Saturday, January 26, 2013

100th Day of School

Hundredth Day of School!

On Wednesday Jan. 23rd, we celebrated the 100th day of school. Here are some of the activities that we did for the day:
  • My paraprofessional read aloud 100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler. Afterward, the students wrote about what they would want a 100 of and why and what they wouldn't want 100 of and why.
  • The students made a 100 day snack by putting 10 pieces of 10 different small food items in a baggy. They had the choice of marshmallows, chocolate chips, goldfish, Cheerios, Fruit Loops, M&M's, raisins, peanuts, oyster crackers, and Rice Chex. Then they drew a picture of themselves eating the snack and wrote about which part of the snack was their favorite and why.
  • For math activities:
  1.  We counted by 5's and 10's to 100. 
  2.  Played roll to 100 using a hundred's board...the students roll a dice and place a that many counters on the 100's board. They continue in this manner until they cover all 100 numbers on the board with the counters.
  3. Each student took a piece of scalloped edged bordette and wrote 100 in the center. Next, they took different colored markers and drew 10 sets of things on it (like dots). I had some solid red bordette that I knew I wouldn't use and they drew on the white side of the bordette. Then we stapled the bordette to fit their heads like a crown. They loved this!!
  4. I read One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes. Then we took a booklet I created: "What Is 100" and created sets of 100. It was a great way to show how 100 is 2 sets of 50, 4 sets of 25, 5 sets of 20, and 10 sets of 10. You can find this booklet in my TpT store. 
  • At the end of the day I served the students 2 frosted Funfetti cookies and one pretzel rod. They took these goodies and formed the number 100. If you don't know how to bake Funfetti cookies, they are sooo easy. Just buy a box of Funfetti cake mix. Add to the mix 1/3 cup of oil and 2 eggs. Mix it by hand. Roll the dough into about 1 1/2 inch balls. Place about 12-15 of the dough balls on a cookie sheet and flatten with the bottom of a small cup. Bake at 375 for about 10-12 minutes. When cooled, just frost with Funfetti ready made frosting. 1 box of mix makes about 30 cookies. Since I used 2 cookies per students, I used 2 boxes of cake mix. 
Here are a few pictures of our day:

What Is 100? Activity using the book: One Hundred Hungry Ants

100th day crowns! Very inexpensive and the students loved making the crowns all by themselves!!

We had a great day of learning and fun!! Now......77 more days to go!!


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