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Celebrations Revised 

                                                                        Learning Unit: Celebrating Special Days

 

Class:  Infant 1      Theme: My Big Days-Celebrations    Estimated frame: September – July

These are guidelines and recommendations for teaching any celebration to the students.

Context

Celebrations are part of our development as a society and the world at large. It is a means of observing special occasions, marking milestones or achievements and religious observances on a national and international level.  Students will become aware of traditions and practices of others. They can make comparisons to identify commonalities and differences in these celebrations. This will create a level of respect and appreciation for each other’s beliefs and customs.

Outcomes:

At the end of this learning experience students will:

1.    identify different celebrations by their names and individuals who celebrate them

2.    understand the common values that we learn from celebrating special days

3.    recognise the emblems and symbols associated with these special days

4.    discuss the different traditions that are displayed during various celebrations

5.    greet others in Spanish on special occasions

6.    solve simple word problems and interpret pictographs based on celebrations

7.    recognise the various foods eaten during special occasions

Learning Plans:

·         Independence Day

·         National Emblems

·         Republic Day

·         Birthdays

·         My Own Piñata

·         International Literacy Day

·         World Teachers’ Day

·         Universal Children’s Day

Resources:

Pictures, postcards, paint, crayons, Bristol boards, coloured pencils, line drawings, clay, worksheets, posters, multimedia projector, computer, 3D models, video, paper.

Assessments:

Discussions, student observation, artworks, reports, oral presentations, performances and student assessment checklist.

Celebrations in Term 1

 

Term 1

 

 

Celebrations

Month

Birthdays

 

Independence Day

31st August

International Literacy Day

8th September

Eid-ul-Fitr

TBA

Republic Day

24th September

World Habitat Day

1st October

World Teachers Day

5th October

World Food Day

16th October

Divali

October/November

Universal Children’s Day

20th November

Ramleela

October/November

Christmas

25th December

UNIT: Celebrating Special Days
Learning Plan 1 of 8
Class: Infant 1   Theme: My Big Days – Celebrations
Duration: 1 hour Topic: Independence Day
Context: Trinidad and Tobago is a multi-cultural society with citizens of varied races who must play their part in nation building. In order to develop this sense of patriotism, students should be exposed at an early age to the variety of national celebrations such as Independence Day. Considerations: ☒HFLE Literacy ☐Reading ☒Writing ☒Literary Appreciation ☒Oral Communication ☒Media & Information Literacy Numeracy ☐Problem Solving ☐Critical thinking ☒Communication ☒Representation ☒Reasoning ☒ICT Skills   ☒Differentiated Instruction ☒Assessment for learning
Outcomes: At the end of this learning experience students will: ·         demonstrate appreciation of the significance of Independence Day to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago ·         recognise the numerals 3 and 1 on the calendar ·         identify activities done on Independence Day ·         state the words of the National Anthem ·         sing the National Anthem ·         identify the colours of the National Flag – Red, Black and White ·         create a replica of the National Flag (to be placed in a portfolio containing the National Emblems)
Activities: Celebrating Independence Day 1.    Students view pictures or video clips of the Independence Day parade and other related activities. 2.    Students discuss the importance of Independence Day and share how is it celebrated by their families. When is Independence Day? 3.    Students circle the date of Independence Day on a large wall calendar and identify the numerals 3 and 1. 4.    Students use finger paints to make the numerals 3 and 1. National Anthem of Trinidad and Tobago 5.    Students dramatize the actions of soldiers as they march during parade and salute. (Stand at attention when anthem is played or flag is raised or lowered). 6.    Students recite the words of the National Anthem and sing the Anthem while standing at attention. Our National Flag 7.    Students paint shapes red, black and white by painting shapes that have corresponding colour name. 8.    Students spell and write using finger paints, the following colours – Red, Black and White. 9.    Students make a replica of the National Flag, using paints, brushes and paper. (to be placed in a portfolio containing the National Emblems).
Resources: Pictures of Independence parade, video footage of Independence Day parade and activities, multimedia projector, Cd player, National Anthem on CD, large wall calendar, paints, brushes, paper, paint.
Assessment: ·         Active participation in discussion ·         Formation of numerals 3 and 1 ·         Dramatization of soldiers’ actions ·         Matching, naming and spelling of colour names – Red, Black and White ·         Replica of National Flag ·         Observation checklist (see attached)
Match the Colours Draw a line from the word to the correct colour                                                                                                   Members of the protective services on parade Examples of decorated buildings                
The honorable Mr. Anthony Carmona
                                                                                                              Currency of Trinidad and Tobago            

UNIT: Celebrating Special Days

Learning Plan 2 of 8

Class: Infant 1

  Theme: My Big Days – Celebrations

Duration: 1 hour

Topic: National Emblems

Context

Trinidad and Tobago is an independent nation with its own national emblems. In order to foster patriotism, students should be able to recognise the national emblems of Trinidad and Tobago.

Considerations:

☒HFLE

 

Literacy

☒Reading

☐Writing

☒Literary Appreciation

☒Oral Communication

☒Media & Information Literacy

 

 

Numeracy

☐Problem Solving

☐Critical thinking

☒Communication

☒Representation

☐Reasoning

☐ICT Skills

 

☒Differentiated Instruction

☒Assessment for learning

Outcomes:

At the end of this learning experience students will:

·         use colour and design to replicate the National Birds and Flower (Chaconia)

·         identify and spell words associated with Independence

·         recognise the numerals 1, 2 and 3 and their respective numeral names

·         recognise the shape of the national flag and number of colours in it

·         develop a portfolio identify some of the national emblems of Trinidad and Tobago

Activities:

Colouring fun – National Birds

1.    Students colour print-outs of the Scarlet Ibis, Cocorico and Chaconia in their respective colours, looking at given pictures.

National Emblems – word identification

2.    Students trace, spell and say the names of the emblems on the printout. e.g. Scarlet Ibis, Cocorico, Chaconia.

3.    Students add these coloured printouts of the national emblems to their portfolio from previous lesson.

4.    Students identify and spell words associated with Independence, e.g.  flag, birds, flower, march.

Counting fun – How many birds are there?

5.    Students count one Chaconia flower, two National birds and three colours in the National flag. They identify the numerals from 1 to 3 and their numeral names  (1-one, 2- two, 3-three).

Flag facts

6.    Students then illustrate that the shape of the National Flag is that of a rectangle, they trace, spell and say the word rectangle.

Resources:

Pictures of national emblems, print outs of the Scarlet Ibis, Cocorico and Chaconia with their names, crayons, coloured pencils, glue, tape, rectangle cut out with word RECTANGLE on it. (see attached)

Assessment:

·         Active participation in activities

·         Worksheets with the national emblems

·         Observation checklist 

·         Display of portfolios

The National flag of Trinidad and Tobago

                                                                                                                               Scarlet Ibis

                                                                                                                               Cocorico

                                                                                                                               Chaconia

UNIT: Celebrating Special Days

Learning Plan 3 of 8

Class: Infant 1

  Theme: My Big Days – Celebrations

Duration: 2 hours 

Topic: Republic Day

Context

Republic Day is celebrated on the 24th September each year in Trinidad and Tobago and is celebrated by all citizens and demonstrates a sense of patriotism. Students will understand that we had a president after becoming a republic and will display knowledge of the denominations of our currency

Considerations:

☒HFLE

Literacy

☒Reading

☐Writing

☐Literary Appreciation

☒Oral Communication

☒Media & Information Literacy

 

Numeracy

☒Problem Solving

☐Critical thinking

☒Communication

☒Representation

☐Reasoning

☒ICT Skills

 

☒Differentiated Instruction

☒Assessment for learning

 

 

Outcomes:

At the end of this learning experience students will:

·         appreciate the significance of  Republic Day to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago

·         discuss who celebrates Republic Day

·         identify the numerals 2 and 4 on the calendar

·         identify the President as head of state

·         recognise that respect must be shown to the president

·         identify the currency used in Trinidad and Tobago (different denominations and the colours  of our money)

Activities:

What’s going on? – Identification activity

1.    Students view pictures showing buildings decorated with red, white and black. They discuss when they observe this happening in Trinidad and Tobago other than Independence Day.

2.    Students are guided to identify the celebration of Republic Day. They listen to the importance of Republic Day to the nation.

Number fun

3.    Students circle the date of Republic Day on the calendar and identify the numerals 2 and 4. They say and spell numeral name for 4 (four)

Who is the president?

4.    Students are presented with the information that the president of Trinidad and Tobago is called the Head of State.

5.    Students view a picture of the current president of Trinidad and Tobago and state his/her name. They identify the current president from given pictures.

6.    Students role play by dramatizing that they are in the marching parade and how to salute the president.

Let’s check the piggy bank – identifying the various denominations of Trinidad and Tobago currency

7.    The teacher brings a piggy bank/cash pan with various bills. Students identify the various denominations of our local currency and identify the numerals seen on our country’s dollar bills, eg. 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100.

8.    Students colour print outs of specimen dollar bills money in different denominations to match our currency, e.g. $1- red, $ 5 –green, etc.

Resources:

Pictures showing buildings decorated with national colours, picture of the current president, large wall calendar, drum roll or marching music, print outs of sample dollar bills with different denominations marked out, crayons, pictures with currency of Trinidad and Tobago.

Assessment:

1.    Active participation in activities

2.    Use of observation checklist

   

 

UNIT: Celebrating Special Days

Learning Plan 4 of 8

Class: Infant 1

  Theme: My Big Days – Celebrations

Duration: 1 hour 

Topic: Birthdays

Context

Birthdays mark the anniversary of the day we were born into the world. This special day is celebrated by many individuals in many different ways according to beliefs and customs.

Considerations:

☒HFLE

Literacy

☒Reading

☒Writing

☒Literary Appreciation

☒Oral Communication

☒Media & Information Literacy

Numeracy

☐Problem Solving

☒Critical thinking

☒Communication

☒Representation

☒Reasoning

☐ICT Skills

 

☒Differentiated Instruction

☒Assessment for learning

 

 

 

Outcomes:

At the end of this learning experience students will:

·         identify their names

·         state the month of their birthdays and their ages

·         describe the activities they engage in as they celebrate their birthdays (in creole and/or Standard English)

·         extend Happy Birthday greetings to each other in Spanish

·         identify and speak Spanish words for family members

·         demonstrate singing ‘Happy Birthday’ in Spanish

·         count from 1 to 6 candles on birthday cake

·         know these numeral values

·         identify and spell words associated with birthdays

·         create a piñata using colour and design

 

Activities:

What is your name?

1.    Students make a name tags by writing their names on strips of paper, they will spell and say their names to other classmates.

Birthday Block

2.    Students paste name tags on chart with months of the year (attached) in the block with the respective month of their birthdays. Each student states their age to the class.

Creating a Birthday Calendar

3.    Students review the months of the year. Students express to the class their favourite months and give their reasons. This would lead into the birthdays of the children of the class. Teacher informs students that they are going to create a birthday calendar so that they can remember everybody’s birthdays throughout the year.

4.    On balloon cut outs, students stick the 12 months of the year, one on each balloon cut out.

Birthday Celebrations

1.    Students share how they normally celebrate their birthdays.

2.    Students note the differences in birthday celebrations in their own class.

3.    Teacher tells students that the birthday calendar is going to be used to remember the birthdays all students in the class. Students suggest ways that they should celebrate their classmates’ birthdays. (Sing happy birthday songs, make cards bring presents etc.)

4.    Students remind each other of the happy birthday song. Teacher asks students if they think that everyone uses that greeting. Students respond.

5.    Teacher tells students that over the year they going to express birthday greetings to their friends in different languages. At this point, students may share with the class any other birthday greeting that they may know.

6.    Students identify and spell words associated with birthdays e.g. cake, candle, snacks, toys.

7.    Teacher can use the Prompt: “Elmo and Abby birthday fun Spanish” to look at video on Spanish families celebrating birthdays.

 

Sing along in Spanish

8.    The birthday song is sung in English and then is taught in Spanish.           

         Cumpleaños feliz, Cumpleaños feliz

                      Cumpleaños feliz, Cumpleaños feliz

           Cumpleaños feliz is played and students sing along.

 

Mi cumpleaños

9.    Students are introduced to birthday greetings  “Feliz cumpleaños”  in Spanish; they say the Happy Birthday greeting in Spanish to each other.

10.  Role play of a scene where friends meet and greet each other on their birthday. They use words they have already learnt.

A:       “Hola, Justin, feliz cumpleaños.”

B:       “Gracias”, Keith

Happy Birthday, Friend

11.  At the beginning of each month, students note the birthdays to be celebrated in that month.

12.  Each birthday boy/girl chooses a number that would represent a birthday greeting in a different language. For example 1. represents Spanish 2. French 3. Yoruba 4. Mandarin 5. Hindi.

13.  On the birthday of the particular student, the class sings greetings in the chosen language. Students say where in the world/which group of people in Trinidad and Tobago you would hear that particular greeting.

14.  Students may also greet birthday child using any other foreign language greeting that they remember.

Yummy in my tummy – birthday cake

15.  A picture of a birthday cake is shown to the students.  Discussion takes place; questions are asked about the birthday cake: What is it? When is it usually seen? What is on it? Students also share their favourite types of birthday cake designs and flavours.

16.  Students count and state number of candles that is on the birthday cake chart. They draw their own birthday cake and put in the number of candles to represent their age.

 

Feliz Cumpleaños, Amigo

1.    Students review counting to ten in Spanish.

2.    Students are reminded that it’s a birthday celebration day and that greeting of the day is in Spanish. Students sing the Birthday song, in English and then in Spanish. Students note the Spanish phrase for happy birthday. 

3.    If other greetings were explored in previous days, students may express those greeting to the birthday boy/girl.

4.    Students then repeat the question ¿Cuántos  años tienes?. They note that this question means “How old are you?”

5.    The question is asked to the birthday child and he/she responds Tengo _____  años.

6.    The question is then asked to other students and each takes turn responding.

 

Resources:

Strips of paper to be used as name tags, large chart depicting the months of the year, pencils, crayons, paper, tape, markers, balloons,  paper mache (strips of paper, flour and water), word strips with Spanish greetings for “Happy Birthday”, number chart in Spanish, kite paper,  CD with Spanish songs – Cumpleaños feliz

 

 

Assessment:

·         Active participation in activities

·         Observation checklist

·         Display of the piñata

 
    


 

 

Happy birthday to you!

Happy birthday to you !

Happy birthday dear ______

Happy Birthday to you!!

How old are you now?

How old are you now?

How old are you…..

I am _____ years old.

Spanish

¡Feliz Cumpleaños to you!  (To the tune of happy birthday)

¡Feliz Cumpleaños to you! 

¡Feliz Cumpleaños dear ______ ! 

¡Feliz Cumpleaños to you! 

¿Cuántos años  tienes?

¿Cuántos años  tienes?

¿Cuántos años  tienes , ________?

Tengo ______ años.

French

Bonne anniversaire to you

Bonne anniversaire to you

Bonne anniversaire dear _______

Bonne anniversaire to you

Yoruba

Eku Ojobi

Mandarin

ShengRi Kwai le  ( pronunciation – Shung Rui Kw-eye lur)

ShengRi Kwai le 

ShengRi Kwai le  dear _______

ShengRi Kwai le  to you!

 

Yoruba

Eku Ojobi (Pronunciation – (hay-ki-uh oh-ji-oh-bi-he)

 

 

 

 

UNIT: Celebrating Special Days

Learning Plan 5 of 8

Class: Infant 1

  Theme: My Big Days – Celebrations

Duration: 1 hour 

Topic: My Own Pinata

Context:

The use of the piñata at birthday celebrations is gaining in popularity across Trinidad and Tobago. Many of our children are already exposed to this fun cultural practice. This activity allows students the opportunity to create their own piñatas.

Considerations:

☒HFLE

Literacy

☒Reading

☒Writing

☒Literary Appreciation

☒Oral Communication

☒Media & Information Literacy

Numeracy

☐Problem Solving

☒Critical thinking

☒Communication

☒Representation

☒Reasoning

☐ICT Skills

 

☒Differentiated Instruction

☒Assessment for learning

 

 

Outcomes:

At the end of this learning experience students will:

·         Describe a piñata.

·         Read words associated with a piñata.

·         Create and decorate a piñata.

·         Orally present their piñata creations with others.

Learning Activities:

 

    The Piñata 

1.    Students look at a variety of pictures of different piñatas. They name the objects.

2.    Students view a short video on a piñata party. Teacher may access such a video online using the prompt Piñata Party. If such a video is not possible, pictures may be shown.

3.    Students share their own experiences with the piñata, whether they have had one at their own party, or have seen one at a party or on television. For students who are not familiar with the piñata, teacher explains what it is and how it is used. Teacher explains that piñata is a Spanish word.  Students share other Spanish words they know.

4.    Students who are able to, share their experiences with piñatas.

Our piñata word wall

5.    Students generate a list of fun piñata read as teacher presents the word piñata. Students generate a list of words associated with the piñata. These may include stick, beat, sweets, chocolates, candy etc. Students work to generate a piñata word wall.

6.    Students suggest other fun objects that may be put inside the piñata. These words are added to the word wall.

7.    Students repeat the words.

Making my own Piñata

8.    Students prepare their space and selves for making a piñata.  (Desks are covered, students wear a shirt over their uniforms.)

9.    Students, in groups, gather material needed to create their own miniature piñatas.

10.  As teacher demonstrates and assists, students work in their groups following the steps involved in creating the piñata.

11.  Students decorate the piñatas using the material.

12.  Students display their piñatas. They take turns outlining the steps used in creating the piñatas.

13.  Students have a piñata party on the birthday of one of their classmates.

Resources:

Video clips, pictures, balloon, flour paste, newspaper strips, crayons, markers, coloured paper etc. string

Assessment:

·         Observation

·         Checklists

·         Oral Presentations

·         Product Presentation

   

UNIT: Celebrating Special Days

Learning Plan 6 of 8

Class: Infant 1

  Theme: My Big Days – Celebrations

Duration: 45 minutes 

Topic: International Literacy Day

Context

Literacy is an important skill needed in today’s world. International Literacy Day is celebrated as an accomplishment of persons being more literate globally. Children should be encouraged to read in an effort to increase the literacy level in Trinidad and Tobago.

Considerations:

☒HFLE

Literacy

☒Reading

☒Writing

☒Literary Appreciation

☒Oral Communication

☒Media & Information Literacy

Numeracy

☒Problem Solving

☒Critical thinking

☒Communication

☒Representation

☒Reasoning

☒ICT Skills

 

☒Differentiated Instruction

☒Assessment for learning

 

 

 

Outcomes:

At the end of this learning experience students will:

·         appreciate the significance of Literacy Day

·         understand the importance of being literate through a variety of scenarios

·         identify the numeral 8 on a calendar

·         express themselves freely in both creole and Standard English

·         identify and spell high frequency words

·         construct simple sentences with given words

·         answer literal questions based on the picture

·         solve simple word problems based on the picture

 

Learning Activities:

What is Literacy Day?

1.    Students are introduced to “Literacy Day” by the teacher identifying this special day to focus on literacy. They discuss the importance of being literate using examples of real life situations and their solutions. e.g. You are in the grocery and you want to buy a tin of cream corn. If you cannot read the labels on the tins of corn, what can happen?

2.    Students look at short video with Grover speaking about International Literacy Day and share what they saw/learnt from it.

3.    Students circle the date on the wall calendar and identify the numeral, 8 and spell the number name, eight.

Reading fun

4.    Students state and spell some basic high frequency words e.g. the, and, with, day, he, you, us, at, me, to. They work in groups to construct simple sentences using these words. e.g. The dog runs to me.

5.    Groups are given pictures and 3 – 4 literal questions to answer based on the given pictures.

6.    Students present their group’s sentences and answers to the questions with their classmates.

7.    They are given simple addition word problems to read and solve individually.

e.g. Mark has 3 mangoes and Jane has 2 mangoes. How many mangoes do they have in all?

 

Resources:

Video presentation, television, DVD player, multimedia projector, computer, flashcards, pictures, paper, pencils.

 

Assessment:

·         Groups Oral Presentations

·         Observation checklist

 
    

 

UNIT: Celebrating Special Days

Learning Plan 7 of 8

Class: Infant 1

  Theme: My Big Days – Celebrations

Duration: 2 hours

Topic:  Universal Children’s Day

Context:

Universal Children’s Day is a special day for all children around the world. It is celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago to highlight the rights and responsibilities of the child.  UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, promotes and coordinates this special day, to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. (See VCCE Lesson, “Universal Children’s Day for another learning plan on Universal Children’s Day.

Considerations:

☒HFLE

Literacy

☐Reading

☒Writing

☒Literary Appreciation

☒Oral Communication

☒Media & Information Literacy

Numeracy

☐Problem Solving

☐Critical thinking

☒Communication

☒Representation

☒Reasoning

☒ICT Skills

 

☒Differentiated Instruction

☒Assessment for learning

Outcomes:

At the end of this learning experience students will:

·         appreciate the significance of Universal Children’s Day

·         know number names and values ( 2 and 0)

·         share activities/experiences that occur on Universal Children’s Day

·         state words associated with Universal Children’s Day

·         use colour and design to create a poster for Universal Children’s Day.

Activities:

Universal Children’s Day – fun facts

1.    Students are introduced to the concept of Universal Children’s Day and the importance of this celebration.

2.    Students circle the date on the calendar and identify the numerals 2 and 0. They spell the number names and draw counters to show 2.

3.    Students view pictures showing symbols for Universal Children’s Day celebrations and they discuss in groups their ideas about this special day for children.

Poster fun

4.    Students work in groups to create a poster for the celebration of Universal Children’s Day.

Resources:

Pictures of  Universal Children’s symbols, multimedia projector, computer, large sheets of paper, flashcards, crayons , coloured pencils, glue

Assessment:

·         Teacher observation of participation in activities

·         Use of Teacher Observation Checklist (adapt the previous versions for these specific activities)

·         Observation of sentences on worksheets

·         Display of posters

   

UNIT: Celebrating Special Days

Learning Plan 8 of 8

Class: Infant 1

  Theme: My Big Days – Celebrations

Duration: 2 hours 

Topic: World Teachers’ Day

Context

World Teachers’ Day is a special day to remember all teachers internationally and the important role they play in students’ lives. In Trinidad and Tobago, teachers are recognised on this day for their hard work and dedication to the profession.

Considerations:

☒HFLE

 

 

 

Literacy

☐Reading

☒Writing

☒Literary Appreciation

☒Oral Communication

☒Media & Information Literacy

 

 

Numeracy

☐Problem Solving

☒Critical thinking

☒Communication

☒Representation

☒Reasoning

☐ICT Skills

 

☒Differentiated Instruction

☒Assessment for learning

 

Outcomes:

At the end of this learning experience students will:

·         understand the importance of World Teachers’ Day

·         state some activities that occur on World Teachers’ Day

·         identify the numeral 5 and show value

·         construct simple sentences about World Teachers’ Day

·         answer literal questions based on pictorial stimuli

·         design and make World Teachers’ Day greeting cards

·         listen respectfully as children share their views.

Activities:

What is World Teachers’ Day?

1.    Students are introduced to the international celebration of World Teachers’ Day in Trinidad and Tobago.  They will circle the date on the calendar and identify the numeral of 5. Then draw counters to show value of this numeral.

How should we treat our teachers?

2.    Students discuss some of the special things that can be done for teachers on this special day.

3.    They are given pictures of different teachers in the classroom around the world and work in groups to answer literal questions based on these pictures. Groups present their ideas about pictures.

We love our teacher

4.    Students identify different shapes by name e.g. circle, stars, hearts and draw these shapes to create a border on a post card for their teacher. They create two simple sentences about their teacher to write on their postcards.

Resources:

Calendar, pictures of teachers, paper, crayons, drawings of shapes, Bristol board, coloured pencils, crayons.

Assessment:

·         Teacher observation of students’ participation in activities

·         Observation checklist e.g.

q  Identifies date on calendar

q  Recognises numeral and value

q  Participates in class discussion

q  Communicates with others

q  Expresses themselves clearly

·         Display of postcards/ drawings

   

 

Theme: My Big Days – Celebrations                 Class: Infant Year 1                        Term 1

Student Observation Checklist for Learning Activity 1 – Independence Day

 

Students’ Names

Competencies/Skills

Criteria :

þ  – student indicated a high level of competence

© – student indicated some level of competency

X  – student indicated a  level of incompetence or incompletion of tasks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participates in class discussion

              

Follows directions

              

Identifies date on calendar

              

Recognises numerals of 3 and 1

              

Creates the numerals 3 and 1 using finger paints

              

Communicates with others

              

Demonstrates standing at attention

              

Sings the correct words of the national anthem

              

Paints shapes with the correct colour

              

Spells correctly the colour names of the national flag

              

Comments :

              

 

 

Theme: My Big Days – Celebrations                 Class : Infant Year 1                      Term 1

Student Observation Checklist for Learning Activity 2 – National Emblems

 

Students’ Names

Competencies/Skills

Criteria :

þ  – student indicated a high level of competence

© – student indicated some level of competency

X  – student indicated a  level of incompetence or incompletion of tasks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participates in class discussion

              

Follows directions

              

Recognises the National emblems

              

Uses correct colour for different emblems

              

Spells words associated with Independence

              

Identifies numerals and number names

              

Recognises the rectangular shape

              

Creates a portfolio of National emblems

              
               
               

Comments :

              

 

 

Theme : My Big Days – Celebrations                Class : Infant Year 1                      Term 1

Student Observation Checklist for Learning Activity 3 – Republic Day

 

Students’ Names

Competencies/Skills

Criteria :

þ  – student indicated a high level of competence

© – student indicated some level of competency

X  – student indicated a  level of incompetence or incompletion of tasks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participates in class discussion

              

Follows directions

              

Identifies the date on calendar

              

Identifies the numerals

              

Spells numeral names

              

Recognises the current president from given pictures

              

Participates in parade activity

              

Identifies local currency/ denomination

              

Follows directions

              

Uses colour correctly for dollar bills

              

Comments :

              

 

Theme : My Big Days – Celebrations                Class : Infant Year 1                      Term 1

Student Observation Checklist for Learning Activity 4 – Birthdays

 

Students’ Names

Competencies/Skills

Criteria :

þ  – student indicated a high level of competence

© – student indicated some level of competency

X  – student indicated a  level of incompetence or incompletion of tasks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writes and says their names

              

Identifies month of their birthday on chart

              

Participates in class discussion

              

Spells words correctly associated with birthdays

              

Says Happy Birthday greetings in Spanish

              

Speaks Spanish words for mother and father

              

Counts the candles on birthday cake

              

Represents numeral values

              

Follows directions

              

Communicates with others in group

              

Comments

              

 

Theme : My Big Days – Celebrations                Class : Infant Year 1                      Term 1

Student Observation Checklist for Learning Activity 5 – Literacy Day

 

Students’ Names

Competencies/Skills

Criteria :

þ  – student indicated a high level of competence

© – student indicated some level of competency

X  – student indicated a  level of incompetence or incompletion of tasks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participates in class discussion

              

Shares views and ideas

              

Identifies date on calendar

              

Recognises numeral and number name

              

Spells given words correctly

              

Creates sentences with these words

              

Answers questions correctly based on given pictures

              

Presents their answers to the class

              

Solves simple word problems

              
               

Comments

              

Theme : My Big Days – Celebrations                Class : Infant Year 1                      Term 1

Student Observation Checklist for Learning Activity 6 – World Teachers’  Day

 

Students’ Names

Competencies/Skills

Criteria :

þ  – student indicated a high level of competence

© – student indicated some level of competency

X  – student indicated a  level of incompetence or incompletion of tasks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participates in class discussion

              

Identifies date on calendar

              

Recognises numeral and number name

              

Draw counters to show number value

              

Shares views and ideas

              

Answers questions correctly based on given pictures

              

Presents their group’s answers to the class

              

Identifies different shapes by name

              

Creates borders using shapes

              

Constructs sentences about their teacher

              

Comments

              

Theme : My Big Days – Celebrations                Class : Infant Year 1                      Term 1

Student Observation Checklist for Learning Activity 7 – Ramleela

 

Students’ Names

Competencies/Skills

Criteria :

þ  – student indicated a high level of competence

© – student indicated some level of competency

X  – student indicated a  level of incompetence or incompletion of tasks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participates in class discussion

              

Answers questions correctly based on the story of Ramleela

              

Shares views and ideas

              

Draw counters to show number value

              

Constructs sentences based on Ramleela pictures

              

Presents their group’s sentences to the class

              
               
               
               
               

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