I'm a month or two late in posting this, but here is a picture of Andrea with her cute Pippi Longstocking project. The fourth graders were assigned to advertise their book as if it were a box of cereal. I like the idea of taking a picture of bulky projects, because then--if the child isn't too attached, we can throw the project out and still have the memories.
The way Andrea had her hair up that day she looks just like Pippi- who is also 9. Pippi was one of my favorite books and characters when I was young, and I dressed as Pippi for two Halloweens, so I was happy to have Andrea read and enjoy it. I also have the Pippi books in Swedish-- which I can read almost nothing of--from the time my family lived in Sweden and I studied at Stockholm University. Serendipity that the blanket behind her is one I made from Swedish IKEA fabric.