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Day: August 5, 2016

Highlights of the week _Grade_8_Hindi

Highlights of the week _Grade_8_Hindi

Dear Parents and Students,

This week we continued to  discuss among students on the topic    “Mitra ho to Aisa” and true values of  friendship.

Several Group activities had taken place and Meanings of tough words and answer of the questions were written on chart paper and presentation was given by students.

Home work was given to students to read aloud a inspirational story of Freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s childhood  ” जब गलती नहीं तो गलती की सजा क्यों ” By this story students  learnt  the human values like honesty , courage to speak against injustice and Importance of cleanliness and how to  improve aesthetic look of our class room.

Regards,

Hindi team

 

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Day 4 – Junoon arts at play with schools

Day 4 – Junoon arts at play with schools

Thursday, 5th August 2016.

Day 4 – Arts Encounter

Amidst a lot of fidgeting, nervousness, and jitters, we began our day. Our gracious guides were prepared with all the resources and their ‘To Do List.’ We must say, preparedness to rock the show. Immediately, we started to work on our assigned tasks, followed by a quick break, and ready for the session with Mr. Utkarsh Mazumdar.

Wow! What a pleasant meeting,  amazing interaction, and amusing ideas for a ready take away. We all had a great time with sir. The most we appreciated is his jovial nature. He is a good teacher and a great artist.

After lunch, we all continued with our work and after some time bid everyone a goodbye, wishing them to showcase their best talents and efforts.

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Day 3 – Junoon arts at play with schools

Day 3 – Junoon arts at play with schools

Thursday, 4th August 2016.

Day 3 – Artist Interaction 1

Hello! We are back again, but this time, with a super enthusiasm and greed to know more about today’s session. As we unpacked our bags and settled with our belongings, we realized that we have nothing to talk about, except ‘Junoon.’ Just imagine, we don’t know what we are going to do in our respective roles, no idea about theme or setting for the event, but still super excited for this Show! Isn’t it just lovely? Hey! Is this ‘Junoon’?

Our dear Gracious Guides rolled out the schedule of the day. Even though we were still suspicious, we decided not to ask questions to them.

We took our breakfast and all the magic makers along with our gracious guides went to the session. The session remained engaged as Ms. Sampurna Chattarji, with her rich experience and fantastic literature, began reciting a lot of excellent and well written poems. We all were astonished by her speech and dialogue with some of our friends. She talked about her inclination towards writing and answered several questions asked by the students. We got good insight from her session, as some of our friends were able to explore a wonderland of poems.

That was not all, as after a short break, we were with our very favourite and dear friends Mr.Ishaan and Ms Debashree. They are simply so sweet and good people. They loved interacting with us, taught us to become props, enjoyed with us; at some point, even scolded us; nevertheless, they are our all time favourite artists. The session and interaction with them remained the most interesting section of ‘Junoon.’ We all wish, if they can stay here or visit us again and again.

Hey! It seems we are becoming too personal. Anyways, Let’s get back to our business. Hmm! Now it appears things are fine, as we are now aware of the theme to work on; space to perform; and story to build on. Cool! But it is a great deal of work. We realized that without synergy, or knowing each other’s perspective, it is going to be hard.

Hey! But we kids are kids, right? In our extreme excitement we all created a chaos in the room. Our gracious guides stepped in the situation and as usual handled all of us very comfortably. And the day ended with some ideas and thoughts to build on.

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Day 2 – Junoon arts at play with schools

Day 2 – Junoon arts at play with schools

Wednesday, 3rd August 2016.

DAY 2 – Stage Encounter

We started the day with a lot of enthusiasm and curiosity to meet Ms. Shaili Sathyu, who is the director of ‘Kyun Kyun Ladki.’  Our Gracious Guides built a lot of excitement about the session beforehand. We were left awestruck with the thought of meeting her; and listed down a lot of questions to know about the play and artistic’ journey.

However, we had no idea about the session as to how will it look like; whether we’ll get a chance to ask questions or not? Will the artists be approachable? Will they answer all our questions? In fact, with all such sorts of wondering, we decided to hold on to all our questions till we get to interact with the awesome and talented artists.

Hurray! Our kind and generous, Gracious Guides gave us the signal to move on to the venue for the grand session with Ms. Shaili Sathyu and her team.

As we reached, we could feel a generous and kind aura in the room. All the artists present in the room, gave a sweet smile  and a warm welcome. We were at ease by this time, as we were sure that we are going to get all the answers to our questions.

Ms.Shaili and her team along with our kind Gracious Guides managed the place very well. Let me tell you here, we students at times get really over excited and forget all our mannerisms.

Hey! Nevertheless, at every single point our Gracious Guides reminded us to stay calm and quiet in most of the situations, during the session.

We had a lovely interactive round with the artists and got to know about how can we use our own body to create different props. That was very interesting and we collected a lot of good and innovative ideas too. Well! But the day did not end here! Before we could call off a day, our Gracious Guides did not reveal the suspense to us; to be more precise, they did not tell us as to what is expected out of us or what are we going to perform on the D-Day.

And then we had to say…..

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Day 1 – Junoon arts at play with schools

Day 1 – Junoon arts at play with schools

Tuesday, 2nd August 2016.

Day 1 – Trip to theater

The Junoon Arts at School Project is currently underway @ Fountainhead School. It is an intensive immersion in arts for grade 3-4-5. The idea of this project is to develop an appreciation for the arts (theater in particular), the creative process and artistic journey.

Students have been given an innovatively designed passport which has various stops in their journey. Day 1 was “trip to theater”

Students were taken to a Sanjeev Kumar auditorium to watch the play “Kyun Kyun Ladki” based on a story by Mahasweta Devi. Students were given an opportunity to ask questions about the play and the performances after the play.

The play showcased beautifully how without props too and by just using their body, actors can adapt to any role. The actors in the play only used their bodies to depict animals like fishes, cows, goats, snakes and everyday objects like  a water pump, a hookah etc.

Another learning experience for our students through this process was how to behave like a respectful audience like to sit silently and  watch a live performance for 90 minutes. A huge challenging task for them, which some struggled with and some executed successfully.

All in all, a day well spent!

Highlights of the week: 1st Aug to 5th Aug

Highlights of the week: 1st Aug to 5th Aug

Circle time:

Phonological awareness:
Word of the week-“Proactive”
Morning message:­ I am proactive. I take charge of my work
Revision of the sounds ‘s’,’a’,’t’ and ‘number 3’as an entry ticket.

Introduction of rhyme:
Willoughby wallaby wee, an elephant sat on me
Willoughby wallaby woo, an elephant sat on you.
Willoughby wallaby wabrielle, an elephant sat on Gabrielle.
Willoughby wallaby wevan, an elephant sat on Evan
And, Finishing with all the children’s name.
Later, Students were asked to make rhyming with their names using any sounds they want.

Revision of rhymes:
A fishing we will go(2), we’ll catch a fish and put it in a dish and never let it go.
A hunting we will go(2), we’ll catch a fox and put it in a box and never let it go.
Humpty dumpty sat on the wall..
Incy wincy spider….

Free play:
Jodo blocks
Rangomatery
Wooden blocks
Clay
Ganit mala
Puzzles

PlayHouse: The learners were taken to the playhouse wherein they took up different roles as father, mother, uncle, aunty, kids etc. and played with the resources provided to them. This activity helped them to develop their social skills.

Puppet theater: Learners were divided into groups of 4. Each group was provided with one puppet.
And were asked them to discuss about questions:
[1.Is your puppet human? Or animal? Or something completely different?2)How old is your puppet?3)Is your puppet a boy or a girl?4)What does your puppet look like? 5) Is your puppet mean? Nice? Happy? Sad? What kind of personality do they have? 7) Does your puppet have a lot of friends? Or do they prefer to be alone?8)What is your puppet’s favorite food?9)What does your puppet like to do for fun?] Then they described their puppet in front of the class.
This activity helped learners to improve their oral fluency.

Language:
Introduction of letter i
1)Teacher introduced letter ‘i’ through Imaginative story :
One day, I was walking in the garden and I saw the bench.I was tired so I was sitting there for sometime.When I opened my eyes, there were insects on the ground and were trying to walk on my leg.I woke up and sat under the tree.I was missing mamma so I took out the ink pot and ink pen and wrote a letter for mamma.Then, I started walking to go home but I saw few kids were making igloo in the sand. I also played with them and I went home.
2) Later on Introduction of letter ‘i’ was done by objects related to letter ‘i’ kept in the imagination box.{Igloo,Ink pot,ink,India,instruction,injection,insect,Iguana, infant,inch, inch tape, infants, inspect, Teacher also focused on the middle sound ( pin, bin, tin, pig, sick, gift, ring, fish, kid, mix}
3)Teacher Introduced the symbol ‘’i’’ , its sound and formation of the letter in the air. ( come down, take a small curve and put a dot)
4)Teacher did the read aloud of the “i” book. 5)Letter ‘i’ worksheet was done in class.

Link was shown to kids for the letter ‘i’ :

Information given about “Igloo”.
Learning centers:
WS 1:clay sticking and letter tracing on laminated sheet of letter i & t
WS 2: letter i worksheet ( circling)
WS 3: sorting of the picture objects with its letters ( i & t)
WS 4: letter clipping ( associating letter with its objects)
WS 5: free writing on the slate.

Math:
1)Introduction of number 4 through Old Macdonald rhyme:
There was old macdonald puppet & the farm animals were kept in the class. The teacher asked
” What is same among all these animals?”After all the common things they came up, then they came to legs, and learners were asked further “How many legs do they have?”And number 4 was introduced.
Later,they were asked to think of another things which have 4 legs but they are non-living. Eg. table, chair, cars etc.
2)Thereafter, number 4 was written in the air and on board.
3)Number 4 through Ganit mala and Number board.
4)Number booklet (Page for number 4)

Revision of pattern was done using different manipulatives. For example, Rangometry, pencils, erasers, etc.
Learners were asked to make patterns using their own body. For example, Clap – Snap, Girl – Boy, Up – Down, Stand – Sit, etc

Visual arts activities:
Language: Learners were given a paper where there was the outline of an igloo.Teacher has role modeled how to make igloo.Then, learners were given different cutouts of white paper which they have used to complete the igloo.
Math:Pattern book – Sheet 16, 17 & 38

Guided Play :
Language:The children were asked to roll a dice and whatever number comes on dice, children were asked to hop that many times, and to read a letter/tricky word where the child has landed on.
Math:The teacher called 4 kids at a time. She has given them 1/2/3/4 jodo blocks. First of all she has asked them to count the number of jodo blocks they have got, then she has asked them to find the ball on which has the number written which is same as the number of jodo blocks. They then had to put the ball in the bucket which has the same number.

UOI:
Transdisciplinary theme :- Who we are
Central Idea:- We use our senses to discover and understand our world.
Learning engagements for Sense of smell:
1)Introduction of Fragrance smell was done, wherein learners were asked to smell incense sticks, flowers, powder, perfume, and room freshener was sprayed in the class.
2)Introduction of foul smell by taking them to the toilet and near the garbage bin.
3)Introduction of aroma by making them the smell of coffee ,cake and popcorn.
Odour,pleasant, unpleasant smell were the words given for the smell.

Homework:
Worksheet – Cut and color booklet of letter “i”

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • Kindly send the worksheet in the folder itself.
  • Please share your child’s reflection at home about his/her learning through Daily Dairy.

Happy Weekend!!!

Regards,

Junior KG team.

Grade 11_English SL Unit Test Announcement and details

Grade 11_English SL Unit Test Announcement and details

Dear Students,

This is to remind you that there is a Unit test on Tuesday during the Unit test slot. Details of the test are:

Topic: Paper 1 Textual Analysis . You will be given a short text to analyse.

Marks: 20

Duration : 30 minutes (Please reach the class on time)

Material required: Learning Objective hand-out and pen

You will be marked on the following Criterion

Mark Division

Criterion A Understanding of the text 5 marks
Criterion B Understanding of the use and effects of stylistic features 5 marks
Criterion C Organization and development 5 marks
Criterion D Language 5 marks
Total 20 marks

Please read through the RUBRIC and understand how will you  score in the test.  It is very important that you understand the criterion and plan your work accordingly. An understanding of the Criterion will enhance every written that you submit.

 

Regards

Vagisha

 

G11_chemistry_ Highlights

G11_chemistry_ Highlights

Dear Parents,
This week students learnt about reacting masses and volume, combined gas equation and related numericals. They also performed practical(Titration technique) to determine the concentration of acetylsalicylic acid tablets (Disprin) using known concentration of base. Skill catered was using weighing machine and taking burette reading.

Day 2 of Junoon Arts at School Project

Day 2 of Junoon Arts at School Project

The day 2 started with a bang. The students interacted with the stagecraft artists. They learnt the importance of music in drama. The students also got to know how music  can be used to tell a story, feeling or atmosphere.

The stagecraft artists showed them different ways to use their body to create something like spaceship. Later a music piece was played and all the stage artists performed a mime on it, which helped the students to know that on listening to music beats, artists can spontaneously create a drama.

After coming back to their sections, the students started the process in their respective group. The students were given instruction on what has to be done..roles and responsibilities were allocated within the team.

Overall a hectic but fun filled day.

 

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Individuals and Societies: Global Politics

Individuals and Societies: Global Politics

Grade11 – All
Homework submitted by: monica.agarwal@fountainheadschools.org
Submission Date: Tue Aug 09 2016 00:00:00 GMT+0530 (IST)
Internet Required: Yes
Details: Questions have been given to the students in the class. I will be collecting the answers on Tuesday,9 Aug.
Expected Time: 60 minutes