Little Readers Today,
Pivotal Leaders Tomorrow
QQ Little Readers
Text / 凱斯英語仁愛分班 / Ms. Rifkah
Can you recall learning alphabet letters through chanting words such as A for apple, B for banana, and C for a cat as a young kid? Is that the only way to start learning alphabet letters?
The theme of our 2022 Winter QQ camp is “Little Reader.” Students learn alphabet letters through the different genres of storybooks. Not only can the students learn the alphabet letters from reading storybooks with the teacher, but they can also learn simple sight words in a natural way. Hence, we practiced making sentences with the sight words taught and did extension activities, such as painting the sight words, playing games, and art and crafts.
Our days kicked off with singing and dancing as we stretched our bodies to tune in to the class. The students were ready to learn and more focused after the short warm-up. Followed by the warm-up, a sentence written on the whiteboard was introduced to the students. I made a sentence with a sight word that we would be learning on the day. The students were encouraged to circle the sight word in the sentence.
The variation and diversity of the selected storybooks we want to introduce to our students were major elements during the winter camp. They expressed their curiosity with their sparkling eyes and responsive answers to the questions while listening to the stories. It was a pleasure to interact with the students while telling the stories.
More than that, I also did some art & crafts with them to extend the story. One of the highlights throughout the QQ camp was planting seeds.
"The Little Red Hen" was one of the storybooks we selected during winter camp. The aim and purpose of the story were to teach children the importance of hard work and personal initiative. To correspond with the story, we planted grass seeds. I asked the students to water the grass seeds when they arrived at school. We were happy to see the seeds sprouting the next day!
See how they grow.
Teaching and learning benefit each other. Children's imaginative discussion and answers provided a different point of view to the stories, and it helped me to better my teaching for the future. The inspiration comes along!
B.B.King once said, “The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” The more they learn, the more they earn from a teacher.