Sunday, February 2, 2014

100th Day Fun!

We had a great 100th day of school.  I had my big observation so we did not get to do as much as I had hoped, but there is always next week.....Right?

First of all, this made me laugh!  Guess he is not a Justin Beiber fan!

The Wolf's Chicken Stew
This is a perfect book for the 100th day of school.  It is full of great vocabulary, has many chances for predictions and inferences and the author uses 100 throughout the story.  In the story, the chicks give the wolf 100 kisses. I hid 100 kisses throughout the room.  Early in the day, I had each student find 3 kisses and place them on the hundred board.  Throughout the day I used the kisses as a reward.  If students were caught doing their job or going above and beyond, I told them to go find a kiss and put it on the hundred board.  They LOVED this.
Teacher Tip:  "Hide" them in plain sight.  I did this activity a few years ago and we were never did find all 100 kisses!
This story is also great for the "how characters change" common core standard.   We will be revisiting this story next week to hit this component!

My Name:  The students love this activity.  It is a great way for students to visually see number patterns.  Especially if a name has 2, 3, 5 or 9 letters!  
Morning Snack:  This is the treat Zero the Hero left us.  Rumor has it, he purchased it at the Dollar Store!
Snack:  100 piece snack.  I must admit that this is my least favorite activity of the day.  I was talked into it AGAIN by my team.  Anyone have any ideas how I can make this a more educational and smoother activity?????
Q-tip Painting:  Students used q-tips to paint 10 groups of 10.  I let them decided if they wanted to use 2 colors or 5 colors.  The only direction I gave them was to make a pattern. observation lesson.  I did not take any pictures.  I don't think that would have fit into any of Charlotte Danielson's domains!  I combined math and science standards.  I set out 10 objects.  In cooperative groups, students had to predict which objects would weigh less than 100 pennies, equal to 100 pennies, or more than 100 pennies.  Some groups had pennies, while other groups had 100 nickels.  (The groups counted the coins out BEFORE my observation!)  Then the cooperative groups got to test their predictions with pan balance scales. Let me just tell you that 100 nickels are HEAVY!  
After we tested our predictions, the groups discussed their results.  It took a while but they finally came to the conclusion that nickels must weigh more than pennies.  (Of course they finally got this as my principal was walking out the door.)  Overall, I think the lesson went okay.  Guess I will find out next week when I have my post observation conference!  
Here are the recording sheets I used.  I had groups of 3.  The jobs were Recorder, Materials Manager, and Reporter. 

Click {here} if you would like to download them.  They are free!

Please leave a comment and tell me how the make the 100 piece snack mix activity better!!!

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