Sunday, February 9, 2020

HOW THE WORLD WORKS



  UNIT 4

  HOW THE WORLD WORKS




Central Idea:

The earth’s natural cycles influence activities of living things


Key Concepts:

Causation, Connection, Change

Related Concepts:

Cycles, Interaction, Pattern


An inquiry into:

Natural cycles



Patterns of behaviors in living things related to earth’s natural cycle



The actions people take in response to earth’s natural cycles

Profiles:

Balanced, Inquirer, Knowledgeable



Attitudes:

Appreciation. Curiosity, Tolerance

TD Skills:

Research Skills,

Thinking Skills


Subject Focus: Science


                                    27.01.2020        Provocation 

KG l learners started the fourth unit "How The World Works". They started the unit with the game "Simon says..." as the provocation. Teachers asked them "Simon says its day. What will you do? Its night time. What will you do? Its hot/ Its cold. What will you do?" Learners showed the activities we do during the day and night time through actions.

                                                       
                                                                             
                                                     
                                                               

KG I tiny tots are given some accessories to identify the things that related to the seasons.



The game was followed by a discussion where learners discussed about the activities they do during the day and night time. They inquired about the causes behind night and day. They learned about how the day and night are happening. They came to know about the natural cycles like day and night, seasons etc. and how these natural cycles play a very important role in the activities of living things.
Learners are also learning counting objects. They are inquiring about the number of different objects from around the classroom. Today they counted the number of male and female students in the classroom, the number of tables and chairs, pencils etc. They counted the objects and wrote the numbers.


28.01.2020
EYP Exhibition and Student Led Conference
Learners performed in the EYP Exhibition to demonstrate a glimpse of their learning journey. Being split into two groups learners first performed in the EYP Exhibition and then they led the conference to exhibit their learning.

Our little performers created a theater in the classroom and choose the story "The Ugly Duckling" to act out. This is the performance of the first group.

As the unit was focused on stories learners learnt to create and present their own stories. They brought some artifacts from home.

Learners dressed as different story characters for the exhibition.

They are presenting their own stories to their parents.

I know who's there!
Little inquirers are very excited while identifying the story characters and explaining to their parents.

The little ones are engaged in different learning corners to demonstrate their learning. They performed some counting tasks in the Mathematics corner and they worked on identifying sounds and reading/writing words in the language corner.


Learners presenting their portfolios to their parents.


Teachers also joined in the exhibition dressed as different characters. Ms. Fatema dressed as a witch, Ms. Pravati dressed as a mouse, Ms. Tahmina as Parvati and Ms Aliza as Pinnochio.

02.02.2020

Learners inquired about day and night as a part of learning about natural cycle. They made an experiment on what causes day and night. The experiment was done with a globe and torch light. After the experiment learners came to know that the rotation of earth around the sun creates day and night.

Learners watched videos on weather and seasons in the ICT class to collect more information about natural cycles.


They drew different types of weather using MS Paint.

Learners are learning the name of seven days of the week. They learnt the spelling and wrote the name of the seven days in the copy.




The little ones were making posters on  different seasons. They chose their partners and made the posters they have chosen.

04.02.2020

Our learners gathered information about the Bangla words. Bangla teachers showed some Bangla letters with flash cards.





Library teacher is helping learners to chose their favorite story books on weather.






Learning the name of the days through fun activity. Each of the learner was named as a day such as one was named as Saturday, another was named as Sunday. They organize themselves according to the sequence and they stand one after another.

05.02.2020




Another beautiful activity for kids to learn pattern. They were given color papers. they cut the color paper, made small pieces and made different pattern with the small pieces of papers.

Learners are watching videos on pattern.

10.02.2020





While learning more about seasons learners demonstrated their understanding on seasons through mind maps. Being split into four groups each group worked on different seasons. They brainstormed and showed their understanding of the focused content through illustration.

Glimpse of activities done while learning the mother tongue. Teachers showed letter flash cards and learners drew objects related to the letter on the whiteboard.
13.02.2020


The tiny tots are ready with colorful attire to welcome spring season.


They are coming out of the classroom for a nature walk to observe and inquire the changes that have taken place in nature in spring season.

The tiny inquirer are very busy inquiring about the changes in the weather, changes in the color of the leaves. They are observing and discussing the changes in nature with their groups.


They brought some seasonal (Spring) fruits and flowers in the classroom. They discussed and sorted the seasonal fruits and flowers and then shared with their friends and teachers.

Some wonderful moments with Head of PYP and Head of School. They warmly welcomed our little learners and learners wished them "Happy Spring" with flowers.
18.02.2020

Learners made a T-Chart on day and night sky objects.

19.02.2020
To celebrate International Mother language Day learners participated in a Bangla handwriting competition.
21.02.2020

Glimpses of International Mother Language Day 2020. Our learners payed homage to the language martyrs by offering flowers to the Shaheed Minar.

KG l learners performed a rhyme in their mother tongue on the program.
27.02.2020


Learners are learning about addition. They are counting different sets of given objects in total and writing the number.



In the "Going Further" phase of their inquiry learners planned to arrange a seasonal carnival. Each of them choose one season and demonstrated his/her learning on that season.
05.03.2020

Learners demonstrated their learning on seasons by arranging the seasonal carnival. They displayed and sold some seasonal food, cloth and accessories.

Later, learners reflected on their learning through a 3,2,1 strategy where they drew picture of the two things they liked about the carnival and they drew one wish that could make the carnival better in the reflection paper.
08.03.2020


With the money learners earned from the carnival they decided to buy some food for the support staffs as the appreciation of their hard work. They bought some food items and presented to the support staffs.
10.03.2020

Little tiny tots are making Y chart on their favorite seasons.


15.03.2020 

Learners have demonstrate their understanding of the
pattern of behavior in living thing related to natural cycles through a chart
Presentation. Learners have chosen one natural and one living thing and they have
shown the pattern in relation to the natural cycle and the living thing they choose.


19.03.2020

We started Distance learning from today. Learners joined in Google Classroom to attend in the class. In UOI, learners watched a video to understand Hibernation They also join in video class by google meet and they drew pictures.

20.03.20

During English class Learners made mind map on later "H".

In math KG I learners inquired about addition and complete the task.

21.03.20

In Bangla class Learners learnt Bangla letters and Bangla words, they also draw pictures with the related word.

Little kids of KG I Red have completed the task of Y chart on the letter "O"


22.03.20

Learners have done some fun activities and complete the task on addition.




During English class learners have completed the Y chart on letter" O" .

23.03.20

Learners learnt about bangla letters during Bangla class.

Object related addition, learners have explore during math class.
24.03.20

In UOI, Learners have shown their understanding of T chart making on Day and night activities.

KG I learners make a mind map on "Ch" dia-graph sounds during phonics class.

24.03.20

Learners have enjoyed lot to make T chart on letter I and J.

During UOI class learners have shown their understanding on differences between Diurnal and nocturnal animals by making T chart.


25.03.20



During math class learners identify and count the objects,then they put tick mark on given numbers.


29.03.20
During UOI class Learners have joined in the Google classroom and online class as well, they have played a game on their favorite season and related accessories. They reflected by making Mind map.
30.03.20
Learners watched a video on different season and join in the Google meet ,then they have choose their favorite season and reflect on it by a graphic organizer.
31.03.20
Learners have joined in the Google meet.
Then they enjoyed a lot their class and reflect by the given task.

01.04.20
Learners were demonstrated their understanding on different weather and they played a game on it, they also joined with their PE teacher also.
05.04.20
Learners were very enthusiastic when they were exploring more about the seasonal engagements, they made a Frayers Model on their favorite season.