100 Days Of Learning,
100 Days of Fun,
100 Days of Wonderful Things We Have Done!
Today was one of my favorite days in kindergarten...
The 100th Day of School!
And this year we had to wait long due to snow days and a late September start!
But all that waiting was worth it...and when your kinders exclaim that school is so much fun and the best place in the world, you know you are doing your job right!
Yesterday we made our hats so they were all dry and waiting for us!
They came out great and weren't too tough to make (you just need a bit of time and a lot of staples!)
5 strips that are 1.5 in x 14 in
Dot painters and/or stickers
Students put 20 stamps each on 4 of the strips and one strip got 20 stickers.
Measure their head with the sentence strip and staple the tag to the front. Then criss-cross the strips over and back until they are all attached!
They came in this morning to find the HUGE 100 greeting them, as well as a special pencil to use all day and 100 monocles to decorate! If they finished early they could work on the number ordering puzzle too!
Once we all had our hats in place, 100 day projects on (they had to wear something with 100 of something on it) and monocles in place we went to seek out where 100 steps from our classroom would bring us!
Here we all are ready to go....
And we found it...100 steps brought us right near the gym and music rooms! We marked the place in the hall with a giant foot so that everyone that passes knows!
We read Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten and then they all knew why Mrs. Drake had an apron with 100 ribbons...I was Miss Bindergarten today!!
We also each traced a hand (luckily we are 20) and when we counted all the fingers we had 100!
We turned them into a fun rainbow arching over our door!
For Writing we are working in a 'How To' unit!
So...today we wrote about 'How To Spend $100!'
Their take on money cracks me up!
Just look at some of their amazing writing and fabulous ideas!
Nearly all of them were done independently!
I go to the spa. And get my nail done. And my nails are beautiful.
I will go to the movies. I will buy a ticket. I watch the movie.
I am going to the toys store. I pick out a toy. I pay.
I go to the grocery store. I pay for pizza. I leave the store and go home.
I would go to the aquarium. Look at the sea animals. I said thank you.
Aren't they great!!!!!!
I was so proud of them- and the stories made my day!!!!
If you want to try it with your students simply click on the pictures above (or here) to download a copy for free!
While they were at their special I set up our afternoon fun!
I hid 100 kisses around the room- each kiss had a number on the bottom (circle dot stickers fit perfectly)!
Rules: Find a kiss, match its number to the number on the pocketchart, go find another!
Finding our numbers and matching them...
Found them all!
Each got 5 kisses to snack on later on!
Our afternoon was filled with building in 7 different '100' stations and recording our creations!
There were 100 paper cups...
100 Lincoln Logs...
100 Foam Blocks...
100 Pattern Blocks...
(Queen Elsa's crown!)
100 Connecting Cubes...
And 100 Mega Blocks (but I guess I didn't grab any pics of those!)
Here are our recording sheets when we were all done!
Each group traveled with their markers so tomorrow we can 're trace' our steps and talk a bit more about what we built!
But that wasn't it!
Time for our 100 Snack!
Thanks to generous donations by parents, we were treated to a bag full of 100 snack foods each!
And to end the day, each of my little 100 day smart cookies brought this home...
You can find the tag for FREE in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store by clicking the picture!
Phew! It was a tiring day...but one I know my students will never forget...and as for counting to 100- we are all pros now! And lucky for me by 2 boys were also celebrating the 100th day of preschool today, so they got a special 100 lunch...
The cookie bags I made for my boys used the mini cookies- and they brought a bag for each of their teachers and teaching assistants today too!
So I can't let tomorrow be a let-down after all the excitement of 100!
We will celebrate day '101' by making some Dalmatian hats!
As for me....I am ready for a nap...it was a fun day for all and I wouldn't have had it any other way!
I'd also love to hear how you spent your 100 Day! I am always looking for new ideas to try out!
If you are looking for some '100 Day' resources, be sure to check out my TpT Store:
Have a great 100 Day Celebration!
Until next post,