This day that was held in A-Sallam School with participation of teachers, students and parents – from both Majd el-Krum and Karmiel.
The students went through different stations where they fulfilled assignments related to the number 100. They heard from the teachers a short presentation about the number 100 and how many times it is mentioned in the Koran, with examples of verses that include the number 100. During that day they learned mathematical thinking and were exposed to the principles of mathematics.
The goal of this joint encounter was to develop strong ties between little children who will grow loving each other and building joint citizenship.
On Tuesday, June 19th 2007, we held the a day that marked the highlight of the joint activities of Jewish and Muslim students around the theme of "Coexistence". The activity took place in Kalanit School in Karmiel.
We had the pleasure of hosting representatives of the Embassy of the United States of America, who were nicely greeted by the 3rd graders and enjoyed the singing of the joint coir. The students presented to them the fruits of our efforts during the year – processes and products of joint work.
The school principle and several teachers went with them to visit a joint art workshop where they watched the joint activity and had a conversation with the students about the joint encounters and their meaning.
They got explanations about the project that includes three circles: encounters of the children, encounters with the parents and activities for the educators. The goal is to create openness and awareness among the children to the issue of living together and education for tolerance, peace and coexistence – through experiential encounters and internalization of basic concepts in the two cultures, while emphasizing joint and similar values in the religions and the cultures. A parallel goal is to integrate the parents of the students into a circle of acquaintance and experience in joint encounters. During all the years of the project we highlight joint learning and enriching of educators and all those who work on the theme, through educational and inter-religious programs.
In the second part of the day we all gathered for artistic program and performance of the joint coir of the two schools.
The distinguished guests summarized by expressing how much they appreciate the activity and the educational investment manifested in the school children and how much they enjoyed to see students who are partners for joint doing and are full of aspiration to study together.
Group's coordinators: Najeeba and Osnat
On Thursday, May 31st 2007, 4th and 5th graders of "Kalanit" School in Karmiel and "A-Sallam" School in Majd el-Krum went out to Ahiud Forest on the slopes of Shagor Stream.
We immediately commenced joint experiential activity in mixed groups. We discovered many words that exist in both languages – with similar sound and identical meaning, we got to better know each other through names' games and played in girls and boys competitions.
After the activities, we enjoyed delicious refreshments, prepared by the parents of "A-Sallam". In the concluding ceremony we enjoyed the singing of the children of the joint coir, the greetings of the organizers and from joint exciting dances of both teachers and students from both schools.
Reporter: Nira Marom
Group's coordinators: Osnat Aram-Daphna and Najeeba Sirhan
(* We are grateful to the Embassy of the United States of America to the State of Israel for their support to this program)
The team of Kalanit educators was hosted by A-Sallam School.
The aim of the encounter was to strengthen acquaintance and partnership between the teams of the two schools and to jointly evaluate and plan the teaching of coexistence and joint encounters of the older students from the two schools.
The encounter was heartfelt and the motivation for joint study and action was apparent.
The educators of the two teams had a joint wish:
let us all continue in this blessed activity!
The students of the 5th grade in A-Sallam and Kalanit Schools met on April 18th for a summarizing encounter for a series of activities related to environment and environmental education, such as: drawings that deal with the environment or symbols for protecting it.
The other 3 encounters in the series took place on February 2nd, March 6th and March 20th – two in Kalanit and two in A-Sallam.
The series dealt at the following:
1. Keeping the environment clean;
2. Dealing with the danger of pollution;
3. How to recruit friends to protect the environment;
4. We live together and have joint responsibility for our environment;
5. If we live more relax it lowers the danger of violence.
Finally we had the joint encounter in A-Sallam School, with the participation of parents, teachers and students. Each student received a certificate of appreciation for their participation and contribution.
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