This week is World Book Day on Thursday. Kyoshi wanted me to remind you of the importance of reading.
As you know, reading early helps you build independence and self-confidence. It opens up a whole new world of understanding and comprehension. Reading helps you make more sense of the world around you too.
I want to encourage you to read a little and often to get your imagination going and increase your vocabulary. Don’t forget to complete your “Readers are Leaders” badge form too. Here’s your instructor favourites.
Renshi Howton: The Gruffalo
I like how its shows that even a tiny mouse can be brave and out whit big and stronger animals just to carry on with his journey and even when met with the Gruffalo he tricks him into letting him go.
I find that the book shows that even if your small you can overcome any challenges that lay ahead and use your words to get out of trouble. Especially if it means you’re their dinner.
Shihan Davis: George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
I loved when he made the medicine and reading all the ingredients he used. I asked for a chemistry set for Christmas, so I could make potions just like George.
Sensei Warwick: The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.
It tells the tale of a young orphan girl, adopted by foster parents in 1938 Germany.
I like it because of the beautiful tale it weaves, the characters are fantastic, the relationships that are created throughout the book stay with you, it tells the true fragility of War, whilst also telling a tale of children’s imagination.
Shihan Parks: Tales of Beedle the Bard
They are good moral stories about the power we have and how to use them for good