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Storybook Characters Come to Life

Students Dress Up

To celebrate their love of reading, students, teachers and staff at Northridge Elementary School in Highlands Ranch held a Character Book Day this week.

Students and staff dressed up as their favorite character from books. Characters from fantasy to history and comic books to textbooks roamed the halls for the day.

“I dressed up as the Cheshire cat because he’s a really fun character and in the story he is a bit crazy and you see many different sides of him,” says sixth-grader Cassidy Campton.

“I thought it was really fun to dress up as book characters. We don’t normally get to dress up and do this, so it was really fun to pick a character and then dress up. I chose Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc. because he is just a really fun character, he’s pretty funny and makes me laugh,” says sixth-grade student Andi Fichtelberg.

To celebrate the special day, children’s book author, Justin Matott held assemblies and book writer’s workshops with students, giving them a chance to look deeper into their writings and stories and hear from a published author how he decides on what to write and where his ideas come from.

Northridge Elementary says the day was such a success they are already looking forward to next year.

November 8, 2017 | By acarlson1 | Category: Schools

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