Betty, class teachers of Grade 1, executed this unique activity for their class
to learn about their own name and that of their friends. In keeping with the vision
of Mount Litera Zee Schools, they thought the best way to
introduce the first concept of EVS “My Name” should be through an activity
rather than an instruction method.
teachers first talked to the children about how each one of us have a name and
where we use our names every day. The teacher also explained how each one of us
is unique like our names.
teachers got out some modeling clay and let the children choose their favourite
color. The students were then asked to prepare letters of their names using the
clay. They proudly displayed their names on the table. They were also let to
observe their friends’ names and were encouraged to appreciate each other’s
activity of modeling clay that was conducted enabled the students to appreciate
their names and at the same time have lots of fun doing it!
of teaching concepts is found to be more effective than a simple instruction
method. This way, the children created memories in their head, owing to the fun
activity of modeling clay. Memories play a very important role when it comes to
recalling any particular concept, right into adulthood.