This Monday the whole school is hosting a “DEAR” day – a day to celebrate the joy of reading. Kids are invited to come to school on that day in the costumes of their favourite book characters.
Here’s the “Sh-h-h-h-h” part. Just today our class finished reading “The Secret World of Og” by Canadian author Pierre Berton. (They really enjoyed it, actually applauding when the ending was revealed) – and they had an exciting idea. What if for Monday’s event, the whole class dressed as Ogs! When the idea was presented by a student, the classroom exploded with enthusiasm. They voted and it was unanimous!!
So, on Monday students would like to come as Ogs. Students have been told they don’t actually have to colour themselves green, they can wear lots of green clothing, make a green face mask, etc. They don’t even have to be an Og. They can as other characters from the book or even as objects from the book (such as mushrooms).
What’s the “Sh-h-h-h-h” part? Well, we’re not telling anyone else in the school what we are doing! We’re hoping it’ll be an amazing surprise – and maybe then even more EMJS kids will learn about the book and come to enjoy it.
In closing, I would like to say, “Og, og-og-og. Og!!! Og? Og. “