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CONTENTS Grid activity for multiplication ................................................................................................................................... 1 Rainbow Paper Craft: ...................................................................................................................................................... 1 Animal Cell Project activity .......................................................................................................................................... 2 SPICES ................................................................................................................................................................................... 2 Paper plate bee craft activity ....................................................................................................................................... 3 Nutritious plate ................................................................................................................................................................. 4 Circular Colours................................................................................................................................................................. 4 Spray Painting with Toothbrush ................................................................................................................................ 5 Plantation day activity .................................................................................................................................................... 5 A ball about me .................................................................................................................................................................. 6 Guess Who ........................................................................................................................................................................... 7 Experience in new building by Teachers of S.e.n. ............................................................................................... 7 Visit to Gulmarg................................................................................................................................................................. 9


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GRID ACTIVITY FOR MULTIPLICATION The objective of this activity was  To understand the concept of multiplication of two numbers using paper strips. Material Required: Strips of paper in two different colours; yellow and black, white chart paper, glue. Example: 14 multiply by 7 At the beginning of this activity, the student was instructed by the teacher to cut 14 yellow strips of paper and paste them on the chart paper horizontally with glue. After this the student was supposed to paste 7 black strips vertically on the yellow strips. Then after pasting yellow and black strips respectively, the student pasted red dots on the meeting points of yellow and black strips and counted the number of dots (i.e., meeting points), it was 98. Thus, 14 x 7 = 98

RAINBOW PAPER CRAFT: The main objective of this activity was to enhance:  Fine motor development  Recognition of colour  Communication in a group  Knowledge of rainbow This was a group activity where two groups were made; Group A and group B. The day was started by the facilitators by enlightening the students with the knowledge of rainbow and its magnificent 7 colours. The children were further briefed about the Rainbow Paper Craft activity. A white chart paper with drawn rainbow template was given to each group. Further, craft paper bits made as per the spectrum of colours of rainbow were provided to students. The students were guided to pick up craft paper bits and paste them on the template as per the spectrum with the assistance of the facilitators. One by one all the seven colours were filled on the rainbow template by using the craft paper.


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ANIMAL CELL PROJECT ACTIVITY The main objective of this activity was:   

To inculcate the visualization for retention To develop simultaneous discrimination between two cells, To increase attention span, to improve word retention. Materials required: Glue stick, Scissors, Yellow Chart, various craft material such as clay of different colours, cartons etc. and sketch pen to create labels.

Prior to this activity the teacher had made all the necessary things arranged for the students. In the beginning of this activity the teacher briefed them about the animal cell and how it is distinct from the plant cell. After providing instructions by the teacher, the students moulded the clay and formed the base of the cell on the yellow chart paper. After the formation of base, nucleus and other cell organelles were fixed to it. Once the model of animal cell was completed, the only thing left out was the labelling. The students with the help of teacher made all the necessary labels, in this way they were facilitating the main issue prevailing in them that are visualization and retention. This activity not only helped them to visualize the pictures but also helped them to increase their attention span and retain the names of the cell organelles they labelled.

SPICES The objective of the activity was to emphasize the students about the topic ‘SPICES’ through the pedagogy of abstract learning. In the beginning of this activity, the students were provided with different spices and were asked to label them .The students with the help of the teacher were able to name them and explore their multi – dimensional properties. They became familiar about their prominent usage as colorants, preservatives and medicines. The uses of spices have been remarkable, such as cumin and clove are known for their antimicrobial and


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antioxidant properties due to the phenol compounds present in them. These spices have the potential to be used as preservatives in many foods mainly in the processing of meat which is susceptible to spoilage .Many chemical compound in spices ( such as flavonoids) also confer other properties providing a variety of applications to spices, such as insecticidal, medicinal and anti-microbial. The best part of the activity was to make the child aware about the different flavours the spices bring out and how the spices add to the unique natural taste of cuisines. Further, the importance and functioning of each domain was explained to the student through concrete approach which proved to be beneficial. These kinds of activities promote students to take up their study in a healthy manner.

PAPER PLATE BEE CRAFT ACTIVITY The objective of this activity was 

To provide an opportunity to students to develop skills like cutting, tracing, sticking and tearing up paper. A real fine motor skills to work out. To provide Vocabulary enrichment

Materials required: paper plate, glue stick, yellow, black and red paper, scissors, googly eyes(optional) At the beginning of this activity, the student was instructed by the teacher to cover paper plate with lot of glue using glue stick because glue stick is easy to hold and fingers don't become sticky mess in the process. After this, the student was supposed to tear yellow paper and by simply instructing the student to focus on creating a small tear on the edge of the paper to start, the student soon got the hang of it and could do it independently. Thus, tearing paper is a wonderful task for developing fine motor skills. After that yellow pieces of paper were pasted on the paper plate with the glue. This soon became the bee’s body and wonderfully textured with all the broken pieces of paper. Once the pasting was done, the student was asked to write two and three letter sight words on the pieces of yellow paper fixed on the paper plate for Vocabulary enrichment. Then, the student was instructed to cut simple strips of black paper to make bee stripes. Cutting with scissors is an art to which children get better at with practice. Later, the student traced for bee’s head and then with white poster colour and with the help of finger tip of student eye balls were made and to make a smile, red paper was used. Of course what is bee without a stinger, so the. Stinger was made with the black paper trimmed to make a point.


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NUTRITIOUS PLATE Objective: The main objective of this activity was:  The main message of this activity was to focus on good diet quality.  To develop their tactile, olfactory and gustatory sense.  To practice health enhancing behaviours and avoid health -risks In the beginning of this activity, the teacher briefly emphasized the importance of eating a variety of healthy foods. After the instruction given by the teacher, the students touched, tasted and smelled the food items which were kept ready prior to this activity . Then, the students pasted them on a sheet of paper with the help of a teacher and labelled them with Braille slips. This activity not only covered a portion of their syllabus but also helped them to develop their tactile, olfactory and gustatory senses.

CIRCULAR COLOURS The objective of this activity was   

To make the student aware about the festival being celebrated on that particular day. To reinforce the student with concept of colours As the student learns better with what they touch, feel and observe, hands-on experience was emphasized upon. The activity proved to be beneficial as the student was reinforced with the concept of Holi Festival. Materials Required: Colourful papers, Scissors, black chart paper, sprinkle colours.

The activity started with the outlining of colourful sheets of paper. The coloured sheets were then cut out into circle shape with the help of a scissors. The coloured circles were representing Holi colours. The Holi colours were then pasted by the student on a black chart in a circular pattern. After pasting, the student with the help of the teacher wrote the name of the festival in the centre of the pattern. The student made the colour pumps on the corners of the chart and decorated the blank spaces in the chart with the help of sprinkle colours.


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SPRAY PAINTING WITH TOOTHBRUSH The objective of the activity was     

To make the students aware about the festival of colours. To acquire eye-hand coordination To refine the students hand grasping To build the colour concept To introduce the concept of turn taking

Materials Required: Chart paper, Scissors, Colour palette, an old tooth brush, and Water colours. The teacher started the Holi Activity by briefing the student about the festival of colours. After that the teacher provided one-half of the chart to the student with the name of the festival written on it. Then after, the teacher poured some colours in colour palette and instructed the student to dip the toothbrush into the paint and brush it back and forth on the chart paper and spray the colours by using index finger. The student enjoyed a lot as it encouraged them to learn through experimentation and exploration. The sensory experience and action made the learning better and more impactful .It was an effective method which created visible improvement in child’s understanding and learning.

PLANTATION DAY ACTIVITY The plantation day activity was aimed at creating awareness about the importance of trees subsequently followed by the plantation drive. Trees are the foremost source of producing oxygen in the environment and the breathers of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide makes our atmosphere rather our environment poisonous for living beings. Plants Strike a balance between the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere making our environment safe for living. Trees offer plethora of other benefits like nutritious fruits, beautiful flowers, fuel, timber, etc. They do not fail to offer us cool shade in the hot summer season by bearing the scorching heat of the sun


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and assist in rain formation. Trees check the flow of rain water and conserve soil in the best possible way. Trees have proved to be the cure for the unwanted global warming. The activity involved the teachers and students of Early Intervention group who then planted saplings in the school premises. Various plants were used for this activity; such as tulip, rose, lily, pansy and dahlia. The students had brought small pots from home and participated in the activity with great enthusiasm. Students were enlightened with the knowledge of plant and its importance. The students were taught to plant saplings and water them. At first, the students had to fill the pots with soil and then plant the saplings with the help of the teachers. The students had felt the texture of the soil while they also came up with several queries; making it a fun-filled interactive session. The plants were then watered and kept in sunlight. Doing a noble work for nature like this one made everyone gleeful and proud.

A BALL ABOUT ME Planning the first day of school is always enthusiastic for the children as well as for the teachers. With so much to tell the students, it can be hard to know where to start. The trick is to determine what is most important and blend that with ice breakers and fun activities designed to relax the students and help them become more familiar with teacher and the classroom. The aim is to make them more confident while knowing about their strengths and weaknesses. Since a group of students were involved in this activity, children interacted with their peers which enhanced


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their interpersonal skills. The students started the activity namely “A BALL ABOUT ME”. The activity was designed in a way so that the students can write about themselves and how they have spent their holidays.

GUESS WHO The activity was named as “GUESS WHO” box. All the children had found this activity interesting and exciting as it involved working with the eye hand coordination, memorization skills and a lot of positive energy. The students had to share one experience about their winter holidays and write it down on a chit. After, they had to fold the chit and drop it in the guess box. One of the teachers then took each chit one by one and read the experiences aloud. The students had a fun time knowing about each other’s experiences!

EXPERIENCE IN NEW BUILDING BY TEACHERS OF S.E.N. My experience of entering our new S.E.N. building was like shifting to my new house when weighed on the scales of happiness and excitement. The new building has provided us with all the essential space and tools for both teachers as well as students apart from adding security to the students and comfortable seating arrangements, attractive decorations, superior lighting, useful service facilities such as library, classrooms and toilets etc. The surrounding of the building is very beautiful; providing a congenial atmosphere in the school for the development of the personality of students. Our new building has provided the facilities necessary for the efficient and effective accommodation of all the required phases of the curricular, co-curricular and community activities. It has provided comfort, healthful living and safety of pupils, teachers and all other staff members. The school site has a pleasing surrounding which gives children a feeling of safety and comfort in the school; adding more to the cheerful, attractive and pleasant look while providing a stimulating environment for children to study and conduct co-curricular activities more effectively. It is a place of attraction for the students. There is an ample scope for modification and extension in accordance with


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the needs and requirements in its planning. The new building provides sufficient space for future expansion as well. Lastly, I would like to thank our Esteemed Chairman Sir , Sunanda Ma’am and other concerned for giving us such a beautiful place to teach. Mehak wani

Greetings! Experience in new building A school is a home away from home for any student. During student’s life most of the waking hours are spent at school, learning anything and everything in various dimensions from books, teachers and peers. There is no denying how significant the role of a school is in shaping up a student’s personality and holistic learning process. Infrastructure is as much vital as much an experienced teacher and teaching as like pedagogy that plays a critical role in shaping students’ academic lives. It creates a favourable environment for students’ holistic development. It’s a common knowledge that every parent wants to spend money where their kids feel safe and secure while learning and enjoying student life. They wish to ensure the schools have ample safety standards and facilities to make learning a joy. There are studies suggesting that the students in schools with poor infrastructure can have lower scores than those with access to better infrastructure facilities. This makes school infrastructure a key element in a child’s academic as well as holistic growth. An overcrowded classroom and stressful environment affect students’ learning capabilities. That’s why the school-teacher ratio is also a key parameter for parents before they admit their wards to any specific school. We are thankful to school authority that provides us with spacious and well- ventilated classrooms - Tabbasum Mustaffa

Experience about the new SEN building: A vast expanse of land provides a perfect ambience for a new school building. Our first experience of entering the new S.E.N building was full of fervor and exhilaration. The new building is indispensably spacious and with an awe inspiring infrastructure


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comprising of well ventilated classrooms, utile service facilities such as library where books span time , space and invites the young users to delve into the magical world of words and pictures. An Art gallery provides an opportunity to students to nurture and showcase their creative flair. The surrounding of the building is captivated by the magnanimous beauty of the mountains thus providing an invigorating environment for children to study .To aid the process of learning, the new building has number of departments which helps the student to foster academic/extra-curricular skills. To add on, the top floor of the building provides with a plethora of activities including all the indoor games. Everything in the world has a scope of development and modification, so for continuous improvement to take off, constant efforts and hard work needs to be implemented .Lastly thanks to our Honorable Chairman Sir and Sunandha Ma’am for providing us such a comfortable environment conducive to learning and teaching. English Remedial

VISIT TO GULMARG rd

On 23 of March DPS Srinagar’s SEN department went for a trip to Gulmarg. The trip consisted of students from Senior Functional and Junior functional categories. The students were accompanied by six teachers, one medical assistant and the trip in charge Mr. Tajinder . With their bags packed with food and a lot more eatables, all the students were very excited for the trip. The team left the school at 9.30 am in the morning .The objective behind the trip was to make the SEN students aware about the nature and the enchanting beauty of Gulmarg. The students enthusiastically explored the alluring beauty and bounties of nature. Wooden skis running on pistes were being enjoyed by the students a lot . The pristine valleys of Gulmarg covered with thick blanket of snow gave them a lifetime experience to cherish its beauty. The students enjoyed the trip and the serenity of the nature as well. The visit to the Gulmarg was an unforgettable one. It was a wonderful time for all the students to strengthen their bonds with the friends and teachers.

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