Paper mache puppet making with third graders. Allied Arts Bellingham, WA

Third Graders, Paper Mache, and What Do You Let Your Kids Read?

So the other day I asked Hezekiah (14) about how he was enjoying the book he was reading. I am reading it for the second time and was curious about his thoughts.  His answer?

“Well…so far two men ejaculated in the woods. Then they drugged and kidnapped the third guy. Now he’s locked up and his captors are walking around naked”. 

Can anyone recognize this?

Hint, it is from a famous Christian author.

Admittedly, that isn’t how *I* would have described the opening of the book…but Hezekiah is nothing if not accurate.

Paper mache puppet making with third graders.

I spent my morning helping a class full of third graders make paper machete puppets. Now I am dry and crunchy and most certainly not gluten-free. The best part is, I have a really cool Top Secret Personal Project* I am working on and my lesson in paper mache is going to help me accomplish it.

Whoo-hoo!

Paper mache puppet making with third graders.

*okay, it’ not really top secret but that sounds cooler. And it will be a secret here until I share it.

Paper mache puppet making with third graders.

Anyway. Wow. A classroom full of eight and nine-year-olds and paper mache? Everyone needed help…and those who didn’t? Really needed help. I get to go back next week and help with the painting and finishing touches. That, I am sure, will prove to be equally fun.

Paper mache puppet making with third graders.

Any guesses on the book Hezekiah and I are reading? I’ll come back tomorrow and update this once people have had a chance to guess.

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