LRC celebrates National Children’s Book Day

by Conchita Teresa M. Olivares

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The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is the lead agency in the celebration of National Children’s Book Day (NCBD). This is celebrated every third week of July to commemorate the anniversary of the publication of Jose Rizal’s “The Monkey and the Turtle” in Trubner’s Oriental Record in London. PBBY also promotes international understanding through children’s books.

To celebrate this event, the LRC through its OICs, Mrs.Conchita Teresa M. Olivares, Mr. Francisco Concepcion and Mrs. Liza Utanes, initiated activities for the students from July 20 -27, 2010.

Last July 20, the Grades 3 & 4 were treated to a storytelling entitled”Pan de Sal saves the Day” by Norma Chikiamco.

“Pan de Sal is the name of the simple, yet ever-popular sweet bun eaten in the Philippines. It is completely unassuming, and yet still beloved by everyone. “Pan de Sal Saves the Day” teaches children to see the unique qualities in every thing–especially which we give little thought to, but which bring us such great love and joy”.

The highlight of this activity was the sharing of pandesal courtesy of Mrs. May Padonan.

Likewise, the Grades 1 & 2 enjoyed the story “The Greediest of the Rajahs and the whitest of Clouds” by Honoel Ibardola, last July 22.

“What else could the greediest of rajahs want?

He has the fattest cows, the roundest pigs, the juiciest melons, the sweetest sugar, the finest silk, and even the tiniest bits of silver and gold.

Nothing else but the whitest of clouds.”

Our storyteller, Mr. Joseph Peña taught our boys how to make birds through paper folding or origami.

“Percy Jackson, and the Lightning Thief” last July 21 -23, 26 &27 was a welcome treat for the Percy Jackson series readers.

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The students enjoyed the series of activities and expressed that they will look forward to more of these in the future.

Sources:

Adarna House Retrieved July 30, 2010 from http://adarna.com.ph/

Infobeam.com Retrieved August 5, 2010 from http://www.infibeam.com/Books/info/norma-chikiamco/

pan-de-sal-saves-day-filipino-children-s/9780804840781.html

Percy Jackson and the Lighning Thief Retrieved August 6, 2010 from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814255/synopsis

Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY). Retrieved July 30, 2010 from http://www.pbby.org.ph/

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