Mar 2, 2015

100 Days Smarter


 Our first official "100 Days Smarter" celebration occurred on Friday.

My teammate, Jess, organized the event.  6 classrooms of first and second graders were to participate in the rotation.  Each classroom would have a different theme.  The activities were organized.   We dressed the part and decorated the school. 



When the kids arrived to school on Friday, I was AMAZED!  There were more children dressed up than I have ever seen before.  The day was off to a great start and I was so excited!



Each room was set up with different activities.  The students were thrilled to rotate to first and second grade classrooms!

Room 1: Students read a 100th day book.  Then created 100 paper chains.  Each chain had the name of someone that believes in them (referencing Believe Week).
 

Room 2:  After reading a 100th day book, students brainstormed reasons that they love our school.  Then they wrote it on a heart to be displayed in our hallway.


 Room 3: Students were asked to construct structures with 100 blocks and complete 100 piece puzzles.  This was fascinating to me!  The puzzles were a REAL challenge and I will be diving into this subject later.

Room 4: 100 day hats were created in our fourth room. 

 Room 5: Our classes also estimated and counted the number licks it took to get through a lollipop.

Room 6: In the sixth room, students completed movement in sets of 100, read a 100 day poem, and made a bookmark.

The day was such a success.  So much for the kids and teachers, while so much learning took place.  When you hear many children saying: "This was the BEST day ever!"...

You know you did something right.







P.S.  We were very inspired by so many other bloggers and ideas for this day of festivities.  I just want to refer to some other sites that may help you to gather more ideas:

First Grade Fairytales
Mall-ard's First Grade
Wards Way of Teaching
Welcome to Room 36
First Grade Critter Cafe

3 comments:

  1. I love when they tell me it was "the best day ever". Keeps me encouraged to try other fun ways to learn!

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  2. I'm impressed with all the dressing up. They sure embraced the day!

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  3. This is so neat! I love rotation activities, and their t-shirts are so cute! What a great celebration. :) I know the "best day ever" comments were worth every bit of the time you put into planning and preparation.

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