Bibliophile Week Day 1 & 2 – Grade IIIrd – Xthadmin
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“Learning gives creativity – Creativity leads to thinking
Thinking provides knowledge – Knowledge makes you great.”
― A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Books are the mystery of human creativity. They play an important role as a teacher, a guide, and a friend in our lives. Without books, a fruitful life is impossible. Books are the manual of life. They share our pain and guide us to lead the future with confidence. Books explore creativity and clarity in student’s and everyone’s minds. They are teaching tools for teachers. Books are oceans of knowledge for lifetime learners. Reading books makes our lives fresh and active each day. Books explore our past, present, and future. We can create and imagine a better future while reading books. We can solve millions of present time problems while reading books. We can analyze our past by reading books.
In the words of the famous, 20th century American novelist, Harper Lee, “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
As essential as the act of breathing is to the human body, reading is to the mind and soul of the human existence. Seth Anandram Jaipuria School has always strived to provide a holistically sound, creative, pragmatic and progressively meaningful approach to nurturing the young minds under its care. With the same motive in mind, yet again, we set off with an array of engaging, informative and stimulating activities orchestrated to propel young minds into the magical and charming world of words.
Day 1: 20.4.2020, Monday
The third Bibliophile Week, at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow was kick started with grades III – X summoning their vocabulary skills to their behest. The various grades were presented with age appropriate words, to which the students responded with as many synonyms as possible. The classes bore witness to a lot of reflective flurry among students as well as the display of zeal to participate. The day started with an assembly and the topics were “Why is reading important?” and “Who is a Bibliophile”. The seniors also got to discuss among themselves, the vast collection of words, phrases and expressions that The Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare justify behind as a huge contribution to the modern English language that the world uses, day in and day out. The students relished timed quizzes. A scoreboard was maintained and winners announced.
Day 2: 21.4.2020, Tuesday
The second day of the third Bibliophile Week 2020-21, began with a rhetorical discussion, across grades, in context to humankind’s ensuing battle with the ongoing pandemic, COVID-19: the lockdown, its positive side effects on the environment and a reflection on whether our initial choices of everything money can buy over everything it can’t. After some rigorous brainstorming, The students enjoyed and actively participated in a quiz – Author Alert ! The various classes saw kids guessing names of the authors of age-appropriate books: series, novels, novellas and comics. The excitement was indisputably palpable. Our intent to motivate and propel children towards reading was met with a collective, cheerful disposition.