Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010

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Greetings from KSPS to our Friends in Nottingham

We were very keen on sending cards to the five different schools in Nottingham to express our warm wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope that this year be another busy year marked with success and fruitful activities through the Connecting Classrooms project by The British Council. Special thanks goes to Mrs. Mayssa Dawi, the project manager at the British Council, for giving us this chance to send the cards over to our friends in the U.K.

A Day In My Life: Email From U.S.A.

We've got new mail from our epals in Nobleboro, Maine, U. S. A. describing a typical day in their lives and telling us more about their interest, activities they enjoy, and many more. It's really a great way to get to know you from across the world. We'll write back soon. Thank You Mrs. Schuster and Mrs. Taylor for giving us the opportunity to compare our daily lives and learn how we are more alike.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Newborn Congratulation

Just to let you know that we share in the happiness of the beautiful newborn.Dear Yehya, our love is with your new bigger family. Little Bilal is a bundle of joy....sooo adorable!

May All Happiness Come To You In Your Life

Hope lovely surprises are coming your way
To make your Birthday a Wonderful day
Smiles and laughter, joy and cheer
New happiness that stays throughout the year
Hope your birthday brings all these and more
Filling life with surprise and joys galore!
So on this very special day
I would like to say to you
I hope you'll always find happiness
In whatever you may do.
Happy Birthday to the sweetest principal, Mrs. Ghina :)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Building A Snowman Without Snow: Craig, CO, USA

Winter is a time for many fun activities with snow. One of the snow adventures is to make a snowman. The traditional way is to head outdoors and pack the snow, but our friends at Sunset Elementary School in Craig Colorado, USA, have built their own snowmen without any snow! Mrs. Cheryl Arnett, what a fun winter activity! This is the sweetest project I have seen in a long time...Those snowmen are adorable... and your video is very fun to watch!

Friday, December 25, 2009

My Favorite Place To Visit

hand- in- hand
Lebanon cities are among the famous names in ancient history, such as Baalbak, Tripoli, Sidon, Tyre, and Jbeil. Ruins are still standing proud to show the greatness of the people who lived in Lebanon. We have learned about our beloved country through different class activities. We began by brainstorming different important cities and marked them on the map. It was so interesting to use the internet to locate Lebanon on the world map. Each one of us chose a city we would like to research and did a project about our favorite places to visit and presented them to class.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Gift To Our Gifted Student

Mohammad with Dr. Kamel Dallal
proud mom
Our Makassed has always been known for keeping a guarding eye of the gifted students and their special endeavors. This time it was the turn of our brilliant student Mohammad Darwiche to be appreciated by praise and a laptop presented to him by Dr. Kamel Dallal, the director of educational affairs. This present was chosen by Miss Adla Chatila, the director of IT and finance departments.
We thank them both for taking care of our "young clovers". We also congratulate Mohammad for winning the Copenhagen Climate Speech Contest...We wish you all the best, all the time!

زيارة معرض الكتاب

زاروا معرض الكتاب ...و تزودوا بخير الّزاد حول دور النشر تجمعوا ... تنقلوا بين كتبها و زواياها واختاروا ما قادتهم إليه عيونهم .. قصصا ً ملوّنة باللغتين الانكليزية و العربية بمواضيع شتى ... هلى هامش زيارة معرض الكتاب كان لتلامذتنا وقفة مطولة أمام مؤلفات و إصدارات دار العلم للملايين ولقاء مع الكاتبة فيروز قاردن البعلبكي التي روت لهم قصّة من تأليفها..فاستمعوا إليها مشدودين بمضمون القصة مأخوذين بأحداثها

زيارة كلية البنات

بحفاوة بالغة استقبلت مديرة كلية البنات تلامذة الصف السادس الأساسي وذلك تلبية لدعوتهم لحضور إفطار جماعي في رحاب الكلية. ولقد أمضى التلامذة وقتاً عابقاً بالفرح والتعاون.
وتعبيراً عن غبطتهم وتقديرهم البالغ لهذه الزيارة ، يتوجه تلامذتنا بخالص الشكر لحضور المديرة الكريمة السيدة " حنان خربطلي" وأفراد الأسرة التعليمية والادارية والتلميذات في كلية البنات ، متمنين لهم دوام النشاط وعلى أمل اللقاء في نشاطات لاحقة بإذن الله.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Congratulation Miss Rana on your Engagement!

For all your lives,

May you find in each other

The friend of your heart

The joy of your world

The love of your life!

Congratulations Miss Rana Lawand and Mr Walid Habboub on your engagment!

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Little Big Club Live Concert

Kindergarten students attended "The Little Big Concert" at Biel. They saw different cartoon characters, sang, danced and learned different moves . They had lots of fun with friends from different Makassed schools. It was really a great concert enjoyed by teachers and children alike.

The Best Gift I Ever Received!

Question Of The Day
What's the best gift you have ever received and what made it so special? Who gave it to you? When? Why was it the best? There are no wrong answers...

Body Outline

Our teacher traced the bodies of our friends Mohammad Khattab and Arwa Terek.We drew their faces' parts,counted them and painted their clothes with blue and red colors. Then we were sorted into groups according to our gender (Boys in a group, girls in a group). We've learned a lot from this activity: our body parts,gender, blue and red colors, numbers 1 and 2.

Electronic Calendar 2010

"We would like to send warm wishes of a happy holiday season to you and everyone involved in the world of education! 2009 has been a great year for us and we are thrilled to enter 2010 with exciting new initiatives. There’s nothing Makassed KSPS loves more than to share happy moments with parents and friends to celebrate successful stories of our students.. We are excited to share with you our electronic calendar with the adorable faces of our students and wish YOU and all Makassediyeen a happy 2010."
Mrs. Ghina Albadawi
Special thanks to Miss Samar Al- Masri, Miss Dounia Badereddine, Mr Mazen Al- Kadi for enabling KSPS say HAPPY NEW YEAR in a personalized way!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

City Art Exchange: Bal Bharati Public School, India

We are involved in a collaborative project with Bal Bharati Public School in India. Here is a power point presentation in which children describe their city through beautiful art work. Thanks again Ms. Sandhya Kakkar, your students have very good drawing skills and the ppt is awesome!

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Best Gift I Ever Received: East Elementary School, CO, USA

What makes a gift the best you ever had? There are many gifts which are given to us, but some gifts are so different...they give us the feeling of being special! Second graders at East Elementary School in Colorado, USA, made a very cute video about the best gift they ever received. Mrs. Tiffany Eddins Trevenen, thank you ... it's a fun project we love to make and share.

My Favorite Place To Visit Project: Al- Marj School, Bekaa

Together with second graders at Makassed Al- Marj School
After our first visit to Makassed Al- Marj School in Bekaa on National Tree Day, we feel privileged to be able to share a new project about our favorite places to visit in our country along with Bal Bharati Public School in India. The pleasure of planting together hand- in- hand in Bekaa opens the door to making new Makassediyeen friends. Second graders shared their drawings and wrote about what makes these places special. We'll also share our activity with you next week followed with discussion and a class survey about the most beautiful wonders and cities in Lebanon. Thank you Mr Adel Bahlawan, Mr Jamal Farhat and Mr Assad for sharing....a new beginning with the New Hijri Year...wishing you all the best!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Exchanging Celebration Cards With Bromstone Primary School, England

The Five Pillars of Islam Card
our friends at Bromstone Primary School in England
Happy Eid Card
Our Christmas Cards
How very lovely to receive Eid cards from our dear friends at Bromstone Primary School in England! The cards were made with love and care. We consider ourselves lucky to listen to your beautiful Ramadan song last week... and now see all your pretty cards. In return, we made and decorated Christmas cards for you and wrapped them in love wishing you all the best. Mrs Baker, thank you for making our Eid more special...the joy of Eid brings us closer to each other. God bless you with a wonderful joy- filled Christmas!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

National Tree Day In Bekaa

Special thank you to Sheikh Khalil El-Mayss, Mufti El- Bekaa, for your gracious hospitality. If those trees could talk, we are sure they would tell you how proud they are to be planted in your yard!
We have received 50 olive trees from the Armed Forces Command. We highly respect and appreciate the sacred gifts. Thank you
Big thank you to Mr Adel Bahlawan, Mr. Jamal Farhat, and to the wonderful school team of Al- Marj School for the warm welcome and hospitality. We very much enjoyed our planting day with you!
with our new friends at Al- Marj School
On National Tree Day, we visited Azhar El- Bekaa and Makassed Al- Marj School and planted the baby olive trees along with our new friends. They all promised us to take care of the trees...and with sunshine and good soil our trees will grow with us and will always tie us back to this beautiful land.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cooperative learning method: STAD

During the last math session students experienced a new learning method:Student Teams-Achievement Divisions (STAD) After I explained a math lesson about kinds of angles and how to draw and measure them,students worked in teams to make sure that everyone mastered the objectives of this lesson.Then all students made a quiz about the material given,and every student's score was compared to his previous test score(also about angles). Students,who exceeded their previous averages with their quiz scores,were rewarded by taking green cards that were summed according to team membership. Here's a bar graph that shows how students' scores improved after performing STAD. This site helps you know more about cooperative learning methods:

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Letter To My Star Student, Mohammad Darwiche

Mohammad, you have made every single Lebanese proud! THANK YOU

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Letter from Mohammad Darwiche to Mrs. Rawya Shatila

A simple Thank You is not enough.You are such an inspiration to us all. Some times words fail to describe your dedication, enthusiasm,and hard work.I believe that now is the best time to say, "Look at what teachers can make."

Friday, December 11, 2009

مشروع أشياء تتكلم

نود مشاركتكم بما كتبته جريدة الأخبار عن مشروع شاركنا فيه بعنوان أشياء تتكلم
هذا ما كتبته جريدة الأخبار
لقراءة الموضوع بأكمله زيارة الرابط التالي

صداقة بين الشعوب

قال الله تعالى "وجعلناكم شعوبا وقبائل لتعارفوا" صدق الله العظيم تصديقا لقول الله تعالى، وجريا على عاداتنا في انشاء الصداقات بطوي المسافا ت بين البحار والقارات، كانت لنا زيارة ميدانية لتلامذة الصف الثاني أساسي وذويهم لبيت الصداقة النجيرية اللبنانية تطبيقا للدرس التعلمي "خوف ياوو"والذي يدور حول خوف ولدأفريقي من الغرباء التقينا هناك بالقائمة بالاعمال النجيرية في لبنان تحدثنا خلالها حول سبل تطوير العلاقات ولاسيما التعلمية منها ،خلال الزيارة تعرف التلاميذ الى بعض عادات، وتقاليد، وأزياء الدول الأفريقية بما فيها المناسبات، وأطباقها المشهورة . في نهاية الزيارة اجتمعنا حول مائدة طعام منوعة، حوت مالذ وطاب من المأكولات اللبنانية أعددناها لهم ،ومأكولات افريقية أعدوها لنا

طفولة لبنان في كوبنهاغن: الطفل محمد درويش يخاطب قادة العالم