May 28, 2009

Pop! Go The Bubbles!

Blowing Bubbles

Come with me; forget your troubles.

We'll take some soap and make some bubbles!

We can make them big or small;

It isn't very hard at all.

I can't be angry, sad, or blue

When blowing bubbles-now, can you?

Just blow your blues into each one.

We'll watch them sparkle in the sun.

We'll send them out into the sky.

There go your troubles!



May 26, 2009

Muffin Cup Sunflowers

What makes a flower so pretty?????

We made crafty posters to learn about parts of plants. We opened and pressed flat paper muffin cups. Then we drew stems and leaves with crayons. Finally, we glued seeds to the center of the flowers.
by Grade One Students


Touching Letters To And From Our President

Thank you Mr. Amine Daouk for everything you’ve done for us.
Your unexpected thoughtfulness touched our hearts.

A Day At School In Alabama

Our friends in Alabama shared with us this wonderful video about their typical school day. We really enjoyed watching it and comparing their school day to ours. It's just a lovely video! We intend to send them ours soon.

Special Thanks to Miss Tina Fortenberry

May 23, 2009


our ENO Tree Planting Day Certificate
President Amine Daouk signing the Earth Pledge

with Mr. Mohamad Machnouk
with Dr. Kamel Dallal

with Mrs. Ghina Al-Badawi

ENO Tree Planting Day: Going Greener

For the second time, we've participated in the ENO Tree Planting Day Event. The aim was to plant trees at midday, in every corner of the world. The first trees were planted at noon in Oceania. Following the Sun, new trees were put to earth in Asia, Europe and Africa. Finally this chain of trees reached Americas, so the globe has turned on its axis.

Tree planting is important for us at Makassed Khalil Shehab School. We have participated in the first event and were more than happy to take part in the second. Firstly, it reminds us of the nature and the importance of environmental protection. Secondly, it is a symbol for the international co-operation.
We decided to go to Sanayeh Park on May 22nd. Grades One, Two, and Three took part in this event. Different activities were done by Grades One and Two students at school. Grade One students showed how crafty they are by making a muffin cup sunflower. Their creative talents were unveiled when they created a crafty poster. They also learned about the parts of a plant.

Grade Two students did two activities. The first one was called "Eggheads". They saved egg shells, then cracked the shells open and used the bottom halves. Next, they drew faces on the shells with markers. After that, students planted seeds inside the egg shell. The last step was to watch the "hair" grow on the egg heads.
The second activity of Grade Two students had to do with crafts. Each student made his own dove using plastic plates and spoons.
Grade Two and three students were eager to participate in this event, so they brought their own plants, spades, and gloves. On May 22nd, accompanied by their English Language teachers, they went to Sanayeh Park. They eagerly ran to the empty places in the park to plant their plants. They helped each other digging and planting their seeds and plants in the soil. Then, they marched around the park. They stopped to speak to some people about their work and even took pictures with them. Next, they tried to fly the doves as far as they could into the air. It was a sign of their innocence and freedom. They are choosing a new way, a new beginning to make the world a better place for them. Their choice was to go greener, respect Mother Earth, and save life on our beautiful planet.
Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come!

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May 22, 2009

ENO Tree Planting Day Speech

ENO Tree Planting Day Speech by grade two student, Mohamad Darwiche....

World Of Our Own

"World of Our Own" was our first annual English Language celebration. Students tried their best to make this show a successful one by showing their talents and skills while using English. The audience had the chance to watch two plays and a puppet show. They also listened to a speech and had a good laugh interacting with the funny poems that students presented. They had an exclusive glimpse at two power point presentations, one about our school's involvement with the international project "ENO Climate Campaign Change" and one about school life at Khalil Shehab School focusing on Friendship as a special relation at our school. Our super clovers received certificates for their hard work in the English classes. We had our super spellers, super readers, super writers, super speakers, most improved students and our top students. It was a memorable day for the students and they succeeded in putting a smile, a big smile, on everybody's face!
See you next year!

Peace Doves On ENO Tree Planting Day

White as snow...

They have a unique message.

Their wings send them...

To deliver their song.

That is a wonderful world...

We all live in.


by grade two students

May 21, 2009

The Magic Pencil

We were very excited to use the puppet theater and present our play ...We love reading aloud...

by grade one students

May 20, 2009

Friends Forever

"A friend is a hand that is always holding yours, no matter how close or far apart you may be.

A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care.

A friend is a feeling of FOREVER in the heart."

May 17, 2009

Beach Clean Up Day

Beach Clean Up at Ramlet Al-Bayda

In the presence of a representative of the Lebanese President, Mr. Michel Sleiman, Cedars Oraganization launched a campaign to clean up the beaches of Lebanon from Al-Abda in the north till Ras Nakkoura in the south.
Among the volunteers were representatives of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of the Environment, Lebanese army, municipalities, environmental, social, civil, and scouting organizations, diving clubs, and students from different universities and schools.

We volunteered to participate in this beach clean up campaign. We enjoyed cleaning up the beach with our parents to help keep our environment clean. We were all really happy to be involved to save our beautiful sea.

Everyone needs to do his part...

May 9, 2009

The Right To Be Heard

ضمن المشروع الوطني للتوعية على حقوق الطفل وضمن الدورات التدريبية حولها . وبالتعاون مع منظمة اليونسيف في لبنان وورشة الموارد من أجل التعريف باتفاقية حقوق الطفل وتعريف التلاميذ بها
وقد تم العمل مع المتعلمين على هذا النشاط تحت عنوان " حقوقي بالألوان " حسب المستويات العمرية
وقد شارك في تنفيذ هذا النشاط كل من
الآنسة جانسيت جركس والآنسة هدى شعبان في تدريب المتعلمين وتنسيق الرسومات
السيدة رندة العنزاوي والآنسة هدى شعبان في التصوير .السيدة راوية شاتيلا في تسجيل النشاط على قرص مدمج بطريقة فنية