Friday, February 1, 2013

100 Days Smarter!


We celebrated the 100th day of school on Thursday. The kids were so excited all week leading up to this momentous day.  Earlier in the week we made 100 Day Crowns. They loved wearing their crowns all day long.


(The class LOVES to use glitter. I have found the best way to have them add sparkle is to have them use the glue and then bring their projects to the Glitter Station. My aide and I sprinkle the glitter on their glue as they watch in amazement! I am so thankful that our awesome custodians allow us to use glitter!)

The students were welcomed into our classroom with a banner on 100th Day. It was neat to see students in higher grades stop to admire the sign.

Product DetailsThe reading comprehension skills of the week were naming the main idea and details, and summarizing. The class did a great job summarizing the events in Lester Laminack's Jake's 100th Day of School.

During math, the students were given the chance to share their collections of 100 items.  We had many collections of Legos and pennies, as well as collections of toys, cars, and hair clips!


We made cupcakes with 100 sprinkles. My mom gave me the idea. She teaches kindergarten, too! 

The kids worked with their table groups to count out 100 sprinkles and wrote a recipe for their cupcake. The groups agreed on a name for their cupcake, too. I love that one group named their cupcake Mike!




I gave the class the writing prompt, If I had one hundred dollars.... It was interesting to read what they would do with one hundred dollars.  I copied large $100 bills on green paper and stapled it to the paper with their sentence.




We also made snacks with 100 treats. The kiddos had fun counting ten pieces of ten different snacks.  All in all, 100th  Day was a success! What did your class do to celebrate the 100th day?

20 comments:

  1. Super excited to find your blog & be your newest follower!! I am in love with those cupcakes...did you just hand cut all the little strips or "sprinkles"??? Just curious because I would love to do it next week :) Thanks!!!

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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    1. Kelly, sorry my response didn't post earlier! So much for trying to reply to comments on the ipad! I just cut strips of paper by hand. :)

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  2. Love that cupcake idea! Do you have a template for the cupcakes and sprinkles? Email to me if you can ehlertmg28@gmail.com

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  3. I love the cupcake idea too! If you do have the template could I get a copy as well? Thank you! amyrhine17@gmail.com

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    1. The cupcake template is available here until Sunday night: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-H2YJc8wzfpM000eEYtTlI3SjA/edit

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    2. Thank you so very much! It is super cute!

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  4. Hello! Love all your ideas! Can I get a copy of the cupcake idea too? Thank you! Moniquekalachi@burbankusd.org

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    1. Monique, for this weekend only, the cupcake template is available here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-H2YJc8wzfpM000eEYtTlI3SjA/edit

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  5. I love this idea! I'm going to use it with my kiddos next week. Looks like a lot of fun. I think I'm going to blow it up and have them work in teams! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

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  6. Perfect addition to my 100 day unit!! Love the Sprinkle Cupcake! Thanks for the freebie!!!

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  7. I'm off by a year, but do you still have the cupcake template available??!!!

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  8. i was out of town and was hoping to get a copy of your adorable cupcake. slynn637@aol.com

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  9. do you still have this template?

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    1. please see my most recent blog post for the cupcake template :)

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  10. Could I have permission for this through google docs?!

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    1. please see my most recent blog post for the cupcake template :)

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  11. Thank you for the super cute idea & sharing..

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    1. please see my most recent blog post for the cupcake template :)

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