Gardenia School February 2016 Newsletter Update
K3 and K4 having done extremely well in the 1st assessment conducted in the month of February, Gardenia School is proud to mention its accomplishments in academics! This is what the curriculum supervisors, Meher and Selvi had to say: Children are good in literary and math, they act confident and are able to work well independently. Also, they have excellent communication skills and their classrooms are well organized with all the required study materials.
Attendance and Nutrition
No. of students enrolled: 41
Total number of meals served this month: 1,659
No. of school days: 24
No. of Students Enrolled (Day): 41
Average attendance: 38
Attendance in %: 92
Total breakfasts served: 900
Total lunches served: 759
Total number meals served since opening at Gardenia: 8,829
Total ABC-BB School partnership meals since opening: 283,208
Patterns was the theme of the month for K3. Many activities related to patterns like – twin towers, what comes next?, paper pattern chains were conducted for children. Visual recognition of even and odd numbers from 1 to 10 was shown to them in a new way.
K4 continued learning to count orally from 1 to 50, counting numbers in multiples of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s was repeated and identifying even, odd and missing numbers from 1 to 50 was practiced in this month
K3 this month learned sounds of the letters h and s with the help of story, action and formation. K3 has progressed into blending sounds to read words.
K4 learned the short vowel sounds of the vowels. They continued writing letters from a to z. Tricky words like I, he, me, be, we, to, do, go, no and so were taught to them. High frequency words like a, in, of, it, on, is, at, up, all and us were covered during the month.
Local Language Kannada:
K4 practiced writing from letters a to ta
K3 children focused on learning on “My Body” with activities, educational charts and games to identify body parts.
K4 children learned about the animals in the Savanna forest, desert land and tundra region of the arctic.
Theme of the month for K3 was ‘Diligent and Dependable’. Through the story ‘Volka and the pink ball’ children were taught the moral of being diligent and dependable.
K4 had some moral based story telling sessions by their teachers on the stories – ‘Pig in the pond, Have you seen the Crocodile? Oliver’s fruits salad and Ten seeds’.
Children are encouraged to play in our outdoor- roof top playground. Every day, 15 minutes of physical activity is included in the schedule. This month too, children played outdoors whenever weather permitted.
Well balanced nutritious meals were prepared and served every day. Children were served with breakfast and lunch on all working days. A total of 1,659 meals were served for our children
Birthdays are special for everyone. Children express great joy in celebrating their birthdays with their friends! Here is a picture from February 26th birthday celebrations at the school.
“Special Thanks to the staff that supports the Gardenia School at our Implementation Partner, Building Blocks, to the Infrastructure Funding Partner, AlphaBet Club donors and volunteers, Casa Foundation for construction and fundraising efforts and DNF for providing the building.”