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We are 100 Days Smarter in FDK!

On Tuesday we celebrated our 100th day of school!


I was inspired by Cara from The First Grade Parade and went 
all out this year!!

First of all I couldn't have done it without my wonderful placement student.
She is just the best you guys.
I'm so so lucky to have her helping me out,
because going all out comes with a lot of prep!!

First, here is the sign I made up for my door with 100 stickers and streamers!


Students came to the tables after they entered the classroom and worked on their 100 day hats!
I pre-portioned the stickers and asked them to put 10 on each strip.
Then I stapled the top.


Since we have an EA and an ECE in the room we were able to get most hats done during entry centres!

Then we had our morning carpet time where most of my class learned the 100 day poem.
We added their suggestions and re-read the poem a couple of times.


We continued this poem each day this week, changed out the words and practiced reading it.
One little guy said he wishes he had 100 Miss Nakas.
Love <3


For literacy centres...

"When I am 100 years old _______." Writing: 

I had taken a picture of each student and made them old using the app Aging Booth!
Then I had them finish the sentence "When I am 100 years old ______________."


It is free in the App Store!
I got this idea from The Primary Graffiti!

I can't show you a sample of theirs (I wish I could! They were sooo cute and hilarious!!) so here is what the writing paper looked like with my aged photo!


Yikes!! lol

Even if you don't do the writing you could use the app, make a quick powerpoint and show a slide show of the pictures on the 100th day and the kids will have a hoot!

Fruit Loop Necklaces:




*If you want the template for the sorting mat they are in the download at the bottom of this post

100 Cup Structure





SMARTBoard:

"Hundredth Day of School" story on starfall.com


We Can Write 100 Words!


100 Gumballs

I put out 10 different colours of do-a-dot markers and had them stamp 10 of each colour to keep track.


After lunch we have our math block.

We read this question together and then I showed them how long 10 steps would be like at the carpet.
We reviewed our measurement rules (no gaps, straight line).

Then students shared their predictions.


Then we tested it out!


It was a great way to show off our 100 day gear (hat and fruit loop necklaces) in the hall while also incorporating measurement!

During math centres I opened a few more 100 day centres:

Hershey's Kisses 100's Chart:

Here the students looked at the bottom of the kisses and matched the number with the matching lily pad on the 100s chart.


SMARTBoard:

100 Snowballs on abcya.com on the SMARTBoard.


100 Snap Cube Creations & 100 Pattern Block Creations:



At the end of the day we started our Close Reading on "Happy 100th Day!" by Susan Milord.


We did a picture walk, made predictions and read the story.

And then it was time to go home!

Although I was EXHAUSTED
I'm sooo glad we did all of this as my kids were so engaged ALL DAY!

We will continue to use some of the 100 day centres that were popular throughout the week :)

Most of the activities I did came from Cara's "100 Day Freebie" post on The First Grade Parade.
Here is the link --> http://thefirstgradeparade.blogspot.ca/2015/01/100-day-freebie.html

And you can click here to download my printables (including ones I made and didn't use.. hopefully someone can use them next year!).

Did you celebrate 100 day?
I would love to hear about some fun and meaningful activities you do with your kinders!

1 comment

  1. What a fantastic day! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your ideas! :)

    ~Erin
    Mrs. Beattie’s Classroom

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