Celebrating the 100th Day of School!

Celebrating the 100th Day of School!
Its Saturday night and I am finally feeling rested up after a CRAZY week it started with a  Snow Day {a gift from the weather gods as reports are due on Monday} and ended with the 100th day of school. 


Welcome to the 100th Day of school Linky snag this graphic and link back to my blog and link up to share what the 100th or 101st day looked like in your classroom.  In my opinion, it has to be one of the best days of the year.  As my kids were leaving for the weekend I heard a lot of them proclaim that it was “the BEST day ever”! 
Students arrived excited and eager to share their 100 collection.  Two of my sweet children each brought in an extra collection in case someone forgot theirs.ahhh.   They did come in handy as 3 of my kids did forget the third counted out a collection of buttons from the classroom.   We started our 100th day with center activities with the students in the ½ class next door.  We created cross-graded groups and the kids spent the first hour of day enjoying 100 day centers in 15 minute blocks.  If you have read my Valentine’s post you will know that it has not been an easy week.  Somehow, my kids pulled it together and managed the centers beautifully.  Here is a glimpse of what we did:
Make a 100th day hat.  I love this simple headband/hat from Maria at KinderCraze.  I love that they are super simple and can easily be completed in the 15 minutes they have to colour -  It did take some encouraging for the more impulsive students to take their time and colour each dot.  Here is my sweet class rocking their hats! 
 
Collect 100 words around the classroom was a favourite of some who were determined to fill their sheet.  2 little girls from my class wrote 100 words in the 15 minutes they were at the center impressive to say the least!  Most kids hit around the 25 word mark. Did you notice they are holding them upside down - they are double sided so they look right side up to them - oops!
Weigh and compare your collection.  I had a collection of mini cubes (centicubes) and the students first had to predict if their collection was heavier/lighter or the same weight as mine and then they used the scales to find out exactly how their collection stacked up. 
 
Measure your collection is it longer or shorter than 100 cm?  We had to watch our step as there were collections being laid out all over the classroom.  Once all the pieces were laid out it was time for the meter stick and a comparison was made.  Not too many of the collections were less than 100 centimeters. 
 

Next door in my colleague's classroom was the “best” center make a structure with 100 cups.  Not everyone had a  chance at this center in the morning so I gave my kids who missed out a turn later in the day.  Lets just say that knocking down the cups was almost as much fun as setting them up. J


 
100 day pizza This little freebie came from Charlotte’s Clips and was a fun little counting and colouring exercise.
 
The last center was a writing center When I am 100 years old There were some creative answers to this one but most kids said they would sit on the couch and watch TV or play video games! 

 

During our second block of the day we started off with a story and practiced counting to 100 by ones with a little exercise thrown in!   Next they took the time to actually count out our collections and work on counting by 10 practice it was great, authentic way to collect some assessment data score!  After counting the students drew 10 things in each space to create a 100 day placemat with 100 things on it. 
 
Next on our list was our 100 day book created by Made for First Grade.  My version did not include all the pages but the kids enjoy writing about 100 things they wanted and didn’t want, as well as what they thought they could eat 100 of and what they would do with $100.00.  Crazily enough, lots of students thought they could eat 100 pizzas really! 

During their gym block they were going to try some active things for 100 seconds but I am not sure if this happened as there was a supply teacher.  They came back from gym anxious for a 100’s day snack!  I mixed up the trail mix while they were in the gym and we used Cara Carroll’s Scoop and Sort graph and sheet from her 100 day unit.  Everyone was very good to sort out their snack and eat afterwards.  According to a few of my boys the eating was the best part! 

 
Whew!  This has been a long post.  I hope you have enjoyed reading about our 100 day celebrations.  Needless to say I was pooped at the end of the day! 
 
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I am also linking up with my friend Erin over at Mrs. Beattie's Classroom for her Week of Awesome Linky.  Click on the graphic to head over and check it out.

http://mrsebeattie.blogspot.ca/2015/02/a-year-of-awesome-week-21.html



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    1. We had a great day! Thank you for stopping by and checking out my post.

      Christina

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