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Panyaden Reading Week 2014 Launch

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

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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

dsc_0987 Panyaden students and teacher reading in school assembly hall

“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

– Dr. Seuss, ‘I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!’

We kicked off our Reading Week today with an entertaining skit based on a well-loved fable, ‘The Three Little Pigs’ performed by our teachers in Thai and English. Then we each picked up a book laid out in the assembly hall by librarian Kru Ou for thirty minutes of quiet reading. This is part of our Drop Everything and Read programme (D.E.A.R.) that helps our students cultivate the good habit of reading a little each day. Upon finishing a book, our children will write its title on a heart-shaped leaf (like that of the bodhi tree) and hang it on The Reading Tree.

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There will be lots of educational activities throughout the week like storytelling sessions and performances based on books as well as a visit to the CMU Book Fair. Join us in encouraging our children to enjoy reading and learning more every day.

Parents are invited to visit the ‘Book 53’ book fair to be held at the Parents’ Sala on Wednesday and Thursday between 1-5pm. We would also like to invite parents to come and read a favourite story to their child’s class one day during the week. If you would like to volunteer, please contact your homeroom teacher to arrange a convenient time.

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