Apr 16, 2011

"Featured Classroom of the Month" on ePals

Thank you ePals for choosing our classroom to be "Featured Classroom of the Month".
 It's truly appreciated!

Apr 14, 2011

Dental Visit Makes Us SMILE!

and "THANK YOU" for being so thoughtful, caring, and kind 

yes, we promise to take care of our baby teeth

Dr. Zahra Kabbani discussed the importance of dental health.

a song we've learned today from Dr. Zahra Kabbani Adra
"Brush, brush your teeth...twice a day...everyday
Floss, floss your teeth...once a day...everyday
that's the way we fight decay"

It was great to have the dentist, Dr. Zahra Kabbani Adra and her assistant visit our classroom today to tell us about the importance of brushing our teeth the right way, eating healthy food, and visiting the dentist regularly for check-ups. 
Dr. Adra first dressed for us so that we can see how she looks like if we visited her at her clinic. She put on her beautiful purple costume and a funny mask. She emphasized the importance of regular teeth brushing and flossing through an interactive discussion, a power point presentation, and three videos. We got a booklet to remind us of how to take care of our teeth, toothpaste, and dental health worksheets. 
For us, a visit to the dentist is a very stressful experience...but now, we can accept the new adventure  because we know what to expect and understand the reason for that. We have lots to tell our family about what we had seen.
Thank you Doctor for sharing about your job and making the visit fun! Very Much Appreciated!

Apr 13, 2011

The Lunch Box Project: Activity 4

'labne', Lebanese traditional breakfast

In response to our Jordanian and German friends' questions...

We still have a question that we haven't answered yet, it's about our traditional and popular food "manakeesh". We're thinking of visiting the bakery soon and take some photos to show you how it's made.
and here are some questions for you:
- At what times do you usually eat your food? breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
- Do you bring your lunch to school?
- Do you eat fresh fruit everyday?
- Do you like to try new food?
- Do you usually eat dessert after lunch?
- How often do you eat in a restaurant?
- What restaurant in your city do you recommend?
- What is the most popular food in your country?
- What special food do you eat on holidays?

Apr 12, 2011

The Tooth Tally Project: A Message from The Tooth Fairy

Lost teeth we've lost recently in March.

Tally Page

The Tooth Fairy
We have found some notes on our wiki page from friends from different countries, who are like us, losing their teeth and wondering what The Tooth Fairy is doing with all those lost teeth. Our friends loved seeing all our artwork and the book we've made.
...and there was a big surprise! The Tooth Fairy has left us a note. She's simply pretty with a shining smile. Here is her note:

"What a wonderful page you have made, "Young Clovers"! I really like your stories of what I do with the teeth I collect, very interesting ideas. Thank you for your lovely drawings and I liked meeting Lucky.
Love from The Tooth Fairy"

Thank you Fairy, it's so nice of you!  Lucky liked meeting you, too. We have some questions...just answer them when you have time...we know you're so busy collecting teeth from children around the world.
- What do you do with all the teeth you collect?
- How do you know we lost a tooth?
- How fast can you fly?
- Where do you live?
- Do you have a family?
- What is your favorite food?
- What is your favorite color?
Keep in touch, Tooth Fairy! Looking forward to receive your reply.

Lunch Box Project: Questions from Jordan and Germany

Jordanian Friends

video by our friends at Umm Attia Primary School for Girls in Jordan

...and another great video from our friends at Leipzig International School in Germany

Our friends in Jordan and Germany have posted 3 videos on our page on wiki. Our Jordanian friends want to know about our "labne" and how we prepare it. Our German friends have some questions about our food. They'd like to know how the Lebanese "mnakeesh" tastes like, how we make it and when we usually eat it. They also asked us these questions about our school:
- Do you have a library at your school?
- What time does your school start and finish?
- How many students are there in your classroom?
- What's your favorite game?
- What language do you speak?
- Do you have TV?
- Is your school old or new?
- Do you have computers?

Thank you for posting on our wiki page and we'll answer your questions as soon as we can. 

Apr 9, 2011

Outside My Classroom Windows: Koalas at Hattonvale S.S., Australia

Eucalyptus Tree in the School Ground...
something is special about this tree
a mom and her  baby koala playing peek-a-boo with our friends :)
How cute you are up there!
Of course you should be asleep. It is day time.
You are nocturnal, aren't you?We won't disturb you.

Mummy Koala will look after you from all harm.
 "What a lovely creature a koala is. This makes me proud to be an Australian. We experience such beautiful wildlife so close to where we live and work. Of course, we have to leave our wildlife safe and not touch them in any way. It is tempting though when they are so cute."
Mrs. Eleison

watching the photos in our classroom

Koalas outside the classroom window!!!! 
Dear Aussie Friends, thank you so much for sending us what you see outside your classroom windows. We couldn't believe our eyes! You're so lucky to live in such a beautiful, peaceful, and healthy place. It's a great school in a quiet location with fantastic neighbors. We greatly enjoyed seeing the photos.

Apr 7, 2011

"Primary Wall"

wondering how our Colorado friends are spending their Spring Break

huge collection of educational games

Learn more about "Primary Wall" in this video. It can be useful for hosting collaborative brainstorming sessions, asking questions, and sorting ideas.

Apr 5, 2011

Makassed Frog's Green March: Beirut, Lebanon

Click  to view a 3D scene of our Green Day!
Move around and zoom in to check out the smallest details! 

"Makassed schools in Beirut organized on Saturday, April 2nd, the Frogs’ march where thousands of students in green T-shirts marched to the new Pine International Forest. An amazing campaign… where students declared that they collected thousands of pledges from people, to protect the environment within the ENO International program. The minister of Environment and the Honorary president of Makassed with the president and members of the board, directors and principals attended this major event…ENJOY…"
Mr. Mohamad Machnouk

Apr 1, 2011

Outside My Classroom Windows: Australia

 Eucalyptus Trees
What you see outside your classroom windows is more than beautiful!

Every one of us will see something different...that's the joy of the story.

"Outside the Classroom Windows" drawings by our friends at Hatton Vale State School in Australia.
Thank you our Aussie friends and thank you Ms. Shane Eleison for sharing your drawings with us!

A Package from Japan

We're so pleased to receive a package from our dear friend in Japan, Hikari...
We're glad you've enjoyed reading our letters!

Beautiful Displays

and best wishes from Lebanon
Big Thank You...We loved those awesome erasers!

Thanks a lot, Hikari!

You made our day!

 "Thank You Cards"
Dear Hikari,
We were worried about you and about our friends in Japan...We thought of you all immediately when we heard about the earthquake and Tsunami in your country. We can't even imagine how frightening and scary it must be there...
Thank God you are all ok! Our thoughts are with you...
Be safe...and many prayers for you and to everyone who is suffering from the disaster.