This year’s literacy month was celebrated with the theme “Find Magic in Books and Reading”. Indeed, something enchanting and amazing happens whenever you read. The LRC spiced the celebration with exciting activities to instill and foster the students’ love for reading.
In cooperation with Fully Booked and Scholastic, a book fair was held at the Sports Center and EED gym from November 20 to 24. Exposing the Students and teachers to quality reading materials on different genres was mainly the aim of this activity.
Book Trivia Contest
The LRC Staff prepared also a book trivia contest for the grades 2-6 students. Questions on different popular book series such as Geronimo Stilton and Berenstein Bears were posted around the library. Students were all excited hunting for the questions around the library and finding out the answer for each trivia.
Meanwhile, the BooXS and Beyond club celebrated the event by inviting the award-winning author, Ergoe Tinio. Ms. Ergoe Tino wrote the “Salu-salo para kay kuya” which won the 2016 National Children’s Book Awards Best Reads for Children and the 2013 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. Together with the Hoofprint club members, the students listened to Ms. Tinio as she explains the inspiration and the experiences she had that have led to the publishing of the book.
Evening with the Storytellers
In line with the celebration of Literacy Month, the Grade School English Department initiated an event called “An Evening with Storytellers”. This happened last November 29, 2017. Teachers, families, classmates and friends of Grade 3 students were able to find magic in reading with the different stories they have heard. The activity ended with a plenary storytelling session by a guest storyteller invited by the GS LRC. Mr. Eugene Cordero is from Scholastic Publishing and he told the story “My Teacher is a Monster”.
Activities in the EED
As part of the Literacy Month celebration, Teacher Ela brought to life a character from the book “Room on the Broom”. Dressed up like a witch, she told the story about a witch who found helpful animal friends along the way. The Kinder students enjoyed the storytelling session as well as the art activity afterwards.
The GS LRC released a new batch of of books just before the year ends. This is in time for students and teachers to borrow and read during the upcoming Christmas break.
Once again, the GS LRC gives recognition to the members of the community who continuously make use of its resources and show their amazing passion for reading. The awarding ceremonies was held during the General assembly last December 11.
The following are the awardees for the 2nd Qtr:
Amazing Reading Champion (the class/section with the most number of books borrowed for the Qtr)
2E St. Bonaventure (2 quarters in a row)
3G Bi. Zepherin Namuncura
4G St. Peter Faber S.J. (2 quarters in a row)
5B St. Jose Sanchez Del Rio
6B St. Robert Southwell, S.J.
Amazing Readers (students who have shown passion in reading and frequently borrow books)
Andres Zafra 2D
Michael Andaya 3G (2 quarters in a row)
Alejandro Cheng 4C
Kirwin Sagadraca 5G (2 quarters in a row)
Mariano Lai 6B (2 quarters in a row)
Amazing Junior Librarians (students who continuously provide assistance in the library)
Rajon Ng 2H
Julio Leonor 3G
Amazing Reading Idols (teachers who have shown passion for reading)
Mr. Jay Perez
Mr. Jim Tuscano
Ms. Marytes Taloy
Ms. Diana Hicarte
Congratulations to all the winners!
There are two quarters left for the school year. Who will be the remaining reading awardees?
The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary and Mother Mary. In line with this, the GS LRC hosted a couple of activities to commemorate the celebration and deepen our devotion to the Rosary. A Marian exhibit showcasing a variety of images of Mother Mary was displayed inside the library. The Marian images were lent to us by ur generous members of the Xavier community. A trivia contest about the life of Mother Mary was also held for the grades 2-6 students.
The GS LRC released batches of new books for the students and teachers alike. Check them out on the following videos below:
The grade school teachers were given another A-Day Treat by the GS LRC to promote its professional books. Everyone was invited to borrow professional books from October 2-6 and had a chance to win a Starbucks Rewards card and an adult coloring book.
The lucky winners are:
Stella de Sagun (G1 teacher)
Caselyn Ponon (G2 teacher)
Congratulations to the winners!
As an act of appreciation, the EED Learning Resource Center launched its “Espressily for you, teachers” which happened last October 3-October 4, 2017. It is a two-day A-day treat of unlimited coffee and snacks. The teachers truly enjoyed the photo booth and roulette game prepared for them. Teachers were encouraged to borrow professional books and some of them were able to take home some exciting prizes.
Get to know more about our Rookie reading Idols. They are our newbies who borrowed the most number of library books during the 1st quarter.