Monday, February 27, 2012

The 100th Day of Kindergarten

It seems unreal that we have now had 100 days of class since the first day of Kindergarten!  The kids have been counting the days of school since that first day, and they were over-the-moon excited for today, the 100th day, to arrive!

The day started off much the same as the previous 99... the boys and girls began working on writing their letters by writing their names in their daily name book.  Reagan was deep in concentration with this task...

Until I called her name for her to pose for her camera happy Mommy of course!

The real excitement didn't occur until it was time for the special helper of the day, Adam, to begin the morning routine of counting the days.  You could feel the buzz in the air as he began the count...

It didn't take long before the kids were counting louder and louder as the big moment was about to arrive...  94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99...


Each of the boys and girls had brought a small big filled with 100 items to school today, and I was able to convince them to pose for a quick class picture, holding their items.

We had debated for over a week as to what 100 items Reagan was going to take.  She insisted on taking something that none of the other kids would bring, and she also wanted it to be something that she could share with all of her friends.  After much deliberation, we decided on SILLY BANDZ!  After all, thanks to Reagan's cousins and Auntie Anna and Pops & Momsey back in Carolina, we have probably close to 500 silly bands!

The kids spent a good portion of the afternoon sorting each of their 100 things into groups.  They could choose how they wanted to sort them... size, colour, shape, etc.  After all of Reagan's silly bandz had been sorted numerous different ways, they then sorted them into 20 random piles of 5 so that each of her classmates could take home a few for themselves.

It was a super fun day, and a great way to practice counting and sorting as well!

Happy 100th Day Everyone!

I just did a quick count, and we now have 74 days of school remaining until Summer Vacation!

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