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posted May 23, 2011, 2:04 PM by Abdulkader Alriyashi

A man realized that he could not hear very well and that he had to buy a hearing aid. But he did not want to spend much money on it. So he went to the store and asked the clerk, "How much do hearing aids cost?" "Well" said the salesman, "it depends. They run from two dollars to two thousand .'' "Let me see the two dollar model," the man said. The clerk hung a string around the man's neck. "Just put this button in your ear," he said, "and stick this string in your pocket." "How does it work?" asked the customer. "It doesn't work. But when people see it on you, they'll speak louder."

Actually most of our communication problems are not due to people speaking too softly, Most of us are not good listeners. Big companies know that people want to be listened to. One company uses the motto: "We listen better, and another company says, "We hear you." As one little girl promised, "I'll try to listen louder." 

A Bamboo Tree

posted May 23, 2011, 1:57 PM by Abdulkader Alriyashi

A farmer had a cluster of beautiful bamboo trees. One day he stood before the tallest one and said, "My friend, I need you." "Sir," said the bamboo, "Use me in any way you wish, I am ready." Then the gardener's voice became serious and he said, "In order to use you, I've got to split you in half." Then the bamboo reacted, "Split me" Oh, no... I'm the nicest bamboo in this garden. Use me in any way you wish, but please don't split me in half." "Well," said the gardener, "if I can't split you, I can't use you." The bamboo went silent. Then it bowed its head and said, "Okay. If the only way you can use me, is by splitting me, go ahead." "But that's not all," said the gardener. "I am going to have to cut off all your branches." "That will be the end of my beauty," the bamboo said. "But - if that's the only way I can be of use - cut me down altogether." So the farmer cut down the bamboo, removed its branches and split it down the middle. After hollowing out its insides, he brought it to a spring of water. It became a pipe to bring water to the gardens and make them fertile and fruitful.

It gave its life to help other lives. Everyday right around us people are giving their lives that we might live... Take our parents, our teachers, ... 

Crossword puzzle

posted Mar 2, 2011, 12:58 PM by Abdulkader Alriyashi   [ updated Mar 3, 2011, 1:35 PM ]

In this activity you will have fun creating a crossword puzzle. To get started, please follow these steps:
      1. You need to come up with 28 words with their synonyms (you have to number them off so a word and its synonym have the same number). A synonym is a word that has the same meaning of another word. For example, the word "Leap" is a synonym to "Jump". You could use Microsoft word to find synonyms for words. 
      2. In Microsoft Word Insert a table by clicking on Insert tab > Table > Insert Table > Put 20 for Number of columns and 20 for number of rows > Click on Ok
      3. Now you need to make sure that all boxes are the same size. Select the whole table then click on the home tab > Set the name spacing to 1.5
      4. Start the Across words ( The first 14) and type them in different locations in the table. Don't forget to type the number of each word in front of it.
      5. The other 14 words type them vertically (Down) in different locations in the table. Words can intersect with each other.
      6. Under the puzzle (the table) make two columns by using text boxes. The first column list the synonyms for the Across words and the second column for the down synonyms.
      7. On the puzzle, the cells that left over without letters color them with black (use shading)

Power point presentation

posted Feb 24, 2011, 2:40 PM by Abdulkader Alriyashi

  • Create a power point presentation about one of the following topics:
    1. My top ten sports
    2. My top ten animals
    3. My top ten friends
    4. My top ten cars
    5. My top ten Cell phones
  • Add the following to your presentation:
    • Add a slide for each item + the introductory slide = 11 slides
    • For each item  find, at least, one image
    • Add entrance animation for each object in each slide
    • Let the slides in auto advanced mode with 2 second delay

Photo Story 3

posted Feb 16, 2011, 12:49 PM by Abdulkader Alriyashi   [ updated Mar 21, 2011, 1:33 PM ]

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