Teacher showed the story of renowned Story teller, Ms. Geeta Ramanujam : "The crocodile and a hen" before virtual filed visit to 'Latitude' to give knowledge about the settings, character, problem, theme and solution.
Talking about different genres of the stories before the field trip
Jihan- "Zoombie ni movie hoy che ane bandar mama ni rhyme e funny che."
Mishti - "Lala ji ne kela khaya funny che, Princess, Frozen ane Ana ni stories joi che"
Prisha- "Masha cookies, Cinderella stories"
Shivansh- "Jurraisc park, there were dinosaurs, scary, scary they were."
Reyansh- "Ma'am maine ek story dekhi jisme tiger came to have tea, funny hai ye story, wo hai na ghar ka pura pani pii jata hai, sab ghar ka khana kha jata hai, phir wo sab hotel jate hai."
Exploring different genres of books during virtual visit to "Latitude"
All 4 classes together
Books in other languages
Shivansh: Sorting books as per the genres
Shivansh- "I made table, chair, lots of books, rack, teacher, and teady book."
Jihan- "I made book rack, Ganesha book, Krishna book and sitting area."
Reyansh- "Dekho mam maine books, table aur bahut saari books banai, wo wahan books padh bhi sakte hai."
A story teller, Ms. Priti Shah was called to guide children how stories are created using 4 major elements like characters, settings, problem and solution. She narrated the story of 'The little red hen' which helped children to understand all the elements in a concrete way.
Narration of 'The Little Red Hen' using stick puppets
Children explored stories written by two authors 'Eric Carle' and 'Julia Donaldson' to get an idea of how stories have different characters, settings, problem, solution and theme.
Story- 'The very busy spider'
Ayaan - "I made spider, the very busy spider using black colour clay."
Teachers showed the story of 'The very busy spider' written by Eric Carle as an introduction of the author. Children's responses after the story:
Ayaan- "Spider was very busy, e web banavto hato."
Jihan - "Spider baoo hard working hato, e baddha ne naa padto hato."
Exploring different stories online
Prisha- "I made a very hungry caterpillar story."
Mishti made colourful butterfly using indigenous material
Shivansh- "The caterpillar was very hungry, I know the grouchy ladybug story."
Prisha- "The tiny seed ni story khabar che mane."
Mishti- "Caterpillar butterfly bani gayu."
Rajeshwari- "Caterpillar was outside on a tree."
Jihan- "Caterpillar e baoo baddhu khadhu, ene bhukh laagi hati. Baddha stories colourful che."
Reyansh- "Alag-alag insects hai story me, characters hai."
Researching done by Shivansh at home
Comparison of stories of Eric Carle
Exploring different fairy tales by Julia Donaldson
Shivansh- "I know this story, the giant is outside in the town, he is very big."
Ayaan- "Wo sabki help karta tha."
Mishti- "Ema mouse hato ane giraffe."
Rajeshwari- "He was happy giving his things."
Reyansh- "Usne sabki help ki, apna shirt de diya, pant de di aur wo happy tha."
Julia Donaldson stories
During online research children talked about characters, settings and illustrations
Rajeshwari- "Gruffalo is big and brown, witch is having big-big nose and a black hat."
Shivansh- "I know this is 'Room on the Broom' story."
Ayaan- "This is monkey puzzle. Wo tree ke upar baitha hai"
Jihan- "Gruffalo is looking like a monster."
Prisha- "Witch ni paase magic stick che."
Raaisha- "Magic hai story me."
Reyansh- "Ye jungle hai, mere paas bhi mogli ki book hai 'Jungle book'."
Comparison of Julia Donaldson stories: The smartest Giant in the town' and 'The Gruffalo'
Mishti- "Giant baoo motto hato, mouse hato ane ena babies pan hata nahna-nahna, giraffe hato."
Reyansh- "Gruffalo brown colour no short hato aur wo jungle me tha aur bhi animals the story me."
Shivansh- "Gruffalo was scared so he made a story. Giant was in town and the Gruffalo was in the jungle."
Ayaan- "Gruffalo ne jhuth-muth ki story banai thi sabko darane ke liye."
Art work of children inspired by Julia Donaldson stories
Shivansh- "I made a hen using my hand of yellow colour and its babies chicken made of clay, clouds, rain, tree and they are all standing outside."
Children making characters and settings using indigenous materials.
Reyansh- "Ma'am maine bahut bada house banaya hai, blocks se."
After exploring different stories written by different authors it was time to create a story of their own and so it was important to decide upon the theme for their story.
Ayaan- "I made a witch and she is flying on the magic stick."
Deciding the theme for their story
Ayaan- "I want magic in our story, magic stick hogi, mujhe magic pot ki story pata hai.
Rajeshwari- "Friendship story I know- 'Rabbit and the Turtle', slow and steady wins the race.
Jihan - "Ant and the Dove story ma,ant e dove ni help kari hati, magic ni story pan khabar che 'The flying carpet' ane 'Aladdin' ema jinn ave magic thi."
Raaisha- "Friendship story, I want tiger."
Prisha- "Smart Giant baddha animals ni help karto hato ane mane 'Magic tree' ni story pan khabar che, ema aapde je wish kariye e mali jay che magic thi."
Children negotiated and decided the theme of the story and came to a conclusion to make the story on the theme of 'Magic'
Children represented their individual thoughts of their story in the form of drawing
Reyansh- "Dekho ma'am maine superman banaya."
Mishti- "Un prince, pink colour ni princess ane snowman banayu."
Shivansh- "I drew the story of dragon world. I made a castle, stairs, dragon, moon, birds with stone and 2 man."
Raaisha- "Un tiger draw karyu."
Ayaan- "I will make my dragon with fire from his mouth and using puppet."
Children depicted their learning and knowledge using different art tools
Jihan- "Ma'am I made a monster using green and purple colour clay."
Mishti- "Un giraffe banayu che ornage colour clay thi."
Prisha- "I made Giant, enu shirt banyu blue colour nu, pant banai pink colour ni, buttons banaya black colour na, ane shoes banaya."
Self created rhymes by children
Shivansh narrating the rhyme in his own words
Rhyme created by Ayaan
Self made rhymes and stories by children
Shivansh - Narrating the story of "The two silly goats" during pretend play.
Talking about the challenges faced while making the model and their responsibility:
Shivansh - "I made a big castle using cardboard box".
Mishti - "Ma'am un princess banavis, pink colour ni, pan mane princess banavta nathi aavadtu".
Ayaan - " I will make lion and dinosaur using cardboard, par mujhe dinosaur banate nahi aata".
Reyansh - "Me blocks se super man isliye nahi bana paya kyunki blocks kam pad rahe the aur mere paas red aur blue colour ke blocks zyada nahi hai isliye maine cardborad pe banaya aur usko laminate kar diya."
Raaisha- "Ma'am mujhe lion banate nahi aata. Aap bataoge mujhe kaise banate hai?".