Our Photos Talk!
Mar 25, 2010
Storytelling has been with us since we started to communicate with each other and retelling is one of the skills for better reading and our favorite. After we've read "Click, Cliack, Moo...Cows That Type" story several times to identify and internalize the most important points of the text, we used graphic organizer to prepare the retelling...
Mar 23, 2010
"Today is Our Day...
Let's have fun today...
It's Children's Day"
What a Child Day would be without a celebration? Kids love reading and they love celebrities. That's why we arranged a reading session with a famous Lebanese actor, Mr. Wissam Sabbagh. Our kids enjoyed his story telling and played games with Miss. Nermine Khansa, a very active member at The Arab Cultural Club.
We deeply thank them for the warm hospitality. They made Children's Day a very special day as they opened their hearts to our kids and showered them with their gifts... stories, balloons and candies.
READ, READ, READ
"The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go."
We'd like to share with you the exchanged bookmarks that we and our friends at Bromstone Primary School in England made with lots of love.
Mar 21, 2010
You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith cause you believed
I'm everything I am
BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
Mar 19, 2010
"TOY DAY"...We brought our favorite toys into school. We named and described our toys and then we classified them into different categories.
"TOYS AND GAMES FROM THE PAST"...What were our parents' and grandparents' toys like? How are our toys and games different from those in the past? and why are there differences?
We asked our grandparents to bring a toy they may have from their childhood to share with us and we were so happy to welcome Mrs. Jamal, Mrs. Sumaya and Mrs. Najah. They told us their toy stories and how they used to make their own toys and create their own games. It was really a joy to have them in our class and we wish they could visit us again!
"TOY SAFETY"... We've visited a couple of toy stores and learnt how to read labels and look for age ranges and safety warnings to make playtime a safe and joyful experience. Selecting the right toy is fun and rewarding!
Mar 17, 2010
"A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be."
Here are our new friends from "Jabalia Prep. C Boys School" - famous as "Al Fakhora" in North Gaza Strip, Palestine. It's a double shifting school and run by UN. Our new friends have sent us these beautiful photos showing us the different activities that were held at their school.
Thank you Mr. Mohammed Al- Azzami...It's always a pleasure to make new friends and looking forward to your new project with us.
Mar 11, 2010
Primary 2 Students
Primary 2 class from East Calder Primary School in Scotland are learning about "Toys" in class. They've classified the different types of toys and the materials that they are made of. They'd also like to find out what toys children play with in other countries.
To Ms. Lorna Taylor and Primary 2 students, thank you for sharing your interesting power point presentation...Your work is amazing! We're so excited to get started and show you our "toys". We learn far more when we're having fun in class!
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 2, 2010
We looked at the photos to see what school was like for children our age many years ago.
one- room schoolhouse
Students of all ages were in the same classroom in one-room schoolhouse!
Early schools were different than schools nowadays. Today we go to schools in modern buildings with hundreds of other students. When we change grades, we have have new teachers and new classroom. But it wasn't always so. Mr. John Parisi sent us a letter telling us how it was when he was our age...he described a typical one- room schoolhouse: the interior and the exterior and how it was furnished....
and questions arose....
What kind of activities did students do in the schoolhouse?
First and Second Graders
Mar 1, 2010
Our pen pals from "The Children's Creative Learning Center" at Roosevelt Elementary School in CA, USA have sent us beautiful cards, stickers, and poems. We're delighted to see what they have created for us. They decorated their cards with markers, glitter, and drawings. We're already preparing cards to send you and we'll try to answer all your questions.
Thank you Mr. Robbie Christensen...your stickers and lovely letter made our day shine!