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The Second Annual American Girl Night was a Success!

The second annual American Girl event was held on Monday, January 26th in the media center. Girls were invited to attend with their families and bring their favorite doll to enjoy a discussion on books, create two crafts, and enjoy some sweet treats. The excitement started growing earlier in the month when the invitations first went home and over 75 girls eagerly attended this event.

Mrs. Shulman, Media Coordinator, introduced the American Girl book series which began in 1986 with the mission of celebrating girls. Mrs. Shulman first introduced the BeForever series and highlighted the characters Caroline, Josefina, Rebecca, and Julie. The BeForever characters are historical characters that allow the girls of today to connect with America’s past. The girls were interested in learning more about the new Girl of the Year, Grace. The Girl of the Year was created in 2001 and to show girls they can change the word “impossible” to “possible” by building confidence, connecting with others, and making a difference. Adults were encouraged to read along with their girls and ask questions to make sure the girls understand the historical content of the BeForever series and make connections with the Girl of Year stories.

With the help of donations, the girls made fleece scarves and ballerina tutus for their dolls. Girls had the choice of solid pink fleece or a camo print fleece and were instructed to cut the edges into a fringe. What seemed like of miles of tulle and ribbon were pre-cut for the girls to loop around pre-sewn elastic to make tutus for their dolls. The girls were ecstatic with making these fabulous clothes for their dolls.
The consensus was that this years American Girl night was a huge success.

Mrs. Shulman wants to thank the parents who donated the craft items and the teachers who attended and lent a helping hand. Everyone looks forward to the next American Girl night scheduled for January 2016!

Written by: Heather Shulman
Posted: Jan 28, 2015 by Heather Shulman

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