Our first grade celebrates 100 days of school and does lots of great activities with the students. In Second Grade we celebrate 101 day. I got the idea off of another second grade teacher's website http://www.vickymoore2.com/the.cfm years ago and thought it was great. I did this 2 years ago with my students and then again this year. When the students first come to school they make ears and decorate and old white t-shirt with black spots using a sharpie marker. They also made collars with chocolate and regular cheerios on a string and tape a dog bone with their dog names to each one.
We had some reading rotations for Daily 5 involving 101. They were to practice writing 101 of their spelling words, for Read to Self they did a fun computer website http://www.sparky.org/dalmatians/index.html They read facts about dalmatians and recorded them in their booklet. Then played the 2 dalmatian games on the site. They cut 101 nouns and verbs from magazines. When a group met with me we read the poem, There's a Dalmatian in my Lunchbox http://www.redbubble.com/people/ozshell/writing/1345733-theres-a-dalmatian-in-my-lunchbox We highlighted rhymes and then used the app type draw to make our own Dalmatian poems. http://ilive2learnilove2grow.blogspot.com/2011/05/making-poems-with-ipod-touch.html
We did some math rotations in the afternoon; predicting and counting how far we will go 101 steps from our classroom door, predicting how many rolls it will take us to get 101 with 2 dice, then rolling to check it out, and counting different ways to make 101¢. Here is a link to our class website page and the slideshow from a couple years ago and there is a downloadable pattern for the ears as well as some other fun things to download. http://www.southadams.k12.in.us/webpages/agoodwin/day.cfm
My favorite thing was the writing of, Things your mom and dad have told you 101 times. Here are a few the students wrote.
- Don't jump on the furniture.
- Quit poking me.
- Stop hiding the remote from your sister.
- Clean your room.
- Don't sit on the edge of the couch.
- Do your piano.
- Don't get the dog wound up.
- No to my DS.
- Put your clothes away.
- Go to bed.