At PIET Sanskriti School, we follow various activities and if we were to name down all the it would take us days or even months. Our each and every activity is unique and is loved by children of various age groups. Our activity based learning model supports deeper understanding of concepts which stay with the children for a lifetime. Let’s just have a look at some of the activities which are pursued by the school:
ACTIVITY: COLLAGE ON DIFFERENT MEANS OF TRANSPORT
Objective: To learn different means of transport.
An activity was conducted in which students pasted pictures of different means of transport on an A4 sheet. They learnt about Land, Air and Water transport and their uses. Students enjoyed doing the activity .
Key Take Away: Students learnt about various means of transport
ACTIVITY ON TIME
Objective of the activity:
* Identify the placements of numerals and hands on an analog clock.
* Identify and write time to the hour using analog clocks.
* Match analog representation on a clock to the corresponding digital time.
A song was played on the smart board and the students danced to the tunes of it. During the song each student was brought up to the green board to draw the minute and the hour hands on the outlined clock face as announced by the singer.
.Key take Away: Students were be able to identify the difference and significance of the hour and minute hands in the analog clock. They were able to tell the time to the hour.
Concept: Narrow and wide
OBJECTIVE: To introduce the spatial concept of narrow and wide to the children.
Students were introduced to the pre-math concept of narrow and wide through a narrow-wide walk. They enjoyed walking through carefully placed cones in a narrow-wide pattern while they gestured narrow and wide through their hands too.
KEY TAKEAWAYS EXPECTED:
• Children will get acquainted with the terms-narrow and wide.
• Children will be able to tell the difference between narrow and wide.
• Children will develop spatial understanding.
This session was an introduction to the concept of map. The teacher initially gave information regarding different states. The different festivals celebrated and general information was discussed in class. The map was hung and the students were distributed small cards which had the festival names on it. The students then tried to locate the state where the festival was celebrated and pasted it on the flex card. They enjoyed the activity.
OBJECTIVE OF THE ACTIVITY:
To enhance knowledge on Solar System by a play way method.
Teacher started the session by discussing the solar system and its various planets along with their features. Students did a small role play on the solar system where they enacted as different planets and stood in the order in their orbits along with the Sun. This was followed by an explanation of how Earth was formed, how moon came into existence and the importance of Jupiter in the solar system. The session concluded with a quiz on the theme. The session was interactive and knowledge enriching for the students.
OBJECTIVE OF THE ACTIVITY:
To introduce the concept of germination of seeds.
Seed Germination is the process of seeds developing into new plants. Students planted seeds in pots and watered them with the watering can. The process was discussed with the children and they were also told how the seeds will grow into a sapling and finally transform into a plant. It was a unique and interesting method of experiential learning for them as they gained practical knowledge of planting a seed.
KEY TAKEAWAYS EXPECTED:
- To know how to germinate seeds.
- To develop fine motor skills
- To know about the different stages of plant
Endangered and Extinct Animals
We have lost rainforests, part of the ozone layer, most of our natural resources, and now we are going to lose animals!
The reasons due to which Endangered Animals become Extinct e.g The Red Panda, Sea Otter, Mountain Gorilla were discussed. Many organizations such as WWF (World Wildlife Fund) are focused on helping animals, and the environment. Students were motivated to ‘CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT’.
OBJECTIVE OF THE ACTIVITY
Learning the way to check whether the given year is leap or not.
With the exception of a leap year, each month has exactly the same number of days each year. Ranging from 28 to 31 days each month, the Gregorian Calendar used in the United States measures the number of days and weeks in a year for a total of 365 days or 366 days in a leap year. With a simple mathematical calculation, one can check whether the given year is leap year or not. Students practised this concept and felt confident in Division Concept.
KEY TAKEAWAY: Understanding concept of Leap Year.
FACTS AND MYTHS ABOUT ANIMALS
OBJECTIVE OF THE ACTIVITY: Correcting myths and misconceptions about animals.
Long before the days of high-speed internet access, humans looked at the world around them and rightfully had questions. How did they answer those questions? They looked to their culture’s collection of myths, or stories, to better understand the place they lived. Myths explained supernatural occurrences, the consequences of bad decision-making, and why certain things exist in nature.
People hold many wrong notions about animals. Like Mice love Cheese, Bats are blind, Owls are blind during the day, Camels store water in their humps, Centipedes have hundred legs. It’s time to put an end to these myths about animals passed down through the ages. To help the cause grade V rounded up and corrected dozens of the popular myths we keep hearing .
OBJECTIVE OF THE ACTIVITY:
To get an insight into complex yet fascinating Life of Astronauts in space.
Students learned about Life inside the International Space station. How the astronauts survive in space and how does NASA provide their astronauts with necessity items with the help of a Power Point presentation and videos. also explained the students about spacecraft, items they need to carry in space. Exploring all these insightful things students asked different kinds of questions which showed their curiosity levels.
On the whole, it proved to be a very interactive and energetic session.
OBJECTIVE OF THE ACTIVITY:
To introduce the Monsoon Season and the vocabulary related to the season
Monsoon season is most awaited, especially by children. They enjoy going out, also love floating paper boats. The monsoon season was introduced with general talk, children spoke about all the activities they like to do in this season. They were told about the Do’s and Dont’s of the monsoon season. Children enjoyed making the cloud craft. They recited the rhyme related to the season very enthusiastically “Rain rain go away….come again another day…………”
KEY TAKEAWAYS EXPECTED:
- To learn about monsoon season
- To know the do’s and don’ts of monsoon season
- To enhance their vocabulary
- To arouse interest and sensitivity towards nature and environment.
To help students understand the grammar topic homophone.
A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another word but has a different meaning and/or spelling. “Flower” and “flour” are homophones because they are pronounced the same but you certainly can’t bake a cake using daffodils.
Students played an activity on homophones. They were all given cards on which a word was written and they had to find their partner with the same homophone. Once they have found their pair they were asked to create a sentence using the homophone. Students were so excited after playing the game that they played another three rounds of it.
OBJECTIVE OF THE ACTIVITY:
To make and present a place of celebration.
The students brainstormed in their teams (groups of four) a week earlier and decided a festival. They chose festivals like Durga puja, Ram Navmi, Republic day, Eid, Diwali, Holi , Independence day and Gandhi Jayanti. They arranged the material for the same. They sat in groups and independently devised ways to decorate the boxes to make it a place of celebration. All the students came with beautiful projects displaying the place of celebration and shared the importance of the festival, the famous things about the festival, the cuisine and how people celebrate the festival. They confidently spoke and enthusiastically presented their place with their peers.
The students learnt how to work in a team and enhance their creativity and leadership skills.
OBJECTIVE OF THE ACTIVITY:
To smell different leaves and identify them.
The students were shown and explained about different features of leaves and why they are called food factory of the plant. Then the students were asked to close their eyes and smell the crushed leaves kept in four different bowls. The leaves were taken from herbal plants like Tulsi, Aloe vera, Neem, Curry leaves, Carom and Lemon. Students smelled the leaves and tried to identify the plants. They could also differentiate that some plants have milder while some have strong smell. The students enjoyed the activity.
Students were able to conclude that different plants have different smell. Some have mild and some have string smell.
SELF INTRODUCTION COMPETITION
Self Introduction competition was organized for the PIETIANS . The objective of the competition was to develop their public speaking skills. Some of the participants spoke very confidently. Others were motivated by them and tried their level best. The children felt on top of the world when they spoke about their school, family and hobbies. Their attempt to hold the mike developed their socio emotional skills as well.
“FIRST AID KIT”
First Aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and/or promote recovery.
students made the First Aid Kit and learned the following:
• Why is it important to have a First Aid Kit.
• Where should the First Aid Kit be Located at Home/School.
• What should you do if you hurt yourself.
• What are the items that you think should be there in the First Aid Kit.
• Why is it important to carry a First Aid Kit while travelling or on an outdoor activity.
They enjoyed making the Kit and were completely engrossed throughout the activity.
“Conservation of Earth”
Poster Making Activity was conducted to mark the celebration of Environment Day. The students expressed their concern regarding conservation of Earth and Natural Resources through drawing and slogan writing. Long Live The Earth!
MAKING A PIE CHART ON DAILY ACTIVITIES
Students were taught how to make a pie chart on their daily activities. A day prior to the activity, the children were told to note down the hours spent in different activities on a weekend day as a home assignment. The teacher showed them a few examples of pie chart basically emphasizing on the fact that pie charts are used to make comparisons. They were told that pie chart is a circle divided into sections/ sectors each representing a part of a whole. This was followed by making a pie chart, where in they had to put their data into different sectors of the circle , not in the form of percentage but fraction of hours spent in different activities and daily chores in a day . Through this activity, they not only learnt a Mathematical concept in a fun way but also had an introspection whether they are utilizing their time judiciously or there is some disbalance amongst fun, relaxation and work . The activity was culminated by discussion on how the balance between fun and work can be maintained or developed.
Which food am I?
This activity was based on simple vocabulary building on food. The students had to write the names of the food items with the clues given to them and thereafter match them with the pictures in the worksheet.Children liked this activity very much as they learnt meanings of English words with pictures. It was really easy and enjoyable to understand.
FILM ON JOY OF GIVING
A Chinese proverb said ”If you always give, you will always have”.
To make our children believe in the above said proverb, they were taken to the world of cinema where characters do what we at times fail at.
To sensitize and develop empathy among the children for the lesser privileged, the students were shown a movie on ‘Joy and Magic of Giving”. The award winning movie moved our children to their core.The film is a beautiful portrait of helping each other by giving. It tells how goodness fares in this beautiful world. It also showcased that we should always feel content and blessed for what we are and what we possess. Our needs and desires are well taken care of by the supreme power. Then, why cry and complaint all the time????????
CLEAN YOURSELF: HANDWASH ACTIVITY
Children love to explore their surrounding out of inquisitiveness. Along with their adorable experience they bring home millions of germs with them. When kids come into contact with germs, they can unknowingly become infected simply by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth and by just shaking hands. This can trigger infection. Good hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses — from the common cold to more serious infections, such as meningitis, bronchiolitis, flu etc. Students learned how the germs travel and how important it is to keep our hands clean. The children learnt the proper way of washing hands. At the end they were so happy and said “Dhishum dhishum germs… shoo away
EVEREST LETTER WRITING
“Letters are among the most significant memorial people can leave behind them.” -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The art of letter writing has faded somewhere amongst the ever so growing digital world. . Despite the prevalence of emails and text messages, letter writing is still considered an art , a vintage skill worth bringing back..The writing and receiving letters always offers an experience that modern technology can never touch. For quick exchanges on the most pertinent pieces of information, email is apt but when it comes to sharing one’s true thoughts, sincere sympathies , ardent love, and deepest gratitude, words travelling along an invisible superhighway will never suffice.
To teach the importance of writing letters to friends and relatives, children had an activity ‘Letter writing’. In this activity, children wrote letter to their friends ,cousins, grandfather, grandmother, aunt, etc .They had already brought an envelope with the sender’s and receiver’s address written on it. After writing their letter, they also decorated it and put it into the envelope.
Kavita Vachan Activity was organized for. All the students participated in the activity and recited their favourite poems.The students focused on proper intonation, pronunciation voice moudulation ,while reciting the poems. Some of the students were applauded for their right use of facial expressions and voice modulations. All the students participated in the activity enthusiastically. They are adviced to recompose the poem on the same theme.
LET’S KNOW ABOUT COMMUNITY HELPERS
Teacher organized an activity Dressed up as a Community helper based on the theme ‘People Who Help Us’ .Students came in the costumes of their favourite community helpers like doctor, teacher, pilot, lawyer, nurse, air hostess, actor, reporter, policeman and soldier. Students were also given a chance to speak about their favourite role model. ‘Teacher’ was their favourite. They all participated with splendour and grandeur. Best performers were given appreciation with certificates. At the end they all sang the rhymes based on ‘People Who Help Us’. Such activities for children sprinkle an essence of knowledge, confidence and motivation.
An activity on ‘Transport’ was conducted, where first students were instructed to work in groups after which they worked individually. Different pictures of transport were provided to them. They pasted the pictures according to the category of transport i.e. land, water and air, as explained to them. They were given cards on which names of various means of transport were written. They identified the names and pasted the cards above the correct pictures. Through this activity the students learnt about the different types of Transport and concept related terms.
To celebrate the contribution of the silent, unseen and unsung workers at school, a special assembly was organized on the occasion of Labour Day. Chefs, bus drivers, helpers, maids, housekeeping staff and guards of the school were thanked, appreciated and applauded for their untiring efforts during the special assembly attended by students of Grades 1-7. laddoos prepared by students added a sweet flavour to this special day.
Speed Thrills , but Kills
Something we are all well aware of, but certainly aren’t taking it seriously and that is the reason, road accidents have become the most common cause of death amongst the people of 18-25 years.
The students took a praiseworthy initiative to enlighten the students about road safety through their Quality Circle presentation. The message came across loud and clear with the help of a skit, power point presentation and a few nerve – wracking videos which left everybody awestruck.
Demonstration of Culinary Skills
Education without experimentation is as good as food without nutrition. Keeping the same notion in mind, the Creative Cuisine instincts of the students were assessed . The students emerged triumphant with their lip-smacking snacks and mouth watering preparations. The budding chefs did not only prepare luscious foodstuff but also kept in mind an embellished presentation. It was an enriching session teaching them culinary skills as it materializes the notion of Learning by Doing.
Pollution- If You Don’t Kill It , It Will Kill You
We acknowledge the fact that pollution has become a global menace which is threatening lives around the world. We care for our beautiful planet and believe in alleviating its ailments. Treading on the same path, a special class was conducted on the occasion of “World’s Pollution Prevention Day” to sensitize the current generation about the ailments of the planet Earth. The students were acquainted with the troubles caused by human activities that make pollution rapidly grow its clutches. Their sense of vision was stimulated through illustrative videos which helped them to introspect themselves and realize their faults in adding to the problems of the environment. It was an enlightening session as the students learnt to curb with the hazards of pollution.
Satguru Nanak Pragateya, Mitti Dhund Jag Chaanan Hoya
The Prakash Utsav i.e birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev was celebrated with much spiritual fervor in the school. A sense of peace and tranquility filled the air. A special assembly was put up on the occasion. The festive event commemorated with Prabhat Pheri which was led by five children who were dressed up as Panj Pyare. This was followed by the Shabad recitation by the students epitomizing their faith in the glory of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.Ek Onkar and Japji Sahib was recited and Karah Prasad was distributed to everyone
It was indeed a spiritual morning wherein the students and teachers were infused with a feeling of brotherhood, humanity and a firm belief in the Almighty.
”Fashion fades but style is eternal.”
It’s not important what you wear, it’s the spirit inside that matters. To impress upon the importance of style, an activity on clothes was organized for the students . Students came dressed up in different costumes and uniforms for the same. The activity helped them to coin their bag with more knowledge about clothes worn by different people in different seasons. The uniform of pilot, soldier, doctor etc. and the costumes of various states made them proud. It was a day of fun learning for them.
‘Politeness is the flower of humanity’
Politeness is a skill that can be mastered with practice. The learners experienced the same through a Declamation Activity. The little orators expressed their views on the topic ‘Politeness: a door to everyone’s heart’ with great confidence. Words like, sorry, thank you, please, excuse me etc. work wonders. The activity imparted a lesson for life. Students learnt that politeness is a great virtue which creates a feel good environment and is a tool to become winner in all spheres of life.
Fruit Chaat Activity
A nutritious diet is the key to good health. To inculcate healthy eating habits amongst the children, A Fruit Chaat activity was planned for the students .Children prepared fruit chaat with a variety of fruits like banana, apple, kiwi and mango etc. All the children relished the healthy fruit chaat tossed with lemon juice and spices. This juicy and flavoured treat refreshed their taste buds. They not only enjoyed the taste but also learnt to appreciate different flavours, colors, shapes and sizes of fruits. Children enjoyed the activity with great joy and gusto.
Puppets have always been a very effective medium of story telling and connect with children very well.What they say, gets registered instantly into the child’s heart and mind. To make the learning more joyful and interesting,a Puppet Show was organised for the students . The vibrant colours of puppets mesmerized them which took them altogether in a different world. Children were thrilled to see the puppets dancing in front of them.
“Manners cost nothing but mean everything”
Table manners are best taught often. It grooms up a child’s personality. The more you pour the more it grasps. Table etiquettes activity was organised for the students where in the students were taught basic etiquettes of eating properly. They learnt how to spread napkin, the correct usage of cutlery. They also learnt the correct posture from their teacher. Such etiquettes learnt in the formative years will definitely become a strong pillar of their social life ahead.
“Little chefs at work”
Refreshing Senses !
The young learners of Class I participated in ‘lemonade Making Activity’ to beat the scorching heat. It brought a cool breeze of freshness along with it.The excitement of the students was quite visible through the creative noise that could be heard from their class room.The activity was done independently which certainly gave them immense pleasure and a sense of achievement too.
SLOGAN WRITING: “Our Mother Earth”
Slogan Writing Activity was conducted on 20th April 2017 in Grade V of Paul George Global School to mark the celebration of Environment Week. The students worded their thoughts on cut outs depicting nature to re-enforce in the minds of the people to make genuine efforts to Save their Planet.
“Take what you want and eat what you take
Do not waste food, give it to others”.
Food is the basic need of a man to survive. To inculcate this value, the students of Grade V showcased a skit that we should not waste the food as wasting food is not good for anyone. Millions of poor people are dying of hunger but still we are wasting the food so we should think about them before wasting it. A single grain is too precious to waste.
“Stove at rest”
Cooking is a perfect occasion for us to bond with our relations, if they love to experiment with food.
“Wondering how to cook without fire”?students prepared sandwiches, fruit chat and aloo chat…
This art of cooking without fire proves very useful when children are alone and come up with snacks without adult supervision.
A Collage Making Activity was conducted for students
The students after extensive study and research collected material on the Eastern states of India – language, style of dressing, food, folk dance, folk music and places of tourist interest, to understand the culture and its rich heritage.