Well, as Kerri mentioned, today we had our wet and rainy 100th Day of School! That's right. Nothing says fun like torrential downpour and fruit loop necklaces, right? :)
I just had to share picture of some of our cute projects (more pictures to come later, I promise!).
First, we made our 100 year old selves for art and wrote all about what it will be like to be 100 years old!
I love what the bearded gentleman on the left wrote: "I will sleep as long as I want. I will buy a dog and call him Jingle." Priorities people . . . priorities. If you want to enjoy your golden years, you most DEFINATELY need a dog named Jingle!
My favorite of our 100 year old art were the little old ladies with their hair in white buns . . . AND this particularly cross looking 100 year old man. Isn't he hilarious?!
Then of course we made necklaces, decorated crowns, wrote about what we would do with $100, created gumball machines with 100 gumballs, glued our 100 items brought from home, and made trail mix. Phew!!! We were busy little bees today - and my kids got everything done and said it was the best day ever! (Cue warm, fuzzy feeling in my heart!)
Here are my kidlets counting 10 groups of 10 fruit loops for their necklaces.
Writing their "I Wish I Had 100" poems.
Well now that all that
madness fun is over, there is still more to do with Presidents Day! I created this little Venn Diagram freebie to do with my kidlets now that we have learned about both Lincoln and Washington. They were already making so many great text-to-text connections between the books we had read about both men. I can't wait to stretch their little brains a bit more and really make them think of more similarities and differences between the two.
Click on the image below to link up with the document.
But the BEST moment of all during our mini-lesson on George Washington came as I was asking some questions at the end of the read-aloud . . .
Me (to students): Now do any of you think you know why they nicknamed Washington "The Father of Our Country?"
Student: Because he looks like my grandpa.
Anyhow, enjoy the freebie, and hope you all have a great Presidents' Day holiday. Our district gets a whole week off . . .not to rub it in or anything! ;)