Sunday, June 29, 2008

End of Year Show

On Wednesday we had the honor of organizing the end of year show to our beloved graduates.It was a day to remember with our students gracefully dancing african,spanish and lebanese dances.The school chorus presented the school anthem for the first time and sang a Lebanese patriotic song.Touching speeches were given by our KG and grade six graduates.The highlight of the show was a spontanuous speech given by President Amine AlDaouk.We thank him and Makassed for the encouragement..We thank the parents for their support in the fundraising activities....We thank the teachers for all the effort & hard work to make the show successful...& we say to our graduates,"We'll miss you,come & visit often"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Great End of Year Party


Friday, June 13, 2008

دكان أيام زمان

أطفال عثمان ذي النورين يلعبون دور البائع والمشتري

ما أطيب الترمس ، الذرة، الفوشار من أيادي الأطفال


فول مع حامض

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


Sports is considered a basic subject in our school because we know well that having a strong brain needs a strong body....

so we try to let each student practice the sport he likes....

that's why our students are good performers...

and this is Marwa Shehab who likes gymnastics and the school helped her improve her performance so she got the third level in Makassed Gymnastic Championship

Congratulations Marwa....


Khalil Shehab School shared in the Makassed Championship in Ping Pong.

There were no competitors of the same age...
Our students played a friendly game.....
Their performance was very good ....
so they were given encouragement medals.

"We tournament we will be the best... God willingly..."

This is what our talented students said ...
They are Mona Ghlayini, Nour Shatila and Karen Zaidan

Innovative Approaches to teaching

Teaching young learners requires much effort and attention, yet it’s very interesting. The teacher should always provide her children with a nurturing and supportive environment, taking into consideration her children’s characteristics, abilities, multiple intelligences and needs. Many approaches can be taken in the classroom. Every teacher should know what interest her children or what is preferable to them. She can use their total physical response (TPR), the affective approach, the communicative approach, or any other approach that fits best the student. ” Maria Jose Lobo gives a very comprehensive explanation of the characteristics of young learners. She writes that young learners are: very receptive-curious-motivated-able to pick up new sounds accurately-spontaneous and willing to participate-learn by doing-physically active-interested on themselves and on what is “here now”-deeply involved in the world of fantasy and imagination. Based on the characteristics of YL, and as Carol Read suggests, the activities and materials should be interesting, motivating, relevant and practical. At Othman Thinnourain/ Khalil Shehab School, we always try to make sure that the activities are compatible with our students’ abilities in order to keep them motivated and attentive (games, gestures, role play, dramatic play, puppets show, puzzles, blocks, rhymes & songs, arts like gluing, cutting, coloring, painting , storytelling ...). We are also aware of the importance of variety in activities because young learners can’t concentrate for a long time. In addition to cooperative and group work. Children learn from each other as much as they learn from the teacher and sometimes more. Cooperative learning such as jigsaw II and STAD should be a part of a teacher’s lesson. Teachers must vary the classroom interaction (Teacher-class / Teacher-student / student-student / Group-Group). Moreover, the child actively tries to make sense of the world (Donaldson, 1978), that’s why we worked on bringing together teachers and students from different countries and enabling them to share their learning, culture , language and experiences with the aid of ICT and exchange visit. In addition to the link projects that: Encouraged respect for people from other cultures, developed cultural literacy about other cultures as well as our students’ own culture, expanded students’ knowledge about the target language as well as their native language and furthered the notion that our students are ambassadors of Lebanese culture when interacting with people from other countries. We at Othman Thinnourain / Khalil Shehab School, are integrating technology in teaching, our teachers attended different ICT workshops, prepared power point presentations , word activity sheets, videos, TV, internet researches…. related to the themes. Prepared by: Zeina Shehab
Othman Thinnourain School

Monday, June 02, 2008

BasketBall Team

This is our basketball team for boys...

With the support of the administration, help of their P.E. teacher Miss Abeer and the great effort they exerted...

they won the third place in Makassed Championship

These are our heroes: Tarek Nemer, Marwan Asaad, Hasan Saleh, Jihad Mahfouz, Ziad Nasser, Omar Daouk, Mohammad Shatila, Mohammad Siadni, Jad Saad and Ihab Sidani.