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Friday, February 3, 2012

A Delightful 100th Day

Today marked our 100th day of school. The students came in bursting with excitement this morning, wondering what wonderful things were planned for the day. Though we still did most of our typical school activities, we mixed in some fun ways to celebrate this special occasion.
For Reader's Workshop we read a book called 100th Day of Scohol, by Melissa Schiller, which taught the students about several ways another classroom celebrates this unique school day. Then each of the students made a pair of 100th day glasses - some of them even decorated their glasses with 100 things, like 100 stripes. During Recess the students practiced counting to 100 by 1's, 5's, and 10's as they made their way around the field, trying to see whose 100 steps would take them the farthest.
The highlight of the day was our 100th day snack bags. 10 pieces of 10 different treats! The students had to count each treat carefully and record it on their 100th day paper to be sure that they had the right amount of each item. Once the counting was complete, the students watched a video for Health that counts by showing pictures of people at each age starting from 1 and ending at 100. Their favorite part was they were able to eat their snacks until the video reached 100.
Our class even had a special surprise at lunch when our principal, Mrs. Reese, and our vice-principal, Mrs. Polydore, came to eat lunch with them and brought some pizza snacks and colorful pencils! This was a reward that they earned for following directions in the cafeteria and it sure fit in nicely with our already fun-filled day!

A big thank you goes out to all the volunteers who helped by sending in supplies and those who helped with our snack bags!

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