Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 100 is Soon!

Day 100 is only a week away in my school district.  Some of you have already celebrated, and some will be celebrating in the next week or so. 

We do a number of things to celebrate the 100th day of school, most of them have something to do with internalizing the number 100.  I've got a game of 4 digit numbers, where the children will be adding or subtracting 100 from the 4 digit number.  We'll be making sets of 100, using the base 10 blocks, skip counting to 100 and by 100s.  We'll brainstorm 100 things we love, 100 things we learn, and 100 things to do. 

My favorite part of the day is a little tradition I've started in my school.  We go "Day 100 Caroling".  I have several songs that have to do with Day 100 that we sing.  We visit as many classrooms that will have us, and sing a song to each room.  It's a great treat for the kids, since they typically rarely go into other classrooms.  I see many of my former students, who remember the songs and sometimes get up and sing with us.  The office staff and the kitchen staff wait for these moments all year.  Most of the songs I can't share because I didn't write them, but this one I wrote myself, and I'm sure you know the tune... Yankee Doodle.  Enjoy!

Sally

2 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I've never heard of anyone going caroling on the 100th Day. Bet the kids love it! Thanks for the song.

    Dee
    First Impressions

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  2. Hi Sally! I found your blog through the TBA Linky Party, and I LOVE your song. I cannot wait to use it with me students. Now to teach them Yankee Doodle Dandy :)

    Catherine
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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