We had a hat parade this morning! Every year, the elementary school has a Hat Parade with a special theme. This year, our theme was "Stars." (The school is a performing arts magnet.) The kids had the option of making a hat that was about celestial stars or people they considered stars.
Little Sis wanted a singer on a stage for her hat (no one specific.)
Big Sis loves science, and she wanted her hat to show constellations. We constructed a hat
out of a paper sack (like last year), stuck some battery-operated lights through it,
and connected the "stars" with a silver Sharpie.
|By the way, those lights took 2 C batteries each. This was a top-heavy hat.|
So in honor of our school hat parade, I thought I'd leave you with a collection of picture books about hats!
|Top Row: 1. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss. Random House, 1938 (1989 edition). 2. Jennie's Hat by Ezra Jack Keats. Harper & Row, 1966 (Puffin, 2003 edition). 3. Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton. Little Simon, 1984. Middle Row: 1. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. Harper & Brothers, 1938. (HarperCollins, 1999 edition). 2. Old Hat, New Hat by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Random House, 1970. Bottom Row: The Hat by Tomi Ungerer. Parents Magazine Press, 1970. 2. This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen. Candlewick, 2012. 3. A Three Hat Day by Laura Geringer, illustrated by Arnold Lobel. Harper & Row (now HarperCollins), 1987.|
As for what we're reading: The Emerald City of Oz (me, reading to the girls), Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket (Little Sis with my help), Judy Moody Predicts the Future (Big Sis), The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls (me).
What we've finished this week: Judy Moody Declares Independence (Big Sis), The Tail of Emily Windsnap (me), Divergent (me).
Speaking of Divergent, have you read it??? I'm so mad, because there's a huge waiting list for Insurgent at the library. I may need to go buy it. I'm curious about the movie too, especially since Kate Winslet has been one of my favorite actors since Heavenly Creatures. Speaking of teen movies based on teen books that adults really like, I finally had a chance last week to watch The Hunger Games. I really thought they did the book justice, and I admit, I'm getting excited for Catching Fire now, although it should be noted that I hardly ever get to see movies in theaters anymore. Unless, as my husband says, they involve cartoons or puppets.
Anyhoo, you know what I always say...
Merry Weekend! Happy Reading!