9TH MAY 2014 – 3RD D CLASS – A COMPETITION “WE ARE BEST AT READING” UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF MRS VESELA PETKOVA
On 9th May – The Day of Europe – students from 3rd D class, their parents and teachers took part in a reading competition, activity of Learn to Read and Read to Learn Comenius Project.
The teams and the jury had been pronounced after a draw, so parents and teachers took part in them, too.
Extracts from four of the most read by third graders literature pieces were chosen to work on – “Patilanci”, “Winnie the Pooh”, “Pippi Longstocking” and “Toshko of Africa”
Each team had the name of a favourite character. Each student from each team had a particular number and particular task - – Task 1
( student 1) – to read clearly, expressively and correctly a short piece of text from one of these books ; task 2 (student 2 ) – to read a text in various fonts; task 3 (student 3) - to draw a picture of one of the characters or to draw a picture of an event from the book which the team had to work on; task 4 ( student 4) – to edit unjumbled sentences and to put them in the order they are in the book.
Parents also read extracts from books which students chose in a draw. Mrs Veleva, Mrs Uzunova, Mrs Stoyanova and Mrs Dimitrova had the task to help students who were number 4 from each team and to arrange and edit the texts as well as to read copies of texts made by students. The jury, consisting out of 3rd graders was strict but fair in assessing the performance of each team member.
That way, in a competitive atmosphere, in fun and games, students read, wrote, painted and assessed not only their own achievement but also their parents’ and teachers’. They could feel the support of those around and felt more confident in reading, writing and learning.
When the process of learning is into games and fun, reading books becomes a desired activity and characters become readers’ friends. It was what students from 3rd D class proved through one of their activities on the project.