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Final PTC slots

Final PTC slots

Dear Parents,

Following are the final PTC slots, kindly adhere to the timings. Those parents who are going to meet me on hangout are also requested to be online as per their slot timings.

Time slots Name
7:40-8:05 Pratham
8:05-8:30 Pratyush Hangout
8:30-8:55 Shreyan Hangout
8:55-9:15 BREAK
9:15-9:40 Jaanav
9:40-10:05 Yatharth
10:05-10:30 Agastya
10:30-10:55 Priyanshi
10:55-11:20 Ahmedali
11:20-11:45 Yatri
11:45-12:05 BREAK
12:05-12:30 Dhairyaraj Hangout
12:30-12:55 Dhruvi
12:55-1:20 Yuvika Hangout
1:20-1:45 Nyassha Hangout
1:45-2:10 Garv
2:10-2:35 Prisha Hangout
2:35-3:00 Vanessa
3:00-3:25 Diya
3:25-3:30 BREAK
3:30-3:55 Aryan
3:55-4:20 Mannat
4:20-4:45 Riddhima Hangout

Regards,

Sr KG Sparkle

 

Final PTC Slots

Final PTC Slots

Dear Parents,

Following are the final PTC slots, kindly adhere to the timings. Those parents who are going to meet me on hangout are also requested to be online as per their slot timings.

Sr.No Names of the students Time slots
1 Pratham 7:40 –  8:05
2. Pratyush(hangout) 8:05 – 8:30
3. Shreyan(hangout) 8:30 – 8:55
BREAK 8:55 – 9:15
4 Jaanav 9:15 – 9:40
5 Yatharth 9:40 – 10:05
6 Agastya 10:05 – 10:30
7 Priyanshi 10:30 – 10:55
8 Ahmedali 10:55 – 11:20
9 Yatri 11:20 – 11:45
BREAK 11:45 – 12:05
10
Dhairyaraj (hangout)
12:05 – 12:30
11  Dhruvi 12:30 – 12:55
12 Yuvika(hangout) 12:55 – 1:20
13 Nyassha(hangout) 1:20 – 1:45
14 Garv 1:45 – 2:10
15 Prisha(hangout) 2:10 – 2:35
16 Vanessa 2:35 – 3:00
17 Diya 3:00 – 3:25
Break 3:25 – 3:30
18 Aryan 3:30 – 3:55
19 Mannat 3:55 – 4:20
20 Riddhima(hangout) 4:40 –4:45

Regards

Sr K.G Sparkle

Highlights of the week 10th – 13th June

Highlights of the week 10th – 13th June

Dear Parents,

I am glad to inform you all that students are almost settled and are tuned in for the academic year 2014- 15.

Following are the highlights of the week:

  • In circle time they shared “what they did during summer vacation”,  their likes and dislikes, enjoyed the music and movement and rhymes/songs, etc
  • Learners revised all the Math operations from 1 – 20 – forward, backward, before, after, ascending, descending,etc in learning centers.
  • Revision of alphabets and their sounds from Aa – Zz  and sight words. Read alouds were done in the class.

Kindly make a note of the following points:

Submit the summer vacation homework if not yet done.

Send the i-card for issuing library books.

Collect the phone chain list sent on Friday.  Sr KG – Ignite, Dazzle, Sparkle will be sending the updated  list later on.

Communication through mail

Communication through mail

Dear Parents,

As we will not be using communication diaries this year, henceforth all daily communication will be done through Nucleus. A demo  will be given on the PTM. Till then, you can communicate through notes and kindly instruct your child to hand over the note to their respective teacher. You can also mail the HRTs.

The HRT’s of Sr. K.G. email id’s:

Glitter: payal.Jain@fountainheadschools.org

Ignite: anita.Sibi@fountainheadschools.org

Kindle: maria.dahodwala@fountainheadschools.org

Sparkle: aditi.thakur@fountainheadschools.org

Dazzle: nandini.Aswani@fountainheadschools.org

Blaze: anupama.Khedkar@fountainheadschools.org

Glimmer:shreya.kantharia@fountainheadschools.org

Shine:ekta.chhabra@fountainheadschools.org

Team Leader: manisha.naik@fountainheadschools.org

Regards,

Sr. K.G Team

Welcome to S.r KG!!

Welcome to S.r KG!!

Dear parents,

Welcome back!

I hope you all had a zealous summer break. It  was a wonderful experience  welcoming students on the first day of school. They gathered in the assembly area and were welcomed by the HRTs by tying a band on their wrist with a message “Our class would  knot be the same without you ”. The teachers took the students  to their respective classes.

The day started with a self introduction of all students and teachers with the song  “ Ikty pikty bubble bee…..can you tell your name to me?” Few routines and procedures were also revised with them and many creative activities were conducted.

I look forward working in unison for your child’s holistic development.

The Homeroom teachers for Sr Kg for the evolving students are-

Ignite- Anita Sibi

Kindle- Maria Dahodwala

Sparkle- Aditi Thakur

Glitter- Payal Jain

Blaze- Anupama Khedkar

Glimmer- Shreya Kantharia

Shine- Ekta Chhabra

Dazzle- Nandini Aswani.

Co-teacher-  Parvin Samnani

 

Sr. KG Team leader,

Manisha. Naik

Kindly send the following things mentioned below by 13th June-

1) 5 things which describe your child the best.(eg: favourite toy,food, color, cartoon etc.)

2) 5 passport sized photographs of your child.

3) Students have  to wear one I-card throughout the month (30th June) and the other I-card has to be sent during the library slots for issuing books.

5) Label all your child’s’  belongings.

6) Send floaters/crocs to be kept at school.

7) Keep an extra pair of clothes and 2 napkins in the bag daily.

8) Details about the digital diary: SR.KG will not be using the  communication diary this year, so, all daily communication will be done through nucleus. A demo  will be given on the PCM. Till then, You can communicate through a note and kindly instruct your child to hand over the note to the respective teacher.

Sr. KG Team

 

Night out

Night out

Dear Parents,

Kindly make your child wear warm inner/thermals, clothes with full sleeves as this will help in protecting them from the cold weather.

Please label the bag and all the clothes which you send with your child.

Regards,

Nursery & Jr.KG Team

 

Dear Parents,

“A warm WELCOME to Jr KG”

Let me introduce all the teachers and sections of Jr KG.

Red- Nisha Jain

Blue- Ruchita Choudhary

Yellow-  Ambuja Sharma

Violet – Payal Jain

Indigo-  Zenab Alika

Green- Niyanta Desai

Orange- Tasneem Katerawala

White- Jigna Chevli

First day of school !

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Jr KG learners were full of excitement as they assembled in Rendezvous (assembly) and were greeted by their HRT’s (Home room teachers) who gave them colorful smiles as per their respective class section color.

The faces of students were filled with varied expressions , few were glad to see their new teachers; some seemed little lost, and some comfortable in entering their big new world of learning……

Finally, they were taken to their respective classes and settled themselves in the new environment   Teachers then proceeded  with their planned activities.

Do stay in touch with us through diaries, blogs and e-mails.

And be on the look out for more in coming days !

Regards,

Manisha Naik

Jr KG Level Coordinator

To nurture leaders through primary greatness.

Puppet show

Puppet show

 In our yearlong unit “Stories”, our learners are continuously introduced to various mediums to understand that stories can be presented in a variety of forms.

On Thursday, 29th December, a surprise was planned for the learners. Puppet Theater was introduced through a Panchtantra story – “The Greedy Lion”. There was curiosity & excitement among the students before the surprise was disclosed. It was an entertaining time for them as well as a learning experience. A variety of puppets (hand puppet, stick puppet, finger puppet) and the way they can be used was demonstrated through the Puppet Theater.

Manisha

Some images from the Puppet Theater.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venturing out of class to learn Pictographs.

Venturing out of class to learn Pictographs.

I am overjoyed to share how our students learnt about Pictographs by using and developing their research skills in Math.

Students learnt pictographs under the strand, Data handling. During the sessions they developed the sub skills like- formulating questions, collecting data, recording data, organising data, interpreting data & presenting research findings.

Students were given the opportunity to draw pictographs of their own choice. They went through the process of collecting data by questioning different set of individuals. They surveyed and collected the data from different sections of Jr Kg and Sr.kg. Other teachers and the admin staff. They recorded the data independently and organised it in the form of pictographs. Students presented their research findings by interpreting the pattern which emerged from the data collected in the class.

They came up with very beautiful real life examples of pictographs like – Vehicles, food items, flowers, vegetables, flavours of ice cream/cake, fruits, games, types of families, etc.

I would like to show and share the sample of one pictograph of different food items like- juice, Maggi and Manchurian, prepared by a Jr.kg Orange student.

   

Here the student collected the data from Jr.kg Violet. After collecting & organising data she presented her findings to the class teacher where she shared her interpretation that- “Ma’am mostly all Jr.kg Violet students like to eat more junk food like Manchurian and very few of them like to have juices.”

Through researching, students developed their confidence and communication skills during this activity.

Few pictures of Jr.kg learners collecting data from different set of individuals.

Learner collecting data on Types of family(Joint family, Nuclear family or nuclear family with grandparents) from a Sr. kg Class.ÂÂÂÂ

 

Learner collecting data from Admin member, Support staff member and Yajuvendra (PE) Sir
Jr.kg Violet student collecting data on favorite fruits from Zahabiah Ma'am from Admin staff

 

Regards,

Manisha

Jr.kg team

Reflections of Term 1_ Jr Kg Red

Reflections of Term 1_ Jr Kg Red

Reflections of Term 1

First Day of the School.

On the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, teachers were excited to welcome learners and were all set to start the Academic Session of 2011.  The eager learners were assembled in the assembly and the teachers were busy sorting them section wise (Jr.kg Red, Blue, White…….).

 

 

We were faced with a variety of learners, Few were excited to see their teachers, class, friends etc, few were crying, cranky in the scenario, and there was even some element of surprise in the air etc. At last the learners were sorted as per their sections.

 Procedures and routines were introduced to the learners which helped them to settle down in their classes. They are required to abide by these procedures and routines for effortless (easy) functioning of the class. Gradually they settled down in the class.

The procedures & routines which learners follow daily are listed below:

Procedures for the classroom(These are the same across all the Jr.kg classes

  • We enter the class on time after getting off the bus, after every activity and breaks.
  • After settling we take our washroom break and then get started with our activity.
  • We keep our bags / diaries / Tiffin boxes / water bottles (filled and empty) and any other belongings properly at their places within 5 minutes of entering the class.
  • We keep our shoes at their allocated place/shoe racks.
  • We sit on our pre– allotted places.
  • We form a circle.(teacher will move her finger clock wise for circle time)
  • We raise our hands and wait for our turn to speak.(children have to put one finger on their lips & have to raise another hand for their turn)
  • We talk on topic related things.(if children go off track then teacher will move her hands in opposite direction)
  • We will keep our resources in their respective places after every activity (teacher will keep buzzing with any musical sound until they pack-up)
  • We seek our attention towards teacher (teacher will first clap 3 times than 2 times & then 1 time.)
  • We use  class stationery carefully
  • We walk in pairs quietly on the left side. (teachers will show two fingers to the children & they have to make a pair line for music, PE, Library & one finger for single line.)
  • We wash our hands before and after eating.
  • We share our resources with our friends.
  • We use the magic words like THANKYOU, PLEASE, SORRY, EXCUSE ME, wherever necessary.

Some pictures of learners following procedures & routines:

Assembly of early years (pre-primary):

During assembly the Learners assemble in the assembly and are exposed to various events which enhance their learning. Events are like puppet shows, drama (stories), celebrations of various festivals, etc and our National anthem.

Events which were conducted are:-

  • Drama on 5 little monkeys had nothing to do
  • Drama on safety during  the Monsoon season
  • Drama on safety rules in bus.
  • Hindi Saptah
  • Puppet show by Sr. kg teachers.
  • Festivals- Janmasthmi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Independence Day.
  • Book week


Activities conducted in the class (Academics)

UOI- Materials

Central idea: We find different materials in the environment and they behave differently.

Elements covered in this unit were:

Learner profile: Knowledgeable, Inquirer, Reflective

Concepts: Form, Change

Attitudes: Curiosity, Enthusiasm.

Trans disciplinary Skills: Research Skills, Thinking skills, Communication skills, Social skills, Self management skills.

 The unit on Materials began with the Tuning in activity where the learners were taken for a Nature Walk.

Learners were exposed to different  types of materials during tuning in activity.

 

There were experiments demonstrated by the teacher which helped the learners to build an understanding based on their prior knowledge.  The learners explored different kinds of materials and their properties which enabled them to associate and connect them with their real life. These exploration activities developed learners Skills: Research Skills, Thinking skills, Communication skills, Social skills, Self management skills.

  •  Soluble-Insoluble, Float-Sink

 

 

 

 

  • Elasticity

  • Magnetism

  • Viscosity

 

Learners were enthusiastic and curious (attitudes) to explore materials and to learn different properties.  Overall the unit was quite interesting for the learners as they were able to learn from exploring and playing.

Language

Curriculum covered:

Strand: Oral, written & visual communication.

Learners learning -Alphabets from Aa – Hh,

Learners were exposed to a wide range of vocabulary while learning each alphabet.

 

High frequency words.

Learners have started framing sentences using high frequency words which helped them in their conversation.

 

Author study– Jonathan London (Froggy series)

Learners enjoyed the escapades of the character Froggy, which was presented by the teacher through mediums like- books, drama, videos, puppet shows etc. Learners were motivated to perform the stories through drama.


Circle time.

Learners were keen to sing songs and rhymes, which were related to the UOI, language, math festivals and bi-lingual songs as well.   This activity aided in their Language Skills by developing their listening, speaking & presentation skills.

Math

Curriculum covered:

Strand – Numbers & Measurement, Temperature, Sizes, Directions (Pre math concepts).

Numbers: Learners practicing backward, forward, middle, between numbers, counting objects, backward/forward counting with manipulatives & through different strategies.   

Pre math Concepts: Learners have started using pre math concepts in their vocabulary to express their ideas and views in real life. Example – “That hotel is very far , we will go to the hotel which is very near, My mama is tall than me, First break is cold and second break food is hot.”

 

Regards,

Manisha