We divided the students into three groups. Each group had an Hebrew specking facilitator and an Arabic speaking facilitator.
Students expressed their satisfaction and joy from this encounter and the connections and conversations between them, with mutual respect and acceptance. We all look forward to the next encounter.
A-Salam School and Dekel School
Majd el-Krum and karmiel
Our joint project for A-Salam School from Majd el-Krum and Dekel School from Karmiel started its school-year activity on Thursday, October 18th, 2012. In the encounter participated the team of A-Salam School, the team of Dekel School and thirty students from each school. We were visited my Ms. Maria from the US, who participated with us, watched our activity and had a conversation with the project's team.
Content of the encounter:
Conversation on values: religion, acceptance, tolerance, peace, respect
Order of activity:
1. Acquaintance games between the students:
2. Creating a "Hamsa" (palm shaped artifact) on the theme of peace: each students drew something related to the theme and activity and each student shared their creation with their partner from the other school.
Summary and feedback:
All students enjoyed the encounter, were satisfied with its activities and asked about the next encounter.
It was interesting and challenging for bringing the hearts together.
June 26th, 2012
An experiential encounter for the 5th and 6th graders from both schools.
Some 60 students took part in this encounter in this a special company led them through activities of challenge and creativity. The teachers of art and music accompanied the children.
The encounter took place in a grove near Majd el-Krum. With the group were also parents from Majd el-Krum, who offered food and drinks to the joint group. They also took part in the activity, which strengthened the children and helped them integrate in such great way.
July 2nd, 2012
The summarizing encounter for our year of doing took place in a restaurant in Akko. 22 educators took part in it, together with the two principals who spoke about the activities that were realized, how to plan the activity for the next year and how to develop what we have.
Doron, an educator from Dekel School, led an activity to support the construction of a successful process.
We spoke about the difficulties and how to overcome them.
What do we aspire for?
Finally, the two principals Najeeba Sirhan and Amit Yaniv wished the teachers a pleasant vacation and the wish they return with new and massive energy for the new activity year.
Special visit to the Barlev Industrial Zone – to Straus factories, with 3rd graders from both schools.
The children learned about the process of producing yoghurt and ice-cream. They watched a film about the process and then went through a guided visit of the factories. In the end they received a product as a gift.
An encounter of the educators of both schools: evaluating the program and recommendations. 25 educators participated.
The activity was organized by the two program coordinators – Mr. Nader Taha, vice-principal of A-Sallam School, and Ms. Hadas Keren, vice-principal of Dekel School.
The encounter took place at Dekel School.
Joint Sports Day for 3rd and 4th graders.
Some 50 students took part from each school. They had a few stations like dances, music, drawing and arts. In the end of the day the children received food and soft drinks and went back home.
The encounter took place in A-Sallam school.
February 8th: Tu Bishvat
50 students from A-Sallam School in Majd el-Krum and 50 students from Dekel School in Karmiel participated together in this special Tu Bishvat activity.
They sang songs in both languages and worked in the classes with work-sheets.
Artistic activity was conducted by the teacher Nariman Asadi and each group presented the final work they produced. We watched a film about Keren Kayemet, its history and its work.
We all planted together trees and plants in the school.
This encounter took place at Dekel School in Karmiel.
February 21st: Purim
Some 70 students took part in this cultural-educational encounter around the Jewish Holiday of Purim. The encounter took place in A-Sallam School in Majd el-Krum.
The students of A-Sallam School learned about Purim through a text brought by Hadas from Dekel School.
Then they held various activities of painting and gluing masks and costumes; and watched together a play in Hebrew about the theme.
The goal was to expose the Muslim students to the Jewish Holidays so that they know why Purim is celebrated and can relate to the issue.
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