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Constructing, creating, communicating, collaborating, and thinking critically in grade 5.

June 18, 2020
by Denise Krebs
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End of the Year Links

Happy summer to you, my sweet SIXTH graders! Yes, now you are officially in grade 6, and you are in middle school. I will see you in September, but for now, here are a few links that you can check out.

Writings by the Class of 2027

Latest Pearls of Wisdom ceremonies:

Past Pearls of Wisdom Ceremonies

  • Quarter 1 for 5A and 5B
  • Quarter 2-3 for 5A and 5B

Kahoot Selfie Guessing Games

Summer Fun

You can find the links here on this page here:

https://tinyurl.com/ForARSgrade5 

(Feel free to share them with your friends.)

June 12, 2020
by Denise Krebs
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Poems About Me by 5B Class of 2027

Etheree

Me

Alya

A Tall giraffe

A Lazy koala

A shining star

An Annoying parrot

As fast as a cheetah

As athletic as Ronaldo

By Alya Ahmed

I AM ALI

I am the silence of the nights.

I am the birds of the mornings.

I am the thoughts of the dark forests.

I am the deep heart of the wells.

I am the father of all animals.

I am the storm after the calm.

 

Ali Al Dailami in 5B

 

 

 

Mohammed

My thoughts are like a flower opening for the sun
Opening the doors to find my dreams
Heart of my family , joy of my mom
As smart as a fox , hard working like a bee
Man of the house when my dad is away
My eyes are black like the long dark night
Eleven years old I am happy to be
Do you like this poem I wrote about me ?

 

By Mohammed Sadeq Ali

 

An Etheree Poem About Me

Me

Hussain

A smart kid

As strong as rock

As fast as cheetah

I’m a spider that climbs walls

I swim like a fish to cool

I’m a sun because I’m shiny

Like sloths I become lazy lately

I am like a hawk I get what I target

My mind is a notepad that never forgets

Done by: Hussain Mohamed (5b)

 

I Am Poem     

I am the taste of a yummy cocktail.

I am the smell of different flowers.

I am the sight of a beautiful sunset on a tropical island.

I am the sound of chirping birds and a nice breeze.

I am the taste of summer.

I am bright as the sun.

I am the sound of crashing waves

I am the touch of soft sand.

I am the taste of different kinds of fruit.

I am the smell of peace.

I am the sight of clear water and seashells on the sand.

I am a paper boat floating on the water.

I am a pod of dolphins.

 

By Noor Jassim

 

I am as tall as a palm tree

I am as strong as an ox

I am as kind as a heart

I am as good a support as a wall

Poem by Ali AR – 5B

June 12, 2020
by Denise Krebs
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Poems About Me by 5A

ME
Ayat
Young as a teenager
Rise of hope
Tall as a broom
I need care like a cat
Friend of caring, hope, love
Trying to be better in writing and drawing

By Ayat Ali

I am a Disney princess.
I am the taste of sweet cake.
I am the smell of fresh flower.
I am the sight of teddy bear.
I am the sound of canary bird
and classic music.
I am the taste of marshmallow.
I am a beautiful princess in sleep.
I am the sound of the voice of guitar.
I am the touch of soft cotton.
I am the taste of 4 cheese pasta
I am the smell of make cake.
I am the sight of Maldives view
and wonderful view.

By Ayat Ali

 

 

An Etheree Poem About Me.

Me

Hussain

Large as a lion

Fast as cheetah

Strong as an oak

A seed of hope

A moonlight of truth

 The smell of my mom

 A brother of a cute teddy bear

The White of Lily and Camellia flowers

By Hussain T.

Etheree Poem About My Secrets…

I
Do have
A lot of
Secrets, thinking…
A lot of things are
Planned for the near future
Hmm…are they gonna happen?
Getting new info every day
Big brain of knowledge and happiness
But small life going through risks and darkness.

Secrets are eternal about me…From the outside a normal human encountering the friendliest people ever seen and growing up discovering new things, but from the inside a whole new existence…

By Daniel S.

 

I AM POEM

I am Zainab.
I am the taste of pancakes and sweet maple syrup.
I am the smell of daisies starting to grow.
I am the sight of a birthday cake full of delights.
I am the sound of babies whining and their sweet laughter.
And the cheers of a crowd.
I am the taste of freshly baked pizza with a sight of delight for dessert.
I am a collector of my memories.
I am the sound of classical music playing.
I am the touch of guitar strings and fluffy marshmallows.
I am the taste of a fresh salad with a dressing that is made of magic.
I am the smell of the sea on an early summer morning.
I am the sight of knowledge walking on a runway
And books humming their words.
I am a girl with a hair like a flowing river.
I am a princess with cheeks as red as roses.

Done by:
The Queen of Poems,
Zainab Aref Almukhtar (5A)

 

An Etheree Poem About Me

Me
Ahmed
Good player
Hope of my team
Fast as a leopard
Whale of the swimming team
King of imagination
Cheerful like a happy dolphin
Active like a flying buzzy bee
Champion of Bahraini best swimmers

Done By: Ahmed Ali
Grade: 5A

 

I am Elias

I am the taste of honey

I am the smell of candy

I am the sound of a party

I am Elias the fancy

Poem by Elias

 

Etheree Poem About Me

Me
Mohammed
Sweet and cute.
Wonder about life.
I touch rainbows now.
I worry about getting old.
I want to be a pilot.
As sweet as chocolate, understand others.
I am pretend to hear magic bells.
During sad movies my tears as much as waterfall.
I am dream of becoming a millionaire every night.

By Mohammed Ridha

 

An Etheree Poem about Mahmood Hasan

1) Me
2) Fast boy.
3) Like the wind.
4) I’m a quick toy.
5) Like a fast click send.
6) As fast as soccer kick.
7) It was comfortable day.
8) Played fun, long football match today.
9) Feeling happy like a glad puppy.
10) Being comfortable and healthy stay.

 

I am metaphor poem
ME

I am the taste of chocolate
I am the smell of vanilla
I am the sight of a heavy backpack
I am the youngest in between my siblings
Sound of clarinet and flute
Now I am the sound of boring music
I am the touch of chubby cheeks
Taste of honey
I am the taste of sweet
I am the smell of Jasmine flower

Hawra’a Hameed 5-A

 

Etheree Poem About Me

I,
Hisham,
Spark of hope,
Strong as an ox,
Fast as a cheetah,
Mischievous as a fox,
A lightbulb of ideas,
Knowledgeable as a warden,
My limit is my imagination,
Trying to make the world a better place.

Name: Hisham Ali

 

An Etheree Poem about me

Me
Hussain
Heart of gold
Short as rabbit
Slayer of dragons
As light as a feather
Stronger than everything
Got a brain smart as a surgeon
Funny as a barrel of monkeys
I am Faster than a speeding bullet

Hussain Hameed
5A

Me

Yousif Eyad

Son of queen

Star of soccer

Faster as a rabbit

King of video games

Feeling like a super hero

Master of fortnight game

Hard player and always winner

Playing in a room like a moon in the sky

May 15, 2020
by Denise Krebs
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Genius Hour Presentations

Hello, boys and girls and guests,

Here are some of our genius hour presentations. If you would like your Flipgrid video linked here so you can share it with others, just let Mrs. Denise know and she will add it.

Thanks! Enjoy!

  1. Ahmed A. – Pizza and other purposes dough
  2. Ali I. – Video editing helps
  3. Alya M. – Learning to draw faces
  4. Fatima S. – Learning New Cooking Recipes
  5. Fatima Z. – Making a flipbook
  6. Hawra’a – Ramadan sweets
  7. Hisham and the book he made about our galaxy
  8. Hussain N. – String art
  9. Hussain S. – photo corner and how to frame photos
  10. Jana – Grilling healthy chicken
  11. Jerome and his blog posts about cooking for his family
  12. Noor – Making organizers for craft supplies
  13. Zainab – Making natural colors and restyling clothes
  14. Mohammed Hasan – Perfecting his table tennis game
  15. Mrs. Denise – Using spices and making sourdough

 

March 29, 2020
by Denise Krebs
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Lesson 9 – Dialogue Journals

When we were in school from September through January we wrote in our Dialogue Journals every week. Students know about these special books. Students wrote for ten minutes each Writing Wednesday, and Ms. Denise answered back. Usually she would write about the same amount as they wrote. 

In Quarter 3, we weren’t able to write each week, but we will write once in a while. Ms. Denise will print out your assignment today and glue it into the Dialogue Journal, as this will be a keepsake and reminder of this chapter in our school’s history.

Today’s entry:

Type or write your dialogue journal entry, at least one page. Use Google Docs, Word Document, or paper and pencil or pen. Return to me in the E-Locker. You can write in your Dialogue Journals as often as you wish. I will answer each one you write.

I often give a prompt to follow. It is optional. If the child has something else to tell me, they are free to write about anything on their minds.

Today’s optional question: What are ten things you do on a typical day at home in March?

These are the dialogue journals from one class.

March 25, 2020
by Denise Krebs
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Additional Questions for Mrs. Denise

  1. What are some fun facts about you? Here are 43 fun and not-so-fun facts about me. It might be more than you want to know, so please feel free to skim and scan!
  2. When will you stop teaching at Al Raja School?  I’m not sure, but sadly I won’t be here too many more years. We are getting near retirement age, so my husband and I will go back to the U.S. sometime in the next couple of years.
  3. Do you want to go back to your country? Eventually I will want to go back to my country, but for now I am so happy to be able to be used here to teach my students.
  4. If you didn’t choose being an English teacher what would you be? Oh, the world is open. I may have become a software engineer or a cartographer, an artist or journalist, an author or an athlete. I think I would love any of those other careers.
  5. When were you born? I was born in 1958.
  6. What is your favorite number? 5
  7. What is your favorite animal? A puffin
  8. What is your favorite country? My own country and Bahrain
  9. What are your favorite places to travel? I love to go any place where I can visit friends and family.
  10. What country would you like to travel to? India because I have met a lot of friends from there and I would like to visit their home.
  11. What is your favorite food? Usually I say pizza, but really I like so many foods. If I chose a category it would be FRUIT.
  12. What is your favorite fruit? This is really difficult to choose just one favorite. I have never tasted a fruit I didn’t like. Some of my favorites are strawberries and mangoes.
  13. What is your favorite junk food? Potato chips and candy.
  14. What is your favorite team? The L.A. Dodgers (I don’t know why, except they were my team when I was a girl. I guess I don’t really have a team any longer.)
  15. What is your dream? My dream is to see the world a healthier, better, safer, and kinder place by the time I have grandchildren.
  16. What is your favorite movie/film? I don’t have one. I usually just like to watch movies once. I enjoy them and wait for the next good one.
  17. Do you want us to come back to school? YES, absolutely!
  18. How are you spending your time on this vacation? Reading and writing a lot! Answering emails, reading assignments, marking, helping students understand how to do things. But I don’t do that all the time. I am also cooking more and reading books. I cleaned up our classroom, so it’s ready for you to come back when we can.
  19. What is your hobby? My hobbies are baking, cooking, and reading.
  20. Do you prefer online teaching or real teaching? Oh, definitely REAL teaching!
  21. What is your favorite sport game? Softball is my favorite game. I played and coached for most of my life.
  22. What is your birthday? 5 August
  23. When did you come to Bahrain? When did you start at ARS? I came at the end of 2013 and I started working at ARS in January 2014.
  24. Do you like drawing? Yes, I do like drawing. I’m not very educated in art, but I like to play around and make things look nice with colors, lines, and shapes.
  25. What were your hobbies as a child? Great question! I liked to read, ride my bike, play softball, play house with my friends, and do all kinds of activities and games. I was very active.
  26. Why did you become a teacher? I loved school when I was growing up, so when I was young I wanted to become a teacher. When I went to the university, though, I changed my mind and wanted to be a map maker. But one year I took a job as a KG teacher in summer school. I had so much fun I went back to school to become a teacher.
  27. Where did you study in the university? At California State University in Long Beach.
  28. What were your scores in English class? That’s one I can’t answer. I was a good student and I think my marks were pretty good too. In reality, when you get finished with school, grades don’t matter any longer. What matters is how you treat people and how well you apply what you’ve learned to solve problems and make the world a better place.
  29. What was the best gift you got from your parents when you were a kid? Great question. I think my most memorable gift was a purple Schwinn Stingray bike with a basket in front. I think I was 8 years old.
  30. What is your favorite music? I like songs from the time I was in school (1970s rock and roll). I also like worship songs and children’s fun songs.
  31. What are your siblings names? Rick, Lynne, Chris, Judi, Lori and Keith.
  32. Are your siblings grandparents? Yes, four of them are grandparents.
  33. When did your siblings graduate? Twins in 1961, 1965, 1967, 1973, 1979.
  34. What kind of stories do you read? All kinds. I especially like children’s and young adult literature. I like to read nonfiction about things I want to learn, too.
  35. What kind of stories do you write? I write blog posts, poems, personal experience narratives, and fiction.
  36. What do you do during free time? I like to write, read, cook dinners, bake cookies and breads, and learn new things.
  37. What were your favorite subjects in school? Geography and sports
  38. What is your favorite book? I love The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White.
  39. Where were you born? Where are you from? I was born and raised in California.
  40. Do you live in a big house or a small house? It’s a nice size flat, perfect for my husband and me. It gives me room for everything I need. I’ve included a picture of my home.

    Can you see my table desk over there? That’s where I do my school work.

  41. Where is your house? Manama
  42. Are you a computer genius? Far from it. I love using technology to enhance our learning. I am pretty good at it, but I have questions and learn something new every day.
  43. How did you become smart in English? I am a native speaker. Can you imagine only speaking and learning one language? That is a crazy thought for you, you who know two or three or more languages. It is easier to get good in one language, but easy is not better! I wish I would have learned more languages.
  44. What is your favorite game? I love to play games that get people talking and laughing together. Apples to Apples is a fun group game. I also like to play card games like Nerts, but I am always willing to play any game that my friends and family want to play.

If you got this far and you didn’t see the question you asked, I apologize. Let me know, and I will add it right away!

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