Monday, June 3, 2013

props....not my forte obviously

Ava has a school assignment due on Thursday.  Her first real assignment.  She is taking this VERY seriously!  She has to memorize the poem The Snowman by Shel Silverstein, recite it in front of the class and include props.

The Snowman
I made myself a snowman as perfect as could be
I thought I'd keep it as a pet and let it sleep with me
I made it some pajamas and a pillow for it's head
Then, last night it ran away
But first -- it wet the bed.
Shel Silverstein

She has done a great job of the memorizing and is very hit or miss with her presentation.  I am trying to keep my nose out of this but it is soooo hard to not offer a suggestion here or there.... which really sends her over the edge!  She has however asked me for help with the props.  Okay, I'm sure that you can all imagine that my first inclination is to go WAY over the top and yes, I did go there.  My first suggestion was that we could dress Anthony up as a snowman and bring him into class... a bit ridiculous when I think of it now.  I have had some other not so elaborate ideas but they have ALL been shot down emphatically.  Ava is unable to even verbalize an idea at this point as she is in such a tizzy over the whole thing.   

This is where I come to you my faithful readers, please help out this poor idealess and in a creative rut family.  Your suggestions for props would be much appreciated by the whole family....Sri and Anthony are tired of hearing about this stinking snowman.  Remember that because of our "no buying challenge" we have to use what we have around the house (which is very well stocked in the craft supply department).  

I'm so excited to hear your ideas and will try to figure out how to post a video of Ava reciting the poem with her prop of choice (another instance where I just have to take it down a few notches).


  1. I think that your idea to dress Anthony up like a snowman is the best idea ever, nobody else would have a real live snowman! Original & hilarious!

  2. thanks tanya but ava has ABSOLUTELY said NO to that idea. I think she is leaning towards pictures on popsicle sticks. I so want to jump in and do the darn project for her

  3. Awe, Anthony would make the cutest snowman EVER! Can you just dress him up like one & snap a pic for me?:)
    Actually Anthony dressed up as anything is ADORABLE & FUNNY:)

  4. It's Wednesday are the preps going? Too bad she didn't get a Dennis Lee poem. Remember the one about the garbage man? Something like, 'one has a can and one has a pan and on is a big fat Canadian.' Very nice!!