In a new twist on their annual Thanksgiving parade, second- and third-graders at Cannonsburg Elementary first gave book reports based on interviews with main characters.
Third-grader Audrey Cutler’s report was on E.B. White’s “Stuart Little,” so she interviewed Stuart, naturally enough. She presented it to parents in the library, toting a ruler with the report and a balloon attached, and wearing a cat dress in honor of Stuart’s nemesis, the cat Snowbell.
Stuart’s biggest challenge, she reported, was “not feeling like I was a part of the family.”
“I like most how he’s nice, clumsy,” Audrey said afterward, when students talked to parents about their projects. “He always gets in trouble but he always finds out a way” to get out of it.
In her report on “Because of Winn-Dixie,” Taylor Curtis explained the dog’s biggest challenge: “He is not very careful when he accidentally gets lost.”
Students followed their book reports with a reader’s theater presentation about Thanksgiving under the direction of teacher Rachel Devereaux. They then joined students from Jill Gumbs’ and Kimberly Fink’s classes for a parade through the halls, topped by an aromatic pre-Thanksgiving feast prepared by their parents.