Monday, February 17, 2014

100th Day!

It's hard to believe 100 days of school have come and gone.  Today we celebrated 100 days in grade one and two.  Congratulations!  That's a lot of school days, phew.  It's also a lot of fun, a lot of learning, a lot of growing and a lot of togetherness.

We started the day with a visit from award winning songwriter and children's performer, Max Tell.  He has six acclaimed CD's and was recently named, BC's Dr. Seuss.  Max has travelled the world seven times over, sharing his love of writing and music with children across the globe.  The children enjoyed singing along to a few well loved favourites as well as a few of Max's own songs. They all got to join Max making music, playing various instruments including shakers, symbols, and sticks.  It was a lively start to the day.

For more information, you can visit Max Tell's website:

During calendar, we bundled a group of 10 ones to add to our tens bundles.  Only now we counted ten groups of ten.  Time to bundle them all up to make one hundred!  We shared different ways to make 100 on the board, such as 50 + 50 and 10 x 10.  After recess there was a 'kisses challenge'.  Students had to find 100 'kisses' (chocolates) hidden around the room.  Each kiss was numbered from 1-100 on the bottom.  Students placed them on the hundreds chart accordingly until they were all found.  It didn't take long at all.  We wanted to figure out how to 'fair share' the chocolates.   Since there were 18 friends at school today and 18 is close to 20, we skip counted by 20's to 100 to figure out that everyone would get 5 kisses!  Yum.

The children also estimated how many times they could print their name in 100 seconds before being put to the test!  In partners they estimated how many rolls of the dice it would take them to get to 100.  The rolls ranged from 28 to 31.

We capped off the day with a 100 Day Gym Challenge.  Everyone ran 5 laps around the gym, including the teachers, to make it a total of 100!  Then, students were challenged to bounce, jump, clap and step their way to 100 six different ways.