Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy 100th Day!

What a great day! Now we are 100 days smarter! We had so much fun with our celebration!

  • Morning work was to make a list of 100 words that the child could read, spell and write.
  • As students finished their list they earned a treat shaped like 100 (a Twinkie and two mini-donuts!)
  • We completed our 100 chart - the one we have been keeping since the first day of school.
  • We made 100 day hats that required the children to connect a train together counting by 10's to 100.
  • We counted with a music videos from 1 to 100 - over and over and over.
  • 100 chocolate Kisses were hidden around the room. Each Kiss had a number on the bottom. Kids took turns finding the numbered Kisses and then matching the numbers on our one hundreds chart. Looks like one little smarty ate one of the kisses because we were missing one when they were all found!
  • Since we had 99 chocolate Kisses and 25 students present today we did a little problem solving so we could figure out how many Kisses each child could get so that every child had the same number.
  • We cut and glued sequins to our 100 shaped opera glasses!
  • Some of the first grade teachers dressed up like they were 100 years old. They came for a visit and when I asked the children what they noticed about these 100 year old teachers, Tanner said that they looked just like me! Kids are just way too honest!
  • After we watched a video of people from 1 year old to 100, the children drew pictures of how they thought they would look when they got to be 100! The gray hair, the glasses, the canes, and lots of speech bubbles -they may get old but they will still have lots to say!
  • We investigated how many quarters, dimes and nickels it would take to make a dollar.
  • We predicted how many times we thought we could write our names in 100 seconds and then wrote to see if we were right.
  • We hopped for 100 seconds; jumped for 100 seconds; and put our heads down quietly for 100 seconds!
  • Our final activity was to predict if we thought we could lick a Tootsie Pop 100 times and get to the center of the lollipop. Just in case you wondered, nobody got to the center in 100 licks!
All in all, we learned so much about the number 100!

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

What a fun day for kids! I'm sure when parents asked, "What did you do at school today?" they got an earful tonight!

And, I'm impressed by the division problem 99 divided by 25!