Gardenia School February 2016 Newsletter Update

Posted on March 16th, by AlphaBet Club in charity, gardenia, newsletter. No Comments

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

Curriculum

Math

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

English

Jolly Phonics art activity

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.

 

Learning short vowel sounds in Phonics class

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

Social Science

Learning parts of the body with an activity!

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.

Value Education

Teacher reading a story on “Volka and the Pink ball”

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’.

Physical Education

Shake up time in PE class

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.

Nutrition

Meal time in Gardenia

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

Special Celebration

Birthday celebrations of 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.”