Class 3-5

1. Give your students the space to express and be sure to acknowledge their efforts

I have been working as a teacher in the Azim Premji School in Dineshpur (Uttarakhand) since 2012 and talk about behaviour in the class on a regular basis. As of now I am the Class Teacher of Class-4. Five children in the class abuse the others and indulge in misbehavior of a similar kind, especially in the absence of the teacher and this leads to even physical fights because of which there are problems in the conduct of the class and disturbance in the class-room teaching. A lot of time is spent sometimes in resolving these issues.

Unfortunately, keeping your children safe at home is a very difficult task. In the course of a normal day, children, regardless of the age, are exposed to a number of potential dangers. These dangers could result in cuts, bruises and scrapes to more serious medical problems such as broken bones, allergic reaction and head injuries.

Flexagons are folded paper constructions that are fun to flex to reveal hidden pictures.

Tetraflexagons are square. The simplest is the tritetraflexagon, which has three square faces. Hexaflexagons are hexagonal. The simplest is the trihexaflexagon, which has three hexagonal faces. A hexahexaflexagon has six hexagonal faces. The faces appear in different orientations. It is fun to flex a flexagon and try to find all faces in all possible orientations.

While studying Social Sciences, students should be able to understand contemporary social issues as well as their experiences in the classroom and be able to link it all up with the subject. There is not just one way of evaluation. What is important to see is to what depth children have understood the topic and if they have been able to see its linkages to their daily life. If they are able to articulate their views in writing, related as they are to their experience, this would be fulfilling the objectives of education.

15th March 2013, Friday:

If real learning has to happen in children in the classroom, a good preparation on the part of the teacher is a must. We teachers need to know what kind of preparation is necessary. It’s always better to think ‘How does the child learn?’, rather than thinking ‘How to teach the child?’, because the child learns only when he is ready to learn by himself. There is no end to learning, education is a continuous process. While learning in school is one stage, adopting the same in life is another stage.

Mosquitoes, the buzzing, biting & annoying insects are one of the oldest species that have seen us through since ages. Not necessarily a malaria or a dengue patient, but anyone who forgot to secure the mosquito net  properly will testify their struggle with a it. Read out more on them.

 

On face of it, they indeed are EVS activities. When you scratch the surface, you will notice so many other interesting themes (like, surveying, map making, presenting data, creating workable models and prototyping) that come handy in other subjects, emerge on the sidelines of the content explored. Try them out.

 

This module is about soaps and detergents. We thought that since you use them in your daily life, it might be fun to find out more about them and do some experiments using them! The module is divided into three parts. In the first part we look at why we need soap and how it works. In the second part we look at why we need detergents and how they are different from soaps and finally in the third part we explore the effects of using detergents on the environment.

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