Dear Students and Parents,
Glimpses of this week -:
Literature -: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Students completed readingÃ‚Â and comprehending Ã‚Â August’s narration (Part 6) and Miranda’s narration (Part 7) Ã‚Â using Say something, Popcorn and Reciprocal reading strategies.
To get the better insight of the chapters “Genetics 101” and “Punnet Square ” of this novel, we had an expert session conducted by our school science teachers Mr. Jay Kosambia and Ms. Anika Mehta. Using animated videos followed by brief discussion, they explained Inheritance, Genetic Traits, Genes, DNA, and Mutations.
Book club -:
Students attended the book club session in the Senior Library. Few students made a presentationÃ‚Â in the Book circle during this Ã‚Â slot. Students are encouraged to select books for reading during this slot and hence inculcate good reading habit. We would appreciate timely Ã‚Â completionÃ‚Â of the Book Club books.
This week HL students of G12 studied half of chapter 6 of Animal Farm and had a mock IOC for those who were present.
SL students completed their syllabus for the IB exam. They were given excerpts to analyse and practice for their IOC.
Their training and practice for the Final IBDP IOC will begin in earnest from next week.
Smruti Chaudhari, Subhalaxmi Iyer
This week the HL students analysed excerpts from Tamas, practiced papers and also discussed how they would like the learn the next text and practice for the exams.
SL students studied the historical back ground that went into the making of Tamas, their second novel for Part 3 works. They began reading and analysis of Tamas.
Smruti Chaudhari, Vagisha Shrivastava and Subhalaxmi Iyer
Lets walk into this week to have a better understanding of the work done by our students:
1. Students continued with the unit- Surds and expanded their understanding about how to rationalize fractions having Surds in denominator.
2. To extend their understanding on the topic rationalizing fractions, they worked with fractions having two terms in denominator with their conjugate pairs and completed exercise 1.3
3. Ã‚Â Students also revised the types of numbers that is natural numbers, rational numbers, Irrational numbers and Real numbers. With this understanding they completed the exercise 1.4.
4. To evaluate and assess their understanding on the unit- Pythagoras theorem- They conducted one activity in which group of 3 or 4 students were made and each group had to visit 10 different areas already specified by teachers in school to calculate the length and breadth of the area and then find out the diagonal length using Pythagoras Theorem and check whether their answer is correct or not using the measuring tape given to them. For their easy calculation, They were also given calculators for their calculations.
Language :- Learners discussed chapter Ã¢â‚¬Å“Two dogs on the moonÃ¢â‚¬Â from Empowering English. Further, they also discussed the questions at the end of the chapter.
Maths:- Students worked collaboratively as a class to form a single survey questionnaire Ã‚Â to collect data from their buddy class.
- Re-attempt Maths FA in your Maths Notebook. (Follow the instructions written in FA)
- Create 10 questions post revisiting the loopholes and types of questions(PPT is shared with you) , create a questionnaire of 5 questions on any topic of your choice.
- Answer questions 1-6 from Page 83 of Empowering English (To be done in Language notebook)
- Mixed bag homework posted by Rachana Ma’am needs to be done in the Language notebook under the title Ã¢â‚¬ËœMixed bag homeworkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.
This week students identified the theme of the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and focused on different stylistic devices of the text. They also learned Vocabulary building and evaluating Synonyms and practice paraphrasing using emphatic adverbials and selecting, sequencing and connecting material.
Students also appeared for their Unit Test on “Writer’s Effect”.
G8 Language Team.