Gardenia School September 2015 Newsletter Update
Education is the key to a successful development and teachers have a lasting impact in the lives of their students. On September 5th, Teachers Day was celebrated at Gardenia school. A day to express gratitude for the great work teachers do at the school all year long. Building blocks organized a memorable outing for them at the Garden Asia Resort on the 7th September.
Attendance and Nutrition
No. of students enrolled: 36
Total number of meals served this month: 1,031
No. of school days: 19
No. of Students Enrolled (Day): 36
Average attendance: 32
Attendance in %: 89
Total breakfasts served: 546
Total lunches served: 485
Total number meals served since opening at Gardenia: 2,321
Total ABC-BB School partnership meals since opening: 242,403
Children learned numbers orally from 1 to 50 and counting by 10’s/100’s. In Fun with Math class, they learned the key words big/small/thick/thin/rough/smooth/hard/soft/fast/slow etc.
In Jolly Phonics, kids are introduced to the letter sound of “S” with action, formation, song, game and activity
Through language enrichment cards students learned words like inside, outside, on, off, father – man, mother – woman. Also, through these cards kids learned the opposite of words and genders.
Local Language Kannada:
This month they learned Kannada language vowels A to Aha orally.
They learned about Community Helpers like fireman, policeman, teacher, nurse etc.
Character development was the topic of the month. Kids learned to be courteous, well mannered, obedient and attentive.
This month they learned about shapes and colors and also they started fun with math classes.
In Jolly Phonics, they started to learn about Jolly Phonic aspects through – environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, body percussion, rhythm and rhyme.
Also, children learned being attentive with stories and activities.
Children are encouraged to play in our outdoor play ground. Daily 15 minutes of physical activity are included in the school schedule.
Well balanced nutritious meals were prepared and served every day. Children were given breakfast and lunch on all working days. A total of 1,031 free meals were served at the Gardenia school this month.
On September 22nd the staff and children celebrated AlphaBet Club’s founder, Troy Swanson’s birthday with cake and sent him their best wishes. Special meals were arranged for the children.
A community meeting was held by the social workers Christina and Pushpa on September 18th. The topics discussed were student attendance, cleanliness and hygiene.
“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.”