Wednesday, March 12, 2014

100th day of school

One of the best parts about being an elementary teacher is having the chance to celebrate the 100th day of school! As a great way to practice place value, it can also be a great spark to practice writing, parts of speech and communication. Below you can see some of the fun classroom activities we did for the 100th day of school. 
First, students walked into the room with a special surprise on their desk! 
A 100th day of school breakfast treat and a 100th day of school sticker from Lakeshore.

Then students worked on their 100th day morning book, writing down answers to some silly questions. Here was one of favorites:
100 of what would make your teacher go crazy?
-One hundred kids following her and not sitting in their seats would make my teacher go crazy!

During our Math rotations, one of the classroom stations worked on counting money. Students had to create 100 cents in as many ways as possible.  In another station they worked in partners on answering tough 100th day of school word problems. 

During Reading Rotations, one of the stations works on a parts of speech booklet. They had to write 100 different words in ten different categories including proper nouns, common nouns, adjectives, verbs, pronouns, adverbs, singular nouns, plural nouns and many more. 

After recess we went on a 100th day of school scavenger hunt. I hid 100 hershey kisses in the classroom. Each hershey kiss had a mini label with a number on it. When a kiss was found, the number was placed on our number chart. We found all of the hershey kisses except tricky number 47, which we found a week later in the bookcase. 
Finally we did a special writing project. Students had to write about what they are going to do when they are 100 years old. Using detailed sentences they had to paint a picture in their reader's minds. Once they finished their writing, they could create a little old person to go with their project. I think they turned out really cute.

It turned out to be a great day! We had so much fun and the kids learned a ton! They started calling it surprise learning because they had no idea that they were learning!