Last night we, as a family, had to finish up a project for Joseph's class. Friday is the 100th day of school, so we had to get together 10 of 10 items to equal 100 items on his board!!!
It's hard to see in the picture, but we had mailing peanuts, apple jacks, cheerios, black coffee stirrers, white coffee stirrers, paper clips, post-it notes, sugar packets, binder clips and rubber bands..... We actually had a lot of fun putting it all together. Joseph is funny because on one hand he wanted help and on the other hand he didn't want anybody to touch anything (of course until he had difficulties...)!!!
I still have a hard time with class/school projects.... I have a hard time because I always want them to look "perfect", not messy, all in order etc....and in reality, they are being done by a child, so they should look like they were done by a child. My two closest friends are teachers and they have always told me "For the most part, let them do their projects on their own"...my one girlfriend was a 3rd grade teacher and she said that when she would have a student bring in a "perfect" project she would always ask "How long did it take your mom or dad to do this...?"
Oh well, enjoy.....and then head on over to Angie's Circus and read others!!!