The start of school means the start of long-term homework projects. Gordy is usually the go-to parent for any art/creative homework assignment, but this time I got to help as well. Only the kindergarteners dress up for their Halloween party at our new school, but the second graders wear specially created hats. Georgia's assignment was to make a hat using a piece of provided oaktag, that represented a favorite children's book. She will bring the hat to school in a brown paper bag and on the day of the Halloween party, she will wear the hat as her costume and the other children will have to guess what book she chose.
Georgia and I are reading our way through Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books before bed each night, so at first Georgia thought she would make a sunbonnet and decorate the sides with Laura Ingalls-y things like sewing thimbles, horses and text books. But as all kids do, she changed her mind, deciding that no one else would have ever heard of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Don't ask me why she thinks an American classic such as Little House in the Big Woods is so obscure. I wonder if that says anything about my book choices?
I won't tell you what book she finally settled on. You can serve as stand-ins for her classmates and see if you can guess from her hat and the clues she provided on the hand-in paper.
Here are the clues that Georgia wrote out for her classmates:
1. This book is about a girl.
2. She is not afraid of mice.
3. She has a scar.
Have you all guessed?