TLP P&I Course Lesson 3 Block 2: House Days & House Competitions

Block Description

Learners understand during what days house competitions can be held, and during what days preparation for house activities can be done. 

During Block

Step 1: Greet Class (2 min)

Step 2: Review Previous Session (2 min)
What did we learn in the previous lesson? (We learned about the purpose of introducing the house system in a school. We went through the overview of the house system, and then learned about the 4 houses, their core values, and what those values look like when implemented.)

Step 3: Set Expectations (2 min)
In this block, we are going to learn about house days and house competitions. 

Step 4 Description

  • Learners understand what all house days are used for 

Step 4 Content 

Saturdays are “House Days”, during which house meetings, competitions, and projects are held. All house members of all grades are eligible to take part in House Days. Students participate based on the following four grade ranges:

  • UKG, Grade 1, Grade
  • Grade 3-5
  • Grade 6-8
  • Grade 9-10

What happens during house days?

  • In school, second Saturdays are holidays. This leaves 3 Saturdays available for house-related activities
  • One Saturday every month is dedicated to holding house competitions 
  • On the other two Saturdays, students can do the following: 
    • Prepare for house competitions
    • Prepare for the upcoming week’s assembly 
    • Work on their house projects 

Step 5 Description

  • Learners go through the 4 buckets of house competitions. 

Step 5 Content

4 types of competitions can be held every month. It is important to hold all 4 types of competitions each month so that children with different interests and different skills have an opportunity to participate. 

Literary & Debate Competitions

  • Debate
  • Spelling Bee
  • Dramatic Storytelling
  • Short story writing
  • Creative writing – English
  • Creative writing – Native language
  • Quiz
  • Poetry writing – English
  • Poetry writing – Native language
  • Extempore
  • Subject linked design projects

Fine Arts and Crafts Competitions

  • Storytelling through drawing
  • Collage for a cause
  • Fine art
  • Comic drawing
  • Film making
  • Trash to Treasure
  • Clay modeling
  • Rangoli
  • Themed poster making
  • Photography

Performing Arts Competitions

  • Dance
  • Singing
  • Patriotic singing
  • Group singing
  • Instrument performance
  • Theater

Sports Competitions

  • Chess
  • Carrom
  • Kabaddi
  • Kho-Kho
  • Minute to win it
  • Dumb charades 
  • Pictionary
  • Scrabble
  • Sudoku
  • Other outdoor sports, contingent on the availability of a sports ground

Once competition from each of these above categories can be chosen and publicized for each house day. Students must be given a minimum of 3 weeks’ notice to sign up for and prepare for house days. 

Homework

Decide on the house competitions you want to hold on the last Saturday of the upcoming month. Answer the following questions:

  • What materials will be required to run the competitions?
  • How will students know about the house competitions?
  • Who will guide students on the competitions they have chosen?
  • Who will maintain the record of the students who have signed up for each competition?
  • Who will judge each competition?
  • When will the results be announced?
  • Who will keep a record of the house points earned by the winners of each competition?
Based on the competitions you choose, the Omnimuse team will provide the rules and guide you on how to run and judge the competitions. 
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