07 Feb GRADE SCHOOL LITERACY WEEK CELEBRATION
By Ms. Sandra D. Santiago & Mrs. Russhell Cardenas
“Youth Can Do It: Inspire Connect Act” was the theme of the Literacy Week Celebration held last November 18 to 22. The activities aimed to make the pupils realize that despite their age, they are capable of doing great things, and that literacy is a powerful tool to help them bring positive changes in the world.
The celebration kicked off with a book drive entitled “Read, Give, Achieve”. Grade 2 to 6 pupils were encouraged to bring pre-loved books to share the gift of reading with ICA’s partner communities. They also took part in D.E.A.R. Time (Drop Everything and Read), where they were given time to read and enjoy a book of their choice. Of course, the celebration would not be complete without a book fair. Scholastic, Inc. was once again invited to help promote love for reading through their books. Aside from these, there were various activities such as parent storytelling, journal writing, and exhibit of the pupils’ works.
As a culmination to the weeklong celebration, the pupils engaged in different level activities. Contests such as Spelling Bee and Read-a-Thon were held. Grades 2 and 4 pupils had Reader’s Theater, grades 3 and 5 had Choral Reading, while grade 6 had Stories Come Alive. All the pieces chosen for the culminating activities reflected how the youth can be empowered to transform the world. As each class learned their piece, they imbibed the message of how each one of them can inspire others, and is called to connect and act for a better world.