Tuesday was the 100th day of school for this year; the K-2 kids were counting and keeping track since day #1 way back in August. The daily progression of yellow post it notes (one for each school day) marched along the top of the molding around the classroom and as the big day drew near, excitement grew. Like many schools and classrooms across the U.S. (or is this 100th day of school an international event?), we decided that it would be a good reason for a little break from the regular routine; a little reason to celebrate. Hans and Bonnie’s kids teamed up for a variety of explorations on that key number, 100.
Two rows of 50 cranes greeted students on the morning of 100’s Day, hanging from the lights in the main hall of the school. Other activities included:
Other projects included 100 drops of water, painted fingernails with 100 dots, measuring 100 feet in the hall, 100 equations for 100; and on and on and on. Items were grouped by 5’s, 10’s, 20’s, 25’s and 50’s. Items were counted and recounted for accuracy. Older students and visitors to the school oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-ed and ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ed at the huge display of projects in the hall.
The big question at the end of the day:
“Can we have 101 Day tomorrow?”