Grocery Store Activity


Learning Addition through Shopping…Ohh! What a fun.

Students of grade 2 were given a certain amount of money (artificial money) and a grocery price list and they had to make their own grocery list as per their choice. They brainstormed ideas regarding the perfect grocery list according to them and the money allotted. For creating their lists, they had to add the listed items and thus, ensure the sum does not surpass the amount given to them. This formative assessment not only helped them check their addition skills but also experience real-life applications of mathematics.

Experiential learning


Students of grade 10 observing the working process and principle of image formation through convex lenses in physics lab. They are also drawing the ray diagram for a point and lateral object in physics lab

Fraction Pictionary


“Mathematics can be more fun and easy with pictures”

FRACTION   PICTIONARY is an activity that combines understanding and recognizing fractions with drawing. The goal is to find the sum and difference of fraction through illustrations to give them an idea about wholes and parts. It helps them to build their critical thinking, and social interaction.

This activity builds on students’ work with adding fractions with like and unlike denominators. The mathematical concept in this activity builds toward future work solving ratio, rate, and proportion problems, and prepares students for work with highest common factors and least common multiples.

Learning alphabet with activity


Parrot parrot lives in a tree, when happy it flies and loves to eat chilly.
Learners were introduced to letter – p.
Using of lower case letter- p, they  made a parrot and they also inquired about its life,likes and dislikes. Through this activity they learnt how do we care of them.

Experiential learning on Shapes


Shapes can be constructed anywhere and everywhere. Kids had extreme fun in identifying and exploring the attributes of varied shapes like circle, triangle, rectangle, pentagon, oval, square.Learners showed curiosity by placing distinctive shapes of foodstuff which was brought by them and they excitedly placed the respective shapes under the particular heads and enhanced their knowledge.

Fun activity for learning Before, After and Between


 Some are here and some are there
 Lets find the number and make a pair.
 Two are waiting one is missing
 find that number say cheers.
Grade UKG kids participated in the activity with enthusiasm and showed curiosity.

 They identified & explored various  numbers by doing before, after and between.

Learning a third language is important for brain development


La langue à l’esprit est ce que l’exercice est au corps.

(Language to the mind is what exercise is to the body.)

 

More than 220 million people speak French on all the five continents. French is a major language of international communication, and  also one of  the official languages of  the United Nations Organisation(UNO).

 

As per the lead researcher, Dr Viorica MarianUsing another language provides the brain built-in exercise.”

 

Now, when we bring into the perspective, the pedagogy of teaching French in our school, Vidyatree Modern World College(VMWC), we are here to make a difference. While in other  leading schools, the methodology of teaching French is limited only to the reading and writing. However, the fundamental element of any language is the ability to be able to speak and communicate. Therefore, in VMWC, we aim to develop the diction and communication on priority basis.

Its our endeavour to provide the learners the right atmosphere where they could speak French. For instance, the student are tuned-in initially with some common French words and phrases which they speak during the French classes. They are using some of them frequently, such as Sir, Madam, thanks, excuse me, sorry etc., all in French. This not just helps them learn French, but also boosts their confidence levels.

Now, that we know that understanding language is one of the hardest things your brain does, making it an ultimate brain exercise.

So, keep up those efforts of learning and becoming fluent in French. Voilà !

Musical Chair in the classroom


This is how we conduct the activities in IB.
Numbers can be taught in many ways.
By engaging learners in appropriate and fun plays.
Musical chair was organised in the class. Learners used their gross motor skills by doing action and touching those numbers which were placed on the chairs. As the game was moving ahead their understanding of numbers became clearer.

Completion of Pattern using Mirror


Mirror mirror, what do you see?
I see a pattern which is incomplete.
Can you help me to complete?
Yes of course, keep me at the point from where you see the pattern complete!
Learners of Grade 1-Blue discovered how to complete a pattern using mirror. They created a pattern which had two shapes and 2 in number when arranged consecutively. Then they found out the point where to keep the mirror which will enable them to complete the pattern on its own. Keeping the mirror at right point was the mind boggling task for them. It was a matter of pride when they could catch that right point.

Understanding Water Cycle by Experiment


Where does all the Earth’s water come from? The earth has a limited amount of water.  That water keeps going around and around and around and … (well, you get the idea) in what we call the “Water Cycle”.

Learners of Grade 3 did an experiment to see the existence and movement of water. They came to know water is always in movement and is always changing states, from liquid to vapour to ice and back again. They connected the terms like evaporation, condensation and precipitation with the real life and gave examples as well.

Fun to Learn about 2D and 3D shapes


To know about the shapes is always fun, but to make 3D shapes by hand that too using clay and toothpicks itself makes the task fun. Learners Of Grade-1 used clay and toothpicks to make 3D shapes like cube, cuboid, cone, pyramid and sphere along with 2D shapes like square, triangle and rectangle. They then filled a record sheet which asked the number of sides, corners, edges and lines by examining the shapes made by them. As it was a pair activity, different strategies were seen to finish the task at first.

International Buddhist Dhamma Day Celebration by Pre Primary


Knowing your self is the beginning of all wisdom

Learners of pre primary celebrated ‘World Dhamma Day’ They were called in orange colour  attire and some were called in attire of ‘Lord Buddha’. Learners were curious to know about Dhamma Day as it was  inaugurated in Vidyatree modern world college. They meditated by closing their eyes and learnt breath watching. It was surprising that little toddlers were so much involved in meditation and expressed  their feeling by colouring the picture of Lord Buddha. Learners were shown a movie of Lord Buddha in which they saw the journey of prince Siddhartha as Gautam Buddha. Then take away were given to the students by tying a band on their wrist.

Knowing our family history enable us to discover our culture and origin


We have family we have love let’s see the joy and spread over the world ..
Theme – Where we are in place and time.
Central idea – Knowing about our histories enable us to discover our culture, origin and develop historical awareness.
Throughout the unit learners actively participated and  were curious  to see what will be discussed next.
LOI 1- Ways we find out about our family histories
Learners were told to bring the heirlooms.They themselves understood the importance of the heirlooms by telling their classmates that these are the things of my great grand parents. This helped them to understand the word heirlooms.
LOI 2 – Family histories
Learners were given the task to bring a photograph of their family. They themself understood the difference between  joint and nuclear family by seeing each other’s photographs. To make the topic more interesting we invited a guest speaker. They made a generation chart and wrote the  names of their maternal and paternal grandparents.
LOI -3 How family histories are different or alike
Learners were made to sit in pairs and discuss the similarities and differences of each other’s families.Then they made a Venn diagram and drew those similarities and differences.

Celebration of International Buddhist Dhamma Day


On the pious occasion of International Buddhist Dhamma Day, Shri Rakesh Kapoor, Founder, Rector and creator of Mindfulness Curriculum for the students of the college, inaugurated the revised curriculum. On this auspicious day Gautama the Buddha preached his first sermon about 2500 years back. Vidyatree Modern World College, formerly called Modern College, was founded to propagate the mindfulness, as propounded by Shri Jiddu Krishnamurti in the 20th century.

 

The mindfulness curriculum’s first lesson plan, as re-created by Shri Rakesh Kapoor, consists of inquiry and investigation into fear as an illusion because “Fear cripples intelligence”. The program aims to develop an understanding among students and teachers on how the mind responds to different situations and challenges, how fear is different from responding to danger and thereby helping children and teachers to grow as mentally free and good human beings. A Mindful School is also a safe school.

Shri Rakesh Kapoor said that Vidyatree Modern World College aims at imparting an education to its students which will help create a society where people live peacefully in harmony with each other and children grow in great mental power and goodness. A Mindful School is also a safe school. For students to live a life with a lot of creative energy and understanding, it is essential that in a school children not only learn technical skills and acquire academic excellence but also ‘Know Thyself’ which is the school’s motto, how illusionary fear and sense of insecurity if rooted in the mind, destroys it.

 

Vidyatree Modern Curriculum gives due emphasis to academic and mental health development, which aims to help a child lead a life free of conflict, stress and fear, and also help the child excel in his career or profession.

Phool Ka Mulya : Presentation of Story


It is said that  a picture is worth a thousand words.

Students needs to be challenged time to time to develop their interest in the subject. To develop the creativity and see the wonders of their imagination grade 6 learners were given the task to present a story through pictures. Learners in different groups read the story ‘’ ??? ?? ?????’’ thoroughly and made posters to present the whole story in sequential manner. They were challenged further to perform a role play on the same story which helped them to build their Communication Skills .

Learning numbers while playing Hopscotch


Grade – LKG – red toddlers participated in the game – hopscotch with zeal and fanaticism.
All the kids leaped and bounced like dancing jacks inside the circle on the given numbers. Through this game learners developed useful skills which could be applied in sports. They also displayed curiosity by asking on which number they should jump next. In this way learners learnt the new number series from 41-50.

Refraction and Angle of Deviation


Students of grade X science observed the refraction of light through prism and calculated the angle of deviation with the help of prism.

Inauguration of Mindfulness Programme


“Mindfulness” programme will be inaugurated in Vidyatree Modern World College on 27th July, 2018 coinciding with the International Dhamma Day – the day when the Buddha preached his first sermon.

The programme aims to develop an understanding among students on how the mind responds to different situations and challenges, thereby helping them to grow as good human beings.

Similarities and Differences among People


Some are same, some are different
Let’s play the game and find out the difference.
Learners of Nursery were introduced to LOI – 2
Similarities and differences between ourselves and others.

Learners used a Venn diagram to perform this activtiy. They did this activity in a group. The learners were asked to put their favourite things in two different circles. Then we asked the learners if one object was liked by two or more learners. Such objects were put in the part where both the circles were overlapping.

Through out the inquiry learners observed how things are liked by others  and analysed how each person is different from others.