Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wordful Wednesday - His 1st School Project"

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!!!

13 comments:

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

WOW that board is almost bigger then him.

Looks like a fun asortment of things.

Rachel said...

So cute!!! Get used to the projects...doesn't seem to stress the kids out much just the parents LOL

April said...

Somehow my 10 year old has only had to do one 'at home' project and his dad took care of it. Good thing too. It was to find 25 different kinds of bugs and BRING them to school.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Oh we have that coming up too!!

Carrin said...

What a great project. I think it looks perfectly kid done!

angie said...

He looks so proud of his project!

Life with Kaishon said...

That is really cute : ). Great idea!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

He needs an "A"! Cute pic and story!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

I can't believe how fast this school year is going. Neat project. :)

Diva Ma said...

We had our 100th day last week.

I have had to do several projects and it doesn't get any easier. But it's fun to do them as a family.

Kristin said...

We are celebrating William's 100th day of school on Feb 4th. That is a great idea for a project.

Jaime Ann said...

Great project! I love school projects I just hate when they tell you the night before that they have a project due tomorrow that they had a month to work on! Well, just one did then the younger two learned from their big sis's mistake...lol.

Minxy Mimi said...

Thats a fun idea!
Happy WW