Thursday, February 4, 2010

100 Days Smarter!

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It is hard to believe that we have been in school 100 days!  We have been counting up to this day and it finally came!  We had a lot of fun on our 100th day (even though it was postponed because of the weather!)  We worked a lot on grouping of tens and ones and learning to group them with place value rods to make a 100!  We worked on counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s to 100 and sorting objects by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s.  We also read The 100th Dayof School and completed sentences about the number 100…like 100 things we could lift, 100 things we could eat, 100 things we would not like to eat, what we would do with $100, what we wished we had 100 of and what we would not want 100 of!  They were very clever with their ideas. 

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They enjoyed the story I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words and they realized that we have learned a lot more than 100 words!  They then completed a book with 100 words they could read and write.  They wrote these words into 10 sets of 10 words…10 color words, 10 number words, 10 spelling words, 10 action words, 10 people words, 10 foods, 10 animals, 10 more animals, 10 friends, and 10 things they could wear.  It was a lot of word to write 100 words!

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Their favorite story was The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza. about a wolf that tries to fatten up a chicken by giving her 100 pancakes, 100 lb. cake, 100 cookies, etc…but in the end decides not to eat her because she had a 100 chicks that gave him 100 kisses and hugs for the yummy snacks he had been delivering.  We also made our 100 day Stew with all the items you sent for us.  Thanks for helping us out.  They loved “Mrs. Schmelzer’s 100 Day Stew”.  While we ate our 100 day snack they played some games where they flipped a coin 100 times and tallied the heads and tails, colored a 100 day grid to find a mystery picture,  and colored 100 items and counted them up to = 100.  Then we wrote our stories about being 100 days smarter!  They wrote about all they had done and learned the past 100 days.  They were very creative and they are hanging in our hallway to share.  Here we are 100 days smarter in our 100 day glasses too!

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