Henry had his first homework assignment for preschool.
To create the number 100 out of something.
(Not 100 of something, but to make the numbers themselves.)
We discussed it together to decide what to make.
(Henry told me his teacher made one out of corn!)
We decided we wanted to make one with dirt.
Well, its February in Iowa and it just snowed about six inches, so dirt wasn’t to be found.
We settled on sand. (Thankfully, our sandbox has a lid!)
Henry created the number 100 while playing with sand, inside!
It was fun and George even joined in.
First, I had Henry write the number 100 on a piece of scrapbook paper.
I was amazed at how easy this was for him.
His writing skills have really taken off, even if they aren’t correctly done all the time, I’m still impressed. (He often starts at the bottom of letters and numbers, instead of the top.)
I then traced over it to thicken up the lines.
Henry painted the numbers with glue.
And then the real fun began.
The sand came out.
Henry decided to dig in it with his backhoe.
Loading it up and hauling it to his paper.
This literally took him well over an hour to do.
He covered his numbers with sand, as well as pushing the sand around to make piles and spread it out. He was pretty busy.
When all the numbers were completely covered, he picked up the paper and shook it off.
The number 100 was still there where he painted his glue!
What’s your opinion?
Does he get an E for effort?