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 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 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.
The GS LRC joined in the celebration of National Children’s Book Day from July 17-24, with the theme “Laging Bago and Mundo ng Libro”. Various activities were held in the library to promote reading among the students. These activities include a Shadow Puppet Play of the classic “Si Pagong at si Matsing”, a Book Trailer Contest, Lunchtime Storytelling, and an author visit. Adarna House shared their talented storyteller and author Ms. Weng Cahiles and Mr. Bryan Anastacio for some of the activities.
Ms. Weng Cahiles, author of ” What Kids Should Know About Andres and the Katipunan”, met our Gr. 5 students and shared some surprising and interesting trivia about Andres Bonifacio and the Katipunan.
The week long celebration was full of fun and excitement for our students.
As another school year begins, let us first recap what the GS LRC has been up to during the 2nd half of the previous school year. Check the video below:
The GS LRC volunteered to assist in the Aeta Outreach during the Xavier School fair last February 5. The staff even performed a theatrical play titled “Si Dindo Pundido” as part of the program. You may watch the video of the play below: