The Friday Class

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o   Identify and move away any important documents or electronic gadgets that might get damaged by the liquid.

o   Find the closet source to clean the spill; tissue, cloth, towel, etc.

o   Prevent the spill from affecting other surfaces. If the spill was on a table, make sure the liquid doesn’t drip off to the chair/s or to the floor.

o   Start cleaning from the outer edges to the center of the spill.

o   If any liquid other than water was spilt, make sure you take a wet wipe and clean the surface.

o   If your parents or someone is upset with you, try to understand their concern.

o   Apologize for your mistake and provide as much help as possible.

o   Don’t blame yourself for the mistake.

o   Accidents are unavoidable, however we should be careful.


v  Rest your back and put the seatbelt.

v  Look out of your window and observe the things happening around.

v  Play travel games if the journey is long – ‘I spy’, ‘Guess the personality’ are some easy-to-play games.

v  Avoid looking at people in other cars – if you do so you might find children pulling a face at you.

v  Keep a newspaper, comic or magazine handy. You might want to spend some
time reading!

v  Do not stretch your legs such that you push the front seat. This annoys the person sitting in front especially if s/he is driving the car.

v  Give a break to your eyes; look outside instead of playing a game on the mobile.

v  Avoid pointing at things especially if you are sitting in the front seat. By doing so you may be blocking the side mirrors.

v  Don’t fiddle with the radio or other devices as it may distract the driver and cause disturbance.

v  Get off the car to assist the driver in case s/he is unable to park the car.

The Friday Class article is published in Young Times.

v  Push your chair.

v  Put your dishes in the kitchen sink.

v  Offer help for cleaning.

v  Compliment the person who cooked the food if you liked a dish.

v  Wash your hands

v  Burp softly without making noise.

v  Relax for some time on the couch.

v  Initiate a pleasant discussion.

v  Thank God for the meal.

v  Gear up for the evening.

The Friday Class was a result of many isolated moments we spent as teachers… in school, at home, in malls, parks, waiting lobbies and at the Dubai Creek.
As teachers we always feel there is very less time, in class, to tell the children about the many little things they need to remember in order to enjoy life. Since the classes are curriculum driven it becomes difficult to address the day to day challenges, problems and tasks children come across. Not only as teachers, even at home, with our nephews and niece, we realize there are so many things that need adult attention and address.
In order to kill the guilt we thought of the concept of a Friday Class which would have all the little but important things we want to tell children aged 7 onwards.
It is important to say that Fridays and Saturdays are weekly holidays here in Dubai, no school. That’s why the article was named The Friday Class. At home, when children are missing their teachers, they get an opportunity of absorbing some more knowledge of the world… a short message from very concerned caring teachers…
(More than a hundred cards saying ‘best teacher of the world’ verify this statement! – goes right for both, Mariam and Fatima)
So, for young girls and boys here are some nice things to read and follow in life. Of course also for older people who missed on good teachers and teachings in life! Minutes invested in goodness help a lifetime.