Monday, 22 December 2014

Merry Christmas!!!

The last two weeks have been very busy. We visited the BIS school library to see how they had organised their library as per the needs and requirements of their school. We learnt an interesting thing about the functioning of this school. This school is run and organised by the parents of the school!!!!

We compared the EIS and the BIS school library using a Venn diagram.

As part of our summative assignment for the on going unit we had to plan and organize a small celebration for the children of the Vatsalya foundation orphanage. We had to work as a team and share different responsibilities to plan , organize and arrange for all that would be needed to make it a success.

A small peak into our preparations - 

Presenting their plan to Mick sir and Ms. Pramila for permission 

As rightly said by Ernest Dimnet,' Children have to be educated but they have also to be left to educate themselves.'

The experience of going to Vatsalya Foundation and celebrating Christmas with the children there has made the students of Grades 2 and 3 reflect and be thankful for all that they have been blessed with. We were very proud to see our students mingle and play with the children there without any inhibitions. The enthusiasm and dedication with which they planned and organised the celebration is surely worth a pat on the back! What a way to end the unit !!!!

Our Dance assembly. Thank you to Ms. Abigail for teaching us this lovely dance. This is one of the dances we performed for the children of the Vatsalya foundation.

We took some time to reflect on the learner profiles we developed during this unit.

In Language,  we have been looking at alliteration in poems. We tried to write a few alliterations of our own too...

S.P.E.L.L. time

In Math, we had been working hard on completing out 3 D project. Seeing the 2 D shapes turn into 3 D shapes was quite intriguing.

A peek into the construction of our 3D dream town -

Along with all our other PYP friends we made a Christmas tree. It was a fabulous team effort !!!

As part of the Christmas celebrations we did face painting, made a pop up Christmas tree card, a spiral Christmas tree, and a hand print reindeer. It was a fun afternoon.