Bi-Cultural Celebrates Literary Birthday with Special Visit

Posted on: September 20th, 2016 by admin
Pre-K students Aharon Rafailov and Bina Siscovick show the character of Curious George a Curious George book from their classroom library. (Photo by Dora Salm)

Pre-K students Aharon Rafailov and Bina Siscovick show the character of Curious George a Curious George book from their classroom library. (Photo by Dora Salm)

On Friday, September 16th, Bi-Cultural Day School’s Pre-K class received a special visit from the world-famous literary character, Curious George in celebration of the character’s 75th birthday. In a unique author study tied in with the character’s anniversary, Pre-K Head Teacher Alice Andersen used the book series to teach vocabulary using writing and art activities centered on the concept of curiosity. (Curious George creators Hans and Margret Rey, both German-born Jews, fled from Paris by bicycle in June 1940, carrying the manuscript of what would eventually become Curious George as the Nazis prepared to invade Europe.)