Friday, February 15, 2019

February 11-15, 2019

We had a wonderful time celebrating the 100th day of school!

We started off our day with a great 100th day of school video on GoNoodle. We loved singing and dancing with our early childhood friends!

Then, we filled in our chart where we count the days each morning. We knew that you could "exchange" 10 Units for 1 Ten Bar; but today we learned that you can also "exchange" 10 Ten Bars for 1 Hundred Square! We counted to 100 by units, tens, and hundreds.

We hid 100 Hershey's Kisses all over the classroom. The boys and girls were challenged to find them, and then put them on the Hundred Board in the order corresponding to the number on the bottom of the Kiss. They had so much fun searching for them in the room and it was great to hear them identify the numbers and match them to the board.

We colored and counted shapes and graphed them - the Pre-K students are 100 days smarter!

Snack was a special treat! We counted out a mixture of 100 snacks! Cheerios, raisins, fruit snacks, and even a few Skittles!

We took some pictures to commemorate our big day!

Then, we had fun turning ourselves in 100 year olds!

We made necklaces using 100 beads! This was a great way to practice our fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination!

We even had time to be scientists! We talked about what scientists do and some of the steps involved in an experiment - predicting what would happen, conducting the experiment, and discussing the results. After examining the dropper, the students were asked to predict how far up 100 drops would fill a cup and record the predictions.

They eagerly watched and counted as we filled the jar with 100 drops of water.

We then discussed the results and compared and contrasted the results to our original predictions. They boys and girls were amazed at how little 100 drops filled the cup.

After lunch recess, it was time for some gross motor activities. We completed a 100th day workout!
  1. Running in place for 100 seconds
  2. 10 jumping jacks
  3. 10 squats
  4. 10 push-ups
  5. 10 lunges
  6. 10 toe touches
  7. 10 frog jumps
  8. 10 arm circles
  9. 10 criss-cross jumps
  10. 10 high knees
  11. 10 burpees (as requested by some of the kids!)
  12. A final 10 second dance party!

We ended our day with a STEAM challenge. The boys and girls were given 100 cups and asked to build a structure from them. Everyone had to be patient, slow, and calm when placing the cups to ensure that they would not knock it over, They worked together and built a good sturdy structure.

We had so much fun celebrating this milestone in our school year!

Some reminders:
  • Show and tell will be on Thursday, February 21, and will be something that begins with /c/.
  • Hope to see you at the HCA Mardi Gras Auction on Saturday, February 23!
Enjoy the long weekend!