Book characters come alive at 'Living Literature Day'
N.Y. (March 21, 2019) -- A cast of characters roamed the halls and
classrooms at Delaware Community School on Thursday – book characters,
It was the school’s Living Literature Day, when everyone from the
principal to prekindergarteners dressed as a favorite book character.
On parade were Cats in the Hat, Harry Potters (and a Draco
Malfoy), Harriet Tubman, Very Greedy Bees, Hungry Caterpillars, a safari
of animals and adventurers and a host of others from the pages of
fiction and non-fiction books.
As is fitting for the leader of the school, Principal Ken Lein
dressed as a king from “How-to Guides for Fiendish Readers: How to be a
King.” Assistant Principal Amelia Gallagher, on the other hand, opted to
be “Pete the Cat.” The entire first grade was a hive from “The Very
Greedy Bee,” while a group of fifth-graders played the roles of the
unlucky crew from “Holes.”
The costumes were as varied as the books in the school library.
Check them out in a Facebook photo collection from the day. You don’t
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Thursday marked the 13th year the school took part in Living
Literature Day. The event is one of several at the school during its
Literacy Week celebration.
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
students in 18
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High