The 100th day of the school year is a very important day in the life of a Kindergartener.
It is the culmination of a lot of mathematical concepts that have been taught since the first day. From the very first day of school, the children have been keeping track of the number of days they've been in school in anticipation of the 100th day. They have used straws to count the days, moving from single- to double-digits and now, finally, to their first three-digit number.
Through daily exposure to math routines, we have introduced the children to rote counting in ones, fives, and tens; place value; tally marks; and noticing the many patterns on the 100th chart.
The day is a wonderful celebration of all this learning, and this year's activities are:
- Building a 100 cup structure
- Making a 100 headband
- Sorting and counting 100 objects
- Picking up popcorn with chopsticks (timed to 100 seconds)
- Eating a 100-day snack - a carrot stick and two halves of a mini bagel
The teaching team also celebrated today by dressing up as 100-year-olds!
Below is a slideshow of photos from our celebration; click through for even more (parent login required):