Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lucky Lincoln

Taylor has to do a book report every month for school. The teacher chooses the genre and format of the report. This month, it was a biography/puppet show. They were supposed to make a puppet of the person they read about and have the puppet tell ten facts about himself in front of the class. Taylor read a really amazing book about Abraham Lincoln. He LOVED it!! The night before the report was due (this is the usual trend) he and I started to work on the puppet of Lincoln. I pulled out my big craft box and was rummaging through it collecting googly eyes and black felt. After staring at me for awhile, Taylor said, "I think I should just glue a penny to a stick!" I started to laugh and he got the giggles, and we decided it would be perfect! I mean, the whole point is to read the book, not spend hours and hours creating a puppet!

Well, he came home yesterday and said, "Mom, my puppet was a huge hit! Except, I don't think Mrs. Andersen saw the humor in it. She just said, 'Um, it's kind of small...'"



What do you think?? I say points for wit and creativity and extra points for making his mom's life a little easier! (:

9 comments:

  1. I think that's and absolute A - brilliant even!

    hugs - aus and co.

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  2. Perfect! A book report every month?! I would die! I cannot believe how big that boy has gotten!

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  3. It was a great idea! Way to save time...watching him present this little penny was hilarous (I was laughing inside) and he did get an A

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  4. Definitely deserves extra credit, in my opinion!

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  5. LOVE it!! And still giggling!

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  6. I love it, Taylor. Way to make your mom happy!!

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  7. Your puppet is AWESOME! Hilarious! I would definitely give him an A. How cute (:

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  8. Busy Mom + Easy Puppet = BIG WINNER! I think it's hilarious!

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  9. This is perfect! And that picture looks SO much like Jeremy at that age!

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