These last two weeks have been fun and informative! We have learnt a lot! We had our second formative assessment which was to construct a story based on a picture prompt. To improve our spelling, we have started a daily word jumble challenge. We also tried to connect the dots between folk art, folk tales and monuments and reflected on how they give us information about our past. We saw a performance of Korean Folktales by three actors. They performed with minimum props and one actor played different characters in one story.
We began our UNIT-2, Light and listed the various sources of light. We categorized them as artificial and natural sources. We watched a video to understand the path of light waves. We did some activities which explained to us what happens when light travels from one medium to another. We used water in a beaker, paper slips, pencil and glass slab to conduct the activities to understand the concept of refraction. The activities were very interesting and exciting.
by Likhit Rustogi
Last fortnight was very productive and fun because we learnt a lot. We had our formative assessment and discussed the assessment paper to correct our errors. We analysed our observations for the practical activity on particle theory. Most interesting part was the discussion on absolute zero. We wrapped up our unit with an interesting reflection on the unit, in which we discussed all the inquiry questions again. We analysed all activities and the concepts covered to find that we had developed ATL skills and exhibited learner profile attributes during the course of the unit. We also decided a goal for the next unit. We were introduced to our next unit, “Atoms”. We discussed the key concept, global context, statement of inquiry and the inquiry questions for the new unit.
by: Sarthak Tallamraju
We studied about prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. We also discussed about variables, fair testing. We took a formative assessment on preparing the slide of onion peel and compared it with the slide of cheek cells to explore the similarities and differences between the two types of cells.
INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES
Note making skill is an integral part of learning in IB. We have been polishing this skill in various ways. We are reading books and annotating the important text and then writing a single sentence to explain one paragraph. It is from these self-notes that we made mind maps which aided our learning.
Last fortnight, we have been focusing on the concept of angles. We learnt how to bisect an angle, find a missing angle, explored more about different types of angles and also learnt about the angle sum property of a triangle and a quadrilateral. We also did an angle crossword which was a lot of fun. We took a formative assessment for the unit in which we made an ” angular Rangoli”.
We learnt the conjugations of the verb “etre” as well as the vocabulary for family members. We explored the ways in which we can describe a person based on the information provided and form sentences followed by an interactive activity “Roll the dice”. We had to use the verb etre and the subject pronouns to make phrases based on the vocabulary that we had learnt.
We learnt to conjugate the verbs that express our likes and dislikes. We practiced making sentences in class.
We had a story telling session in our class based on a folktale ‘chaar ajoobe’. We had a discussion about human values and ethics based on this story. We also watched a short film ‘Dar’ (Swami aur uske dost) followed by a class discussion. We did basic grammar practice in class.
We had a story telling session in our class based on a Rajasthani folktale ‘Kavya aur baagh’. We had a discussion about human values and ethics based on this story. We read many stories during class reading sessions.
We also watched a short film ‘Dar’ (Swami aur uske dost) in class. We wrote an article on the topic- Are humans becoming completely selfish in the present times?
We have been introduced to Criterion B: Developing ideas. We have identified success criteria for our project and have started working on the prototype of the different screen layouts on storyboardthat.com. We will, in upcoming weeks, select and justify one prototype for the game.
We have almost completed our practical work where we have incorporated contemporary elements to folk art. We have added different colours and design patterns in our art works. During the unit, we worked on problem solving, organization and time management skills. We have also started writing reflections
This week was fun and very productive as we did a final check tour of our power point presentations and were ready to submit them. The best part was that we were graded on the same day. We also started creating the sketch of our products using google sketch up.
We watched videos of folktales from Vietnam and Japan. We explored these stories through the medium of group improvisation. We tried to connect our body movement and written text to create group ensembles based on folk tales. We also started a group discussion on the relationship between myths and folktales around the world.
We learnt about different note values and rests – semibreve, minim, crotchet, quaver and semi quaver and the dotted notes. We also practiced composing our own rhythms using different note values in 4/4, 3/4- and 2/4-time signatures. We clapped on the rhythms that we created.
PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
We discussed about the term ” flexibility” in sports training and its importance during training. We also identified the sports in which flexibility is required the most. Also, we practiced the skills of different sports of our choices during sports edge lesson.