Today, was wonderful. Although slightly delayed thanks to Hurricane Ike, we celebrated 100 days of hardwork.
Oh, let the Par-Tay begin. To be honest, I don’t know who was more excited, me or the children. Our little plastic girl figure who had been moving on the chart of numbers, rolled over to hit the magical number and everyone cheered; Hip Hip Horrah!
We counted Q-Tips and put them in a bowl. Next we counted cotton balls and put them in another bowl. One bowl looked fuller than the other, even though they had the same number of items. Then each child counted out 10 cherrios, ate 5 to take away from their set and we added each set of 5 to a bowl until we had 100 cherrios. Finally, we added 100 raisins and saw how each bowl looked different, even though they each contained 100 items.
We moved on to wearing special glasses that were made from foam and said 100, as their eyes peered out the double zeros. We added a special 100 visor on each head and they counted out stickers in group of 10’s to create a fold able book of 100 stickers.
I awarded each student with a ribbon that celebrated the 100th day of school while we moved on to large motor skills holding a red plate in the their right hand and a blue plate in their left hand. As we taped out sets of 10 on our body, the children could correlate left and right thanks to the colored plates they held.
Finally, we were ready for our treats. Each child picked what cookie they wanted and they wrote the number 100 on it using special food coloring icing tubes. That was topped off with a slice of cake that said “100″ for their sugar high. Each child received a small bottle of water that I call “brain juice.”
There were 16 children and 7 adults who attended our special day which ended in handing out a special certificate after recess to each of them.
What an awesome day it was. What made it great were all the parents who helped plus having 100% of my children in attendance.
I love what I do.