This morning Caroline’s school hosted an “Artists and Authors Day.” It’s a time for parents to come and see some of the things their kids have written and/or created. The kids in Caroline’s class had displayed on their desks, their portfolios, writer’s notebooks, animal research projects and Coffee Can Theaters.
No serious writer can create without a messy pony tail atop her head. Well, that might not be a factual statement, but if you must know, 75% of all of my (brilliant) blog posts have been written with my hair in a messy ponytail. Coincidence? I think not!
Caroline is holding her Coffee Can Theater. For the uninitiated, a Coffee Can Theater is a coffee can (duh!) that holds little props to aid in the telling of a story. The kids were asked to create a story, decorate the outside of their coffee can and include some small props to illustrate their stories. Caroline used Legos and her story was about a family who went on vacation and encountered a tree in the road as they tried to drive up to their mountain retreat.
The dramatic reading of “The Vacation,” written and illustrated by Caroline Smith.
Whew, found her!
Guess one hour with the parents, is enough. Doesn’t this kid look bored?
I actually had a busy and productive day today. How unusual!
After seeing Caroline’s masterpieces, I took Craig’s car to get an oil change at Wal Mart. While the car was being serviced, I bought some cotton balls and gummy vitamin D chewies. Captivating, eh?
I tried out a new running hairstyle today: pigtails. I haven’t worn pigtails, like ever, but I thought it would be fun.