While wandering the halls of Cridersville Elementary School Friday morning it could have easily been mistaken for Halloween.
Instead, CES was having their annual Be a Book Day, a celebration in which students and teachers are invited to dress as their favorite book characters. During the morning students rotate through different classrooms and hear a variety of stories read to them by teachers and volunteers throughout the school.
According to CES Principal Misty Baker, Be a Book Day began during the 2006-07 school year and has become an annual event ever since, usually coinciding with the school’s right to read week.
Baker said the readers have the choice of dressing up and becoming a character of their own, and either way they are always willing to go above and beyond.
“We tell the readers, ‘you’re not mandated to dress up,’ Baker said. “I have great staff members who help organize. They’re willing to go above and beyond, so I couldn’t do it without them.”
For the full story, see the Monday, March 10 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.