Monday, February 28, 2011

Flats' Adventures in Japan

Haruka and her Brother
Having Great Time!
Flat with Hina Dolls
Beautiful Flowers in Japan :)
Hikari's Cat
 Watch this video and you'll get the answers to your questions.

A message from our Japanese friends:
"This is the time of the year for the Girls Festival and the families display these ornate dolls. So Stanley is getting around.
We have a few questions for you. When do you start to study English? How many hours a week do you study? Do you have English programs on TV with subtitles?
If possible Yuko and I would like to come to visit you someday.
Just to answer one of the questions that the kids had. The picture of Hikari with Santa was in out house/ school."
                                                       Yuko and Stu Farnsworth

Dear friends,
First we'd like to thank you for taking good care of our Flats. We liked the photos you have sent us!...and how wonderful it is to get the chance to meet you in Lebanon!
It's interesting to learn that there's a special festival for girls called "Hina Matsuri", or Doll Festival, which is celebrated on March 3rd in Japan. Parents celebrate their daughters' happiness, growth, and good health on this day. Your "Hina Dolls" are so lovely and the idea of this celebration is amazing!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

أطفالنا والبيئة

بعد معرفة أطفال الحضانة بالتلوّث الذي يهدد البيئة التي يعيشون فيها ، اشتدّ الحماس فيما بينهم . قاموا بجمع الأشياء المهملة وأعادوا استعمالها ككرتون البيض وعلب الكروسون وأوراق الشوكولا وأغطية القناني البلاستيكية والبطاريات وغيرها فكانت لوحة ولا أجمل

Saturday, February 26, 2011

وصول باقات جديدة...واستقبالها بوجوه سعيدة..

سنعبر الزمن بأمتن السفن أتعلم ألحروف الأبجدية في صف اللغة العربية
بتحبها إحميها
لوحات من قلوب

مبروك المرتبة الثّانية

بعد أن تأهّل فريق كرة السّلة للصّف السّادس الأساسي في مدرستنا ،لعب المباراة النهائية على ملعب الوحّدة الرياضيّة ضد مدرسة خالد بن الوليد فنال المرتبة الثّانية في بطولة المقاصّد المصّغّرة.ألف مبروك للاعبين التالية أسماؤهم:علي طعمة- محمود الزعني-محمد صالح-ليث صلاح الدين-عدي أبوبكر-هادي سيالا -هادي معروف-محمد أوسكار-محمد الغاش- عمر غاوي
تهانينا الحارّة

Friday, February 25, 2011

وفوزُ أيضآ في كرة السّلة

أقيمت اليوم على ملعب الوحّدة الرّياضيّة مباراة في كرة السّلة للصّف السّادس الأساسي بين فريق مدرستنا وفريق مدرسة علي بن أبي طالب وكان الفوز حليفنا، ألف مبروك لتلامذنا

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Butterfly Life Cycle

creating our own butterfly poems

publishing the poems using butterfly templates

our butterfly bulletin board

I'm a Little Butterfly

After we read the "A Butterfly Grows" by Stephan Swinburne, we watched a movie about the life cycle of a butterfly....a video we will never forget!!! We're looking forward to have some caterpillars in the classroom in spring and watch how they are going to transform.

Stanley Has Arrived Safely in Japan

Hikari, reading our letters...
We're glad you liked our souvenirs.
Our Japanese friends: 
Kyoko, Nanami, Haruka and Marina

We're sure our Flats are in safe hands!

 Kyoko's Mother sent a picture from her home...

Nanami's Mother also sent one...

We got news today from our Japanese friends that our Flats have safely arrived in Japan after a very long trip. Flats were happy to get out of the envelope and meet their new friends.We're sure you'll enjoy the experience with our Flats.
Thank you so much Yuko and Stu Farnsworth, it will be fun to hear about your adventures with our Flats!

The Lunch Box Project: Activitiy 3

The Lunch Box Project: Activity 3: Introductions
The aim of this activity is to introduce ourselves to our new friends in the "pink cluster". It's a video task that we can see and hear each other.
The key sentences are:
Hello, my name is ___________.
I am _________ years old.
I live in _________.
Then we posted the finished video on our school page on the "Lunch Box" wiki.
Here is the link: KSPS page

Friday, February 18, 2011

Mental Math Medley

“Math Mental Medley” requires students to solve word problems represented verbally and record the answers on a provided answer sheet. I read each problem once, and students have only 90 seconds to answer it. I use a stop watch to manage time while performing this activity.
“Math Mental Medley” helps students listen, manage time, and enhance their calculation and problem solving skills. This activity is a good motivation for logical-mathematical students.
Grade five students are learning how to multiply and divide decimal numbers. I integrated this activity in their classroom, so I read five problems and students made their best to solve the problems as fast as they can correctly.   

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Tooth Tally Project: The Tooth Fairy

We've made our own talking animation on Voki website.
Click the play button and let Lucky, our teddy bear, describe the Tooth Fairy.

What does the Tooth Fairy look like? 
Here is a video of how we drew a portrait of The Tooth Fairy from the descriptive text.

Make Books Online at Bookemon!readsend

What does The Tooth Fairy do with all the teeth she collects? 
We posted our drawings and what we think the answer is on Bookemon Website to make an online class book and share it with you. 

Microsoft: We are Partners in Learning

A video from Microsoft Partners in Learning's Worldwide Innovative Education Forum in Cape Town, South Africa that was posted recently on youtube...."A Celebration of Learning and Culture", a collaborative project between first and second graders in Craig, Colorado and Beirut, Lebanon.
We are Partners in Learning
Thank You "Microsoft" 

Reused Rooms

Nursery children are learning about " Rooms in a House". They executed different activities related to this theme. They made a living room and a bedroom out of empty boxes and learned the importance of reducing waste to help the environment. Let's all save our environment by reusing and recycling.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

حرف الدّال

حبيبي يا رسول الله

قام اطفال الحضانة بتزيين بطاقة معايدة بمناسبة ذكرى المولد النبوي الشّريف أعاده الله عليكم وعلى جميع المسلمين بالخير والبركة . وقد تمّ توزيع الهدايا على الأطفال فغمرت قلوبهم الغبطة والسّعادة

The Tooth Tally Project

Give Us a Smile!

February is the "Dental Health Month". It will be a month full of activities where the emphasis is on taking care of our teeth.
"The Tooth Tally Project" is a fun ICT learning project...250 classes from around the world have joined in and are counting lost teeth. For the next three months, we'll be keeping track of our lost and wiggly teeth as well as doing other interesting activities.
As a start, we plotted our school location on the mapfaire website and then updated our class page on the "Tooth Tally" wiki and described our school.

Our School on the Mapfaire

Watch our stunning smiles in this video :)