## Friday, March 18, 2011

### Weeks 23 and 24: 100 Day Party!

We did a number of things these past two weeks, but really this post is all about our 100 Day Celebration!

First, I used last year's idea and scattered the numbers 1-100, written on apple Post-Its, all over the walls of our main floor. The twist this year is that the numbers from 51-100 were written as math problems for Harry to solve, to make it a little more difficult. With the help of their (stuffed) friends Hedwig and Scabbers, Harry and Ron made it through with flying colors!

Then it was time for 100-shaped breakfast items: eggs, pancakes, and ham!

Ron and Harry counted out 100 popcorn kernels:

And the popcorn became a part of our 100 pieces of snacks, which everyone counted out on their own:

Then it was estimation time! The question the boys pondered was which one of the three containers of candy had 100 total pieces:

I gave them the technique of counting out 10 of each and using that as the basis for their estimation:

(And yes....they did get to sample some of the goodies after the counting was done!)

Next, a quick probability exercise: what happens when you flip a coin 100 times?

An art project: what can you create out of 100 dots of paint?

Harry walked 100 steps from home...

...then drew a picture of himself at age 100 while Ron built a ship out of 100 Lego pieces:

Lastly, our celebration cupcakes: 10 cupcakes each with 10 sprinkles on top!

And that was our 100 Day Celebration! Lastly, on an unrelated note, I read The Grouchy Ladybug with the Ron and Dobby, and they painted these cute rocks to commemorate the story:

Weren't they adorable? =) Hope you had a wonderful week! We start Spring Break next week, hooray!

1. Wow- lots of great ideas! It looks like they had a lot of fun.

Mary

2. Looks like so much fun! I'll have to remember this for next year.

3. Such fun ideas!

4. So many GREAT ideas, Helen! We're going to be celebrating our 100 days of K with Eli in a couple of weeks. I think I'll be stealing some of your ideas!! ;)

5. Those are wonderful ideas. You did all that in one week? I want to come to school at your house. It must be fun!

6. Wow! You really do have a bunch of ideas! What a terrific celebration!

7. Great ideas! I think we'll do this next year!

8. Thanks for visiting everyone! We all had fun and hopefully I can think of new ideas next year! =)

9. Helen,

We passed 100 days about two weeks ago and never celebrated even though I had plans. I may have to throw a party anyway. It looks like your boys had a wonderful time.

10. These are really great ideas!!! Looks like so much fun!!!