Kendra's word was TRANSPIRATION, which is the water vapor released by plants as part of the water cycle.
What you may not be able to see is that the word itself has hot glue dots all over to look like water, and there are also hot glue dots on the leaves of the tree and we put arrows with glue dots pointing up to show the water going into the air. Kendra marched in the parade with the squirt bottle misting water into the air, too.
I have made a different hat each year, and this year I wanted to bop myself on the head for not just wearing one of my old ones! That is a styrofoam ball on my head with part of a hanger around it and a space shuttle toy glued to it. The hat itself is a black baseball cap with sequins to look like the universe, and the word is done in silver glitter. It was quite the feat to anchor that ball on that hat AND get the orbit to stay around it! Like I said, the COOL teachers wear hats. All of my team did, but most of the other teachers didn't. How LAME. Well, not all of us can be so cool, right? Yeah, I'm THAT teacher. And proud of it, baby!