Waimea Country School celebrates Literacy Day
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A Vocabulary Parade kicked off the Literacy Day celebration at Waimea Country School on Feb. 28. Students and teachers each chose an interesting vocabulary word and created a costume to personify the word. Students and faculty then paraded before an assembly of students, faculty, and parents who tried to guess their words.
Students enjoyed the challenge of the day. The words were largely selected from their curriculum, with the fourth through sixth grade students choosing words from one of their Greek and Latin vocabulary lists, such as astronomy, benign, and hyperactive.
Waimea Country School’s Literacy Day celebration coincided with the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, designed to raise reading awareness by celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss each March 2. WCS students joined with students across the country to celebrate reading by engaging in a variety of activities, such as the Vocabulary Parade. Students in the second and third multiage class hosted a school-wide Word Market, inspired by their reading of “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster.