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Grade 8_All Sections_Language and Literature_Highlights of the Week_&_Homework

Grade 8_All Sections_Language and Literature_Highlights of the Week_&_Homework

Dear Parent and Students,
Sneak peek into the week gone by:-
This week we started with De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats where students thought critically and creatively analyzed the story ‘The Giving Tree’. The class was divided into 6 different groups representing each thinking hat. Each group was assigned a set of questions that they answered according to their understanding of the story. Thereafter they presented their work in front of the class.
Students were re-introduced to PEE (point, evidence, and explanation) strategy. Teachers helped students to frame answers and students planned, organised, and responded to the questions. We also explained the mood and tone used by the author in the story, while students were also introduced to new literary devices.

Homework
Students to complete writing the answers for the below-given questions in their language notebook and submit by Tuesday 27th June 2017.
          1.Explain the title. What is its relationship to the story
         2. Does this story contain any of the following elements?
  1. Justify your answer.

             a. Symbolism  b. Irony   c. Satire  d. Suspense

          4. Can you find any examples of figurative language?

          5.  Name one major personality trait of each leading character, and tell how the poet makes the reader conscious of this trait.

Regards,

Language Team

Service Program 2017-18

Service Program 2017-18

Dear Parents,

This year we are emerging with the Service Program 2017-18 for the students of Grade 7-9 & 11. We shall once again have underprivileged children from all over the city (mainly from the areas near the school) to come together and learn something new, which will be facilitated by our FS students.

 

Objective & details:

We have introduced service component for all Senior School students as it is a required component of the IB (MY & DP) which aims to develop a caring young, internationally minded person for a better tomorrow.

Students will be involved in many activities which will include both Community and Environment related services.

We at Fountainhead believe not just fulfilling the needs of a curriculum or a syllabus of a subject, but we also believe in meeting ends with the needs of a humane soul, the ethics and morals that make us a better person, and eventually nurture leader’s through primary greatness, which we always speak of !

This programme will not only make the Senior School students accustomed to the subject of CAS, but it also lets them put aside their shortcomings and make themselves better social beings in every way possible.

 

What changes have we made this year?

Taking well into consideration the feedback received from all aspects, we have slightly improvised the module:

From this year onward, we will be having service session in the FS premises itself, wherein our students along with the students from NGO will come to the school on Sat-Sun and have sessions here. Transport to both the students of FS and the NGOs will be provided by the school.

 

Reasons and benefits of this change:

  1. Safety of all the students (FS and NGO) will be assured as it will be held strictly within the school premises and they all will be in constant supervision of school (Teachers/ Admin) & security staff.
  2. All resources/ facilities will be available in the school itself.
  3. Syllabus/ plan will be provided by the FS academic teams.
  4. Transport to all students will be provided by the school.
  5. Students, both from FS and the NGOs will get to have a new experience every weekend and take back some learning, both on basis of soft skills and hard skills.

 

Details of the program:

Days/timings Total number of sessions to be attended by each student Batches (Total 4 batches)
Saturdays: 3 to 5 pm

Sundays: 9 to 11 am

6 sessions 1st batch:

1st session: 15th & 16th July

2nd session: 22nd & 23rd July

3rd session: 29th & 30th July

6 sessions 2nd batch:

1st session- 5 & 6 Aug 2017

2nd session – 12 & 13 Aug 2017

3rd session -19 & 20 Aug

6 sessions 3rd Batch:

1st session- 26 & 27 Aug 2017

2nd session – 2 & 3 Sept

3rd session – 9 & 10 Sept

6 sessions 4th Batch:

1st session -16 & 17 sept

2nd session- 23 & 24sept

3rd session- 30 & 1st oct 2017

 

    1. Students will have 3 week community service program which will have 6 sessions in all.
    2. Sessions will be conducted on the weekend (Saturdays- 3 to 5 pm & Sundays- 9 to 11 am)
    3. G7, 8, 9 & 11 students will be divided into 4 batches- One batch will comprise of consecutive 6 sessions.
    4. There will be orientation sessions held well in prior to the initiation of this program, for each student to understand the structure and its objective well in detail and can also have their queries addressed.
    5. Google form will have to filled up by each student to chose it’s preference/ choice from the list of activities which will be mentioned in the form (link of the form is at the end of this doc)
    6. Please note that each activity has a minimum vacancy no. hence, the forms will be accepted on first come first serve basis.
    7. Once the selection is done, 4 batches will be formed as per the activities.
    8. Each batch will have a student incharge.
    9. 2-3 adult in charge from FS & security staff will be present during the sessions to supervise it.
    10. Syllabus/ plan for each activity will be provided by the FS Acad team well in prior to the students, and shall also be explained as to how to go forward with it.
    11. This is a MANDATORY MODULE and hence all 6 sessions must be performed, if not it will lead you to failing condition for your respective academic year.

 

  • Grade 7-9- Compulsory module. For Grade 7 & 8, it will be a part of PHE/ Arts service component. Also, for all Grades (7-9) it is a promotional requirement to the CAS subject in DP.
  • Grade 11- Compulsory for DP course for eligibility at the High school Diploma as well as for those who are yet to meet the learning outcomes for CAS.
  • Grade 10- Optional

 

Expectations from the students:

  1. Every student must come to the service session in FS school uniform. The students must have the LONG PANTS on and NO SHORTS will be allowed, for both boys and girls. If any student arrives wearing the shorts (Uniform shorts or any other) will have consequences.
  2. Each student must carry their own snack (following the friday food policy).
  3. NO GADGETS (mobile phones, mp3/4 players, ipods, ipads, laptops, cameras, smart watches) will be allowed to these sessions.
  4. Each student is expected to show complete discipline and dedication towards the program and must be self-motivated to explore and bring better progress in each of their subject areas.
  5. Reflection (can be pictures also) will have to be posted on blog, the guidelines of which will be explained to the students during their orientation sessions.
  6. Completion of each student’s service program will be examined on the basis of their attendance to the sessions plus basic level of involvement which will be certified by the adult supervisors.

 

Please note:

  • The batch allocation & bus routes will be shared with the students/ parents through blog post 1 week prior to the 1st service session (8th July).
  • Bus routes will be common for all 4 batches and hence it will have only a few common stops, the students will have to reach to the stop nearest to them.
  • Also, these buses will not only pick and drop the FS students but will also be providing the facility to the NGO students along with our students at the same time.

 

All the students are requested to fill the form for the respective Service program 2017-18, latest by 3rd July, 2017. Post 3rd July, the remaining students will be allotted activities by us as per the vacancies, and no further changes shall be accepted.

In case of any query related to the respective program, kindly mail us at: events@fountainheadschools.org

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School, Kunkni.

1st Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM) for Senior School on Saturday, 24 June 2017

1st Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM) for Senior School on Saturday, 24 June 2017

Dear Parents,

1st Parent Teachers Meeting (PTM) for Senior School is scheduled on Saturday, 24th June 2017. Kindly go through the details given below.

Grades Timings
G 7, 10 & 12 7:30 am to 9:30 am
Grade 8 & 9 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

 

  • Pantry coupons will be sold in school during PTM. A set of coupons costing Rs. 200 will be available, parent can buy as many sets as they wish to, through cash. Pantry coupons can also be purchased through PAYTM. http://www.fountainheadschools.org/paymentPages/index.ph
  • Parents will come to school by their own transport.  Car pool is highly recommended.
  • Gates for batch 1 will be closed by 7:35 am and for batch 2 by 10:35 am. We recommend that you arrive in school ealy.
  • Please do not call at Front desk requesting entry in school incase you are late.
  • We request you to treat all the school staff including support staff (security, drivers and conductors) with courtesy at all times. Please note that inappropriate tone, language or behaviour will not be accepted.
  • Kindly note that pantry will be open for parents and only a few selected items will be available (today’s special, veg sandwich, amul cool, lemonade, tea/coffee and buttermilk). Parents can buy these items by  cash /coupons. Also, please carry a bottle of water with you for the PTM

 

Regards,

Falguni Jariwala

Asst GM- Administration

Ahmedabad Student Parliament- Chapter 4, July 2017

Ahmedabad Student Parliament- Chapter 4, July 2017

Dear Students,

We are delighted to announce that the priority registrations for the Fourth Chapter of the Ahmedabad Student Parliament are finally open. The event will be held on the 9th of July, at the AU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Registration link: (Registration open only until 30th June)

http://bit.ly/2sNFCsp

Further details will be shared once we receive a minimum no. of registrations (min. 10 students)

Regards,

Events Team

Fountainhead School

हिंदी गृहकार्य _कक्षा_८_सभी वर्गों के लिए

हिंदी गृहकार्य _कक्षा_८_सभी वर्गों के लिए

प्रिय विद्यार्थियों ,

नीचे  दी गई कहानी को पढ़िए व पूछे गए प्रश्नों के उत्तर अपनी हिंदी उत्तर पुस्तिका में लिखिए |

 

                                अंतिम समय में नहीं करना चाहिए ये काम,लेकिन क्यों?

 

कहानीकार अर्नेस्ट हेमिंग्वे बचपन में बड़े हंसमुख स्वभाव के थे। पढ़ने-लिखने में तेज हेमिंग्वे को ईश्वर ने उन्हें गजब की कल्पना शक्ति दी थी। एक बार की बात है उनके शिक्षक ने बच्चों से कहानी लिखने को कहा।

कहानी लिखने के लिए एक महीने का समय दिया। हेमिंग्वे ने सोचा, कहानी लिखने के लिए एक महीने की क्या ज़रुरत  है। यह तो एकाध घंटे में ही लिखी जा सकती है।

दिन गुजरते जा रहे थे, पर वह खेलकूद में ही मस्त रहे। उनकी बहन ने कई बार कहानी लिखने की याद दिलाई, लेकिन हर बार वह यही कहकर टालते रहे कि कहानी तो एक घंटे में लिख देंगे।

कहानी जमा करने के दिन से ठीक पहले की रात को भी हेमिंग्वे की बहन ने उन्हें कहानी की याद दिलाई, पर उन्हें नींद आ रही थी। कहानी सुबह लिख लूंगा, सोचकर वह सो गए। सुबह उठकर उन्होंने हड़बड़ाहट में लिखना शुरू किया। कहानी तो पूरी कर ली, मगर वह उससे संतुष्ट नहीं हुए।

उन्हें लग रहा था कि कहानी में भाषा और कथा सूत्रों में सुधार की जरूरत है। समय की कमी के कारण वह चाहकर भी सुधार नहीं कर सकते थे। इसलिए उन्होंने बिना सुधारे ही अधूरे मन से कहानी शिक्षक को सौंप दी।

इस तरह पुरस्कार किसी और छात्र को मिला। हेमिंग्वे बहुत निराश होकर घर लौटे तो उनकी बहन ने कहा, ’हर काम अंतिम समय में पूरा करने की आदत के कारण ही तुम्हें पुरस्कार नहीं मिला। इस असफलता से सबक लो और हर काम नियम समय पर करने की आदत डालो।’

हेमिंग्वे ने बहन की सलाह को अपना आदर्श बना लिया। आज पूरी दुनिया उन्हें एक श्रेष्ठ रचनाकार के रूप में याद करती है।

 

पूछे गए प्रश्नों के उत्तर अपनी हिंदी उत्तर-पुस्तिका में लिखिए –

 

प्रश्न -१ शिक्षक ने कहानी लिखने के लिए हेमिंग्वे को कितना  समय दिया?

प्रश्न -२ हेमिंग्वे ने  हड़बड़ाहट में कहानी लिखना तो  शुरू किया मगर वह उससे संतुष्ट क्यों नहीं हुए?

प्रश्न -३  हेमिंग्वे निराश होकर घर क्यों लौटे ?

प्रश्न -४ उनकी बहन ने हेमिंग्वे को क्या सलाह दी ?

प्रश्न -५ आपके मुताबिक हेमिंग्वे को कौनसी हैबिट (आदत )का विकास करना चाहिए था और क्यों ?

भवदीय

हिंदी टीम

 

हिंदी गृहकार्य कक्षा _८_सभी वर्गों के लिए

हिंदी गृहकार्य कक्षा _८_सभी वर्गों के लिए

प्रिय विद्यार्थियों,

वाचन कार्य के अंतर्गत  दी गई लिंक से कहानी पढ़िए और अपनी हिंदी उत्तर पुस्तिका में प्रश्नों के उत्तर लिखिए |

 

भवदीय

हिंदी विभाग

कहानी (homework )

 

Mathematics: Homework_Surds

Mathematics: Homework_Surds

Grade8 – G8 Verve
Homework assigned by: ankita.nandwani@fountainheadschools.org
Submission Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0530 (IST)
Internet Required: No
Details: Note-
1. Question 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Worksheet given in the class
Expected Time: 30 minutes

Mathematics: Homework_Surds

Mathematics: Homework_Surds

Grade8 – G8 Verve
Homework assigned by: ankita.nandwani@fountainheadschools.org
Submission Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0530 (IST)
Internet Required: No
Details: Note-
1. Question 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Worksheet given in the class
Expected Time: 30 minutes

Grade 8_All Sections_Language and Literature_Highlights of the Week

Grade 8_All Sections_Language and Literature_Highlights of the Week

Dear Parents,

Sneak peek into the week gone by:-

We began this academic session with a read aloud, which was followed by an activity where we got acquainted with the students. Thereafter, students were introduced to the first unit, Engaging with the environment. Students read the short story The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein which was followed by the discussion on characters, literary devices, themes and real life connections with the short story.

Regards,

Grade 8 Language and Literature team