MYP 1C- 2nd Week of August, 2019

Subject Teacher Blog Content
Math Ms. Nitika Bhutani We started our math class of  this session with an ice breaking activity on numbers. This was followed by filling a sheet with our personal information using math terms  we also  reviewed the concepts of numbers by creating a jersey  choosing a number from the count of  1-99 and wrote the  properties and special qualities of that number. We also reviewed concepts of geometry with a crossword puzzle and by building a mathematical town using geometric shapes in groups.
By: Rishab Iyer Kochhar
Language and Literature Ms.Sarah Chakravarty We started our week with some immersive activities like ‘compass points’ and ‘elements of story’ to assess the prior knowledge of all my peers. We were introduced to a couple of command terms and discussed them in detail. We were also introduced to the ‘types of text’ to promote our understanding of the forthcoming unit -Introduction to language and literature 
By: Kevin Joe Ben (MYP 1C)
Individuals & Societies Ms.Sutanuka Bhattacharjee This academic term we started with the unit, ‘Knowing our ancient past’ with an ice-breaking activity in which we had to write facts about a famous person, which the other teams had to guess based on the points we spoke. We also discussed the global context, key concepts, related concept,statement of inquiry and types of inquiry questions for the unit. Ma’am showed us the meaning of primary and secondary sources and their differences through presentation and videos. We went to the library and read a biography of our choice to understand better about primary and secondary sources. We look forward to the unit and activities.  

Kevin Joe Ben
Science Ms. Anchal Chadha                  

Ms. Priscilla 
Biology/Chemistry : In the last two weeks, we were introduced to Global context, Key concepts and Related concepts to learn how learning takes place in context. We did an activity in which we chose a news headline from the newspaper and explored  what global context and possible exploration might connect to that article. We were equipped with the skills of addressing questions involving command terms. We tried to frame our own questions using command terms for better understanding. We also started our unit ‘Life on Scales’. and attempted our benchmarking assessment by the end of this week.
By: Aditri Zutshi(MYP 1A)

Physics: In our skill-building lessons, we first learnt about the various criteria i.e. A, B, C and D. We understood what each criterion means and learnt about investigation. We learnt new terms like hypothesis, variables, apparatus etc. and also learnt how to frame a hypothesis through various scenarios. We also learnt about independent, dependent and controlled variables, the difference between materials and apparatus in an experiment and we gained knowledge on how to analyse a given data .
By: Kevin Joe Ben (MYP 1C)
Design and Technology Ms.Leepakshi Julka The first class of product design started with an icebreaker design challenge, wherein the students were divided into two different teams and were asked to make a challenging maze for  the opponent team with empty juice cartons, old books and cardboard rolls. Both the teams developed their creativity, communication and social skills through this activity.  In the next design challenge, students had to design, create and test a bridge using only one sheet of paper. This was followed by a discussion on their understanding of the word “design”. They were shown a few videos on product design and were asked to reflect on how design is a powerful tool to solve problems.  Students also had a discussion about how common products that they use extensively in their lives have evolved. They observed and appreciated the clever design features that have been added to solve user problems.
By: Shreya (MYP 1A)
  ICT Ms. Bhavya Joshi The unit was introduced with an interesting activity wherein students watched a movie, ‘Soar’. Thus, identifying design elements and basic concepts related to it. They discussed command terms of design and created their account on ‘scratch:‘ which will be used by them  to design games.  
Language Acquisition Ms. Akansha Uniyal

Ms. Tanvi Arora            

Spanish: Students were engaged in ice breaking sessions and activities associated with  IB learner profile and ATL skills with a limited  introduction to spanish vocabulary. They were also collaboratively engaged in constructing a shared way of thinking, communicating, and implementing through presenting themselves in class, miming and playing games.
French: This week started off with various ice breaking activities in which we revised the daily greetings , saying goodbye, ,playing with numbers and pronouncing the French alphabets. We played  various games to recapitulate our vocabulary as well as had a quiz on the French culture and civilisation. Lastly, we learnt how to introduce ourselves by playing a game in which the teacher gave us various words on cards and we made as many phrases as we could by using them.  

Hindi- Phase 1&2:We shared our experiences about vacation and also discussed about Hindi language and its importance at national and global level. We participated in two language games- ‘identify the adjective’ and ‘turn and pass’ which was based on observation and listening skills. We also participated in essential agreement activity and shared our views in written and oral form in class. Storytelling was also introduced in class as well. Towards the end of the week we also appeared for our benchmarking assessment based on criteria B, C and D.  By: Laisha Anand (MPY 1C)  
        Physical and Health Education (PHE)       Mr. Soji Cheriyan     In our new unit ‘Fitness through sports’ we discussed about the physical fitness and how fitness help in sports and day to day life. We played a basketball match for physical fitness.
By: Aditri Nakul(MYP 1A)  
Drama Ms. Bandana Rawat We brainstormed on folktales and stories. We explored our favourite short stories to create narratives. We worked on devising performances based on stories.   
Visual Art Ms. Srishti Saraf We discussed the  differences and similarities between  PYP and MYP art curriculum. We then learnt about different criteria of art and how we can achieve them. Later to mark the year of sustainability we created free expressions on the newspaper with the medium of our choice and shared our reflections with each other.
By: Swarnika Sharma

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