Monday, February 6, 2012

Celebrating the 100th Day of School!

We celebrated the 100th day of school on Friday! 

The kiddos and a few of us teachers really enjoyed ourselves! This year we tried something new, different, and exciting! We decided to dress up to look like we were 100 years old. So before the big 100th day, I talked to my students about what we might look like when we are that old. Kindergartners have a difficult time understanding age so I told them to think about what their Great-Grandma or Grandpa looks like (even though some great grandparents may still be pretty young, the point still got across to most of them). The kiddos came up with things like: Gray hair, white hair, no hair, wheel chair, cane, and wrinkles. There was some great brainstorming going on but I could tell they weren't quite clear on the type of clothes that one might wear. So I gave them some ideas.

This is what we looked like the day of!

Although many of my boys looked really great and did a wonderful job dressing the part with canes, vests, suspenders, glasses and fake facial hair,  I must say that my one little guy with the orange button up shirt on took the cake! His parents literally SHAVED the top of his head and just left hair around the sides, like he was balding!!!! and then painted on a gray mustache! Hilarious and so creative!

Our fun didn't stop there though, 

 we continued by making some 100 day art! We made self portraits of ourselves at 100 years old using construction paper, scissors and glue! Oh and we can't forget the googly eyes! 

Look at that hair!!! This is a really good close-up of my little guy who shaved his head!!!

 To top off our already exciting day, we had marshmallow fun!

First each student had a sheet of paper with 10 circles on it. Their job was to count out 10 marshmallows for each circle...eating a few along the way of course! Then we counted by 10's.  They were so excited that they had 100 marshmallows on their paper, they were literally bouncing off their seats!  Once we had counted out 100 marshmallows, I handed out toothpicks and let them make their very own "MARSHMALLOW CREATIONS". They had to use their imagination and of course they had to fuel that imagination with more marshmallows down the hatch!

Counting out 100 Marshmallows...
Putting together their masterpieces!

And so with this came the end of the 100th day of school full of fun, laughter and lots of learning! 

Linked to Making Math Meaningful at Rainbows Within Reach.


  1. The only thing that could have made this a bigger celebration would have been to have me join your festivities! What an amazing day of fun!!! LUV the four of you in your 'get-up'.... the shaved head is priceless!!!

    Keep up the amazing work!

    Debbie Clement

    1. Oh Debbie you are so right! That would have made the day perfect!!!! We had a blast! This is the first year we dressed up and I think it will now be a yearly thing!!!

  2. This was so much fun! I wonder what would happen if you used uncooked spaghetti along with the toothpicks... to change up lengths.