Monthly Archives: February 2013

In my Classroom

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This lesson plan is designed for classroom management. I conducted this for grade 1. There are various small behaviours which we want to train in our young children which would help us in managing classroom. The goal of this lesson plan is to recognize that there are different ways of behaving and one is expected to behave in a certain manner in classroom.

As an ice breaker activity, I started with the game- “Simon say…”. It was fun as all children were attentive to follow the actions. Everyone enjoyed the ice breaker activity. This activity helped to have a better rapport with the entire class.

Then, I showed the class a PPT, on general classroom manners made by me. This PPT basically shows children what is expected from them in a classroom setting. During the session, they were following the commands from the PPT like they were raising hands when they wanted to answer, they were taking permission and taking turns in answering etc

A teacher can also take a print out of the slides and make an attractive bulletin board or just display on the board. They could then keep reminding children or refer to the board if in case of difficulty dealing certain behaviours with a single child or with classroom.

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Mansee Gupte-Chatterjee

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The boy who cried wolf

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This is such an age-old story but definitely one of my favourites. I have heard this story so many times as a child. This is a perfect story that talks about being honest and not troubling/fooling innocent people around us.

One of the teacher’s, told me about a student in her class who recently started lying. So I thought of taking this as a counselling lesson plan and explaining about consequences of lying and not being honest with others. This lesson plan was targeted for grade 1 –age 5-6 yrs and the duration was 40 mins.

I started with showing the video of “The boy who cried wolf”. I showed the video twice to help them better understand the meaning of the animated story.the boy who cried wolf

We discussed about the moral of the story in English as well as Hindi. The consequences of being dishonest were also discussed. Children were sharing their experiences of the times when they had lied.

Activity included providing them with picture sheets, which they coloured and were later displayed on the board. boy and wolf.

We made a beautiful bulletin board for the class on “The boy who cried wolf.”

The effect of this activity:  If a lying incident occurs in class, the teacher refers to this story (on the bulletin board) and the children correct themselves as they now know the consequences of lying.

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Mansee Gupte-Chatterjee

Responsibility Key

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This lesson plan was designed for grade 3 and it was conducted for 40 mins. The aim of this lesson plan includes helping child learn about responsibility, and ways in which they can show their responsibility at school and in their classroom.

The sessions started with interaction on what do the class understand from the term “responsibility?”. Then I showed them a story “Rosa the rabbit takes responsibility” which can be found here. Later, we discussed about the moral of the story and interacted on the topic-“Ways of showing responsibility in classroom/ school”.video

To check their understanding, the class was asked few responsibility situations which is attached resp.

I divided the class and provided a chart paper. One group made key cut outs, while other group made the responsibility lock. Each child wrote on the key cut out– “ways of showing responsibility in classroom”.

Here are few pictures of the activity and bulletin board made by students.

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i am responsible chart

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Mansee Gupte-Chatterjee

Right ya Wrong

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This lesson plan was designed to help children differentiate acceptable behaviour from unacceptable behaviour and make changes in their respective behaviours. This plan was designed for grade 2 and was conducted for 60 mins. The homeroom teacher had reported, about certain difficulties in the classroom setting among the children. They were indulging in lot of unacceptable behaviours like teasing, hitting, pushing etc which created difficulties in classroom management.

The session started by praising the positive qualities of children in the classroom. A ppt made by me, based on a story of two children Nancy and John in supermarket with their father was shown to the class. Everyone enjoyed the story and they learned few new words like – aisle, pout etc. Lot of interaction about the story was encouraged. RIGHT ya WRONG

The questions focused for the story are displayed in the PPT. Children gave responses and were easily able to differentiate between acceptable and unacceptable behaviours of story characters-John and Nancy. They used their problem solving skills and gave suggestion as how the father could have handled the situations and dealt with Nancy and John. Few children shared their behaviour in the supermarket when they are with their parents.

After the interaction, the class had a clear understanding of the term acceptable and unacceptable. With collaboration, we again listed “acceptable and unacceptable behaviours in the classroom”. Children gave fabulous responses and had insight into right and wrong behaviours in the classroom. Few of the acceptable responses included:-“complete your pending work, help everyone, be responsible, complete your task on time, respect everyone, greet everyone, obey teachers etc”
Few of the unacceptable responses included:-“don’t bully, don’t lie-shout-tease or hit anyone, no back answering or hurting anyone, avoid spoiling others work or losing their things etc.”

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wrong (Unacceptable ) responses

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right (acceptable ) responses

right (acceptable ) responses

The activity planned for this guidance class, included expressing their responses in the form of tick mark and cross. Hence, chart paper was provided in these shapes and all acceptable behaviours were written in and all unacceptable behaviours were written in by each child as per the responses provided by them.

bulletin board

bulletin board

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Mansee Gupte-Chatterjee

Busy BEEEEEE………..

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I am writing post on my blog after a really long time as i have turned in to “Busy BEEEEEEEE”…… Currently, I am busy applying for jobs. Yes that’s right. It’s not that I am not happy in my job…I love my job….absolutely enjoy my job profile as a PYP School Counsellor.

I am currently looking for a job in an international school in UK as my husband has relocated and he currently lives in UK. I personally find, the job application process little lengthy as it includes filling application form, covering letter, sending CV, writing teaching philosophy etc..phew… But due to a detailed process, they select the best person for job as they give lot of importance to children safety and protection which is so important and should be applied in India as well.

I am looking to get selected soon, for a really good job profile in a good international school and start my work from the academic year sep 2013. Hence, busy in application process and little ignorant towards my blog.

I have been doing fabulous things in my school with the children. I shall upload the lesson plans soon..

Please write to me if you would like to share some information, guide me or help me in my job application process.

 

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Mansee Gupte-Chatterjee