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Highlights of the week

Highlights of the week

 

Circle Time:

Revision of the rhymes done till date.

Introduction of the rhyme:

“Swinging, swinging, swinging,
Morning bells are ringing,
Sounding bells are sounding,
Monday, Monday morning.”

  • Source: Steiner rhyme

Phonological Awareness :

  • Activities related to Listening skills were conducted.
  • Language development.
  • Drill: Who washes and iron our clothes?

Closing circle:

On the request of parents, we have attached a PDF file wherein you can find the story. Story: The Musical Donkey

  • Read aloud:
  • Read aloud from Class library.   

Math:

  • Introduction of pre math concept:- broad and narrow.
  • Introduction of number 11 and backward counting through story and manipulative
  • Revision of all the concepts.

Language:

  • Introduction of letter ‘g’ and ‘d’
  • Revision of blending
  • Introduction of the Tricky word- ‘ he‘ and ‘me’.
  • Revision of  the tricky words “ I and the”.

UOI:

TDT  : How we organise ourselves

Central Idea :  People play different roles communities to which they belong.

Students were taken for In house visit to library and kitchen.

Following Guest speakers were called to brief the students about their respective roles & responsibilities:

Drivers, conductors and bus didi.

Homework:

Language : Page no 7 & 9 of language booklet.

Math :   Worksheet

Reminder for the Night out

List of items students need to bring:

  1. Toilet accessories.
  2. One pair of clothes, one nightwear & footwear
  3. Warm blanket and bed sheet (Mattress and pillow will be provided from the school)
  4. Sweater/ Jacket/ Inner-wear (thermal, warm clothes/socks ). All students should wear at least 4 layers of clothes (thermals, half sleeves t-shirt, full sleeves t-shirt and jacket/ sweater), should wear 2 pairs of socks (1 cotton and 1 woolen) and a pair of gloves.
  5. Bottoms: Thermals followed by 2 layers of pants
  6. Woolen caps/ monkey caps/ scarves
  7. 2 layers of covers (Bed sheet and Blanket)
  8. Mosquito repellent

All the items should be labeled properly to avoid confusion.

Happy Weekend !!

Regards,

Jr. KG Team

 

Uniform policy- Update

Uniform policy- Update

Dear Parent,

During winters, thermals of only black, white or grey color can be worn inside the school uniform t-shirt.
Note that students cannot wear full sleeve t-shirts/sweatshirts of any other color.
For bottoms- Only black leggings can be worn along with the school shorts if the student is not comfortable with full pants.
Highlights for the week 3rd-7th Dec.

Highlights for the week 3rd-7th Dec.

 

Circle Time:

Revision of the rhymes done till date.

 

Introduction of the rhyme:

On the tip toes trip the fairies

On the tip toes trip the fairies,

lightly, lightly, softly, softly.

But the mighty, clumsy giant,

stamps so heavily, stamps so loudly.

And the children skip so gaily, left foot, right foot around the ring. All the fairies, all the giants, all the children dance and sing.

  • Source Unknown.

Phonological Awareness :

  • Activities related to Listening skills were conducted.
  • Language development.
  • Drill:

Q: Who helps us to catch the thieves?

Ans: The Policeman helps us

Closing circle:

  • Story: The Swan geese

Read aloud:

  • Read aloud from Class library.   

Math:

  • Revision of all the concepts.
  • Introduction of numbers 21-30 orally
  • Learning centers.

Language:

  • Revision of previous concepts
  • Introduction of letter ‘m’
  • Blending-Segmenting  
  • Introduction of the Tricky word- ‘ I ‘ & ‘the’

UOI:

TDT                : How we organise ourselves

Central Idea :  People play different roles in the communities to which they belong.

 

  • Exploration table
  • Formative assessment

 

Homework:

Language : Language booklet page no- 5 & 6

Math :   Worksheet

Important Note :-

  • The fruit day of the following sections:

Monday – Jr. KG White, Orange, Yellow, Blue

Tuesday- Jr.KG Green, Violet, Indigo, Red

  • If your child is reflecting at home kindly acknowledge the HR through daily diary.
  • Kindly send the Diwali Homework if not sent.
  • Kindly send a pair of floaters, which will remain in the class till the end of the year.

Happy Weekend !!

Regards,

Jr. KG Team

 

Raconteur Calling!

Raconteur Calling!

Dear Raconteurs,

We thank each one of you for sharing your thoughts, feelings and ideas and making our school magazine a literary piece of art! A loud shout out to all who made it possible!

Our ideas keep changing, developing and modifying with each passing moment and we don’t want any of these to just drift by.

So let’s get going! We want to ensure that parents and students get optimum time to write for their favorite magazine. However, as mentioned in the previous blog post, we have quite a few precious pieces left with us which we are planning to take up in the April issue. So, the number of days for submission and the number of topics have been reduced for this time.

We have shortlisted a few topics to give you a starting point, but you are free to write on any topic of your choice. You can choose to compose a poem, write an article or create a poster/artwork. Parent articles are welcome in Hindi/Gujarati as well. (No hard copies will be accepted)

The topics are:

 

  • Planning a Vacation
  • If I could be a/an …..
  • My Promises To the New Year
  • Book/s I have Read Again and Again
  • What’s in a Name?
  • Dealing With Peer Pressure
  • Coding- The Language Of Future
  • Elections are the Best Test for Democracy
  • My Favorite Catchphrase
  • Words I Misspell the Most
  • Poetry- Few Words More Expressions
  • Living In a Selfless World

 

Points to ponder while writing/submitting articles:

  • All entries to be submitted in Google doc format ONLY to newsletter@fountainheadschools.org. Entries shared in any other format will be rejected. Word limit for articles – 300 words.
  • At least 60% of your write up should be original. If you have used any outside source, please be sure to add all the references / links in the footnote of the article.
  • We will not be publishing more than 1 article/poem per student/parent.
  • Do not share articles published earlier on personal blogs.
  • We request parents to send original work done by their child as we want to keep the essence of  thoughts that play in a child’s mind. Parents can check their child’s work, in terms of spellings and grammar but please retain the words used by your child.
  • In case of parent article, mention your full name, child’s name, grade and section at the end of the article.
  • Parent photos should be sent as a passport sized jpeg file. No selfies.
  • Posters/Artwork should be in A4 size only. Kindly mention name, grade and section on the flipside of the poster.
  • Entries to be mailed from school mail id only. Entries sent from personal email ids will be rejected.
  • Scanned images/posters/artwork should be in high resolution.
  • Any communication with the Raconteur team should be addressed to newsletter@fountainheadschools.org.  Please do not email the editors on their school email id.

Please note that we will try to publish as many articles as we can but due to space constraints we might not be able to publish all articles that are submitted.

Disclaimer: Selection of an article is at editor’s discretion.

 

The last date for submission is 25th December, 2018.

 

Looking forward to receiving your entries.

 

Raconteur Team.

 

Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM)

Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM)

Dear Parent,

We are here with the 2nd Parent Teacher Meeting of the academic year 2018-19.

Grade Date Time Venue
Early Years 8th December 2018 8:00 am – 9:30 am Respective classrooms
Grade 1, Grade 3 and Grade 5 15th December 2018 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Grade 2 and Grade 4 15th December 2018 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Note that:

  1. The focus of the PTM 2 is teaching methodology. You will get an insight of how a particular topic is being taught in the class.  
  2. You are allowed to use your own transport to attend the PTM, hence no bus route will be run for parents. We strongly recommend car pooling due to parking space constraints. We would also want you to ensure that you vacant the car parking space once the PTM is over, as the space will be needed to park cars for the next slot.

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Night Out

Night Out

Night Out scheduled for Early Years on Saturday 15th December 2018

Dear Parents,

Night out for Early Years (Nu/JK/SK)  is scheduled on Saturday, 15th December 2018. Students will reach school by 3:00 pm on Saturday, 15th December and leave for home the next morning, Sunday 16th December.

The link for pick up (Saturday, 15th December) & drop off (Sunday, 16th December) routes are mentioned here:

Night Out Bus Routes

Please refer to the details given below:

Objective:

Night-out is the time for sharing and the children learn differently from how they do within the four walls of the classroom. It is also a way to experience school after the working hours and see how the campus looks on a dark night. It teaches the children to be independent, taking them out of their comfort zone.

Therefore it is our conscious choice to make them sleep in the open; and  be courageous to face the elements of nature. Night out is about appreciating nature as much as it is about enthusiastically having fun. So these two experiences together create a powerful learning atmosphere for the students of which certain discomforts are a part of.

Hence, we urge the parents to prepare their children for being open-minded and experiencing something different from what they get at home for e.g. a warm bed in an AC room, bedtime story, Ipads etc. In addition to all the fun elements involved, they should also reflect on the learning part in the night-out.

We would also like to mention a few concerns that may come up during the night out.

Concerns:

  1. Winters – It will be very cold, especially in the school area (where temperatures are 2-4 degrees lesser than the city) and so sleeping outdoors (in  assembly/skating rink) for children is difficult. (Nu, Jr.kg and Sr.Kg students will sleep in classrooms, G-1 to G 4, students will sleep in assembly area (Rendezvous), beyond grade 4 students will sleep in skating rink. If the temperature drops below 12 degree, even older students will sleep indoors)
  1. Mosquitoes – We take all possible steps to reduce the number of mosquitoes. However due to our location in the midst of lush green farms with stagnated water (as the crops are paddy and sugarcane) on all sides, we cannot eliminate the mosquito menace completely.

Steps taken:

  • Daily fogging in open areas in the mornings.
  • Spraying of insecticides in open areas on regular intervals.
  • During Night outs, fogging is done in the sleeping area before the students go to sleep.
  • Also, we ask parents to send mosquito repellent cream so that the teacher can help the student apply it, before going to sleep.

In spite of taking care of all the points mentioned above, there still can be cases of mosquito/ insect bite to a few children who have sensitive skin or due to allergic reaction.  In such a case the parent must inform the respective HRT / TL in advance so that the teacher can address the issue.

  1. Insects – At night in most months of the year there are lots of insects that are attracted towards artificial lighting. Our toilets are open at the top to allow for light and ventilation. Toilet lights have to remain switched ON from evening till night (so that students and adults can find it easily).

As mentioned, night out is as much about being close to nature therefore it is necessary that children sleep outdoors. Parents need to ensure that children are properly equipped with clothes and covers to handle the cold (and it is much more colder for the child compared to his/her regular bed). You must make sure the children are really well dressed and carry a good repellent cream as we want them to have a memorable experience sleeping in the outdoors!

Schedule:

Time Details
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Arrival / General instructions/ Sharing Agenda/ Settling down.Outdoor games
5:05 PM- 5:20 PM Snacks
5:25 PM – 6:25 PM Photo session and frame making in class
6:30 PM – 6:55 PM In-class Free play
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dance
7:35 PM – 8:15 PM Dinner
8:15 PM – 9:00 PM Changing time
9:00 PM – 9:15 PM Story time
9:30 PM – 6:30 PM Bed time
6:30 AM – 7:00 AM Wake up call/ Freshen up
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Leave for home

 

List of items students need to bring:

  1. Toilet accessories.
  2. One pair of clothes, one nightwear & footwear
  3. Warm blanket and bed sheet (Mattress and pillow will be provided from the school)
  4. Sweater/ Jacket/ Inner-wear (thermal, warm clothes/socks ). All students should wear at least 4 layers of clothes (thermals, half sleeves t-shirt, full sleeves t-shirt and jacket/ sweater), should wear 2 pairs of socks (1 cotton and 1 woolen) and a pair of gloves.
  5. Bottoms: Thermals followed by 2 layers of pants
  6. Woolen caps/ monkey caps/ scarves
  7. 2 layers of covers (Bedsheet and Blanket)
  8. Mosquito repellent

All the items should be labeled properly to avoid confusion. Please do not send any expensive toys or other items. The school will not be responsible for any kind of loss.

We encourage every student to be present for the night out, it’s an event that children really enjoy. There will be sufficient number of teachers and support staff to ensure that the students are safe and secure in the school apart from extra security arrangements for the event. The school also appoints a senior staff member (HOS/Principal/ Coordinators/ Admin Managers) as a safety monitor for the night out who ensures that all students are safe.

Thanks,

Fountainhead School.

Rasoi se Rishton Tak!

Rasoi se Rishton Tak!

Did you know that:

Your body is a chemical factory: from hormones to minerals to vitamins, a lot of reactions happen in your body that you may not be aware of?

Did you know that:

Your kitchen is a laboratory: when you set curd, make pickles, deep fry, or simply help yourself to a glass of water, every action of yours has a reaction in your body?

Know more about how your simple rasoda and the choices you make there can positively impact your wellbeing by attending the lecture Rasoi se Rishton tak.

Date: 6th December 2018
Time: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Venue: Pulse

_____________________________________________________________________________

Ms. Rekha Diwekar

Ms. Rekha Diwekar has a rich experience of 35 years teaching Chemistry in college. Post her retirement, she started speaking about Chemistry in the kitchen by combining her knowledge of Chemistry and her passion for kitchen related activities. Since then, she has spoken at prestigious forums like Kala Ghoda Festival, given talks for corporates in Mumbai and Pune and had spoken at many clubs, schools, colleges, ladies club, senior citizen forums in India, UK, USA and Kenya.

So parents, grab the opportunity and attend the session. Click on the following link and fill the form to confirm your presence.

Link: Rasoi se Rishton Tak!