Category Archives: 100’s Day

Target Dollar Spot Finds

After seeing so many fabulous things other teachers were finding in the Target Dollar Spot, I decided to head there and check it out…here’s what I ended up with:

Kristen's Kindergarten Kristen's Kindergarten

I got these great turquoise tubs that I used to make my math tubs out of (see yesterday’s post).  They were $3 each. The cups I found in the summer/picnic section and they were $0.79 each.  I got 7 tubs and 14 cups.

 Kristen's Kindergarten

I also found lots of stickers, pointers, pencils, and Dr. Seuss stuff.  I bought enough of the paper Dr. Seuss hats to last me the next couple of years. I picked up this turquoise bulletin board/chalkboard too for $3.  I had a dry erase board on my door and it got knocked off.  This one fit my room colors (black and turquoise), so I decided to use it instead of a dry erase board. I think I bought out all the stickers they had! These are great for our 100’s day sticker books, so I picked up LOTS.  We usually switch rooms on 100’s day, so I end up seeing 125 Kindergarten students and each one wants to make a sticker book = LOTS of stickers needed!

Kristen's Kindergarten

Kristen's Kindergarten

Not from the Dollar Spot, but just as exciting, I picked up a Leap Reader pen on CLEARANCE!! I also got two more books to add to our collection of Leap Reader books.  I was able to enter a contest earlier in the summer and already had 3 of these books and I used a gift card to purchase another Leap Reader pen.  So we now have 2 Leap Reader pens and 5 books to help us start the year off.  I plan on using these in one of my Literacy Work Stations.


100th Day!

I’m a little behind in posting this!  Two weeks ago was our 100th day of school!!  We have 5 Kindergarten classrooms in my school and the kiddos had the chance to visit all 5 classrooms to celebrate.


I got this adorable banner from Red’s Treehouse in their 100th Day pack.

IMG_1542We had a special Morning Message to welcome in the 100th day of school!


We then made 100’s day trail mix!!  I had 10 of ten different fun foods and the kiddos used 10 of each item to make their trail mix.  I found these fun mats off of Pinterest. 🙂

Kristen 🙂

100’s Day

We had so much fun last week on our 100th day of Kindergarten.  We have 5 Kindergarten teachers in my building and each one of use planned an activity for the kids to rotate through.

In the first room, the kids played 100’s day BINGO and practiced recognizing numbers to 100.  They were so excited to know that they knew “big” numbers!

Second, they each got a popsicle and tried to figure out how many licks it would take to get eat the whole thing.  Each time they licked, they colored one more number on a 100’s chart. (It takes more than 100 licks to finish a popsicle. 🙂  )

In the next room, the kids stamped 100 stamps (two ten frames were copied on each of 5 pages and stapled together).

In my room, the kids made 100’s day trail mix.  I have these mats that I’ve used for a couple of years:

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I need to re-copy some new ones and laminate them so they will hold up well in the future.  Remember in December when we made gingerbread houses?  We had so many candies and cereals donated by our families, that we kept them to use on 100’s day to make our trail mix:

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Here is about 1/2 of it ready to go!  I put 10 plates on each table along with 4 mats and the kids just cover up each number  with 10 pieces of each food until they’ve covered up the whole mat.  Then we pick up the mat and pour everything into a baggie.

In the last room, the kids were in groups of 3-4 and they had 100 drinking cups (dixie cups and the bigger Red Solo Cups) and they could stack them anyway they wanted to. 😉


The kids had lots of fun for our 100th day!

What did you do or what will you do for your 100th day?

Kristen 🙂

100’s Day

Here are a few pictures from our 100’s day celebration.  I think they are self-explanatory, but if you have any questions (  My entire team, teachers and assistants got these 100’s day t-shirts to wear to celebrate the day.  I think we got them from Really Good Stuff.

I also made some cards this weekend for my up coming card class.  You can check them out here

Kristen 🙂

100’s Day

To make life simpler for all of our Kindergarten teacher’s sanity, my team this year decided that we would each set up two activities in our classroom and rotate our kids around.  Here are the activities for tomorrow.  We are doing this in two parts so that the 1/2 day students are able to participate in at least one of the two sessions.

room #1 something out of Mailbox magazine dealing with 100’s day and busses?  Not sure, it’s not my room! 🙂

room #2 (my room) AM: 100’s day trail mix  ( I made 11×17 sheets of construction paper with 10, 10 grids on them and as the children pick from the 10 different foods available to them, they put them on one of the grids)  Their whole sheet has to be full before they can get the OK to dump it into a bag.

10 foods:


fruit loops


chocolate chips

butterscotch chips

round pretzels

folded pretzels




PM: we will string 100 fruit loops or cheerios on a string, and then make necklaces

room #3 AM stamping to 100 with stamps on paper

PM: making things from 100 somethings (legos, blocks, etc.)

room #4 AM: 100’s day headbands

PM: a 100’s day booklet, I think

In the morning, we are all having our children write to 100 and we also have a level D reader from Reading that we downloaded for 100’s day that we will be sharing with them.

We will also be reading several 100’s day books including Miss Bindergarten’s 100th Day of Kindergarten, The 100th Day, 100 Angry Ants, 100 Days of School, Emily’s 100th Day

What do you do to celebrate the 100th Day?  Does anyone celebrate the 101st day?  I’ve watched 101 Dalmatians with my kids some years as a treat.

Next week, we will be celebrating Chinese New Year and learning about Giant Pandas–it will be fun! 🙂

Kristen 🙂

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