We have arrived at that extraordinary milestone. Our kids were excited, and we needed to think of something to put together as a project. So we decided to share what we have learned, in the hope that it will help you. We propose one book, an artist approach, and three DIY projects for the 100 first days of school
Emily’s first 100 days of School, by Rosemary Wells (New York, 1943). The classic author, well known for her Max and Ruby series, takes us through the exciting experience of a little rabbit girl starting in her school life.
On the first day of school, she leaves her mama's arms. “I’m too excited to cry,” she says. (We’re pretty sure that mama’s the one that eventually cries, though). ;)
The book is a celebration of school life and discoveries: the classroom, the teacher, new friends… The story goes along through the numbers, from 1 to 100, and it allows both parents and children to read a different story every day. Emily and her schoolmates start a secret collection of objects and add one little piece for each day of school. In the end, every friend reveals the 100 things they have collected, and Emily has her secret 100 too.
The artistic approach
As a mom and an artist, Gabriella (our founder) found that the First 100 days of school are an excellent opportunity to get involved with our kids in an art project: “Art projects are perfect to develop a creative idea, have fun in the process, and get a wonderful result that would make you and your children very proud”, she says. Among the many good ideas, we found around the Internet, we have selected a few that we think that capture the artistic spirit.
Toilet paper tube collection