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1. School Readiness Program for I and II from 12 to 30 June
2. Class Readiness Programme for classes III to VIII from 16 to 30 June
3. Guideline for School Readiness and Class Readiness Programme 2014-15.
4. Guidelines are issued by the State Academic Monitoring Officer. School Readiness and Class Readiness Programme for 2014-15
Guidelines for Launch of School Readiness and Class Readiness Programme for the year 2014-2015 in the State from 16th June to 30th June, 2014. Below Guidelines are issued by the State Academic Monitoring Officer, RVM (SSA), Hyderabad, dated. 10.06.2014. As per the instructions of the State Project Director, RVM (SSA), Hyderabad, it is decided to implement School Readiness and Classroom Readiness programmes at School Level. The school readiness programme for classes I & II from 12th – 30th June, 2014 and the class readiness programme for classes III to VIII from 16th – 30th June, 2014. Therefore, all the Mandal Educational Officers in the district are hereby informed to implement the programme and instruct all the school Headmasters of PS/UPS/HS in your Mandal and circulate the guidelines copy to the Headmasters. Implementation of School Readiness and Classroom Readiness programme from 12th – 30th June, 2014 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME:
A. SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAMME for Classes I and II
- a) to create a child friendly environment in the school for class 1 & class-II students .
- b) to make young children feel comfortable and happy to attend the school regularly without any fear.
- c) to develop pre learning skills of classes 1 & 2 children.
- b) to expose the children to Early Reading early writing and Early maths programme
B. CLASS READINESS PROGRAMME : Classes 3rd to 8th
- a) To make children of 3rd to 8th classes, learn pre-requisite skills in Telugu, English and Maths of the previous classes and thereby to facilitate smooth sail into the current class and syllabus.
- b) To learn the new skills in a child friendly environment
- c) Children already having pre requisite skills will revise and get ready to adapt to the current year syllabus.
- d) To improve the retention rate, in other words to reduce drop out due to non learning or less learning.
ACTION PLAN OF THE PROGRAMME
A. SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAMME
- The School readiness programme for classes 1 & 2 will be conducted from 16th to 30th June, 2014.
- The content of the Programme is based on play, songs, rhymes, activities on Sensory – motor skills, scribbling, storytelling, picture reading, counting, arranging the objects in descending order and ascending order according to the size etc.
- A day wise schedule and activities indicated in the module given to the school during the last academic year shall be followed.
- The three word formulae of Aata, Paata and Maata will be the process of achieving the objective.
- Teachers will collect additional information and stories on the topics given in School Readiness and have to be kept ready for the programme.
- The programme to be in a novel way and teacher to be a facilitator to derive the information on the days topic from the student.
- As the world environmental day was 5th June 2014 falls in the midst of summer vacation, Student will be encouraged to know the importance of the day and also use the environment material in the process of learning.
- Morning session: During the morning session: (pre lunch session), children of classes 1 & 2 should be given activities which develop their motor activity, habit formation etc.
- Afternoon session: Topics of early reading and early maths shall be taught in an innovative method. The method of teaching should encourage the students to develop their cognitive abilities.
B. Class Readiness Programme
- A base line test which will be in the diagnostic form (Pre-test) shall be conducted in the specified subjects on 12th & 13th June, 2014 for classes III to VIII. The aim of the test is to identify the basic concepts, skills where the children are lacking that stands as impediment for further learning.
- Respective subject teachers and class teachers will prepare the test items and conducts the test.
- By 13th June, 2014, the teachers will evaluate the answer scripts and identifies the child wise learning difficulties and categorizes the children into different groupings. Accordingly the teacher conducts remedial teaching through individual teaching, group teaching and peer interaction.
- For the above said days the class readiness programme for classes III to V, will takes place in morning session i.e., remedial instruction, practice work and in the afternoon session regular classrooms. In case of class VI to VIII, in the regular time table certain specific periods for specified subject remedial instructions have to be carried out.
- At the end of the programme on the last day, the children will undergo post test using the same question paper used in the base line test. The gap between pre-test and post test indicates the progress of the child during the period of the Readiness programme.
- Day wise time table with details of topics to be covered are given. Hence, the printed module supplied to the school in the last academic year, shall be used during the programme.
- The workbooks used for summer camp just held, the Snehabala cards, Easy English cards, library books and other available material shall be used for revision, concept reinforcement and for remedial teaching.
- Teachers to read the module and prepare innovative and creative activities for the children.
Morning session: As part of class readiness programme, day wise activities given in the class readiness module to be done in a creative manner
Afternoon session: June month portion from text books are to be taught Classes 6th to 8th
- For classes 6th to 8th, among the 48 periods, 30 periods are to be allocated to regular syllabus teaching and the remaining 18 period are to allocated for Class readiness programmes for the subjects Telugu, English, Hindi and mathematics.
- During the day, periods from morning sessions to be allocated to the class readiness programme in Telugu, English, Hindi and mathematics as shown below:
allocated for class readiness programme
allocated for Regular syllabus
- Teachers are required to make a detail timetable for the above periods in a week and exhibit it on the wall for the convenience of the students to plan creative activities.
- Teachers should decide and divide the remedial teaching periods as per children performance.
- Remedial teaching should be carried out hand to hand without disturbing the regular subject teaching.
- Every week the progress of the child shall be recorded.
- Invite the parents to the School to gain firsthand experience how the readiness programme is organized in the interest of the children. Interact with the parents on strengths and weakness of the child.
- On 30th June, 2014, organize SMC meeting and invite parents and demonstrate the pupil performance during the period of Readiness programme.