Sunday, December 28, 2014

English Tea Party

    The last day of 2014 at KSPS was a remarkable day for grades 5 and 6!
 Everyone brought a delicious treat with their favorite cup from home and we celebrated our last day at school by drinking tea and eating the finest of our home-made treats.

We recalled the memories and activities we have had throughout the year and we got to know more about the history of "Tea Party".

We were happy to work together as a team, organizing the table, managing the food, and cleaning it afterwards ... it was such a wonderful day!

We hope the coming year would be a better and prosperous year for everyone!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Differentiated Instructions

Differentiated Instruction requires that we know our students as human beings and understand how each student learns.
I would like to share with you the following presentation posted on "Creative Educators" online magazine.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Model Drawing

Solving a math word problem is quiet a hard task for most students. Thus, specific strategies are used to help students in this approach.
In my opinion, “Model Drawing” has the greatest impact in building children's confidence and intelligence in dealing with math problems. Most students enjoy visual effects. Seeing abstract relationships, represented by concrete and colorful images, helps in understanding, leading to the solution of the problem. For this reason, we are using small portable white boards in all math problem solving sessions to help us translate the word problems into colorful images.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

The RIGHT to Grow Right

Destination: ESCWA, Downtown, Beirut

Date: Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Event: International Human Rights Day

Action: All Makassed students gathered in front of ESCWA to highlight their campaign which was about Children’s rights.

KSPS G5 students also gathered there, as a part of their ISA 2014-2015 activities/projects. Othman KG students also joined our team, together we made a huge circle requesting the rights of our children, the rights that has to be respected and granted.

Purpose: Students discovered their rights and also became aware of those rights.


On this special occasion, I would like to share Rash Sukkar’s speech:

“Dear President, principal, ladies and gentleman,
Millions of children
around the world have no access to education. They are forced to work long hours under hazardous conditions. In many cases, they are abused by the very individuals responsible for their care and deprived from playing. Many children grow without having health care, food, shelter, and family. By looking at their eyes, we can feel how sad and afraid they are.
are the world; yes, we are the world. We are the sunshine, and we are the future. We are here to say please protect children around the world, so they can grow up to become brave adults. Our demands are very simple, we need to play, have fun, enjoy, express ourselves, our voices to be heard, we need to be cared, to be treated fairly, to be protected from all types of violence and abuse. We need to have good education. All we need is to grow happily and safely in a healthy world.
Thank you for your attention and patience!

But remember if only someone could make a change, together we can make a difference.
Thank you!"