Sunday, March 3, 2013

100th Day Celebration

We celebrated the 100th day of school on February 25, 2013!

It was a fun filled morning with the kindergarten and first grade classes coming together to explore 100 through hands-on activities, movement and food.

It took some planning to coordinate the 2-hour event but the effort was well worth it.  We started the morning by gathering the children together to explain how the day would unfold.  Six stations were set up in three classrooms and the students had 20 minutes to play, move and gather treats at each one.

Here is what we did...

Can you count by 10s to 100?  Here is a little encouragement. 

Fruit Loops - 100 in a bag, divided into 4 equal parts to make a dazzling (and yummy) necklace with 25 "Loops"

Exercise!  Exercise!  C'mon everybody do your exercise!  Give me 10 sets of 10!

Making art with three simple numbers 1-0-0.   

What can you create with 100 Legos?  

Students worked collaboratively to make a paper chain with 100 links.


Hilary said...

Awww fun stuff. I remember when my kids were little, their school celebrated 100th Day also. It looks like there were a lot of creative ways to get to know what 100 represents.

Gary said...

Hilary - It took me many years to warm up to the idea of a 100th Day of School celebration but now I am 100 percent in favor of it. We had a great time. Thank goodness for Pinterest or I would have been lost (my station was the Fruit Loops).

*Dark Angel* said...

This surely is fun. Just came by and am in love with what I just read. The kids are amazing!
Happy 100'th :)

Gary said...

Welcome Dark Angel. It is hard to believe half of the kindergarten school year has passed. Thanks for the smile!

Angella said...

I love all the creative ways your group came up with to make100 so concrete, all the sneaky ways you had those kids counting go 100 and thinking it was fun! Stealth learning at its best!

Gary said...

Angella - I am a huge fan of stealth learning because I strongly believe learning should be engaging, fun and enjoyable. Our schools are getting away from that with scripted lessons and nonstop assessments that force educators to teach to the test. The sharing of knowledge is one of the greatest gifts we can give one another so why is so much of the school experience a drudgery for our children? I may have gotten away from the main point and I am stepping off my soapbox now. :)


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