This very short week in class, the students started gearing up for the 100th day of school. Over the past few months the students have worked on how many days we have been in school using a place value chart, units and tens bars. They have counted to the number of the day by 1s and have practiced counting to 100 by 5s, 10s and 25s. We have done this using songs, base ten blocks and coins. The students have also been working on writing out their numbers during our daily number routine. This week the students looked at different patterns in a 100s chart each and how these patterns help them predict which number comes next.
During learning buddies with the grade 6&7 students, our kindies had the opportunity to explore the number 100 in a variety of fun ways. They used the 2D solids to see if they could build the number 100. They also played a game called roll to 100 where they had to see who could get to the number 100 first. The students also were given the materials to make a necklace with 100 beads. As a fine-motor and counting activity, the students also counted out 10 groups of 10 beads using tongs and muffin tins. They also played with number tiles.
For sensory play, the students played with pretend snow and magnets. They were challenged to count by 10 in order to 100. We also made our weekly batch of playdough. With cookie cutters and base ten units the students were also challenged to make different numbers to 100. We are certainly all set to celebrate the 100th day of school on Monday!