Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Substitute Diaries

Yesterday was Storybook Character Day at the elementary school where I've been working lately. It was so much fun. The teachers and staff dressed as storybook characters. Second and third grade students who met their reading goals for last six weeks also were allowed to dress as their favorite storybook character. Pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade students lined the hallways for the parade of storybook characters.

Here are a few of the outstanding characters I saw and the books they represented. I was delighted to hear the principal remind the students that many of their favorite movies were books long before they were movies.

School principal
Resource teacher

One of the first grade teachers

I'm pretty sure this is the school nurse.

Student teacher ... please make note of the fact that she is en pointe.
The office staff
There were several Cats in Hats and Things 1, Things 2, and probably enough to make it to Things 8 or 9.
These two little girls wore my favorite costumes of the day.
These are just a few of the other costumes that the kids wore.
After the parade, all the storybook characters met in the cafeteria where they were treated to a screening of Puss In Boots.

I love seeing kids who are excited about reading. This love of reading will serve them well for the rest of their lives. I know they will be in for a lifetime of enjoyment thanks to the encouragement and enthusiasm they get at this exemplary school.


  1. Oh Vicki -- that is so cute! What a great idea. I'm going to send it on to Amara's Mommy -- they should do this at her school! It would be so much fun!

  2. Our school does this too! It's so fun to see the costumes. The costumes at your school are awesome!