There were lots of “Harry Potter’s” with glasses and robes, little kittens, characters from “Frozen,” workmen, animals, fairy princesses, and tons of mice. The Washington District Elementary School teachers joined their small students in the celebration of reading on March 1 and the annual Reading Character Parade. The kindergarten instructors stood out in their colorful replication of Crayola crayons. Everyone in costume carried a book that they represented in their “Favorite Book” parade. Lining up in the festive hallways, characters were cheered by other students that observed the parade as they marched through the hallways.
This year a contingent of student athletes and cheerleaders from W&L High School joined the students prior to the parade. Teams of two were led by the classes “most improved readers” to various classrooms. The classes were read to by the enthusiastic older students who enjoyed their time answering questions and reading to the youngsters.
To the delight of the students, this year’s parade was led by head custodian, Patricia Jackson, who decorated her riding floor polisher with birthday slogans. She celebrated her birthday with a book about birthdays to ride in the parade.
This annual event honors Dr. Seuss and the wonders of reading. Washington District Elementary School recognizes the importance of establishing good reading habits for all students and celebrates the joy of reading every day.
Washington District Elementary students celebrate
their favorite books by dressing up in character.