March 17, 2015 · 9:10 pm
We celebrated our 100th Day of school last week! Take a look at this yummy cake! Thank you to Owen’s family for the cake! To celebrate our 100th day of school we did a variety of activities that focused on 100. We read 100 stories together! The children got together as partners and in some cases groups of three and read stories to each other. Each time they read a little book or story they had to write the title down on a post-it note and sign their names. Then we put them up on a chart. We actually read 104 stories!
It was lots of fun to watch them reading so many stories!
I think they had lots of fun reading together!
We also made 100 day necklaces out of fruit loops! Yummy!
We also made 100 trail mix!
The children counted out 10 of each type of fun food and sorted them on their 100 day place mat.
Then they ate them up!
We worked with our buddies to create our 100 year old stories! I found an app called the Aging Booth that takes a picture and ages the person in the picture by 100 years. I wish you could have heard the giggles when we shared the pictures. The Big Buddies came and helped the students complete the activity about when they were 100 years old.
Can you guess who these handsome gentlemen are?
We used the app to age our big buddies as well! Then we shared our 100 cupcakes with our buddies! Thank you to Kalem’s family for the 100 little cupcakes. They even had the numbers 1 to 100 on them!
That’s a lot of cupcakes!
February 25, 2014 · 9:06 pm
On Friday, we celebrated 100 days of school! We did a lot of different things! For fun, I downloaded an app called Aging Booth that ages your picture. We had a lot of fun taking pictures and then aging the picture 100 years! I managed to print them off and the children worked with their buddies on Friday to complete an “If I were 100” page. They are great!
We had a lot of giggles seeing how we would look in 100 years! My picture was very scary!
Working together we read 106 stories! The children worked as partners to read stories to each other and then recorded the title of the story and their names on a post-it. Lots of reading!
We made fruit loop necklaces by counting 10 Fruitloops into 10 plates and then threading them on a string! We also made a trail mix with 100 things. We checked our counting!
Both snacks made it home, I hope!
We had two lovely 100 day cakes! Thank you so much to the two moms who volunteered to make them! The cakes were both gobbled up. We shared the cakes with our Big Buddy class as well. I posted pictures of the cakes on our class Twitter page!
We have also been having fun in science.
We did an experiment we call Hole in the Hand. The brain is tricked into thinking that you have a hole in your hand. We also had fun with playing tricks on the eyes with the Eric Carle book, Hello Red Fox. In the book, a little frog invites different animals to his birthday party. When he invites each animal the mother fox questions his perception of the color of the animal. He tells his Mom that she has not looked at his friend hard enough. The children look at the picture of the green fox with a small black dot in the center of the image and then after counting to 10 move their eyes to the next page and a red fox appears on the blank page! You can check out Eric Carle’s website to have him explain the exact way it works.
Hopefully, the children shared this experiment with you at home!
This post is mostly about 100 day but it is also the 100th post of this blog! Very special for me! I have learned a lot about technology and hopefully you have enjoyed seeing little snapshots of what happens in your child’s life at school.
When I started this blog, with the coaxing of my friend, Shelley, I had no idea how much I would learn and how much fun it would be! The purpose of the blog was to share our journey using the iPads during our initial project. It has evolved along the way and become a way to share what the children are doing and the different new things we are learning – including technology. The children often ask me to put their work up on the blog and it is lots of fun to see their faces in the morning when they see their hard work is there for everyone to see!
I have learned about a lot of new things along the way! Way too much fun!