Be thankful

Be thankful

Be thankful for the good time in March. Embracing Amazing April.

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Being A Teacher Means…

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Agree a lot with it.

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,500 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 42 trips to carry that many people.

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2013 is not good enough for my blogging activity in wordpress. Hope it’ll be better in 2014. At least, 1 post a month. Well… it’s not too good, but considering my other blogging activities in my other blogs, 1 posting a month is quite reasonable. So see you in 2014. Starting a new year with the new spirit.

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Class Performance

Last Wednesday (27 November 2013) is time for Class Performance in our school, and it’s P1 Damascus’ turn to perform. We created collaborative between the two subjects taught by us, the FTs to present the performance.
In Indonesian Language lesson, Miss Irma has taught the students to write poem, and Damascus P1 students have natural ability to be poets. Poetic words came from the students, the kids who are averaged 7 years old. They were able to write nice poems about family,  friends, or teachers. Then… let it become a poetry parade to be the main theme of our performance. Four people among our students became reader of poetry. Meanwhile, the other children will be singing to accompany on the opening and closing sessions of poetry readings. I myself, took part as accompaniment on my guitar, only with the usual simple tune, just enough to make our performance look a little ‘ more colorful ‘.
It was for sure, it makes us look more colorful in the real terms. It was the idea of my partner, Miss Irma, to prepare flowers and give it to some teachers of Al Irsyad. Yes, we want to commemorate Indonesia teacher’s day which was on November 25.

P1 Damascus Class Performance

P1 Damascus Class Performance

So the performance began with a cheerful song about teacher. After that, the students read the poems. The themes are about friend, mother, and teacher. Our performance was closed with the same song as the opening, and after that my students spread out to meet the teachers and give flowers for them. It’s a pity that we didn’t prepare enough amount of flowers for all teachers, so only some got the opportunity to get the flower. And our vice principal, Mr. Deden, he got 4 flowers alone… While we, the FTs, didn’t even got any. smile :) But we were happy that although the practice sessions were so short, children can performed well and confidently. They knows their roles very well. All happy because in addition to enjoying the performance from us, there were some teachers who earned a token of love from our interest. Happy teachers day, all. And for my students, especially the kids in P1 Damascus, in fact we also learn from you. ;)

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New Year 1435 Hijri

Alhamdulillah… The Al Mighty grants us with a new year to come, more time to do more good deeds. Insya Allah. Today is the 1st day of new year of 1435 Hijri. Bismillah… may this new year is filled with many good things to come, and be blessed in every single step of our live. To start this new year, let’s recite a special du’a.

وَصَلَّى الله ُعَلَى سَيِّدِنَا وَمَوْلاَنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلَّمَ ، اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ اْلأَبَدِيُّ الْقَدِيْمُ اْلأَوَّلُ، وَعَلَى فَضْلِكَ الْعَظِيْمِ وَجُوْدِكَ الْمُعَوَّلِ، وَهَذَا عَامٌ جَدِيْدٌ قَدْ أَقْبَلَ نَسْئَلُكَ الْعِصْمَةَ فِيْهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ وَأَوْلِيَآئِهِ وَجُنُوْدِهِ، وَالْعَوْنَ عَلَى هَذِهِ النَّفْسِ اْلأَمَّـارَةُ بِالسُّوْءِ وَاْلإِسْتِغَالَ بِمَا يُقَرِّبُنِيْ إِلَيْكَ زُلْفَى، يَا ذَا الْجَلاَلِ وَ اْلإِكْرَامِ يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ. وَصَلَّى الله ُعَلَى سَيِّدِنَا وَمَوْلاَنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَأَصَحْابِهِ وسلّم.

Translation of the Du’a

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
And May the peace and blessing of Allah, be upon Our Master Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and his family and companions.

O Allah You are the everlasting, the eternal, the first! And our reliance is upon Your Great Grace and Generosity! And this new year has arrived, we ask Your protection in it from the shaytan and his allies and his armies! And we ask You for Your support against this soul which incites to evil and Your support in pre-occupying ourselves with that which draws us close to You! O Owner of Majesty and Reverance! And Allah, the Most Exalted, bless our Master Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and his family and companions and grant them peace.

Better Days Are ComingHappy New Year, everybody. Be thankful with all His blessings through the year. May Allah bless us with many more blesses this year. Aamiin.

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With A Little Assistance

It’s very difficult to make time to write about my students’ activities to be post on my blog. I need special time and effort to write in English, which sometimes I just delay and finally forgot to do so.

After several months of absence, there are many artworks of my students that has not been documented and shared publicly. Want to share this. And I make it easier with the assistance of muzy.com. I can make a photo collage of my students’ works. Here are two of them.

Muzy-Leaves Painting

Leaves Printing. My Primary 1 students made these. The boys did it quickly, as fast as they could, didn’t really mind with the final result. Meanwhile, the girls were quite slow but did it very well. It’s difficult to tell them to stop working and getting ready for dismissal. But anyway, here are some of their works:

Muzy-Simple Sculpture-Bee

3D clay-moulding. It is also my Primary 1’s works. I led them to make basic shapes such as water droplet, ball, worm, and leaf to create the shape of a bee. Some of them brought their own dough, the high quality ones, which is not too oily and come up with various range of colours. Compare to the one provided by school, it is too oily so they will need more soap to wash their hands. But anyway, they created such fine artworks. Here are some of theirs.

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Earth Hour 2013

ImageLet’s participate! Turn off our electronic devices for (at least) one hour on March 23rd, from 8.30-9.30 PM. It’s one hour from now (in my area).

Earth Hour is a global movement against climate change. People around the world are moved by this action. Some are making challenges. The other are just take action. Everybody can participate in so many ways. Just log in to the web and find out how can you contribute.

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Nemu tulisan menggelitik nih: http://edu

Nemu tulisan menggelitik nih: http://edukasi.kompasiana.com/2013/02/13/dilema-sang-guru-apatisnya-orang-tua-528046.html# dengan satu kutipannya: “Padahal di hari akhir nanti, orang tua akan ditanyakan sejauh mana didikan yang diberikan kepada sang anak.”

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Annual Report for Batikmania on WordPress

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

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WordPress sent me e-mail, telling me about my Annual Report on blogging with WordPress. I have to admit that I didn’t blog enough (in this blog) this year. Hope next year will be a better one. I want to post a new posting at least each month (Ha!!! That’s not much at all :p) Well… considering my lack of English proficiency, I think it’s quite reachable target to achieve. I’m not being ambitious when I set this target. Besides, I have many other blogs to manage.
Managing other blog is easier, I can say, since all of them are written in Indonesian, my mother tongue. I can say it’s easy to write in my own language. I put the translate tool on the sidebar (mostly) so Google will help translating it into other language. But well… don’t rely on it coz the translation could be funny :p
And wordpress is having new features. Oooh, it’ll be fun. I think I will really blogging more often than this year. Welcome 2013.

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The Andalusian Primary 1

 

It’s been too long that I didn’t update this blog. Too long. I’ve been busy with a new blog that I create and manage, The AndalusianP1. It’s a special blog I manage for my new class this academic year, (July 2012-June 2013), Primary 1 Andalusia.

This new blog is dedicated to share information about the activities of my students during their school time -especially in the classroom-. Most of the time, parents don’t really know what is happening at school where their children go, and they certainly curious. What happen at school? What does the kids doing at school? Are they having fun? Do they study well? What projects do they make for school works -besides what they brought home-? etc etc. So I would like to share all these through my blog, the AndalusianP1.

I write the blog in Indonesian language. To be honest, as Indonesian, it’s a lot easier (and faster) to write the posting in my own language. Well… anyway, I’ve wrote several posts already, and there are many more to come. Enjoy it…!

There are not many visitor to the web yet, but I hope the viewer -that supposed to be  the parents of my students- will be the loyal viewer/reader of the blog. Comments are welcome.

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