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 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..............



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

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  2. Love the freebies and post sweet Mel!

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

    First Grade and Fabulous

  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.

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

  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!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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

  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 a wife...holy cow it just makes me sleepy I think I'll take a nap now for you!


  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 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!

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

    Kelly and Damien

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  13. I love your commentary under the pictures in your posts. LOL! From one teacher to another, it's good that we can laugh about this stuff, right. Thanks for all the great freebies and work samples!


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