Beginning the Project
The journey through the 'Animal Kingdom', began with children sharing their knowledge and awareness about different animals, their habitat and sounds, through group discussions and pretend play. Children showed a lot of curiosity, and were eager to explore the 'Animal Kingdom.'
Exploring Children's Prior Knowledge
Vivaan Joshi-"This is cat and ant."
Children enacted as Animals
Enacting as a cat
Enacted as butterfly
Aarav Khamar- Peacock, cat, Elephant
Parigya Jain-Elephant, Lion, cow
Vihaan Shah- Dinosaur, duck
Granth Ajmera- Deer lives in forest.
Aaradhya Singh Octopus, Fish, Starfish,Shark
Giraffe, Anaconda, Mouse
"Kaira Desai: "Giraffe eating leaves. Cat eats cat food."
Kush Thakkar: "Yeh Giraffe trees ke leaves kha raha hai."
Hridya Ujalayan:"Fox lives in a jungle. and Hippo in the water."
Hrishav Gandhi: "I drew a Lion."
Children showcased their prior knowledge through illustrations
Aaradhya Singh: "I have drawn a tiger, lion and a caterpillar."
Vihaan Shah: "Yeh pig hai, yeh dog hai."
Children also weaved stories on animals
Ek shark thaa. Paani mein thaa. Frog aaya paani mein gir gaya. Shark utth gaya aur wapas paani mein chala gaya.
Ek Lion, Ek shark, frog bus mein gaye. Bus school gayi. school mein shark, lion frog ne lemon coriander soup piya. A, B, C , D padhaii ki and shar gaye and so gaye.
I am a little ray fish. I was diving in the water. I saw shark stuck in the rock. I saw babies trapped in the cave. I saved them with the tail. It is long and strong.
The Fox and Grapes
Once upon a time in a jungle a fox was walking. He saw grapes. he jumped and jumped but could not reach. he was very sad. A bird came and asked, "What happened?" Fox said, "I want to eat grapes but I am not able." bird helped the fox and both are friends now.
"Want to know more about octopus- where it lives? what is the colour of blood and what it eats?"
"What do crocodiles eat?
"Want to know more about jellyfish and octopus"