Monthly Archives: November 2014

Focus on Reading: Little Bookworms

Little Bookworms Show

DSC02839 Panyaden School's little bookworms - Nursery students performing
Wonderful performances by Panyaden’s little bookworms yesterday! Nursery and Kindergarten students shared books and stories they love with us through fun and innovative shadow puppets, acting, mime, singing and dancing with colourful handmade props and costumes. Lots of photos on the blog!

DSC02845 DSC02823 Shadow puppet performance by Kindergarten 2, Panyaden School Panyaden Kindergarten students with their paper puppets

Little Bookworms photos on the blog:

Parent Workshop (Prathom)

Focus on Reading Week

Parent Workshop: “Encouraging Reading at Home” (Prathom)

DSC02163 Panyaden School parent workshop
Thursday, 27 Nov, 2014, 16:30-17:00 (Canteen)

A chance for Panyaden parents to exchange experiences and learn new ideas to promote a love of reading
amongst older children with Kru Michel and Kru Jan.
Please contact the School Office (053 426 618) to reserve a place.

Panyaden Parent Workshop (Nursery & Kindergarten)

Parent workshop on encouraging reading among young children, Panyaden School

A few take-aways from Monday’s Parent Workshop:
“Encouraging Reading at Home” (Nursery and Kindergarten) conducted by Kru Michel, Kru Nikki and Kru Ar –

  • Set a time and share books with your children every day.
  • The same story, again and again.
  • Invite your child to talk about the book, to tell his/her own story.
  • Don’t force reading: most learning takes places when she/he listens to you.
  • Listen with a smile, there is no need to correct.
  • Read in your first language, someone else is looking after the other languages.
  • Read all kinds of books and be seen reading!

 

 

 

Buddhist Wisdom Education Workshop

Panyaden teachers at Buddhist Wisdom Education workshop

Panyaden teachers joined colleagues from Thawsi and Panyaprateep schools for a workshop led by Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro yesterday on integrating Buddhist wisdom into teaching and learning. Teachers looked at how to apply these ideas practically and into the daily life of our students. We look forward to putting our learning into action in the classroom.

Panyaden School teachers at Buddhist Wisdom Education workshop 1  Panyaden teachers at Buddhist Education Workshop 2

Reading Week 2014 Launch

Panyaden student reading at school assembly hall

Even a tiny mouse can help a big strong lion! We learned this today at the launch of our school’s Focus on Reading Week. Our teachers had put on animal facemasks they made to enact a story they adapted from one of our favourite Aesop fables, ‘The Lion and The Mouse’. We enjoyed the skit very much and look forward to many more such activities that help make stories that we read come alive for us.

Psnyaden students engrossed in play by teachers, Reading Week 2014  DSC02022 Panyaden Reading Week skit by teachers

Kru Neil said this morning, “Welcome to the wonderful world of reading!” This week we will discover that reading books can be so exciting and exhilarating in many ways. Our teachers have planned many activities like DEAR where we drop everything and read a book of our own choosing for 20 minutes. We will also get to read with our buddies and share our favourite books with each other. We will even get to read out loud our own writing or passages from our best-loved literature to our teachers, friends and parents as well as hear interesting stories around the world. What fun!

DSC02065 DSC02086 Panyaden School Prathom student reading Prathom student reading in school assembly hall, Panyaden School Panyaden teacher telling a story to students, Reading Week 2014

Lots more photos on the blog:

Workshop for Parents

Focus on Reading Week

Parent Workshop on “Encouraging Reading at Home”

Kru Michel conducting parent workshop, Panyaden School

Mon, 24 November, 15:30-16:30 (Canteen)

A chance for Panyaden parents to exchange experiences and learn new ideas
to promote a love of reading amongst young children with Kru Michel, Kru Nikki and Kru Ar.
Please contact the School Office (053 426 618) to reserve a place.

Panyaden Reading Week 2014 Launch

Panyaden’s Focus on Reading Week starts 24 Nov, 2014

dsc_0987 Panyaden School teacher reading with students

We launch Focus on Reading Week on Monday, 24 Nov, with an adaptation by our teachers of an Aesop’s Fable, ‘The Lion and the Mouse’. Following this, and again during Tuesday and Wednesday assemblies, we will have storytelling, Buddy Reading, when older students read stories to their younger friends, and ‘Drop Everything and Read’ (DEAR) when all teachers and students stop what they are doing for 20 minutes just to read. There will be many activities and workshops for parents to participate in. We will post updates on our school blog and Facebook page.

Panyaden Reading Week 2014

Focus on Reading Week:

Monday 24 – Friday 28 November, 2014

Buddy reading, Panyaden School Reading Week

Panyaden’s annual Reading Week is approaching and we invite parents to join us in the following activities:


Monday 24th: Parent Workshop: Encouraging Reading at Home
15:30-16:30 (Nursery and Kindergarten) (Canteen)

A chance for parents to exchange experiences and learn new ideas to promote a love of reading amongst young children. Please contact the School Office to reserve a place.

Tuesday 25th: My Favourite: Sharing a Love of Literature
16:00–17:00 (Canteen)

Parents, teachers and students are invited to share a quote, a passage from a book, his or her own writing or a poem. Please email our librarian, Kru Ou (library@panaden.ac.th), to book your place and let us know what you will be reading or inform your homeroom teacher.

Wednesday 26th: Little Bookworms
8:30-9:30 (N-K3) (Assembly Hall)

N-K3 students will be sharing books they love through acting, “reading”, singing, or whatever format they like!

Thursday 27th: Parent Workshop: Encouraging Reading at Home
16:30-17:00 (Prathom) (Canteen)

Exchange experiences and learn new ideas to promote a love of reading amongst older children. Please contact the School Office to reserve a place.

Friday 28th: Story Book Walk
8:30–9:30 (P1-3 in Assembly Hall; P3-6 in Canteen)

Prathom students will share their own perspectives, reflections and interpretations of a particular genre of literature, a story, author or book. Parents are invited to peruse their displays in the Assembly Hall.

Readers by Example:
We will make a collage of pictures of parents and teachers reading as a way to remind and encourage our children to read and enjoy reading. Please email Kru Ou a photo of you reading.

Every lunch time (12:55-13:25): “Stories from Around the World”
(various locations around the school)
We would like to hear from parents who are willing to volunteer to read a story (in English or Thai) to students during lunch break. Please email Kru Ou if you would like to volunteer.

Daily Book Fair (Parents’ Sala)
English and Thai books on sale from Scholastics (Mon-Wed) and Book 53 (Thu-Fri).


We look forward to your participation. Please support the focus on reading at home too!

 

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