We did a group activity based on analysis of characters in the book ‘Wonder’. The task was to analyze the characters given to us. We made our presentations and were assessed on criteria A (Analysing) and B (Organising). Next, we wrote detailed character analysis for Summer and Julian in our journals by using the organizer STEAL. STEAL is an acronym that stands for Speech, Thoughts, Effects on Others, Actions and Looks of the character.
We have simultaneously begun a discussion on Diary Entries. We discussed the types of diary entries and were shown several examples. We also determined the rhetorical triangle for this.
by – Shauryamoy Mitra – MYP 1C
This week, we presented our knowledge and understanding on renewable and non- renewable resources of energy. We got to know about various renewable energy resources (like sun, wind, water, geothermal, biomass) through the group presentations conducted by peers. We also discussed the harmful effects of non- renewable resources. We drew posters on various environmental issues caused due to the over use of fossil fuels. We are excited to explore more on energy.
by – Rudra Jolly – MYP 1A
We investigated unknown samples of substances and identified them as acids and bases using various indicators. We were excited to perform the investigation in the lab. We learnt more about pH scale. We learnt and inquired about neutralization reaction and its application in daily life. We had our formative assessment for the unit which was identifying household materials as acids and bases using indicators.
by – Sara Gautam and Gauri Shukla – MYP 1D
We learned how to prepare a red cabbage indicator. We watched the video on the same and arranged the method for the investigation in correct sequence. We then used the information handout on red cabbage indicator and completed the ‘Hamburger’ organizer where we summarized information on what a red cabbage indicator is and why we use this as an indicator to test the pH of different samples.
by- Amishi Srivastava – MYP1A
INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES
In the past two weeks, we have gained more knowledge and improved our understanding of Landforms and Settlements. We watched a video and learnt more about the landforms on Earth. Some such landforms are Strait and Isthmus. We also discussed the effect of the settlement on landforms and vice versa. We watched a video on how California’s landforms have affected settlements. We also shared in class which landform we would choose to stay in and why. We also talked about the disadvantages of staying in some landforms. We are enjoying this unit a lot and look forward to exploring it more.
by- Zoya Gupta – MYP1C
In our math classes over the week we learnt about decimals. We started by learning the place value of decimal numbers, how to round off decimals and how to convert fractions to decimal and decimal to fractions. We learned addition and subtraction of decimals through a fun activity in which we had to pretend we were in a restaurant and had to order food from the menu card offered to us. Ma’am pretended to serve us the food as we solved some questions related to the menu. This activity not only taught us how to add and subtract decimals but we also learned to make judicious choices while ordering food . This activity not only taught us how to add and subtract decimals but we also learned to make judicious choices while ordering food.
by- Ridhima Pahuja – MYP 1 C
In the unit “My House”, we revised the vocabulary by designing a floor plan and labelling the rooms of the house. We presented our plan in the class and this has further aided us in preparing us for our formative assessment and gaining an understanding of the oral interactive task criteria.
We took our formative assessment on criterion A. We wrote the description of our house and learnt possessive adjectives. We watched a video and discussed the activities related to different part of the house.
We had group discussions about various aspects of festivals and their positive and negative impacts. We had group activities of card making based on various festivals. We read articles ‘dharm sankat’ and ‘ek bhediye ka bachna’. We wrote letters in response to these articles based on the issues raised in these articles. We watched short a Hindi film the famous story ‘Eedgaah’ by Premchand and wrote our understanding on the same.
We have explored different 3D modelling software. We have also completed our research work on Tribal Art and selected an art form to focus on. We have completed the “Inquiring and Analysing phase” and will be submitting our criterion A presentation for feedback.
by – Dio Shetty
We have started the new unit “Art Installation”. Through group discussion and seeing photographs of famous installations of the world we are trying to understand the contexts in which installation art is created and how site-specific installations change the way we see different materials. We are also trying to understand how installations impact society. We are looking at different materials that go into creation of an art installation. We will get the opportunity to create 3D Art Installations with newspapers, cardboard etc and we will use light and sound during presentation.
In our product design classes, we have been discussing about our new unit Creativity in Jewellery design. We were asked to write our design problems after which we have started writing primary research questions. We also used one lesson in exploring 2D design software.
by – Rudra Jolly – MYP 1A
We reflected on all the musical elements to prepare for our upcoming assessment.
PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
We continued with our unit in Cricket. We discussed about the dimensions of the cricket ground and cricket pitch. We learnt bowling at the nets to acquire the bowling skill. We also played short sided cricket intra class matches.
by – Amishi – MYP 1A