Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nestle Healthy Kids Documentary

 I’m elated to share with you “Nestle Health Kids Documentary” that was captured last spring at KSPS.



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"Our Rivers, Our World!" by Mr. Banchs from the US Embassy in Lebanon

Two days ago, Makassed KSPS hosted the speaker bureau, a program provided by the cultural affairs office at the US. Embassy in Lebanon through a valuable and interactive lecture provided by Mr. Antonio Banchs from the US embassy.  The lecture entitled "Our Rivers, Our World!" was offered  to our sixth graders from Makassed KSPS, Khadijah, and OBK schools with the presence of Mrs. Souheir Zein, the director of Makassed Research and Development Center, and Mrs. Edith Bitar, the assistant of cultural affairs office at the US Embassy. At the end, Mr. Banchs gave generous gifts of worldwide old and current coins to all students and teachers.

It was a great event due to the efforts, interactivity and valuable information provided by Mr. Banchs as well as the mutual collaboration between our school and the US Embassy. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Mr. Banchs and Mrs. Edith Bitar for their caring, time and cooperation.

Mr. Banchs maintained the following points in his lecture:
What is water?
Discuss the percentage of salt vs. drinking water
Cycle of water:  Evaporation/Transpiration, Condensation, Precipitation, Infiltration, Runoff
All water is not the same:
  • Hard water has higher concentrations of Calcium and Magnesium
  • Salt water requires desalination and cannot be used for drinking or irrigation
  • We must protect our drinking water sources or we will waste additional energy trying to reclaim drinking water from polluted water
How important is water to the human being?
Percentage of water that makes up things.
Amount of water it takes to produce things.
Desalination Process vs. Protecting our water sources
Number of desalination plants and the amount of energy it takes to process water
What can we do?
Simple everyday functions that we can change to contribute to saving our drinking water sources
Become informed!

Monday, November 17, 2014

ICT in Math

The idea of statistics for grade 5 students is quite new so a different strategy was needed to approach the concept. Thus, a survey paper was prepared including ten questions that asked about favorite color, food, subject, pet, sport, hobby…etc. The survey papers were distributed to all KSPS staff (teachers and administrators) and fifth graders asked their help to understand the lesson by answering all the questions. After that, students went to the computer lab to classify the results. They drew different types of charts that allowed them to read the results easily. It’s really beneficial to integrate ICT in our Math sessions.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

مسرحية " لونا ودودو"

من ضمن إطار النشاطات اللاصفيةالترفيهيةالهادفة
شاهد أطفال عثمان ذي النورين مسرحية "لونا ودودو" على مسرح الاتينيه /جونية. سلطت المسرحية الضوء على المهن وأهمية الصداقة بطريقة ممتعة ومحببة للجميع. وكان العرض هادفاً ومميزا"جداً

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A shift towards E-learning

The science department at KSPS started online quizzes for cycle 2 classes. Different web tools are used to create these quizzes such as hot potatoes, zoomerang, proprofs… The advantage of such quizzes is saving our time and the environment as well as. Students are having immediate feedback on their results and waiting for their next quiz impatiently.




The Mitosis Rap

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Modeling the stages of Mitosis

Every student learns the subject matter in a variety of different ways, thus several hands-on activities were done in grade 5 to engage students to learn about the stages of Mitosis. Kinesthetic students became kitchen chiefs and prepared “vegetables spaghetti” where its ingredients were used as the cell’s organelles. Musical students composed a rap song about the process of cell division.

                      Some students modeled Mitosis using clay.

Some students drew the stages of Mitosis.

Some students modeled the stages of Mitosis using wool.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Elections at KSPS!

A student from G5 is voting with enthusiasm
   5 November 2014 was a very critical date for KSPS G5 students. On this day the class had to make a choice, students had to decide, choose, and vote for their friends, and eventually vote for the student who deserved to be the president of the class.
   The candidates were prepared to give a speech and to show their fellow classmates what they would do for the class and school, if they were elected to be the president of the class. Students had prepared banners and had slogans on them to cheer the audience and their candidate friends.


The students are cheering up their friend Mohammad Itani
   It’s worth mentioning that the students had invited other classes and teachers to attend the “Election Speech” in order to cheer the candidates up. 

Even our Science and Math teacher Mrs. Rawaa Shehab joined us with G6 and also voted

   Hopefully, the election was over with no complications and inconvenient incidents and G5 students chose Mr. Omar el Bash/Mr. Mohammad Itani and Mrs. Rasha Sukkar as their presidents of their class.

All the best to our little presidents and also voters!

Monday, November 03, 2014

Crazy Nose Day!


   On Saturday, November 1, 2014 KSPS G5 students came to school with their "crazy noses" and together we discovered the function of these “different kinds of noses”.


   It was an interesting day, some students had bought noses of witches, clowns, cats, and dogs from stores, and others had actually prepared it by their hands with the help of their parents. It’s interesting to mention the elephant’s trunk, Pinocchio’s long nose, and the nose of a polar bear …

  As the teacher of my dear students I’d like to share some of their impressions on this activity:
-Having a nose other than ours is fun and exciting!
-After this activity, I am glad I am a human being and that I can breathe.

-Now I know the value of my nose and other animals’ noses.
-After seeing and trying on Pinocchio’s nose, I am never going to lie ever again.

   Let’s cherish the things we have and know their value as long as we have them!