Monday, March 30, 2009

A Documentary about our School on Deutsche Welle TV

The Unesco will be holding a conference about sustainable development in Germany tomorrow.Christina Foerch,aGermanJournalist-Producer, did a documentary with our staff and students about how schools in Lebanon educate for sustainable development. It will be aired during Arabic news on Deutsche Welle television (DW-TV) tomorrow at 5:00 and will be repeated at 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00pm.Hope you find this channel tv on your satellite and watch us. We thank Christina,Dr Dallal and Unesco for their trust. Makassed Khalil Shehab Team

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Writing for Special Needs Children

Click to play this Smilebox postcard: Haigazian University

Mrs. Sabah Wazzan and Mrs. Rawya Shatila attended a workshop at Haigazian University titled "Writing for Special Needs Children". In this workshop participants learned to identify writing difficulties and signs of a writing problem in special needs students. We also learned to recognize signs of dysgraphia and to identify the stages of writing and subskills for writing. In addition participants practiced applying different strategies to enhance writing for students who struggle.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Letters To Our Friends In Alabama

These are our letters to our friends in Alabama...We've enjoyed writing them and feel we're making new and interesting friends. We'll be waiting for your letters. Hopefully, we can start a lifelong friendship!!! by Grade Two Students

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Clowns and Magicians from Belgium

Gauthier Jansen (BOLO) and Zoe Sevrin (ROUDOU) from "Clowns and Magicians Without Borders", an international organization from Belgium, volunteered to give a show to our students with a message about protecting the environment. BOLO, an amazing clown, told our students that plastic bags are hard on the environment and we can use our imagination to reuse and reduce plastic bags. The message was given through interactive clowning show. Indeed, laughter is the shortest distance between two people. We thank "Clowns and Magicians Without Borders" and a special THANK YOU to Mrs. Zeina Hobeiche.

Cycle Two Students Celebrating Mother's Day

Cycle Two students greatly enjoyed preparing letters and cards for their moms on Mother’s Day. Their creativity was shown in the drawings and cards that they created. Grade Four students were presented with letter forms. Together with their teacher, they wrote a beautiful poem. Then each one drew and colored his/ her own poem in the way he/she likes. Grade Five and Six memorized a poem titled "My Hero". Then, they designed different cards. Some made use of their good computer skills to do their cards. It was their own special way to express their affection to their mothers. Ways can vary no doubt, but one thing remains fixed. It is deep and unconditional love and care that a mother gives and the appreciation that she gets on her day although nothing can ever equal to all that she does.

Text Anxiety Presentation

It is important to share experiences and knowledge among all Makassed teachers in order to develop and grow as an organization. For that reason, Miss Natasha Frank had a plan of having the Beirut English Language coordinators give presentations or workshops on a topic of their choice. Last week, we were the first school to present. Miss Rana Lawand and Miss Sahar Chaer gave a presentation titled" Test Anxiety” at Omar Bin Al Khattab College. Miss Natasha, the other Beirut coordinators, and the English Unit at Omar together with some teachers of various Makassed schools attended the presentation. The presentation identified test anxiety as an intense type of performance anxiety. The causes of test anxiety were discussed in details. Then, the different symptoms of test anxiety were presented. The second part of the presentation was dedicated to exploring ways in which a teacher can deal with a student who suffers from test anxiety. At the end of the presentation, the participants completed a true or false questionnaire to see if they have a case of test anxiety or not. The results were quiet interesting!

Monday, March 23, 2009

عيدك عطر الربيع

إحتفل أطفال عثمان ذي النورين بعيد الأم في مدرستهم فأنشدوا لأمهاتهم الشعر والرديات المعبرة ، أنجزوا سويا" بطاقة المعايدة ، قطعوا قالب الحلوى سويا"وتمنوا لأمهاتهم أجمل الأعياد

Our Mother's Day Song

Here's a cute Mother's Day song we like to sing.
By KG2 Students
Thanks to Mr. Yahya Moashe and Mrs. Rola Mrad.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

ISA Ceremony Animation

Special thanks to Mr. Ghassan Atrouni and Miss Rana Lawand

زهرة وكلمة إلى أمي

كرتون زاهي الألوان، عيدان خشبية، صور لأمهاتهم هي مستلزمات حصة الأشغال اليدوية التي خصصها تلامذة الحلقة الأولى بمساعدة السيدة عبير الكوش حيث صنعوا بأيديهم أزهارا ربيعية باركوها بصور أمهاتهم التي وضعت في وسطها لتكون هدية لأمهاتهم بمناسبة عيد الأم.الأزهار أرفقت ببطاقة معايدة ملونة بأقلامهم الزاهية وكتاباتهم الرقيقة التي عبروا فيها عن محبتهم للأم تلك التي تضيء ليل الحياة بتواضع ورقة.إلى كل الأمهات نزف لهن تحياتنا ومعايدتنا
وكل عام وأمهات العالم بخير

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day is the best time to say in words how much we care for our moms whose love we often took for granted. Mothers are the sweetest gift from God to us. There is no way we can ever really thank them for all they do for us. We cannot thank them enough.... HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY each day of the whole year through and may everyone have someone to love as warm and kind as mom.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

ISA in newspapers

We would like to share with you the links to two local Lebanese newspapers which wrote about our school getting the International School Award: Together we can achieve more!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Child's Day!

Child's Day is such a special occasion to be celebrated. What makes it special is the fact that we can celebrate it in a variety of ways. This year we chose The Arab Cultural Club as our destination. At the club, we had the chance to choose stories to read, listen to a narrator telling a story with expression, and interact together though games. Our host offered us cake and juice. Then we were presented with two bags containing stories, an activity book, and colors.
Special Thanks to the Arab Cultural Club and to Asala

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Connecting Classrooms

Click to play this Smilebox scrapbook: Connecting Classrooms
We attended a workshop titled " Connecting Classrooms", organized by the British Council and presented by Mr. Nigel Furness, the head of teachers at White Rock School in England. The two-day workshop was on how to implement new dimensions into the curriculum in order for our students to develop as global citizens. Mr. Nigel gave an example by showing us a video on how this is done at his school. Participants had the chance to work together and practice on how to devise lessons that serve this aim. On the second day, we had the chance to talk about our experience with the link between our school and Cauldeen Primary School in Scotland and how we were able to come up with different activities involving all subjects , thus creating a sense of respect in students' towards their culture and the culture of other countries and an awareness that there we are part of the world so it is crucial for them to be aware of its different cultures thus sharing its similarities and celebrating its differences.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

International School Award Ceremony

International School Award Ceremony At the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Auditorium Wednesday 11 March 2009


Friday, March 06, 2009

احتفال مولد الهدى

احتفال مولد الهدى في جو عابق بالنفحات الإيمانية أقامت ابتدائية خليل شهاب احتفالا دينيا بمناسبة ذكرى مولد النبي محمد صلى الله عليه و سلم و قد استهل الاحتفال بكلمة من وحي المناسبة ألقتها التلميذة جنى شهاب و تلاوة عطرة من القرآن الكريم بصوت التلميذة ميرفت شهاب ثم توالت الفقرات كالاتي *عرض لمعجزات الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم إعداد و تنفيذ المربية رندة العنزاوي. *كلمات باللغة الانكليزية تناولت جوانب من سيرة الرسول العطرة للتلميذتين سحر المسيري و منى غلاييني . *شعر ديني باللغة الإنكليزية لتلامذة الصفوف الثاني و الثالث و الرابع. *كورال المدرسة و باقة مختارة من الأناشيد و المدائح الدينية بقيادة الاستاذ يحي المعوش . *عرض مسرحي تحت عنوان ( ولد الهدى) تقديم تلامذة الصف السادس و تدريب الاستاذ يسام حيدر. و قد اختتم الاحتفال بكلمة لموجه التربية الاسلامية فضيلة الشيخ خالد عيتاني الذي تفضل و قدّم الهدايا على الفائزين في مسابقة المولد النبوي الشريف . كل ذلك في جو مفعم بالمحبة و المودة و الانسيابات النورانية الفائضة بالايمان

Thursday, March 05, 2009

حبيبي يا رسول الله

إحياءً لذكرى المولد النبوي الشريف، شاهد أطفال مدرسة عثمان ذي النورين عرض دمى على مسرح المدرسة تناول قصة مولد الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم وتحت عنوان " حبيبي يا رسول الله". ثم أنشدوا أناشيد دينية من وحي المناسبة وقرأوا الفاتحة عن روح سيدنا محمد عليه الصلاة والسلام

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

إنطلاقة مميزة

مع انطلاقة بطولة المقاصد الرياضية المصغرة جرت مباراة بكرة السلة على ملعب كلية خالد بن الوليد وذلك نهار الخميس في 26/2/2009 بين فريق مدرستناوفريق كلية عمر بن الخطاب
الفوز كان حليفنا إذ انتهت المباراة بفوز باهر لنا وجاءت النتيجة كما يلي:22-6
مبروك لفريقنا البطل

نشاط رياضي

ضمن سلسلة النشاطات التي تقيمها مدرستنا أقيمت مباراة ودية في كرة السلة بين فريق مدرسة إبتدائية خليل شهاب وفريق مدرسةLPS
على ملعب الأخير بحضور المشجعين .