Valentine's Day Fun With Conversation Candy Hearts
I’d like to wish all of my readers a Happy soon-to-be Valentine's Day. It’s my favorite holiday. One of the things I do during February involves NECCO’s (New England Confectionary Company’s) conversational candy hearts. I did a little research and wanted to give you an FYI in case you're looking for some last-minute things to plug in for your Valentine's Day parties, although you could also use the candy hearts throughout this heart and friendship-themed month.
History of the Hearts:
The 164 year old company isn't the only manufacturer of hearts printed with cute quips (Palmer and Brach’s) also sells a similar variety as does Jelly Belly; and why not, with such a tremendous demand for this sweet little treat.
According to the National Confectioners Association, “About 8 billion hearts will be produced this year!” They say “…that’s enough hearts to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona and back twenty times!” The company has to produce 100,000 pounds of hearts a day to meet that demand as they sell that amount in 6 weeks during their peak Valentine’s Day season.
“Motto Hearts” as they were first called have been around since Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, and were popular during the Civil War as a crisp little candy with a paper note tucked inside a “Cockle” much like a fortune cookie. They looked like a shell. One could find a rather long note asking: "Please send a lock of your hair by return mail.”
In 1866, Daniel Chase, the brother of NECCO’s founder, Oliver Chase, invented the process of printing words on the candies. They were written in red dye and were an instant success, especially as wedding party favors. More recently, the US post office even created a stamp featuring two of them. For a full history of the company, click on the link.
I give my students each 10 hearts and have them count them, sort them by color, graph the results, and then we graph our color results as a whole group. I also do addition and subtraction skills with them. I call out various equations, write them on the board and have them arrange the equations with their hearts, raising their hands when they’ve figured out the answers.
After they are done using their hearts for our activities, I let them sample one of each color to decide which is their favorite flavor. They also decide which one is their favorite color and we graph the results. In 2010 NECCO introduced new flavors; strawberry, green apple, grape, orange, and blue raspberry as opposed to the traditional cherry, (pink) banana (yellow) and wintergreen (white). Click on the link to view/print the candy heart graphing.
In The Colors Of My Heart students make a cute cut and glue candy heart booklet that reviews the colors as a great reading and writing extension.
For a different writing extension, have your students copy the sayings from several of their hearts onto a sheet of paper, make their own conversation heart, color it, and deliver it to a family member. I also have my students do several writing activities involving the hearts including making a little booklet entitled: “Let’s Have A Conversation” and several skill sheets where they write and trace the sayings that are pictured on the hearts. Click on the link to check it out. Candy Heart Packet 32 pages filled with conversation heart activities including math.
I was not aware until I started doing research for this article that each Valentine’s Day NEECO makes up new messages on the candy hearts. Last year was the first time the American public was invited to join an online survey to decide on what they wanted the messages of love to be. My favorites: "Tweet Me", Text Me", "Love Bug" and "You + Me". The year before that had a theme of “food”. I liked: "Recipe 4 Love", "Table 4 Two" and “Yum-Yum”. Some sentiments have been in circulation since being made in a factory in 1902; like "Kiss Me", and "Be Mine". In 2003 it was the “School” theme with “Teach me” “Let’s read.” “Write me.” and “Whiz Kid” To see an archive of the sayings from past years click on the link.
Create A Paper Conversational Heart!
While surfing, I found a rather fun site where you can make your own conversation heart and then print it off via the “copy and paste image” method. Click on the link.
You can choose any of the 6 colors. I had fun making several for my husband including the one in the photo. If your student’s names are short (Less than 4 letters.) you can make one for each of them, or make a generic saying and then add their names after you print them off, such as the URAQT one that I made up on the yellow heart. (You are a cutie!) You could also type in some of your shorter word wall words.
This could also be a fun computer center for students to do independently.
Custom Made Hearts:
If a piece of paper just doesn’t do it for you, and you need the real thing NECCO does let you buy a custom-made print run with your special message! This amounts to over a million hearts though, (1.7 million to be exact) but the company says their hearts have a shelf life for freshness of 5 years! That should be plenty of time to eat or share them.
Otherwise, simply buy a small box, file off the saying with an emery board and using a food pen, write your own messages. Put them back in the box and tuck them under that special someone’s pillow, or put your students’ names on them, or you could make up a batch using your word wall words and set this up as a center so that students can use them to make simple sentences! While you’re at it, make a batch with numbers so that students can sequence too.
Conversational Heart Recipe:
I also found a site with a recipe for the conversation hearts. In their photo they made some quite large so you could write just about anything on them. It looked like a fun thing to do with “kids in the kitchen”. Click on the link to check out the good time.
The other dice game that my students play with their conversational heart is they simply use it as a marker, roll the dice, and move their heart that many squares as they go around the game board.
Take time for a little fun...
Something else you may enjoy that I discovered while doing research, was a candy quiz. I scored rather high (100%) so I’m not sure if it’s because I love candy, am good at taking quizzes or a trivia junky. But it was fun, and you may learn something new. Click on the link for a sweet trip.
Whatever heart you’re trying to converse with this month, I hope it's beating with happiness!
February is filled with all sorts of celebrations, from Ground Hog Day to 100 Day and on to Valentine’s Day. Sprinkle in some snow days if you’re from the blizzard belt or days when your students can’t go out for recess because it’s too cold and you might have a few hyper children to deal with.
You may be finding that your students are filled with an over abundance of energy and excitement at this time. It’s a great month to review your rules and regulations and consequences for not following through.
I believe it’s important for students to realize the value of behaving for the sake of behaving, however, I’m dealing with a young five and find that it’s also helpful at times to offer some sort of incentive to that end. It also teaches my students to be team players -- cooperation, being a key life skill in the real world they’ll soon be thrown into.
Here are a few ideas that I’ve effectively used in the past. Perhaps they’ll help you as well.
Lip Delicious Behavior Terrific Teeth:
I’m LOVING Your Great Behavior/Work:
We’re Hung Up On Great Behavior:
Hopefully, your students will all be stars without that extra tri- in "triumph over frustration." Just incase, you can feel a little better equipped with a few more behavior tricks that will be a treat for your students to take part in.
As always, if you have something that's working for you, I'd enjoy hearing your ideas so that I can share them with others. Thanks in advance for taking the time. email@example.com
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100-Day Bulletin Board Ideas
100 Day is coming up and it’s nice to have a bulletin board up a few days before your celebration, or to do on your 100th Day. Here are a few ideas that I dreamed up, that I thought you might enjoy doing with your students. For your convenience, click on the 100 Day Bulletin Board templates at the end to view/print them.
Happy 100 Day To Us! (Sung to the tune of Happy Birthday.)
We’ve Rocketed Our Way To 100 Day!
Learning Is “Snow” Much Fun!
Look Whooooooo’s 100 Days Wiser! What’s your favorite thing that you’ve learned?
We’re Writing Away On 100 Day!
A Valentine 100 Day B. Board:
100 Day Collection Poster: This poster idea can be found in the 100 Day Idea Article.
How I Might Look If I Live To Be 100! Also in this article is a picture of me as 100-year-old "Granny". A bit scary, but my students enjoy listening to her read a 100 Day story after they have made a drawing of themselves when they're as old as she is! This makes for an adorable b. board. You can include your students' current school pix with a "before" caption, next to their "oldie-but-goodie" "later" picture. The template for this is also in the 100 Day Idea Article.
Hunter the 100 Day Hound: This adorable puppy game/activity makes a cute bulletin board after its complete and can be found in the 100 Day Idea Article. You can write the numbers 1-100 on the sticker dots if you want.
Working Harder To Be 100 Days Smarter: Enlarge your students’ school pix, have them glue them to a rainbow-colored assortment of hearts. Cut out this caption from an Ellison die-cut machine. Have students glue the corner of their heart to the “Things I’ve learned in 100 days” scroll found in the packet in the above 100 Day Article.
Whatever you're planning for your 100th Day clebration, I hope you have 100's of great moments, filled with wonderful lessons worthy to display on a bulletin board!
Click on the link to print/view the 100 Day Bulletin Board Templates + article.
Our 100 Day Celebration: From Start To Finish
If you're looking for activities to do for your 100th Day of school, you've come to the right Blog! You can click on the FREE 100 Day 78-page unit at the end of the article to view/print the 100 Day activities that follow.
Come step into my classroom and teach with me for 100 Day with Mrs. H and her Y5's. This is a big article so I've broken it up into several parts.
Here's what I do for my 100th Day of school from start to finish: Hopefully you'll get some new ideas to help celebrate your special day!
BEFORE HAND: To prepare, buy some Smartie candies at The Dollar Store. One of my themes for the day is that my students are 100 Days Smarter! These are a sweet treat for them, match the theme of the day, melt quickly and are inexpensive.
100 Day Decorations:
A quick door decoration for your students to walk through on 100 Day is to measure a sheet of bulletin board paper the width of your door and the height of your students. Write Happy 100 Day on it with thick marker. Hang it at the top of your door with the writing facing out. Starting at the bottom, cut slashes of streamers up to the top so that they can walk through them. I tell my students not to pull on the streamers or they'll make them come down.
Things we have done all year long to get to this day:
We have a magnetic apple tree poster and have placed a numbered apple on it as part of our Morning Message. So it's a big deal to finally place the 100th apple on the tree. We quickly count these by 10's to 100.
We've also kept track of 100 days by coloring in a gumball on our gumball poster as part of our calendar time. To celebrate this, everyone has a penny on their desk and when they are done with their Table Top lesson they get to put it in my real gumball machine and get a piece of bubble gum to chew on 'til we are done with centers, then into the trash can it must go.
In the hallway chugging around the bottom of the wall is our 100-car choo-choo train. It was a nice way of keeping my students occupied while we waited for people to use the bathroom. I made an engine and a caboose. The rest of the cars were shapes. I used the colors of the rainbow. The star student of the day would get to write the number on it, and tell me what color and shape would be the pattern for the new car, then they'd hang it up with poster putty. While we waited for children to finish up in the bathroom I could ask all sorts of "I spy" or prediction questions using the train. Writing 100 on the caboose and adding it to our train was an exciting thing for my students. The children guessed how many yard sticks long our train would be and then we measured it. I laminated these pieces and a room helper erased the numbers with a Mr. Clean sponge so I could use them every year. The train also fit my "Little Engine That Could" theme of "I know you can do it!" because you are "Can-Do Kids!" I truly believe that a positive attitude is "everything" and I try extremely hard all year to promote that and build self-esteem. The train is a daily reminder of that philosophy.
Anyone who can count to 100 by 10's on this last day of assessments gets a little bottle of bubbles. Certificates will be awarded along with the bubbles. One of our stories during story time will be about bubbles, at which time they will get to pop open the bubbles and blow away. Hopefully we'll be able to make 100 bubbles. Some of our Table Top and center lessons revolve around the theme of bubbles and bubble gum because of these things.
We've had a small 100-piece puzzle (I've numbered the pieces so we can easily put this together) on the windowsill, that we've put a piece on each day and can now complete it.
I have an index card flip book that sits in our chalk sill that we flip a numbered card over each day as we count up to 100 Day. This is the final flipped card! We will also be turning over our last number on the 100-numbered pocket chart. I point to this chart to count by 5's to 100, because I make those numbers in a different color for that day.
100 Day Homework:
For homework, I send a small baggie home with a note that explains that they are to bring 5 small things in that are appropriate for gluing to our 100 Day poster. (I have 20 students so it's easy to do the math for this.) When they bring their baggie back, I call them up to the table and they squirt a dab of glue anywhere they want on our big 100 number and glue their "things" down. This poster has to dry over night and then we hang our collage of 100 things in the hallway. To make one, just make the number 100 in bubble letters on a piece of tag board and send my note home to parents a few days before 100 Day. I also pin a reminder on any child who hasn't brought a bag in before hand.
When I taught 1st grade I sent a note home 2 weeks before, along with a little 100 day journal, that explained I wanted them to bring back this booklet on 100 Day, with 100 words written in it (10 each day). These could be any new words that they wanted to learn and then to have their favorite one ready to share with their classmates.
I have a secret number that I hide behind a big question mark; today's number is 100. Everyone has guessed it correctly every year! I trick them a little bit, before I flip the card over and show them that they are correct, because I write it as a Roman numeral, which leads us into a discussion of different ways to write one hundred.
A Fun Way To Count To 100:
It's 100 Day so of course we have to count to 100. That can be pretty tedious for a bunch of 5-year-old's. I make it extra fun by stacking a pile of books! Here's a picture of a stack of 100 books taken in our library. I have a zillion books in my personal collection, so building a stack in my room and counting them as we go is no problem and lots of fun for my students. I have 20 students in my class so they each get to hold 5 books and take turns putting one on the pile. We make one huge pile and count as we go. Today is a very fun filled math day. As you can see by the other examples I have them counting to 100 several different ways through out the day.
100 Day Table Top Activities:
I start the day with Table Top lessons. Today I have a packet on their desk that's entirely themed around 100 Day.
To make that a bit more fun, the first few sheets are "Speed!" games. I design these so that my Y5's get used to things being timed, as they'll have to take timed quizzes and tests in the future, as well as do "mad-minute" math and be expected to finish and accomplish tasks in a certain amount of time. I want to get them used to that in a fun way so they won't have anxiety in later grades and "Speed" does the trick.
I've provided my 100 Day Table Top-skill sheet packet in the templates. The 1st few pages are the "Speed" games that we do as a whole group. I say: "Read-Set-100 Day!" and then they begin that paper. The 1st one done, shoots up their hand and I check to make sure they've got the answers correct. I allow 100 seconds for these papers. Everyone gets a 100 Day sticker or stamp on these pages; the child who is the 1st one done with the correct answers, gets a Smartie. I staple this packet together and they put their name on it. If you don't want to use it as a table top booklet, you can use the cover as a coloring page, or make it into a different skill sheet by writing addition or subtraction equations etc. on it. Pick and choose the pages that work for you.
From Table Top they independently transition to Centers.
100 Day Centers:
I run slap bracelets off on yellow construction paper, laminate the sheets, cut them out on a paper cutter, and then have my students trace the "Happy 100-Day", then I slap the bracelet on them and tape it on their wrist. If you don't want to use them as a bracelet, they make a nice bookmark for older students.
I have a variety of centers set up for them on long tables and TV trays that I put up for special occasions like today. If you don't have TV trays you may want to look for some at garage sales. They are perfect for centers as they can fit in a small space, are just the right size for little people, set up in a flash and are easy to store. If I haven't purchased 100 Day glasses for my kids, or made them on an Ellison die-cut machine, we make the paper plate mask listed in my Arts/Crafts & Activities side blog as one of the centers. There's also a shape mask in this packet if you'd like to reinforce shapes as well. This one's a bit more colorful. I like to nail as many report card standards as possible with any given project, so this one hits colors (I teach English and Spanish) as well as shapes, so I usually opt to do this one. I have a room helper pre-cut the shapes to expedite things, but older students have no problems whipping through the cutting.
100 Day Art Projects:
For fun and quick art projects you can make the toilet paper roll 100 Day Fireworks, A Rip and Tear 100, or The 100 Day Heart Dangler. I choose one option and have the supplies laying out for them. If you want to have some decorations up for this day, you could do the Rip and Tear 100 or the Dangler the day before and then decorate the room for your celebration. The Reinforcement Banner would be cute for this purpose as well. My favorite is the Rip and tear 100.
I cut rainbow-colored strips so I can reinforce the basic colors as stated above, plus a rainbow pattern. Each student needs only one set of strips to complete the picture. They turn out really colorful and my students enjoy making them. Have your students tear 3 strips at a time (if they can) with the red on top, followed by the orange and yellow.
Then a second set of Green, Blue, and Purple. I have my strips in order when I cut them on the paper cutter, and lay them out in sets for my students to grab. After they rip off a "square" section they should lay the entire color pattern group in one little pile (ROYGBP) so they won't get confused as to the order they need to glue them on. (They will have many little piles of 6 square-like torn pieces. They won't use them all.) I have them RUB a stripe of glue down a section of the number one and then begin sticking their color group onto the number. Then they make another glue stripe and stick another set of colors down. If they do it this way, they should be done with the entire project in about 6 minutes.
The slap bracelets are also a center at a TV tray and tucked in a long plastic organizational basket people buy to put in drawers. They are perfect for keeping my centers neat and keeping my students focused and organized when they work at them. They can also add a flat-backed jewel to their slap bracelet adhering it with a glue dot. I also have metallic heart stickers available if they'd like to put two of those on their bracelet on top of the zeros.
Because our 100 Day is right on the heels of Valentine's Day I thought it would be appropriate for them to make a valentine that said "I love you!" in 100 different languages. I went online and found out how you do that. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be thanks to the site listed below. Run off the master on red construction paper and have the children cut it out. To save time, and because they can't be run off, pre-cut larger black hearts and have them glue the red heart onto the black heart. Run off the 100 "I love you!" list, pre-cut it so that it will fit on the hearts.
Students glue the list to the red heart. Run off the poem + the "I love you so much!" Happy 100 Day from your smart ____________. Have them cut it out, glue it on the back of the heart and fill in kindergartner, first grader etc. in the blank and then sign their name. I punch holes on either side of the hearts and tie with a yarn bow. Thanks to this website where I found thr list: http://www.trap17.com/index.php/Quoti-Love-Youquot-100-Languages_t6060.html
Students also make a 100 Day Star necklace by simply stringing cut up neon or rainbow-colored straws on a piece of lacing plastic. Older students can string 100 pieces and separate each set of 10 with a pony bead. Run off the stars, laminate, and cut them out. Attach a tiny safety pin to the top of the star. When they are done stringing their necklace clip the star to the center of their necklace.
My students also make a 100 Day Crown, and a "This is how I will look when I'm 100-years-Old" face and then run it through Mr. Cruncher Muncher. Mr. Cruncher Muncher is a crinkling tool I bought at a craft store. It's simply a roller. When you insert a sheet of paper and crank the knob it churns out the sheet looking like a piece of corrugated cardboard. It's a great fine motor skill for my students. I do a crinkled "something" each month. Putting a flesh-toned oval in the machine provides "instant wrinkles" and a great affect for 100 Day project that my students really enjoy.
Dressing Up For 100 Day:
I often thought it would be fun for students to dress up as 100-year-old people for 100 Day. I dress up in the afternoon as a surprise guest speaker. I ask them the day before if they would like my granny to come visit and read a story to them. I explain that she just turned 100 in summer so she lives in a retirement home, but I could go pick her up. They are all excited. I remind them that she is very old and some people say she looks like a witch so please do not make fun of her.
They promise to be on their best behavior. I dress up in one of my Victorian tea dresses while they are at lunch, complete with a gray wig and old lady mask. One of my room helpers is there to bring my students in and I'm sitting in our reading rocking chair and welcome them with my crackling old lady voice. You can hear a pin drop.
A few ask if it's me, but they are all about the wonder and imagination of it and play along so we have fun reading a 100 Day story. After the story, I ask if I can use their bathroom, change in a minute and pop back out as me. To my surprise they are so excited to tell me about granny and ask me where she went! Their comments are quite hilarious.
100 Day Play Money:
One of their favorite centers is the play money. They find their sheet with their picture in the center of the 100 Dollar bills and are absolutely thrilled! They cut out their money, keep one of their bills and then exchange the others with friends so they have an assortment of money with their classmate's pictures!
I simply made a copy of a real 100 Dollar bill on my printer, shrunk it down, made a master of a set of 100 dollar mini-bills, made a copy of my class composite, cut those pictures into ovals, glued them to the center of the mini bills and ran off a set for each child on green copy paper. It takes a bit of time, but they are so surprised and excited when they go to this center that it's definitely worth it. My students also need lots of cutting practice, and when they get to do this activity they enjoy it, so they don't mind cutting out their own money. They also really enjoy choosing which friends they will exchange their money with.
I print off enough of my own money so that I can give each of my students a Mrs. Henderson 100 Dollar Bill. I make an extra copy of theirs and hang it up on a 100 Day bulletin board with the Caption: We Are Rich With Education And 100 Days Smarter! Look What We've Learned So Far: I post our 100 day glasses on the corner of our paper of what we learned. (This scrolled sheet is an activity you can also print out for your students.)
Great Fine Motor Skill Fun:
At another center they bingo dot a 100. This was in my Subscription member's Free February Newsletter-Packet. Check it out by clicking on the link and scrolling to the bottom of the article. Click on the February Apple Bytes Packet.
I can't link you directly to it, because if you're not registered on our site the monthly packets are invisible on the shopping cart. This bingo dot center is also one of their favorite centers. For some reason my Y5's LOVE bingo dabbing and it's a great fine motor skill where I can incorporate patterning.
Another fun fine motor skill for them is to put reinforcement holes on the number 100, I've also designed a pennant flag done with reinforcement holes for older students. The other favorite fine motor skill my students enjoy doing is a Pinch and Poke. They hang on to a large thumb tack or golf tee, lay on their tummies on the carpet, and poke a hole in whatever pattern is on the page. Today it is an oversized 100 Dollar bill that I made.
After they complete their centers and Table Top it's time for recess.
100 Day Math Games / Activities: Measuring-Guess-timating
I have 100 colored garage sale circle dots stuck all over the room. Each child gets to find 5 and stick them on Hunter the Hundred Day Dog, turning him into a spotted hound. To make one, put the dog picture on an overhead and trace him onto a large sheet of tag board. Buy 10 different colored stickers and then stick 10 of each color around the room. Figure out how many each child can find, and then let the game begin. Count the colors by 10's so that you can count quickly and move on to the next activity.
I make name labels for everyone and tell them that they have to take care of their label so that they can use it several times.
More Fun 100 Day Math Extensions:
Prior to doing the next activity, make sure you count out your steps so that you can see your children. My 100 steps is out the door and straight down the hallway, so my students don't have to turn any corners, and are always in plain sight.
When we get back, I have my students look at 100 Day books from their book basket. They lay on their tummies while I sprinkle 100 Day cards around the room.
100 Day Math Extensions: Weighing
Besides measuring we also weigh things.
100 Day Blast Off!
After lunch I set a timer to ring promptly one minute before 1:00 then as the exact time approaches, have a 10-9-8-7-6 count down and yell "Happy 100 Day!" like you would on New Years. I have my students get in a crouching position so they can bounce up into the air like a rocket ship. We sing some 100 Day songs at this time and march around the room to get the wiggles out.
100 Day Gross Motor Fun:
Other 100 Day Games & Activities:
THE END OF OUR DAY...
We end our day on a quiet note and do these things:
Zero The Hero
The lower grades get together and we have someone dress up as Zero the Hero and visit each class.
Snack Time: A special 100 Day snack called Derdnuh!
We eat our Derdnuh snack.
Quiet Time: A Special 100 Day Guessing Game
Guess which bags have 100 in them.
Discussion, Sharing & Story Time:
We share what our favorite thing was that we did during 100 Day. I ordered a 100 Day ball from Oriental Trading and I toss that back and forth to each child to give them a turn to talk.
I finish reading Sammy the Snake Counts up to 100 Day and let the children select one more 100 Day book from our basket and I read that. I made a Sammy skill sheet where students fill in the missing numbers from 1 to 100. I did not put in any other numbers other than 1 and 100. I leave that up to you to decide as to the difficulty of the sheet. Fill in as many as you want.
I have compiled their 100 Day contribution pages and made our 100 Day Class Books, so I share these with them as well. Click on the link which will take you to the February Writing Class Books article; there you can read the directions and click on the 100 Day Class Books . I've also included 2 other ones (I'd Walk 100 Miles For... and Our 100 Pictures) in this packet. For other 100 Day storybooks check out the link in my 100 Day Books bibliography in the February Books of the Month Blog. Scroll down the page, 100 Day Book Bibliography is the 2nd one.
My other favorite 100 Day book is Keiko Kasza's Wolf's Chicken Stew. If you get Mailbox Magazine and save your issues, check out the 2007-2008 Dec/Jan issue. I'm one of their freelance writers and on page 54 I did an article on this book. It includes several activities that would be perfect for 100 Day extensions, after you read the story. One's an easy baby chick that students make where they feed cookies to the chick. It's great for regular or skip counting. The other is a pig face they make and then cut out and sequence the 6 story circles and staple them to the pig's nose.
Something else I made up that will help your students practice writing and counting to 100 is my What's Missing? a fill-in-the-blank 100 Counting Skill Sheet Book. It's filled with a 100 grid for each month. More squares are left blank as the month's progress and children become more adept at this skill. To view/print one, click on the link.
Our day has now come to an end and I wish my Y5's one last "Happy 100 Day!" and tell them how proud I am of how far they've come, and how much they've learned. I give them each a "100 Day Certificate" and a "100 Words of Praise From Your Teacher" sheet that I made up so they can tuck it in with the rest of their goodies, as they pack up their things and get ready to leave. It's been a terrific day and I'm ready for a nice cup of tea and 100 minutes of peace and quiet...
100 Day is one of my favorite theme days.
I hope you gathered some ideas that will make 100 Day at your school extra special for you and your students/children too!
As always, if you have something fun that you do for your 100 Day, I'd love to hear from you! firstname.lastname@example.org
I've made this into a nice 100 Day Unit for you. It's chock full of all these ideas (78 pages! + the article's tips, 7 pages, for a grand total of 85 pages! Enjoy. )
1-2-3 Come Do Some Groundhog Activities With Me
I haven't wrapped my head around the fact that February is almost here. As usual, my life simply flies by, and January was no exception. I thought I'd better whip something together about groundhogs today. That holiday is always sneaking up on me.
If you're looking for a few things to plug into your day, you've come to the right place.
We spend about 15 minutes spying other shadows as well.
I hope you enjoy your Groundhog Day celebration and the little shadows in your classroom/home have a fun time learning!