Friday, February 18, 2011

100th Day of School

This year, our 100th day was on February 10th.  The children were so excited to reach such a "fun" number.  Many of them thought after the 100th day, school would be over.  I explained many times that they still had 80 more days to go!  We did many fun things throughout the day. 

Here is a picture of the 100th day crown we made.  I didn't realize how big I made them until they were on their little heads!  Next year I will make note :)  The crowns say "I'm 100 days smarter!"  I told the class that this was something they COULD brag about, and they loved it!

The children each brought in a collection of 100 things from home and we came up with clever ways to count and sort their items. 

One little boy brought in 100 stickers.  Another brought in 100 M&M's.  Another brought in 100 cars.  Some children brought in 10 groups of 10 items and we practiced counting by 10's to 100.

We made a "100 Days of School" book and drew a picture for each page. 

We built a "castle" using 100 mega blocks.  The children sat in a circle and I passed out blocks until we reached 100 and each child had a turn to put their blocks on the castle. 

Each child had a clipboard and walked around the room looking for words.  They each wrote about 7 words.  I glued the pages and together we wrote 100 words!  I hung the list on the treehouse because it was so tall.

We also made a 100th day trail mix.  There were 10 items on the table and each child put 10 of each into their baggie.  They were so excited and snacked on extras while they worked.  A big "THANK YOU" to all the parents who helped donate the snack items.

We also put 100 stickers on a paper.  The children LOVE working with the little stickers!  They had to put 10 stickers in each section to make 100.