Tuesday, 26 February 2013

100th Day!

We finally made it to the 100th day! Celebrations everywhere - well, from Year 1 to Year 4 anyway :)

We started our day by writing 100 ways to make 100 - using addition, subtraction, multiplication (not very many of those), division and mixed operations.

Most of my class completed their POTD (Problem of the Day) and multiplication mad minute practice in RECORD time because they knew that the fastest kids would get to write the easiest sums :) No repeats were allowed so there was some moaning and groaning as children wrote sums then found someone else had already done that one - lots of thinking and working out this morning!
There were a few mistakes but these were quickly pointed out and crossed off - one sheet was such a disaster we started all over again!

After recess we kept everyone outside, lined them all up and marched 100 steps down the field. Then, using meter sticks, we measured the longest and shortest 100 steps. 48 children crawled down the length of the field in groups, counting meter sticks at the top of their lungs :). Oh, to be that young and flexible again!!

In the interests of giving ourselves a quiet afternoon we then took our kiddies to the playground where we had a 100 hop, jump and slide race. We, the three teachers, lounged on the amphitheater steps in balmy sunshine and critiqued the athletic style of our students - great fun!

Actually, it was quite interesting seeing who chose to go on the short slides and who opted for the longest slide that could only be reached by the climbing wall! We knew our plan was working as the screaming and laughing slowly died away to be replaced with grim counts of "...56, 57, uh, I'm TIRED, 58, 59, do we have to do all 100?, 60, 61..."

Following the aerobic activity we all trooped inside to do some more Math - graphing with 100 skittles.

Sorting skittles by color
Counting different colors

Starting to graph
The end product

When the graphs were finished each child had to write 3 questions, that could be answered using the graph, and get a friend to answer them. You would not BELIEVE how many children wrote:

"How many skittles are there altogether?"

Even more amazing was how many friends wrote the WRONG ANSWER! Definitely going to do some practice with graphs tomorrow! :)


  1. Your blog is too cute!! I love it! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Thank you :) I will pop over to see you too!!


  3. Lynn, your 100 race sounds like fun! What a great idea! We could use a little of your sunshine around here!