Darla school observed reading week from 8-13th September. We have designed different activities for different classes. We have random reading, selected reading, book talk, quiz, and mass reading. Our theme of the reading week this year was ‘Learn to Read and Read to Learn.’ And there is nothing that we had to explain on this theme. We also said ‘Read Charo Read’ so that they could read and share with their friends, encourage friends to read and learn something.
This year we had Readers Theater by classes’ pp-III. It was nice to see them reading and acting. We awarded them prizes for their hard works. We also had one English and Dzongkha reading every day by the assigned classes. And followed by book review and quiz. One of the most interesting parts of our reading section this year was mass reading. On Friday, we deducted five minutes from each period and made time for the mass reading after the seventh period. For one hour, every one; both teachers and students came out from the class and read outside. Some sat in a round circle and read with their class teachers. Some even sat on the steps and read. Some walk and read. It was quite interesting to see students and teachers engrossed in reading something.
I have this rhetoric question now. “Am I reading enough?” Yes, I have been reading, and I have read about hundreds of books. My book shelves are filled with all old collection of books beginning from the Hardy’s novels, Dickens, Chekhov’s work, and the latest books of Robin Sharma, Paulo Colhoe, etc. I encourage my students too. Paradoxically, I feel, a man is the richest in the world, even if he has nothing. He has a royal casino to Casanova, top to bottom wealth and he commends thousands men. You can call him the man of plenty, because he does plentiful reading.
You know, the amount of tang you get is more than what I would like to called ‘loose talks,’ because in these ‘loose talks’ we always ridicule, make fun and talk about desires and illicit relationship, and not a so good a word-gibberish.
In the book, you are inform many things. You can be a player of all characters.
Let me end with the E.A Filne line, “When a man’s reading is finished, he is finished.”
I will leave here with some of our reading week shots.