Our school celebrated literacy week this week from Monday 4th – Friday 8th of September. Our theme, “Escape to everywhere” was integrated into classroom work by teachers through classroom door decoration, designing a book cover on the theme, Giant crosswords author, book and character hunt, school wide read aloud, Young writers day, Book character parade, Fijian storytelling and movie afternoon.
We have activities scheduled throughout the week. On Tuesday, our students met with a local illustrator – Mr Tui Ledua. Mr Ledua showed our students techniques he uses in his work and spoke about his life as an illustrator. Mr Ledua has illustrated books locally like “O Teri kei Kalavo” and has also written books which is currently being published and will be released soon. Our students enjoyed their sessions and here is what they say:
“He drew in a messy way but when he outlined it, it looked cool.” Nikhil 3D
“I really like how he could do his illustrations in cartoon style.” Alex 3D
“I found that it is a lot easier to begin with break the picture up into shapes and go from there!!!!!!”Myah 5G
The dragon was really well done!! Jack 5G (After he drew Princess Ms Shelly).
Ms Jill’s class followed the steps the illustrator used to draw their very own hippo. Well done Year 1C.
To celebrate this year’s literacy theme “Literacy in the digital world,” the US Embassy librarian together with the library staffs ran Maker Space activities in the library on Wednesday to encourage our students to be innovative and encourage creativeness through technology. We offered from 11.00 am – 2.00 pm maker space activities such as Electronic snap circuits, 3 Doodler pen, Trace effects Educational game, Makeymakey kit, K’NEX and LEGOS. The program was a success with our students being super involved and engaged in the activities.
This year, each class came up with some very creative book door decoration with ECH 1 coming out as the overall winner with “The very hungry caterpillar” inspired door. You can check out the classroom decorated doors in the library blog page. Our literacy week ended with wonderful character parade by students and teachers and an exciting afternoon of watching theme related movies.
Today, we are celebrating literacy week along with everyone else in the world to support and raise awareness of the importance of literacy and numeracy in school and beyond and to instill in our students a lifelong love for books and reading. Thank you for encouraging your children to read and to love books! Happy literacy day!
Ms Salu & the library team.
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