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.
Our morning of free choice was also filled with all kinds of 100 fun! Some friends explored what they could build with 100 cups.
In the block center I asked our friends, "what can you build with 100 legos?"
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.