On January 21, Abby and Emma celebrated 100 days of school. They each had to make a paper bag vest with 100 things on it as homework. My poor children are blessed/cursed with a mother who's always trying to think of things that are different from what anyone else might too.
While Emma was in Southern California with Don, Abby and I got started on her vest. The first step was a spelling test, to see how many words she knew how to spell. (Can you see where this is going?) She was able to spell a whopping 110 words! She told me, in no uncertain terms, that she didn't want to write 100 words on her vest. So, we compromised on 50:
|She did a great job, and selected which words made "the cut".|
She also used her markeres in a pattern.
|It's a little hard to tell in this picture, but she has grass, flowers,|
a sun, birds, and butterflies. Ignore her facial expression, apparently,
I exasperate her!
|Emma chose to use only a red marker for her words.|
|Her pasta is in more of a pattern, and she drew spots on the red noodles for ladybugs!|
|Both girls together. Apparently, Abby wasn't in the mood to pose for me that day.|
After school, I decided we needed a special "100th day" dessert. So, using Alton Brown's recipes, we made 100 day doughnuts. I made some in the shape of 1's, and some 0's. The 1's were glazed with a plain glaze, and the 0's were glazed in either chocolate or maple glaze. We made 9 sets: one for each of us, and one for the kindergarten teacher.
And here is what our dining room table looked like that night:
The girls asked me to make up a sampler plate for their teacher, who told me she'd never had homemade doughnuts before. I thought that was very sad for her, but on thinking about it, I guess she is more the norm than we are. Probably most people don't make homemade doughnuts. There are no doughnut shops in Brentwood; a couple of bagel shops carry a small selection, and you can get them at our local grocery store, but there are no specialty shops. Brittany suggested that we start one. Hmmmm......