To the families of our Presidio Students,
We are pleased to announce that Presidio School is planning our second annual History and Humanities festival, to be held on Friday, November 1, 2019.
The festival will be held during the school day, beginning with a costume parade, and including many fun activities for your students. The activities will celebrate history and reading as well as music and art.
For the costume parade, and to wear all day, students and staff may dress in costumes that show a time in history or a character from a book. It is not necessary to wear a costume for the festival, however, any costumes worn need to be either about a book or from a time in history. All costumes need to be something that the children can wear throughout a busy and active day. As with any costumes at a Presidio School event, costumes may not include weapons of any kind, and all must be something that is appropriate for the school setting. No masks will be allowed. We want to see everyone’s happy face. ☺
It is fun to discover costume ideas on-line by using a search engine or by asking your child about a favorite book character that he/she might like to be. You can also plan for your child to dress as someone from a time in history that fascinates him/her.
If you have any questions, please ask your child’s teacher. We are all very willing to help
Happily and Sincerely,
The Festival Committee
Here are some ideas for costumes, just to get the creativity going:
1950s teenagers- poodle skirts, with a tucked-in blouse, ponytail or puffy hair with bow or jeans, sneakers, white T shirts tucked in, slicked-back hair.
Royalty- a dress and a crown for queens or big long-sleeved shirt, belted at the waist, with pants and a crown for kings
Rodeo folks- jeans, buttoned shirt, bandana, hats are nice
Indigenous people- soft leather-colored pants and shirts, appropriate headgear (do some research for this one, to respectfully represent the people)
Book characters- Look at the illustrations of a favorite book. Notice what makes that character recognizable. For example, think of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. She needs that blue gingham dress and red shoes. Harry Potter needs that dark hair and scar on his face. The Cat in the Hat needs that black body and tall red and white stripped hat. You will see it. ☺
Historical figures- Do as for the book characters. Look at photos and drawings. Harriet Tubman needs a long dress and a head kerchief. George Washington needs those knee breeches and a white ponytail. Sally Ride needs a white jumpsuit with a NASA logo.