Sunday, February 7, 2010

100 Days to Celebrate

Today was the 100th day of school. The 100th day has become a milestone in the life of a kindergartener. We have been talking about reaching 100 since the first day of school. In Calendar Math, we represent each day with a straw and bundle groups of ten. The homework for the week was to come dressed in 100 of something. There were 100 stickers, 100 dinosaurs, 100 stars, and of course, 100 straws attached onto shirts. Students were delighted upon entering the classroom and found 100 balloons decorating the ceiling. It was a day to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of 100 days of school. Children shared their 100 shirts with the class and explained how they came up with their ideas. Activities included students drawing a picture of themselves now and what they will look like at 100 years old. There was a 100 day snack (10 different snacks on 100 place mat) and we hid 100 Hershey Kisses (numbered 1-100) and they had to find them and put them on 100's chart. We read books such as 100 Day Worries by Margery Cuyler and Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day by Joseph Slate.

The day was capped off 100 day cupcakes and a visit from Zero the Hero who talked about how things were 100 years ago. He showed antiques such as a washboard, milk jugs, and carpet beaters. This was surely a day of a hundred memories for our kindergarten students! (Special thanks to Melanie H. our class photographer, Elizabeth H. for the cupcakes, and Publix for donating the 100 balloons for our special day!) A slide show of the day will coming soon!!

1 comment:

Lourdes said...

Andrew must have told me at least 100 exciting things about his day! He was SO excited! The cupcakes were adorable. Thanks for all the memories.