed their classroom environment, identified the naming words and wrote them under correct categories (name, place, animal, and thing).

Students were assessed on their spellings with a spell bee. They identified the pictures and wrote the words associated with them. The assessment was marked by the students on a graph attached in the journals.

To enhance their listening skills, students watched an online story titled “The Brown Bear”. They sequenced the events of the story by viewing illustrations and labeled them in their correct format in their journals.

Students further tuned into the concept of a common and proper noun with a ‘passing the parcel’ activity where students picked up folded pieces of paper, read them and identified whether it was a common noun or proper noun.

To assess their listening skills students were give an image. They had to listen and follow the instructions to complete the task.

To assess students’ prior knowledge ‘bingo’ game was played with sight and students had to listen and color the sight word (For example, ‘there’, color it red).


During their Maths classes, students approached the concept of patterns through a visual presentation like the ‘Pattern fish’ story.

They explored the topic through a nature walk and observed various patterns in their surroundings. Later they illustrated various patterns in their journals that they had observed during their walk.

To deepen their understanding, students made an AB and ABC pattern with manipulative cubes (e.g., red, blue, red, blue, red, blue). Later students extended the pattern in their journals.

Students were familiarized with different types of patterns, such as geometric patterns, color patterns, object patterns (e.g., leaf, flower, stick, leaf …) action patterns (e.g., clap, snap, clap, snap…)number patterns (odd numbers, even numbers, skip counting)

Students played a game ‘Guess my rule’ wherein the teacher wrote a sequence of four or five numbers on the board, then asked the students to guess what number came next. Students have to guess and answered the next number by applying rule they had used to figure out the next number in the sequence.

Students reinforced ordinal numbers through online games



During their Hindi classes, students watched a video on ‘aalsi tidda’(आलसी टिड्डा)

and attempted ‘Listen and answer’ activity. They also learned (इ) matraa through video and wrote ‘i’ (इ) matraa words like गिलास,हिरन,किला,सितार and made sentences with the same.


During their music lessons, students learned how to sing ‘Yellow’ by Coldplay (

They also did some vocal exercises to enhance their vocal quality.


Students have finished creating their fruit collage. Now they have started sketching preliminary compositions for their current unit on ‘Animals’.


During their dance classes, students revised the animal movements they had learned. They had planned and drew an illustration of a stage design in which they imagined they were performing the animal characters and tried enacting animal movements through dance.



Students are working on lower body agility and endurance by participating in dribbling skill for the sport- football.




Grade 1 was read a visually humorous picture book ‘A place to call home’ by Alexis Deacon. It is a comic book style tale of solidarity and bravery, where a band of brothers outgrows the dim confinement that was their birthplace; there is no other choice but to set out into the world on a grand adventure. Terrified at first, they soon cross a muddy sea, climb a discarded mountain, survive an appliance-like labyrinth, and finally reach the edge of the world.  The story left every child giggling and cheering.

Blog 3rd Sep- 14th Sep


This fortnight, students tuned into the third line of inquiry, ‘reflecting on choices and their consequences’. Empty packs and wrappers of food items like cornflakes, chocolate, chips were given to inquire about the terms ingredients and nutritional value. Knowledge about the calorie count and content of protein, fat etc. mentioned on each pack was gained by students who also interpreted the significance of the red or green dot on the packs, date of manufacturing and expiry for a product.

Students understood the importance of drinking water with a ‘think before you drink’ experiment, where they investigated into a variety of drinks available in the market (bottled water, cold drinks, juice, energy drinks) to find out and compare sugar content in each one of them. Later they sequenced bottles in order of the sugar content and concluded that water has no sugar content in it.

Through a ‘head to toe’ activity, students explored and identified which food item is necessary for the well being of which body part. For example carrot, spinach is good for the eyes, ginger, honey is good for throat were discussed.

Following the second line of inquiry ‘food and its impact on our body’, a formative assessment was conducted in the class wherein students were encouraged to draw ‘my healthy plate’. They had to choose any one meal from breakfast, lunch or dinner keeping in mind the food pyramid and plan their plate.

Students explored and observed plants like aloe vera and basil while on a nature walk in the school garden. They inquired into the health benefits of these plants and wrote about their observation about these in their journals.

Students visited a popular supermarket to identify and distinguish between fresh food and processed food items. They were made aware of the variety of choices available in the market and the importance of making the right choice.

Later they displayed the learner profile of reflective by writing their understanding of the field trip in their journal.


During their Math classes, students practiced writing number facts for any given number in their process journals. They revisited odd and even number concepts through an app on the iPad. The concept of place value, ascending and descending order, more or less concepts were reinforced using manipulatives.

Students were introduced to number names using flash cards for one to twenty. They practiced reading and writing number names in their journals.

Students tuned into the concept of ‘ordinal numbers’ through an audiovisual presentation. They observed the medals tally of top ten countries in the Asian Games 2018. Students understood the position of the countries in the competition with respect to ordinal numbers.


During the English lesson, students inquired about nouns through a gallery walk activity and kept writing names of things they saw and people they met around school. Later they segregated their list to write the words under various categories on cut-outs appropriately.

Students developed thinking skills through an ‘I spy with my little eye’ activity where they were given some unit related clues like ‘something we drink in the morning before coming to school?, what is red and sweet and juicy?

Later the answers were sorted under 4 headings- person, place, animal and thing to focus on nouns.

Students enhanced their vocabulary by understanding the meaning of unit related words and were encouraged to frame sentences with them too.


During their Hindi classes, students enhanced their communication skills verbalizing tongue twisters. They also revisited ‘aa’ matraa and wrote words. Students celebrated Hindi Diwas during a special assembly


During Music lessons, students learned and practiced how to sing ‘Doe a deer’. They gained knowledge about the impact of vocal exercises and how good eating habits play a role in preserving voice quality. Students understood the significance of music therapy and its positive impact on health.



During dance classes, students reflected their observation and understanding of different physical moments that augur health. They also learned to hone their listening and agility skills through a ‘dancing statue’ activity.


Physical Education

During Physical Education lessons, students learned the proper technique and fundamentals of basketball dribbling. Students are practicing to improve their basics on ball handling, ball throwing, one handball dribble (right to left) to enhance their gross motor skills. Along with this practice, students also are developing their eye-hand coordination, strengthening their forearm and shoulders muscles.


With the belief that there is nothing as powerful as education, the world celebrates Literacy Day every year on  September 8 where children were made aware about the importance of literacy that forms the cornerstone of social and personal development. Students exchanged books and opted for two non- fiction books over the last fortnight.


During Art classes, students were assigned creative tasks to explore form and color through an activity around the creation of fruit composition. They were introduced to basic colour theory. Later the elements of a basic drawing composition consisting of a background and foreground were explained.

After a discussion on the benefits of consuming fruits for good health, they were assigned two compositional exercises. Drawing by observing a still life fruit composition and drawing fruit composition using their own imagination and creativity were activities undertaken.

The outcomes included a self-review of their work as they presented it to their peers.

ICT unit integration was implemented through a ‘dine decisions’ app where students had to choose healthy food items. They also used the app ‘Scribble’ to make a food pyramid and illustrated the food item under each group.

Blog 20th Aug – 31st Aug



Unit of Inquiry

This fortnight, students tuned into the second line of inquiry, ‘food and its impact on our body’, through a ‘thumbs up’ and ‘thumbs down’ activity.

Students further inquired about the importance of different food groups, through a story, which was followed by a discussion.

They reflected upon their understanding by illustrating the different food groups. Later they made a list of healthy snacks which they could include in their daily diet.

The highlight of the past fortnight was the guest speaker session by a nutritionist Ms. Anshupriya Bhatnagar. Students gained knowledge about the food pyramid, food groups and their role in keeping us healthy.




During their English lessons, students recapitulated blends cr, br, fr, dr, gr, tr through a ‘donut engagement’ game.

For further practice, students solved a  few blend drill sheets. Students were also assessed on their spellings through a spell bee. The assessment was marked by the students on a graph attached in their journals.

A visual imagery activity was attempted wherein students read poems and illustrated their understanding in their process journals. The poems were integrated with the unit of inquiry.

The students tuned in to phonograms ‘ar’ and ‘or’ through videos. Further, they brainstormed and wrote the words in their journals.

‘Take & Talk’ activity gave an opportunity to the students to choose and share their understanding on ‘5 factors of health’ or ‘the food pyramid.



Students tuned into the concept of ‘face value’ and gained knowledge about the difference between ‘place value’ and ‘face value’ using number cards and place value chart. They also practiced the concept of place value using Abacus and other manipulatives. Students attempted a formative assessment on place value and comparison of numbers.



During their Hindi classes, students watched a PPT on good habits (अच्छी आदतें) and attempted to ‘listen and answer’ activity. They also learned ‘aa’(आ) maatraa and wrote words using the same.



During dance classes, students worked on the idea of using space to create their stories in groups. As a part of the prior knowledge assessment, the students discussed the relationship between dance and health.



The students created beats on the Congo and identified time signatures of their beats. They have also learned the Kodaly hand signs for different notes. They practiced singing songs like ‘Doe A Deer’ with these hand signs.



Students were briefed on all the drawing tools in MS-Paint. They designed their healthy plate using those tools. They included all the important elements of a healthy diet while illustrating them.



Students participated in an assembly presented by grade 1C. They spoke about why, when and how Janmashtami is celebrated. They further shared some interesting facts about Lord Krishna on the festival that marks his birthday celebrations.


During library class, students exchanged their books and shared their stories which they had read during the preceding week. They participated in the summer assignment winner’s celebration day on  August 30, where the winners were felicitated for their work and were treated to a movie,  butter popcorn, and ice-cream to complete the theatre experience.



During the art classes, the students were introduced to the concepts of colors. They were also explained about the significance of human emotions and how colors express these emotions. The students were asked to color inside various shapes using warm and cold colors and were asked to associate and explain why they choose a particular color to express an emotion. The shapes included the human face, geometric and anthropomorphic shapes and a fruit composition.


Physical Education

Students practiced locomotor and non-locomotor skills which enabled them to maintain stability and control in different positions. The body remained in place and moved around its horizontal or vertical axis ass they practiced.

A discussion on the interrelationship between healthy eating and physical activities was established for better understanding among students.


Blog update 6 – 17th August

Unit of Inquiry

Students continued to gain knowledge about their current unit of inquiry on health. The highlight of the past fortnight was a group activity of making a picture collage. Students gained knowledge about various aspects of health while honing their social and self-management skills.

Students further inquired about the importance of personal hygiene through a discussion. As a follow-up activity, they illustrated ways to maintain hygiene. Students reflected on their daily routines and habits through a T-chart. They identified, sorted pictures and illustrated the healthy and unhealthy practices. Students were encouraged to think about how they could replace unhealthy habits with healthier ones.

Students participated in a class discussion about how they  spent their weekend shouldering various activities. Students interviewed peers and staff members at school to investigate various health factors, habits that individuals portrayed and discussed their findings in class.

A Formative assessment assessed students on their first line of inquiry ‘daily habits and routines’.  

Students tuned into the second line of inquiry ‘food and its impact on our body’ through a thumbs up and thumbs down activity where they illustrated foods that they think are good or bad for their health.

Students watched a story ‘I love to eat fruits and vegetables’ which was followed by a discussion on how to stay healthy. They wrote their understanding  in their journals.

They also watched a video on ‘healthy and unhealthy family’



IMG_20180813_134421During the English lessons, students practiced writing CVC words with medial sounds ‘o’ and ‘u’ in their journals. They wrote a few sentences with these words. Students read ORT books and were assessed for their reading levels with a rubric. Spellings were assessed through a spelling bee. Sight words were recapitulated with a bingo game. The Bus Stop activity recapitulated blends for students. They also revisited a few blends using the blending wheel and practiced writing blend words in the journals.



During their Math classes, students practiced writing numbers in their process journals. They revisited number concepts like odd/even, quantity association, ascending/descending through ‘think, pair, share’ strategy. The concept of place value was reinforced using manipulatives. They also represented few numbers in their journals using bars of tens and ones and played online games.

A  few drill sheets were attempted and quantity association was practiced using kidney beans to represent quantities on the given number card. Students also explored the concept using Abacus and tried representing numbers on it, thereby understanding the concept in multiple ways.


During their Hindi classes, students recited the poem ‘सभी फलों में सेब है न्यारा. An activity helped them identify names of fruits and vegetables in Hindi. They also learned vyanjan , , and wrote words with the same.


An assembly was conducted by the students of grade 1B on Independence Day, where they discussed the changes and development that the country has undergone in the last 71 years of freedom. Students mapped the areas under the British rule, analyzed what independence meant to them, how responsibilities go hand in hand with rights. They enjoyed singing songs and the national anthem gave closure to the event.


During the music classes, students were introduced to time signatures in music and they were able to identify the same for different beats played on the congo. They sang ‘Kandho Se Milte Hai Kandhe’ and the Indian National Anthem Students displayed International mindedness when they heard the South Korean, Japanese, Israeli and Chinese National Anthems and paid respect to the countries of their fellow classmates.


During dance, students were taught basic floor work through the imagery of starfish and baby. Locomotory skills were also enhanced alongside creative thinking through the theme of animal movements.


Students were introduced to research and its types. Later they were divided into two teams and were given examples to identify the types of research. They also learned about various browsers and the type of search engine associated with them. They were briefed on the keywords that they could use for the search. Some tried copy-pasting the image on the MS-Paint too.


To mark  India’s independence day,  a quiz was undertaken. Questions about the national tree, national marine animal, national reptile, India’s population, number of states, the national emblem, and many more such questions were asked during the library lesson.


For this period the students were introduced to the concepts of color theory and various drawing forms. Activities included drawing and coloring frontal and side view of a human face, geometric compositions, and a fruit composition.

Physical Education  

Students worked on motor development by doing relay races. They were involved in different recreational games using cones, small hurdles, and ladders. They also worked on improving their flexibility through stretching exercises.