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Homework for today

Homework for today

Watch the following video and come prepared, we will have a discussion in our next Language Development slot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yML5gg26MUA

 

Math :

  1.  Rasha is a microbiology student. She was doing a research on optimum temperature for the survival of different strains of bacteria. Studies showed that bacteria X need optimum temperature of -31˚C while bacteria Y need optimum temperature of -56˚C. What is the temperature difference?
  2.    2. A submarine is at 20m below the sea level and further descends by 250m? What is the distance covered by the submarine?

 

 

Winter Jacket Details – 2018-19

Winter Jacket Details – 2018-19

Dear Parents,

Please note that winter jackets and trousers, for all the grades, will be available from 19 November 2018, onward at School Zone. (Bungalow No. 9, Shyam Kunj, Krishna Vatika Society, Near Meghna Park, City Light)

Please go through the below-given rates for winter jackets:

Size Price
20, 22 & 24 670
26 & 28 700
30 & 32 720
34 & 36 750
38 & 40 770
42 & 44 800

If the last’s year jacket is in good condition you need not buy a new one.

School Uniform Policy states that only school jackets are allowed. Thermals (only black, white and grey colors) can be worn inside the school uniform, irrespective of whether school jacket is also used or not. Note that students cannot wear full t-shirts/sweatshirts of any other color.

It is mandatory for all new students to buy a school jacket.

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Important note

Important note

Dear parents,
This is a gentle reminder to sign and submit the undertaking form tomorrow (Tuesday – 23rd October) without fail (kindly ignore if submitted already). If the undertaking isn’t returned tomorrow, students will asked to serve detention until they do so.
For more details, kindly refer to the mail sent by the HOS on 12th October 2018 under the subject – PYP Tuition Note for Parents (2018).
Highlights of the unit – Scientific Investigation

Highlights of the unit – Scientific Investigation

How do you think scientists work?

You may answer – may be they work just like us. Or maybe –  they pose a problem and find its solution through experiment. You probably might also use the words like –  laboratory, hypothesis, solution, chemical properties etc.

Now answer the same question from a 10 – 11-year old’s point of view. Yes!!! Without a doubt, they will find it difficult, but not something they cannot come up with.

We started our unit on Scientific Investigation under the TDT – How The World Works where prior knowledge of the learners was gauged through learning centers.

Students were offered different stations with various resources ranging from readalouds to science books, from videos to powerpoint presentations as well as a gallery walk of evolutions around us.

Graphic Organizers were used as a reflection tool.

The reflection led the students to think and ask questions. And that is exactly what we wanted. This was step one of our scientific method – ASK A QUESTION.

Once we analyzed all different choice of our little Aristotle, we teachers did our BACKGROUND RESEARCH on what to do and how to go ahead with our plan.

Well, the answer was not simple until our students discovered the right path followed by all scientists around the world – THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD.

We began with our Dexters innovating and improvising some useful things for a community in need. They were really curious about how the world works and how they could add to it. Yes, they were talking about science. Their thoughts went from creating eco-friendly money in order to curb poverty, creating best out of waste, to designing voice command wheelchair to help the handicapped. You see, thoughts have no limit.

All these creative ideas were further polished by taking students across the school to observe innovations which they generally do not focus on. There was enthusiasm and curiosity in all the learners and their notes did not stop racing. Our little Alfred Nobels now had a choice to make. Some more provocations were provided to them in the form of some inspiring videos.

This led the students to think and come up with a problem and the steps for their attempt to solve it.

Hypothesis

Students thought of crazy ideas, really crazy but doable ideas. Let us take you through some of them –

  • Designing a car cum wheelchair for my grandparents with headlights, horn, 360-degree rotation etc.
  • Making a pencil of used papers and pencil scrap which grows tree once sown after use. From one chopped tree’s paper, we will grow 100 of them.
  • Self-cleaning fan to help homemakers.
  • Making compost gas from food waste in societies.
  • A car which works with RFID and driving license serves the purpose of a key.
  • Fresh fruit perfumes, natural to use and economical.
  • Solar oven with a pizza box.
  • A solar car which will not need fuel.

 

Experiment

It was time to test the hypothesis. Students used their persuasive writing skills and data handling survey questions they learned, to collect the required information to continue with their project ideas. Not only the school team but parents too participated to mentor our young geniuses in their learning.

Designing the blueprint, sharing the ideas, running from people to people, collecting responses, taking interviews, sending out forms and what not, the science unit made the wing chaotic. Designing, assembling, testing, breaking, re-making, discussing, all was evident in this process.

From making the group to breaking it and again regrouping and rethinking by working on the strengths of their peers, this was all done by the same 10-11 year-olds who astonished us with this social skill of theirs. They could collaborate and accept the responsibilities while working with the different set of people.

As students tested their own hypothesis, they could figure out the flaw or missing piece to their unfinished puzzle on their own. This time, teachers across sections became their mentors and were monitoring their each and every step closely. As they were briefed that the PROCESS is important and not the PRODUCT.

Some changed the idea as they could not find the required material. Some found it less innovative, on the contrary, some wished to conduct and design more than one experiment.

 

Analyze data and draw a conclusion

 

After all hullabaloo, some students stuck to their own experiments and some switched their projects in search of more feasible ones.

Now since they are nearing the science fair – which is their Summative Assessment task, they do not want to leave any stone unturned. They are eagerly waiting to showcase their hard work and evolution in their scientific knowledge.

This was a tasting for you all, the trivia is still continuing, so charge up yourselves to witness some more innovations.

 

Qualifiers for the final round – Spell Bee

Qualifiers for the final round – Spell Bee

With immense gusto, we concluded Round 2 – ‘Ticket to Finale’ of our Spell Bee event. Before we proudly congratulate the qualifiers of the Finale, we take this opportunity to appreciate the efforts of each and every participant. The final round will be conducted on 22nd October, Monday. The culminating two rounds will involve written as well as oral dictation. So get set with mastering your spellings!

And the winners of the second round are….

Name of the Student Section House
Saumya Panjwani Evolve Dignity
Anushka Patel Evolve Unity
Agastya Agrawal Evolve Unity
Parisha Thakkar Enlighten Liberty
Krish Babariya Enlighten Liberty
Aday Bhargav Enlighten Integrity
Udayan Sastri Deliberate Dignity
Shloka Masrani Deliberate Liberty
Rehaan Arora Deliberate Integrity
Anshika Bhargava Progress Dignity
Hetvi Patel Excogitate Dignity
Mudith Daga Excogitate Liberty
Aditya Mittal Excogitate Integrity
Moksh Jain Conjecture Liberty
Shiv Bergi Ruminate Integrity

Congratulations to all the qualifiers. Good luck for the finale!

Grade – 6 Gujarati (Ab initio level) Homework (Cycle – 15) Date – 17/10/2018

Grade – 6 Gujarati (Ab initio level) Homework (Cycle – 15) Date – 17/10/2018

ગૃહકાર્ય ( गृहकार्य ) :

નીચે આપેલી link પરથી ‘ગુજરાતી શબ્દ’ શોધો અને તેનો screenshot લઈને આપેલ email id પર મોકલો. mail માં તમારા section નું નામ લખવું અનિવાર્ય છે.

नीचे दी गई link से ‘ગુજરાતી શબ્દ’ ढूँढे और उसका screenshot लेकर दिए गई email id पर भेजे | Mail में section का नाम लिखना अनिवार्य हें |

Link :

http://www.gujaratilexicon.com/gujarati-word-search/medium

E-mail id : harsh.vaghela@fountainheadschools.org

Grade – 6 Gujarati (Standard level) Homework (Cycle – 15) Date – 17/10/2018

Grade – 6 Gujarati (Standard level) Homework (Cycle – 15) Date – 17/10/2018

ગૃહકાર્ય:-

નીચે આપેલી કહેવતો અને તેના અર્થનું વાંચન કરો અને માતા – પિતા સાથે આ કહેવતો ક્યાં અને ક્યારે ઉપયોગ થાય તેની ચર્ચા કરો.

કહેવતો

૧) અક્કર્મીનો પડિયો કાણો – કમનસીબ માણસને ગમે ત્યાંથી દુઃખ આવે.
૨) અક્કલ બડી કે ભેંસ – સામાન્ય સમજણ પણ ન હોવી.
૩) અણી ચૂક્યો સો વરસ જીવે – એકવાર બચી જનારની જિંદગી લાંબી હોય છે.
૪) અતિ લોભ તે પાપનું મૂળ છે –લોભના કારણે ઘણાં અનિષ્ટો જન્મે છે.
૫) અધૂરો ઘડો છલકાય ઘણો – અજ્ઞાન માણસ વધુ દેખાવ કરે.
૬) અન્ન તેવા ઓડકાર – જેવું કાર્ય કરીએ તેવું પરિણામ ભોગવીએ.
૭) અપના હાથ જગન્નાથ – પોતાનું કામ પોતાને હાથે કરવું.
૮) લક્ષ્મી ચાંદલો કરવા આવે ત્યારે મોઢું ધોવા જવું.- શુભ સમય આવે ત્યારે પાછળ પગલાં કરવા.

G- 6 Hindi Highlights and Homework Cycle – 15th Homework(17/10/18)

G- 6 Hindi Highlights and Homework Cycle – 15th Homework(17/10/18)

कक्षाकार्य :
– Summative Assessment लिया गया |

गृहकार्य :
– ‘हिंदी की दुनिया’ पाठ्य पुस्तक के पेज नंबर 16 से 18 पर दी गई कहानी ‘पापा के स्कूल का पहला दिन’ को CD (Cluster 1 papake school ka pehla din ) में से सुनें और पढ़ें व् पेज नंबर 19 और 20 पर दिए गए अभ्यास कार्य को पूरा करें |
नोट :
– गृहकार्य पूरा करके पाठ्य पुस्तक गुरूवार को कक्षा में अवश्य जमा करवाएँ |

Highlights of Cycle 14

Highlights of Cycle 14

Scientific investigations
In this cycle, the little scientists continued to work on their experiments, which they then presented keeping the scientific method in mind. During the presentation, the teacher, as well as the peers, critically analyzed the experiments, appreciated their efforts and gave suggestions to improvise. The cycle ended by having the students reflect on the feedback received and deciding as a group what their action would be now as they are nearing the Summative assessment. They contemplated whether they want to continue the same project or take up a new project altogether.
Persuasive writing
Students worked on their persuaisive letter writing skills during this cycle by writing a letter to the concerned authorities to re-think upon their decision of Navratri holidays in Gujarat. This made them hunt for evidence through primary and secondary research, to support their claim. The teacher then gave them feedback upon this and students continued to write a persuasive letter on a topic of their choice, for which teacher and peer feedback was given.
Integers
Getting into positives and negatives, our enthusiastic learners did various hands-on activities related to the addition of integers. After their conceptual understanding was clear, they solved sums based on the same.
Moving on, the subtraction of integers was catered to using different modes like ‘Integers chips’ and the ‘Number line’, before solving sums on the same. The cycle ended with solving word problems on Integers.
Looking forward to another eventful cycle ahead!
 
 – Grade 6