Happy 100th Day! and a Freebie!





Today we celebrated our 100th day of school!  It was so much fun to celebrate how much we have learned in first grade so far!  My team sent home this 100th day letter asking the students to dress as if they were 100 years old.  So darling! Here are a few of the old folks in my class lining up...










It was adorable to watch them limp down the hall!


We added to our ensembles with these fun 100th day crowns from Mrs. Lee.






For homework this week my kids were to create some kind of poster with 100 items on it.  They were very creative!











The morning was spent playing hundred dice games and writing about what our lives will be like when we are 100 years old.  I didn't get any pictures of this, but I did write down a few things I overheard while students were working on these things:





"Old people are always hungry."


"Ahhh, my back!"


"I didn't walk like this back in 1980."





Haha, first graders are so much fun!  To showcase that we are 100 days smarter we created these posters with 100 math equations we can solve, 100 words we can write, and 100 friends we have made.














The highlight of the day was probably making these 100 fruit loop necklaces!







The whole room smelled very sugary and sweet during this activity! :)







Students used these free sorting mats (here) to organize their necklaces before stringing the fruit loops onto a piece of yarn.










I wanted to drive home the base ten concept with these necklaces so I had my students put a little "10 checkpoint" after every 10th fruit loop all the way up to 100.


You can grab these little "10 checkpoints" for free right here!  They were printed on card stock for sturdiness and then students used a single hole punch to make a hole before stringing them on the necklaces. 








Okay, I lied.  The highlight of the day was probably the 100th Day Trail Mix!  I asked each student to bring in a sandwich bag of 100 snack items.  We mixed it all up and divided out the goods!









It was interesting to watch how some kids meticulously sorted their trail mix into categories based on attributes :), and others just dove in and gobbled the whole thing up!










The whole day was such fun!  Hurray for making it to the 100th day!  It has been a great year so far and I am so excited for the many adventures to come!  80 more days to go! 


Not that I'm counting...


Happy 100th Day! and a Freebie!


Today we celebrated our 100th day of school!  It was so much fun to celebrate how much we have learned in first grade so far!  My team sent home this 100th day letter asking the students to dress as if they were 100 years old.  So darling! Here are a few of the old folks in my class lining up...


It was adorable to watch them limp down the hall!
We added to our ensembles with these fun 100th day crowns from Mrs. Lee.


For homework this week my kids were to create some kind of poster with 100 items on it.  They were very creative!



The morning was spent playing hundred dice games and writing about what our lives will be like when we are 100 years old.  I didn't get any pictures of this, but I did write down a few things I overheard while students were working on these things:

"Old people are always hungry."
"Ahhh, my back!"
"I didn't walk like this back in 1980."

Haha, first graders are so much fun!  To showcase that we are 100 days smarter we created these posters with 100 math equations we can solve, 100 words we can write, and 100 friends we have made.




The highlight of the day was probably making these 100 fruit loop necklaces!



The whole room smelled very sugary and sweet during this activity! :)



Students used these free sorting mats (here) to organize their necklaces before stringing the fruit loops onto a piece of yarn.


I wanted to drive home the base ten concept with these necklaces so I had my students put a little "10 checkpoint" after every 10th fruit loop all the way up to 100.
You can grab these little "10 checkpoints" for free right here!  They were printed on card stock for sturdiness and then students used a single hole punch to make a hole before stringing them on the necklaces. 


Okay, I lied.  The highlight of the day was probably the 100th Day Trail Mix!  I asked each student to bring in a sandwich bag of 100 snack items.  We mixed it all up and divided out the goods!



It was interesting to watch how some kids meticulously sorted their trail mix into categories based on attributes :), and others just dove in and gobbled the whole thing up!


The whole day was such fun!  Hurray for making it to the 100th day!  It has been a great year so far and I am so excited for the many adventures to come!  80 more days to go! 
Not that I'm counting...

The February Packet {and a giveaway!}







I'm sorry that I've been a little bit absent as of late.  You see, after the move I was able to locate my camera, but my camera's battery charger has mysteriously disappeared.  Do let me know if you see it, okay?





I come to you this morning from the land of the sick.  Yesterday evening my head started feeling like it was swimming underwater without oxygen and a whole bunch of pressure smacking down upon it, so after much internal debate I decided to take a sick day.  Good thing, too.  Today my head is going deep-sea diving.  





I have a really hard time taking sick days because, along with the guilt of not being there for my students, I have a million questions whizzing through my head:





"What is the sub like?"  


"Will my kids be alright without me for a day?" (yes...of course)  


"Are these last minute plans good enough?"


"How behind will this set us?"


"How bad is it if I miss that after school meeting?"


  And my favorite, "What if they forget all about me?"





Trying to set all of that aside, here I am today.







My view from the couch this morning, via husband's ipad.





The one good thing about this kind of miserable downtime is that it has allowed me to finish up my new February Packet!










I have so enjoyed making and using these monthly packets with my class and I hope that they can be useful to you as well.  They are full of great easy-to-use printables and and many activities that can be used in a variety of ways (centers, small-group, fast finisher, etc.) If you are interested in my previous monthly packets click here: October, November, December, January





Here are some of my favorite pages from the February packet!










































And there is a whole lot more besides that.  56 pages of no-prep teaching activities! 





Click here or the picture below to check it out!  Also, it will be WAAAYYYYYYYY discounted for the next week or so.  My sick head might be contributing to poor judgment in pricing :).


Grab it fast for cheap!










Have a good day!  I'm going back to bed...

Oh, I almost forgot.  I would love to give some of these packets away for free!  Leave a comment about how your day is going and I will randomly select a few to receive the new packet!



The February Packet {and a giveaway!}


I'm sorry that I've been a little bit absent as of late.  You see, after the move I was able to locate my camera, but my camera's battery charger has mysteriously disappeared.  Do let me know if you see it, okay?

I come to you this morning from the land of the sick.  Yesterday evening my head started feeling like it was swimming underwater without oxygen and a whole bunch of pressure smacking down upon it, so after much internal debate I decided to take a sick day.  Good thing, too.  Today my head is going deep-sea diving.  

I have a really hard time taking sick days because, along with the guilt of not being there for my students, I have a million questions whizzing through my head:

"What is the sub like?"  
"Will my kids be alright without me for a day?" (yes...of course)  
"Are these last minute plans good enough?"
"How behind will this set us?"
"How bad is it if I miss that after school meeting?"
  And my favorite, "What if they forget all about me?"

Trying to set all of that aside, here I am today.

My view from the couch this morning, via husband's ipad.

The one good thing about this kind of miserable downtime is that it has allowed me to finish up my new February Packet!


I have so enjoyed making and using these monthly packets with my class and I hope that they can be useful to you as well.  They are full of great easy-to-use printables and and many activities that can be used in a variety of ways (centers, small-group, fast finisher, etc.) If you are interested in my previous monthly packets click here: October, November, December, January

Here are some of my favorite pages from the February packet!












And there is a whole lot more besides that.  56 pages of no-prep teaching activities! 

Click here or the picture below to check it out!  Also, it will be WAAAYYYYYYYY discounted for the next week or so.  My sick head might be contributing to poor judgment in pricing :).
Grab it fast for cheap!


Have a good day!  I'm going back to bed...

Oh, I almost forgot.  I would love to give some of these packets away for free!  Leave a comment about how your day is going and I will randomly select a few to receive the new packet!