A hearty welcome to the Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â academic Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â year 2015-16 which will be full of excitement , fun, play and learning. The first week of school was full of mixed emotions. Kids were happy to be with new friends Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â and somewhere scared about the change they are facing. We tried our best to make the kids comfortable to the new environment. They enjoyed the ice-breaking activity, passing the ball where they had to throw the ball at someone and they had to introduce themselves. They also enjoyed the free play and visual art activities, Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â colouring, readalouds and singing rhymes/songs. Here are some glimpses of the same.
Fountainhead School,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â will be organizing an International Literature Quiz “The Sport of Reading” for students aged 10 to 13. This quiz will be hosted by quizmaster- Mr. Wayne Mills, on 31st July 2015.
Quizmaster Wayne Mills challenges teams of Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Grade 6 / 7 / 8 students with questions on a wide variety of childrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s literature with topics covering authors, book titles and storybook characters. Their reading knowledge and recall is tested in this fun competition. Contestants ponder questions from the various genres which also include comics, poetry, nursery rhymes, classics and contemporary fiction.
Mr. Wayne Mills is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland and believes passionately in the importance of getting and keeping children reading. He created and runs the KidsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Lit Quiz as a way of encouraging, acknowledging and challenging readers, particularly at the important transition from childhood to adolescence.
General information about the quiz:
A maximum of two teams will participate per school. Each team consist of 4 members.
Each team answers questions on childrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s literature put to them by the quizmaster. There are tenÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â rounds with categories such as Big Cats, Wizards, Harry Potter, Spies, and Quests etc with ten questions in each category.
The categories are unknown. Before the quiz commences, the teams are invited to choose one Joker Round from the list of categories ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ the marks for this category are doubled.
The questions are answered on printed sheets which will be provided to the teams at the beginning of the competition.
There is usually a break of about 20 minutes for light refreshments.
Students had a wonderful first learning cycle where first two days they were involved in Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â reviewing the school policies, routines and procedures, essential agreement for the class, making of class mission statement along with its logo, etc.
In regular Math class, we started with the new unit ALGEBRA. Students were given summer vacation homework based on the concepts learnt in grade 10 (Sequences). All of them submitted their homework on the given deadline.
After reviewing the important points of arithmetic and geometric sequences, they were introduced to the concept of sigma notations, its properties and arithmetic series. We also derived the formula of arithmetic series and solved the problems based on it. IB style questions having varied difficulty levels were given to students in class to solve to give them rigorous practice.
Homework based on this concept has been given to students on Google classroom.
1. During first two days of the school, the students were busy with their Home
room tasks where in they were supposed to Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â get used to the environment and
their new grade.
2. Mathematics class started with a brief introduction of the
teacher and the students, essential agreement between them were made. We also clarified our expectation with each other.
3. Orientation of the subject was done with the students, where they were briefed about the entire subject.
3. We started first chapter with an interactive session on “Number system”, where in the students were explained the importance of numbers in real life, what it means to all of us and its different types.
4. They were Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â shown a power point presentation on the same(which will still continue in the next cycle).
Thanks and Regards,
Grade 7 Math team.
International Mathematics_Grade 9_Highlights of the week
Welcome to the academic year 2015 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ 16.
It was a joyous experience to start the session with the ice breaking activities which helped us to know each other. We set expectations for each other were we came to a common point so as to make our learning a rich experience.
List of activities done across the section in this week -:
1 We started with tuning in activity where students were given different adjectives which described different character traits of human beings and they were asked to segregate positive and negative traits. Students took active participation in the activity and they themselves found the meaning of the different traits and identified if they were positive or negative in nature.
2 Students were told to gather information about a character by reading a book. They were instructed to find out adjectives and language used to describe physical and character traits by the author. Students were taken to the library, where they selected books of their own choice and gathered information of the character traits and adjectives used by the author. Later they discussed the gathered information and their own reflection why they think the character is positive or negative, this was followed with the word web activity so as to identify the characteristic of the given animals.
Jatin Makwana, Hasina Saifee, Eva Donald and Nikita Jhaveri
This week began with orienting the students towards the Language and Literature syllabus and ice-breaking activities. The students participated in various activities that focused upon introducing the structure of stories and poems in Literature. In Language, we began with Narrative writing.
The next week will see a progress of the initiated units.