Chris is currently reading to the children the Childhood of Famous American’s biography of Stephen Foster. It’s a wonderful book!
Tonight he read that someone was wearing a “snood” and we were all like, “What in the world is a snood?!?” We envisioned it being something like the creatures in a Dr. Seuss book, but it was obvious it was a hair covering, not a little animal of some sort.
I looked it up online and found out that it is the net-like covering that women wear over their hair. We commonly see them in restaurants holding the hair of cooks. Here is a link to a photo of a snood: http://www.moonstruckoriginals.com/snood.JPG
Anyway, I love learning new words and thought some others of you might like to learn this word as well. And if you haven’t read the Childhood of Famous American’s books, I would definitely recommend them! They are absolutely fabulous. Children enjoy them, too, and don’t even realize that they are learning. These are great to teach biographical and historical information more informally, yet more in depth than what students would get from a textbook.
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