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Book Character Day is a Success!

Some of our matching characters!

Our Book Character Day was the best ever this year. Students dressed up as book characters, brought the book to school, and classes were full of activities honoring those characters. Our first through fifth grade classes participated in this activity while our kindergarten classes participated in Scarecrow Day.

Our third grade teachers did not disappoint us this year, either. They all dressed in rabbit characters including Peter Rabbit, Br'r Rabbit, Velveteen Rabbit, Bunnicla, Thumper, Knuffle Bunny, the March Hare, and the Easter Bunny.

Ms. Kristee Bruch said, "Students in 3rd grade wrapped up their study of characters and identifying character traits by dressing up like their favorite book characters. Students were encouraged to be creative and thrifty when designing their costumes. This fun activity didn't require a fancy, store-bought costume, but could be made from items around the house." 

We even had some interesting coincidences.  One fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Samantha Boyer, dressed like an Oompa Loompa, while a fourth grader named David dressed as Willie Wonka!  

Mrs. Karen Dillon and Mrs. Marianne Alden both dressed up as tooth fairies.  The interesting thing about that, though, is that Mrs. Alden dressed all in black, while Mrs. Dillon was all in white!  

One could think that on a day where students were all dressed up in costumes there could be a chance for less instruction, but that was not the case here. Classes abounded with instruction related to books. There is nothing better than that!

Written by: Kathy Gwinn, Media Specialist
Posted: Nov 14, 2010 by Kathy Gwinn

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