Books Come Alive in Speak Good English Movement Week

Oct 23, 15 Books Come Alive in Speak Good English Movement Week

“Psst…who are you going be?” my friend asked me.

This year, our school had a Book Character Day during Speak Good English Movement (SGEM) week. Once we heard the news, we were so excited and we could not stop talking about the characters that we would want to be. One of my friends told me she is going to be Elsa from the book “Frozen”. I couldn’t wait to see her dressed like a queen.

On the first three days of SGEM week, I participated in the different games. There were 3 stations in the canteen; they were namely, “Which is which”, “Match & Go” and “Tongue Twisters”.  I also worked with my parents to complete one of the activities in the SGEM card. Our SGEM card looked like a credit card and my friends and I felt that it’s cool as we could keep it in our wallet.

"Which is which" station. Can you figure it out?

“Which is which” station. Can you figure it out?

At the “Which is which” station, we were supposed to find the right word for the pictures. These words are actually homophones, which mean that they sound alike but refer to different things. It was fun and I learnt a few new homophones such as complement versus compliment. Do you know the difference?

"Match & Go". We were really good at this.

“Match & Go”. We were really good at this.

For me, I think “Match & Go” was the easiest. It was a game on synonyms and antonyms. We need to match the words with the same meaning for synonyms cards and for antonyms cards; we match the words with opposite meanings. So do you think it’s easy or difficult? (Here is an example of antonyms)

“Tongue Twisters” really made my friends and I laughed out loud.  We sounded weird when we tried to read the tongue twisters quickly. It was funny especially when my friends and I try to outdo one another by reading quicker and we got confused.

Trying to peg the cards according to intensity was a challenging task.

Trying to peg the cards according to intensity was a challenging task.

When I shared with my brother on my experience with regard to reading the tongue twisters, he told me that instead of tongue twisters, they played “Peg it up”. He said it was challenging as he must peg the word cards according to the intensity. He gave me an example so that I could understand and here it goes, “freezing, cold, warm, hot, boiling”.

Quiz Time!

Quiz Time!

On Wednesday, we also enjoyed a short interesting skit put up by Reader’s House. It was a skit about communication and it showed us how important it is to speak clearly. Three pupils answered the questions during Quiz Time and they each received a storybook. Wow, that’s cool!

Now, the most interesting part of SGEM was the Book Character Day. It was on the last day of SGEM week and guess what, some of the teachers also came dressed up as different book characters. We had Miss Sunshine, Wimpy kid, Mrs Wishy Washy, Kungfu Panda and many more. I saw many queens Elsa on that day and my friend was one of them. It was amazing to see different books characters coming alive on that day. Some characters were new to me and I learnt about them during recess at the English corner. I hoped we could have such event more often as I simply love to dress up!

Our teachers dressed up too!

Our teachers dressed up too!

Do you know their characters?

Do you know their characters?

Oh, I almost forgot. Our English teacher also showed us some signage with errors. We were supposed to spot the mistakes. I think this sharing done by our teachers in class has made me to be more aware of my surroundings and be more careful in my writing as well.

On the whole, my friends and I enjoyed ourselves during SGEM. Kudos to the teachers who planned and organised the activities for us.