We have A LOT of artwork adorning every flat surface in our kitchen--the fridge, the dishwasher, the doors, the top of the microwave....it's everywhere!
And with Juliet's recent obsession with handprint turkeys, we had even more than usual. I decided we would make thank you cards out of some of our extra artwork.
I cut out some of the hand prints and let Juliet glue them onto construction paper. Then she added some sequins to give the cards a little more pizazz.
I'm particularly impressed with this one--can you see the sequins hanging off the leaf stem? She did that all on her own without me telling her! I was so impressed. I don't think I would have thought of that.
We wrote thank you notes to her dance teacher and her Sunday School teachers. And while I don't have a book about Sunday School teachers, I do have a great one about a dance teacher to share with you:
Our Ballet Class by Stephanie Riva Sorine, Photographs by Daniel S. Sorine
This book is out of print, but it's probably the best dance book I have found so far. It features photographs of real kids taking dance class, so it is something that Juliet can really relate to.
The main character, Cordelia, says, "Most of the time I behave. But sometimes I like to fool around." (I cannot tell you how many times I have looked into Juliet's class and seen her hanging just like this from the barre!)
The next page makes me laugh every time I see it. It says, "Then the teacher gets mad and says, "Must I teach you girls a new step, called punishment?"
I laugh because it sounds like a ridiculous thing to say and also because it is so unlike Juliet's dance teacher. She is the most patient and kind teacher I've ever seen and she would NEVER ever say something like that to her girls.
Here's the end with the girls decked out in their costumes. I cannot wait till Juliet gets to wear hers and perform in her recital this spring. It's going to be amazingly cute.