Saturday, February 22, 2014
Just for fun on the 100th day of school, we used an app on the class IPad called Aging Booth. Aging Booth lets you take a picture and then it adds "aging" marks to show what you might look like the in the future. The kids were laughing hysterically about the pictures. I will admit though that a few of them thought it was "kind of creepy." I couldn't agree more!
The students wrote to explain what they will be like when they are 100 years old. They then used these great templates from Teachers Pay Teachers to create an older version of themselves.
To celebrate the 100th day the students were asked to bring in various snack items. Each student then made a placemat with ten circles on it. They chose ten pieces of each snack item that was brought it to add to their placemat. As a class we practiced counting by tens to 100. They then combined their tens to make a 100 day trail mix. They also made bags of trail mix for the office staff, specials staff, and our PTA volunteers.
For the 100th day of school, we read 100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler. As a homework assignment, the students collected a bag full of 100 items. Some of the students brought in items that were alike, some brought in ten groups of ten, and some brought in 20 groups of five. The students sorted and counted their items and then shared them with the class.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The students were asked to bring in 100 items that were all the same in a bag. They shared with their friends what they brought in. We then discussed how some items filled the bags and some only took a little bit of space. We talked about how although they were all the same amount, they were different sizes which is why some looked like more.
In celebration of the 100th day and to review the concept of skip counting by tens, the students made a 100th day trail mix. They first created placemats with ten colorful circles on it. They then chose ten different items for their mix. They placed ten of each item on a circle. Once they had all of their circles filled, they practiced counting by ten. They then added their mix to a bag and enjoyed their delicious snack. Thank you to all of the parents who generously supplied the snacks.
We made it! Last Friday was the 100th day of school! To celebrate, the students made crowns and then we had a mini-awards ceremony. Each student was called to receive a certificate and sticker noting they had successfully completed 100 days of first grade. Then, we took these silly pictures!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
To celebrate the 100th day of school, the students created a 100 day snack. Parents supplied a variety of items (thank you!) for the students to use to create trail mix. Each student had made a 100 day place mat the day before using 10 circles. On the circles, they wrote numbers skip counting by ten until the reached 100. They then added 100 stickers to their placemat. On the actual 100th day, the students chose ten pieces of the different snack items to place on each circle of their placemat. They practiced skip counting to 100 while they created their snacks. They then of course enjoyed the yummy treat. We had so much food left over that the students made several bags to take home.