Browsed by
Month: February 2013

Guest Speaker for the PYP Exhibition Tuning-in-activity

Guest Speaker for the PYP Exhibition Tuning-in-activity

Guest Speaker for the PYP Exhibition Tuning-in-activity

Ms. Sayanti Nandi, the school counselor, visited Grade 6 as a guest speaker for tuning in activity of the exhibition unit. She gripped her audience entirely and discussed with the learners how conflicts can be resolved amicably and peacefully. She stressed on her point through the quote:

“Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.” By Max Lucade.

Through this quote she conveyed that we can decide how to approach a conflict.

If conflict is resolved using right strategies it is healthy and if not resolved it becomes unhealthy and leads to violence.

Learners came up with causes of conflicts like:

Different perspectives
Different level of understanding
She emphasized on the point that we all need to be appreciated and acknowledged and when these needs are met we feel satisfied, when not met, we feel angry; frightened; saddened and painful.

Through various role plays she explained how a frustrated person can be helped in times of crisis.

After the role play, she explained, in a conflict situation we need to understand a person’s needs and feelings by listening carefully and empathizing to come up with a healthy resolution.

She explained how an I message/statement can make the other person feel comfortable and consoled.

She said that, to order rather than request leads to conflict

It was overall a good learning session for our learners which will come in handy during the PYP Exhibition as well as during various phases of conflict resolution in life.

By Lulua Bandookwala

Story jumper

Story jumper

[HighlightOfTheDay]

Language

The students took  dictation of the word list for this week.

The revisited the concept of preposition.

Math

The students attempted 5 multiplication word problem.

ICT

The students completed their story jumper.

H/W

Comprehension for ” road race”

“Tells their truth”

Grade 6, Homework for the day, 28th February,2013.

Grade 6, Homework for the day, 28th February,2013.

Dear All,

Homework for the day is as follows:

Language:

We started our language class with the word wizard activity, wherein each learner explained the word selected by them from our current reader, The Giver by Lois Lowry. Next in line was a game where we played passing the parcel. When the music stopped the learner had to write the rules of Jonas’ community on the given chart paper and hence we could collect all the rules in the community which have been introduced so far. The criteria was passing the can through their feet which was fun. Poor can was crushed by the end of the activity.

  • Read Ch 20-21 and attempt the quiz. Visit the link to attempt the quiz: http://blog.fountainheadschools.org/2013/02/the-giver-ch-20-21/                           (Due date: 4th March)
  • Answer the following questions in your scrapbook in 100-150 words.
  1. What do you think of what Jonas’s community calls “release”? Were you surprised at what it was?How do you think this new knowledge will affect Jonas? Ch 19
  2. Jonas knows that if his plan fails, he could be killed. But he believes that if he stays, his life is no longer worth living. Do you agree? Ch 20
  3. How do you think The Giver will feel when he realizes Jonas is gone? How will Jonas’s friends and family feel? Ch 21

Math:

Going further with Algebra, the concept of Transposition was introduced. Transposition is shifting the term from one side of the equation to the other. Learners were able to solve some examples in class using different operations such as multiplication,division, addition and subtraction.

Aryabhatta:

Math Checkpoint :

Ex.9.1 B: Q.No. 3, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, and 19.

Pythagoras:

Complete Ex.9.3 A remaining sums till Q.No.8.(Remember to write the equations pertaining to the sums)