The Friday Class

  • Don’t spend time thinking that you are alone.
  • Boredom can be conquered by engaging in simple activities, like reading a book, watching TV or playing video games.
  • Don’t open the main door for anyone. Ignore even the regular visitors like the laundry man.
  • Keep the noise level in the house low so in case someone is at the door, you can pretend as though you’re not at home.
  • Make sure you keep the mischievous thoughts away. You might end up in an accident. 
  • Stay away from electrical appliances in the kitchen and do not turn on the gas/electric stove.
  • Do not go in the balcony or in the garden.
  • Keep the doors and the windows locked.
  • Remember to follow the instructions your parents give you.

The Friday Class is the first published work of Mariam and Fatima Masood, authors of the book I Know Who You Are!

Ø  A wallet too big is difficult to carry. Buy one that easily fits your pockets.

Ø  Prefer a wallet with a zip as the money notes will not drop off.

Ø  Write your name, contact number and email address in one of the pockets. In case you loose it, someone might be able to return it to you.

Ø  Coins do make the wallet heavy but it is always a good idea to have some handy. You can make quick purchases or help your parents get the parking ticket.

Ø  Before keeping any important documents in your wallet, inform your parents.

Ø  For emergencies, keep a list of contact numbers of some of your relatives.

Ø  Equip your wallet with bandages, toothpicks and tissues.

Ø  Take responsibility of your gaming cards. It will save your parents the trouble of storing them.

Ø  Cary a part of your pocket money, and remember savings are vital!

Ø  Even if you have money on you, ask your parents before making a purchase. They will help you take the right decision.

It is great to share an important piece of information with all of you. Our first novel titled ‘I Know Who You Are!’ is currently being published in the United Kingdom. It will be available in book stores in the UK and the UAE in spring 2009. 

You can take a get to know more about the book on its official website.

http://www.i-know-who-you-are.com

Do post in any comments and your opinion about the concept of Character Skins!

A big hello from Mariam and Fatima!
The latest addition to the site is a page on quotes and sayings written by us. The sayings are based on concepts that have guided us in life and we are thankful these concepts formed before any tough lesson of life. We were gifted with wisdom long before we needed it. A scary title of a book comes to the mind is, ‘Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart’, we are thankful our case has been the opposite.
 
Once again, you are all welcome to add more quotations on the page and fill up the treasure.
 
Take Care,
Mariam and Fatima

Eyes on You!

A big hello from Mariam and Fatima!
 
Teachers all around the world would agree that bulletin boards are a reflection of a teacher’s work in class… of the effort she/he puts in experiences the learning taking place in students. They are also a means of acknowledging the work and achievements of children in school.
No doubt, bulletin boards reflect the teacher, teaching style, learners and the learning that takes place.
 
So, in this post we announce the inclusion of a new page on our blog, ‘Bulletin Board Ideas’ for teachers and parents to see. Of course, these are not the best bulletin boards and… there is great scope for creativity when it comes to showing off our kid’s works.
 
Have a nice time as we dig into our photographs folders to find some more boards to add on to these ones.
 
Take Care,
Mariam and Fatima

o   Realize that your behaviour is a reflection of your country, religion, family and parents.
Be responsible!

o   When you arrive at your friend’s place request for a place where you could keep your belongings.

o   Make a list of things you have brought as it will help you to pack up later.

o   Then, call your parents to tell them you have settled and are doing well. Remember to tell them that you are missing them.

o   If you want to use something like the phone, washroom, television as your friend or his/her family member politely.

o   What comes out goes in – whenever you use anything from your backpack return it back so that you don’t forget taking any of your things.

o   Remember the last talk you had with your parents and follow all the instructions given.

o   If you plan to go somewhere from your friend’s house inform your parents and seek their permission.

o   Eat healthy and well, gather at least 8 hours of sleep, and be particular about your personal hygiene (wash your hands after meals, brush regularly and shower often).

o   Leave a ‘Thank you’ at your friend’s house appreciating their care and hospitality.

ü  Make sure your clothes are pressed and appropriate for the occasion. Take advice.

ü  Shoes should be polished or wiped with a damp cloth.

ü  Don’t let your hair loose. They trouble a lot on a windy day and spoil the fun.

ü  A belt looks impressive.

ü  Take permission of your parent to carry a wallet. Little money helps a lot in case of an emergency.

ü  Avoid stuffing your pockets with things (toy car, play figure, tissue, coins or a ball). It looks awkward and gives an uncomfortable feeling.

ü  Carry a tissue or a napkin. It is one of the most important things.

ü  Matching all the accessories with your dress is not always important. Be carefree because you are loved for what you are.

ü  Confirm your appointment before leaving and inform your invitee about your arrival.

ü  Look at the mirror and smile. Appreciate yourself.

The Friday Class article is published in Young Times.

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