In English, we looked into how to begin a piece of writing with a good topic sentence. We viewed a PowerPoint presentation and tried to figure out the criteria for a good topic sentence. We had a group quiz too.
In UOI, we did the "Diamond Ranking" activity. Focusing on the visit to the kitchen, the children were asked to write nine words related to their (anticipated) learning in the upcoming unit. They were then asked to discuss the same in their groups. In groups, the children were again asked to finalize nine words that they thought would make the central idea. These words were written on post - it notes and arranged in the form of a 'diamond'. The groups then tried to form the central idea using the nine words. The five groups came up with different, yet similar central ideas. The pictures will give you a better idea.