After putting on our 100th day shirts and then receiving our awards we went into the classroom and created our 100th day hats and necklaces. We also had some parent volunteers who were wonderful in the classroom.
Side note: I pre-made several hats prior to this morning for the students who move a little slower than others (I learned that from last year) and I want to say that this worked out very well. Those students only had to focus on stamping 10 stamps on each strip and folding the strips into back and forth. I need to make sure that I remember that for next year. I adapted this idea from http://helpinglittlehands.blogspot.com/2011/02/survivors.html. Check out her website.
Here are some finished photos of our hats.
When we finished our hats we then moved on to creating our necklace with 100 fruit loops and after every ten they had to put on numbers by 10's through 100. I have always made these necklaces however last year on pinterest I saw that one teacher added the piece of adding the numbers, something so simple but I would have never thought of it, here is where I found that idea:
http://firstgradeschoolbox.blogspot.com/search/label/100th%20Day%20of%20School. The number hearts were precut for the students and placed in paper clips so that wouldn't be an issue also we used ribbon for the string and not yarn because it doesn't work with fruit loops. Also the ribbon was taped down to the table so the fruit loops couldn't fall off and all the students that needed assistance sat at one table so that parent volunteers and teachers could help them out. This was a success!
When we completed this activity we went to the rug and read
Kindergarten Counts to 100 http://www.amazon.com/Kindergarten-Count-100-Jacqueline-Rogers/dp/0439607418
I like using this story because it ends with taking 100 steps, this where we count to 100 again and then we take a 100 step walk through the building students predict where we will land and then we take a photo, we landed half way through the cafeteria.
After this we came back and generated 100 words we can read and write. Then we did another read aloud Miss Bindergarten Celebrates 100th day of Kindergarten . Next we ran for 100 seconds and boy my students couldn't hang. LOL! Next we did 10 sets of 10 different exercises (toe touches, jump ropes, jumping jack, tuck jumps, truck circles, side steps, left leg kick, right leg kick, squats, and sit-ups) My babies were too funny they said I am too tired to work now. LOL
After lunch we wrote our names in 100 squares and then we made a trail mix with 10 different snacks (which I didn't get pictures of )! All of the trail mix items were donated by the parents in my classroom. I have amazing parents that are very generous and I just wanted to say thank you to all my parents.
I want to give a shout out to one of the best dads that donated his time on this special day! Thank you W.