We have been working extensively on Personal
Narratives and have now written two narratives, one of which was based on an
image prompt. For this task, we took feedback from our peers after
self-evaluation. This feedback was then incorporated in our final written
submission which was graded as our first formative assessment. We have now
moved onto studying appeals. Based on a few sample appeals, we identified the
elements which make for an effective appeal. We also understood the difference
between a rant and an appeal and how these apply to us in our daily lives.
Having deconstructed one final sample appeal, we are now in the process of
writing one as a class assignment.
By: Arshia Sabharwal and Riya Sachdev MYP4B
Over the past week, we started our
first unit for physics: ‘Newtonian Mechanics’. It consists of the understanding
of the revolutionary laws of motion proposed by Sir Isaac Newton. We were
taught the three equations of motion, the first being the velocity- time relation, second being
position- time relation and the third being position- velocity relation. With
the help of graphs, we were able to identify and derive the equation for the
required aspects. This unit helped us to understand the origin of the equation.
By: Shrestha Jain- MYP 4A
The week started with an intriguing discussion related to the periodic table. We started off by looking at how the periodic table was developed and gained insight about the people behind it and understood how the table has changed and it improved over time. An interactive version of the periodic table helped us to explore each group in depth and get detailed information of each element. The knowledge of the periodic law helped us to understand the formation of the periodic table. We discussed group 1 elements – Alkali metals. We watched videos to understand their physical and chemical properties. We discussed our bench marking assessment and the chemistry homework sheet.
By: Aditya Kumar MYP 4A
In the past two weeks we started the
revision of thermal regulation with the help of a ‘Think- Pair-Share’ activity,
it helped us to understand the concept of homeostasis and gain an insight into
how our body maintains a thermal equilibrium. Next we started our formative
assessment which was analysis of a case study on ‘Diabetes’ where we explored what
diabetes is , it’s types, causes and how
ethnicity affects diabetes. We were
asked to formulate a research question linked to the topic and graphically
represent the data given in the case study.
By: Avi Dhall- MYP4A
We were made familiar with the format
of a press release. We selected an environmental issue that can be addressed
locally or globally and identify real life matters based on the theme.
We were put into groups with a
speaker and prepared a ‘Turncoat Debate’ based on a global environmental matter
of concern. The groups collaborated to create a research question, along with a
digital poster which they displayed along with their presentations. We had a discussion on the question of the
possibility of equal distribution of resources and its implications under the
topic of – Resource Planning.
By: Dev Talwar MYP 4C
Over the past few weeks we have been exploring the concept of – Coordinate
Geometry. We learnt the formula of distance and midpoint and understood how it
is applied to solve real- life problems. We also learnt about different shapes
on the coordinate planes like parallelograms, rhombus, trapezium and how we can
apply the distance and midpoint formula to prove them. The visualisation of the
points and shapes they form, helped us to develop our thinking skills. We
applied our previous knowledge to solve the questions. We are also given a weekly
task sheet that allows us to apply the
concepts that we have learnt in class, furthermore we attempted problems from the mathematics
textbook to retain what we learnt We
attempted a formative assessment on the concept which was challenging and
By: Nakul Shankar MYP 4A
For the past two weeks in the mathematics
class, we learnt about Coordinate Geometry. Under this topic, we derived the
formula that helps us to find the distance between two points, the formula
to find the distance of a point from a line, the formula to find the middle
point between any two point, and the section formula. We studied these formulae
on both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional planes. We learned how to derive and
apply these formulas by practicing daily as homework. In addition to it, we
were given a weekend worksheet which would allow us to accurately identify which
areas of Coordinate Geometry we were struggling with and which parts we were
able to do well.
By: Aarush Vajapayajula MYP4C
During these past two weeks, we have been introduced
to the first unit of this academic year, i.e. ‘In and around town’. We designed
the unit inquiry by giving inputs on key and related concept(s), global
context, as well as restructuring of the statement of inquiry. It is always
interesting to design a unit and we started by working on complex grammatical
structures such as relative pronouns and understanding the sentence structure.
Moreover, we revised the conjugation of –er and –ir verbs in the present tense.
For this, we accessed
French grammar handbooks such as ‘Grammaire 450 nouveaux exercices pour les debutants’ and Tricolore.
Moving forward, we revised the vocabulary of places in our city and the
French ’boutiques’ by accessing interactive videos, online quizlet cards, and resources of a famous French blogger – Carolina Garcia, on www.baobabbleu.com. A verbal discussion was conducted of the
availability of facilities in one’s town, to enhance the speaking skills.
In the past two 2 weeks, we
revised the conjugations of present continuous and present perfect tense. We
learnt the use of the verb – ‘Haber’ and wrote sentences in both present
continuous and present perfect tense related to our current unit – ‘Salud’
(health). Furthermore, we also learnt more about the topic of healthy
living and the problems related to health. We were recently given a task to discuss
how to maintain a healthy life and record our videos using Flipgrid. Throughout
this week, we have practiced our verb conjugations, brushed up on our
vocabulary and learnt new expressions related to our current unit.
By: Riya Sachdev
We learnt imperatives and implemented
our learning in making draft of sign boards. We discussed the problems of the
city and tried to give solutions to those problems. We learnt one of the forms
of subjunctives with conditional and practiced the same by making sentences.
By: Avi Dhall MYP 4 A
Phase 1 & 2
This week we started our first unit of
the term – ‘In and Around Town’ where the first task of the students was to
read a sheet on the topic of cleanliness in our house. How should we clean?
Which part of the house should we clean? Finally, the importance of cleaning in the
house? After we had discussed the various aspects
of a home and understood the importance of cleanliness, we moved on to the bigger
aspects- The Environment. Students first
wrote an essay on the topic “ Yadi hum paryavaran ki surakhsha karenge to
paryavaran hamare raksha karega” after a
one on one discussion with our teacher on how to improve our essays.
By: Shaurya Gupta MYP 4 C
Phase 3 & 4
During the past two weeks, the
students discussed the correlation of physical and mental well being on a
person. The students wrote an article on
the topic related to physical and mental health. We analysed poems for the – ‘Hindi
Diwas’ as well.
By: Sabeer Singh Ahluwalia (MYP4B)
and Naisha Kumar (MYP4A)
Over the past weeks we have learnt
how to write design problems and researched plans for the present unit in great
details. We continued to brainstorm to reach to better ideas for the present
unit. While working on our portfolio, we also improved our communication skills
as it is one of the most essential aspects of our portfolio to explain the
design problem. Documenting and creating a product is something that my fellow
classmates and I are excited to dive into as we all share a passion for
troubleshooting and creating solutions to problems that currently exist in the
By: Nakul Shankar MYP 4A
For our first two classes, we had to
create an artwork based on ‘Cubism’ which would aptly express our feelings.
Having finished, we saw each other’s artwork and discussed what we thought the
person was feeling. Later we started our unit ‘Creative Cubism’ where we first
discussed and researched what Cubism was, types of cubism and cubism artists.
For our first task in the unit, we had to pick three pieces of three different artists
and analyse them using the elements of art and the principles of design.
By: Megha Misra MYP 4A
This week, we completed strand 3 and 4 in Criterion A. In strand 3 we researched existing products through SWOT methodology. Furthermore, in Strand 4 we made a concise design briefly summarizing all our research work. Next we started creating our sketches of our feasible design ideas on paper.
By: Krish Madhav Sheth and Bharat
The past two weeks, we have made a substantial progress with our stage models. We collected resources to build our miniature stage designs and are simultaneously gained more knowledge about the technical elements of a stage in theatre. We updated our process journals of our individual work and are also working on designing a proposal, similar to the ones that are made by directors and stage designers in order to get the models approved.
By: Tamanna Levi MYP 4A
We discussed the characteristics, evolution and
musicians/composers of the genres – Blues, Jazz, Pop, Hip hop and Rap. A quiz was
conducted to test our knowledge of the artists, songs and the musical elements
that are found in the compositions based on different genres. We played a few
excepts from different genres to analyse the musical elements – dynamics, time
signature, texture, timbre and structure. We also watched a video which
depicted 20 different types of rap and how different styles of rap have evolved
over the years. To further enhance our skills, one of us played the rap beat on
a cardboard box and we all began to improvise along that beat and had a
conversation in the form of a rap. This activity gave us a clear understanding
of what does it mean to rap on a beat. We also discussed the e- portfolio requirements
for Task 1 presentation and selected our genres for research.
By: Aveeraj Singh Puri MYP 4B
AND HEALTH EDUCATION
We continued with our e -portfolio
unit on ” Levelling the field”. We discussed and researched how we
can use our body and natural surroundings for the development of the skill. We gained
knowledge about the skeletal system and discussed its functions as well. We also discussed the axial and appendicular
By: Jahnavi Goriyaan MYP 4B