Updates from Grade 3B

” A winner is a learner who never gives up.”

Nelson Mandela

Unit of Inquiry

The week began by watching a demonstration on the making of the structure of an eyeball to better understand it’s working. The students were then asked to label the different parts of this sense organ.

By watching engaging videos, a more in-depth inquiry about the functioning of the various parts of an eye was undertaken.  In their journals, the students then wrote their perceptions of the parts of an eye and their functions.

The learning progressed on to comparing and contrasting the functioning of the eye with a camera. The students learned that just like a camera, the eye also clicks pictures and sends them to the brain for analysis.

The students then discussed how to take care of eyes through an engaging group activity and visiting carousel stops.

How your eyes work

Human eye

English

Integrating with the current unit, the students watched an interesting video on the sense of sight and after a peer discussion they collated facts about it in their journals. They explored certain items with reference to their senses and described them in their own words.

The class read the second chapter of the novel ‘The Eyes of the Eagle’ and identified ‘flat characters’ and ‘round characters’ and their impact on the story. They then went on to describe the same in their journals.

They read a comprehension passage and answered questions on how to take care of the eyes.

Pronouns were introduced through a parody song. The students furthered their understanding by framing sentences  using common/proper nouns and changing nouns into appropriate pronouns.

The students also used a medium of their choice such as posters, visible thinking routines and comic strips to summarize the second chapter of their novel study.

How eyes work

Parody Song – Pronouns

Mathematics

The students were tuned into multiplication with a story of the ‘one hundred hungry ants”. Through a card activity they identified ‘arrays’ and the number of items in each row. They reflected on their understanding by a visible thinking routine – CONNECT EXTEND CHALLENGE. They furthered their comprehension of the terms ‘factors and products’ and practiced time tables for 2,3,4,5.

The students were put into pairs and played with UNO cards to practice multiplication. They were introduced to the four properties of multiplication -commutative, associative, multiplicative identity and distributive.

They then progressed on to learn multiplication of 2-3 digit numbers and practiced the same in their journals.

One Hundred Hungry Ants

Multiplication Math Ping Pong – Commutative Property

Multiplication Associative Property

Hindi

In order to enhance their critical thinking skills and speaking skills, students discussed and wrote a passage after watching the documentary जलवायु परिवर्तन : फैसले का समय  (Jalvaayu parivartan) . Students used a graphic organizer for sorting causes of environmental pollution, reasons, effects and suggestions. Their knowledge of spellings was peer assessed using a spell bee activity.

Hindi ab-initio

To enhance their listening skills in Hindi the students listened to a story named ‘Tota’ and watched the Hindi stories ‘ Sher ki khaal mei gadha ’ and ‘Boltee gufaa’.
They cut and pasted pictures of animals and birds through a ‘Jungle Activity’.

French

The objective of the French lesson allowed students to recapitulate their grammar and vocabulary and self-assess their homework to encourage learner involvement and participation. Thoughtful discussions helped them to correct their own work  under the supervision of a facilitator.

Spanish

Students were taught to introduce themselves in Spanish. They learned to start and end the introduction with greetings that they had practiced in class. They also made posters representing themselves and revealing their likes, dislikes and favorite things which made them  communicate effectively. Through role play in class the students conversed with each other to improve their pronunciation and listening skills.

Library

Students celebrated the birthday of the English author, poet and playwright Michel Morpurgo who is best known for his children’s novels; the most famous of them being the ‘War Horse’. He became the third Children’s Laureate, from 2003 to 2005.

The class discovered more about the author’s books through a poster prepared by the library and read additional literature from the Michael Morpurgo book shelf at school.

Swimming

Students continued to practice breast stroke leg action. General fitness routines and sports edge lessons continued.

Art

Students completed their contemporary art compositions and were able to write down their reflections based on the strengths and weaknesses of their artwork. They also demonstrated how they incorporated  student agency during the process.

Dance

Dance lessons focused on the evolution and emergence of various dance forms. Students were challenged to stretch their bodies for better flexibility. Warm ups and exercises were done to increase suppleness while jumping, spotting, kicks and plies were executed to improve posture.

Music

 Students revised their work on the evolution of musical instruments (string family) while referring to the unit based on the central idea. They were also introduced to the evolving genres of music . 

The class will soon be assessed on their knowledge of the topics covered so far which are as follows: Note, note values, identity notes and evolution in music as well as the song “You’ve got a Friend in me”.

ICT

Students constructed a 3D model of a human eye while using the magic select tool and 3D doodle tool in Paint 3D. They labelled different parts of the human eye using 3D text. They also learned how to save the 3D model as a 3D object in FXB format. Within paint 3D, students used the online 3D library to browse and access 3D models for use in their creations.

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing another exciting fortnightly update. Ruhani enjoyed making eye flow chart thoroughly. This really made learning interesting.
    Thank you 😊

    Liked by 1 person

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