13th September is Roald Dahl Day! But here at the International School of Samui, almost everyday is a day celebrating the monumental and prolific children's author. On 7th September, our Year 3 teacher Mr Hawkes, took it a step further and chose the life of Roald Dahl as his topic for the first Friday Assembly in Primary School.
As seen here our students' were delighted to share their knowledge of this popular author. One of the most famous authors of children's books, Roald Dahl wrote 48 children's books and it is impressive that a large proportion of our primary students' were able to list these titles. Love of books and enthusiasm for reading is something we nurture and develop every day at ISS.
To us, Roald Dahl is like a good and personal friend. We enjoy reading his writings and his creativity and we use his stories in our literacy lessons and guided group reading. One thing that makes Roald Dahl unique is his own vocabulary. Words like gobblefunk ... frobscottle ... bopmuggered ... oompa-loompa -- to name a few -- can only be found in his books developing in children a sense of wonder and imagination.
On the actual Roald Dahl day, we celebrated this special event by interviewing some of our students from Year 2 up to Year 6 talking about their favourite Roald Dahl book. They relived the story by telling us their favourite part/s. Watch Tabitha, Ella S., Bibi, Leila, Jamie, Theo and Tobias here: