Nov 30, 2009

Our Artwork On "THINGSTALK" Website



"A selection of the children’s waste sculptures will be presented to the participants of COP15 as a part of the planned "Children’s Creative ClimateCamp" which will take place in Ballerup and Rødovre from 2-6 December 2009. The children’s waste sculptures and their short climate statements will be regarded as the voices of the children."
We have invented artwork out of waste and unused materials and shared our recycling projects on thingtalk website. We very much hope that our voices will be heard around the world.
Special thanks to Miss Hoda Shaaban for her kind assistance.

Nov 28, 2009

A Special Bond With The Elderly Community: Maine, USA








"Our community has a growing number of elderly people. We have a local organization, Spectrum Generations, that helps them stay connected within our community. The community being Nobleboro and other surrounding towns. Mrs Paula welcomed this group of people into her classroom several years ago and it has grown into something very special. Students in grades 2 & 3 meet with senior buddies once a month for the entire school year. Activities are planned for each visit. Everyone enjoys making friends and creating a special bond with the elderly community. Our last visit of the year is always a little sad as buddies say good-bye for the summer.Our Voice Thread project are pictures of students with their buddy holding a Thanksgiving turkey they made together. Hope you enjoy!"

Mrs. Linda Taylor


What gifts do the elderly prefer more than care and concern??? NO words can describe these photos...these are the photos that describe LOVE...We can feel the warmth and happiness just looking at them.

Mrs Schuster and Mrs Taylor, you have touched our hearts....Good teachers create good learners, but GREAT teachers like you, create better human beings.
You are making a difference!

THANK YOU

Nov 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Story: Sunset Elementary School

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First Graders at Sunset Elementary School in CO, USA, retold a story of Thanksgiving. They did such a wonderful job! It's an interesting way for us to learn about the story of this special holiday...wishing you peace on this great day of thanks....
Mrs Arnett, we are so very THANKFUL for the friendship we share!

Happy Birthday Nesrae

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Birthdays are very special and deserve to be celebrated. They are days to celebrate who we are!
It was Nesrae's birthday yesterday. We sang "Happy Birthday" and made special birthday cards and signed our own names.
We wish you a very Happy Birthday Nesrae!
First Graders

Nov 26, 2009

My Eid Day "Voicethread"



We have created our first "Voice thread" to share how we usually spend our first day of Eid. You can comment in five simple ways: by telephone, by computer microphone, by web cam, by writing text, or by drawing.
first graders wish you Blessed Eid Al- Adha

Celebrating The Joy Of Eid

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Nov 25, 2009

Eid Greetings

Eid is a day of happiness and sharing the joy of the day with you...
Let us rejoice indeed...for this is the day of EID!
a very very Happy Eid to you...SMILE
best wishes on Eid Al-Adha from nursery to grade six students


Nov 23, 2009

Thanksgiving At Nobleboro Central School


everyone helped...

enjoying dinner with families


made by grade one students




It's "Thanksgiving"! It's a time for sharing and spreading happiness. Our friends at Nobleboro Central School in Maine, USA celebrated "Thanksgiving" with their community this past Friday. All of students attended dinner along with their family members. Fall decorations were made and the cafeteria was set up for this wonderful event.
Mrs. Linda Taylor, we loved your activities on that special day. You've made the word "THANKFUL" real for your students and it's so interesting to learn how you have prepared for this holiday. Thanks for sharing and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Nov 22, 2009

Oscar On Independence Day: Poland



Our friends in Poland celebrated Independence Day on November 11th. Oscar took part in the ceremony at school.

and celebrated Halloween, too...
Happy Halloween!

E-mail Letters To Our Friends In Maine, USA



epals pictures..."Here is my friend!"




"I read your children's letters. It is so interesting to see how similar the children's interests are. I think that they will think it is cool that the children play the same sports, have the same hobbies and watch the Disney Channel. "
Mrs. Paula Schuster

Thank you Mrs Schuster for this message. It was exciting to send our e-mail letters to you and develop beautiful friendships. We're having a great time communicating with all of you and looking forward to sharing a new project soon.

Nov 20, 2009

Home Is Where We Hang Our Flag




Heads Up High, Hang Our Flag And Let It Fly

Wish you all a very happy Independence Day

Citizenship On Independence Day








It's Independence Day! But are we good citizens??? Do we do anything at school that shows good citizenship??? What makes a good citizen?
I'm a good citizen when I take care of my school. Here are the keys to character:
1. Fairness
2. Responsibility
3. Citizenship
4. Trustworthiness
5. Caring
6. Respectfulness



Our character counts!

Nov 19, 2009

Celebrating Independence Day With Parades




THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING


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Celebrating Lebanon Independence Day at Henry Shehab Barracks
Special thanks to Mrs. Sawsan Habboushi

Nov 17, 2009

Weather In Craig, Colorado

It was 6 degrees (F) at 9:00 this morning at Sunset Elementary School in Craig, Colorado, USA. We had to stay inside for recess, but it was up to 19 at lunch time so we went outside! Not much snow left from the weekend storm, but enough to have a little winter fun!
Mrs Cheryl Arnett

Mrs. Arnett, it's still autumn here in Lebanon, but we're getting ready for winter. The highlands of Lebanon enjoy heavy snowfall, but Beirut has a cool, rainy winter. Now we can compare and contrast the differences in weather...
Enjoy the snow while it lasts!

"Windows To The World" In New Delhi, India




Click or drag the corners to turn the pages.

Our friends at Bal Bharati Public School in New Delhi, India have prepared their Annual Exhibition "Windows to the World". It was their attempt to bring the world into their school. They dressed in different costumes to greet the world in different languages and to win OUR hearts!
Special thanks to the headmistress Ms. Sandhya Kakkar for sharing these photos...we're so glad to learn more about your school activities.

Nov 16, 2009

Veterans' Day Parade In CO, USA





It's Veterans' Day Parade which was held on November 11th at Sunrise Elementary School in Aurora, CO, USA.
Thank you, Mrs. Jolie Hendricks, for sharing this fall celebration with us. You are really showing love and respect. We're going to celebrate Lebanon Independence Day this week at school and, of course, we'll share our celebration pictures and videos with you.

Nov 14, 2009

Autumn Walk In West Lothian, UK












Here is an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G autumn walk slideshow from our partner school, Mid Calder Primary, in West Lothian, UK. This is Mrs Hendry's class of nine year old children. They were exploring their local woodland to look for squirrels and fox trails. They were also classifying trees.

It's so clear that you've had fun and learned a lot about trees from your "autumn walk". We've enjoyed viewing your beautiful autumn pictures and wish to visit that place one day.
Special thanks goes to Mrs. Hendry and Ms. Wilma Gordon for sharing your glorious autumn in your country with us.

Nov 13, 2009

House Project: Mid Calder Primary










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P3 students at Mid Calder Primary School in West Lothian, UK have designed awesome houses from available materials and the result was "GREAT"!
The photos were taken by Scott in P6B...your photos are amazing, Scott, and we love the song choice!
Special thanks for the class teacher Mrs. Tempany and to Ms. Wilma Gordon for sharing your fascinating projects with us.

Not- So- Scary Scarecrow






If I were a scarecrow, I would.......


We have been studying about the season and the things we see all around us during fall time. We made a classroom scarecrow out of brown paper bag, newspapers, buttons, yarn, and construction paper. We named him Grumpy. Grumpy doesn't frighten away the crows, but it is admired!
We made a huge mess but it was really fun! We love scarecrows, don't you???

Four Seasons Of Grade Two



We worked in four groups depending on which season we were born. We made sentences about the cards we were holding to tell about what people do in different seasons.

Click to play this Smilebox photobook: four seasons of grade 2



Special thanks to the British Council Learn English Arab World website - go4english.com

Nov 12, 2009

The Lucky Seed

combination of autumn words






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A farmer was driving along in his cart one day when a seed fell out and onto the hot, dry ground.
What will happen to the seed? Watch our photostory and find out...

Special thanks to the British Council Learn English Arab World website - go4english.com

Nov 11, 2009

Autumn Is For Apples



Describing Words for Apples



Apple Bulletin Board



take a bite...


Apple Shape Poem


Favorite Kind Of Apples
graphing by color







Savor The Autumn Season!

Nov 10, 2009

Celebrating Fall And Its Colors




Fall in the Classroom...


Fall in the Yard...







Fall's Beauty!


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Nov 9, 2009

Fall In Laconia NH, USA






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Fall is the season of many changes!
It is fall in Laconia, New Hampshire, USA and our friends wanted to let us know what fall looks like for them. They played with the leaves, threw them in the air and tried to catch them as they fell down....It's really a colorful season!

...and yes, it's our turn now to tell you what fall looks like in our country. We have brought the colorful season into our classroom and celebrated it through interesting activities. We're going to share those activities with you soon!
Special thanks to Ms. Mary Ann Myers for sharing your beautiful fall photostory with us.