Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Friends From Malaysia

These are pictures of my students(SENA Cyberkids Club) at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sena. From left-front Mira,Amirah, left-back Muaz,Danish,Akif,Izzah,Dayana & Ameer from class 3 Musytari. From left-front...Hafizuddin,Marha Marini & Azim from left-back..Syafiqah,Irdina,Izzat,Bibi Mirsya,Farah Insyirah & Izzah from class 5 Elit.This group is involved in creating e-magazine for SENA Cyberkids Club 2010. Regards from Malaysia Ms. Muainah Ismail We're so excited to have new friends from Malyasia and would like to know more about your country, your traditions and customs. We're looking forward to collaborate with you and have great time together.
Best Regards from Lebanon

Friday, February 26, 2010

نحبّك يا رسول الله

أقامت إدارة مدرستا خليل شهاب و عثمان ذي النّورين إحتفالا دينيا بمناسبة عيد المولد النّبوي الشّريف تحت عنوان (نحبّك يا رسول الله)..وذلك بحضور رئيس جمعيّة المقاصد المهندس أمين الدّاعوق و السّيدة منى الجزائري و الدّكتور كامل الدلال و موجه العلوم الدينية الاستاذ خالد عيتاني و حشد من المدعويين من موجهين و موظفين في مديريّة الشؤون التّربويّة وأهالي التّلامذة .. و قد استهل الإحتفال بتلاوة عطرة من القرآن الكريم ..تبع ذلك أحاديث دينيّة جاءت على لسان النّبي محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم وأناشيد بصوت تلامذة الرّوضة و مشهد تمثيلي بعنوان (فداؤك يا رسول الله)...أردفه تلامذة الصّف الخامس بأقوال المفكرين الأجانب عن الرسول العظيم ..ثم عرض فيلم عن إرهاصات النّبوة أعدته السّيدة رندة العنزاوي ..وآخر عن احتفالات العالم في عيد المولد النبوي الشريف أعدته السّيدة راوية شاتيلا...وختام الاحتفال كان مع كورال المدرسة و الاستاذ يحي المعوش و باقة عطرة من الأناشيد التي جاءت من وحي المناسبة ...تلاه أخيرا توزيع الهدايا على التّلامذة المميزين احتفاء بالمناسبة الكريمة Thank you Miss Jancet

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mawlid Around The World


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hasbi Rabbi


(محمد يا سيد الأنبياء (ص

Special thanks to Mr Yahya Moashi

Word Activities

Tomas Rivera's Biography

After reading the biography of Tomas Rivera, we worked together and arranged the story picture cards in order. Then, we completed the sequence chart to help us retell the story and discuss the major points of Tomas' life. Finally, we presented the biography using photostory.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Shadow Puppet Theater

Shadow puppets are easy to make and are one of the most fun ways to bring a story to life in a performance. We made our own puppet theater out of cardboard box and put our characters in front of an illuminated backdrop to create an illusion of moving images...and we tried to make it work!!! So now, on with the show!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

To Our Beloved Prophet (PBUH)

We, first and second graders, are celebrating Prophet's Day in a special way this week. We read about what our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to do and we are trying to follow his steps in his deeds and sayings because he's our messenger and we do love him.
May the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) guide us in all what we do.
Happy Prophet's Day to you!

Math with Mom and Dad

On Thursday,February 18th,the math period was not the same as everyday.Special visitor were present in our class.Seven parents were invited to attend the math class with their children.Students were divided into 7 groups and every parent joined one.The session started with a powerpoint presentation:''Fantastic fractions".This presentation defined what are fractions and how do we use them in our daily lives.Then,collaborative work started.Students' and parents' job was to compare unlike fractions using fraction bars.Each group selected a reporter to announce the group's result.At the end of the session,every parent filled a questionnaire to check if they enjoyed this session and if they would like to repeat this experience with their children.Also,every parent took a thank you card for their effective contribution. When mom and dad are present Learning becomes definitely so much fun!As for me,I enjoyed teaching this session.

Friday, February 19, 2010

مبروك لفريقنا الفائز 6

فاز اليوم فوزآ باهرآ فريق كرة السّلة للصّف السّادس الأسّاسي(ذكور)في مدرستنا على فريق الصّف السّادس الأسّاسي (ذكور) في مدرسة خالد بن الوليد،ألف مبروك للفائزين:إيهاب عيتاني-ابراهيم شوقي-جهاد دبدوب-محمد منيمنة-عبدالهادي بعدراني-لؤي غلاييني-عمر نقّاش-سعيد المحمد-محمد صيداني-عمر الشّيخ

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Mr. Parisi

Today we got a letter and photos from a friend abroad in USA while we were at school. Mr. John Parisi, we're so excited to receive your first letter on your birthday. Here are our hand- made birthday cards for you. We decorated them especially for you. May the year ahead be filled with love, joy, abundance, and all the good things you want of life. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM ALL OF US...YOU MAKE 81 LOOK GOOD!!! We're looking forward to reading your stories...

From Maha To Habib In Germany

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Human Body

The human body is like a complex organization that has an important job to get done on a deadline. The human body uses many systems that work side by side in order to get everything done perfectly and on time. Grade 4 students take a closer look at the major systems of the human body. They present the parts and the main jobs of the following systems: •Digestive System •Respiratory System •Nervous System •Skeletal System

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Clovers Newsletter

Dear parents and friends, Here is the link to issue 9 of our school newsletter. CLOVERS NEWSLETTER Hope you enjoy reading it! Sharing is caring :) Mrs.Ghina Al- Badawi Hafez


بمناسبة ذكرى مرور خمس سنوات على استشهاد الرّئيس الشهيد رفيق الحريري أقيمت مباراة ودّيةفي لعبة كرة السّلة المصّغّرة بين صّفي الثالث والرابع الأساسي(ذكور)وقد انتهت المباراة بفوز فريق الصّف الثالث (8-6) كما ألقيت كلمة بالمناسبة تلاها تلاوة الفاتحة عن روح الشهيد...كرمال عيونك

Joint Efforts to Rescue Animals: The American Embassy and BETA

"Education is not merely the knowledge of facts, but of values." To reach that sublime aim, our school works on providing our students with opportunities that help raising them to be responsible citizens and environmentalists with a deep sense of commitment to the values of Islam as well. One of these values is the humane treatment of animals. For that purpose, an important event organized by The American Embassy and the BETA, Beirut for Ethical Treatment of Animals Organization was held last Thursday at school. The focus was on raising students' awareness of how to treat animals well, take care of them, and preserve those that might become endangered. The students watched a movie titled "Free Willy" about saving whales, and then the representatives of BETA gave a presentation about their work with animals and also offered some valuable information and tips about pets especially kittens. Students were eager to ask questions that they were more than happy to answer. The event was covered by the French T.V. Special thanks go to The American Embassy and BETA for their active work and efforts regarding this important issue. They have widened students' knowledge and helped in developing students' awareness and sense of responsibility regarding that issue. We thank the cultural attaché Ms Jennifer Williams and her assistant Ms Diana Copty for joining us and we look forward for more cooperation on such honorable deeds.

A Message From A New Friend, Mr. John Parisi

Dear Ms. Rawya: To introduce myself, my name is John, and I live in America. I am eighty years old, retired from the Post Office and now would like to write to someone in a foreign country like Lebanon. Lebanon is a very interesting country to learn about. Now that I am retired I can pursue what interest me the most, and that is to write to someone in another country, and to learn their customs etc.. I have much experience with six to eight year olds. Sometimes I go to our school and tell stories to the children. I don't have a picture to send you by computer. If I have the name of the school and the address I would like to write and put pictures in the mail. It is wonderful that you are teaching the children English.Tell your students hello for me, hello, from someone far away. I would like to hear from you. Sincerely yours, John Parisi

A Postcard From The Children's Creative Learning Center In USA

We're so excited to have received a beautiful postcard in the mail all the way from our friends at Roosevelt Elementary School in California, USA.

Thank you so much. We're looking forward to receiving your second postcard as you promised...

Our best wishes to you all!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Motivation: The major key for active learning

Motivation is the most crucial element of a child's education.It is one of the primary causes of the range in score.Thus,inorder to maximize students' interest in learning,students must be motivated. Here are some ways I use to motivate my students: 1- I start every session by linking the lesson to students' everyday experiences,such as placing problems in real life context. 2- I manage time using stop watch.Students will be excited to finish their classwork on time. 3- I let students decide what they would like to do in every session by setting "Today's Plan" together. 4- I encourage students to concentrate on the learning process rather than the final outcome. 5- I focus on group activity and collaborative work,this allow students to share the thinking load and act as models for each other. 6- I implement active and student-involved activities to increase students' interest in the subject.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Letters To Our Friends At Mid Calder Primary, UK

Ms. Gordon, thank you...we are developing real- life writing and social experience with you. We'd love to hear from you.

Best Out Of Waste: Indian Heights School

Ms. Meenal Katre, headteacher of Indian Heights School

The Indian Heights School motivates children to do art work out of waste materials and our new friends really turned trash into the most marvelous art pieces. Thank you Ms. Meenal Katre for showing us new ways in which "waste is not waste" and how beautiful artwork can be created!

Recycling Project: JNV Bhiwani, India

Papier mache work by our friends at JNV Bhiwani School for recycling the waste paper... They made beautiful things reusing and recycling papers. Thank you Ms. Namita Verma for sharing your recycling project with us and hope you like ours, too.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Golden Book and Golden People

Our School Golden Book...
a book with no ending...
Makassed President, Mr. Amine Daouk
Mayor of Beirut, Mr. Al Ariss Municipal Council of Beirut, Dr. Riad Alalayli The Conqueror of the Highest Mountain in the World, Mr. Maxime Chaya
We're honored! Your words are not only written in our School Golden Book,
but also in our HEARTS!