All the children in Kindergarten are expected to do a special project to commemorate this event. This is to be worked on at home with their parents. The theme of the project is 100 and they requested to not bring in 100 pennies (we don't have those anymore here in Canada, anyways) because it is too heavy for them. Anything that is easily transported and if we use a Bristol board, to cut it in half. I guess some parents went overboard in the past.
On Wednesday, the children will take 100 steps (counting out loud as they go) that will lead them by the front entrance, which is right next to the school gym where all their projects will be displayed. The nice thing is, us parents are invited to come take a look at them!
Originally, we were going to do a Scooby Doo theme since he is still obsessed with the show but he changed his mind. He wanted a school theme instead so we went on Pinterest and found some great ideas.
Philip chose this on his own. I did not prompt him in any shape, way or form. I swear. Now you can see why I am so darned proud. Baby Bat for the win!
The project itself is easy and fun to do. Considering he is in a bilingual school, meaning, the school board itself is English but all his classes are in French, we thought it would be appropriate to write "The 100th Day Of School" in French. The monster is also holding a French book. Philip drew a "bat boy" on the cover and decorated with some zombie hands because he thought it would look cool!
|He requested the bat! I am so proud. This was HIS idea!|
|I noticed a huge improvement with his writing. The letters are smaller. There is another zombie hand underneath. I like it because it looks like it is flipping people off!|
My mom does a lot of crafts and had tons of those googly eyes and she offered them to us. We went to go get them Saturday since we were near her place. I was taking Philip to get his hair cut and the children's hairdresser is in her part of town. The kid is only 5 and already rebelling. He wanted a "smart cut" whatever the hell that means and no more "morehawks" as he calls them. He also made it very clear that he wanted it cut as he just "couldn't deal with it anymore!"
My mom can be a delight but sometimes I feel like I have two kids to look after whenever I am with her! She means well but by the end of the afternoon, I was exhausted from all her old lady energy and wanted to go home. It came as no surprise that I didn't notice the bottle of glue she gave us to go with those eyeballs. In fact, I forgot the eyes and the glue in my car overnight and the temperature plummeted well below 30c (-22 Fahrenheit) and by the time I remembered on Sunday morning, the glue had frozen solid! I also had Valentine cards and chocolates hidden in the trunk which I also kept out overnight night and they also froze. As for the cards, my husband, Jay was understanding. I guess he learned to expect these sort of things from me over the years. I bet my goofiness keeps our relationship interesting. He never knows what to expect. In fact, several years ago, on Valentines Day he was really happy with my generous gift I got him. I think it was an expensive video game or something. I caved and told him how bad I felt because I originally bought him a box of chocolate but the temptation got the better of me. I ate the whole box! He still laughs at me over it. Philip and I love chocolate and we can never keep it in the house, hence why the chocolate remained in my car, overnight. They were for Philip. The card was somewhat ruined but the chocolates were still good! For those wondering, the glue thawed out and we were still able to use it.
|It's the thought that counts, right?|
I was grateful for this project as it gave me time to bond with Philip. I also realized how anal I can be and had to mentally remind myself that it was HIS project. Let him do it the way he wants! We did not do it all in one afternoon so it was nice to spend some time with him all week working together on something. He is growing up too darned fast!
|Look, Ma. No hands!|