Oct 23, 2010

Lebanese Currency And Stamps To Our Friends In Colorado, USA

125th Anniversary of the Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association of Beirut- a very special stamp Stamp collecting is the most popular and widely loved hobby all over the world.
We made small albums to keep our stamps in a safe place.

Old Lebanese Currency
...to our friends at Sunset Elementary School in Craig, Colorado

Trent Rew, a second-grader at Sunset Elementary School, displays Lebanese money sent to classmates from their pen pal class in Beirut, Lebanon. The students also recently received bracelets from the country. Craig Daily Press

Oct 21, 2010

Can You Draw My Monster?

with President Amine Daouk and Dr. Dallal

with special visitors from the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah
We are delighted and honored by your visit. We hope you all enjoyed your time in our classroom...Thank you so much!

This video shows our drawings after we read our friends' descriptions of their own monsters.
The Project Idea
Draw a monster.
Write a description of it.
Post your description on this page.
Put your name and location under your description.
Students from other schools will try to draw your monster using your description.
Post your drawings under the description.
When the drawings have been posted, post the original drawings to compare!
Let's have some fun and become expert describers!!!

"On Friday morning, Sunset Elementary School teacher Cheryl Arnett unveils to her second-grade students the results of a recent project. Each student drew a monster then wrote a detailed explanation of the monster’s appearance. Students in Rawya Shatila’s class in Beirut, Lebanon, then drew monsters based on the descriptions and sent them back to Arnett’s class. “I almost fainted when I saw some of those,” Arnett said of the similarity of the drawings."

Craig Daily Press

Oct 17, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving To Our Friends In Colorado, USA

Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated next month. We didn't want this day to pass by without sending cards to our friends at Sunset Elementary School in Craig, Colorado and wishing them all the best! Hoping that they'll receive our cards on that special day.

Happy and Warm Thanksgiving EVERY ONE!

Oct 14, 2010

Flat Stanley Project

Our friends at Sunset Elementary School in Craig, Colorado

Flat Stanley is a timeless children's book. Stanley becomes a half inch thick after a bulletin board accidentally falls on him. He is a creative boy and finds all kinds of advantages to being flat: sliding under doors, traveling by envelope and being a kite. The famous Flat Stanley is taking a trip around the world.
After listening to the story, we made our own Flat Stanley project. He'll help us learn about other places and discover the world together. We'll send our Stanley to South Africa and then to Colorado and share his adventures with our families and friends. We'll also find the places that he visits on a map and discuss what we found out about these countries.

Oct 13, 2010

Cards And Gifts To Malaysia

Today we sent a bunch of amazing cards of photos of facades, doors, and windows of old Lebanese houses. The photos are taken by Mr. Mohamad Machnouk, Chairman Education Board at Makassed Association. Big Thank You Mr. Machnouk.

We wrote, added our photos, and decorated the cards.
We collected old Lebanese currency and made bookmarks to our Malay friends.

We also chose some Arabic stories to help our friends practice their reading skills.
This project with "Sekola Kebangsaan Sana" School in Kangar, Perlis Malaysia provides an opportunity to learn more about this charming country and to promote communication and cultural exchange.

Ms. Maainah Binti Ismail, we hope you like our cards and gifts as much as we liked yours.

Oct 9, 2010

"HELLO", The Magic Word

"Get up on your feet and to everyone you meet say: hello
When you meet somebody new, the first thing you should do is say hello
Say it high..say it low…say it fast…say it slow
Cause when you wanna make a new friend
Give a great big smile and say hi, hello,
my name is:____________
And before you know it, you’ll have a brand new pal."

The beginning of the school year is a perfect time to introduce yourself and make new friends. It's a good way to start...just say a simple and magic word, "HELLO''. It warms the heart!

Oct 4, 2010

Snow Days in Beryzovo, Russia

It's so cold!

Letters to our friends at Strekoza English Language School in Beryzovo, Russia

the link to our project on Strekoza English Language School website
"I'm sending you 4 letters from my students. I have told them that some of kids "from abroad" might want to reply them. It could be our start for this school year. It would be great if your kids could reply in the same way so we would form permanent e-pals pairs. About the kids: Anatoly is a boy, others are girls. Marsha, the youngest, is my daughter. They can then proceed to writing via the e-pals mail system, but now it is easier for them to hand-write. Yours could reply in any way they like. Yesterday night it started to snow for the first time this autumn (well, it did snow a couple of times before but not a lot and the snow melted immediately) - and we now have over a foot of snow! I'm sending you some photos I have just made - of my own kids and a bird feeder we quickly made with some lard and rowan berries - just hang those up on a clothes line J . I thought your kids might be interested to see the snow! Have a good weekend."
Mrs. Ekaterina Vertkova, thanks a lot for the letters and the beautiful snow pictures. How amazing to have snow! You are really very lucky. Looking at the snow pictures arose so many questions in the classroom...How is it that there is snow in Russia...fall in Colorado...and still so hot in Lebanon??? I think we're jealous of everyone's snow days! Hoping to get our share of snow this year and enjoy a white winter.

Oct 3, 2010

The First Day Of Fall E-Book: Colorado, USA

Myebook - The First Day of Fall - click here to open my ebook

click here to open the e-book

Our friends from Sunset Elementary School in Craig, Colorado have joined "Myebook Community". They wrote about the first day of fall and made colorful leaf creations. Then they published and shared their e-Book with us. Read their writing and see their amazing leaf creations.
Thank you Mrs. Cheryl Arnett!

Oct 2, 2010

Back To School Icebreakers

We have started our new school year off with ease and enthusiasm with great back to school icebreakers.