Saturday, February 2, 2013

100th Day

Yesterday was the 100th day of school and I have to admit that I have always been sort of a Negative Nancy when it came to celebrating the 100th day. I was in the mindset that it was more of a kindergarten and first grade thing. I mentioned the 100th day a time or two in my teaching career, but never really did anything about it. The bloggy world and Pinterest have changed me. I first stumbled upon some fantastic free 100th day writing sheets from Lesson Plan Diva. One has the students write what they'd do if they had 100 dollars, and another has them write about what their life would be like when they were 100. So silly. I love it.

I let my students choose which one they'd like to use for writing yesterday and then I spent my lunchtime reading them over and CRACKING up in my room. Alone. With the door open. So much so, that a coworker came over to see what I was doing. I'm pretty sure she was doing a wellness check to make sure I wasn't losing it. 

 This little darling wrote: "If I were 100 years old I would be pretty. I would have pearl earrings and necklace and 1,000 dollars and 5 cats."

This little dude wrote, "Sitting.........just sitting. Going to the store, boring stuff. Nothing really." Hahahaha!

Oh...this one. "I would be grumpy. Old, thin, lazy and festering. And I would hate bad weather!" This is the one that I pretty much lost it over. The picture alone! 

I love their idea of what older people do, and how crabby they can be!

Reading what the students would buy with 100 dollars was also pretty entertaining. Chocolate, cats, 
pet alligators and spiders. 

At the end of the day I brought out 100 plastic cups and told the students that one of their choices for Friday Choice time was to build a 100 cup structure. I think some of the kids peed themselves they were so excited! 

They got started right away and even included a "drawbridge." I really thought they were going to have more fun knocking it over than building it, but they were very protective of it and didn't even want to knock it over at the end of the day. 

A little peek into my 100th day of school. Next year, I'm definitely doing more. Especially when I heard that a 5th grade class had a 100th day talent show where they had to do something 100 times. So many great ideas out there. 

Don't forget about the maj-uh sale going on at TPT! Have an excellent weekend! 


  1. I love "festering". Glad you got to enjoy your 100th day!

  2. Those are great! I've never been much on the 100th day either (I teach 4th) but I think that's all about to change! :-) Thanks for sharing your cuties' writing!

    Craft of Teaching