In one of Lily's letters to Mamoo, she writes:
I paddle rolled and shuffle hopped.
I tapped so hard, I couldn't stop.
I scraped my nose. I skinned my knee.
I don't think cruising is for me.
Have you ever been anywhere or done anything that just didn't feel right for you?
Make up a rhyme telling us about it, like....
I caught the ball and away I sped,
Then tripped and fell right on my head.
Maybe football's not for me.
I think I'll brew a cup of tea.
Now let's get positive. Later in the story Lily writes:
Guess what! I know the place for me.
And a dance that fits us perfectly.
We'll dance a line with drum and bell.
I'm coming home now. All is well.
Write a four-line rhyme about what fits you perfectly.
I like animals. They like me.
Chimps and dogs and.... even fleas.
When I grow up, brave and tall,
I want to be like Jane Goodall.
Dancing Lily Puppets:
Draw a picture of Lily dancing one of her favorite dances. (You may use the dances in Prancing, Dancing Lily as models.) Color your drawing, cut it out, and paste it onto a wooden stick, like a tongue depressor. Now you can have Lily dance or create "Lily" skits with your friends.
Here are some fabulous dancing puppets that Mrs. Pierucci's class made.
This is a bookmark my friend Gareth designed.
Here's how you can design your own bookmark.
- Choose the size you want to make your bookmark. (If you already have a bookmark, you can use it as a model.)
- Use a ruler and draw your bookmark on a piece of paper. (Heavy paper works nicely for bookmarks.)
- Draw your Prancing, Dancing Lily design. You can choose a picture from my book, Prancing, Dancing Lily and draw a similar design or you can change the picture to your own style or you can think of a dance you'd like Lily to try and draw Lily dancing it.
- Color your design.
- Cut out your bookmark.
- Go find a book to read, so you can use your bookmark!