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G7 – Science Homework…

G7 – Science Homework…

Make the two documents [1st: ‘Prey and Predator’ of Organisms Listed on field, 2nd: List of all organisms from ‘1st’]  as explained in class and share on Google Drive…

My Id: nihar.parmar@fountainheadschools.org

Based on All the list of organisms that you have Listed on second document, Make ‘Food web’ Using Any online tool which offer ‘mind mapping’ or ‘Drawing’. Example of some online tools: Prezi, bubbl.us, mindomo, MindMeister, etc…

You can search and choose any online tool to present your ‘Food web’ [Make it as creative and rich in content as possible]

The Best one would be ‘Colour Printed’ and kept on display…

Your shared file name should be in this format: G7-‘Section’-‘Document Title’-‘Your Name’ .

For example: Khushi has shared a file of ‘Camouflage Animal Pics’, then the file name should be: G7-Idea-Camouflage-Khushi

04/12/2012 Grade 7 Idea Language Assignment

04/12/2012 Grade 7 Idea Language Assignment

Updates: We have discussed the November assessment papers at length with model answers. Worked on the basic language errors and made class displays on confusable homophones and homonyms. we are now working on upgrading the vocabulary and expression/writing skills.

Task type: Non Research based

Date of Submission: 06/12/2012

Estimated time: around 45 minutes

Complete the following assignment in your notebooks:

[A tyro is a beginner, new learner, or someone lacking experience.]

Everyone is a tyro at some time. Think about a time when you were a tyro. What was the situation? What did you have to learn? Who helped you? How did it feel? How long did it take before you felt comfortable? Write a diary entry about your experience as a tyro.

Use as many new words from the ones discussed in the class and underline them in your answer wherever you embed them.

H.W for the day- 4 December ’12

H.W for the day- 4 December ’12

Math:

  • What is the difference between 2d and 3d objects?
  • Try out creating some more 3d shapes from its net. (Link on FSICT) You can download the nets of your choice and make it into 3d shapes.
  • Go through page 30 and 31 of checkpoint book.
Language:
For all:
  • Completion of activities related to Cinquain in poetry workbook.
  • Students need to prepare a scrap book, having a collection of their own poems. The work has to be original. The scrap book is part of their summative assessment. They need to make the scrap book as attractive as possible-using illustrations, pictures etc. They would be required to write at least two poems from the different types of poetry that they learn in school. For example : two poems on Couplets(each having 10 lines each), two on Cinquain and so on. SO start working on the scrap book. (The scrapbook was given to you in the beginning of academic year bundled with other books.) To begin with do the following:
    •  Cover the scrap book neatly.
    • Prepare the cover page.
    • Start writing Couplets and Cinquains.
    • Get them checked from the respective teachers.
    • Once approved, you can write it in your scrap book.
  • Run group: A google doc has been shared with you. Write your couplet on”Surat” or “Fountainhead” in that doc.
  • Sprint group:  Work on the document shared with you earlier and see how the poem as a whole can be improvised.
UOI:
Perform the following experiment and note down your observations in the given table. (To be submitted on 6 December)

Materials Required:

  • A Pair of skates (If you don’t have it get one from your friend or neighbor)
  • Different floor surfaces

What you need to do:

  1. Hold the skate and push it along a smooth floor surface. What does it feel like? Is it very easy, easy, hard or very hard to push?
  2. Now predict how it will feel to push the skate on four other types of surface, such as wooden floor, carpet, thick rug and tiles.
  3. Now test to find out if your predictions are correct. Record you results in a table like the one shown below.
  4. Which is the easiest surface to push the skate on? Which was the hardest? What differences do you notice between these surfaces? Why do you think some surfaces are harder to push on and other surfaces are easier?
Type of floor How did it feel to push the skate?
Very easy Easy Hard Very Hard
Wooden floor
Carpet
Thick rug
Tiles   
Grade 3 Innovate Highlights–27th Nov’12 to 4th Dec’12

Grade 3 Innovate Highlights–27th Nov’12 to 4th Dec’12

Students shared their exciting holidaying experiences. They looked  more confident and loved to be back to school. Students submitted their homework with a feed back that the home work was easy and manageable. The students started with some revision on punctuation in language and revision of measurement strand in maths.

UOI- The students were tuned into the new unit on Earth’s natural resources with the revision of the last unit on body organs and the interconnections of the systems. the students brainstormed on the different earth’s resources. They watched a song,’This little earth is all I’ve got’ and reflected on it through some prompt questions. They watched videos on earth’s resources and reflected through an activity called’ Collect, Connect, and Correct’.

Then as we do in all the units we filled up the ‘Connect – Extend – Challenge’ chart (this chart represents the KWL chart in a new form). We filled the Connect column with all the things that we already know about the unit.

Then the students unpacked the Central Idea with all the brainstorming on the words of the CI. The CI was displayed on a chart paper and student came up with their understanding on it and we derived the Key concepts too altogether.

Now to start up with the case study on the resources, today students watched videos to understand the usage and availability of the Natural resource ‘ Water’. They have learnt that to do a case study they need to first research on the source  of the resource.

For Language and Maths we have started with learning centers since yesterday. We will let you know the details of the learning centers soon.

Language Update

Language Update

We have just started using chapter 2 of the Checkpoint book 3.

Things to do for this week:

1. Write a paragraph each on Nelson Mandela and Minda Magero each following instructions and the writing rules explained in class. Remember we are writing to give information and hence opinions are not welcome. Be careful not to lift text off the passage.

2. List the new words encountered, start using them.

Additionally, using a description of how food appeals to all your five senses write about one particular dish of your choice. The discussion has already been done and an exemplar has already been shared with you. The final draft is to be completed.

 

 

A word of caution: Please Do Not use the internet at all for these assignments, it has been rightly accused of killing originality.

Time required: An hour for the two assignments combined.

Highlights of the week Sr K.G Blaze 27th Dec – 1st Dec.

Highlights of the week Sr K.G Blaze 27th Dec – 1st Dec.

Dear Parent,

The highlights of last week are as follows:

Circle Time: Initiation song link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtzEUqMSg1g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtzEUqMSg1g

Revision of the poem: “Bounce the ball”

Read Aloud:

A Color of his own-  Leo Lionni.

The Very Busy Spider- Eric Carl.

An extraordinary Egg:- Leo lionni

Where is the green sheep:- Mem Fox

Whoever You Are:- Mem Fox

Language:

Revision of all the family words done till date through worksheets.

Revison of “ag” ,”ake” word families

Oral revision of sight words covered till date.

Reading the poem-“Butterfly”

Math:

  • Revision of number names:  1-18.
  • Introduction of half past clock.

UOI:  Introduction of new unit: Sharing the planet.

CENTRAL IDEA : Animals adapt to survive in their natural habitat.

  1. Tuning in activity was done wherein models of habitats were stimulated and learners were given pictures of different animals .They had to place the animals in their respective habitats
  • Field trip to Sarthana zoo.

Homework for the weekend:

Math: Write number names: 1-18 in notebook.

Language: Page no. 6 and 44 in work book. ( Revision)

Regards,

Ruchita Choudhary.

04/12/2012 Grade 8 Verve Language Assignment

04/12/2012 Grade 8 Verve Language Assignment

Task type: Partly Research based

Date of Submission: 06/12/2012

Estimated time: around 45 minutes

Dear Students,

We are currently working on Writing to Inform Unit from the checkpoint book 3.

Writing to Inform means “to give facts to another person”. You must keep these techniques in mind before opting for writing to inform questions/tasks given below:

GAPS

Think about Genre, Audience, Purpose and Style.

Genre – could be giving instructions, recipes, directions, manuals, science experiment

Audience – could be anyone

Purpose – to inform – giving unbiased information which is reliable and factual

Style – formal

When writing to inform, make sure language is clear, factual and impersonal. Use short and clear sentences. Break up the writing with diagrams, illustrations, pictures and subheadings.

(source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english/writing/writingtoinformrev2.shtml)

Considering these simple steps, attempt any TWO of the following tasks:

  1. Your school is taking part in a student exchange with students from the USA. Write an unbiased introduction for potential students which informs them about what they can look forward to when they spend time at your school.
  2. Write an informative article for teenagers to be placed in a ‘time capsule’ in which you inform the future reader about some aspect of a current teenager’s life.
  3. You are keen on nature. Write an article for your school magazine in which you inform its readers (both parents and students) about the reasons for your interest and about your feelings for this.
  4. Write a guide for Grade 7 students that informs them of the course contents and assessment criteria for the checkpoint exams.

 

Highlights of the week Sr K.G Ignite 27th Dec – 1st Dec.

Highlights of the week Sr K.G Ignite 27th Dec – 1st Dec.

Dear Parent,

The highlights of this week are as follows:

Circle Time: Initiation song link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtzEUqMSg1g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtzEUqMSg1g

Revision of the poem: “Bounce the ball”

Read Aloud:

A Color of his own-  Leo Lionni.

The Very Busy Spider- Eric Carl.

Fish is fish:- Leo lionni

Swimmy:- Leo Lionni

Six Crows:- Leo Lionni

Language:

Revision of all the family words done till date through worksheets.

Revison of “ag” ,”ake” word families

Oral revision of sight words covered till date.

Reading the poem-“Butterfly”

Math:

  • Revision of number names:  1-17.
  • Introduction of half past clock.

UOI:  Introduction of new unit: Sharing the planet.

CENTRAL IDEA : Animals adapt to survive in their natural habitat.

  1. Tuning in activity was done wherein models of habitats were stimulated and learners were given pictures of different animals .They had to place the animals in their respective habitats
  • Field trip to Sarthana zoo.

Homework for the weekend:

Math: Write number names: 1-17 in notebook.

Language: Page no. 6 and 44 in work book. ( Revision)

Regards,

Parvin Samnani.

 

Results of Music Competition

Results of Music Competition

Music Competition was hosted by Fountainhead School on 1st December, 2012. Saturday. We are pleased to announce the results of this competition which is as follows:

  • Venue: Pulse, Date: 1st December, 2012. Saturday (Day 2)
Category : Vocals (Solo)Judges Name : Somnath Sir & C.K. Sir
No. Participant’s Name Song Name School/Institute Name Rank
1. Namami Shrimal Tu Zinda He Agrawal Vidhya Vihar 1st
2. Sarthak Pasari Maa- Kailash Kher Fountainhead School Runner’s Up
Category : Vocals (Duet)Judges Name : Somnath Sir & C.K. Sir
No. Participant’s Name Song Name School/Institute Name Rank
1. Saksham Gaur & Anoushka Wahi O Ri Chiraiya Fountainhead School 1st
2. Romit M. Patel &Pramit P. Shah Ganesh Prayer – Shankar Mahadevan J.H.B. Sardar Primary English School Runner’s Up

 

  • Venue: X-Box, Date: 1st December, 2012. Saturday (Day 2)
Category : Rhythmic Instrumental (Percussion Playing)Judges Name : Gaurav Sir & Anand Sir
No. Participant’s Name Instrument Name School/Institute Name Rank
1. Rudra Aashish Limbachiya Tabla Solo Smt. L.P. Savani Vidhya Bhavan, Adajan, Surat. 1st
2. Samyak Jain Tabla Solo Fountainhead School Runner’s Up
Category : Melodic InstrumentalJudges Name : Gaurav Sir & Anand Sir
No. Participant’s Name Instrument Name School/Institute Name Rank
1. Harit Khadepav Keyboard Allegro School of Music – Varachha Branch, Surat. 1st
2. Tanay Doctor Piano Allegro School of Music ­– Nanapura, Surat 1st Runner’s Up
3. Ehsas Dudhwala Keyboard Allegro School of Music – Adajan, Surat 2nd Runner’s Up
Category : Band PlayJudges Name : Gaurav Sir, Anand Sir & Somnath Sir
No. Participant’s Name Song Name School/Institute Name Rank
1. Navneeth Nair, Malaika Sarda, Madhura Joshi, Kriti Bhatia, Kanishka Patel, Nidhi Jariwala, Vaishnavi Iyer, Shree Harsh Fusion of two songs. Price tag and Viva La Vida Essar International School 1st
2. Sahaj Sahani, Parantap Sinha, Loa Mun, Jugal Kachiwala, Parvashi Naik, Manan Shah, Khushal Shah Sinbad the Sailor -From Movie Rock On Fountainhead School Runner’s Up

Fountainhead School appreciates the enthusiasm and efforts of all the participants and also congratulates the winners. Keep the spirit up.