Whole School shared Literacy Celebration

MYP pair up with PYP for Literacy Week!

To celebrate literacy across the school we hosted a collapse day for students in grades 1-9. Classes were ‘buddied’ up for 2 hours after break to engage in a variety of literacy activities planned by the homeroom teachers. An example of the buddy schedule can be found on the SWAliteracy website here:


Monday: Assembly & Buddy Activities

We kicked-off the assembly with a short video showcasing ‘literacy’ around our school. Following this, students had the opportunity to participate in a short quiz about literacy! John McBryde, the CEO, was a contestant against one representative from grades 1-5. John called on students in the audience to help him answer the questions…it was a dynamic game that the whole audience enjoyed!

Launching eBook Challenge:


In the spirit of our literacy celebration, we officially announced the launch of our eBook Challenge: Write Now 1000. Since October, teachers and students have produced 350 eBooks on our eBookstore.


Teachers with the most contributions to the 300 eBooks received a Write Now 1000 T-shirt.

Visit our eBookstore here: http://blogs.swa-jkt.com/swa/bookstore/

Create your own 5 frame flickr with play-dough: Grade 1 & Grade 6

Sponge Bob Squarepants

Grade 1 & Grade 6 students use iPads to snap photos of their 5 frame flickr stories

Another station in Grade 1, MYP students help PYP students make bookmarks using a letter collage

Reader’s Theatre: Grade 2 & Grade 7

Video of some activity in Grade 2 (with Grade 7s)


Tuesday: Character dress-up day

Today is character dress-up day for students..and teachers!

Here are Ms. Tricia and I dressed up respectively as Captain Underpants and Peter Pan!

Reading and writing happening all across the Elementary school…in full costume as favourite

‘Book Characters’!

Early Years Literacy Action:

The early years building (Nursery – K2) hosted their own assembly and dress-up day. In addition, they are also collecting book donations for a local charity.

Great to see literacy being addressed in so many different ways!

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