Saturday, January 29, 2011

100 Days of fun, friend and learning!

On Wednesday, we celebrated our 100th Day of school.  The students started their celebration right away by making a necklace of 100 Fruit Loops for their morning work.

Then I challenged them to be quiet for 100 seconds and if they met the challenge, they would earn a $100!

They did....and did it well!  No laughing, giggling, snorting...nothing!

We read Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten.  The students really enjoyed the story, making a lot of text to self connections between what was happening in our classroom and what the characters would be doing.  There were also some "Do we get to do that too?".  :-)

Next we read the poem "100 Is A Lot" by Meish Goldish.
The last line claims that the poem even has 100 words.  The students and I were skeptical so we counted and sure enough, there are 100 words in the poem.  Students took a copy, circled all of the 100's they could find, then colored it and placed it in their Song and Poem folders.

We decided we knew 100 words as well, so we made our own list.  The students came up with 10 things in 10 different catagories.

The big event for the day was making our 100 Day snack mix.  Our wonderful parents donated an assortment of bite size foods.
Students chose 10 items and using a 100 grid, counted out 10 of each item.  There were more than 10 choices, so students had to think ahead, decide what they wanted before they began and keep track of how many "skips" they had taken. Using a cookie sheet, they slid their grid down the table to get 100 items for the mix. 
 At the end of the table I helped them put it in a baggie.                                                                     
Mrs. Renfro let us borrow her copy of I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words and we read it while we ate our snack.
At the end of the day, we decided we have learned A LOT during these first 100 days.  We are looking forward to an exciting and knowledge filled rest of the year!


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