Panyaden is celebrating our school’s annual Reading Day with stories read by parents in English and Thai, multi-class silent reading and a student-led skit about characters from famous stories. Poetry Evening to follow after school. We love books!
Panyaden Reading Day and Poetry Evening on May 18, 2017
We love reading! To celebrate and encourage our students’ love of reading, we will be holding our annual Reading Day on Thursday, May 18, combined with Poetry Evening at 4pm for students, parents and teachers to read aloud their favourite poems or poems they have written themselves. All are welcome! Please contact the school office on 053 441 460 for more information.
Reading is one of most important skills your child will ever learn. Cultivating a love of reading was the main purpose of our Panyaden School Reading Week.
During that week, we focused on engaging activities like storytelling, role-playing characters from books as well as our ‘Drop Everything And Read’ (DEAR) and ‘Book in a Bag’ programmes.
Continuing Reading Activities
Though Reading Week is now over we are continuing reading activities as follows:
On regular occasions, such as in during assembly, we will ask children to literally drop everything and read. Children and teachers will find a corner, a cushion or any seat and read a book of their choice.
At lunch times we will encourage students to ‘Read under a Tree’ by leaving cushions and a basket of books in the shade of a tree. Teachers will from time to time sit with them and read a story.
‘One Leaf at a Time’ and ‘Where in the World’ – we launched our ‘Book in a Bag’ programme during Reading Week where a child brings home books in a special bag. After finishing a book, the students fill out a label which is then placed on a world map outside our library. They also glue leaves on our paper Reading Tree to show the growing number of books they have read.
Morning: Students will go to bookstores (99THB Bookstore and Surawong) and buy one book each for the school library.
3.30-4.30pm: Small discussion and exchange session between teachers & parents: “The Power of Reading”.
Wednesday, Nov 29:
8.30-9.30am: Professional storyteller to read and perform for all students at Assembly Hall.
9.45-10.15am: Workshop about reading and acting for K2-3
10.30-11.15am: Workshop for P1-P5
Thursday, Nov 30:
All day: Fun reading activities in small groups for children of all ages.
Friday (Focus on Father’s Day)
Morning class: Reading about and writing to the King (Father’s Day). Students will make cards to salute our King and to hang them at the tree bearing the King’s photos (Parent’s Sala).
3:00-4:00pm: All students will plant home-grown vegetables (i.e. chilli, garlic, lemongrass etc) in our garden area so our chef can harvest it later for cooking our food. This activity is linked to self-sufficiency projects originated by our King. All parents are welcome to join us.
Every morning Assembly:
-Storytelling/reading by our teachers to all students and the DEAR programme (all students need to Drop Everything And just Read)
Every lunch time:
“Read under a tree” (independent reading time)
“Once upon a time” (story read by a teacher; voluntary participation)
“One Leaf at a Time”: After students finish reading a book, they can put a leaf card on the world map (what the story is about/ what happens).
“Where in the World”: The world map that students need to put the leaf on. If they put more = they read more. We may give a reward to the winner of the month/the year (who read the most number of books).