If you are a parent of an elementary school child you have probably done a project for the 100th day of school in recent days. Prior to winter break, NHL came home with an assignment to make something to bring in for the 100th Day of school. The instructions were simple. The project had to contain 100 of an item in a creative way. Not too hard and something we could easily do over the vacation time at home.
We went to the local craft store and showed NHL different options to use for the 100 items. He immediately wanted to use googlie eyes. We gave him the choice of a few different types that would work nicely. He selected flaming neon colored eyes. Then we looked at some options to put the eyes on. The store had a lot of fun foam shapes. One of them looked like a megaphone. it was a great shape and large enough to hold 100 eyes on it. NHL liked the idea. So we selected a black one to contrast the neon colors and picked up some double sided crafting tape to put the eye balls on. Gluing 100 of those little guys seemed like overkill.
Saturday morning we sat down at the dining room table. NHL counted out 100 eyes from the packages. He did groups of 10 and then told me he was finished. At that point he handed them to me to cut pieces of the sticker like tape. Once that was done he placed them all over the foam shape. When we were finished NHL liked the idea of adding the number 100 and his name and 2009 on the foam with fabric paint. I helped him with this and we set it to dry.
Here is what it looked like when finished:
The project went into school Monday, but they share it with the class today. This is actually their 100th day of school when you factor in vacation and snow/ice days. They will have a celebration during the day. In addition to this the entire school is having an assembly that parents were invited to. The assembly is to celebrate Black History Month. NHL’s kidergarten class will be doing a little "play" about Mae Jemison who was the first African American woman into space. He had a pretty big line to memorize and is all set. Nana, JSL and I will be heading there this morning to watch.
So what have you done for 100th day of school projects with your child/children?