Happy 100th Day of School

I’m having a little bit of trouble believing that the 100th day of school is here already!  Before you know it, I’ll be writing about the last day…

Wildman’s homework for this special day was to place 100 edible things into a bag for snack or “brain break” as his teacher calls it.  He chose Froot Loops.  I poured him a big bowl and asked him to count out 100 before eating the rest for snack.  He quickly made two piles of fifty and scooped them into the bag to take into school.  He was quite eager to down the rest with a little milk as his afternoon snack yesterday 🙂

His second homework task involved cutting out a large number “100” (not forgetting the middle of the zeros) and gluing 100 things to it.  After brainstorming several options, Wildman finally settled on beads for his 100 things.  He also insisted that I fire up the hot glue gun while he counted out 10 piles of 10 beads to glue on his number.  So, that’s what we did.  Even though there are hot glue strings all over the place, I’m happy he chose that adhesive.  It dried super quick and it holds the beads firmly on the cardstock.

Happy 100th Day from our neck of the woods!

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Happy Harvest

I found this cute little autumn foam craft kit at Michael’s a while back and thought it would be a nice project for the boys and I to work on one day.

It’s nothing complicated- just 52 two pieces of foam to put together.  Most of the decorative pieces were peel and stick which made me happy that we didn’t have to glue anything.

Cutie Pie, Wildman and I put on some music last Saturday evening and got busy with our assembly.  It was a nice distraction from J’s obvious absence.  He’s on an extended business trip and our evenings are very quiet…

Our 3D foam statue came together in no time with me lettering the “Happy Harvest” sign and the boys doing the rest.  It now has a place of honor on the desk in our family room.

I love finding simple crafts that both the 4-year-old and 6-year-old can work on together without getting frustrated or fussing at one another!