Garfield Elementary School celebrates annual Vocabulary Day Parade

GRADE 2 WINNERS: Jolie Kong “Genius”, Adriana Forestier “Royal”, Matthew Muneton “Rescue”, and Wendy Gutierez “Galaxy”. (Photos / Adriana Tringale)

On Wednesday, October 31, The Garfield Elementary School celebrated its third Vocabulary Day Parade.  The idea to have a Vocabulary Day Parade came from the picture book, Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster.

In this wonderful picture book, written and illustrated by Debra Frasier, Sage School holds an annual Vocabulary Parade where words are transformed into costumes that bring them to life.  Students enjoy a read aloud of this book and then are encouraging to select a vocabulary word and dress up in a manner that defines their selected vocabulary word.

This annual parade of words has quickly become a tradition at Garfield Elementary and is much anticipated each year.  As in the past, this year’s Vocabulary Parade was a great success.  Parents watched as students and staff paraded their creative costumes around the courtyard bringing words to life.

This parade is a perfect example how learning new words can be fun and exciting; not to mention more memorable.  Each year we are astounded by the magnificent parade of costumed words and we can’t wait to see what fantastic new words next year will bring!