Friday, February 20, 2009

100th Day of School

Today was our 100th day of school! Hannah has been eagerly counting down the days, knowing full well that I had planned some sort of celebration for today. And celebrate we did! Here's a peek at our day!

We started out the morning with "100" donuts to go with breakfast.

Our neighbor's granddaughter was visiting for a few days, so she joined us after breakfast for several of our activities. The girls put together a 100-piece jigsaw puzzle . . .

. . . and made Fruit Loop necklaces with 100 pieces of cereal on them. We came up with three different ways we could make 100, so everyone's necklace was different. Hannah had five colors with 20 pieces of each color, Millie had two colors with 50 pieces of each color, and Kaelyn had four colors with 25 pieces of each color.

In the background you can see some of the books we read. Some of our favorites were 100 Angry Ants, 100 Days of Cool, 100th Day Worries, and 100 School Days.

We counted pennies . . .

. . . and saw something magic happen when we closed our eyes at number 100!

I can't believe I didn't take any pictures of this, but we took advantage of the beautiful weather and went door-to-door with the wagon to collect 100 canned goods to take to Some Other Place. This was much harder than we thought; 100 cans is a lot of food!

And our last activity was to make "100 Goodie Bags" for our friends at church. We had 10 different types of treats, and we put 10 of each treat into a bag. Then we sealed them closed and attached a tag. Here's the front of the tag:

And here's the back of the tag:

And here is the finished product!

We made ten goodie bags; and since they each had 100 treats in them, we counted by 100's so they could see what happened when we got to the tenth bag. Instead of ten hundred, it became 1,000!

I'm exhausted, but I sure am glad the kids had such a great time!

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