Friday, January 09, 2009

Parade of States

We worked towards the "Parade of States" for two Months now. First there was the rapport to write. Everything you want to know about the State of Utah had to be in it.
According to that is was thick. It had pages about the state Motto, state flag, state flower, state insect, state fruit, state tree, state song etc. etc.
And finally there was the "Parade of States" every child in his classroom had to build a "float" (shoebox) representing the State of choice.
Choosing a State was very interesting, DS wanted California, it was already taken. Hmmm, then Nevada also taken. Oh, well then the next state over Utah.

He covered his shoebox with paper and went shopping in my extensive supply of craft items for thing representing the state. Doll stuffing (the little plastic beads used for weight) became the Great Salt Flats, a Styrofoam cone became Kings peak with a little fluff for clouds. A metal cherry garland and some wire became the cherry tree, and my little moose became the Elk for state animal. Postcards became the backdrop for Zion and Bryce Canyon and Voila his Float was born!


Here he is on stage, getting the laughs on his hand in explaining that drawing and cutting out the state flower the Sago Lilly was not a spectacular succes.


See the little white triangle thingy in front, it is the just mentioned Lilly.

All lined up, some of the floats.
There was singing at the end of the parade and fun was had by all. Even us the parents did a great job decorating the MPR. Just look at the stage!! (toot, toot)
And for now, it's weekend, on Monday the fun at school starts again!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tante dorien op het kanaal kun je nu niet schaatsen want die wordt open gehouden door de ijsbrekers, en die hele grote boten draaien altijd in de zwaaikom bij de haven.

Jammer he want mama vond het ook altijd zo leuk om daar te schaatsen.

Groetjes Kylian

Anonymous said...

Tante dorien op het kanaal kun je nu niet schaatsen want die wordt open gehouden door de ijsbrekers, en die hele grote boten draaien altijd in de zwaaikom bij de haven.

Jammer he want mama vond het ook altijd zo leuk om daar te schaatsen.

Groetjes Kylian