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Happy Children’s Day!!!

Happy Children’s Day!!!

Dear Students,

Grade 6 is incomplete without “you.” It is all about your learning, creativity, errors, courage, excitement, excuses, requests, compromises, play, laughter and much more… And today, we celebrate that…

On behalf of the Grade 6 Team, here’s wishing you all a very Happy Children’s Day!!!

Attached below is a video dedicated to all of you lovely kids…

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2s6LfefZT9XHhW257

Or

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11jMlJrpHq1ZAYu6DCnWeU5F8lZt3CISD/view?usp=sharing

By the way…

Children’s Day!!! Universal Children’s Day!!! International Children’s Day!!!

Well well well… I came across all these names… Do you think all of them are the same? I wonder… If not, then what is the difference? Is today, 14th November, celebrated as Children’s day in London too? What about in Australia? Sri Lanka??? And why is today, 14th November, celebrated as Children’s Day???

Maybe you can help me understand this when we meet next…

Enjoy your day!!! See you all soon!!!

Regards,

Grade 6 Team

Credits: Video created by Ms Puja Aggarwal

Potluck – 2nd November 2018

Potluck – 2nd November 2018

Festivals serve to unite people from different backgrounds in celebration and understanding. In India, food is irrevocably entwined with every festival the country celebrates.

Diwali, a festival of fun, frolics and feasts, is just around the corner. The first thing that comes to mind when we think of Diwali is – Food. Food that includes all sorts of sweets and savouries. However, other than a few ubiquitous Indian sweets, most people are unfamiliar with the festive fare that is traditionally eaten in various regions of the country. So, what is it that is an integral part of your tradition that is eaten during the festivals?

Every family has a recipe that reminds us of warm feelings and happy memories that they cherish during festivals. Recipes that have been passed down for so many generations that we aren’t even sure where they originated.  

Family recipes tell a story. They’re often connected to people, places, and special memories. They have a who, a where, and a why.  Take some time out to share your family stories with your kids. Where did those recipes come from? Why are they meaningful to you and your family? Cooking a recipe or two with your child will surely add to their memories.

Grade 6 will be celebrating this diversity and with that thought in mind, a potluck is scheduled for 2nd November 2018, Friday.

For this potluck, you are requested to send “Indian traditional festive food.” Quantity should be just enough for your child and a few of his/her friends. The students will also be given an opportunity to share their family stories with their friends.

Thank you for your cooperation and involvement in your child’s learning journey!

Regards,

Grade 6 team.

Schedule for Saturday, 06th October 2018

Schedule for Saturday, 06th October 2018

Dear Parent,

This is to inform you that, 06th October 2018 i.e Saturday, will be working for all Grade 6 students. Following will be the plan that will be followed:

07:30 am to 09:30 amCOSMOS -World Space Workshop (All students) This is with respect to the blog post that was done on 01st October 2018.

09:30 am to 10:00 am – Breakfast (Students need to bring their breakfast from home. They must bring anything that they would have otherwise brought on a regular Wednesday NOT the last Wednesday)

10:00 am to 12:00 pm PYP Visual Arts Interhouse and Camlin Competition (Only for Grade 6 students who have registered themselves. This is with respect to the blog post that was done on 17th August 2018)

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm – Lunch (will be provided in school)

12:30 pm to 03:05 pm – Student Council discussion (All the students)

Please note that activities are planned for the students who are not going to be a part of the PYP Visual Arts Inter House and Camlin Competition. (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)

The students will be following the bus route that is given below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nENi3bduIO6zJo_hnaAGuD8Tag_-6qJnuorgFo39Jbw/edit?usp=sharing

Regards,

Grade 6 team

 

Exceptions are always there…

Exceptions are always there…

Dear all,

First of all, on behalf of my team, I extend my gratitude to all the parents who volunteered to come and mentor the students.
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardour and diligence.” – Abigail Adams
With the ongoing unit, the students are full of ardour and diligence. Keeping that in mind we evaluated the pros and cons. As a result, in spite of it being a No Screen Day, our students were allowed to use their Chromebook during the session wherein parents had come to help them with their research. This not only ensured minimum learning loss but also helped in avoiding a situation that could have resulted in curbing the learners’ curiosity.
Kindly note, we will continue to follow the No Screen Day in future and such changes are just rare instances. Your cooperation is highly appreciated.
Regards,
Rachana Patel
Mix bag homework – Part 2

Mix bag homework – Part 2

Dear Students,

The mix bag homework for the weekend consists of two parts.

a) Part 1 – Posted by Himani ma’am – Language is optional. Math is compulsory.

b) Part 2 – The one attached below (Language)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UqVSGfHx4D5sqc_cd6MiHFa3egD5z0FqRdEMpIhk500/edit?usp=sharing

Those of you who have attempted the Language section of Part 1 in the past, may skip it.

Have a wonderful weekend!!! See you all on Monday… 🙂

Class of the month – August!!!

Class of the month – August!!!

Dear Students,
For the month of August, Ruminate has been ranked as the “Class of the month”!!!
My heartiest congratulations to all the learners of Ruminate!!!
Not only the students of Ruminate, but, it is a delight to see all of you working hard towards being rated as the class of the month. Your determination and grit are worth appreciation. Continue working towards your goals.
Always remember, success comes to those who try and keep trying. I am sure you all will keep trying until you succeed. Looking forward to seeing all of you putting your best foot forward.
All the best!!!
Rachana Patel
Class of the month!

Class of the month!

Dear Students,

The month of July has ended and it is now, August. Most of you might have asked your homeroom teacher about the result of the class of the month.
Well, the wait is over!!!
The hard work and determination have finally paid for a few of you and for the others, a motivation to pull up your socks and unleash your true potential. I am sure you all can do it!!!
The ‘class of the month’ for the month of July is………….
RUMINATE!!!
My heartiest congratulations to all the students of Ruminate!!! Well done!!!
Regards,
Rachana Patel
Highlights of Cycle 5

Highlights of Cycle 5

Dear Parent,

Cycle 5 began with the government initiative of the Measles and Rubella campaign that was held in the school. This campaign once again demonstrated our commitment towards improving health and well being of our students by protecting them against vaccine-preventable diseases.

As an audience, the students of Grade 5 witnessed the creative presentations of our students while they performed for the assembly. They used different mediums of presentation to exhibit the knowledge that they have gained so far.
Formative Assessments were conducted to assess student learning needs as well as their academic progress. A detailed discussion of the assessment was conducted and the students were given constructive feedback for improvement.
The plan for Language Development consisted of a revision of the grammar that the students have previously learned. This was done with an aim to build on the linguistic skills of the students that they have learned during the previous grades. 
 
As we near the end of the Unit, students have begun attempting the Summative Assessment which will help us evaluate their learning, skill acquisition as well as academic achievement. 
Looking forward to book reviews and much more in the forthcoming cycle!!!
Regards,
Grade 6 team
IMPORTANT NOTE!

IMPORTANT NOTE!

Dear Parent,
  • As informed earlier, the government has taken an initiative of eradicating Measles and Rubella. For this purpose, a vaccination drive will be held in the school tomorrow. It is mandatory for all children aged 15 years & under to get this vaccination.
  • We have sent an MR information card with your child regarding the vaccination. You are requested to sign and send it back tomorrow. Also, ensure that your child has breakfast before coming to school.
  • Students may bring board games/cards for recreational activities during the vaccination drive.
Regards,
Grade 6 Team
A step towards good health!

A step towards good health!

Dear Parent,

These days, one of the concerns that every parent has is the thought of the health issues that their child might encounter as a result of their lifestyle. We understand your concern and as a result of it, we have come up with a solution. 10 minutes spared out of your busy schedule will help your child make the right choices now, that will, in turn, help them in future.

Click on the following presentation link (A step towards good health!) and do as directed.

Presentation – A step towards good health!

Thank you for the cooperation.

 

Regards,

Rachana Patel