I honestly had not thought much about the 100th day of school project, knowing it could be pretty easily thrown together (100 pennies, crackers, paper clips, rainbow loom rubber band thingies) then Maisy came upon an idea all on her own.
We were getting a car-wash and taking a walk around the block. On our walk we found a stamp and coin buying and selling store, Foster’s Coin & Stamp Company in Berkeley. Outside there was a box of cancelled stamps for ten cents each. Maisy was intrigued and had 12 cents in her pocket burning a hole. She found a mini envelope filled with JFK stamps and thought this was the way to spend her money. We went inside to make her purchase. The owner stated that there were actually 100 stamps in the envelope so it was going to cost $10. Maisy excitedly started talking about how she could use these for her 100th day of kindergarten project. The kind owner lowered the price just for her to $6.50 and off we went and that was that.
At home I measured out 100 little spots with numbers on them. I handed Maisy a glue stick and she covered up each number one by one until she reached 100! I’m so proud that she had the interest to pursue stamps as her big project. It’s such an obscure object for a kid to choose to focus on and JFK? I love letting the kids lead in their education and interests! They are so much more creative than I am.
What was your 100th Day of School Project?