OK, OK, I get it. The 100th Day of School celebration is a marvelous idea from a pedagogical standpoint. It’s a timely opportunity for cross-curriculum learning centered on a common theme that allows for reflection, creativity and all the math. I was totally on board last year when Henry was in kindergarten, if a little confused by this relatively newfangled milestone. Admittedly, Henry was only partially on board:
Fortunately, Henry is two steps ahead of me.
“Aren’t most people dead by the time they’re 100?” he asks, after the pipe idea is nixed.
“Yes,” I say, and his eyes light up with that mischievous glint that melts my cold heart every time.
“Can I go as a zombie then?”
We already have a zombie costume from Halloween. My heart flutters. I will try to say no… but, mamas? I can’t be 100 percent certain that I will.
Pro Tip: When tasked with making a project that involves gluing 100 of any object onto a poster, purchase something that comes in a pack of 100! Get self-adhesive for a double win. We went with googly eyes.