Paired reading is a research-based fluency strategy used to promote interest in reading. In this strategy, students read aloud to each other.
At LAK, grade one learners read YO YES, a book by Chris Raschka, to grade 11. They then discussed the true meaning and value of friendship.
As C.SLewis said: “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” Hence, we all learned that whether you are or SEVEN or SEVENTEEN, you always need a friend.
Les élèves de CP ont réalisé “un banc de l’amitié”, buddy bench:
The school playground can be a lonely place for a child if they do not have anyone to play with. However, a special type of bench is helping LAK elementary learners make friends and get people talking about bigger issues too. Thanks to the buddy bench painted and designed by grade one learners, with the help of our school librarian Ms. Nathalie Wardini, the playground is becoming a more inviting and friendly place.
The idea is simple – if a child feels lonely, they can go to the bench as a signal that they need someone to play with. Another child will see them, go and talk to them and include them in their games.
We use the bench as a reminder for children of things like communication, mutual support and opening up about feelings.
How Monkey Says My Name Is
Grade one learners have been in a pleasurable adventure around the world. Naturally very curious about new countries, they were so excited to be part of this exploration.
Through the book How Monkey Says My Name Is, written by Abigail Samoun and illustrated by Sarah Watts, we have visited the United States of America, France, Russia, Egypt, India, China, Japan, and Argentina.
After reading the story in English, learners have done a virtual tour around the countries mentioned in the book. They located the countries, and then practiced saying, “my name is” in different languages. At the end, they wrote the phrase “my name is” in different languages.
Alternating between Arabic and English to discover new countries was such a learning experience. They learned about new countries, went on an exciting journey into a faraway land… They were thrilled to discover new species, new flavors, and new celebrations… they learned new ways to communicate to new friends around the world- and in the end; they discovered universal values and experiences.