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Recap of the day – 21st March, 2017

Recap of the day – 21st March, 2017

Day 1, Tuesday

Math: Learners practiced 3 x 2 digit division sums.

UOI: Learners further continued to discuss the Muscular System.

Language: The poem “The Blind men and the Elephant”  was read and the question – answers were discussed.

Homework:

Math: Solve the given worksheet.

Language: Write the answers to the questions of the chapter “The Blind men and the Elephant” from the EE reference book, in the language notebook.

Highlights and Homework of the day: 21st March

Highlights and Homework of the day: 21st March

Language :

  • Students revised all the steps of the Writing Process orally with the teacher. Students did the Pre -writing and drafting (Draft 1) of their own story focusing on all the essential elements of the story. They also revised their work using ARMS strategy.

UOI:

  • Disclosed the Central Idea through word splash.

Homework:

Language: Complete the given worksheet.

The link of the story is given below-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T2MuoZQoEg

Math: Solve the given word problems:

a. Dharmaj has 9 shirts and each shirt has 16  buttons. How many buttons are there on all the shirts?

b. There are 52 candies in a jar. How many candies are there in 6 such jars?

Regards,

Runa Nath(HRT)

Being a responsible digital citizen

Being a responsible digital citizen

Dear Parent,

Since the beginning of this year, we have been talking about integrating Digital media in the classroom and sensitizing students and parents to become responsible digital citizens. Going further, we also conducted a session on ‘Digital sensitization’ with the parents and took an initiative to observe ‘No Screen Day, once every cycle.  Let me confess, both the initiatives, remained absolutely successful in spreading an awareness amongst students and parents, not only about the careful use of digital media in our lives, but also knowing different ways of protecting our personal identity.

However, the world of learning online is quite interesting and challenging in itself. Therefore, extending ourselves further, we had an audit done for the devices in the month of February; and to our surprise, the results were astonishing. We found that in spite of cyber policy in place and constant reminders by the teachers, students were found using parents’ account,  proxy sites and extensions, downloaded games/movies/songs, and different chats and messenger apps.

The question here to ponder is whom to blame, should we blame ourselves or media? Or should we blame our surroundings? Or should we blame the forever evolving tech industry? Well, we will never be able to find the right answer to any of these questions; as there are multiple factors that impact the digital transformation of our current generation. Therefore, it is important that we upgrade ourselves and keep on moving towards our target of increasing digital awareness. It is rightly said,

Digital citizenship is a way of life in today’s digital society. Living and working in any society comes with both rights and responsibilities. It is not enough to teach our students how to use technology, we must also teach the how to use if legally,ethically, safely and responsibly. (The Role of ICT in the PYP, 2011)

We request all the parents to be actively involved in their child’s learning and get themselves equipped with the basic use of technology. How is it possible that as parents, we are actively involved in social media sites and other applications, but when it comes to accessing our parent account, we show less or no interest in learning to use or access email account? At Fountainhead, there are some basic expectations from the parents that are well communicated, at the beginning of the year. And therefore, reiterating those facts again, we recommend you to learn to access parent account. In addition,

  • remain positively engaged in your child’s learning,
  • support their good choices, review privacy settings,
  • teach critical thinking,
  • explain the implications,
  • help your child be good digital citizen,
  • empower your child to handle issues,
  • encourage your child to be digital leaders
  • Make sure that your children are using the devices in a central and open location at home

As a  parent, the best way to encourage your children to be responsible digital citizens, is to educate them about the benefits and risks of using technology. Just as you help them to stay safe in the real-world, for example by teaching them to cross the street safely and to inform you when they want to go somewhere, parents today need to ensure that their children are aware of the rules they should be following when using technology. Remember that you are your child’s first teacher and role model, and that it is important for you to stay updated with the technologies that your children are using.

Digital Citizen Resources for Parents:

Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsense.org/

Family Online Safety Institute: https://www.fosi.org/

NetSmartz: http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents

StaySafeOnline: https://staysafeonline.org/

Regards,

Ritu Chopra

Zahabiyah Shaikhmahmood

Highlights and homework – Day 1 – March 21st

Highlights and homework – Day 1 – March 21st

PYP Ex :  Students were divided into groups and they shared their learning from the Kachchh trip, keeping in mind the main idea of the unit along with the aspects of culture.

Then, in groups, students reflected on a chart, the 10 things they saw or places they visited during the trip, 7 quotes which they heard from the local people, artisans, guide etc during the trip, 5 ideas which they understood, 3 questions they still have and 1 main idea of the trip. This helped them share their ideas and have a detailed understanding of the places visited at LRK, GRK as well as Ahmedabad.

Further, learners mapped their experiences/examples from the trip to each aspect of TDT – Where we are in place and time. They also came to the conclusions that their findings is interconnected between the aspects.

Homework :

PYP Ex :

  1. Stick your trip booklet in your journal.
  2. Complete your cyclic reflection and update the blob tree.
  3. Write answers to these questions in your journal : a) Which is the most memorable experience of the trip for you? Why? (For the ones who did not attend the trip – Write the AHA finding from your research and why?  b) Which aspect of the Culture you find most interesting? Why? c) Which aspect of the TDT you find most interesting? Why?

Math : Complete the worksheet of equivalent ratios.

Highlights and homework of the day (day 1)

Highlights and homework of the day (day 1)

UOI:

  • The students were shown a video on the Personal migration history of Mahatma Gandhi and the partition of India and Pakistan.

Language :

  • Students revised all the steps of the Writing Process orally with the teacher. Students did the Prewriting and drafting (Draft 1) of their own story focusing on all the essential elements of the story. 

                                                               Homework

  • Students will complete the two language worksheets given.

Regards,

Shruti:)

21st March,2017 Homework

21st March,2017 Homework

Language- Complete the C.W. The link and the questions have been mailed to you all. Practice grammar using this link and share the score with your parents- https://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/grammar/gr5/launcher.html?qid=0502

Math- Practice the concept of angles through these links- http://www.mathplayground.com/alienangles.html https://www.mathplayground.com/measuringangles.html http://www.mathgames.com/skill/5.3-types-of-triangles

Draw and identify the following angles:

  1. LABC measuring 45°
  2. LXYZ measuring 110°
  3. Draw a right angle PQR
  4. LTUV measuring 150°
  5. LABC of 210°
  6. LSTU of 30°
  7. LXYZ of 250°

UOI- Practice the experiment you have decide to conduct. Bring all the resources and materials needed to conduct it. Record the experiment in’Experiment 5′ of your journal. Remember the conditions that are necessary for the experiment- The experiment should show how a particular material behaves and interacts with other materials. You should be able to mention the physical/chemical/reversible/irreversible changes. The experiment should have real life application.

NOTE- Your CBs should be charged properly and you need to carry earphones/headphones.

 

Field Trip to the Balaji Wafers Factory!!

Field Trip to the Balaji Wafers Factory!!

Dear parent,

For the unit ‘Economic Activities’, students will be visiting ‘Balaji Wafers Factory’ tomorrow to understand ‘The Process of Production’ and learn about ‘The Distribution Channel’. As the factory is situated near Valsad, we have hired a small bus for the field trip. The cost for the same is Rs.400 per student which will be deducted from the students’ imprest amount.

The students will come to school at the regular time in the morning 07:30 am route. We’ll be leaving from the school at 8:30 am and will return by 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm.  So, while returning the students will come back home by the 3:30 pm route. Kindly send an extra tiffin having some heavy snack, a water bottle, a cap and a napkin in a small backpack.

It would be a great learning experience so please make sure that the student attends this field trip. For any query, please get back to me.

Regards,
Pinky Shah

 

Highlights and homework for 21st March, 2017

Highlights and homework for 21st March, 2017

[Highlight Of The Day]

  • Students revised figures of speech, integers, and ratio and proportion through online quiz.
  • They watched a ted video on ‘influence of culture and behavior’ and shared the understanding from the video as a class. -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-Yy6poJ2zs

[Homework]

  • Create a poster/collage/painting/poem showcasing your idea about India’s culture. It can be done on an A4 or A3 sheet.(To be submitted tomorrow) Please note that this should be a quality piece or else you will be required to redo the homework.
  • You need to complete your trip booklet (writing quality reflections in important)