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.