Episcopal third graders have a tradition of showing off their vocabulary skills with costumes and a VPAC parade, and this year was no different. The annual occasion is inspired by Debra Frasier’s book Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster. This year, students took the project a step further and created a photo book for Frasier to commemorate the experience. Frasier was so touched by the gesture that she responded by sending every Episcopal third grader an autographed bookmark! The special delivery also included a personal note from Frasier expressing her gratitude.
This is not the first time this year that someone from the Episcopal community has corresponded with the author of an assigned book. Lower School Division Head Bridget Henderson was in contact with Wishtree author Katherine Applegate during the Lower School Community Read.