100 Days of Preschool

Today we had so much fun celebrating our 100th day of school! All of the kids were invited to dress up like they were 100 years old. Our class made for some adorable senior citizens, let me tell you! We had some good laughs seeing each other's silly costumes and thinking about what it will be like to be 100 years old some day. Here' a little preview of a class book I plan to make with their pictures from today and some of the things they said about being 100 years old.

"When I am 100 years old, I will eat salad with an old lady."
"When I am 100 years old, I will celebrate with my family!"
"When I am 100 years old, I will do the dishes."
"When I am 100 years old, I will walk very slow because I'm old."
"When I am 100 years old, I will eat grapes and watch football."
"When I am 100 years old, I will dress up and wear a grandma's clothes."
"When I am 100 years old, I will be a grandpa with wrinkles!"
"When I am 100 years old, I will send messages at work."
"When I am 100 years old, I will work and use money to pay for stuff."
"When I am 100 years old, I will be a grandfather."
"When I am 100 years old I will play with my sister and have a pet cat. And maybe a pet bunny, too."

Our morning of free choice was also filled with all kinds of 100 fun! Some friends explored what they could build with 100 cups.

Other friends got creative in the art center. Today, we were working on pictures with the numerals 1-0-0. They worked on different ways they could "hide" the numbers in their picture.

Emilia and Naisha worked at the art table to try to "hide" 100 in a picture.
Emilia hid her 100 as "a face with glasses" and Grace created "a beautiful crown".

In the block center I asked our friends, "what can you build with 100 legos?"

Aiden, Will, and Lucas used 100 legos to make a "house with a tree in the front yard."
"I'm going to use 100 legos to make a fence!" Clayton told me.
Will and Lucas tried to use 100 cups to make a "mine with a train track tunnel!"
We met up with Mrs. Barber's class to admire their costumes and take a picture! These kids make 100 years old look pretty good!

At meeting today, we explored what 100 looks like. We looked at the collections of 100 items that some friends brought from home. Our friends noticed right away that 100 looks different depending on the item you are counting. "Molly's Froot Loops are bigger than Emilia's smarties and her bag is more fuller!" David observed.

I also asked the kids to predict how high 100 drops of water would fill a container. Most friends thought it would fill the container all the way to the top. Some friends even guessed that the container would overflow with water. Each child took a turn dropping some water in the vase and helping us count all the way to 100.

We were pretty surprised to learn that our prediction was wrong. 100 drops of water was barely even visible in the vase once we were done!

As you can imagine, everyone is napping off our busy morning right now! Thank you for your support at home. The digging up costumes, painting faces, and powdering hair was worth it for a morning of laughter and learning with our friends!

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Randilyn Bowling
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