The English language was on the move Oct. 31 at Kingsford Elementary School in Mitchellville.
About 300 of the school’s estimated 500 students as well as some teachers dressed in costumes representing vocabulary words they had learned and paraded through the school on Halloween.
Costumes ranged from a sixth-grade boy in a hospital gown pretending to have a broken arm while depicting the word “agony,” to a boy in kindergarten who wore a cap and gown to portray the word “intellectual,” said Christina Lembo, a special education teacher at the school who organized the parade.
The march, the first of its kind at the school, was part of an effort to expand children’s vocabulary, Lembo said.
After the parade, students returned to their classrooms and wrote an essay on three words they learned from the parade, Lembo said. Going forward, the school hopes to make the event an annual affair, she said.
“I hope they use the new vocabulary to help with their writing,” Lembo said.