On March 2nd, the teachers at Yoyogi International School were all surprised when the students arrived, because instead of a class of boys and girls, their classrooms were filled with princesses, pirates, dinosaurs, Gruffalo, Cat’s in Hat’s and many more creative characters…..then we remembered it was World Book Day!
The students were all excited to tell their classmates about the characters they had come to school as and the books they were from. Throughout the day all the students took part in a wide range of book related activities. Some students rewrote their own version of And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss. They set their book in Yoyogi Park and used rhyme as they thought of ‘weird’ and ‘wonderful’ things they might see, just like Dr. Seuss. Another group of students traveled into the story of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen as they took part in a Drama exercise roaming through different terrains around the classroom on their hunt for the bear!
Elsewhere in the school the children worked collaboratively to create their own adventure just like the ever popular series The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osbourne, becoming authors for the day and others used their imaginations to think of all the story elements they needed to create their own original class story. Throughout the day all the students also enjoyed visiting the school library and adding their own favourite stories to the amazing World Book Day display.