Monday, November 29, 2010

Learning to Write Comments Using Paper Blogs

rules for writing comments using paper blogs
'writing comments' web
paper blog post
and we started...We used a pack of post-it note and pencils.
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Learning an offline way to write comments on blog posts using paper blogs is so much fun! After reading the rules of a good comment, we were divided into five stations. The leaders of each station were responsible to read the blog post to their groups and were the first to compose a comment. Then we took turns commenting on the blog posts and sometimes on our friends' comments....and the excitement grows!
Dear families, you are also an important part of the comment section and we'd love to hear from you. Thank you for all your support!

I'd also like to thank the special guest on the live interactive webinar, Ms. Karen McMillan. The paper blog was an interesting way to introduce second graders to commenting on blogs!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Oscar's Trip to Guangzhou-China

We've just got some photos of Oscar's adventures while he was in Guangzhou, China during PE activities, in the classroom, in the cafeteria, and in the playground. He also pretended that he was a teacher and our friends in China learned new things and at the same time had fun!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Goodbye Oscar

We really can't BEAR to say Goodbye, but we must...

Oscar, we'll miss you terribly! You made saying goodbye difficult!'s goodbye from us and goodbye from you and off to France where our friends can't wait to welcome you....wish you a safe and sound flight! We'll keep following on your adventures around the world!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

To The Naval Base With Oscar

We had a big surprise for Oscar! We took him with us to the Naval Base to celebrate our Independence Day!

click on play button to listen to the photo talk and sing, too...

IN THE NAVY Where can you find pleasure Search the world for treasure Learn science technology Where can you begin to make your dreams all come true On the land or on the sea Where can you learn to fly Play in sports and skin dive Study oceanography Sign up for the big band Or sit in the grandstand When your team and others meet Special thanks to Mrs. Siham Othman and the KG teachers for having us celebrate Independene Day in a patriotic way with our cute guest, Oscar!

Exchanging weather reports with our friends at St. Catharine School

It's very chilly in UK! We need to wrap up warmly

It’s autumn in Lebanon.The weather is warm.Grade 5 students at KSPS participated in a project on e-languages website about the weather conditions.They observed the weather conditions in Lebanon for an entire month and wrote letters to their new grade 5 friends in St. Catherine School in United Kingdom explaining the weather conditions in Lebanon in this time of the year.They had the chance to notice the similarities and the differences in the weather conditions between Lebanon and UK.They also compared the rain levels between the 2 countries.Moreover, grade 5 students learned about the units used to measure the temperature Celsius and Fahrenheit.  
Grade 5 students were so glad to learn about other countries.They are anxious to meet their new friends in person soon.
Visit to learn more about St. Catherine School.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Friends From Spain, Madrid

Our friends' classroom

We have participated in a wiki activity with our new friends from Santa Joaquina de Vedruna- Mirasierra in Madrid, Spain. They have shared their voicethread and showed us their science group work, the map of Spain and creative posters. Special thanks to Ms. Maria Sanchez. We can't wait to begin sharing the "Hot Spots" project with you and Ms. Edna Pythian.

Flat Stanley In Lebanon

Flat Stanleys with our friends in Colorado, USA
Thank you...we loved our new guests!
with a passport and now in Lebanon

Hello! I am Flat Stanley :)

We're participating in Flat Stanley Project, which is based on the book "Flat Stanley" written by Jeff Brown.

Last month we made paper Flat Stanleys, put them in an envelope, and mailed them to our friends at Sunset Elementary School in Craig. Today we were so happy to meet the new guest. Flat Stanley had a very long flight to our country. He came holding his passport with him. After discussing the project, we decided to take him along on outings, take photos, and keep a journal of his experiences. We'll make a little "sleeping bag" for this flat character and treat him as an honored guest!

It's a wonderful way to come together to share and learn from each other.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Guide to parents: Understanding the implementation of the Math Program

The smile of young clovers is the best sign that reflects our feelings of excitement and joy as we embark on this new school year. It is our aim to work with you as partners as we guide your child in her/his pursuit of knowledge.
We use the Harcourt Math books, which provide a whole detailed discussion of instructional strategies that are likely to enhance student learning. We have the book, which is used, in the classroom for solving exercises on the copybook that is checked on a weekly basis by the teacher. To reinforce the skills taught to students in class, we use a practice book for homework which is taken home either daily or during the week-end.
Better problem solvers are better test takers, for that a problem Solving day is done every Thursday to provide an opportunity to diagnose student difficulty in the critical area of problem solving.
Since motivation is the most crucial element of a child's education, many motivating and interesting math activities are done on regular basis.
Parents can support their children’s learning by maintaining regular contact with the school, following up homework assignments, and signing quizzes and tests found in the portfolio.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

العيد عيدين والفرحة فرحتين في عثمان ذي النورين

براعم المستقبل تكبر وتنمو وبحبك يا لبنان القلب يشدو
أضحى مبارك كل عام وأنتم بخير

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Shout" Online Conference series

The role of Shout community is to invite educators and students to take an active role in global environmental issues,connect online with experts in the field,share ideas,and collaborate with people around the world committed to solving environmental challenges.To fulfill its role,“Shout Community” launched online conference series:
Live with the Land - Nov. 16, 2010
Study the Land - Jan. 26, 2011
Change the Land - March 16, 2011
Sustain the Land - May 18, 2011
Value the Land - July 13, 2011
Celebrate the Land - Sept. 21, 2011
This unique online experience includes featuring learning,collaboration and networking with educators,researchers and colleagues from near and far.
Online events hosted by the Smithsonian Institution that feature some of the world’s leading scientists and environmental experts as well as representatives of other fields who bring diverse perspectives to the issues at hand.Sessions can be watched live in real time or in archived format in order to accommodate all time zones.
Visit to learn more about Shout and register in the conference series.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

أضحى مبارك

بأياديهم الصّغيرة اختاروا الألوان والرسوم وزيّنوا أشجار النخيل ولم ينسوا طبعآ حبّات التمر التي أحاطوا بها تصاميم أعمالهم الفنّية ليقدموها إلى عائلاتهم وعلى صفحتها عبارة :عيد أضحى مبارك

A Special Celebration

Students were very enthusiastic when they started using the electronic book this year in the Informatics period. Indeed they have become more motivated and involved. Adha is coming up, so the students of grades 2 and 4 practiced the skills that they acquired using the "drawing" tool of the e-book to create beautiful drawings and were eager to share it with their friends. Adha Mubarak to all!

Celebrating Special Days With Oscar

Independence Day

Eid Al-Adha

Eid Al- Adha Cards From Colorado

Thank you Mrs. Arnett :)

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Eid is love...Eid is beauty...Eid is caring... Eid is sharing!

Our dear friends at Sunset Elementary School in Craig, Colorado have sent us bright and colorful cards.

May God send his love to fill your hearts with a lot of happiness like the Eid Day. Thank you for making our special day more joyful!


مرحى ... مرحى .. بالحج وعيد الأضحى

تنظم مؤسسة الرعاية الاجتماعية دار الأيتام مشروع أضحية العيد هدفه تأمين بعض احتياجات أبنائها الغذائية، وتعزيزا لروح المبادرة والتعاون وحب فعل الخير،ومن ضمن الأنشطة اللاصفية لمادة التربية الاسلامية قمنا بجمع مساهمات التلاميذ لنقدمها ثمن أضحية العيد، وذلك من باب ادخال السرور الى قلوب المسلمين، جزى الله خيراً كل من ساهم في إنجاح هذا العمل . كل عام وانتم بخير