In case you missed it, Princess Nagger’s First Grade class was assigned a project to create a 3D model of each of their houses onto a 12×12 surface. Since our house looks like this:
It was quite the daunting task. We didn’t have time for any minute details, but I’m sure that’s not the whole point of this particular project. The project is to encourage ‘Family Time’ which I’m all for – but when the project results in one parent (me) doing a major project like this during a busy holiday season, it’s cause for a revolt. Having the first graders draw a picture of their house is one thing, but this? A bit overkill if you ask me.
On the flip side Princess Nagger had fun gluing some of the Popsicle sticks onto it, and painting the shutters and front doors Hunter green. We didn’t have time to paint the whole house like we would have liked to have done, but Princess Nagger commented that it looks “beige-ish enough”, so we let it stand in it’s natural wood-color state.
After all, it’s her project, so she gets final creative say. She does plan to finish painting it after she gets to bring it home, and how cool will it be years from now when she has a funky model of the very first house she ever lived in?
Now it’s time to wake her up and get her ready for her 3D journey on the bus. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, there ended up not being enough hours in the day yesterday. Our tree still looks like this:
But since I got 1/2 the bi-monthly grocery shopping done yesterday, I’ll be tackling this project today. First it’s time to start drinking copious amounts of coffee.