Library pumpkin project has a new twist

For years, fourth graders have looked forward to the annual pumpkin project, where they design a pumpkin to look like a character from one of their summer reading books. Librarian Esther Frazee started this tradition about 20 years ago. Mrs. Frazee always displays the pumpkins in the library, where they are admired by the school community. This year, because the library is closed, Mrs. Frazee altered to project and asked students to decorate a face mask with their favorite character from summer reading. She provided each student with a plain white face mask and fabric markers. In addition, students wrote a paragraph in the first person as this character and described themselves. At the end of the project, Mrs. Frazee gave each student a small sugar pumpkin.
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