- Learn to walk with a boot on your head
- Put on your favorite dress
- Read books after everyone else has gone to bed
- Memorize all the rules
- Break the rules
- Save your friends from uncertain danger
- And, most importantly, just be a girl
For our Great Reads for Girls book group we had the girls practice their poise by seeing how far they could walk with a book on their heads.
They were given play money when they arrived and then earned more money by demonstrating their princessly poise.
There was an on-time drawing with prizes--princessy things, of course.
Taylor told us some interesting things about Shannon Hale. We learned that she has a pet--
a plastic pig.
Shannon Hale is quirky like that.
There was a trivia quiz and the girls earned more money for answering the questions, which they did brilliantly.
Here is one of the more difficult questions:
Finish this line: Clay in my ears and ________?
Answer: (Stone in my stare.)
These girls were impressive.
Then we discussed the book, Princess Academy.
We separated in groups and did a story shout, where each person in the group took turns telling a story, an activity that the people of Mount Eskel did in the book.
The main character, Miri, grew up on a mountain, in a quarry that mined linder rock, which plays a big role in the story.
So the girls and their moms decorated their own rocks.
Here are the results:
In order to get refreshments--brownie bites and candy--the girls had to practice their bartering skills.
An offer made, considered, refused.
Another bid, another refusal.
Princesses in the making!