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The Staff at Cleveland School struck gold on the morning of Wednesday, March 30th. A cast of teachers spanning multiple grade levels and disciplines came together on their own to perform a mini-play for students in pre-K to third grade. Before we talk about the performance, let me give you some background on how the Pirate Play came to be!
March at Grover Cleveland has always been known as "March Reading Madness." As part of the month-long celebration Mrs. Geis, the Library Media Specialist, organized a list of guest readers ranging from the Mayor of Rahway, Superintendent of Rahway Public Schools, members of the Police and Fire Department, and a host of District School Administrators who all descended upon Grover Cleveland to read to the students. Mrs. Geis had the great idea to round up her colleagues to perform for the students to close out the month of March.
Ahoy maties! The star-studded cast of teachers opened up by reading the children's book "How I Became a Pirate." The fun-witted story takes place in North Beach, where Young Jeremy is captivated by life as a pirate. The fun and jokes quickly end when Young Jeremy soon discovers that there are no good night kisses on board the pirate ship. Cap'n Braid Beard makes it clear that "Pirates don't tuck." Without completely giving away the storyline, Young Jeremy makes the wise decision to live out his
adventures on land through his books. After all, "Pirates don't read books either."
Grover Cleveland students were in complete awe as they watched their teachers act out the famous children's book. The backdrop with palm trees and blue skies set the stage for the beachy Pirate theme. The Cleveland staff's costumes and attire added to the tropical vibe. The student's laughter and cheer made the teacher's efforts worth it.
The staff at Cleveland School are certainly treasures for making an effort to bring a story to life. We hope their efforts continue to fuel students' passion for reading.
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