Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hip Hip Hooray! It's the 100th Day!

On Monday, we celebrated the 100th day of school. I cannot believe how fast this year is flying by. I mean, some days seem to drag on forever, but the year itself seems to be moving at lightning speed! I really wanted to make the 100th day extra special for my little loves, and I totally think I did. I made a cute interest-inspired entrance to get them in the mood right away. They loved it!

For morning work, I gave everyone these cute crowns my team ordered from Oriental Trading. They worked so hard coloring in all their little stars. 

After calendar and morning meeting, it was time for my favorite 100th Day activity - Fruit Loop Necklaces. Bowls of fruit loops and little bags of Necklace tags were given out, and they set to work. I loved watching how carefully some of my little loves picked out their colors and designed patterns for their necklace. I used to use cut up straws as spacers between every 10 Fruit Loops, but at the last minute I decided to design, print, and cut out these adorable tags for everyone to use instead. 

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During my mid-day block, I used a bunch of activities from Cara Carroll's 100th Day - It's Kind of a Big Deal unit. So.Stinkin'.Cute. I have always made a special snack with my kids by having them pick 10 pieces of 10 different small snacks. This year, I had them make their snack mix and then use a handful of it to do the Scoop and Sort Graphing activity. I loved watching how engaged they were while completing this activity. You seriously could've heard a pin drop!

Next was the Counting Our Way to the 100th Day mini-book. We were able to practice our skip counting, addition sentences, tally marks, and coins while working through this   book together. It was a great addition to our day!

After lunch and recess it was time for our 100th Day Hershey Kiss Scavenger Hunt!  This is always a fun time. While they were in the cafeteria, I hid 100 Hershey Kisses in the classroom. On the bottom of each one was a colored dot sticker with a number written on it. As kids found the kisses, they removed the sticker and placed it in the correct spot on the hundreds chart. Those sneaky peeks found 99!  We searched high and low for Number 35, but it was no where to be found (Don't worry, it turned up first thing the next morning near the coat hooks).

We ended the day by planning our 100th day books. They wrote what they would buy with $100, what they could eat 100 of, what they would NOT want 100 of, and more. They did a great job on their little books.

Overall, this was one of the best 100th Day celebrations I have ever had! We all had a great time and I am already gathering new ideas for next year. 100 days down, 80 to go...


  1. HOORAY for the 100th Day!
    One of my favorite days of first grade!
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Julie! You are my very first comment on my blog! You just made my day. Thanks so much for commenting. Keep checking back, I have lots more to share.

  2. It looks like y'all had TONS of fun! I love the 100th Day of School. We love making a trail mix too!

    Be sure and add a follow box when you get the chance. I would love to follow you. =)

    Thank you for the sweet words you left on my blog. =)

    Heather's Heart

    1. Hi Heather! We did have tons of fun! I am SO new to blogging, but I will definitely get myself a follow box ASAP. Thank you!