1-2-3 Come Eat 100 Things With Me!
I LOVE Eric Carle, especially The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I can teach all sorts of concepts with that story.
It's a bit early to be posting butterfly "stuff" that teachers are usually working on in April here in the midwest, however, I thought I'd post it now as I had the caterpillar eating 100 things, that fits in perfect for 100-Day, which some of you still haven't celebrated.
I have 2 different "last" pages for you to choose from: 1 celebrates 100-Day, the other has an ending that fits in nicely no matter what day of the year it is.
I enjoy nailing at least 3-5 Common Core State Standards when I design a lesson. This one covers quite a few CCSS: RF.K1a, RF.K.1c, RF.K.3a, RL.K.10, RF.K.4, L.K.2a, L.K.2b,L.K.5a, K.OA.1a, K.MD.3 K.CC.1a, K.CC.5, 1.NBT.2c, 1.NBT.5, 1.MD.3
Since the original Very Hungry Caterpillar goes through the days of the week, I decided to have this starving caterpillar eat through the hours in a day, so that I could cover telling time.
The packet includes
Students trace and write numbers & number words, as well as the time, drawing the appropriate hands on the clock.
They also circle the capital letters and add end punctuation to the simple sentences. I've used as many sight and Dolch words that I could fit in, that sounded appropriate.
Children cut and glue the groups of 10 pieces of food to their matching numbered boxes, as they count by 10's to 100.
I think you'll find this a fun addition to your day, no matter what you use it for.
Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats 100 Things.
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"All I have learned, I learned from books." -Abraham Lincoln
I thought it would make a fun, quick and easy 100-Day activity if students designed their own crazy looking Googol Monster, wrote the googol number on their body somewhere and then added googlie (wiggle) eyes.
This 51-page Goolgol Monster packet will help with Common Core State Standards: L.K2a, L.K2b, K.CC.1, K.CC.2, K.CC.3, K.CC.4c
It’s chock full of wonderful activities for that "something different" for your 100-Day celebration, or simply helping your students learn to count to 100 and 120.
Click on the link to view/download the Googol Monsters activity packet.
If you're looking for more monster number fun, be sure and check out my Monster Math activity packet.
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“The secret for success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” –Benjamin Disraeli
98, 99, Hooray! It's 100-Day!
Are you looking for a fun, quick and easy writing prompt for 100 Day?
How about a poster? Simply run them off and have students fill in their answers. Add a photograph for pizzazz and mount on construction paper.
What an awesome 100-Day bulletin board these will make. Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Writing Prompt Poster.
After I had designed the poster, my thoughts some how drifted to making a 100-Day quilt. I decided to expand the above writing prompts and dreamed up this equally easy quilt-square template.
There are several different things you can do with this 100-Day quilt template. Run off the larger quilt square on a variety of colored construction paper.
Divide 100 by the number of students you have in your class to see how many quilt squares each person gets.
If this is an odd number you can do the remaining ones, or ask the principal, secretary or another staff member, that the children know, to do 1 too.
Run the writing prompt quilt squares off on white construction paper.
Cut them apart, toss them in a container and have each child pick out X number of squares to complete.
In order to practice another Common Core State Standard, I purposely left off end punctuation.
Remind students to add the end punctuation after they have filled in the blanks.
It would be a good idea to review the period and exclamation point with them.
When you show students your sample, be sure and explain that their answers can be funny, but that they should make sense.
For example, it’s obvious that you can’t fit 100 dinosaurs in a lunch box, but you wouldn’t even put 1 in a lunch box. They need to think of things that are appropriate, things that they normally would find in a room, locker, yard, etc.
In the blank spaces, they need to draw, use stickers, pictures from a magazine, a photograph or clip art, to illustrate their square.
Students choose whatever colored squares they want to glue their writing prompt squares on.
Assemble the quilt squares on the wall, bulletin board or pieces of tag board and display.
Assembling the quilt squares is a nice way to practice a color pattern. Another thing you can do is have each student do the entire quilt-block template.
It only took me 15 minutes to find all of the clip art and do the sample, so this is not a huge homework assignment.
Parents can interview younger children, and fill in the blanks with their answers.
You can have each child be responsible for their own background, to glue their answer quilt to, suggesting to parents in a note home, that they choose a large square sheet of fun-colored or patterned piece of scrapbook paper.
To expedite things, you could also simply buy a nice variety of sheets and let your students choose one. Along with their writing prompt quilt, give them each a !00 Day header strip for them to glue at the top of their quilt.
Hole punch each side and string with yarn. Add student photographs to make their quilts even more of a keepsake and add pizzazz to your display.
Be sure and make a quilt yourself. So you have an example to share with your students. If you don’t have the time, I’ve included my completed template for you to fill in and add a backing. My final quilt is a little fancier.
I cut a 3rd size square template and chose 3 different patterns of scrapbook paper. After you have glued all of the squares together, students glue them on a large sheet of colored construction paper of their choice.
Top with the header caption and add a hanger. You can also add photographs to these larger quilts too. Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Quilt Poster Writing Prompt
Whatever quilt you decide on, I know your students will enjoy making them, and your display will be awesome!
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