Feb 28, 2011

Flats' Adventures in Japan

Haruka and her Brother
Having Great Time!
Flat with Hina Dolls
Beautiful Flowers in Japan :)
Hikari's Cat
               Watch this video and you'll get the answers to your questions.

A message from our Japanese friends:
"This is the time of the year for the Girls Festival and the families display these ornate dolls. So Stanley is getting around.
We have a few questions for you. When do you start to study English? How many hours a week do you study? Do you have English programs on TV with subtitles?
If possible Yuko and I would like to come to visit you someday.
Just to answer one of the questions that the kids had. The picture of Hikari with Santa was in out house/ school."
                                                       Yuko and Stu Farnsworth

Dear friends,
First we'd like to thank you for taking good care of our Flats. We liked the photos you have sent us!...and how wonderful it is to get the chance to meet you in Lebanon!
It's interesting to learn that there's a special festival for girls called "Hina Matsuri", or Doll Festival, which is celebrated on March 3rd in Japan. Parents celebrate their daughters' happiness, growth, and good health on this day. Your "Hina Dolls" are so lovely and the idea of this celebration is amazing!

Feb 22, 2011

A Butterfly Life Cycle

creating our own butterfly poems

publishing the poems using butterfly templates

our butterfly bulletin board

I'm a Little Butterfly

After we read the "A Butterfly Grows" by Stephan Swinburne, we watched a movie about the life cycle of a butterfly....a movie we will never forget!!! We're looking forward to have some caterpillars in the classroom in spring and watch how they are going to transform.

Stanley Has Arrived Safely in Japan

Hikari, reading our letters...
We're glad you liked our souvenirs.
Our Japanese friends: Kyoko, Nanami, Haruka and Marina

We're sure our Flats are in safe hands!

 Kyoko's Mother sent a picture from her home...

Nanami's Mother also sent one...

We got news today from our Japanese friends that our Flats have safely arrived in Japan after a very long trip. Flats were happy to get out of the envelope and meet their new friends.We're sure you'll enjoy the experience with our Flats.
Thank you so much Yuko and Stu Farnsworth, it will be fun to hear about your adventures with our Flats!

The Lunch Box Project: Activitiy 3

The Lunch Box Project: Activity 3: Introductions
The aim of this activity is to introduce ourselves to our new friends in the "pink cluster". It's a video task that we can see and hear each other.
The key sentences are:
Hello, my name is ___________.
I am _________ years old.
I live in _________.
Then we posted the finished video on our school page on the "Lunch Box" wiki.
Here is the link: KSPS page

Feb 17, 2011

The Tooth Tally Project: The Tooth Fairy

We've made our own talking animation on Voki website.
Click the play button and let Lucky, our teddy bear, describe the Tooth Fairy.

What does the Tooth Fairy look like? 
Here is a video of how we drew a portrait of The Tooth Fairy from the descriptive text.

Make Books Online at Bookemon!readsend

What does The Tooth Fairy do with all the teeth she collects? 
We posted our drawings and what we think the answer is on Bookemon Website to make an online class book and share it with you. 

Feb 16, 2011

The Tooth Tally Project

Give Us a Smile!

February is the "Dental Health Month". It will be a month full of activities where the emphasis is on taking care of our teeth.
"The Tooth Tally Project" is a fun ICT learning project...250 classes from around the world have joined in and are counting lost teeth. For the next three months, we'll be keeping track of our lost and wiggly teeth as well as doing other interesting activities.
As a start, we plotted our school location on the mapfaire website and then updated our class page on the "Tooth Tally" wiki and described our school. 
Our School on the Mapfaire

Watch our stunning smiles in this video :)

Feb 13, 2011

Mawlid Mubarak from First Graders

I am a Muslim, the things I say
In everything I do every day

Wishing you all a Blessed and Happy Mawlid Nabawi Mubarak 'inshallah'
First Graders

Mawlid Mubarak from Second Graders

We Love Muhammad (PBUH) 

What would your gift to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on his Mawlid be?

My Step Book: The Five Pillars of Islam

It's Mawlid Al-Nabawi! This is one of the happiest days of our calendar. Let's celebrate the birthday of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and spread his messages of love and peace to all. Wishing you Mawlid Nabawi Mubarak Inshallah
Second Graders

Feb 8, 2011

The Lunch Box Project: Activity 2

Activity 2: Project Introduction Slideshow
This is the second activity in The Lunch Box Project. We've added two images to the introduction powerpoint on google group and discussed the kinds of food our friends have for lunch and how every culture has its different food and nutrition concepts. We also discussed how the weather affects us not only in the clothes we wear, but also in the activities we do and the type of food we eat.