By Ms. Jessica Carol M. Sucgang GS ENGLISH
The grade school community celebrated the 28th National Children’s Book Week last July 18-22. The theme for this year’s celebration is Lolo Jose: Nagbabasa, Binabasa. During the morning general assembly, Mrs. Sarah Elizaga, assistant to the LIRC Coordinator, presented the line-up of events which includes a series of storytelling sessions and classroom-based literacy activities.
Mr. Alex Santos and Mr. Sly Ablana of the English Department wowed the Grades 1-2 students with the funny story of Tikki Tikki Tembo and the legend of Why It Rains. Ms. Sierra Paraan and Ms. Venus Calzado of the Filipino Department charmed the students with their stories of Si Isem sa Bayang Bawal Tumawa and Ang Pag-ibig ni Maria Makiling.
The Grades 6-7 students also got involved in the celebration by conducting their own storytelling activities to the Grades 3-4 boys. Rylle Tee and Sage Co of 6C read the story of the endearing Amelia Bedelia. Francis Louis Maravilla of 7A told the engaging story of Si Inggolok at ang Planetang Pakaskas while Armand Burias, Kenzo Chua, Scott Descalso, Ryan Santiago, Miguel Elbinias, Francisco Arceo, and Hans Garcia of 7G staged a mini-play of the story Jungle Bullies.
The English and Filipino teachers also provided a variety of classroom activities anchored on the goal of developing the students’ love for reading. These activities include book talks, D.E.A.R., book share, recreatory reading, and read-alouds.
Reading is perhaps one of the most effective tool for learning. The famous Dr. Seuss wrote in his book I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” So, let’s make reading a habit!
Photos Courtesy of Ms. Ma. Clarisse C. Arcadio, GS English Coordinator