We just celebrated our one hundredth day of school. Such fun!! Here are some of the activities we did before, during, and after Hundreds Day . . .
BEFORE HUNDREDS DAY
To prepare my students for bringing in collections of 100 items, I read this book to them:
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As I read, we kept track of the items that Jessica was bringing in for 100s Day. (Poor girl just couldn't decide so her family helped her out and she ended up with a variety of items that add up to 100.) This made for a great math lesson. Here is the chart I made as students dictated equations that matched the story. Afterwards, I wished my chart was as cute as the amazing charts out there in Blogland, but my humble chart served its purpose.
- Then I sent home the homework outlined in my previous post.
DURING HUNDREDS DAY
On Hundreds Day I surprised the children by having our door decorated. I am not exaggerating when I say the door was their FAVORITE part of the day. Thank you Pinterest!!!!!!
This sign was on my door. It matches my shirt from Really Good Stuff, but so sorry, I have no photos of me wearing my totally adorable shirt! : )
- I handed out stickers to my students that read "I am 100 days smarter!" (From Really Good Stuff. Do you see a theme?)
- We learned several songs.
- Throughout the day I read several picture books about hundreds. My favorite:
- We used a hundreds chart to make a design. I called out numbers for the children to find and color on the chart. They ended up making the number 100 on their chart. (Big surprise!)
- We made crowns from Heidi. (Love you Heidi!!!). To decorate the crowns, my students had to make 100 dots. After every ten dots, they switched colors because I wanted them thinking about groups of ten. (My first graders were very successful with this, but my kinders had a hard time keeping track of how many dots they had made - not surprising!)
- Our fourth grade buddies came to visit. We sang our songs to them. (Well, more like I sang and my students lip synced. Thanks guys! The fourth graders clapped so I guess I didn't harm their ears.) Then the children were split into groups. My kiddos took turns reading their three clues to their group. (The clues were about their 100 items and were done for homework.) The fourth graders helped us infer what items each child brought to school. My very favorite came from a kindergartner:
2) You cook these before you eat them.
3) They are named after a body part.
I immediately knew the answer and when none of my kinders, none of my firsties, AND none of the fourth grade buddies could guess, I proudly raised my hand and then offered my brilliant guess: kidney beans. "Wrong!" WHAT?!? No, really . . . you can eat kidney beans, you can cook them AND they are named after a body part. I was so sure I was right, but nope! Can you guess what my student brought?
AFTER HUNDREDS DAY
We haven't completed all of this ... but I have several writing activities that take advantage of the excitement of Hundreds Day. I like to have the children write about their favorite Hundreds Day activity. They also write about something they can do now that they couldn't do at the beginning of the school year.
Love to all,
P.S. Elbow macaroni!!!! Who would have thought?