As part of Fairlawn Elementary’s ongoing effort to increase word recognition among our students, students and staff paraded through the school halls dressed as a host of costumed words. Families and friends laughed, applauded, and were amazed by our students’ ingenuity! From pond to precipitation, humble to boastful, students represented words from science, social studies, math, language arts and character education curriculum.
The parade concept is based on Debra Frasier’s book, Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster, where a student confuses the work ‘miscellaneous” for the person, Miss Alaineus. In this hilarious story, great embarrassment is assuaged by turning this mortifying mistake into a winning costume at the Vocabulary Parade. At Fairlawn, every student is a winner of the grand prize—- an enriched vocabulary!