Monday, February 27, 2012

100th Day of School

We just celebrated our 100th day of school!! Can you believe only 80 more days and the year will be over. I can't believe my students will be soon be 2nd graders.....Okay, okay, enough of that and let's get back to celebrate 100 days in First Grade. We began the morning with a Shared Reading activity of a 100 days in School Poem.  Then we read the book Happy 100th day! I choose this book to instill in the kids that this day was going to be full of learning activities and that we would be busy busy busy.
 Then we continued with filling in a circle map of what we had learned so far in First Grade.  The students then used this chart to write about their own learning.

For writing we had our students use descriptive words to predict and describe what they thought they would look like in a hundred years. It was very interesting to see what some of my students thought they would be like in a hundred years. I even had some students describe what they thought the world would be like.....aliens would be here, flying cars, and my favorite.....computerized teachers.

As a follow up the students also created a portrait of what they would look like in a hundred years.  This particular student said he was going to be an angry grandfather who didn't like kids....I love his wrinkled chin.

For math each student had to create an art project using 100 items. Yes, we combined art and Math as well as English Language Development. Our students could pick any object and then use it to create any art project they choose. Then ofcourse they had to present in English what materials they had used, why they choose those materials and why they choose to portray the art they did.  These are just a few of the projects that were created.
                                                                                                                                                                100 cheerios made a happy sun,

100 Trix cereal made beautiful flowers,

80 fish crackers and 20 gummy fish in groups of 5 made a beautiful ocean.

100 feathers made an Angry Bird.

100 foam boots made the feet for a centipede and 100 pom poms made apples for this beautiful tree..

Other 100 days of School books to read.


  1. The 100 Days of School posters that your students made are incredible! I did this activity as well, but mine were not as creative and cute as yours! I'm glad I came across your Blog. I'm a 1st grade bilingual teacher in Chicago and have a blog of my own. I became one of your followers to continue getting amazing ideas... hopefully you you can become one of mine, as it would be great to get ideas from each other! Great job with all that you do!
    Karla @

    1. Just wanted to let you know I created some new sight word readers. Come check them out.

  2. Hi Susana,
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