Sunday, January 13, 2013

100th Day, Penguin Ideas & a FREEBIE!


We are not celebrating the 100th day for several weeks but I wanted to put some pics up from last year. This is a sign I made that was hanging in our doorway.

I did this super quick on my smartboard. I designed a sign that I will display for them when they walk in. You will have to read further.




I have always done the 100th day snack. Each child is assigned what to bring so we don't wind up with 10 bags of pretzels. This way there is a variety that they can choose from. Then we do all kinds of math activities after we sort our snacks. 

My ultimate favorite creation! Since I taught kindergarten I have had the students come to school wearing something with 100 on it. I've had sooooooo many really creative ideas & I will have to see if I have pics of all of them. The one above & below are all from last year. 









Aren't those fun??? I can't wait to see what this class comes up with! I always tell them "DON'T TELL ME! I WANT TO BE SURPRISED!" I really do..in fact I am having our 100th day celebration on the 101st day since I will be at a textbook adoption caravan. I bought an updated 100th day shirt from TEACHINGBLOGADDICT & I just HAVE to wear it!

I am planning on wearing one of my many Sheldon striped shirts underneath since it's F.R.E.E.Z.I.N.G here in Chicago! 

We did a ton of fun activities & there is a TON of ideas on all the teacher blogs & especially on TPT. I do highly recommend the following products that I personally will be using this year. 

The first unit is from Jeannie from Kindergarten Lifestyle! Love her! She is an author for FREEBIE-LICIOUS with me! 




 This unit is from 1st Grade Hip Hip Hooray! IT.IS.WONDERFUL!




Now for a fun little 100th day freebie! 
 I will be displaying the sign above on my smartboard when they arrive at school!
This is the certificate they will each get. I think I might run it on white & let them color it. I did not make one in color........raise your hand if you have colored ink??? Yeah, I thought so. Do the ink police work in your office too???
 Once upon a time I used to have them do a big project BUT we all know the CCSS police might stop by our hallway. This will be going into their memory/writing binders. I might whip up a sheet to put an actual photo on....a class photo.
And this will be displayed in our classroom so I make sure and hit that erhwoeirfjewofhal indicator. 

These are the cutie patootie Rockhopper headbands we made last year. I used the last of the yellow feathers I had. I used to pull apart yellow boas or yellow feather dusters. My co-workers used yellow crepe paper (streamers) or yellow construction papers & it actually turned out super cute! Do you think I have enough penguin stuffed animals?


 Because I know will get questions here are the steps....EASY PEASY! 

When we make these this year it will be on penguin day. They will hop to special, waddle to lunch, & all be dressed in black & white. Stay tuned..............

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12 comments:

  1. such a cute sign for them to walk in on the 100th day :0) Love these ideas!

    Jeannie
    <a href="www.kindergartenlifestyle.blogspot.com>Kindergarten Lifestyle</a>

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  2. Love the freebies and post sweet Mel!

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  3. Great pictures!! Thanks for the freebies! :)

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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  4. Thank you for the freebie! I LOVE the idea of putting 100 somethings on their clothes. Totally doing that this year instead of the tired old 100 collection.
    Sara
    PolkaDotKinders@blogspot.com

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  5. Thank you for the adorable freebie! You have the cutest class! Thanks for sharing all the pictures!
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  6. Hi Mel,
    I LOVE the girl with the 100 braids! How clever is that mom?!? The rockhopper penguin hat is precious too. Thanks for sharing!
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  7. Just found your blog 0- great ideas!!!! Thanks, Lisa

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  8. Can I just say - WOW - You are truly an inspiration. I have to ask...WHEN do you have time to do all your wonderful centers????????????? Not only creating them on the computer and making them beautiful for all of us - but creating them! laminating cutting...You MAKE these - how much time did the winter 80+ pg center unit take you to create, and make for your kids? I just don't know how on earth you manage all this and still blog...teach...be a wife...holy cow it just makes me sleepy I think I'll take a nap now for you!

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  9. I have really enjoyed reading your blog, You put really very helpful information. Keep it up.

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  10. Mel, this is a great post, filled with inspiring 100 day ideas!
    I also do the "wear 100 of something" and last year a student came in with 100 rocks and pebbles glued to a vest....by mid-morning he was begging to take it off because it was too heavy!
    I am using your template for the award when we celebrate our special day next Wed.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Julie

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  11. your 100th day stuff is adorable and just in time our 100th day is tomorrow!

    thanks
    Kelly and Damien

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