READING WEEK AT EKYA JP NAGAR
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a gift. – by Kate DiCamillo
At Ekya School JP Nagar, we make sure to keep reading fun & enjoyable activity for children. If they have to enjoy reading, the experience has to be enjoyable. We recently celebrated the reading week with activities designed exclusively for our students. The passion that students had for reading was visible through their enthusiasm and all-round participation in the activities.
Grade 1 fun-filled activities included ‘Musical Book’ followed by ‘Mystery Reader.’ It was a pleasant surprise for the kids as parents were invited to read the book of their choice. This was thoroughly enjoyed by the kids.
Grade 2 showcased their creativity through writing the sequence of a story in the activity of ‘Movie Reel.’ Apart from that, they designed the title and cover page for a story read by the teacher. Here are some of the glimpses of their hard work.
Grade 3 was also involved in designing the title and cover page of a book which was read aloud to them by the teacher. Students fished out information from the library books and scripted on the paper cubes provided.
Grade 4 & 5 student created the ‘Novel Brochure’ on books that they read recently. In addition, students wrote to their favourite author expressing their joy of reading the book. This activity was named the ‘Fan Letter to an Author.
Grade 6, 7 & 8 presented their favourite character through the character sketch activity on the mobile screen format. Other activities included ‘Shade the Unwanted Lines’, ‘Two Characters Meet’ and ‘Design the Front Page of a Newspaper.’
Grade 9 students were asked to reflect on the variety of books they have read from their childhood days to present and depict it on a chart paper. In addition, they tried designing ‘Magazine Holder’, the theme was the cover page of the book / character. The students participated in the activity passionately.
Apart from these varieties of activities, a book fair was also organized by ‘Kids2day’. Students were allowed to browse through the books on display and made wish-list and purchased their favourite books.