13 February, 2017

Winners of Geography Olympiad


Tanya Valecha
Principal 
Rustomjee Cambridge International School

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Winners of Geography Olympiad
Grade 3
Sr
Names
Medal
1
Sheth  Divit
Gold
2
Williams Daniella
Gold
3
Anandkat  Drishti
Silver
Grade  4
Sr
Names
Medal
1
Kadam Hiya
Gold
2
Shah Tanisha
Silver
3
Balebail Pratham
Silver
Grade 5and 6
Sr
Names
Medal
1
Shah Kashvi
Gold
2
Arora Aarush
Silver
Grade 7,8 and 9
Sr
Names
Medal
1
Murdeshwar Harsh
Gold
2
Chaudhry AnmolKumar
Gold
3
Mangle Shlok
Silver













Winners of Nature olympiad

07 February, 2017

Proud Moments

 

 Congratulations -  Mst Yatharth Oza of grade 4 and his brother Mst Darmil Oza of grade 3 stood first and second respectively in the 12 th National Level ABACUS competition held on 28.1.17.

Grade 4 Science Salad Party



Grade 4 Science
Salad Party

Students were served a healthy salad during their lunch break. This activity was a part of the chapter "Food and Health". The nutritional facts about the ingredients of the salad were listed in the worksheets. This was a fun way to make the children aware of nutritious foods.

04 February, 2017

Grade 5 - Answer Key

Spreading Goodwill

Answer the following questions:

1. What did the writer's friend admire about the driver?
  The the writer's friend admired the driver's patience even during heavy traffic.

2. What compliments did the writer's friend pay the taxi driver?
  The writer's friend told the driver that he had done a great job of driving. He thanked him for the ride.

3. What was the writer's friend trying to spread?
  The writer's friend wanted to spread goodwill. He wanted to bring back love.

4. Do you think the method employed by the man in this passage will be successful? Why?
  App.

Directed writing:
Imagine you are the writer in the above passage. Write a letter to your friend informing him/her about your friend and his efforts to spread goodwill.

Make use of the following points:
·   What method is he following to spread goodwill? OR How is he trying to spread goodwill?
·   Why is it important to bring love back among people?
·   In what way you and your friends can help him?


Dear Reema,
1st paragraph - greeting, purpose of writing the letter and begin with first pointer.
2nd paragraph - 2nd pointer
3rd paragraph - 3rd pointer and conclude the letter.

Yours lovingly,
___________

03 February, 2017

Grade 5 - Practice comprehension

Spreading Goodwill


I was in town recently and took a ride in a taxi with a friend. When we got out of the cab, my friend said to the driver, "Thank you for the ride. You did a superb job of driving."

The taxi driver was stunned for a second. Then he said, "Are you a wise guy or something?"
"No, my dear man, and I am not putting you on. I admire the way you keep your cool in heavy traffic."

"Yeh," the driver said and drove off. "What was that all about?" I asked.

"I am trying to bring love back," he said. "It's the only thing that can save the city." "How can one man save the city?"

"It's not one man. I believe I have made that taxi driver's day. Suppose he has twenty fares. He's going to be nice to those fares because someone was nice to him. Those fares in turn will be kinder to their employees or shopkeepers or waiters or even their own families. They, in turn, will be nicer to other people. Eventually the goodwill could spread to at least a thousand people. Now that isn bad, is it?"

"But you're depending on that taxi driver to pass your goodwill to other."

"I'm not depending on it." My friend said. I'm aware that the system isn't foolproof. I might deal with ten different people today. If, out of ten, I can make three happy, then eventually I can indirectly influence the attitudes of three thousand more."

"It sounds good," I admitted, "but I am not sure it works."



Answer the following questions:

1. What did the writer's friend admire about the driver?
   

2. What compliments did the writer's friend pay the taxi driver?
   

3. What was the writer's friend trying to spread?
   

4. Do you think the method employed by the man in this passage will be successful? Why?
  

Directed writing:
Imagine you are the writer in the above passage. Write a letter to your friend informing him/her about your friend and his efforts to spread goodwill.

Make use of the following points:
·   What method is he following to spread goodwill? OR How is he trying to spread goodwill?
·   Why is it important to bring love back among people?
·   In what way you and your friends can help him?

27 January, 2017

Cyber Olympiad winners


CYBER OLYMPIAD WINNERS
GRADE 3
1
Thakker  Jeet
Gold medal
2
Kapoor  Aditi
Silver medal
3
Prasana  Mahant
Bronze medal
GRADE 4
1
Bhakade  Tanush
Gold medal
2
Parikh  Heet
Silver medal
3
Shah  Kathan
Bronze medal
GRADE 5
1
Fussey  Anshul
Gold medal ( Excellence)
2
Burman  Dakshesh
Gold medal
3
Shome  Kafley
Silver medal
4
Adhawade  Tanay   
Bronze medal

Grade 5 Science Skeletal System


Grade 5 Science
Skeletal System

Students learnt about the human skeletal system through various activities. They created skeletons of clay and paper cut-outs, to study about the different bones and joints. Students also observed the skeleton model in the laboratory.
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Grade 5 Robotics Fencer

Grade 5 Robotics
Fencer

The model of a fencer was constructed in the robotics class. Students enjoyed the team effort and came up with innovative poses.  

19 January, 2017

Grade 4 Comprehension (Answer key)

SAVING THE BIRDS

One day in spring four men were riding on horseback along a country road. These men were lawyers, and they were going to the next town to attend court. There had been a rain, and the ground was very soft. The four lawyers rode along, one behind another; for the pathway was narrow, and the mud on each side of it was deep. They rode slowly, and talked and laughed and were very jolly.

 As they were passing through a grove of small trees, they heard a great fluttering over their heads and a feeble chirping in the grass by the roadside.

"Stith!stith! stith!" came from the leafy branches above them.

"Cheep!cheep! cheep!" came from the wet grass.

"What is the matter here?" asked the first lawyer, whose name was Speed.

"Oh, it's only some old robins!" said the second lawyer, whose name was Hardin. "The storm has blown two of the little ones out of the nest. They are too young to fly, and the mother bird is making a great fuss about it."

"What a pity! They'll die down there in the grass," said the third lawyer, whose name I forget.

"Oh, well! They're nothing but birds," said Mr. Hardin. "Why should we bother?"

"Yes, why should we?" said Mr. Speed.

The three men, as they passed, looked down and saw the little birds fluttering in the cold, wet grass. They saw the mother robin flying about, and crying to her mate. Then they rode on, talking and laughing as before. In a few minutes they had forgotten about the birds.

 But the fourth lawyer, whose name was Abraham Lincoln, stopped. He got down from his horse and very gently took the little ones up in his big warm hands. They did not seem frightened, but chirped softly, as if they knew they were safe."Never mind, my little fellows," said Mr. Lincoln "I will put you in your own cozy little bed." 

Then he looked up to find the nest from which they had fallen. It was high, much higher than he could reach. But Mr. Lincoln could climb. He had climbed many a tree when he was a boy. He put the birds softly, one by one, into their warm little home. Two other baby birds were there, that had not fallen out. All cuddled down together and were very happy.

 

Soon the three lawyers who had ridden ahead stopped at a spring to give their horses water."Where is Lincoln?" asked one. All were surprised to find that he was not with them."Do you remember those birds?" said Mr. Speed. "Very likely he has stopped to take care of them." 

In a few minutes Mr. Lincoln joined them. His shoes were covered with mud; he had torn his coat on the thorny tree. "Hello, Abraham!" said Mr. Hardin. "Where have you been?""I stopped a minute to give those birds to their mother," he answered.

"Well, we always thought you were a hero," said Mr. Speed. "Now we know it."

Then all three of them laughed heartily. They thought it so foolish that a strong man should take so much trouble just for some worthless young birds."Gentlemen," said Mr. Lincoln, "I could not have slept tonight, if I had left those helpless little robins to perish in the wet grass."

Abraham Lincoln afterwards became very famous as a lawyer and statesman.

He was elected president and became one of the greatest Americans of all time.

 

Tick the correct option.

1. Why were the four men going to the next town?

A.   to attend a party

B.   to attend court

C.   to visit a friend

2. Abraham Lincoln was elected as?

 A. President of USA

 B. Prime Minister of USA

 C. President of India

3. Why did the three men stop at the spring?

A. to have lunch

B. to give water to their horses

C. to save the birds 

4. Is this story a _______________

A. Fairy Tale.

B. Fact

C. Fiction. 

Answer the following questions:

1. Why were the little robins out of their nest?

    The little robins were out of their nest because a storm had blown the robins out and they were too small to fly back.

2. How did Abraham Lincoln save the birds?

   Abraham Lincoln took the birds up in his big warm hands. He climbed the tree      and put the birds softly, one by one, into their warm little home.

3. Why do you think the men called Abraham Lincoln a "hero"?

CAN BE WRITTEN IN YOUR OWN WORDS

4.Find the antonyms of the following words from the passage:

1.     hard- soft               2. low - high

 

Language record

Frame sentences of your own. 

  Word

Tick the correct word class

Sentence

Frightened

noun 

 

verb

 

adjective

 

 

 

 

Narrow

noun

 

verb

 

adjective

 

 

 

 

  

Directed writing

Imagine you are Abraham Lincoln. Write how you helped the little Robins.

. Where were you going and what did you see?

. How you helped the little robins?

. How did you feel at the end?

CAN BE WRITTEN IN YOUR OWN WORDS

 

Hi! I am Abraham Lincoln. One day in spring my friends and I were riding on a horseback along a country road. We all are lawyers, and we were going to the next town to attend court. As we were passing through a grove of small trees, we heard a great fluttering over our heads and a feeble chirping in the grass by the roadside. The storm had blown two of the little ones out of the nest. They were too young to fly, and the mother bird was making a great fuss about it. We saw the little birds fluttering in the cold, wet grass and mother robin flying about, and crying to her mate.

 

 I got down from my horse and very gently took the little ones up in my big warm hands. They did not seem frightened, but chirped softly, as if they knew they were

safe. "Never mind, my little fellows," I said "I will put you in your own cozy little bed."Then I looked up to find the nest from which they had fallen. It was high,

much higher than I could reach. But I could climb. I had climbed many trees when I was a boy. I put the birds softly, one by one, into their warm little home. Two other baby birds were there, that had not fallen out. All cuddled down together and were very happy.

 

I felt very happy after helping the birds, as I saved two lives. I could not have slept that night, if I had left those helpless little robins to perish in the wet grass.

Grade 3 Comprehension (Answer key)

Cooking the Khichdi

    It was winter. The ponds were all frozen. 
              At the court, Akbar asked Birbal, "Tell me Birbal! Will a man do anything for money?" Birbal replied, 'Yes'. The emperor ordered him to prove it. The next day Birbal came to the court along with a poor Brahmin who merely had a penny left with him. His family was starving. 
       Birbal told the king that the Brahmin was ready to do anything for the sake of money. The king ordered the Brahmin to be inside the frozen pond all through the night without any attire if he needed money. The poor Brahmin had no choice. The whole night he was inside the pond, shivering. He returned to the darbar the next day to receive his reward. 
      The king asked "Tell me Oh poor Brahmin! How could you withstand the extreme temperature all through the night?" The innocent Brahmin replied "I could see a faintly glowing light a kilometer away and I withstood with that ray of light." Akbar refused to pay the Brahmin his reward saying that he had got warmth from the light and withstood the cold and that was cheating. 
     The poor Brahmin could not argue with him and so returned disappointed and bare-handed. Birbal tried to explain to the king but the king was in no mood to listen to him. 
Thereafter, Birbal stopped coming to the darbar and sent a messenger to the king saying that he would come to the court only after cooking his khichdi. As Birbal did not turn up even after 5 days, the king himself went to Birbal's house to see what he was doing. Birbal had lit the fire and kept the pot of uncooked khichdi one meter away from it. 
      Akbar questioned him "How will the khichdi get cooked with the fire one meter away? What is wrong with you Birbal?" Birbal, cooking the khichdi, replied "Oh my great King of Hindustan! When it was possible for a person to receive warmth from a light that was a kilometer away, then it is possible for this khichdi, which is just a meter away from the source of heat, to get cooked." 
    Akbar understood his mistake. He called the poor Brahmin and rewarded him 2000 gold coins. 

I.  Answer the following questions:

1.     What question did Akbar ask Birbal?

 

      Akbar asked Birbal, "Tell me Birbal! Will a man do anything for money?"

 

2.     What did the king order the Brahmin to do?

               

               The king ordered the Brahmin to be inside the frozen pond all through the night without any attire if he needed money.

 

3.     What reason did Birbal give for not coming to the court?

      Birbal stopped coming to the darbar and sent a messenger to the king saying that he would come to the court only after cooking his khichdi.

 

4.     Why do you think the poor Brahmin could not argue with Akbar?

            Your opinion

 

II. Language Record:

Give a synonym of clothes from the passage:  attire

 

Give an antonym of impossible from the passage: possible

 

III. Directed Writing:

Imagine you are Akbar from the passage and are now narrating your experience of how Birbal made you realize your mistake. Use the following pointers to narrate your experience.

·    What did Birbal do to prove that a man can do anything for money?

·       Why did you refuse to pay the Brahmin his reward?

·       How did Birbal made you realize your mistake?

·       What lesson did you learn after this experience? 

  Hi, I am Akbar. I am a Mughal emperor. I liked to ask questions to Birbal and test his intelligence. The next day, Birbal came to the court along with a poor Brahmin who merely had a penny left with him and his family was starving. 

                                  I refused to pay the Brahmin his reward saying that he had got warmth from the light and withstood the cold and that was cheating. 

       Birbal stopped coming to the darbar and sent a messenger to me saying that he would come to the court only after cooking his khichdi. As Birbal did not turn up even after 5 days, I went to Birbal's house to see what he was doing. Birbal had lit the fire and kept the pot of uncooked khichdi one meter away from it. I questioned him "How will the khichdi get cooked with the fire one meter away? What is wrong with you Birbal?" Birbal, cooking the khichdi, replied "Oh my great King of Hindustan! When it was possible for a person to receive warmth from a light that was a kilometer away, then it is possible for this khichdi, which is just a meter away from the source of heat, to get cooked." And that's how I understood my mistake.

    I learned that it is not possible to gain benefits from the things that are far away. We should also listen to others point of view.