Sunday, February 10, 2013

100th Day of School Celebration

Friday was our 100th day of school! We had so much fun celebrating. Here's a look at some of the activities we did:

First we made 100 Zeroes hats! We started with 10 paper strips, and added 10 dots to each one. Working in pairs, the kindergarteners spun a number between 1 and 10 on a spinner and made that many dots on their strip, using a Bingo dobber marker. Then they switched markers and filled in the remaining dots with their partner's marker! My goal was for them to practice combinations that make tens ("I spun a 6 which means there are 4 left!") but I think the excitement about making hats took over the math lesson. :)

Then we decorated sentence strips, stapled it all together, and turned them into hats!

the goofy faced version :)
Then we got to make 100 Day trail mix. Our families kindly brought in a snack item to add to the trail mix. We took ten of each item, put them on our placemats, and then mixed them all up together to eat! Delicious.

Then our third grade reading buddies came to visit and brought along a very fun game! They measured how many times their kindergarten buddy could blink, count to ten, say the alphabet, write their name, and jump up and down - each in 100 seconds. It was a lot of fun. Here is an adorable video of kindergarteners seeing how many times they can say the alphabet in 100 seconds, while their third grade buddies count:

After lunch we got to be guests of the first graders, who needed twenty 5-year-olds to help them count to 100! The kindergarteners are also practicing counting by 5s. This is something families can do with them at home whenever you have some down time.

Our last activity was to put together a 100 Day puzzle to take home and color. By the end of the day, our hats had started to sag and some kids had scrunched them up into springs! Very cool.

Happy 100th day of school! I am so proud of all the work the kindergarteners have done so far this year.

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