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Highlights and Homework – 10/10/2017

Highlights and Homework – 10/10/2017

Dear Parents,

Language

Literary Event’s first round was conducted.

The finalists are:

1) Kayaan Desai
2) Devanshi Jindal
3) Preyasi Desai

Congratulations 🙂 !!!

Math

Students were introduced to ‘Interview’ through a video. They learned the basic etiquettes and framing interesting questions for the interview.

Homework

Students have to do the correction for the Language weekend homework (as commented) and create a poem (at least 5-6 lines) in a google doc and share it with their HRT.

Note: Kindly be on time for the Kevdi Trip.

Regards,
Pinky Shah

 

Highlights and Homework – 06/10/2017

Highlights and Homework – 06/10/2017

Dear Parents,

Math

Revision of different types of graphs. Introduction of Pie-chart and its interpretation.

Language

Students created a poem on the topic ‘My school bus’ using all the three figures of speech learned so far with their teacher’s support.

Homework

Math

Students have to solve the given worksheet.

Language

https://freestoriesforkids.com/children/stories-and-tales/tony-human-wasp

Tony, the Human Wasp

Tony set off for home again without having eaten. As usual, one of the older boys had taken his packed lunch,threatening to give him a good hiding. On his way, Tony stopped at the park and sat on a bench, trying to control his anger. As he was a sensitive and intelligent boy, before long he had managed to forget it, and was busy enjoying the plants and the flowers. He suddenly saw a wasp flying about among the rosebushes, and it gave him a bit of a fright.

While getting away from the roses, a thought came into his head. How is it that something so much smaller than himself could frighten him like that?

That was just what he needed to do himself, against the older boys!

He spent awhile looking at the insects, and by the time he arrived home he had a good understanding of the wasp’s trick; it was fear. A wasp could never fight a person, but everyone was so afraid of its sting that they left the wasp in peace. So Tony spent that night wondering what his ‘sting’ could be. He tried to think of what frightened those bigger boys.

The next day, Tony seemed like a new boy. No longer did he walk with his gaze on the ground, nor did he look away when people spoke to him. He was confident, ready to face up to anyone, with his mind on his new role of frightening people, and on his back he carried a backpack full of ‘stings’.

The boy who stole his packed lunch that day ate an extremely hot sausage sandwich. The sausage was so spicy that he ended up crying and coughing. Never again did he want to eat anything belonging to Tony. Another older boy wanted to hit Tony, but this time Tony didn’t run away. From memory, he told him the phone numbers of his parents, his teacher, and the boy’s own mother,

“If you hit me they’ll all find out, and you’ll be severely punished,”

Tony told him, looking at the boy so determinedly and bravely that the boy left him alone. Another bully wanted to take one of Tony’s toys. Instead of giving him it in fear, Tony gave the boy a small card written by a policeman he knew. It read

-“If you rob this boy I’ll come after you and I’ll even lock you up.”

The tactic worked.

Just like Tony had been afraid of their beatings, those big kids too were afraid of many things. On one occasion, a bully hit him a couple of times, and Tony had to be brave and carry out his warning. The bully got such a fright that from that day he preferred to protect Tony.

So, in the end, Tony became like the wasp he’d seen. Without even having to sting anyone, he frightened them, and ensured that no one would mess with him.

Questions:

  1. Who inspired Tony to become brave and face his bullies?
  2. Which Learner Profile attribute did Tony demonstrate?
  3. Which attitude did Tony accomplish by the end of the story?
  4. What is the main idea of the story?
  5. Infer the meaning of following phrase, “threatening to give him a good hiding”.

LOI-2 “How children respond to these challenges, risks and opportunities”.- Perspective

  • Keeping the second LOI in mind answer the following questions:
  1. What happened to the boy who stole Tony’s lunch?
  2. How did Tony deal with the bully who threatened to beat him up?
  3. Have you ever been bullied? Share your experience in 5-8 lines.
  4. Create an alliteration sentence using the word “bully”.
  5. Illustration and write dialogues imagining how you would confront a bully.

Note- Students must complete the HW in a Google document and share with me. (pinky.shah@fountainheadschools.org) 

UOI: Students have to fill in the reflection of the play performed by the Arts team.

Regards,
Pinky Shah

Highlights and Homework – 05/10/2017

Highlights and Homework – 05/10/2017

Dear Parent,

ICT

Students learned to create a google document. They wrote a poem and shared it with their teacher.

Unit Of Inquiry:

Students were read aloud a book on ‘Malala Yousafzai’ and ‘Iqbal Masih’. Later, they reflected on the story through a graphic organizer.

Homework

Language

Students have to answer Q.1, Q.2, Q.3, Q,4 and Q.5 from the poem ‘Inner Sight – The Blind Boy’ in their Language E.E notebook.

Unit Of Inquiry: 

Find out various organizations (NGO) worldwide which work for underprivileged children and write on a piece of paper.  Mention what kind of opportunities do they provide to the children.

Regards,
Pinky Shah

 

Highlights and Homework – 3/10/2017

Highlights and Homework – 3/10/2017

Dear Parents,

Math

Students took up Measurement summative assessment.

Language

Students took up formative assessment on the figure of speech ‘Simile’.

[Circle Time]

Prior knowledge assessment on ‘Sexuality Education’ was taken up.

Homework

Math

Students have to solve the following in their Math notebook:

1) Lina’s nail is 6 centimeters long. Nancy’s nail is 2 centimeters shorter than Lisa’s. How many centimeters long is Nancy’s nail?
2) Julie’s bedroom is 12 meters long. Alia’s bedroom is 4 meters longer than Julie’s. How many meters long is Alia’s bedroom?
3) A square has an area of 49 square cm. What is the perimeter of the square?
4) How many boxes of 32 chocolates will be required to serve 160 students of grade 4? Remember: Each student gets only 1 chocolate.
5) For Aashvi’s birthday party, her mom ordered 10 cans of orange juice. Each can contained 1 litre 250 ml of orange juice. At the end of the party, 2 l was left. How much millilitre of orange juice was consumed?
6) Find the area and perimeter of a square whose length is 8 cm.
7) Find the area and perimeter of a rectangle whose length is 5 cm and breadth is 7 cm.
8) 2l 500 ml = ___ ml
9) 5 kg 200 g = __ g
10) 5 cm = ___ mm

Explore this blend space link to revise the math concepts:

Math Blend Space

Unit Of Inquiry:

Students have to research about famous personalities who have been physically or mentally challenged and bring pictures or articles on the same.   
Highlights and Homework – 29/09/2017

Highlights and Homework – 29/09/2017

Dear Parents,

UOI: Students reflected on the “Hunger banquet” engagement.

FA was taken up on the first LOI – Challenges, risks and opportunities that children encounter (local and global) (Form)

Homework:

Language:

Students will read the following poem and answer the following questions:-Homework! Oh, Homework! – by Jack Prelutsky

Homework! Oh, Homework!

I hate you! You stink!

I wish I could wash you away in the sink,

if only a bomb

would explode you to bits.

Homework! Oh, homework!

You’re giving me fits.

 

I’d rather take baths

with a man-eating shark,

or wrestle a lion

alone in the dark,

eat spinach and liver,

pet ten porcupines,

than tackle the homework,

my teacher assigns.

 

Homework! Oh, homework!

you’re last on my list,

I simple can’t see

why you even exist,

if you just disappeared

it would tickle me pink.

Homework! Oh, homework!

I hate you! You stink!

Citation: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d6/46/88/d64688707ac115418e2a081e46234b17–jack-prelutsky-poems-school-poems.jpg

Answer the following questions in E.E notebook:

Q-1 Can you make connection with the poem? Do you have similar feelings as the poet or something different?

Q-2 What would you do if you were a teacher?

Q-3 Pick out the rhyming words and alliteration from the poem.

Q-4 What is the main idea of the poem?

 

Task- 2

Students have to create a poem using alliteration, Onomatopoeia or simile on the topic “Children” and write in Language EE notebook. ( Minimum 8 lines) (Can write on the current unit’s topics)

Task -3

Students will learn a poem either from Empowering English Reference book or any other poem of their choice. Send the poem to school on Tuesday.

Maths:

Students have to read the questions, solve and select the correct answer from the given options. They have to verbalize (explain) their thinking process (steps they thought of) under the correct answer in the math notebook:

i) Write the number name of 82,145,987

  1. eighty-two, one hundred forty-five, nine eight seven
  2. eighty-two million, one hundred forty-five, nine hundred eighty seven
  3. eighty-two million, one hundred forty-five thousand, nine hundred eight-seven
  4. eighty-two million, one hundred forty-five thousand, nine hundred eighty-seven

ii) If you switch the positions of the digits 3 and 5 in the number 3256, which statement is correct?

  1. the number does not change
  2. the number increases
  3. the number decreases
  4. the number has more digits

iii) 3 hrs 40 mins equals ____.

  1. 120 mins
  2. 180 mins
  3. 220 mins
  4. 240 mins

iv) 900 is equal to  _____

  1. 90 ones
  2. 90 tens
  3. 900 ones
  4. Both b and c

v) Dimple has 11 pens. The pens are either blue or black, and there are 7 more blue pens than black pens. How many black pens does Dimple have?

  1. 9 blue and 2 black
  2. 9 black and 2 blue
  3. 8 blue and 3 black
  4. 8 black and 3 blue

vi) 3748  =____l ____ml

  1. 3 l 748 ml
  2. 3 l 487 ml
  3. 3 l 847 ml
  4. 3l 708 ml

UOI: Students can watch the movie Hawa Hawaii and make connections with the central idea.

Regards,

Pinky Shah

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Highlights and Homework – 28/09/2017

Highlights and Homework – 28/09/2017

Dear Parents,

Math

Students practiced solving measurement sums and word problems.

Language

Students revised Simile and practiced making similes. Later, they read the poem ‘Flint’ and comprehended the same.

UOI:

Hunger banquet was taken up with the students.

Homework

Language

A. Complete these similes below describing your friend.

1- My friend is smart like a ________.

2- My friend is fast like a ________.

3- My friend is as busy as a ________.

4- My friend is as brave as a ________.

5- My friend is as happy as a ________.

6- My friend is as funny as a ________.

7-My friend is as sweet as a________.

B. Use a simile to describe your character and write in your EE notebook.

UOI:

Students have to reflect on the ‘Hunger Banquet’ and answer the following questions in full sentence in their UOI notebook:

_____________ Hunger Banquet (Fill it up with an adjective)

Q.1 On the scale of 1 to 10, rate how fair was the hunger banquet and state the reason for the same. (1 – highly unfair, 5 – okay, 10 – completely fair)
Q.2 If you could change or modify the ‘Hunger Banquet’, what will you change and why?
Q.3 Were there any challenges or risks involved?
Q.4 Have you seen this somewhere in your real life? If yes, who do you hold responsible for it?
Q.5 Which learner profile attribute/ attitude did you demonstrate? How?

Math

Students have to join the class on ‘Khan Academy’ by clicking on the link shared on their id (Student’s id) and then attempt solving questions given on the link below:
Regards,
Pinky Shah
Highlights and Homework – 26/09/2017

Highlights and Homework – 26/09/2017

Dear Parents,

Unit Of Inquiry:

Students unpacked the central idea through classroom discussion.

Math

Students understood the relationship between area and perimeter through a hands-on engagement.

Homework

Language

Students have to write one alliteration poem and one onomatopoeia poem in their Language E.E notebook. (Minimum 5-6 lines each)

Note: FA notebook and evidence for the unit ‘Exploration’ has been sent. Kindly go through and send them back tomorrow.

Regards,
Pinky Shah

Homework – 21/09/2017

Homework – 21/09/2017

Dear Parents,

Students have to solve the following in their Math notebook:

a) Cup A has the capacity of holding 800 ml water and cup B has the capacity to hold 4 l 450 ml water. How much more water can cup B hold as compared to cup A?
b) A notebook is 20 cm wide and 18 cm long. What is its area?
c) Each side of a square painting is 3 meters long. What is the painting’s area?
d) Each side of a square kitchen tile is 24 centimeters long. What is the tile’s area?
e) A rectangular garage is 7 meters wide and 11 meters long. What is its area?
f) Each side of a square piece of tissue paper is 13 centimeters long. What is the tissue paper’s area?

Challenge: The perimeter of a square piece of wood is 12 centimeters. How long is each side?

Regards,
Pinky Shah

Highlights and Homework – 21/09/2017

Highlights and Homework – 21/09/2017

Dear Parents,

Language

Students were introduced to ‘Onomatopoeia’ through a video. Later, they were read the poem ‘The sound collector’ from E.E reference book.

Unit Of Inquiry:

Students reflected on the ‘Cleaning Task’ done by them. Later, they were shown few images and videos to tune them into the unit.

Homework

Students have to solve the following in their Math notebook:

a) Cup A has the capacity of holding 800 ml water and cup B has the capacity to hold 4 l 450 ml water. How much more water can cup B hold as compared to cup A?
b) A notebook is 20 cm wide and 18 cm long. What is its area?
c) Each side of a square painting is 3 meters long. What is the painting’s area?
d) Each side of a square kitchen tile is 24 centimeters long. What is the tile’s area?
e) A rectangular garage is 7 meters wide and 11 meters long. What is its area?
f) Each side of a square piece of tissue paper is 13 centimeters long. What is the tissue paper’s area?

Challenge: The perimeter of a square piece of wood is 12 centimeters. How long is each side?

Regards,
Pinky Shah