Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stone Booklovers go marching on!

This year's Parade of Books, in which children dress up as their favorite book characters and carry the book to match, or create wearable book covers, will be held on Halloween from grades K through 3. (Read the 4-1-1 for last year's super awesome parade and hints for homemade costumes here).   You are welcome to watch the parade outside at 1:30; bring little brothers and sisters to cheer, and don't forget the camera! This is a great opportunity for us to celebrate Stone as a community of readers, and to create home-school connections. Last year we had a little bit of distance between the timing of our Parade of Books and Halloween, but alas, because of the strike this year, we did not have that luxury. We opted to create a conglomeration of both book-loving and seasonal fun on the 31st in the interest of preserving parent and teacher costume-related sanity. We still are asking if at all possible costumes should be book related, and that each student carry a book related to the costume they are wearing. For inspiration, check out some of last year's costumes here, or hints for making easy home-made costume here and here!

So! Checklist for K-3 parents on October 31st:
* Please send your child to school with the book-related costume (or poster) in a bag, to be changed into (or carried) in the afternoon. Please keep it simple. Mark all belongings with name and room number.
* Please send your child to school with the corresponding book to carry in the parade.
* Cheer and take pictures on the school playground at 1:30, if you are available. If you are not available, we love you just the same, and we'll take pictures.

Classroom Halloween parties to follow the parade. Please contact your room parent or check your child's classroom newsletter/website for details.

Our Family Reading Night, usually planned for the fall, is being moved to December so we can spread the fun out through the year and plan a great event.  Details coming soon.  Thank you for your support!

Illustration from Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes.
Ms. Demonte sporting stripes a la A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon.

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