Thursday, February 4, 2016

100th Day Celebrations

As most classes do across the nation, our students celebrated the 100th Day of School after counting and tracking each day all school year! To prepare for this upcoming event, the Kindergarten students learned important facts and skills pertaining to 100. The celebration of 100 days in kindergarten was first introduced in the 1981- 82 Newsletter of the Center for Innovation in Education. Today, the sheer quantity of 100th Day related books, activities, and merchandise is mind-boggling. It’s tempting to try and do everything 100-related, and our kindergarteners would claim we probably did! January 27th was a fun-filled day of hands-on activities, games, tasty treats, and lots of parent volunteers who joined us to share in the celebration.

The 100th day is not just about math. This easily becomes a cross-curricular celebration. Students worked in small groups to write 100 words for a class display. After we collected 100 words, students worked in teams to alphabetize them. We wrote and illustrated about what we will look like when we are 100 using our individually aged photos from an aging application as inspiration, and wrote a sentence about what our “100” turned into! Some of our most popular events included a “zero” eating contest, creating “Derdnuh” (10 each of 10 different snacks), creating necklaces of 100 beads, and working in teams to build a tower of 100 solo cups!

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