23 Dec Reading is an Adventure that Never Ends!
Reading is an Adventure that Never Ends!
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
Books take us to places where our bodies cannot go, and these moments help us discover and learn new things. Dr. Seuss encourages everyone to partake in reading and exploring different kinds of books. This quote describes the recent Literacy Month celebration in the Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1 Area last November. It aimed to develop the pupils’ interest in books and encourage their love for reading. Our students were able to experience various activities such as D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) Time, the Book Drive, storytelling sessions, mini workshops, and a costume parade.
The month of November began with D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) Time wherein pupils brought one book to read in school every other day. Then, they donated their pre-loved story books to our partner ICA communities through a Book Drive. As our pupils began to wonder how authors create their books, they were immersed in a workshop by invited guest facilitators. Our guests shared their talents in writing stories and creating storybook covers. They experienced and learned new things that day! We also invited some of our pupils’ very own parents to do storytelling and they enjoyed every bit of it. Finally, we ended the month with a costume parade. The pupils came in their costumes from their favorite storybooks. They walked around the school showcasing their costumes to their fellow ICAns, teachers, and staff.
The Literacy Month was truly an adventure in itself. Who knows where books will take us next when we start reading?