Thursday, August 27, 2009

The 100th Day of School

I went through my pictures to see what I could find with the 100th day of school. The following pictures are from a few years in the kindergarten room. The ideas I'll share are what I could remember because most of my teaching stuff is in storage!

When the students came to school that day, they got to run through 100 streamers! One year I gave them 100th day of school hats for the celebration! We sang a 100th day song to the tune of "Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ray!" This is how it goes....

It's the 100th day, let's shout, hip-hip-hooray!
We'll count and eat and play on the 100th day.
See all we've collected--100's on display,
Join in the fun and say, hooray for the 100th day!

Throughout the day, we had visitors pop into the classroom to share something with them that had to do with the number 100. Most of them read books that had the students count to 100 in different ways. One of my favorite books is One Hundred Hungry Ants, by Elinor J. Pinczes. Our visitors included our pastors, secretaries, and parents.

Right after our pledge time, I had the students recite Psalm 100.

Can you see Mr. Caterpillar up on the wall? On the first day, we start counting the days by adding on a numbered circle to his long body. On the 100th day of school, we counted to 100 by ones, fives and tens.

The students also read 100 words.

Then they were asked the question, "What would you do with $100? I had them draw a picture of their answer.

One of the highlights is the students showing their 100 projects. They did this with the help of their parents. I really liked the 100 buttons on the sweatshirt--his mom must have spent a lot of time creating this one-of-a-kind project.

The students really enjoyed shooting baskets into my small basketball hoop that I hung on the doorway. They kept on taking turns until 100 baskets were made.

One year I placed 100 balloons all over the room. At the end of the day, they got to pop them!

In the afternoon, we watched 101 Dalmations while we ate 100 snacks. Sometimes it was just 100 pieces of popcorn! One year as they watched the movie, they strung 100 fruit loop pieces on a string.

For a couple years, Q came in as one of the visitors. He bought a huge bag of M&M's and taught the students how to make ten sets of ten to equal 100 M&M's! (Of course they had to eat a few along the way!)

Have fun on your 100th day of school this year! Are you counting the days yet?:)


Erin said...

What cool ideas! No wonder you're such a great teacher!

Theo-Ann said...

Thanks, Erin. The 100th day was always one of my favorites when I taught. I still love and miss those kiddos.:)