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Fun days


Lesson Objective

  • Students will be able to read calendar
  • Students will be able to understand the order of days of a week, how many weeks make a month and how many months are there in a year.
  • Students will be able to understand the different seasons and periods of a year
  • Students will be able to apply the knowledge of calendar in real life situation
  • Students will solve solar problems related to calendar reading

Focus of Lesson:

  • Ordinarily of days of a week and month of a year
  • Calendar reading
  • No of days in each month
  • Festivals celebrated (in the child’s context)
  • Different Seasons (in child’s context)

What the child already knows in this topic (Prior Knowledge)
Children are aware about the days of a week and month in a year

What’s new to learn in this topic? (Age appropriateness in child’s context)
Children can read calendar – days, week, month, no of days in a month, ordinality  of days and month, reading cum marking the festivals, holidays, season in a simple way.

Process of Lesson

My Funday Game
Teacher asks students to stand in a circle. Teacher passes a whistle or birthday cap in the circle. Children have to keep passing it until the teacher says stop. At this point, the child having the whistle / birthday cap with him/her should blow it and should speak about their funday of that week.

Listen to the music
Teacher plays the songs “Day of a week” (link – check TV-days of a week). Children listen to the song and sing along.

Caller Responder
Teachers prepare 3 sets of caller responder cards.

Sample card

How to Play it (Along with teacher)

Teacher will be having the caller cards. Responder cards will be given to students. Teacher calls out the question e.g. the seventh day of the week. Student having Saturday with them alone should stand and the rest of the students should be seated.

 

 

The teacher can try with another card. E.g. I come after Sunday. Student having Monday alone should stand and the rest of the student have to set down. Like this the game continues.

How to play it (Students playing in groups)

This activity can also be played individually. Teacher can divide the class into groups. Teacher gives the caller cards to on group and the responder cards to another group. Students from the caller side should call out their question and the student the opposite group will respond.

Activity 4
Worksheet no. 1

Teacher gives the below worksheet asking students to write the days of the week and identify the days in the tabular column.

Activity5: (Recalling activity month of a year)

Worksheet 2

Teacher gives these work sheet to the students and let them color it this activity help the children to recall and reinforce the concept of ordinality. It also helps them to recall the months of the year. After coloring they have to cut and prepare the cards and arranged them in order

Like this the teacher makes the student to prepare their own colorful month cards.

Activity6

Group activity: Teacher gives this chart to each group they discuss in group and paste the months in the respective boxes. (Note we need not expect the children to do it correctly) After the student activity teacher may probe question to bring out the correct answer.

Activity 7
Worksheet 3

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mango                        
Tomato                        
Water Melon                        
Jack Fruit                        
                         
                         
                         

Teacher gives this worksheet asks student to tick the month in which they will get those vegetables and fruits.

Activity 8
Worksheet 4

Teacher gives their worksheet to the children student can both cut and paste the strider against the month. After completing teacher can display the list of festival chart and makes children to check and makes

children to check out their answers.

Chart 2017 list of festivals (Children’s context for display )

Student cut and paste these picture in the respective Column

Activity 9
Group activity- Calendar reading


Teacher will give monthly sheet calendar to each group. Each group has to make calendar for any five months of their choice. Teacher should make sure that all the months are covered so that we can make 5 sets of calendars.  Instruction should be given about

Writing the numbers
Colouring the boxes – Holidays to be marked in red and School days to be marked in blue

Cut and paste Chart of Festivals – Cut the picture of right festival and paste it on the day of happening

Cut and paste chart of Seasons: Cut and paste on the month

To be filled in the side column

By doing this activity the students will get complete understanding of the calendar

Order of the days and months
No. of days in each month
Longer month / shorter month
Seasons
Festivals

After completing, teacher may help the children to arrange them into five calendars and hand them over to the headmistress to hang it in all the classrooms.

Activity 10
Worksheet 5

This is for evaluation. Children circle the pictures for that month also complete the birthday column. It may be their birthday or their friend’s. They have to paste their photo and write their name, date and day when the birthday falls. For this activity, they may take the help of their parents.

Activity 11
Change me daily

Ask students to make a calendar. A sample of this has been given below. This should be made in a manner that students can change it on a daily basis. They can complete it and display it in their classroom.

Conclusion
This lesson plan has been developed in a way to address the learning outcomes in an integrated manner. Concepts such as seasons, whether festivals celebrated by different communities, seasons or fruits etc. are addressed in this lesson plan. Most of the activities are designed as group activities to provide group learning. Attending of each activity the student will be having a product in their hand. Portfolios will be prepared by the student to file the results. Learning happens here by doing. 

 
File: 

Grade: 
2

Term: Term 1

Subject: 
Primary Maths