Nothing is stronger than a mother' love, Happy Mother’s Day!
Want to Raise Happy Kids ? Teach Gratitude.
Ask any parent what they want for their children and they will likely say, "I just want her to be happy". Lately there has been a surge of books, documentaries and research that lay out the "guide" to happiness, with a common theme arising again and again; gratitude.
Gratitude, a feeling of gratefulness or thankfulness, is simply intentionally noticing and appreciating what we DO have, something positive, or something beautiful. So how do we teach our children this tool for happiness ? By creating a culture in the home where gratitude is modeled and is an actual word that is used and with LOTS of practice.
Mealtimes : make it a regular practice to go around the table and say what you are thankful for. Model deeper awareness by sharing your gratitude for the warm home, clean running water, healthy body, or gorgeous sunset. When preparing food share with your children your own gratitude for the easy access to a store full of fresh food or refrigerator with choices.
Bath time : to signal the end of a bath, blow out a candle and share something or someone they are thankful for.
Giving and Receiving Gifts :
- Teach children HOW to accept a gift (through role playing and practice) by thanking the person when they first hand you the gift, reading the card first, opening the gift, then looking directly at the giver to say thank you again. We practice enthusiasm and smiles, teaching how to be grateful that the person was thinking of us as opposed to whether or not we actually like the gift.
- When giving gifts, include your children ! When making a card or choosing a gift for a friend, talk to them about what it is that makes the friend so special or helpful.
- Thank you cards : the rule in our home is that a gift can be played with only after the thank you card is written.
Family Meetings : Compliments such as, "thank you for…" or "I appreciate…" is the start of every family meeting. Each member gives a compliment to every other family member.
The Alphabet : Have fun with it by choosing a letter each day and challenging your child to find things with that letter that they are grateful for or choose a theme or something in nature to remind you to pause and name what you are grateful for every time you see it, like the moon, stars, or water.
Gratitude can be as simple as that first sip of coffee, a hot shower, the wind on your face, or that quiet space when the children are finally asleep. The more YOU practice, the easier it will be to teach and model for your children, so start small, and start with yourself.
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ANOTHER WAY OF DISCOVERING COLORS
Food can also be used for coloring! With curry powder, hibiscus juice, beetroot powder and other items, we painted our pieces of fabric in green, red, yellow and pink.
This week KG1 students portrayed themselves as inquirers; in the adventure learning space, they discovered that some objects are heavier than others through manipulation.
Furthermore, they were marveled while making magic sands of all colors.
How We Organize Ourselves
The P1 students started the unit of inquiry project, "How We Organize Ourselves", and they also discovered how different means of transport developed over time.
As part of the Mother’s Day celebrations, the students engaged in an activity where they made "Thank you Mom" cards.
Well done P4 students !
This week, the P4 students presented their work about the pulley to the P2 students.
How The World Works
For the 4th unit of inquiry "How The World Works", the P4 students conducted research on the two big concepts; renewable energy and non-renewable energy.
They worked on different types of renewable energy : hydraulic, solar, wind, geothermal, as well as fossil fuel, petroleum and nuclear energy.
The students were able to exchange their knowledge with their peers through oral presentations.
It's already press week in C3.
In view of the press week at the end of March, the students of C3 studied the drawing of the press and more precisely the caricature. This allows them to (re) discover the figures of speech and thus be able to analyze the aims of the cartoonist as well as the way in which he presents ideas. This work on visual supports, clarifies the key concept, Perspective, under the unit title "Connectons-nous".
In addition, the students began the work of analyzing the complete work The L.I.V 3 Virus or The Death of Books, the subject of which is at the heart of Unit 2. They are called upon to discuss the following topic : Do books and technology oppose or complement each other ?
The presence of water in food
The C1 students engaged in practical work this week, testing for the presence of water in food. They developed their thinking skills as well as collaboration skills to be able to do the TP in groups while respecting the instructions on social distancing and the wearing of masks.
Separate the constituents of a heterogeneous mixture by filtration
In the case of a heterogeneous mixture, there are many techniques which make it possible to separate them. This week the C2 students did a TP to separate the heterogeneous mixtures using filtration, of which we find an orange juice with the pulps and a fruit juice with the pieces of fruit. They were able to develop their collaborative skills by working in groups.
Man Ate The Earth in 50 minutes !
But don't be afraid ! Calm down ! Nothing serious, I assure you ! (At least so far!) Earth survives despite all the misfortunes it endures under human activities. You still wonder what it is about the man who ate the Earth in 50 minutes, right ?
"The Man Ate the Earth" is the title of the song our C5 students created last Sunday to raise awareness around the world about saving the planet. Indeed, this creation is part of the unit titled "My Planet and Me" where students work on environmental issues under the lens of the global context "Globalization and Sustainability".
Since the students are supposed to learn the creation of the song as a literary text which could be the subject of task 2 of the e-assessment, they first familiarized themselves within a period of 50 minutes with the stages of creation, then began to imagine the idea for the song and the lyrics in 50 minutes. Oh yes ! The song that we put at your disposal below is the fruit of the work of 5 students in 50 minutes !
Congratulations, Joudy Mito, Youssef Shaalan, Yassin Kareem, Mohamed Hani and Magued Sheriff (C5/G3) for your beautiful song which reflects your empathy, your international sensitivity, the development of your creative thinking skills and the evolution of your transfer skills.
New in the library
At this time of year, we join hundreds of schools around the world to celebrate "Press and Media Week" through several activities around the topic of the press.
D1 students finished their second session of the mock exams for this year. We wish them the best of luck !
D2 students will resume face to face learning starting from next Sunday, 28th of March 2021.
Poetry is when emotion has found its thought and thought has found its words - Robert Frost
To commemorate world poetry Day (21st of March 2021), and drawing inspiration from the unit on poetry where the D1 students studied a collection of poems by the prolific African American writer, Langston Hughes, the students in the Language and Literature at higher level (HL) class, put their creative hats on to capture their thoughts on various global issues using words.