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Day: October 17, 2014

Nature camp of Grade 1

Nature camp of Grade 1

Dear Parents,

How many of us want our children to become independent? Do we want them to be able to take care of themselves? Do we want our children to become good decision-makers, to have self-discipline? Do we want them to be able to take measured risks? Do you want them to overcome their fears? Do we want children to be able to adapt to new conditions and environments, so that they can take up challenges and risks with confidence and enthusiasm? Do we want them to cultivate deep relations with their friends and teachers? Do we want them to become open-minded? Do you want them to get close to nature, to appreciate the wonder and beauty of nature?

Your answers to all of these are likely to be yes. As many of you would know, these are the very qualities that will serve the students the best as they grow up in today’s complex and fast-changing world. They need skills, attitudes and habits that will help them succeed no matter what situations they are in, no matter what careers they take up. Nature camps are truly leadership camps which help students develop the qualities mentioned above.

Nature camps will take the students out of their comfort zones, and present to them an environment where they are forced to respond to challenges which develop their personal leadership muscle! They are forced to work with each other, develop empathy and understanding for the perspectives of others. And you know what the best part is, when students go to camps with an open mind, they also have a lot of fun! The camp location, facilities and activities are planned to provide such opportunities. So don’t expect luxury – expect a lot of mosquitoes and insects, tiring treks and challenges, basic food – because that’s the whole idea of the camp! Leadership is not going to be learnt in the comfort of your homes – but in the jungles and forests!!!

This year students of Grade 1 will visit Vasad Ravines for their nature camp. Vasad Ravines is a nature education centre developed and managed by Anala Tours which is situated on the bank of river Mahi in Anand district, roughly 80 Kms from Ahmedabad. These ravines of River Mahi are rich in biodiversity and the students would be able to observe Nilgai, jackal, hare and a variety of birds and reptiles.

Approximate fees for the camp will be Rs. 2500/- per child. The cost includes everything like transportation, food, stay and different activities. Cost will be deducted from the Imprest as per the actual cost incurred.

We strongly suggest that you send your child for the camp as it will be a learning as well as an adventurous event for them, which they should not miss.

If in case of any doubts, please contact on our school number at 3029000 or email us your query at surat@fountainheadschools.org

Below mentioned are departure and arrival details batch wise:

Batch Sections Dates Details
Batch-1 Harmony, Truth and Amity 28-29 November, 2014 Students will leave on 28th November, 2014 at 6:00 am and will return by 7:00 pm on 29th November, 2014.

Please reach Vanita Vishram Ground at 5:30 am.

Batch-2 Concord and Peace 30 Nov-1 Dec, 2014 Students will leave on 30th November, 2014 at 6:00 am and will return by 7:00 pm on 1st December, 2014.

Please reach Vanita Vishram Ground at 5:30 am.

Batch-3 Joy, Trust and Hope 5-6 December, 2014 Students will leave on 5th December, 2014 at 6:00 am and will return by 7:00 pm on 6th December, 2014.

Please reach Vanita Vishram Ground at 5:30 am.


Detailed Itinerary:

Day – 1 Schedule
06:00:00 Leave from Surat (Please reach Vanita Vishram Ground by 5:30 am)
10:00:00 Reach the campsite and allocation of tents
11:00:00 Refreshments
11:45:00 Group Game & Adventure Activities in 2 Groups
01:30:00 Lunch
02:30:00 Rest time
03:30:00 Evening snacks
04:30:00 Group Game & Adventure Activities in 2 Groups
07:00:00 Back to rooms and fresh up
07:30:00 Dinner
09:00:00 Night trek
10:00:00 Back to camp
10:30:00 Lights off
DAY – 2 Schedule
06:30:00 Wake up
07:00:00 Warm up exercise
07:30:00 Breakfast
08:30:00 Trek Up To Riverbed Via Ravines
12:30:00 Arrive Back at campsite
01:00:00 Lunch
02:00:00 Feedback from all
02:30:00 Depart for Surat
07:00:00 Reach Surat.

 

Things to carry for the camp:

  1. Two pairs of casual clothes, Sweater/Jacket, sports shoes, socks, cap, floaters etc.
  1. Water bottle, Odomos, torch and sanitary requisites (tooth paste, brush, sun screen lotion, soap, towel, etc).
  2. Some special personal medicine, if any.
  3. All these should be packed in a light rucksack or hand bag. Avoid suitcases as far as possible. Make your luggage as light as possible.

Please note:

  1. Usage of paper dish and soap is prohibited.
  2. Binoculars and camera may be brought at your own risk.
  3. No gadgets, mobiles will be allowed
  4. Junk food will not be allowed
  5. Medical facility in form of first aid will be available.

 

Please give your consent through form given below. The last day to fill the form is 10 November, 2014.

https://docs.google.com/a/fountainheadschools.org/forms/d/1UOYWXtGBwKp4CQ8jN5vllWrA_zDwlyDo9LL4nZKMNfQ/viewform

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Potluck Party…..!!!!

Potluck Party…..!!!!

Dear parents,

Please note the following regarding last day Potluck party before the Diwali break:

Students can celebrate on the last day before Diwali vacation by bringing home-made food as per Friday food policy. However, this time, there is a twist: Students can only bring traditional Indian food on this day. So no pasta, pizza, garlic bread, noodles, potato smileys etc. Instead, they can bring Kachoris, Samosa, Vada, Medu Wada, Halwa, Chat, Laddoo, Sukhdi, etc. is fine. However, bread rolls, Pao bhaji, etc. are fine. This is an opportunity for students to know how Indian junk  food can also be tasty and cool.
Note:
(1) Regarding X Box:- Students were informed about their roles / characters in the coming up X Box Event. They are given the scripts as per their performances. So, kindly take 2/3 photocopies of the same and keep them safely. Also prepare your child well for the same in the vacation as we will start X Box practice soon after the holidays.
(2) Diwali Homework:- Students are also given Vacation homework. Complete your homework and bring it without fail on the re-opening day (10/11/14).
 (3) Saturday – 18th October, 2014 is a working day.
Discover: Reflection of the day – 17th Oct’14

Discover: Reflection of the day – 17th Oct’14

Good day !

Language: Dictation was conducted.

UOI: Summative assessment was taken.

Learners were read aloud a book – Stitching stories by Nina Sabnani based on migration.

Single subject: PS and Library

Homework: Diwali homework and checked worksheets are given.

Regards,

Shruti 🙂

Recap of 17/10/2014

Recap of 17/10/2014

Settling time:

Learners revised the poem – “Manners” and “Kind Words”.

[Unit Of Inquiry]

Summative Assesment was taken.

[Math]

Learners solved the addition sums.

[Homework]

Diwali Homework given.

Regards,

Meha Goswami,

HRT – Grade 2 , Dream

Highlights of the day- 17th Oct’14- DAY 4

Highlights of the day- 17th Oct’14- DAY 4

Language- Literary Event: The literary event “What’s the good word” was conducted today. The rounds were:

Round 1: Describe the picture using two verbs and 1 adverb.

Round 2: Choose the correct word.

Round 3: Make compound words from the given pictures.

Round 4: Choose the correct meaning of the proverb.

Round 5: Memory Game.

Learning Outcome: To enhance their writing skills.

HRM– Discussion of X box performance. Students were informed about their roles / characters in the coming up X Box Event. They are given the scripts as per their performances.

Homework- Solve the sums as per expanded, lattice and array box method- 345 X 24, 543 X 37

NOTE- Tomorrow, we will follow DAY 5 ( ON Saturday)

 

Highlights and Homework. (17/10/14)

Highlights and Homework. (17/10/14)

Settling Task –  Learners completed the worksheet of superhero..

Language –  Literary Event: The literary event “What’s the good word” was conducted today. It consists of five rounds mentioned as below:

Round 1: Describe the picture using two verbs and 1 adverb.

Round 2: Choose the correct word.

Round 3: Make compound words from the given pictures.

Round 4: Choose the correct meaning of the proverb.

Round 5: Memory Game.

Learning Outcome: To enhance their Language skills.

Homework - 

Lang : Make your own poetry booklet.

Note:

(1) Diwali homework has been sent today.

(2) The scripts of X-Box performance has been sent. Kindly, make the students learn the script in the Diwali vacations.

(3) Saturday – 18th October, 2014 is a working day.

 Important notice -Please sent the certificates you have made for your children by tomorrow without fail.

Grade 5 Alliance: Summative Assessment of Empowering English

Grade 5 Alliance: Summative Assessment of Empowering English

Empowering English:
Summative Assessment of Empowering English was conducted using Bloom’s Taxonomy. Students were given a dice to roll and answer the questions written on it as a part of Tool Box Strategy. The questions were based on the poem given to them.
Here are some glimpses of the Summative assessment.
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Regards:
Shaina singh
PYP- Teacher (Trainee)
Important note for last day party before Diwali.

Important note for last day party before Diwali.

Dear Parents,

It is time for festive and fun at fountainhead and this fun is incomplete with out “FOOD”. So as a part of our fountainhead tradition we are having a last day party before Diwali on Monday, 20th October. 

Students can celebrate this by bringing home-made food as per Friday food policy. However, this time, there is a twist: students can only bring traditional Indian food on this day- so no pasta, pizza, garlic bread, noodles, potato smileys etc. Kachoris, samosa, vada, medu wada, halwa, chaat, laddoo, sukhdi etc is fine. Ideally,  encourage students to stick to non bread times. However, bread rolls, pao bhaji is fine. This is an opportunity to make them understand how Indian junk  food can also be tasty and cool!

So kindly send food sufficient enough for 4 kids. They have to come in school uniform.
Regards,
Sr.KG Team.

 

Recap of the day 17-10-2014

Recap of the day 17-10-2014

Settling Task:

Learners wrote statements for ” They got frightened and ran back to their home” (End).

[Unit Of Inquiry]

Summative Assessment was taken.

[Language]

1)Dictation was taken.

2)Learners were tuned in for the chapter – 3 “I Wish If I Were A Tree” in Empowering English. They came up with the different facts about trees and their uses and importance.

[Read Aloud]

“The Giving Tree”- Shel Silverstein.

Music and Movement:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoZftz1MVBI

[Homework]

Diwali homework is given.

Regards,

Chandani Patel