An Evening to Remember

by Mrs. Jade C. Bata, GS English Teacher
Fr. Arturo Borja, SJ, telling the story of The Princess with a Mole; photos by Ms. Joanne Teng, GS English teacher

The gloomy weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of the Grades 3 and 4 students who attended the Evening with Storytellers activity last October 17, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Xavier School grounds.
Grades 3 and 4 students

The boys, dressed in their most comfortable pyjamas with stuffed toys in tow, trooped to the Lecture Hall where Mr. John Michael Cuepo of the HS International Baccalaureate Program Office was waiting to regale them with a Chinese folktale entitled The Water Dragon.

After that first plenary storytelling session, the students were in for a treat as they visited different stations located in the Grades 2 and 3 classrooms and heard fascinating stories as told by different storytellers. Volunteer storytellers shared stories that followed the theme “Stories Around the World.”

Mr. Jeff Chua

Grade 3I parent, Mr. Jeff Chua, telling the story of Abiyoyo.

The volunteers and their chosen books are as follows:

Mr. Nino Mar Angelo Cadiz (GS LRC) Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Ms. Janice Manalo (GS LRC) Where is Fred? by Edward Hardy
Fr. Xavier Olin. S.J. (CMSO) My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
Mr. Eric Cabrera (HS English) Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger
Ms. China Pearl De Vera (GS Filipino) Si Inggolok at ang Planeta Pakaskas ni Rene Villanueva
Mr. Glenn Gomez (HS Filipino) May Aswang sa Iskul ni Mary Ann Ordinario Floresta
Ms. Justine Janina Villarin (Gr. 2) Rosie and the Nightmares by Philip Waechter
Ms. Margaret Janine Gomez (Gr.2) The Brave Little Seamstress by Giselle Potter
Mr. Jeff Chua (Gr. 3I Parent) Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger
Fr. Arturo Victor Borja (School Chaplain). The Princess with a Mole
Mrs. Karen Sysunyao (Gr. 3G Parent How the Tiger Got Its Stripes by Dr. Mike Lockett
Ms. Ma. Theresa Ladrido (HS Assistant Principal for Academics) There’s an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer
Ms. China de Vera

Filipino teacher, Ms. China Pearl De Vera with the story Si Inggolok at ang Planeta Pakaskas ni Rene Villanueva

Afterwards, the participating students moved to the Sports Center to listen to a professional storyteller in the person of Ms. Mary Melody Remorca, who shared two Korean stories, The Hare’s Liver and The Ant That Laughed Too Much, much to the delight of everyone.

Ms. Mary Melody Remorca

An Evening with Storytellers is one of the many activities prepared by the Grade School English Department in celebration of the Literacy Month. The Department aims to continue this tradition of providing educational and entertaining programs to develop students’ love for reading.

Ms. Melody Remorca with Mrs. Zarah Berras and Mrs. Clarisse Ednacot

Professional storyteller, Ms. Melody Remorca with Mrs. Zarah S. Berras (Assistant to the English Department Chair) and Mrs. Clarisse A. Ednacot, GS English Department Chair.

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