Bedtime stories are every child's dream. To be roaming in the fairy land with pajamas and soft toys is simply exciting for all children and takes the children for a sound sleep. Once the bedtime stories become a habit, the search and love for books grows exponentially. Train-up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it- goes the saying.
The first GSIS Pajama Party of 2017 for the Primary section was organized on Friday, 28th April for Grade 1 and on Saturday, 29th April 2017 for Grade 2.
Story Time on 28th April for Grade 1 included two books: "Good Night, Gorilla" by Peggy Rathmann and "Rabbits Pajama Party" by Frank Remkiewicz. The stories for grade 2 on April 29 were: "Pajama Girl" by Sarah Perry and "The Brahmin's Dream" a story from Panchatantra. The aim of the Pajama Party was to promote a life-long love for reading, and to demonstrate that even in pajamas and with soft toys; children can be excited about reading and stories.
There was Book Activity done after reading the story which culminated in Fun Games. The kids then introduced their stuffed soft toys to each other one by one and danced to some popular songs played during the pajama party.
Reading a story book can be an exciting experience. But, imagine a story being read with the author. The 3rd Graders had this exhilarating experience with Ms. Fauwzia Gilani Williams - the author of "Munna and the Maharaja". The interactive skype session with Ms. Fawzia has created lasting impression in the young growing minds. Ms. Sakhvir Lawrence, Teacher Librarian initiated the process and the event was co-ordinated by Ms. Melissa, Teacher in English.
Can a girl do what she desires? The story of a young girl Grace in the book "Amazing Grace" by Mary Hoffman revolves around this theme. Read aloud to the Grade 3 children aroused the innocent curiosity and the empowered implications in the lives of young children. The children displayed their artistic sense by drawing pictures of different emotions of Grace.
Visual and aural feast of "A Silly Story of Bondapalli" by Shamim Padamsee was portrayed to the Grade 2 students. The children expressed their emotions by exploding laughter which filled the air. Visualization of their choice of characters was done on a paper plate which enriched their creativity.
"A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it." - Samuel Johnson
"Reading maketh a full man" goes the saying. To instill reading habits, a 'reading day' was observed in the Fernhill Campus for Grade 1 students. The day marked the birth anniversary of one of America's most beloved authors- Theodor Seuss Geisel, who wrote children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss.
The book "The Cat in the Hat" was chosen and read aloud to the children. According to Random House, Dr. Seuss wrote this book because he was worried that children were not learning to read.The red and white costumes of the children blended into the characters of the story.The Cat's Hat & the Cat's Bow created much enthusiasm among the children. The interactive session with rhyming words escalated the children's spirit and their inspiration to indulge in reading.