Sunday, January 29, 2012



     Malaria is a communicable disease caused by protozoa, which has four species, which are P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae.  Malaria is transmitted to humans by the Anopheline mosquito.  The transmission of the disease is affected by climate and geography.


     Malaria is common in Africa and South-East Asia, and is re-emerging in areas which have been under control.  Several developed countries get malaria from endemic areas, because of international travels.  Malaria is a public health problem in more than ninety countries.  Mortality due to malaria occurs in young children in Africa, especially in areas with poor health services.  The disease is endemic in one hundred and one countries mostly in the African region.


     The symptoms of malaria include fever, shivering, pain in the joints, headaches, repeated vomiting, convulsions, and coma.  Sever anemia might occur. 

Malaria in Children:

Malaria is very common among children who live in certain endemic areas.  In Africa, children under five years of age are chronic victims of malaria.  Children often die in less than seventy-two hours after developing the disease.  In children who survive, malaria takes away their nutrients and affects their physical and intellectual developments.  More over, malaria is a main reason for poor school attendance.  About three million children die from malaria per year.


     Prevention of malaria includes a variety of measures.  Measures that protect infection are directed against the mosquito which include personal protection measures like, protective clothing, repellents, bed nets, and community protection measures like, use of insecticides.  Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are fundamental in malaria prevention.  Children and pregnant women are especially important in malaria control.


     A limited number of drugs are available for treating malaria.  In many parts of the world drug resistance has caused difficulty in treatment of malaria.  The drugs available to treat malaria are antimalarial like, chloroquine.  Malaria isn’t very easy to treat, and there isn’t much hope for quick recovery.  The treatment for malaria is very expensive; and that is why many poor children and others are dying from this awful disease. 
Samar Al Ansari
Grade 7

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Diseases with the letter "M"

1.     malaria

2.    muscular pain

3.    measles

4.    mumps

5.    migraine

6.    meningitis

7.    mad cow disease

8.    mild diseases

9.    mental illnesses

10. maternity problems

11.  memory loss

12. menopause

13. mononucleosis
 Samar Al Ansari
Grade 7

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Eric Clapton- Tears in Heaven

Tears in Heaven

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven

Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?
I'll find my way through night and day
'Cause I know I just can't stay here in heaven

Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees
Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please

Beyond the door there's peace I'm sure
And I know there'll be no more tears in heaven

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven

Thursday, January 19, 2012


There is sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently  than ten thousand tongues.They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
Washington Irving

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sunday, January 08, 2012


المقدمة: في العطلة الصيفية الماضية ذهبنا أنا وعائلتي الى لبنان،فاقترحت عليهم زيارة مدينة صيدا فرحبوا بالفكرة٠

  انطلقنا باكرا وعندما وصلنا إلى صيدا كنا جائعين،فقررنا ان نذهب إلى مطعم استراحة صيدا الذي كان يطل على شاطيء البحر٠
ذهبت لأتمشى بجانب البحر ورأيت البحر نظيفا أي نظافة. وتذكرت بحرنا الوسخ في بلادي وقررت انني سأحاول التقاط القاذورات عن شاطيء البحر في بلادي مع اصدقائي٠
جاء ولد ورمى علبة البيبسي في البحر وسألت أبي لماذا فعل هذا الولد هكذا وقال لي أن بعض الناس  البحر لا يهتمون بالبيئة، ثم ذهبت لأتغذى ورجعت إلى شاطيء البحر عندما أكملت الغذاء ورأيت الولد يأكل الشوكولا ،وعندما يأكله ويرمي الأوراق في البحر٠
هذا أغضبني كثيرا فذهبت قليلا الى البحر والتقط الأوراق وقلت للولد أن يحافظ على نظافة وطنه الجميل فتعلم درسا مفيدا ووعدني الولد انه لن يفعل هذا مرة ثانية٠
أعتقد أن البيئة مهمة جيدا في حياة الإنسان وسأحافظ عليها ،والناس الذين يلوثون البيئة أشخاص لا
يهتمون بأي شيء إلا أنفسهم .أعرف أنكم لا تريدون أن تصبحوا كهؤلاء الناس فحافظوا على البيئة٠

سمر الأنصاري
الصف السادس أ
٢٢ اكتوبر ١٩٩٩

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Oh Friend!

Oh friend! I feel so alone
Sadness in my heart has grown

After my children left home
You could hear a needle if thrown.

Though we are daily in touch,
Still I miss them very much.

I just can't wait anymore,
For them to walk through our front door,

And for the day when they graduate,
Come back and end this current state.

I would definitely collapse and crack
If I knew that my daughter will never come back.

Now, I understand why you have so much pain,
And realize that your longing will never wane.

Your daughter will not come back at all
Winter, spring, summer or fall.

For me it’s a matter of a year or two
I can’t imagine if I were you.

Sorry if I didn’t before understand
Criticized you, and didn’t offer a helping hand.

I find it ridiculous to complain
Honestly, I feel insensitive and insane???

Randah R. Hamadeh, 2012, Copyright©
Written in loving memory of my daughter
Samar Ahmed Al Ansari (4/4/1988-4/9/2006)