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)