Colorful ensembles and linguistic prowess were the orders of the day during Seminole Trails Elementary School’s fifth annual Vocabulary Day Parade. Students researched and dressed the part of their vocabulary words, allowing them to expand their language skills while enjoying a costume parade. Teachers, parents, community volunteers and School Board Members managed to get in on the fun as well.
“It’s great to see the children get outside, see each other and celebrate each other,” said Tacara Chambers, a parent of one of the students. “And then they’re continuing to read and expand their vocabulary as they look at the other children. They have a visual of the words that they’re reading.”
Dr. Debra Robinson, School Board Vice Chairwoman, enjoyed seeing students celebrate their creativity. “It brings back all the creativity and the life associated with Halloween, but it makes it academics-focused,” she shared.
If you’re interested in donating your time as a school volunteer, School Board Chairman Chuck Shaw has a message for you.
“Go visit our schools and be a volunteer, because there’s so many rewards that you get being on a school campus and being part of what happens with our kids,” he said.
Click play below to see how students and the community celebrated their love of language one special costume at a time.