The Crayons, mini Harry Potters, princesses, and sharks were on parade when Washington District Elementary School teachers joined their students in a celebration of reading on March 2 at the annual Reading Character Parade. 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’s parade was led by a group of W&L High School students who had read to them earlier that morning.

Later that evening, the school hosted the PTO Literacy Night.  Students and parents visited various stations set up throughout the school to make crafts, play games, and share pizza.  Parents were given information on how to improve reading at home.

Each year a book is selected for the All – School read.  This year’s book is The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney.  Students and families will enjoy reading this and sharing the story with others.  

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.