100th day IN STYLE

Don’t you know that the 100th day of school was more than just another day!!  This was an awesome day had by all!  Read on and see what all we learned in one little day!  We celebrated in style by dressing like we think 100 years old look like! Here are a few photos for your daily dose of happy!

Acting 100!

Our 100 year olds.

The best dressed 100 year olds I know!

We didn’t just dress up like we were 100, we focused our entire day on the number 100!  We had two team building challenges using 100 legos and 100 cubes.  They were to work as a team without arguing, everyone had to contribute something and listen to all ideas to create the most creative structure.  If they did this, I gave them $100 dolphin dollars!  Here is the challenge in action.

Then, we read some of the book Who Was Ben Franklin? by Dennis Brindell Fradin.  I will have to tell you first, these are some of my most favorite books because 1. I love history and 2. I love how kid friendly they present the biographical information.  They tell a story.  It sucks you in.  Ask your child.  They didn’t want me to stop.  
When I asked them why they thought I was reading this book today, here are some answers:
   Because he’s old.   Because he is 100.  Because he made legos. (Clearly, it was after we used legos.)
They gasped when I told them it was because he is on the 100 dollar bill.  Oh, how I love history!!  If you haven’t read any of these books, go check them out!  You will love them.
In Math,  we played our most favorite game – Race to 100! Always a crowd favorite.
In Writing, we made a book about what it would be like to have 100 of different things.

For creative thinking, I gave them the three numbers 1-0-0 and had them create something with them and make the picture!  I was TOTALLY impressed with how creative they were!  Here are a few.

Tractor and weightlifter!!

Precious snowman!

The self portrait below is priceless!

What we learned at the end of the day was the best!!  I don’t have pictures, activities, or any technology to show for this….but let me assure you this was where the best learning took place!!!!  It was the moments in our conversations.  One of those moments where you see the children’s eyes and every single one of them is glued to what you are saying and asking questions!  I think I might be developing some little history lovers as we speak!
We discussed communities for social studies and how things have changed.  I showed them pictures of rural, suburban, and urban communities (yes, the 2nd grade teacher coming out in me) and how these have changed from 100 years ago.  We looked at pictures of schools from 100 years ago and now.  We looked at pictures of transportation from 100 years ago until now.  Then we predicted what it will be like in our future!!    The best realization of all was the moment they realized how the toilets have changed and what they used to be! 
Hands down the BEST 100th day of school I have had!  101 days down and not many more until they are 2nd graders.  I can’t even think it!