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Capstone Project
2 months 2 weeks ago
The capstone project is Chinese club. Anyone who is interested in can join. We will meet every Monday after school from 2:30-3:30 IN Room128.We learn about Chinese culture, celebrate Chinese festivals, do calligraphy and Chinese painting, paper cutting and mask making, read Chinese cartoons as well as learning Chinese songs and dances.I will teach how to cook Chinese dishes and celebrate the Spring festival by organizing a food party on the Spring Festival Eve.
Capstone Project
2 months 2 weeks ago
Since there is a very effective and successful Arabic program in my school, I needed something new that attracts more students and give them real experiences that land them on the Arab world. I thought of the idea of creating an Arab club which is responsible for everything relates to the Arab culture. In this club we offer materials such as: books, clothes, jewelery, perfumes, pottery, accessories, paintings...etc that tell us many things about the Arabs and their lives. All of these things are with a full description and details about its history and why and how it is used. This club also provides some educational materials like: stories and movies that encourage students to learn without even noticing that they are learning. this club is also open for all not only Arabic language learners. All are welcome.
Capstone Project
3 months 1 week ago
My capstone abstract is about the use of different games and activities outside the ordinary classroom to increase the students' different skills and to create a fun and pure educational atmosphere and let all kinds of learners to participate freely without stress., In my capstone project, I will mention some of these games and activities, for example, I use the "heads up" activity in which I ask one of the students to wear a crown with an Arabic word on and the student ask their peers questions until he or she reaches the word. Another activity is the " hot seat" activity in which I ask one of the learners to come to the front of the class and his peers start asking him questions about the day's topic and sometimes it can be done like an open discussion about what they learnt before. The next game is the playing cards game which has the same idea of the playing cards which people use as I divide students into groups and each group has two teams with cards in hands and cards on the grounds and the team which is his turn to play, they should match the card with one of the same category, for example, if he has a food item, he can take another food item with it and if he doesn't have what matches with his card, he has to put it with the cards on the ground, waiting for the other team to play. Another simple and fun game is the swat game which provides good kind of activation. One game else is the speaking dice game in which I give every student a number and I offer some cards with words that are put upside down and when I use the dice, the student chooses a card and use the word he chooses in a sentence on his own. The next game is the jumping ball game in which I use the ball and throw it to students to mention a kind of words that I ask them to say. The next activity is the line up activity in which I ask students to stand in two lines and every student faces his partner and they practise speaking using the day's targeted language. There are also very beneficial activities that I use and I mention them in my capstone project like the catching tissue game, the vocabulary classification game, the wall chart activities and the name counting game. So the target of this capstone is to let students increase their language skills during the after school Arabic club and that could be once a week.
Capstone Project
4 months 1 day ago
Most People in the valley do not know anything about the TCLP or the Arabic class. I was planning through the Arabic club to raise awareness and advertise the program. It is for other members in the community. I plan to make it for all people, students or parents or others. This Club will reach people outside school. Meeting will be held in different places every time. Some students may help me with it. I will introduce sessions about Arabic Language and Egyptian culture. some topics may include: food, clothing, history, inventions and other topics related to Arab and Egyptian Culture.
Capstone Project
9 months 3 weeks ago
Components of my project: 1- package of several units lesson plans. 2- package of slideshows for all the lessons 3- TPR lesson plans that help for Arabic Program
Capstone Project
9 months 3 weeks ago
I carried out her capstone project, the Chinese Spring Festival Celebration in Batesville Primary School on Monday morning, February 4, 2019. Our mayor, Bettice and his administrative assistant, Andrea Wade, superintendent of BCSC, Paul Ketcham, director of student learning, Melissa Burton and many DLI families and community members attended it this big event to experience this important Chinese culture. The goal of my capstone project is to introduce elements of the Chinese Culture to all Batesville Primary School students and community members through a big celebration of the Chinses New Year hosted by our Mandarin Dual Language Immersion students.
Capstone Project
9 months 3 weeks ago
Objective: My capstone is about having an Arabic Club. I have already launched the Arabic Club in my school since the beginning of October. The Arabic club takes place in room B303 every Tuesday. The Arabic Club has included lots of activities such as 12 online sessions between native speakers and the participants of the club. Native speakers have included volunteers (Syrian refugees) from NaTakalm and some of my Egyptian students. Also, I have conducted Calligraphy sessions and Hieroglyphic sessions for the participants. At the end of the Arabic Club, I have planned and led a field trip in March to highlight the activities presented in the club. The National Geographic Museum Field Trip Lesson Plan Goals: The mission of the National Geographic Museum is to bridge international and cultural distances and to make the students understand and accept the differences they will encounter in our increasingly global society. And as a part of connecting Egyptian culture and history to students’ learning, I will conduct a fieldtrip to the National Geographic Museum to have an eye opener for our students on Ancient Egyptian history. Students will use their Arabic classroom experience in interpreting the collection and will benefit by gaining tremendous insight into this great culture. Learning objectives: By the end of the lesson, students will be able to: 1- Identify 6 names of Egyptian queens. 2- Write 5 sentences in Arabic about one of the Egyptian queens. 3- Identify the symbolism of Egyptian Gods and Goddess in ancient Egypt. 4- Present about life in ancient Egypt.
Capstone Project
9 months 3 weeks ago
My capstone project aims at giving my school and community the opportunity to enjoy a variety of authentic cultural experiences. It also seeks ways to sustain Arabic learning through a series of video conferences with students and guest speakers from different places particularly Arabic speaking countries. In this respect, my students and the members of my community have had the chance to : - interact with students from 6 schools in Morocco : they discussed issues related to Education, life style, food, music, traditions.... - Speak to three guests speakers who shared with them many interesting cultural aspects particularly living in Morocco as expatriates ( Ms.Lena, Ms Jeannette and Mr.Khalid ) - Watched more than 50 videos about Moroccan food, music, architecture, history .... - tasted a variety of Moroccan cuisine . - Tried out Moroccan traditional garments. -Invited to visit and eat in Moroccan restaurants in Sacramento such as Casablanca and Khasbah. The last part of my multi-layer project is a special art project( a giant puzzle as my students call it ). A tiger’s head ( the school symbol) in a form of mosaic. It is comprised of over 60 world languages ( hello and welcome phrases engraved on Khamsah ) particularly Arabic . I started work on the project in January, and It will be revealed either in the last week of April or May since it requires tons of hours. We also want to give more time to parents to buy the ' Khamsah". The project will be displayed on the school yard with a sign showing ' Teachers of Critical Languages logo and other participants'. In April 24th, I am giving a cooking class at a public library and it is an occasion to sustain the Arabic program in my community. Most importantly, I am going to put a table and distribute flyers in April 26th during the International fair in my school . The first week of June, I am going to furnish a corner at our school library with books in Arabic and other resources.Finally, when I return home, I will make many short videos and make them available to my school to assist the students in learning Arabic. Please see the attached documents for more information about the mosaic . PS: There is still about 15% of work to be done to finish the ' giant' mosaic. More photos: https://www.facebook.com/abdelilah.elalaoui05/photos_all What is Khamsah? Hamsa The hamsa (Arabic: خمسة‎ khamsah, meaning lit. “five”) is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. The symbol predates Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In Islam, it is also known as the hand of Fatima, so named to commemorate Muhammad’s daughter Fatima Zahra (c. 605 or 615 – 633). Levantine Christians call it the hand of Mary, for the Virgin Mary. Jews refer to it as the hand of Miriam in remembrance of the biblical Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron. Some say that in Islamic tradition the five fingers represent the Five Pillars of Islam. In Old-Turkish this sign is called: ‘pence-i al-i aba’, with ‘pence’ meaning ‘hand’ or ‘five’, referring to the household of the Islamic prophet Muhammed. The household of Muhammed is enumerated as those five people over whom the prophet held a cloth; they are: Fatima-tül Zehra, Ali-el Mürteza, Hasan-ül Mücteba, Hüseyin-i Desht-i Kerbela, Muhammed Mustafa. https://thesevenworlds.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/hand-of-fatima/
Capstone Project
9 months 3 weeks ago
Capstone project : Tiger's head mosaic comprised of 62 languages, students and parents' names. Thomas Edison Language Institute Sacramento, California What: - The project is an 8 foot tall mosaic of the TE tiger’s head with a colorful tiled/brickwork base. - The mosaic is comprised of the hamsa, or khamsah, shape, repeated 1000-2000 times. Black or orange shapes will create the picture. - TE families can buy a khamsah and get a name engraved on it. - The khamsah shape is about 2.5” tall, and the font size is about 24 points (this text is 12 point font). In partnership with Parents Association at Thomas Edison Language Institute, I am making it possible to students and parents to leave their marks on an art project! The latter is a tiger’s head ( the school symbol) in a form of mosaic. The project is really special: it is comprised of over 60 world languages ( hello and welcome phrases engraved on Khamsah ).Importantly, people will buy ‘ khamasah’ and they can choose names they would like to engrave on tiles/khamasah. I have already started working on the project with one parent as it requires tons of hours. We bought the material required and I have started putting ’ the mosaic.The project will be revealed in April. PS: The project will be revealed to the public by May. What is khamsah? The hamsa (Arabic: خمسة‎ khamsah; Hebrew: חַמְסָה‬, also romanized khamsa; Berber languages tafust) is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings.[1][2] Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many times throughout history, the hamsa is believed by some, predominantly Muslims, Jews and Christians, to provide defense against the evil eye. It has been theorized that its origins lie in Ancient Egypt or Carthage (modern-day Tunisia) and may have been associated with the Goddess Tanit.[3] Khamsah is an Arabic word that means "five", but also "the five fingers of the hand".[4][5][6] The Hamsa is also variously known as the Hand of Fatima after the daughter of the prophet Muhammad,[7] the Hand of Mary, the Hand of Miriam, and the Hand of the Goddess. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamsa
Capstone Project
9 months 3 weeks ago
Project Goals:- 1- Increasing community and students’ awareness and interest in the Arabic program at my school. 2- Achieving sustainability for the Arabic program in my school. 3- Encouraging more schools to adopt Arabic courses. Project objectives:- 1- Introducing the school program to the community by sharing students’ work, taking part in performances and exposing members of the community to the target culture products (music, dances and foods) in different school and county’s events. 2- Organizing a series of virtual exchange sessions with native speakers of Arabic through Natakallam program to engage the students’ interest in language. 3- Providing instructional materials which include posters, online resources and outreaches bank for a future Arabic teacher. 4- Taking part in the school promotion team that worked on increasing the school enrollment. 5- Encouraging community participation in the program by having a parent volunteer work in the classroom.

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