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Highlights of the week (18th July – 22nd July)

Highlights of the week (18th July – 22nd July)


Transdisciplinary theme: How we organize ourselves

Central idea: Signs and symbols are a part of human made systems that facilitates local and global communication.

  1. The introduction of the term- Iconography

Whole class activity: Students were taken on a virtual tour of the  FS students web page and the term – Icon was introduced, followed by explaining the definition of the term to the students. Later, the students were given practice of making their own icons using the application Google Draw in the chromebooks.

  1. Formative assessment was conducted wherein the students created their own signs, symbols and icons using google draw based on certain criteria.
  1. Field trip to Kansar restaurant:

Students went to Kansar restaurant and observed/understood a specialized system of communication which was created and used by all Gujarati Thali restaurants in Gujarat and Maharashtra. The students were observed using the signs enthusiastically to communicate with people working there. Later, the students were asked to reflect on their understanding keeping in mind the Central idea and the TDT.


  1. The new chapter ‘ In The Wonderland’ was introduced with the discussion of the word ‘Dream’ and students were asked to describe the term using adjectives. The students came up with good words like – awesome, scary, shocked, etc. The words given by the students were put on the chart paper. Afterwards, the teacher read the chapter from the Empowering English reference book and the words used to describe dream were added to the same chart paper which helped them enhance their vocabulary.
  2. The teacher used different strategies like popcorn reading, choral reading and silent reading where all the students were given a chance to read and enhance their reading skills.
  3. The answers related to the chapter were discussed in the class.
  4. Whole class activity – Students had to segregate the things according to- food, animal, nature, colour from the chapter itself and write them in their language notebook.
  5. The poem ‘If I were….’ was read aloud and the students were asked to group the animals given in the poem according to- Land, Sea and Water animals. After grouping them in three different categories, they added an adjective before all animals. For example- Huge elephant, black bear, etc. The poem was again read aloud, but this time the adjectives suggested by the students were added to the nouns to make it more effective.
  6. The action verbs from the poem were taken out and the students were asked to prepare their own action poem using the same words.


  • Students practised the math operations of arranging the numbers in ascending and descending order and writing the missing numbers in their Math notebook.


  • Learning centres were introduced for practising all mathematical operations


Workstation 1:

Students had to pick a card in which they have to look at the model- base 10 blocks and write the correct number in their Math notebook.

Workstation 2:

Students explored the link and played the game based on the concept – Odd /even number  and Place value using chromebooks.

The following Links were used:

Workstation 3:

The students had to pick a number card. They took turns to roll the dice and perform the operation written on it with their own number. On each face of the dice, the instructions related to different mathematical operations were mentioned.

For instance: State whether the given number is odd or even, write next 5 numbers for the given number etc.

Workstation 4:

The students had to take out cards from the different mugs in which the numbers related to different place values (thousands, hundreds, tens and ones) were placed.  The students had to put the cards one above the other to form a 4 digit number and write the number formed, its expanded form, and number name in the notebook.

Workstation 5:

The students had to take out a placard from the mug and read the number given in the word form. They had to write the same number in figures in their math notebook. In the next step, they had to identify whether the number is odd or even as well as they had to write its succeeding and preceding number.

Workstation 6:

The students had to pick up a number card and write the next 10 numbers in sequence in their notebooks.

Workstation 7:

The students  had to pull out two number cards and compare both the numbers. The students had to write both the numbers in the notebook and by put the appropriate signs – ‘greater than’, ‘lesser than’, or ‘equal to’.

Workstation 8 :

Students had to choose a number card and form the same number using base 10 base blocks and illustrate the same in their notebooks.

Shakespeare Festival_Inviting Participation

Shakespeare Festival_Inviting Participation

Dear Students,
It gives us immense pleasure to bring to you Shakespeare Festival this winter !
What is it?
Shakespeare Festival is conducted in schools across the world and it not only celebrates Literature but also provides an opportunity to acquaint students with its real life connections.
It brings classroom to life and is an active and ambitious way of working with Literature.
Some of the activities that we wish to have:
1) staging a play in full splendor (25 minutes)
2) Game stall 1- Painted portraits of Shakespearean characters like “Romeo Juliet”/”Shylock” / “Othello” /Macbeth witches /” Lady Macbeth / Cleopatra can be there with small interesting descriptions and students have to create dialogues for them and pin it.
3) Game Stall 2– Students can be given jumbled dialogues and they have to put them in order to become “LITWizards”
4) Game stall 3 – Foodstalls dedicated to characters and settings (eg, Venice, England )  For eg: Romeo’s Foodstall can serve heart cheese rolls.  Considering it will be a Monday, we will keep in mind Food Policy.
5) Game stall 4- Bash Shakespeare, students can write what they love and dont love about him using certain assortment of words/ phrases coined by him.
These are suggestions, once we have a team, we can brainstorm other ideas as well. 
We need a team of 45 students only across Senior Years. So rush in your entries by August 10th and fill the following form:
Co-coordinators: 5 students ( from 10th, 11th and 12th ONLY ) (can be done for CAS)
Actors: 15 students(from 7 to 12th)
Script Writers: 3 students (who will basically ensure a flow, we will have a ready script 7th to 12th)
For art work (painting / sketching/ creating props: 10 students (from 7th to 12th)
Game stalls: 12 students (7th to 12th) (Can be taken up for Enterprise / CAS)
Event will be on 12th December
We look forward to your participation and a grand event.
Highlights of Kevdi trip

Highlights of Kevdi trip


Greeting Parents,

These are the highlights for the Team Fortitude. They were amazing and showed great courage and commitment towards their task.

Each student contributed extensively towards the group task. With all the enthusiasm and knowledge we were able to become the first team to complete the Treasure Hunt challenge. Team Fortitude were the winners in every possible manner.

My heartfelt gratitude to all the parents for doing their part in making this trip an successful event. You parents were the reason the team remained the best. Thanks a million.

Special recognition to Parents of Aanya Zaveri for exhibiting cooperation through sharing Aanya’s extra pair of uniform to a fellow classmate. You truly are a great role model. Thank you for being extremely inspiring.

I am indeed a proud teacher of class Fortitude.






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Mathematics: Fractions and Decimals

Mathematics: Fractions and Decimals

Grade7 – G7 Perspicacity
Homework submitted by:
Submission Date: Fri Jul 29 2016 00:00:00 GMT+0530 (IST)
Internet Required: No
Details: Complete Page number 13,14 and 15 (Q.1 and Q.2) of Fraction, Decimal & Percentage Booklet worksheet.

Important notes:

1. Show steps wherever necessary.

2. Wherever you think that more space is needed to show all steps then you should do in your math notebook.
Expected Time: 45

Grade 6: Gujarati (Ab initio level)Homework (26th July – 2nd Aug) Cycle -6

Grade 6: Gujarati (Ab initio level)Homework (26th July – 2nd Aug) Cycle -6

(Homework) ગૃહકાર્ય:

નીચે આપેલ વાર્તા વાંચો અને વાર્તા માંથી પાંચ નવા શબ્દો શોધીને તેના પરથી  વાક્ય બનાવો અને નોટબુકમાં લખો.

(नीचे दी गई  कहानी  पढ़ो और कहानी में  से पाँच नए शब्द ढूँढकर वाक्य बनाओ और नोटबुक में लिखो |

Homework title – વાર્તા :  અકબર-બિરબલ પ્રામાણિકતાની કસોટી 

એક દિવસ બિરબલે રાજાને ફરિયાદ કરીઃ”રાજ્યમાં લોકો અપ્રામાણિક થઈ ગયા છે.એકબીજાને છેતરે છે.આપણે કાંઈક કરવું જોઈએ.” અકબર રાજા બોલ્યાઃ”મારા રાજ્યમાં લોકો પ્રામાણિક જ છે.તને વહેમ છે કે લોકો અપ્રામાણિક છે.બોલ્યા પછી તેમને વિચાર આવ્યો કે બિરબલ તો બહુ બાહોશ છે  તે ખાલીખાલી કાંઈ ના કહે.મારે જણવું જોઈએ કે લોકો પ્રામાણિક છે કે નહીં?
તેમણે બિરબલને બોલાવીને કહ્યું;”બિરબલ, રાજ્યમાં લોકો પ્રામાણિક છે કે નહીં તે જાણવું છે.તું કાંઈ યોજના બનાવ.” બિરબલ કહેઃ” ભલે હું કાલે વિચારીને કહીશ.”
બીજા દિવસે બિરબલ રાજાને કહેઃ”રાજાજી, એમ કરો તમે રાજ્યમાં જે મોટું તળાવ છે તે ખાલી કરાવી નાંખો અને લોકોને જણાવો કે દરેક માણસ રાત્રે એક એક લોટો દૂધ્ તળાવમાં નાંખી આવે. આથી આખું તળાવ દૂધથી ભરાઈ જશે.” રાજા કહેઃ”આ કામ ને અને પ્રામાણિકતાને શો સંબંધ છે?” બિરબલ બોલ્યોઃ”તમે આટલું તો કરાવો પછી આપણે જોઈએ.”
રાજાએ તળાવ ખાલી કરાવ્યું અને ઢંઢેરો પીટાવ્યો કે દરેક માણસે રાત્રે એક એક લોટો દૂધ તળાવમાં નાખવું. લોકો તો વિચારમાં પડી ગયા.પછી થયું”રાજા, વાજા ને વાંદરા..મનમા કંઈ તુક્કો આવ્યો હશે..”
દરેક માણસે વિચાર્યું”બધા જ લોકો એક પછી એક લોટો ભરીને દૂધ જનાંખવના છે ને? લાવને હું એક લોટો પાણી જ નાખું.” અંધારી રાત હતી અને દરેક માણસ એક એક લોટો પાણી તળાવમાં નાખી આવ્યા.દરેકને એમ કે બીજાઓએ તો દૂધ જ નાંખ્યુ હશે.
સવારે બિરબલ કહે:” ચાલો રાજાજી, તળાવ જોવા જઈએ.દૂધથી ભરેલું હશે.” રાજા અને બિરબલ તો તળાવે ગયા અને જુએ તો આખું તળાવ પાણીથી ભરેલું હતું!! બિરબલ કહેઃ‘જોયું ને રાજાજી, લોકો કેટલા પ્રામાણિક છે?” રાજા બોલ્યાઃ”બિરબલ, તેં એવું કેમ કહ્યું કે લોકો રાત્રે જ દૂધ નાંખવા જાય?”બિરબલ કહેઃ”રાજાજી, દિવસે તો દરેકને ખબર પડી જાય કે મારી જેમ બીજાએ પણ પાણી જ નાખ્યું છે.”રાત્રે અંધારામાં ખબર ના પડે.”
રાજા તરત સમજી ગયા કે બિરબલ સાચો હતો.રાજ્યમાં લોકોઅપ્રામાણિક બની ગયા હતા. તેમણે તરત જ લોકો પ્રામાણિક બને તે માટેના ઉપાયો શોધી કાઢ્યા.
Proactive વિદ્યાર્થીઓ ગૃહકાર્ય કરીને વર્ગમાં નિયત કરેલ જગ્યા પર  નોટબુક રાખશે.


Grade 3 Hindi Highlights and Homework -21th July to 27nd July’ 16

Grade 3 Hindi Highlights and Homework -21th July to 27nd July’ 16

cycle 5

कक्षा कार्य में

१.  ए और ऐ  मात्राओं के शब्द और वाक्यों का वाचन करवाया गया |

२. कक्षा में अभी तक सिखाई गई मात्राएँ आ, इ, ई, उ,ऊ ए, ऐ, ओ और औ  का पुनरावर्तन जो करवाया गया था | उनका formative assessment लिया गया |

note:-प्रिय अभिवावक,

Formative assessment शिक्षिका के द्वारा check कर के छात्रों के साथ घर भेज दिया गया है | कृपया शिक्षिका की टिप्पणी ध्यान से पढ़े और हस्ताक्षर करके कक्षा में वापस भेज दे |

गृहकार्य में

नीचे दिए गए वाक्यों को नोटबुक में लिखो |

१. आज का दिन बहुत सुहावना है |

२. चिड़िया दीवार पर बैठी है |

३. हम मैदान में खेलने जाते है |

४. मैं रोज दूध पीती हूँ  |

५. कौआ छत पर बैठा है |

नीचे दी गई link से कहानी को पढ़ो और साथ ही कहानी में आए ‘उ’ और ‘ऊ‘ मात्रा वाले शब्दों को नोटबुक में लिखो |




G-4 Hindi Homework and Highlights 21st – 27 Th July’16

G-4 Hindi Homework and Highlights 21st – 27 Th July’16

Cycle 6

कक्षा कार्य –

१.गृहकार्य में दिए हुए शब्दों का  श्रुतलेखन लिया गया |

२.Formative Assessment-  कक्षा में  मात्राओं का जो  पुनरावर्तन (Revision)किया गया था उस पर आधारित Formative Assessment लिया गया |

Note– प्रिय अभिभावक ,

Formative Assessment शिक्षिका के द्वारा Check कर के आज छात्रों के साथ घर भेज दिया  गया है कृपया उसे देखो , शिक्षिका की  टिप्पणी ( Comments) को ध्यान से पढ़े और हस्ताक्षर (Sign ) कर के  कक्षा में वापस भेज दें |

३.रेफ ,पदेन संयुक्ताक्षर , चंद्रबिंदु के शब्दों का पुनरावर्तन किया गया और खेल खेला गया |

गृहकार्य –

नीचे दी हुई Link से कहानी  पढ़ो और प्रश्नों के जवाब  हिंदी  की notebook में लिखो |

१. हम सोने से पहले सब को क्या कहते है ?

२.हम शुभ रात्रि क्यों कहते हैं ?

३. कहानी में आए हुए ए मात्रा  के  शब्दों  को  लिखो |

४.इस कहानी में आए हुए कोई भी ३ शब्दों से वाक्य बनाओ |


१. कहानी का वाचन जरुर करें|

२.प्रश्नों के जवाब पूरे वाक्य में लिखे |

३.लाइन के नीचे लिखे |

४.वाक्य पूरा होने के बाद पूर्णविराम (|) जरुर लगाएँ|

५.गुरुवार को Notebook और Formative Assessment कक्षा में जमा कर दें |