Brianna's first big homework project was due yesterday. They had two weeks to work on a book report and a puppet. She had to choose a book, pick the character she liked the most, make a puppet out of that character, write a book report and have the puppet present the report. Cute. The directions suggested that they use a brown paper bag, popsicle sticks or a sock to make the puppet. I was going to help her, of course, but I didn't want the puppet to be something that looked as if only I had made it. Ok, I didn't want it to be a puppet made only by me. We made it with cloth, felt, doll hair and eyes. The pattern we drew was something like an oven mit but with two "fingers" instead of one. Brianna traced and cut but I obviously didn't let her use the hot glue gun. This is the finished product. I just made a few trims after this picture was taken.
Oh, it was a Strawberry Shortcake book, by the way. So, I was a little worried that it didn't look like second grade work and then. . . . Only two of the puppets were not like this. They were sock puppets. All the others were just like this. One of the little boys took a marionette. THEY MADE A MARIONETTE! Now, unless this kid is a little Geppetto, you know he didn't do his own homework. So, elaborate puppets and marionettes, eh? Oh really? I can see that this is going to be another one of those classrooms like Brianna had in Pre-K. One of those where parents compete to turn in the best homework. I just don't like getting that way because this is their homework and it's not fair to them to have them not do it. Still, it's on now. They already got their next project and Brianna's is going to rock. She has until Sept. 8th to turn it in and I'm going to go buy materials for her TODAY. She can do the actual research and work while I do the decoration. I have a glue gun and I'm not afraid to use it.
feeling: I can't believe it rains everyday here
listening to: Ride (Vapour Trail)