May 26, 2011
May 21, 2011
It was really enjoyable to take part of a big project and learn new things from other countries. We have learned how the weather affects our food habits and life style and how eating healthy food helps us concentrate and learn better....and the best thing about this project, of course, that we have collaborated with lovely friends.
We thank our friends in Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Portugal, Canada, France, Mexico, Jordan, and Tajikistan for sharing. As the school year draws to a close, we want to let you know how much we treasure your friendship!
Special Thank You to Ms. Jess McCulloch from Melbourne, Australia. You're so special!
May 20, 2011
Because of the importance of self-assessment to critical thinking and because it helps us reflect on what we're learning, we're going to watch our videos and try to judge how well we read using a certain criteria.
Here is our interactive video on Youtube...click on our pictures to watch us read "Night Flight".
May 17, 2011
Beautiful and fascinating drawings!
"Our classroom is in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains, two ski hills, and many small neighborhoods."
Ms. Lisa Hogue
Thank you for sharing! Each drawing tells a story...We can now begin comparing the outside changes.
Drawing is a natural language for us...
May 13, 2011
|Make Every Day...Earth Day|
|getting involved in our community|
The Earth Day Groceries Project is an environmental awareness project. It's managed online by Mr. Mark Ahlness at Arbor Heights Elementary School in Seattle, Washington. This is the eighteenth year this project has been coordinated on the internet. Hundreds of schools have participated from High Schools to Kindergarten classes. We, too, have participated and borrowed paper grocery bags from local grocery stores. Then, we decorated them in the classroom with pictures of the Earth and wrote our environmental messages. Finally, we returned the decorated grocery bags to the stores. The stores then distributed these bags to shoppers on Earth Day. It was really a good way to get involved in our community and spread these messages out. We think we did something with pictures and words...
|our lovely German friends|
Our German friends have recorded their thoughts on the Lunch Box Project. They're so glad they have tried out new technology tools this school year and made some of our Lebanese food. They also learned to speak some Chinese and Arabic.
Click here to view our page on wiki and listen to what our friends think about the whole project.
May 11, 2011
Spring is here and our hearts go dancing!
|simple and fun cards|
|Spring Bulletin Board: Grade 2|
"Spring is Here" song
Watch our video of some of the interactive white-board activities about spring. We had great fun as well as learned a lot about this marvelous season!
May 9, 2011
|German Friends Trying our Lebanese Food: labne and hummus|
"We Made Your Food"
Our group from Germany decided to make some Lebanese food. We made Labne and Hummus and ate it with olives and pita bread. It was very tasty. I asked the students to explain what they liked best about this activity and they said:
"It was fun to do."
"We worked well as a team."
"It brought us closer together and we worked well as a team."
watching the video our friends sent us
Below is the link to our wiki page:
May 6, 2011
Our friends at Leipzig International School in Germany have sent us a message telling us that they've watched the video we made for them and they had a go at saying the Arabic. They'll make a short video of it for us soon! They also told us that they just adored seeing us watch their video in the classroom and they especially LOVED the bit at the end about Miss Martini being gorgeous. It is now a well used phrase in their classroom.
Here is a video our German friends have posted on our "Lunch Box" wiki page to answer our questions. We're so excited that they're going to try 'hummus' and 'labne' tomorrow.
Thank you dear friends...we're sure you'll like the taste of our Lebanese food.