Sunday, February 22, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
At the end of the story and following our plan to integrate technology into teaching, "Quiz Box" was tried for the first time at school. Students went to the library, sat in four stations and took turns using the remote control to answer ten comprehension questions about the story. Stations one and three ranked first; stations two and four came in second. We found that this way of testing is very practical and fun. Students were able to find out the correct answers instantly, thus figuring out their mistakes.
Special thanks to Mr. Ghassan Atrouni
Thursday, February 12, 2009
إحياء لذكرى الشهيد رفيق الحريري و ضمن سلسلة النّشاطات التي تقيمها مدرستنا ، فقد جرت على ملعب مدرسة أبي بكر الصديق مبارتان وديتان في كرة السلة بين تلامذتنا و تلامذة أبي بكر الصديق في الصفين الخامس و السادس الأساسين.
هذا و قد انتهت المباراة الأولى بفوز مدرستنا في الصف الخامس على فريق مدرسة أبي بكر الصديق في حين كان الفوز حليف فريق الصف السادس في مدرسة أبي بكر على فريق مدرستنا.
في الختام، قرأ الجميع الفاتحة على روح الشهيد رفيق الحريري الذي كان على رأس المشجعين لكافة الأنشطة الرياضيّة.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Our school got the certificate for participating in the ENO Climate Change Campaign Program. We're very excited about our involvement and look forward to having our students participate in other activities. It was a great experience for all of us and we really appreciate all the cooperation of other Makassed Schools in the campaign!
Monday, February 09, 2009
In our attempt to have students get to know the different parts of Lebanon and appreciate its beauty, the school organized a trip to Frayya on Thursday, February5th. It was a great chance for students to explore their country and see its high mountains covered with snow. Our day started at 7.30 when we took off to Farayya. On our way, students admired the beautiful scenery and took pictures of it. Then we stopped to have breakfast before we continued on our way to Farayya. After explaining to students the schedule of the day, they rented sleds and headed to snow where they spent hours of fun. Then it was lunch time, so we went back to the restaurant. Students enjoyed their time singing and dancing . There was even a contest for the best boy dancer and best girl dancer. Mohammad Hasbini and Rami Zaidan were the winners of the boys. Carol Kebrit, Karen Zaidan and Jana Shehab were the winners of the girls. At 4.00 o’clock, it was time to go back home. It was an amazing trip with lots of great memories to both teachers and students.
Raising cultural awareness and building an understanding to foreign cultures is a basic aspect of children’s development. They should have a chance to have an idea not only about their country and its culture, but also about other countries. For that reason we had the chance to be the first school in Lebanon to which Mr. Dae Kim from the American Embassy was invited to come talk to grade five and six students about children’s education in the States and about American culture. He talked to children about the different types of schools in America. Then our students started asking him various questions about education in the States and how students in both countries are alike or different. Mr. Kim also asked students about their school and the reason why their parents have chosen it. The answers were remarkable. One student expressed her great happiness in attending Khalil Shehab simply because she considers it as the best Makassed school. It has a lot to offer, she went on to say, like using the internet and because learning is not only through books, but also through various fun activities. Students are excited to learn through fun! Then it was our students' turn again to ask Mr. Kim about his impressions about Lebanon. Mr. Kim expressed his surprise to see how good speakers of English the students are. He said that they surpassed his expectations. He went on to say that starting with our school made him feel very positive about the whole experience and the rest of the sessions and if the rest of schools had students that had this level of language competency as ours, than this project would be a very successful one indeed.