Tom Wilson Elementary celebrated last month with book character studies all over campus by offering the students, teachers, and staff an opportunity to dress up as a favorite book character. This year was the first annual TWE Character Parade. Parents were invited to watch the parade as it progressed around the perimeter of the school and back into the classrooms for character reading instruction.
“Students not only loved the chance to dress up as a book character, but they also had a great time seeing all of their friends and teachers do the same,” states Charlotte Gilder, assistant principal of Tom Wilson Elementary.
Many of the teachers dressed in unison from one book and then took the opportunity to instruct the students about characterization and character traits in literature throughout the day. The office staff, including Principal Rhonda Henderson, dressed up as the characters from The Wizard of Oz.