Monday, January 31, 2011

100th Day of School

This past week was the 100th day of school!  It is such a fun day!  The kids get sooo excited about it and it is a great day to incorporate all kinds of reading, writing, and math activities.  Our reading story was I’m a Caterpillar and it went GREAT with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  So one of our activities was to compare and contrast with a Venn Diagram (forgot to take a picture).  Then we partnered up and the kids made ten circles on a piece of paper to make a caterpillar with 100 total circles.  We then brainstormed 100 foods the caterpillar would eat!  The kids LOVED this. We also made butterflies with our hands and figured out how many dots we would each have on our butterflies to make one hundred.  It worked out great that my 6 year olds made 6 dots and my 7 year olds made 7 dots.  We also made a chain of 10 different colors with 10 links each.  Place Value lesson: Make Ten, Turn It In!  I’ll leave you with a few not so good pictures..I need a new camera.

*Caterpillar and link ideas were from Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog.

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