Monday, March 8, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
The students sketched characters for their story and explained in detasil about their appearance, background, personality and character traits.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The children worked on the written presentation for Ancient Civilization. The Egyptians wrote and essay, the Aztecs made a booklet, the Chinese wrote a letter and the Chinese a chart.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
We had a quiz on Fractions today. The children were divided into two teams. Questions were on the white board. One child from both the teams would simultaneously solve the problem given. The child who solves the problem first would earn points for his/her team. After a few rounds, we stopped the quiz (as some children had forgotten the topics taught earlier in fractions). Time was given to the teams to make sure all the team members are proficient with the concepts. The teams then broke themselves into pairs and gave some practice to each other. The children have also received some practice problems that can be solved at home.
Friday, February 26, 2010
The day was well balanced for all the fifth graders. We looked into the influence that ancient civilizations have on us. We did this by doing a comparative study between the Indus Valley civilization and the Modern India. Each child made a Venn diagram individually and then all the ideas were put together as a single Venn diagram for the entire class. Picture included.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The fifth graders were preparing themselves for the group presentations. The data they have collected so far regarding Indus Valley civilization will be shared with the others. Each group is presenting using a different mode. There is a PowerPoint Presentation (for Inventions and discoveries of Indus Valley civilization) , A role play (Culture), A model (Systems) and A visual presentation/Chart (Interesting facts).
Monday, February 22, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The children got an opportunity today to portray their presentation skills to Ms. Monita from Indus International School, Bangalore. They explained to her how they made their story board. She also talked to them about their unit of Inquiry. She was indeed glad to see their enthusiasm and ability to make connections and gave some very positive feedback.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The children of grade 5 were assessed on their prior knowledge today by using a "Flower diagram". They were asked to write whatever they knew about ancient civilizations and how could connect the story board with it.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Today, the children continued to write their own story in 'Joyland'. We also had a quiz on converting sentences in indirect to direct speech.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
We did an activity in language on converting sentences in direct speech to indirect speech. The groups had to select another group that they want to challenge by giving them a sentence in direct speech to be converted to indirect.
In UOI, we continued with our story board. Today, the children made places on 'Joyland' for their culture like a religious place, a cultural centre, a dead people's place, musical instruments, etc.
The children also freezed on their central idea for the PYP Exhibition. They looked into how other schools around the world do the exhibition through the IB website www.occ.ibo.org.
Our central idea for the exhibition is:
"We can work together to make a difference with in our communities"