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Day: August 27, 2016

Highlights!! (16th to 27th August, 2016)

Highlights!! (16th to 27th August, 2016)

Transdisciplinary theme: How we express ourselves:

Central idea: People use different art forms to express their culture.

Tuning in Stage:

The students have been introduced to the new unit related to ‘Culture’. The two main keywords to be focused during the unit were identified (culture and artifacts) and  the learning engagements to tune in students to both the key-words were planned.

Dress up day – To check the prior knowledge of the students and to tune them to the keyword ‘culture’, the teachers came to the school dressed up in the attires of different cultures. The teachers shared some information related to the culture they were representing and also showed some artifacts of the same culture to the students. The word ‘culture’ was not disclosed to the students. The students reflected on their understanding by answering certain prompts in the scrapbooks provided to them for the unit.

Conducting workshops: To tune the students to the other keyword ‘art forms’, the clay potters were invited to the school and the students enthusiastically soaked their hands and made pots or diyas using clay in their assistance. The students also enjoyed watching video of block printing and having a hands-on experience.

The students reflected on their understanding of both the sessions using a Thinking routine – Explanation Game.

Finding out

Simulation activity – Different stations of artifacts, articles, photos of celebrations and customs, performances of different art forms (dance, music, shadow puppet, drama) of 2 different cultures  (Chinese and Gujarati) were organized. The students visited these stations and observed everything very carefully. Class discussion was taken up based on their experiences and the exposure provided to them. The teacher listed down all the words given by them on the whiteboard and the students were asked to sort the words in 2 different categories ‘art forms’ and ‘culture’ using mind maps. After taking the responses from the students, the teacher made both the mind-maps on the board, and while discussing she added the other important aspects which were missed out by the students, to both the mind-maps.

The definition of the culture was given and discussed with the students.

Definition of Culture: It is a way of life agreed upon by a group of people living in a community. It is learned and is transmitted from one generation to generation.

The teacher showed the power point presentations prepared by the teachers related to their cultures to the focusing on all the important aspects of culture how asking them to make connections with their own culture or if they had experienced something similar in their life. This helped students get some more insight into different cultures. The students could connect that the students in their class itself come from different cultural backgrounds but still they study and play together. The term ‘multiculturalism’ was introduced.

Multiculturalism is a word that describes a society where many different cultures live together. In a multicultural society, there is not an official (decided by the people in charge) culture that every person must be a part of. Instead, all cultures are respected as much as each other. A multicultural society is formed when people from many different countries all migrate to one place. But such society can exist only by tolerance.

Sorting Out:

Disclosing the Central idea- The students were divided into 5 groups of 4 students each. Five words that the students were using more frequently during the process were identified and each group was given one word and the students of each group were instructed to first make a mind map of that word (what does it mean). Then, they were asked to keep their word as central word and frame a sentence (their own central idea) based on whatever that they had explored and experienced during different learning engagements. The central ideas framed by them were shared and discussed in the class and afterwards, the teacher had revealed the central idea and made connections with the TDT.

Central idea: People use different art forms to express their culture.

The inquiry cycle was discussed with the students focusing on each learning engagement and different stages. The students were given a Graphic organizer to write their reflection. The students were supposed to answer the following questions-:

I wonder – What have I always wondered about the topic  

I Ask – What questions I have about the topic     

I Relate – How does this topic relate to my life  

I Begin –  How do I begin finding more ideas  



  1. In the earlier sessions, students have learned to make advertisements. ICT Integration was done this week. The students practiced making advertisement of their own using Google Draw and the topic was Pet Shop. The following criterias for making the advertisement was shared with the students.
  • The picture hooks the audience.
  • The picture clearly describes and tells the main idea.
  • The picture is appropriate for the audience.
  • The sentences are short, detailed and to the point.
  • The sentences have appealing adjectives to make it interesting.
  • The advertisement has a snappy slogan or tagline to make it exciting.
  • The advertisement includes whom to contact/ where to contact.
  1. Revision of the concepts of Alliterations and Simile was done in the class.

E.g. of alliteration  –  *The bird boasts of the best beautiful beak.
                                *The elephant eats an English eggplant enjoyably.
                                *The kangaroo keeps knocking at the koala’s kitchen door.

Link of similes-

  1. Formative assessment to check their understanding of alliteration and simile was taken.
  2. The teacher introduced the concept of – Possessive apostrophe,
    The teacher explained – When something belongs to someone, we use an apostrophe to show possession – Pooja’s bag, Dad’s car, etc. Students did an exercise in the Empowering English reference book.
  3. The new chapter ‘11- Fighting over things’ was introduced. The students read aloud the chapter and later solved the exercises given in the Empowering English reference book.
  4. Different learning engagements to enhance their listening skills were planned.
  • The teacher gave certain instructions and the students were asked to listen to the instructions carefully and follow the same in their language notebook.
  • The students were asked to listen to the audio and answer the questions related to the story in their notebook.
  1. The teacher introduced the term – Real/Unreal and Fact/Opinion through the Empowering English book and the students did the related activities.


  1. The concept of addition and subtraction was revised using manipulative- base 10 block. The students practiced grouping and regrouping strategy to solve addition and subtraction.
  2. Commutative property was explained to the students. The teacher also made them practice the taught math operations in their notebooks.
  3. The teacher revised the concept of backward counting. The concept was firstly revised with numbers with hundreds place value and then they practiced it with the numbers with thousands place value.The following link was used for their oral revision.


  1. The students also revised and practiced the concept of skip counting by 2’s, 3’s, 5’s, 7’s and 10’s with higher numbers.
  1. I-Do model- The word problems of addition were introduced and role modelled by the teacher. The teacher was thinking aloud during the session and solved the problem.

(The word problems are done orally as of now. We will be doing oral word problems on a regular basis and start with the solving and framing of the word problems after some time.)

  1. Introduction of strategies- Students were introduced to different strategies which can be used for quick calculation (only 2 digit numbers were focussed).

Learning intention–  To enhance their mental math skills and Thinking skills (Analysing and Application)

  1. Split strategy-
  2. Compensate strategy-


Bhumika Manglani (HRT)

Highlights of the Week : International Mathematics_G10_Core

Highlights of the Week : International Mathematics_G10_Core

Dear Parents,

Greetings. This week, we have continued with the unit “Functions” . Following were the highlights of learning outcomes and activities during the  week : –

  • Solved exercises’ set till 24A from Haese and Harris publications textbook
  • Clarified doubts on sketch of functions
  • Asymptotes in detail
  • Further functions
  • Unfmiliar functions and their sketch
  • components of graph of a function
  • Worksheet on sketches

Please check the status of work done by them at home on everyday basis and feel free to communicate with us through DD communication of Nucleus.

Thanks and regards,

Ranjeet Dutta,

Educator – Mathematics | FS

Highlights_of_the_week: Mathematical_Studies_SL_G_11

Highlights_of_the_week: Mathematical_Studies_SL_G_11

Dear Parents,

Greetings. We commenced with the new Unit – “Geometry and Trigonometry” and had a detailed assessment of previous unit.
Highlights of the week activities and learning  are summarized and listed as below : –

  • Introduction of trigonometry and discussion of the meaning of “Geo” ,”Tri” “Gon” and “Metry”
  • Revision of Pythagorous Theorem
  • Establishmant of relationship between three trigonometric ratios.
  • Value of special angles through tables
  • SOH – CAH – TOA categorization
  • Problem solving and from textbook exercises 3 H, 3 I , 3J , 3K .
  • A 90 min. test on descriptive statistics

Please feel free to communicate with us.

Thanks and regards,

Ranjeet Dutta,

Mathematics Educator | FS

PTI slots

PTI slots

Slots Timings Students
1 7:40 to 8:00 Nitin Agrawal
2 8:00 to 8:20           Aashi Sinha
3 8:20 to 8:40            Vansh Trivedi
Break 8:40 to 8:55  
4 9:00 to 9:20       Kunjjan Patel
5 9:20 to 9:40       Kaya Bhatia
6 9:40 to 10:00       Pujan Suthariya
7 10:00 to 10:20       Dharma Patel
8 10:20 to 10:40       Sanjana Shah
9 10:40 to 11:00 Dhruvin Savaliya
10 11:00 to 11:20       Hannah Juneja
11 11:20 to 11:40       Mosam Patel
12 11:40 to 12:00       Sankalp Agrawal
Break 12:00 to 12:25  
13 12:30 to 12:50       Jash Shah
14 12:50 to 1:10       Devina Jindal
15 1:10 to 1:30        Aksh
16 1:30 to 1:50        Ronak Gupta
17 1:50 to 2:10        Harshika Baid
18 2:10 to 2:30        Danish General
19 2:30 to 2:50 Yomika Khurana


2:50 to 3:10 Khwaish Jain


Highlights and Homework for 27th August, 2016

Highlights and Homework for 27th August, 2016

[Highlight Of The Day]


  • A  four corners activity was conducted wherein the teacher read out few factual as well as opinion based statements related to the rules of Jonas’s community  They had to decide whether they Strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the statement had to  justify what they think.
  • Later, they were informed that we are going to have a debate on the topic ‘Jonas’s community has a lot of rules. Do you think they are good or bad?’ Then the rules of debate were revised. They divided themselves in opposition and proposition.


  • Learners revised their knowledge of area and perimeter. They further learned to calculate area and perimeter of square and rectangle.



  •  Start preparing for the debate- every student should have few points for the team they are in. Write your points in your language notebooks and follow the steps required to prepare for debate.
    • a.Research about the topic. For this question, it is making a list of rules that Jonas’s community has.
    • b.Talking to others and sharing opinions in the group
    • c.Reading about the topic- here knowing about rules and their benefits in general
    • d. After collecting information make points to support your argument”~Discuss the vocabulary to be used for debate
  • Answer these questions in youe online giver journal-
    • Screenshot from 2016-08-27 15:07:27


  • Complete the mix bag homework posted by Rachana Ma’am. (Mix bag homework is due on Wednesday)
  • Practice finding area of Squares and rectangles by playing at this site
[Unit Of Inquiry]
  • You need to explore any organization/ family business. You  are free to go in pairs, individually or in groups (max 4). You need to answer the following questions in your U.O.I notebook:
  • What is the name of the organization that you explored? –
  • Who was the Head of the Organisation and what is his role?
  • Is he the decision maker in the organization you explored?
  • How many departments did it have? -What was the role of the each Head of Department?
  • How did they ensure the smooth running of their organization?
  • Does the organization work on a set of values or policies?
  • What are the rights and responsibility of the people of the organization?

Note: (UOI homework is due on Tuesday)

PTI slots for Grade 3 Initiate

PTI slots for Grade 3 Initiate

Dear parent, please refer to the mention below timings.

Slots Timings Students
1 7:40 to 8:00 Jiah Ranka
2 8:00 to 8:20 Sarvam Shah
3 8:20 to 8:40 Harsh Begani
Break 8:40 to 8:55  
4 9:00 to 9:20 Om Sonani
5 9:20 to 9:40 Jal Gajjar
6 9:40 to 10:00 Dax Patel
7 10:00 to 10:20 Vian Davariya
8 10:20 to 10:40 Innara Gadara
9 10:40 to 11:00 Manya Dhamelia
10 11:00 to 11:20 Priyanshu Patel
11 11:20 to 11:40 Arav Paladiya
12 11:40 to 12:00 Chhavi Bajaj
Break 12:00 to 12:25  
13 12:30 to 12:50 Kesha Patel
14 12:50 to 1:10 Shreyan Bhasin
15 1:10 to 1:30 Suhani Agarwal
16 1:30 to 1:50 Suhaan Bhatia
17 1:50 to 2:10 Vishrut Desai
18 2:10 to 2:30 Tanvi Pagaria
19 2:30 to 2:50 Hirva Patel
20 2:50 to 3:10 Saksham Daga

Kindly be on time!



Dear parents,

Following are the P T I appointment slots of your ward. As we are looking forward for the holistic development of the child I would request  you to feel free and note down important points that you want to discuss with the H R T ( academic and non academic ).

Kindly be on time and adhere to the time slot allotted to you. 

7:40 to 8 Sanchi Khanna
8 to 8:20 Pranshu Patel
8:20 to 8:40 Rehan P atel
9: 00 to 9:20 Aashvi Dalmia
9:20 to 9:40 Saara Dalal
9:40 to 10 Kaniska Virani
10 to 10:20 Nishtha Sarda
10:20 to 10:40 Dishika Rathod
10:40 to 11 Sharan Khurana
11 to 11:20 Siddhant Pasari
11:20 to 11:40 Rivaa Huria
11:40 to 12 Parshwa Modi
12:30 to 12:50 Hitansh Jain
12:50 to 1:10 Bhavya Kela
1:10 to 1:30 Anay Asodia
1:30 to 1:50 Ananya Karwa
1:50 TO 2:10 Tishtha Agarwal
2:10 TO 2:30 Krish Kabutarwala
2:30 TO 2:50 Karnak Gabani
2:50 TO 3:10 Aditya Kejriwal


Dear Students & Parents,

Learners were taken through different output devices like printers, speakers, cutters, LCD and LED Monitors/TVs, LCD and DLP Projectors, etc and their working. Also they were explained in detail the working of DLP Projector on which they would be working in coming cycles.

Thank you,

Jay Patel.