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    Inter-School Arabic Competition -Yanbu

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    Foreign Education Department is glad to announce the celebrations and  competitions for the Foreign International Schools in Yanbu on the  occasion of the Arabic Language Day on 18 Dec. The deadline for submissions of entry is on 10 Dec.

    The Competition: is the first competition in the Arabic Language dedicated to the non-Arab students in Yanbu International schools.

    The Targeted People : Non-Arab students of the international schools in the three educational stages.

    Competition Objectives:

    1. To introduced one of the most used languages all over nation.
    2. To promote cultural understanding and encourage dialogue among people who speak different languages.
    3. To motive and encourage non Arab speakers in International Schools in Yanbu to have the ability to write and speak Arabic.
    4. To encourage young people to be more creative in the development of using Arabic text and language.

    Following are the details of the competition :

    S.No Event Guidelines
    1 (1)Hand writing


    Grade – 3-6 only.


    A-    Must be composed three lines

    B-    The font should be choose from Kufi or Naskh

    C-    It should be written on A3 paper size.

    (2) Elocution

    A-  The elocution should not be read from written text.

    B-   A poem or a short speech are chosen by the  student or by someone.

    C-   The poem should be composed of 6 or 10 verses.

    D-  The speech includes approximately 70 words.

    2 ( 1 ) Elocution

    (2) Short Story Writing

    Grade – 7-9 only

    ( 1 ) Elocution

    A-  The elocution will be for a poem, a speech or a broadcast.

    B – The text could be chosen by the students themselves  or by any other one.

    C – The poem should be between 8 and 12 verses.

    D – The speech or talk length will be approximately 100 words.

    E – The text should be in formal Arabic.

    F – The elocution should not be read from a written text

    (2)Short Story Writing :

    A – The short story narrates some real personal tale experienced by the participant themselves during their stay in Saudi Arabia.

    B – The story should be between 100 and 250 words.

    C – The story should be written by the participant themselves.

    3  (1) Elocution

    (1)  Arabic Translation of a short story

    Grade 10-12 only


    A – The elocution will be for a poem, a speech or a broadcast.

    B – The text could be chosen by the student himself or by any other one.

    C – The poem should be between 10 and 15 verses.

    D – The speech or talk will be approximately 150 words.

    E – The text should be in formal Arabic.

    F – The elocution should not be read from a written text.

    (2)Arabic translation of a short story (English to Arabic)

    A-    The short story could be from the students text book or any books.

    B-    The story must have a good moral lessons.

    C-    The story should be a minimum 150 words and a maximum 300 words.

    D-     The original English story must be attached with

      Short movie or Prezi application





    Teachers & Admins

    A- Movie should be through one of a movie makers program.

    B- The movie could be use as a teaching aids that is related to the Arabic text books.

    C-Approximately running time of 3 minutes

    d-Arab & non-Arab teachers can participate.

    5 Criteria for Judging The evaluations would be in the following aspects.

    –        The elocution should be correct in articulation, grammar and morphology.

    –        The ability to speech taking into account rhetoric,  poetic and prose aspects.(interrogations, exclamation, pause etc.,)

    –        Evaluation in short story writing will mainly consider the linguistic appropriateness, clarity, and the sequence.

    –        The entry must be submitted saved as video clips and send it by email :

    All the best to the students for the coming competitions.
    Foreign Education Supervisor (Girls)

      Yanbu, KSA



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    Teaching Study Skills to Kids

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    Teaching study skills to kids is essential. It rarely comes naturally. There are a lot of tools we can give our children. You need to be modeling it in your own life, so make it a priority to try and get yourself organized. Try and start young. Great habits start young. However, it is not too late if your kids are older, but it will take a lot more effort and intentionality. I want to give you some ideas and tools today that will help teach study skills, create good habits and learn organizational techniques for school kids of all ages. I want to give you a variety of ideas so you can figure out what works well for you, your family and your kids individually. Remember that each one of your children is unique. What works for one may not work for another. You will want them to have some ownership over their study habits, so you may want to present a variety of ideas and let them choose a direction that makes sense in their mind. As long as you have systems in place and are consistent (often times the hardest part), I believe you will see your own children’s study skills greatly improving. Hopefully, you will find these ideas very helpful. I also want to point you to another resource – Sylvan’s Learning blog called Mom Minded. It has some great resources for you. Sylvan is also going to be giving away, to two lucky winners, the book “The Power of Habit,” by Charles Duhigg. This book will help you learn more about establishing good habits. The school year has just begun, so the resources I give you today, the ones you find on Mom Minded and the book giveaway should more than prepare you to start the year off right with great study skills and organization.


    First, it is important for your child to have a clean, organized space to work. This space may be in an office or bedroom. It may be at your dining room table. If it is in a central place, make sure they have easy access to materials they might need. Also, make it a great environment by turning off the television and keeping distractions at a minimum. Some kids will focus just fine with lots of distractions and others will be all over the place. Know your kids and give them the space that will most set them up for success.


    The space you create should have all the needs they might have. As you go along, you may realize there are things missing to complete tasks, and you will want to refill immediately. Kids can finish tasks more efficiently if you, as the parent, have a prepared and stocked place to make it all happen.


    Creating routine is so important for kids. It is especially critical if you have a child with autism. For them to know the schedule ahead of time and have the security of a routine greatly aids in their personal success. It is great for all kids. I am a fly by the seat of my pants type of person. However, this year I am wanting to establish more of a rhythm in my home. Therefore, I now have a small, simple white (or in this case blue) board where I can create a visual reminder of the daily routine. I wrote in black things that I would like to keep consistent on a daily basis. The pink represents the daily changes. In the routine, I want to create some free choice/free time so we don’t always feel so scheduled. My first grader, Abby, tends to get hyped up by stimulating  experiences. Last year, after school time was super challenging. She’d be fine…then hyper…then fall apart. I have seen that when she has a routine and established quiet time as mandatory after school, she does a lot better. Hopefully this schedule will help. I will adjust as needed.


    For kids who are starting to have a lot more work to navigate, I recommend having a system in place to look at the daily tasks. I love white boards. Kids love white boards. When I was tutoring, I always had my kids work on white boards because it felt less like work. I don’t know why. What is great is that when they are done they can cross it out. Theoretically they could erase, but there is something very satisfying in seeing what has been established.


    I recommend having a system in place to look at the overall week as well. This white board (above) does exactly that. I think getting a weekly overview is very helpful for kids. Do you notice how I color coded? This can be extremely helpful also. Each subject has a different color. What mom needs to do is circled in red. Kids can sit down and fill this out after school on Monday. Then, they can fill in more assignments as needed throughout the week. As they complete tasks, they will be able to erase or cross out. This will help them be able to look ahead to what might be due at the end of the week. You can color code in a variety of ways. Maybe green (go) means work on immediately. Yellow (slow) indicates that you should be working on it a little each day. Red (stop) might mean it is coming up down the road so don’t forget, but there is nothing pressing at the time. Figure out what works for you. I created a very simple printable form of this for those who would like to have something to print rather than spending the money on a white board.


    Since my kids are still young, this is how I will be using the weekly white board. This will have our weekly activities outlined for the kids. It will be a visual reminder of the weekly rhythm we have established. I like the idea of having both the daily and weekly visual reminder of expectations.


    The next idea is an idea to have a pocket folder for your child. For younger children, this would probably just be one folder. For older children, it might be a pocket folder (like a peechee) for each subject. I established this idea when I was tutoring, and it was simple and worked really well for some kids. The main idea was that one pocket indicated things to work on. Pull the sheet out of there. Once it is completed, it goes in the “to turn in” pocket. You also may need to have a blank sheet of paper in the front of the “to work on” pocket to write down assignments and page numbers that aren’t given on a worksheet. This solution is very good for the child who has things go missing. So many parents would say to me, “I don’t know where the paper went. We worked on it together, so I know he did it.” Some kids can’t seem to get the paper from their desk to the teacher’s hands. To have a “turn in” section, your child will know right where to go for assignments or papers that need to be returned to school.


    The next solution works well for older kids (I would say Jr. High and up, but younger kids might like it too). This is a “pocket” calendar/organizers. It gives both a monthly and weekly overview. It is the same idea as the white boards shown above, but something that kids can keep with them in the school bag to pull out in every class. This is a personal choice as to the look and design. I like to keep it simple, like the one pictured above. Size is personal too, but I like the one above, which is 9 inches x 6 inches


    Color coding really inspires kids…especially girls who like things bright and pretty. I think it can be extremely helpful for boys as well. Colors are a quick visual reminder. As a parent, it is great to have colors that are assigned to you. For example, the green and the blue (above) require parent involvement. As they are highlighting their upcoming workload and assignments, a quick glance will show you where you need to step into the equation. The orange “project” highlighter will help you ask the right questions. Do you need special supplies for this? How are we preparing ahead for this so all the work doesn’t fall on the night before? These highlighters can work in some of the calendars shown above. If you are using a white board, the different color of pens can always have special meaning. Try and keep the color meanings consistent and maybe post a reminder of what the colors mean in their study area until this is really established well


    My final tip for the day involves preparing your child for test taking and memorization. Two words: index cards. This method of studying is what got me successfully through school. On one side of the card will be a word. On the other side, a definition. Above, you will notice the definition for “corrosion” on top. The next vocabulary word is absorption, and the definition for that would be on the back. This is perfect for studying vocabulary. However, it can help in any type of memorizing. It may have names of math equations on one hand the the equation on the back. It might have “The Seven Steps of the Scientific Process” on one side and those steps written out on the other side. How I work index cards is I encourage kids to be making these cards throughout the year as they come across vocabulary, formulas or ideas in textbook reading, lecture or study guides. Then, when it is test time, you don’t need to be writing them all out at the last minute (although I have had my fair share of doing that too). You can even encourage the studying of these words and ideas daily, so that it is engrained by the time the test comes. That’s the A+ student for you. Your kids will have a big stack of index cards to study from for any upcoming test. That can feel overwhelming with a big stack. What I do is study a small handful (5-10 at a time) and only move on when I know those well. I add on new ones and put them in the mix. I continue adding on a few at a time and only adding once the others are known well. As the stack gets bigger, I might have some that have escaped my memory. I start creating piles of “I know this well” and “still working on it.” As studying continues, I can add more and more to the “I know this well” pile. I always return back to that pile before the test to assure it really is in my brain. You can have these index cards in rubber banded stacks or on rings (as shown above). I don’t love the rings (even though that is what is pictured) because of the method I described above of adding a bit at a time and making piles. Once the test is over, label the pile of cards and keep them! They’ll come in handy during finals time. Make games out of the cards. Practice reading the definition and saying the word as well as reading the word and saying the definition. This will really establish the ideas in your brain. Practice with your kids. Let them practice alone. This becomes a real self-check situation for your child.

    Finally, to keep you organized with kid’s artwork and school work coming back after graded, I would encourage you to check out my posts on storing children’s work.

    I want to encourage you to start out he school year right be establishing healthy habits. As I said, this is not only a group of tips, it is a giveaway. You’ll be inspired by the book “The Power of Habit,” by Charles Duhigg, and I get to give 2…count it…2 of them away. Thanks, Sylvan. Don’t forget to check out Mom Minded for more ideas.

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    Universal Children’s Day 20 Nov

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    The United Nations’ (UN) Universal Children’s Day, which was established in 1954, is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, promotes and coordinates this special day, which also works towards improving children’s welfare.

    What Do People Do?

    Many schools and other educational institutions make a special effort to inform children of their rights according to the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Teachers stimulate their pupils to think about the differences between themselves and others and explain the idea of “rights”. In countries where the rights of children are generally well-respected, teachers may draw attention to situations in countries where this is not the case.

    In some areas UNICEF holds events to draw particular attention to children’s rights. These may be to stimulate interest in the media around the world or to start nationwide campaigns, for instance on the importance of immunizations or breastfeeding.

    Many countries, including Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, hold Universal Children’s Day events on November 20 to mark the anniversaries of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. However, other countries hold events on different dates, such as the fourth Wednesday in October (Australia) and November 14 (India). Universal Children’s Day is not observed in the United States, although a similar observance, National Child’s Day, is held on the first Sunday in June.

    Education is the street that kids take after to achieve their maximum capacity in life.

    However numerous kids in need far and wide don’t get a quality training where they can learn and create. To propel learning, Save the Children underpins instruction programs for kids in the classroom and at home.

    We prepare instructors to draw in their understudies through more viable educating rehearses.

    We mentor guardians and parental figures to help their youngsters learn right off the bat, so they are set up to enter school.

    We offer courses for guardians and group volunteers to get kids perusing and doing math outside of school hours.

    We acquaint youngsters with the force of masterful expression — drawing, painting, music, show, move and that’s only the tip of the iceberg — to help them recuperate, learn and improve in school.

    We ensure that kids don’t quit learning amid an emergency, and we keep kids solid so they don’t fall behind or drop out.

    Public Life

    Universal Children’s Day is a global observance and not a public holiday.


    On December 14, 1954, the UN General Assembly recommended that all countries should introduce an annual event from 1956 known as Universal Children’s Day to encourage fraternity and understanding between children all over the world and promoting the welfare of children. It was recommended that individual countries should choose an appropriate date for this occasion.

    At the time, the UN General Assembly recommended that all countries should establish a Children’s Day on an “appropriate” date. Many of the countries respected this recommendation and the Universal Children’s Day has since been annually observed on November 20. There are however, some countries, such as Australia and India, which still chose various different dates during the year to celebrate this day.

    On November 20, 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and on November 20, 1989, it adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Since 1990, Universal Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children’s rights.




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    Brainwashing or the potency of mass media: how they make our heads.

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    Brainwashing or the potency of mass media: how they make our heads.

    Release Multimedia, each printing and digital undoubtedly perform a vital role in shaping our intellects and our lives. Malcolm X defined multimedia as the best enterprise on this planet which is equipped with the expertise to generate harmless guilty as well as remorseful naive and herein is placed the power of media report outline The heads in the masses are involved by advertisements, tv set reveal, news method or tuning in or fm radio, reading publication, periodical or utilizing world wide web. Read More

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    GMO dinner advantages and disadvantages Common app Essay

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    The creation of Genetically Transformed Organisms is bombarded by dispute and speculations, prompting researchers to review at the pros and undesirable consequences connected to GMO. Consistent with Globe Well-being Agency, GMOs are biotechnologically created microorganisms in whose hereditary products DNA has long been artificially altered. This technique lets genes to be transmitted in one organism to a different one, even involving not related kinds, bringing about GMO nutrients. The change of plant life cause them to become protected from drought and infestation, thereby enhancing efficiency and as a result slashing poverty tiers across the globe generally speaking and creating different countries for example. Read More

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    10 Surprising Ways to Use Instagram in the Classroom


    Here are 10 awesome ways you can use Instagram in the classroom.

    1. Showcase students’ work. Snap pictures of students’ artwork and other special projects to share on a private Instagram account only accessible to families and others in your school community.
    2. Feature a student of the week. Invite students to alternate “taking over” your classroom Instagram account and sharing photos from their daily lives. Then have the featured student share his or her photos with the class.
    3. Capture field trip memories. Invite a student volunteer “archivist” to take photos on your field trips or during class parties and share them on your Instagram account.
    4. Imagine how a famous person in history would use Instagram. Have students browse historical photos and create a bulletin board or poster display showing Abraham Lincoln’s or Buzz Aldrin’s Instagram feed.
    5. Imagine what a favorite character would post. Challenge students to find photos that would appear in Harry Potter’s or Katniss Everdeen’s Instagram.
    6. Share reading recommendations. Invite students to snap photos of their favorite books and then browse the photos in your feed for more ideas on what to read.
    7. Record steps in a science experiment. Watch as a plant unfurls or a chemical compound slowly changes colors—and keep the changes preserved on Instagram.
    8. Go on an ABC scavenger hunt. Challenge kids to find print in the world around them—on signs, packaging and in the mail.
    9. Discover ideas for writing. Tap an “inspiration fairy” to take 10 photos that could serve as a prompt for writing—an empty bird’s nest, a For Sale sign and a broken doll, for instance.
    10. Document student progress. Snap photos of student’s writing at the beginning and end of the year. Order inexpensive prints from sites such as to show students how far they have come!

    Written by:Hannah Hudson

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