Friday, February 10, 2012

...98, 99, and Finally 100! (not followers - at least not yet)

First and foremost, I must thank Jenn Warwick for being the mastermind behind my blog's new look.  I love it Jenn!  Bless you.

I've been hearing about everyone's 100th day for weeks now and was feeling a bit left out, but we finally made it!  Here are a few snippets from our day of festivities.  If I've done this right, there are several freebies below.  (Thanks to Lori from Conversations in Literacy and Sandra from Sweet Times in First for helping me figure it out.)

The week before the 100th day arrived, I sent home this homework.  (Besides nightly reading, it's practically the only time of the year they've got homework.)  



When the kids arrived, this is what awaited them.  I've been doing this for about six years.  It's never made the day without a breakage.  First grade little bodies aren't quite sure how to maneuver very gracefully.



Each kiddo received their own one-of-a-kind 100 dollar bill with their picture on it.


Anyone with perfect attendance got a certificate for being at school a whole 100 days.  


I wasn't going to include this, because I know a lot of people do this already.  I couldn't resist, partly because of what Dakota wrote and partly because of what she told me after she wrote it.  "I'd keep half of it."  (smile)


The kids thought about what they couldn't do on the first day of school but can do 100 days later.




The kids wrote to 100 by 5's, 10's, and 1's.  The successful completion of this task got them into the 100's club, which honestly doesn't mean a single thing, but they think it sounds cool.  (By the way, I make sure everyone gets in.)



The kids enjoyed thinking about what they'd like and not like 100 of.  Garrett said that having 100 mothers would be really intense.  (big smile) 100 toilets?  Me either Savannah.




I borrowed this next activity from Math Their Way.  The kids repeated the writing of their names in 100 boxes.  Then they assigned a different color to each letter which created some cool patterns.


Does it take 100 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? 




We also did a magic trick.  If you count and drop 100 pennies into a hat and say the right magical words, a dollar bill comes out. The same happens with 10 dimes, 20 nickels, and 4 quarters.  Here's some evidence of our learning.


Lastly, I wanted to share these portraits of what the kids will look like when they're 100.  I thank Pinterest for this idea.  Our extra little touch was how we crinkled up their writing to make it look old too.



When I am 100 I will be like my mom. (another big smile)







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41 comments:

  1. Love the new look!! ...and that door is super cute!!
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue Skies

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. I'm loving my new look too. So glad you dropped by.

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  2. I love the new blog look and love all of the ideas for the 100th day! Looks like the kiddos had a busy and fun day!!! :)
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com
    Thanks for the freebies! You did a great job!

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    1. Thanks Sandra, and thanks for helping me with the screen shot!

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  3. Great look and super cute activities! Love that door! You are so close to 100, girl!!!

    Laura
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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    1. Thank you Laura for dropping by. I'm close and yet so far. :)

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  4. First, I LOVE, LOVE the new look!!! Thank you for sharing all of your 100 days activities. I especially love the I wish and the 100 on the door!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Thank you Lori! I'm glad you like it. Thanks for all your help with google docs!

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  5. Love the new look!! You are making me want a new one. Also I love your 100 ideas. Ours is on Monday so I am stilling planning it.
    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

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    1. Thank you Jessica! Have fun on Monday.

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  6. Sounds like a fun day! I love celebrating the 100th day. Love the Tootsie Roll Pop Activity.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you Delighted! I'm glad you like that activity.

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  7. Love your blog makeover! It' s adorable!
    Amy

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    1. Thanks so much Amy. I like it too. :)

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  8. New look is great I really like the "back up to the top" button. Super cute 100 day activities! You will be at 100 followers very soon.
    Have a great weekend.
    Tammy

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    1. Klinger Cafe, isn't that a great arrow button? I found the directions for it on another blog.

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  9. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new design. And such cute 100 day ideas! Must pin!

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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    1. Thanks Laurie! I'm glad you like what you see. (I love being pinned.) :)

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  10. Love the makeover! Thanks for sharing your freebies. =)

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

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    1. Thanks Emily! I love that you came by.

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  11. I love your new look. It is beautiful!
    http://mskerriandherkrazykindergarten.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Kerri. I really like it too.

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  12. Your blog is ADORABLE! I love those little portraits and the $100 bill idea.

    My class also made those little old people too. THEY LOVED DOING IT! I also had them write about what they will be doing when they're 100. It was hilarious! One wrote he will be a rock star. What a goal!

    Thanks for following my blog. :) You are too sweet.

    Lyndsey
    ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com

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  13. Looks like your kiddos had lots of fun! Thank you for sharing & I love the look of your blog!

    Have a great weekend!

    Michelle

    The 3AM Teacher

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    1. Thank you Michelle for leaving a note. It was very thoughtful of you!

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  14. These are wonderful! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I wish we could decorate our doors {sigh} so cute. This was my first time doing the 100th day (even though I've taught primary for four years) and was amazed by all the fun, engaging activities. Thanks for sharing your pictures and resources.

    Teach~Play~Smile

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  15. No door decorating? That's too bad. Is it a fire hazard? Thanks for dropping by!

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  16. I love your blog design! It is very cute. I also love you 100th day ideas, especially the 100 dollar bill with the students picture.

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    1. Thank you Amy. I'm glad you came by to check things out.

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  17. Looks like lots of fun! I'm borrowing some of your ideas for our 100th day which is not until the end of February!

    Thanks Tammy!

    Kaleigh's Klassroom

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    1. Thank you Kaleigh! I consider that a big compliment.

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  18. Love these ideas! And I'm your 100th follower. CONGRATS!! =)

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    1. You've made my day, week, and month. Thank you for dropping by Heather!

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  19. Love the new blog look and YAY you reached 100 followers. I am working on that right now. Head over to my blog to enter my 100 follower giveaway AND I have given you an award!
    Deb
    Simply the Classroom

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  20. "when I'm 100 I will be like my mom" oh that's to funny and I bet that little one's mom appreciated it too. lol I love the 100th day of school. Great fun for the day :)

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  21. Leahann, what every mother loves to hear, right? :)

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  22. Everything is so darn cute! Love the 100 door!

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I love that you came by!

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