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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Noun Scavenger Hunt!

Ever felt excited going on a hunt! Well, come and ask our 2nd graders and you will know all about the excitement!!
Grade II A went on a noun hunt around the school. The places, people and the things they were seeing every day have suddenly become 'nouns' today! They were so proud that they could find and identify so many different nouns around the school.
The hunt for the nouns has indeed turned out to be a hunt for their knowledge! And who said learning can happen only in a classroom!







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World of Shapes

Shapes are all around us. Learning shapes can be so much fun when we relate it to our surroundings. In our Nursery class, we used the shape circle to make penguins. The children were thrilled to see how a plain old circle created such a wonderful craft.  Not only were the children able to count and paste the circles but they also explained the process to others about how they made the penguins using the cut outs of circles!




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Indian Family

PP2A children of PYP from Einstein campus went on a field trip to a joint family house and had a fabulous time spent with them in connection to our UOI topic "Family and Friends". Some of the children interviewed on different questions to the members of the house and the children were served snacks and they sang a few songs on family. Learners were sharing the family pictures and were shown the similarities and differences in the family and their roles. Learners had a great fun.Thank you so much and we appreciate  each member of the family for the hospitality showed for our children.








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Knowing About Knowing

This was a pre-assessment to test the prior knowledge of kids before we started the new topic about sense organs. II B got busy as the kids were grouped and given a triangle of KWL and each team had to write what they Know; what they Want to know; and what they Learnt. The kids were excited to fill in the information.  Interesting part of the task was the questions they had in the ‘Want to know the space.’  Some of them were:
“Why do we have two eyes, two ears, but one nose and one mouth?”
“How can skin helps us to know rough, smooth, hot or cold?”
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A 'balanced' travel!!

It’s never enough of knowing more on people’s effort to make balanced choices to live a healthy lifestyle!
One such opportunity has been given to Grade II A on 28th July, by Ms Agnija from Latvia, Europe, who is, apart from being a writer and traveler, worked in Oakridge, Einstein as an intern.
The session was quite interactive as Ms Agnija first started by asking the children on how to make balanced choices on food habits. The children answered her in full enthusiasm about their understanding of healthy and unhealthy food and how they are trying to take less ‘junk’ food in their diet.
Ms Agnija later continued to discuss on how reducing the use of plastic bags while shopping could also result in making balanced choice. Then the session went to discuss about the exercise regime that she follows, how she makes sure to stay balanced irrespective of her extensive travelling.
Ms Agnija suggested the children to include more milk products in their daily diet as it helps them to stay strong and to include less of sweets and oily food.
Ms Agnija’s reflection: It was my pleasure to be with the Grade 2 students and discuss healthy lifestyle. I like the way kids interacted and also I got an impression that they are already very smart and are willing to lead a healthy life, making balanced choices in food, exercise and other life habits! 






 
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Story of a Family

Ms. Saumya, the deputy coordinator from Einstein, shared the wonderful pictures of RoyChowdhury family in connection to the UOI topic “Family and Friends” to the children of PP 2 A. She shared her family members as how they spend time on weekends. They go out and have lots of fun and spend time shopping with their family members. Learners shared their views as “we go to the shopping mall with our family and we play in the park”. After a wonderful interactive session, she told a story of two friends and learners enjoyed the session. We, appreciate Ms. Saumya for taking time to make our inquiry more interesting! Indeed, thank you Saumya.




 

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Gracias Ms. Citlali!

Ms. Citlali, our Spanish teacher from Einstein, presented a beautiful series of her family pictures in connection to the UOI topic “Family and Friends” to the children of PP 2 A. She shared her experiences on how her family used to celebrate and spend time with each other in Mexico. Learners shared their views as “we go to shopping mall with the family”. After a wonderful interactive session, she introduced a new Spanish word ‘gracias’, which means thank you. We, appreciate Ms. Citlali for taking time to make our inquiry more interesting! Indeed, Gracias Ms. Citlali!





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