2 March, 2020

MYP 3B BLOG

Language and LiteratureOver the past two weeks we have done media analysis and concluded our unit ‘The King’s Speech’. We have also been revising Mise-en-Scene and have used it to compare two pieces of literary text. Recently, we were introduced to ‘Doll’s House’, our next unit. In class we had insightful discussions on feminism and shared our understanding of the topic. Kris Varghese MYP 3B
SciencePhysics Last week we completed the topic ‘Magnetic Forces’ with a  Formative Assessment in which we varied the strength of the electromagnet by changing the current passing through the coil. Then we started our new topic on ‘Gravitational Force’ by visiting the Library where we were divided into pairs and were given topics to research from the books allotted to us. We then summarized the information in our journals. Vir Singh Brar MYP 3B   Chemistry We discussed and compared the characteristic properties of organic and inorganic compounds. Through a demonstration we were also able to observe some differences between the compounds. We further explored the hydrocarbon families such as alkanes, alkenes and alkynes. We learned to apply the general formula to work out the molecular, structural and condensed formulae for various alkanes. We had a feedback session on our homework task sheet and worked on improvements post the discussion. Ritvik Singal MYP 3B and Kabir Suri MYP 3A     Biology We completed our Formative Assessment on an investigation task on seed germination. We also learnt about scientific names and binomial nomenclature. Ritvik Singhal MYP 3B
Individual and SocietiesAs part of our unit ‘Nationalism’, we learnt about the causes of World War I and the role of alliances. As a part of our assessment, we have started research on significant individuals who were national heroes and the role they played in WWI. We have learnt about the Treaty of Versailles and enjoyed doing the Infographic homework in which we have to recreate the Treaty assuming Germany was part of the negotiations. As a part of student-led learning, Aarush from MYP 4 presented the causes of World War II and introduced us to the topics of Great Depression and the Policy of Appeasement. Akshat Batra MYP 3C
MathematicsLast week we started learning about volume of different 3D shapes like cylinders, sphere, hemisphere, cone, cube and cuboid. We learnt how volume can be defined as the 3-dimensional space enclosed by a boundary. We also learned to calculate the volume of compound shapes. Through the week we were given different exercises and activities to help deepen our knowledge of volume. We practiced a test on Assesprep which helped us to learn how to type formulas and do calculations digitally. We also took a Formative Assessment on Assesprep. This week we strengthened our knowledge on volume of 3D figures and started a new unit called ‘Triangle Geometry’, commonly known as Trigonometry. We discussed the different aspects of triangle geometry and explored the Key Concept , Related Concept and Global Context for the unit. We framed our own inquiry questions. As a starter activity we took a quiz to check our prior understanding of Pythagoras Theorem. Devyaani Agarwal MYP 3B
Language Acquisition  French Phase 1  In the past two weeks, we built on our vocabulary on our likes and dislikes and our weekend activities through various interactive means. We role-played and made the other team guess the action done. It was a highly engaging way of revision of what we had learnt. We also had our Formative Assessment on Criterion B.  Aniruddh Verma MYP 3C     French Phase II We continued to build on our understanding of past perfect tense ‘passe compose’. To build our confidence, we wrote blogs and letters describing what we did over the weekends. We also presented a monologue to the class on different topics based on leisure activities. We also took a Formative Assessment on  Criterion B and received feedback from our teacher. 
Ritwik Sharma MYP 3A     Spanish Phase II Over the last two weeks, we read texts based on free time activities and did some grammar exercises. Later, we learnt how to write texts like informal letters and blogs in Spanish. During the last class, we played a series of interesting Kahoot quizzes to strengthen the vocabulary related to our current unit.
Advika Nahar
MYP 3C      Spanish Phase III We read texts on global warming and recorded a podcast on environment issues and possible solutions. Aryan Dalal MYP 3A   Hindi This week we worked on our Formative Assessment 2 presentations. Each of us was given a Sustainable Development Goal that was in correlation with our current unit, and we were supposed to make a 6-8 slide presentation on it. After finishing our presentations, each of us had to fill out a  Microsoft/Google form that acted as a reflection for the formative. Arjun Ahlawat MYP 3A
E-PortfolioDigital Design In the last two weeks, we completed Criterion A and were assessed on it. We were also introduced to our unit, where we will learn to make a website addressing the global challenges of tomorrow. We then started working on Criterion A, which is the planning that is needed to build a website. In the first two strands, we had to write the design problem and the research table that will help us gather information for the website. We also explored tips that could help us improve our website. In the last strands, we researched on an existing product and a design brief to get an idea on how to start work on our own website. We got two weeks to finish Criterion A post which we were assessed and are currently working on the  feedback given to us. Aarna Garg MYP 3B     Visual Arts Towards the end of the last academic term, we touched upon wood-cut printmaking, and as we started Term 2, we deep-dived into the topic. We completed our research, and started making our layouts, keeping in mind different social issues. These layouts served as our Formative Assessments, and our final product is to be a print of the layout. We have started printmaking techniques to develop manual and digital printmaking media. Through our research work we are trying to analyze the difference between manual and digital print making and how print making has changed through ages.   Ahhana Verma MYP 3B   Product Design Before we started creating our products, safety rules were discussed to avoid accidents in the lab. Over the last two weeks, we have been busy cutting and sanding wooden pieces to create our products and have completed our Criterion A. Maria Kuttikadan MYP 3C   Theatre We have finally started delivering our mock TED talks. Each of us presented a piece that resonated with us. While replicating the finer details of the actual character, we have come to realize how we take so much for granted when we see people talk, act or perform. Apart from this task, we have also been given the added responsibility of making a logo for TED talks by using waste material. Keeping in mind the theme of sustainability for this year, we collected unwanted waste as a class and are trying to make a signage for ourselves. Arjun Ahlawat MYP 3A     Music We have started composing a melody line for the lyrics we had created in our last assignment. We reflected on some concepts (scale and chords) and used our understanding of the music theory to work out the elements and find the chord progression for our songs.  We learnt about different chord progressions that we could use for the various sections of our songs. We also watched a video on how popular singer-songwriters create lyrics and different chord progressions for their melodies using perfect and plagal cadence. Agastya Krishna Gopal Makkar MYP 3A Physical and health education We continued with our unit on ‘Fitness and Wellness’. We discussed the relationship between health and fitness. We researched the 12 minute Cooper Run Test and used the test to check our endurance levels.  Aryan Dalal MYP 3A

MYP 3 B

MYP 3B BLOG

Language and LiteratureIn the past two weeks, we have learned about propaganda and understood how to analyze it. We have examined the key elements and defining features of propaganda. We also used the previously learned elements of Mise-En-Scene to scrutinize propaganda posters from World War II. As a homework task, we modernized an old World War II poster by creating our own posters based on food wastage. Recently, we have started Compare and Contrast, a concept we have done many times in the past but in this particular scenario, we learned how to analyze an audio-visual text rather than a still image. Diya Kansal MYP 3B
SciencePhysics In the past week, we learned about different types of magnets, electric charges and electric field lines. We created a Venn diagram to identify the similarities and differences between electric and magnetic field lines. Through this activity, we were able to understand the concepts more clearly. We also learned a new concept – Electromagnetism. We explored the advantages of using electromagnets over permanent magnets and found out the various real-life applications for them. Rishi Garhyan MYP 3 B   Chemistry We discussed hydrocarbons to explore the aromatic and aliphatic compounds. We practised diagrammatic representation of alkanes, alkenes and alkynes. We had a feedback session on the weekend homework and noted the keywords that were missing in our responses. Aniruddh Verma MYP 3C   Biology We have started an investigation task on seed germination, which is also a Formative Assessment on Criteria B and C. We are working in groups and will be formulating a question, collecting and analyzing the data on the topic. Ritvik Singal MYP3B
Individual and SocietiesOver the past few weeks we have further explored the concepts of Nationalism, Liberalism and Patriotism. We deepdived into the history of the German and Italian unification, where we learned about Otto Van Bismarck’s nationalistic ideas and how his ‘Blood and Iron’ policy unified Germany. As a part of student-led learning, Avi Dhall of MYP 4 took a guest lecture on events that led up to the German Unification. It was a fascinating session. We then ventured into the world of the ‘Web of Alliance System’ which was started by Bismarck and had far reaching effects leading up to World War I. This was followed by our first Formative Assessment which tested us on our understanding of Nationalism and the Alliance Systems that existed prior to World War 1. Gatik Johar MYP 3A
MathematicsOver the past two weeks, we have learned how to find the volume and surface area of different 3D figures and prisms. There were various activities we undertook which enhanced our knowledge on the topic. We also had our first Formative Assessment where we had to calculate the surface area of a sand castle.    Ruchir Sharma MYP 3 C
Language Acquisition  FRENCH Phase 1  During this week we learnt how to use two verbs ‘faire’ and ‘jouer’ to talk about our weekend and leisure activities. We did a group activity ‘Unjumble the Tumble’ where we found out the correct title for the picture and categorised them into ‘faire de’, ‘jouer à’ and ‘jouer de’. We also learnt the structures to be used with these verbs, revisiting the contracted article in order to talk about activities, musical instruments and sports. We watched a video on French people across all ages, talking about their hobbies and learnt some new vocabulary and sentence structures through that.  Aryan Tomar MYP 3C   Phase II This week, we got acquainted with a new tense in French – the Past Perfect Tense. It was introduced through group activities such as creating stories, ‘Unjumble the Tumble’ which helped us in understanding the concept better. We also watched a video showcasing the leisure activities of people in Francophone countries, followed by a class discussion comparing their lifestyle with ours. It was a very interactive session as we learnt more about their culture and lifestyle.    Chirant Mukherji MYP 3A         SPANISH Phase I We watched videos, and read articles on city and rural life. We also read about the problems of living in a big city and possible solutions, post which we made posters showcasing our understanding of the issue. Aryan Tomar MYP 3C     HINDI Capable In the past few weeks of our Hindi lessons, we learned about SDG goals we made PPT’s on one particular SDG goal picked up by us. As a part of our Formative Assessment, we read a story titled ‘Kaal Aur Mai’ and answered questions on it. We used a Hindi Google input tool to practice Hindi typing and to work on all our assignments.  Gunika Singh  MYP3 A    HINDI Emergent Last week we continued our unit on weekend and leisure activities, where we discussed what we did over the weekend. We had ‘read aloud’ the story activity and discussed the stories with our classmates. We read a poem called ‘Aao Kuch Kaam Kare’, and wrote the meaning of the difficult words in the poem. We took dictation from a book in the class library and corrected the words we got wrong. Kritansh Kapoor MYP 3B
E-PortfolioProduct Design We looked at samples of previous year portfolios and understood how to write our design problems, and organise primary and secondary research. We brainstormed on our product ideas and created 4 feasible design ideas. We are in the process of exploring various tools available in the Design lab to create our products. Aniruddh Verma MYP3C VISUAL ARTS  – missing   Digital Design We have been working on Criterion A of the design cycle for the past two weeks. We are all creating websites related to the global challenges that will be faced in the future. We have brainstormed ideas for websites that we could create, as well as potential clients for our websites. We have created questions that we will research through various means, and have justified the need for those questions. We have also researched websites that are similar to the ones that we are thinking of so we can draw inspiration and improve on elements that the other websites did not execute very well. Lastly, we created brief descriptions of what we imagine our final website to be and why we want to create those websites. We have just been given feedback and will be assessed next week. Rishi Garhyan MYP 3B     Theatre Preparing for the first leg of our mock TED talks is what’s been our agenda the past two weeks. While we are discovering the attention to detail in each video, we are realizing how we used to assume that delivering talks was an easy task. Balancing our breath, moving across the floor, aligning hand gestures and facial expressions with words and most of all, working on detailed replication – all these factors are now adding to our skills and helping us grow to be able to deliver powerful monologues and soliloquies. Shashwat Joglekar MYP 3C   Music In the previous weeks, based on the theme of ‘Sustainability’, we worked in groups to write lyrics for different sections of our songs. This week, each group presented their song, and explained the process of creation of the lyrics. It was a joyful experience to learn about each group’s idea on the topic and the phrases, rhyme schemes and structures used in their songs. We were given some guiding questions by the teacher that not only helped us express our ideas but also aided us with the process of lyric writing. Pratha Mishra MYP 3C   Physical and Health Education We participated in the Inter House Athletic Meet 2020 post which we continued with our unit on ‘Fitness and Wellness’. We discussed how the different components of physical fitness have specific roles in different sports. We also discussed ways to improve each of these components. Aditya Sharma MYP 3B
Language and Literature In the last two weeks of our Language and Literature classes we were introduced to the topic ‘Mise-en-scene’. We had an introduction activity in which we viewed photographs of scenes from various movies and discussed what we could interpret. We were also introduced to our new unit after an introduction activity on Vincent Van Gogh. The students of MYP 3B started preparing for their first formative assessment as well.   
Kris Varghese – MYP 3B   
Science Physics During the week we summed up our unit by learning about the variation of pressure with respect to change in temperature and volume. We saw an interesting simulation on the same which helped us in enhancing our knowledge about the concept. We started our new unit about work energy and power. We explored how the word ‘Work Done’ has a different meaning in different contexts. We brainstormed about the various tasks we do in our daily life and then matched the same with the scientific perspective of work done and observed that work is said to be done only when the object is displaced. We are excited to dive deeper into this unit. Damian Dasgupta MYP 3 A    

  Chemistry We researched and discussed neutralization reactions and learnt the general, word and chemical equations to represent them. We discussed their application in daily life in detail. We investigated the same through a practical activity. We also discussed our homework sheet and took our summative assessment.
By: Aarna Garg MYP 3B  

    Biology For the past two weeks in Biology we have been giving our presentations on different concepts assigned for plant science like Transpiration, Factors affecting the Rate of Transpiration, Gaseous Exchange in Plants, The Role of Stomata, Movement of water through a plant, Potometer and measuring the rate of transpiration using the potometer. We have also enjoyed the quizzes, PowToon and Minecraft’s at the end of presentations. 
By- Medha Ummat- MYP3A      
Individual and Societies In the past two weeks in our I&S class we had started the new unit of ‘Food and Health’, where we discussed about food security and insecurity.  We discussed ways on how food wastage can be stopped, as well as understanding the devastating consequences if we take our food source for granted. It was informative and enlightening.  
  Tonmoy Roy MYP 3 B
Mathematics  
In last two weeks we learned system of equations and to solve them algebraically and graphically.  We also learned to identify a number of solutions an equation can have. We practiced a lot of questions to strengthen the concept.  Our FA was very interesting where we were given a different set of questions in the form of graph of a line , an equation or a slope and we had to look for our partners with the same set of answers and then write our individual responses to the set of questions asked.

Aarna Garg MYP 3 B      
Language Acquisition   FRENCH
During this week we commenced our new unit ” My Daily Routine.” We discussed the unit-based questions in class and formed our statement of enquiry. Moreover, we watched songs and videos based on daily routine of different family members after which we had an interactive session comparing and contrasting it with our routine. Lastly, we learnt reflexive verbs and their conjugations.  
   Ritwik Sharma    MYP 3A                                  SPANISH Phase 2 In the past two weeks, we have learnt the two types of past tense:  preterite and imperfecto. We are currently learning how to tell the time and writing our daily routine as that is our second unit. We are being taught the past tense of irregular verbs, and regular verbs.
Devyaani MYP 3 B  

Phase 3   HINDI MYP 3 – Emergent We started a new unit which revolves around our daily routine and had a reading session, in which we were given a book to read and then we had to tell the story we had read. We also had a dictation of words related to are old and new unit. We also had a reading and writing session to improve our reading and writing skills.
  MYP 3B –

Capable Last week we wrote our own stories which helped us building our thinking skills and writing skills. We read some folk tales  and did question answer also we all did class reading activity, the story was “Aasman ki roti aur chand ka chulha”  This was a very interesting story and this helped us know our weakness in reading so we can practice it and make it better.   Gunika Singh- MYP3     
E-Portfolio   DIGITAL  DESIGN This week, we completed our criterion B and were assessed on our work. We started criterion C by exploring Adobe Animate and its features. We decided a basic story for our animation and will be working on our animations in the coming classes.

Andrea MYP 3B      

VISUAL ARTS We have completed the first unit of Abstract Art. Students have displayed their abstract paintings where mature thoughts and expressions can be observed. We shall now begin the next unit of Printmaking where we will understand the two processes of printmaking, which are – technology based and manual based.                                                                                
Product Design In Product Design, we proceeded ahead, to develop our ideas for our accessory for the first unit – Eco Design. We started with an activity that involved reverse brainstorming, to help us compile a list of success criteria. We came up with design sketches for the product. These lessons have helped us turn our vague ideas into concrete design specifications to meet client requirements  
Soham Patil 3 C     

  THEATRE The past few weeks we’ve been trying to conclude our models/projects made for – ‘Hamlet’.  We are now in the middle of consolidating our work and turn them into exhibits. The next target is to replicate the story using the information we’ve gathered through the works of other groups and make a fresh version of the playwright.
  Shashwat Joglekar – MYP 3C          

  PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION Student discussed the terminologies of different sports and played short sided matches in football, basketball and badminton.    
Language and Literature In the last two weeks we have annotated the text – My Family and Other Animals, for instances of visual imagery and pathetic fallacy. We also learned about internal monologue and compare and contrast and gained an understanding of the block method and point by point method.
Devyaani Agarwaal MYP 3 B      
Science Physics In the past week, we learnt the concept of Pressure. We did an activity to learn the relationship between pressure and surface area and also performed a guided research to find innovations based on the principle of pressure and its effects. We also designed an investigation to show the effect of area on pressure.

Andrea Joe Ben- MYP 3B    

  Chemistry In the past two weeks, we have been visiting the Chemistry lab to perform some investigations. We investigated and analysed properties of acids by reacting them with chemicals like metals, metal carbonates etc and completed the task sheet with our observations. We made general equations for these reactions and then proceeded to make them more specific by writing word equations and chemical equations. We took our formative assessment which was also a practical conducted in the chemistry lab. We discussed the formative assessment in detail.  
-By Diya Kansal MYP 3B  

    Biology During our biology lessons this week, we were given information of our groups and topics for our next formative assessment, where we have to create a Google Slide Presentation on different concepts like transpiration, factors affecting the rate of transpiration, potometer and gaseous exchange in humans and plants.
By-Sia Duggal and Pratha Mishra-MYP3C      
Individual and Societies In I&S we have been learning and researching on case studies on Colonies. We had our second FA, which was an introduction to the studies of colonies as a whole. From there we moved to ‘Spheres of Influence in China’, including the Opium Wars and the Treaty of Nanjing in which China gave away Hong Kong to Britishers. We then covered the colonization of India and the three D’s- De- industrialization, Doctrine of Lapse, and the Drain of Wealth. 

– Ahhana Verma MYP 3B  
Mathematics Standard   In the past two weeks we practiced linear relationship and writing it in slope intercept form and plotting and interpreting graphs. We also learned linear system of equations in two variables and learned to solve them graphically.

Ritvik Singal MYP 3 B    
Language Acquisition   FRENCH We appeared for a formative assessment on speaking exercises in the form of skill-building activities. This helped us to revise our vocabulary as well as helped us gain more confidence in pronouncing complex words. We revised the direction and symbols found in a city and learning the affirmative form of imperatives. Lastly, we appeared for our summative assessment on criterion B.    – Shreyas Ghosh (MYP 3C)   
  Spanish Phase 3: We appeared for a summative assessment on criterion B. We also learnt to write a blog in Spanish. The teacher asked us to create a blog site and start writing our first blog on ‘Healthy Lifestyle’.   
  – Aryan Dalal, MYP 3A                                                       SPANISH Phase 2
In the past two weeks we learned past tense, time markers and connectors. We watched a few videos and read some texts related to our current unit “Mi Barrio”. We also learnt how to make comparison between past and present of a city and how to use conditional tense to talk about hypothetical conditions.  Later, we practised our verbal skills by describing our cities.
Aarna Garg (MYP 3B)  

Phase 3   HINDI MYP-3 Capable This week we continued work on our imagery based 1000-word story and also wrote a short story based on an image to act as an article for a magazine. Arjun. MYP 3

  MYP-3 Emergent This week we had a discussion on the increase in the rate of crime in a city and what constitutes of a smart city. After this we had a FA on criterion BCD and we also had an oral assessment based on criterion CD where we spoke about how people are moving away from each other. We also wrote a paragraph on – ‘Our City’  

 Keshav Saini    MYP3B  
E-Portfolio   DIGITAL  DESIGN   In the previous week the class was introduced to the criterion B of design specifications, followed by a scaffolding activity where we were asked to create a comic book story- ‘From Farm to Fork ‘without using text. The students also started working on the design specifications of their products, with special focus on aesthetics, size and the customer and were introduced to the Robotics Kit.  

-Gunika  Myp 3A    

  VISUAL ARTS We started developing our unit “Abstract Art” step by step. We discussed colour schemes and methods of using colours for symbolic representation. We then individually started research for portfolio which included the definition of abstract art, abstract art artists and their art works. Based on different criteria, we understood how to critically analyse artwork. Further we made detailed mind- maps that included materials, mediums, design description so that we have a fair idea for the layout we will make and then decide our final artwork for the unit. We also finalised our layouts after considering multiple thoughts and ideas and have started working on our final art works. 

Aarna Garg MYP 3 B                                                                                

  Product Design  Over the week in product design we have been completing our criteria A submissions, on Eco -design in sustainable accessories. The tasks include -analysis of the design problem, justification for the solution, formulating a research plan, existing product analysis and constructing a design brief.

Maria Ouseph MYP 3C  

  THEATRE The past two weeks have been conducive for us. We are nearing completion of our innovation projects and will be taking forth the mammoth task of replicating the tragedy of Hamlet, but with a twist. As of now, the playwright has been showcased from the angle of Prince Hamlet himself. However, we intend to now represent the play through the eyes of other characters and give it a different look all together.

  Arjun Ahlawat MYP 3A  

Music After learning the theory of different types of chords and their formations, we applied it by playing different chord progressions on the keyboard. We are learning how to play major and minor chords on the Keyboard using the right finger patterns. With continuous practice, we will have a thorough understanding of the tones/sounds of these different types of chords as each one has a distinct character/expression. We were guided about our next summative assessment in which we will play chords of our chosen melody on our instruments. Damian Dasgupta MYP 3A    

  PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION  

In the past two weeks we had discussions in the class related to the unit – ‘All for One and One for All’ we also discussed the importance of communication during a match to help us improve the team performance and execute the team strategy well.     Aditya Sharma MYP 3 B        

MYP 3B      BLOG 20 SEP 2019

Language and Literature In the past two weeks we reviewed the concept of an internal monologue, we were shown two videos to help us understand internal monologue better, and a FA was conducted on the same topic.  Later were guided how to write a compare and contrast essay.  
By- Andrea Joe Ben MYP 3 B  
Science Physics
In our physics class, we talked about scientific notation and discussed the details of density and volume.  Furthermore, we went through the concept of density and volume by conducting research and presenting our understanding of these concepts using the help of certain innovations that shaped the world.  Lastly, we did a formative assessment in which we were given 5 blocks of different metals and we had to calculate its mass, density and the buoyant force by checking water displacement.
Aryan Dalal MYP 3A  

Chemistry We explored the topic of indicators and discussed the litmus and pH scale in detail along with the chemistry homework. We learnt the skill to write the word and chemical equations for properties of acids and investigated the properties of acids through a lab activity and noted our observations in the task sheet provided. By: Arnav Sonarghare MYP 3C

Biology We reviewed the Respiratory System and organs. We were shown a video to compare aerobic and anaerobic respiration. We compared the two types of respiration in a tabulated form.
By- Shaurya Yadav  MYP3C      
Individual and Societies We tested our knowledge of colonialism in Africa by playing a quiz in classroom. We made class presentations on our colonial case studies which was a research- based team task – like Portuguese in Brazil, Britishers in India, Britishers in America and so many others. We have started studying about European colonialism in China. and explored new terms like ‘Spheres of influence’ and ‘Open door policy’.  
MYP 3B Aarrav Bhardwaj
 
Mathematics Last week in mathematics, we learnt   how to factorize and solve equations.  This concept was full of fun, we interacted and worked together to solve these equations and practiced many questions. Later we learnt how to solve word problems using quadratic expression. We did many practice questions to understand this topic. We started a new unit – Linear Relationship where we derived a mathematical problem into a linear function for ‘n’ number of situation and learnt to plot linear expression graphically.  
By Keshav Saini MYP 3 B  
Language Acquisition     FRENCH
Phase 1 & 2 (Emergent level):
After our formative assessment of the current unit, we revised the prepositions of place, directions to help navigate around the city, and verbs related to the topic. We watched videos and did skill-building activities. An activity was conducted to help understand prepositions better. For understanding directions, we made a map on an origami sheet and located various places.   – Rithwik Sharma (MYP 3A)       

SPANISH Phase 1: Over the last two weeks we were introduced to some grammar topics, and compared our city with Ibagué (one of the Hispanic cities). We learnt to express our opinions using the impersonal pronoun with modal verbs in an impersonal way. We also acquired knowledge to express our desires using the conditional mood. It helped us to be able to justify why we would want to live in a city by discussing the advantages and disadvantages of living in a city and countryside. We also appeared for a formative assessment.  
Akshat Aggarwal, MYP 3 A  

Phase 2: In the past two weeks we learnt about the ‘imperative’ mood in Spanish to give orders and commands.  We practiced writing sentences to talk about the activities that we do at different places in a city. We were also given a text to read and fill in the blanks in which a person talks about his city, which helped us to understand how to write about a city in an expressive way.
Sia Duggal MYP 3C   

Phase 3: We took a formative assessment and got the feedback from the teacher. We are practicing reading skills; we have been given a comprehension and we asked questions to our peers covering each strand of criterion B. Damian Das Gupta, MYP 3A  

Hindi We had a practice of the Hindi Diwas activities like poetry presentation and poem illustrations based on the poems in the class.   We discussed about the connection between poems and real-life situations. 

 Emergent Level   For the past few classes, we have discussed various topics related to our unit “In and Around City”. We had a fruitful discussion on the benefits of a smart city and what is a smart city, the difference in an old city and a modern city and what are a planned city and its benefits. We also saw a video on how Chandigarh is a smart city and had a discussion on the same.   While discussing we also made an organizer that displayed what consists of a smart and planned city.   
Shaurya Yadav  MYP 3 C
E-Portfolio Digital Design
We completed all the strands of criterion A. This included understanding the design problem, identifying the client, researching on the elements related to developing the product. We also reviewed existing products related to the product we are planning to make and in the last strand we summarized all the strands stating the design brief.   Ahhana Verma MYP 3B   

  VISUAL ARTS We started developing our unit “Abstract Art” step by step. We discussed colour schemes and methods of using colours for symbolic representation. Later we individually started research for portfolio which included the definition of abstract art, abstract art artists and their art works. Based on different criteria, we understood how to critically analyse an artwork. We then made detailed mind- maps that included materials, mediums, design description so that we have a fair idea for the layout we will make and then decide our final artwork for the unit. We also finalised our layouts after considering multiple thoughts and ideas and have started working on our final art works. 
Aarna Garg MYP 3 B  

PRODUCT DESIGN Our first unit in product design is Eco Design. After a spending the entire month on developing our technical skills, we took the first step in solving the design problem of our chosen clients. We followed the design cycle specifically, Criterion A which entails inquiry and analysis of the design situation.   Soham Patil Myp 3C    

DRAMA The past two weeks we have taken a leap with our work and have moved ahead with our projects. Along with our tangible innovations, we have also started preparing for presentations that we will give to our fellow classmates for the purpose of peer evaluation and collaboration beyond our own respective groups. The regular entries on our process journals is helping us keep a track of our progress and we have collated our work so far in order to gauge our pace and reflect on our work.   Bhavika MYP 3A  

Music In the past week we did  chord ear training exercise in the class wherein the teacher played a chord on the piano and we had  to identify which chord type was  being played – major, minor, diminished or augmented through its sound quality/character. We also learnt to play a chord progression on the piano.
  Pratha Mishra MYP 3C  

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION In the past week we have had class discussions related to the unit and its details we had a collaborative discussion on communication and its importance in sports; to have better team performance and execute the team strategy well.   Aditya Sharma Myp 3b        
Language and Literature In the past two weeks we did numerous activities related to the novel “My Family and Other Animals”.  We wrote the summary and understood how to annotate a text. We also analysed the main characters of the novel and did a comparative analysis of the book cover and a movie poster of the novel. We were shown interesting videos to understand internal monologue and have finished reading the novel till chapter 12.  
Rishi Garhyan MYP 3 B  
Science Physics
In the last week we discussed the topic of- ‘Density’, wherein the teacher demonstrated to the class, the mixing of liquids of different densities like glycerine, water and oil. It helped us to understand that intermolecular forces acting on the various states of matter depends on the difference in density of solids, liquids and gases. We also started to prepare models and investigation to show the relationship between density and volume as our formative assessment.
Rutvik Roy  MYP 3C  
Chemistry
We discussed the names of a few bases based on our prior knowledge and created a mind map of their properties. Post that we observed the samples of acids and bases to understand the terms- dilute and concentrated. A diagrammatic representation helped us to understand the terms- weak and strong. Next we discussed the need of indicators and identified samples of acid, base and neutral substance through a practical activity.
By: Agastya Makkar  MYP 3A
Biology We compared the digestive system of ruminants and non-ruminants and learned about the ruminant stomach its parts and function. We also watched the video on blood vessels to understand and compare the arteries, veins and capillaries.  
By- Advaith Pandalai,  MYP 3B              
Individual and Societies In the past two weeks, we did various ATL based activities which enhanced our conceptual understanding of- ‘Colonialism’.  We have been working on group presentation which requires us to do extensive research. For this, we had to first choose a colonial power and then one of its colonies. The research revolved around the economic, social, cultural and political impacts of colonialism on the colony.
Arnaa Garg -MYP 3 A  
Mathematics The past two weeks, we started expansion and factorisation of algebraic expression. We learnt algebraic identities and how to apply them to algebraic expressions. As an icebreaker activity, we used an online shape- based game to understand the concept better and a discussed of the topic ensued.  
By Ahhana Verma MYP 3B    
Language Acquisition   FRENCH
In this week, we continued with our unit ‘In and Around Town’. We did numerous listening and reading exercises to reinforce vocabulary of French shops and boutiques by accessing French manuals such as Tricolore 2 et 3. Moreover, we did an interesting ATL activity in which we guessed the name of a French shop along with its description. Next we designed a city map based on the information accessed from audio-visual tips. We also discussed our homework sheets and learnt more about grammatical structures and expressions to describe our neighbourhood. Lastly, we appeared for a formative assessment on criterion B.     
By: Chirant Mukherjee MYP 3 A  

  SPANISH
Phase 1: This week we were given a visual and written text about a coastal town called ‘Sitges’ in Spain. We used both skimming and scanning technique to read the text which helped us to identify the basic fact and main idea of the text. We were also introduced to the directions and prepositions of place and were given a task to design the map of an imaginary city using directions.
Akshat Aggarwal MYP  

Phase 2:   During the past two weeks, we saw a YouTube video for asking and giving directions using different verbs and prepositions, later we constructed a few sentences on the same topic which helped us to improve our understanding of grammar. We also learnt a lot of vocabulary to talk about the problems of a city and verbs related to environment sustainability such as “reciclar” and “reducir” with the help of a presentation.  Furthermore, we studied the usage and conjugation of conditional tense to express our wishes.
Sia Duggal  MYP 3 C  

Phase 3: We read different text on healthy lifestyle and also revised vocabulary and expressions on illness.   -Aryan Dalal, MYP 3A    

Hindi We had poetry reading and an analysis session in class in which we discussed many poems by eminent Hindi poets. We chose some of poem to present during Hindi Diwas function.     
Gunika Singh MYP 3A   
E-Portfolio Digital Design We analysed two existing products based on 2D animation through SWOT analysis. We also summarized our research through a design brief on the concept we are working on. Summary of the research included primary, secondary and analysis of the products.    Ritvik Singhal- MYP 3B    

VISUAL ARTS   In the last two weeks we discussed the unit of Abstract Act and its relevance in the present century, we also discussed colour schemes and the use of colour for symbolic representation. We started the research on our portfolios and understood how to analyse an artwork in a critical manner. We then made detailed mind- maps which included materials, mediums, design description to have a fair idea of the layout. We also finalised our layouts after considering multiple thoughts and ideas. 
Aarna Garg MYP 3 B

PRODUCT DESIGN This week we focused on skill development. While some of us have been learning macramé, others are trying crotchet and basic embroidery. We are enjoying the whole process of creating sustainable jewellery by bringing together a variety of materials in our pieces.
Abhiveer Bhatt Myp 3B  

DRAMA The past two weeks, we consolidated our work into a process journal in order to show the progress we’ve made so far with our projects. We collected screenshots, wrote descriptions about our work and are heading towards mapping it with the playwright of Hamlet. We also had a pop quiz in the class related to the story and are now gearing up to show the first draft of our innovation projects for feedback.  
Sia Duggal MYP 3C  

  Music
We practiced different types of chord formations – major, minor, augmented and diminished on the musical staff. We had our formative assessment based on the identification of the chords displayed in treble clef on the staff. We received feedback on the assessment by the teacher.    

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION For the unit – ‘One for All and All for One’ we explored team skills in various sports such as basketball, football and badminton. We formed inquiry questions and discussed and arrived at a common conclusion. We identified the role of each team member and understood their significant contribution to the team.  As a class we discussed various terminologies about different sports requiring team skills.
Tansi Mehrotra  MYP 3-C      

2nd Week of August

Language and literature The past week, we started with an immersion activity- about pillow fights! Our prompt for different writing tasks was “Violent Pillow Fight Injures 30 at the US Military Academy”. We wrote different inquiry questions, stories, and then we paraphrased our stories.  As the week progressed, we got on to our text, My Family and Other Animals, and read the first three chapters, along with the Speech for the Defense. Our tasks this week all pertained to The Speech for the Defense. We first analysed the name, and had to justify why this section of the book was named so, then we observed and listed what we thought would be the main characters in the book, based on those mentioned in the Speech for the Defense, and finally, we wrote down why we thought the title of this section was humourous.
Ahhana Verma,
MYP3B  
Math We started the session with setting up some essential agreements and goals for us for this term in our math class. We did various activities and played games which helped us to revise our last year’s concepts. We played a quiz on command terms. We played an interesting game in teams to identify different polygons based on their properties. We also played a game of greed” which helped to brush up our statistics concepts. We practiced a lot of questions on number system and algebra. Last week we started with our first unit and discussed the key concept, related concept and global context. We discussed in detail the laws of exponents and practiced questions based on the laws.
By Devyani Aggarwal
MYP 3 B
Science Physics
Throughout these two weeks, we have recapped the basic skills needed to excel in science. As physics is deeply related to math’s, so we started by understanding the analysis and plotting of graphs through investigations. We learnt the difference between a bar graph and line graph and how do we analyse our data to plot the correct graph. We also came to know that we require SALT: Scale, Axis, Labels and Title in our graphs. We had a recap on decimals and how to write numbers (multiples of 10) in the form of exponents and base. We also had a brief introduction to our upcoming unit. From next week we will start with our unit and a new journey of excitement will begin.
By- Damian Dasgupta-
MYP 3A
Chemistry
To start this academic year off, we did skill building activity which helped clear our minds and get ready for all the fascinating new things which we would delve deep into this year. During the skill-building sessions, we did activities which were not only entertaining but also educational. These activities included an interactive session which helped us remember the skills for writing the chemical formula for different compounds. Another activity was writing down chemical names for different compounds. We also revised balancing chemical equations, which is a concept which everyone enjoyed. These skill-building sessions also prepared us for our benchmarking assessments. We students are very enthusiastic for all the learning which will take place this year!
By Diya Kansal
MYP 3B  
Biology
We engaged in skill building activities in groups and individually. We planned an investigation on the given question and analysed the data. We were introduced to the details of the first unit (GC, RC, KC) as well as the SOI and inquiry questions for the same. We did a quiz to review the concept of digestion. Then, we researched and summarized our understanding on digestive enzymes.
By-Tansi Mehrotra
MYP3C
 
Individuals & Societies We unveiled the unit titled Colonial Powers. We analysed the beginning of colonialism and how it began with the coming of Age of Geographical Discoveries. The leading colonial powers were Portugal and Spain and how trading with Asia, Africa and South America was the beginning. We also got to know about significant individuals like Vasco da Gama, Prince Henry “The Navigator”, Marco Polo, Herman Cortez and of course – Columbus the great. We had a lot of fun doing mind map activities.
By- Ritwik Singhal
MYP 3 B
Language acquisition             French
Bienvenue dans la salle de français!  Yet again, we kick off our new academic session with introduction to the language acquisition Emergent level criteria. The week started with some ice breaking activities as well. This helped us in conversing in French and creating a French ambiance in our classroom. As part of language requirements, we prepared for our bench marking assessments on all criteria through DELF listening and reading tests. We appeared for our bench marking assessments and received feedback on our performance.  
By- Aryan Rahim Bhimani
MYP 3A  
Hindi  Phase 1and Phase 2
Students shared their experiences about vacation and discussed about ‘the Hindi language and its importance at national and global level. They had a language game activity – ‘identify the adjective’ which was based on their observation skill. They also participated in essential agreement activity and shared their views in written and oral form in class. Storytelling was also introduced in class and they listen story ‘Till ke laddoo’. Students also had their bench marking assessment based on criteria B and CD written. They also had an ATL thinking skill-based activity as cartoon analysis. They discussed some social-political cartoons and shared their views after analysis. 

Spanish
This week engaging ice breaking activities were conducted in the Spanish class. We had doubt clearing sessions and we attempted Bench marking assessment on Criteria A, B, C, and D. 
By- Diya Kansal
MYP3B
DT     In tune with this year’s theme at our school, we started our product design class with a discussion and reflection on “sustainability”. We expressed and shared our opinions on the topic on Padlet. A video on diamond mining opened our eyes to the environmental and ethical issues in jewellery manufacture. Most of us were not aware of how bad the situation is for the miners, especially children who are often used as cheap labour and our natural ecosystems. We brainstormed on materials which could be possible sustainable options and could be designed into jewellery and accessories.  On an optimistic note, we realised that we can contribute actively to sustainability, as product designers.
By- Andrea
MYP  3B  
ICT        In the first few weeks of the new academic year the students of MYP 3B worked on and then presented a design idea on various problems such as sustainable food distribution or even cyber bullying. This was a skill building activity in Digital Design to kick off the new school year in a productive manner. 
By- Kris Varghese
MYP 3B
Drama       The past two weeks have had an interesting start to the theatre classes. We were introduced to Hamlet, one of Shakespeare’s famous plays and our first task was to read it and find various movies and television series that have drawn inspiration from the playwright. Thereafter, we were asked to identify a project of our choice, something that we create or innovate, so that it connects to the story and acts as a learning aid for other students.
 
Music     We revised the concept of scales and discussed about why the pitches are arranged in a sequence in any given scale. We learnt about different types of chord structures, the semitone distance between the 1st, 3rd and the 5th note in the major, minor, diminished and augmented chords. We also played a quiz in which we derived various chords from different pitches using the formulas.   
By- Aditya Nair
MYP 3B  
Art     We have tried to understand the difference between abstract art and other forms of art by various activities and discussions and  understand the significance of the various elements that go in creation of abstract art and the ways in which abstract art impacts society in changing time and space. Based on their research students have started making layout for their practical work. They are also working out on the mediums that they will use for their practical work.  They are also making mind maps based on their research. 
 
PHE       We began our PHE lessons by making some essential agreements. Then we were introduced to our first unit ‘All for one and one for all’ in which we will get the opportunity to enhance our Social skills. We then discussed about the importance of teamwork and how to build it through different sports. We also discussed about how we can communicate effectively with our teammates and opponents. Later we played Badminton and Basketball in separate groups.  
 
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