Happy 100th Day…. and…. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whew! We had a busy, busy week in first grade. With the 100th day of school and Valentine’s day back-to-back, it made for a fun, crazy, and exciting last two days of the week 🙂

100th Day

100th Day

Up first… the 100th day of school! It’s such a great milestone in our year. It means that we are 100 days into our journey- 100 days smarter and 100 days bigger! The kids {and teachers} love this day. It’s just a lot of fun- the kids are so proud of being in school this long and are so excited to celebrate!

We have the kids decorate capes at home, with 100 things on them of course! We wear the caps all day long and as one kiddo told me, “We’re just like super heroes!” Yes, we were 🙂

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

Capes!

Capes!

They all looked so awesome! We had stickers, pictures, stars, and pom pons! They all reflected the kid’s personalities and all looked so cool. They are the perfect thing to help us celebrate this important day.

We spent the day doing lots of exciting 100th day themed things, including…..

writing 100 words….

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

…..singing 100th day songs…..

100th Day

100th Day

….dancing to 100th day songs….

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

….finding, coloring, and graphing 100 pictures in the number 100…..

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

….rolling dice and coloring pictures up to 100…..

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

…..and seeing what weighed more than 100 coins!

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day

It was a blast! Everything we did revolved around the number 100. It was a really great day and one we will all remember.

 

As if that wasn’t enough fun….. the next day was our Valentine’s Day celebration!

Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day!

We used candy hearts to sort, count, and graph in math.

Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day!

Of course, we also made these ADORABLE bags to hold all of our Valentine’s day cards.

Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day!

They were so easy to make. The white heart was cut out for the kids and they had to cut up pieces of red and pink to make a mosaic. After, we just glued on their name and stapled to a brown lunch bag. It made for the perfect place to pass out and store our cards to each other!

Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day!

I didn’t get any other pictures because we were too busy celebrating! But the rest of our day included lots of Valentine’s day stories, Valentine’s day cards, and Valentine’s day snacks. We had a great celebration!

Overall, it was a great two days. They were filled with smiles, laughs, and lots of hugs! This is a great bunch of kiddo’s and I really enjoyed celebrating with them!

Thanks for checking out our first grade adventure!

100 Days of School!

 

100th Day!!!

100th Day!!!

Yesterday we celebrated the 100th day of school! The kids came in so excited and we spent the day doing all things “100”!

100th Day Crowns

100th Day Crowns

First up was making 100th Day crowns! The kids colored in their crowns that said “______ is 100 days smarter!” and we attached them to paper bands.

100th Day Crowns

100th Day Crowns

100th Day Crowns

100th Day Crowns

100th Day Crowns

100th Day Crowns

After lunch (we only had a half day of school), the kids put on their capes! Earlier in the month, we sent home cut pieces of tablecloth and told the students to make a 100th day cape! (many students made their own capes which was awesome too!) We got the idea from Pinterest (of course!) and did it last year. It was a BIG hit so we knew we had to repeat it this year. The kids can decorate their capes however they’d like! Many kids put 100 things on their capes.

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

Capes!

100 fingers!

100 fingers!

Pink cape!

Pink cape!

I love how different they all are and how they reflect that student’s personality! I love seeing all their capes, and love how much fun the kids have in them 🙂

What did I wear? Not a cape. This year, one of my first grade co-workers came across the idea to make shirts with tally marks made of ribbon. The tally marks count to 100. So….

Shirt!

Shirt!

That’s what we made! How cute did they turn out? The kids loved it and right away were counting the tally marks. They were so excited to see the teacher’s celebrating too!

Up close

Up close

They were simple to make. We bought a bunch of ribbon from Wal-Mart and then just cut out pieces. Then, we hot glued them to t-shirts. They turned out so cute!

 

Next up, another fun 100th day activity! The kids cut out the numbers “1” “0” “0”…

Cutting

Cutting

Cutting

Cutting

Cutting

Cutting

…and then had to use those numbers to create a picture. They had to use their imagination and turn them into something else. Their ideas were awesome- as usual 🙂

A dog

A dog

A butterfly

A butterfly

A lion

A lion

A house

A house

An angry bird!

An angry bird!

A snowman

A snowman

A car

A car

These were just a few of the amazing ideas I saw! The kids really liked this activity and were giggling as they saw how everyone turned their numbers into something different.

Next up, a little moving! We love getting our wiggles out, so what a better way to do that than moving along while counting to 100! We did several songs where the kids had to do different exercises while counting, the Macarena while counting, and other sing-along songs!

Moving and Counting

Moving and Counting

Moving and Counting

Moving and Counting

Moving and Counting

Moving and Counting

Moving and Counting

Moving and Counting

We also read the story “It’s the 100th Day Stinky Face!” (we read a different Stinky Face story on Valentine’s day and the kids loved it)

In the story, he can’t think of what to bring for the 100th day of school. He ends up (spoiler alert!) bringing 100 questions.

After, I told the kids that we probably ask 100 questions in school everyday too! But we also probably can write 100 words as well. So I gave my little genius’ a question: Can you write 100 words? Yeah!

Book

Book

Writing 100 words

Writing 100 words

Writing 100 words

Writing 100 words

They were off! The kids were really focused. While they were writing, I could hear them say things like “Wow, I have half done!” “Oh man, I can’t wait to write 100 words!”. It was really cute 🙂

Writing 100 words

Writing 100 words

Writing 100 words

Writing 100 words

Writing 100 words

Writing 100 words

Writing 100 words

Writing 100 words

Writing 100 words

Writing 100 words

Writing 100 words

Writing 100 words

So, that about sums up our 100th day! It was filled with lots of fun things. The kids are definitely 100 days smarter, bigger, more creative, and turning into the most wonderful first graders! Here’s to the next 100 days!

Thanks for checking in on our adventure! Be sure to come back soon!