May 26, 2011

Welcoming Nottingham City Council Representatives: PPT

It's a pleasure to welcome you to our school! Thank You

May 21, 2011

Reflections On The Lunch Box Project

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

Our Interactive Reading Video on Youtube

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 on our pictures to watch us read "Night Flight".

watching and evaluating our reading

May 17, 2011

Outside My Classroom Windows: Steamboat Springs, USA

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

The Earth Day Groceries Project

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...

Reflections On The Lunch Box Project: Germany

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.

The Lunch Box Project: Activity 5

a slideshow about our favorite lunch

Lebanese food is very varied, healthy and tasty. It's even not easy to decide what our favorite lunch is! 
Visit our wiki page here: The Lunch Box Project

May 11, 2011

Think Spring

Spring is here and our hearts go dancing!

"It's Spring" : Stand-Up Card
simple and fun cards 
Spring Bulletin Board: Grade 1
"Dancing Flowers"
Spring Bulletin Board: Grade 2
"Spring is Here" song 

Spring Story

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 Made Our Lebanese Food

German Friends Trying our Lebanese Food: labne and hummus
Our friends from Germany have added a photo and a video on our "Lunch Box" wiki page. They wrote:

"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

Lunch Box Project: Answers from Germany

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.