Academic, Innovative, Specific, General Activities of AP Model Primary SchoolAP #Model #Primary #School Academic,Innovative,Specific,General #Activities/Implementation of A Spectrum of AP MPS School Activities: The real essence of the school is seen through the nature of ongoing activities daily in it. Guiding Head Master, Mobilizing teachers, actively moving children involved in different academic functions all these nurture quality schooling, great satisfaction to the staff, high regard from the society. An array of activities such as Academic, Innovative, general and specific are proposed to bring a new ambience and outlook to the MPS. A wide range of curricular, co curricular and extracurricular activities are suggested under section V.Spectrum of AP MPS School Activities reflect the true essence of the school. But by keeping the physical barriers and resource limitations in view, those activities are sub categorized as mandatory and optional as listed here under.
I. Mandatory activities:
1. Academic Activities: Wall magazine, school post box, Honesty box, children committees
2. Innovative Activities: Plastic free - zone, Talent search activities
3. Specific Activities: READ Programme, Subject forum, Swatcha Vidyalaya, Yoga, Mass drill
II. Optional Activities:
1. Academic Activities: Children diary
2. Innovative Activities: Green School, Weather Station, Compost pit
3. Specific Activities: Language laboratory, Games, Sports
Note: All General activities proposed under c. of section – V are proposed as mandatory.
A. Academic Activities:
1. Wall magazine: to display paper cuttings, children products, news items, proverbs, mathematic puzzles, paintings, useful pictures, poems etc. Subject specific wall magazines can also be maintained.
2. School Post box: The post box is meant to develop the letter writing skills, communication skills through post and make children aware of the daily ongoing activities in the school premises. Maintain one postbox in each class and the class teacher must take the responsibility of collecting the letters, discussing the key issues in the letters in a week, encouraging them to keep writing on various concepts and record maintenance.
3. Honesty box: This helps children to be honest in their lives even when they grow to adult. Keep one box with a slot to drop things in it. Develop the habit of dropping the things found in the in the school premises in the honesty box. Appreciate such children in the assembly.
4. Children diary: Inculcate the habit of writing diary among the children. Instruct them to write about what they learnt in the school, interesting issues, new experiences they shared with friends and teachers, their ambitions etc. Tell them not to write about the daily habits of getting ready, having food etc.
5. Children Committees: The committees to be formed are
1. Library committee
2. Disciplinary committee
3. Cultural committee
4. Sports committee
5. Swatcha Patasala Committee
6. Health committee
Head Master along with his staff can form committees and make one teacher as coordinator for one committee. HM after discussing with his teachers can decide the roles and responsibilities of each committee. Care should be taken that each committee should represent students from all classes without gender bias. Take the skills and interests of the students into consideration before forming committees.
B. Innovative Activities:
1. Green School: Maintain a beautiful garden with a variety of plants to make it Green school. Grow flowering plants, plants with variety of leaves, shady trees etc. watering plants, manuring, taking care etc can be carried out by involving children during their leisure period.
2. Weather Station: With the help of the teacher students have to prepare a rain gauge and keep it in an open place to measure the rainfall.
3. Compost Pit: Arrange one compost pit in a suitable place within the school premises. Add dry leaves, twigs and other animal wastes and cover it by soil for a few days to make compost.
4. Plastic – free zone: Implementing the non usage of plastic carry bags, plastic covers of eatables by all including teachers and Declaring the school as plastic free zone. Encouraging parents and surrounding community not to use plastics etc
5. Talent search activities: Conducting quiz, elocution, essay writing, drawing, painting, songs, dance, games and sports competitions etc. to bring out the hidden talent among the children. Encouraging talented students to interschool, mandal level, district level and state level competitions etc.
6. Festivals celebration: School can celebrate festivals of national, international and religious importance to make the children gain the true knowledge of festivals, know the history and traditions of different religions.
C. General Activities:
1. Assembly: H.M with the help of his staff, must develop a pattern (agenda) for the assembly. In addition to the regular items some of the programmes that can be included in the prayer are as follows.
• Pledge: In Telugu and English in alternate days (begin with Telugu on Monday)
• Class attendance report: No. on roll & No. of present
• Thought of the day
• A poem in Telugu
• Information of Radio lesson/ Mana T.V of the day
• English words for today (vocabulary building )
2. Mid Day Meal: It is the collective responsibility of the teachers, students and Head Master to maintain MDM scheme in the school successfully. It can be implemented effectively with a few measures as follows.
• H.M should assign duties to the teachers to organize the seating arrangements during MDM
• Teachers should guide the students of their respective classes to wash hands before and after having lunch properly.
• Teachers should take care to send their students in line
• Explain the nutritional value of the vegetables and pulses present in the curries and encourage them to eat all of them.
• Take care of the cleanliness of the premises after having MDM.
• Maintain MDM record as per the guidelines strictly.
3. Uniform and Cleanliness: Class teacher of each class has to see that every student must come in uniform to the school. The teacher has to talk to the parents to send their wards in uniform regularly. Teachers have to identify the students who are wearing unwashed clothes and not maintaining cleanliness and have to talk to their parents personally and explain the health problems with such behavior. Teachers have to educate such parents to know the value of cleanliness and to cooperate with the school.
It is the responsibility of each teacher including Head Master to control the absenteeism of the students. H.M has to be very serious in this matter and has to follow certain guidelines as given below.
• Each class teacher has to report the no. of absentees with their names to the Head Master immediately after taking the attendance in the 1st period.
• H.M has to contact the parent on phone and inform them that their ward is absent. Educate the parent to send the boy/girl immediately if the student has stayed back for simple reasons.
• If it is regular absenteeism case H.M along with the class teacher has to talk to the parent and bring the child to the regular stream.
Where there is discipline there is success. The feeling of oneness solves many problems and so the teachers and H.M should work coherently to elevate the brand name of the MPS.
• H.M is the role model to maintain discipline in the school.
• With his matured behavior he has to solve many disciplinary issues among the children as well as teachers.
• All the teachers must follow the code of conduct in the school and work cooperatively.
• Any indiscipline activities either by students or teachers which are beyond the control of the H.M should immediately be conveyed to the higher authorities to resolve the issues at the earliest possible.
• At the same time no one is entitled to punish children either through oral abuse or physically with the name of discipline. All the teachers including H.M has to bring behavioral changes among the students through counseling.
• The school should be declared “Free Punishment Zone”.
6. Inclusion in Education:
Implementation of inclusive practices (Social inclusion, academic inclusion, gender inclusion, inclusion of CWSN) in schools and in classroom process to address the issues of equality is to be taken up.
The H.M and teachers have to implement it as a challenge and try to utilize the services of the trained people to teach CWSN.
D. Specific Activities:
1. READ (Read, Enjoy And Develop) Programme:
“Before this generation loses the wisdom, one advice - read books.” - Amit Kalantri
• To develop the habit of reading among students there must be provision in the time table.
• Each class must have a library period at least for 30 minutes from Monday to Friday.
• Teacher should maintain a record of the books issued to each student
• Teachers must have a target to make each student read at least 15 books each month
• Students should also write about the books they have read and the key points they have come across or the morality learnt.
• Students should talk about the books they have read in the Common Cultural Entertainment Programme (CCEP) on every Saturday.
• Care should be taken that the students must read books of heterogeneous nature i.e story books, science books, literature books, books of historical importance, books about national leaders, freedom fighters, monuments, holy places, rivers, comics, handicrafts, arts, paints, drawing, etc
• Celebration of “PATANOTSAVAM”: Road Map
o It is to be celebrated from 14th to 21st November.
o Preparation of a poster regarding the “Patanotsavam” with the details of the celebration well in advance and display it in the school habitation
o Preparation of catalogue of books available in the school and display of the books in all the classrooms during the week.
o Display of proverbs, idioms, great sayings on charts which the students learnt by reading books.
o Impressive Story Reading, attractive story telling competitions during the week.
o Inviting SMC members and parents to the festival and encouraging them to donate books.
2. Subject forums:
These are meant to develop subject knowledge through sharing among students and teachers.
o Mathematics, EVS forums should be formed in the school with the representation of children from class 3 to 5 and one teacher in charge to each group
o Teachers of MPS in their respective subjects have to form a group online i.e in Whatsapp, hike etc and share their subject knowledge. They can also post the children products, group works, and discussions in the group.
o Subject forum day should also be celebrated in the school with a set of programmes planned at the district level.
3. Language laboratory:
Language laboratory is a modern concept for teaching and learning a language. One digital classroom with audio video equipment is needed to organize a language lab.
o English Teacher in MPS must be made in charge of the lab
o He is to be made accountable to organize and maintain the classes in the lab a most purposive manner.
o Audio/video cassettes of alphabet, words, sentences, language games, phonemic sounds, stories, conversations, dialogues and lessons of languages (English and Telugu) are to be kept available in the lab.
o The TLM regarding language and children projects, group products are also to be kept in the lab.
o Two language lab periods must conducted for each class in a week.
o Organize language days as per the programme planned by the District authorities, designed at SCERT.
4. Swatcha Vidyalaya:
Swachh Vidyalaya is the national campaign driving ‘Clean India: Clean Schools’. A key feature of the campaign is to ensure that every school in India has a set of functioning and well maintained water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.
o Sanitation: Separate toilets for boys and girls, with one unit generally having one toilet (WC) plus 3 urinals. Daily hand washing with soap before mid day meal. Sufficient group hand washing facilities should be provided.
o Drinking water: Daily provision of child-friendly and sustainable safe drinking water. In addition water for school cleaning and also food preparation and cooking. Safe handling and storage of drinking water should be practiced.
o Operation and maintenance: All water, sanitation and handwashing facilities need to be clean, functional and well maintained to ensure that the intended results are achieved. Annual Maintenance Contracts can be issued, which will include regular maintenance of facilities, regular supply of cleaning materials, consumables like soap, disinfectants, brooms, brushes, buckets etc.
o Behaviour change activities: Water, sanitation and hygiene behaviour change communication activities should be part of the daily routine of all children. Hygiene messages may be integrated into the textbook curriculum or may be imparted through supplementary reading materials, activity based learning methodologies or even during the morning assembly sessions.
o Enhanced capacities: Teachers and SMCs need to understand ways of ensuring equitable use and maintenance of facilities, making sure hygiene is adequately promoted and that monitoring of these elements takes place regularly at the school level. Furthermore, new learnings need to be infused in the sector, along with newer ways of programming and implementing a water, sanitation and hygiene programme in schools.
5. Games, sports, Yoga, Mass Drill:
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured”. -B.K.S. Iyengar
a. There must be provision for the games, sports, mass drill and Yoga in the time table.
Games period can be placed towards the end of the day
b. Mass drill and yoga on Friday
c. The events can be recorded in Tablet PC/ smart phone. The pictures are to be displayed in the wall magazine.
d. There shall be interschool competitions among the students studying in MPS within a Mandal.
District level MPS competitions shall also be held.
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