Saturday, February 11, 2012

Fun Friday Photos... a lot of them!!

Yesterday, we had a great day!  It was *finally* our 100th day of school!!!  But before I get into that, I wanted to show you what I got from my super cool bloggy Valentine exchange partner, Lisa from Made in the Shade in 2nd Grade:
The girl did her homework!!  She gets an A+ in my class :)  Sour Patch kids, mint chocolate chip gum, post-its, a SUPER cute magnet, and my *favorite* Jelly Apple Essie nail polish... which my nails just so happen to be painted with...!  THANK YOU girl!!


I also wanted to share what we made on Thursday:
Don't you just LOVE it?!  I saw the idea on Mrs. Lemons' blog, Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons, and knew I had to do it immediately!  So I made time for it the next day ;)  The craft is inspired by the book Love, Splat.  Love this book!  Honestly, I wasn't a fan of the original Splat... but this Valentine's book brought a tear to my eye.  Seriously, I almost cried!  {I cry over everything, if that wasn't clue enough lol.}  I decorated my door with these cute kittens:
Whew!  So Friday was finally, finally, finally our 100th day of school.  I know many of you celebrated and blogged about it weeks ago... but I'm so proud of how my kiddos handled the whole day, that I just have to share!


I started the day with this "Can we get 100 compliments?" chart:
I told them that if they could earn 100 compliments {from me or other teachers}, I would give them a secret prize {mini notebooks with a $100 bill cover}.  Let me tell you: they.were.so.good.  I should do this everyday!  Seriously, they were the quietest, politest, sweetest, most thoughtful kids ever!  :)  Did we meet our goal?  Of course we did:
In the afternoon, we did 100th day stations.  I set up five stations:
{1} My littles created gumball machines, because we had a "ball" on the 100th day!!
A close-up of the label on the gumball base:
And a close-up of the board title:
{2 and 3} The kiddos created themselves, as 100 year olds... and wrote a sentence or two about it:
{idea from Mrs. Jump}
{4} Students had to use their 100 counting mats to collect 100 fruit loops for necklaces!  It was so hard for us not to eat all the fruit loops-- they smelled delicious!
{5} Students had to record what their friends brought in for their 100th day collections.
Well, that's that!  My hubby surprised me with reservations tonight at one of our *favorite* restaurants, PF Chang's!  So I'll be celebrating Valentine's Day a bit early :)


Hope you all have a great weekend!  Don't forget to enter my Juicy Couture lunch tote giveaway... it ends tonight!

20 love notes:

Ms. Chrissy B said...

Wooo fancy nail color :)

Hadar said...

What a fun day! Have a happy valentine's day with Mr. Cupcake!!

hehe!

Kristin said...

I love the 100 Compliments!!! I am definitely doing that next year!!!! :)
PF Changs -- DELICIOUS!!!!! :) I love love love their Honey Crispy Shrimp. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Heather's Heart said...

I LOVE the 100 compliments! We might need to do that this week with our helpful hearts.

Your gumball machines are so cute too!

I am going to have to check out Love Splat.

I always leave your blog with a great idea and a smile...thank you! =)

Heather
Heather's Heart

Lisa Lizak and Beth Wright said...

Awww, you are so sweet! I LOVE my frame! It is perfect :) Have a wonderful Valentine's day, P.F. Chang's = YUM!!!

Lisa :)

A Teacher's Treasure said...

I love the 100 compliments! Def. will be doing that when I have 1 class again! PF Chang's is one of our FAV. restaurants - ENJOY! Jelly Apple is my FAVORITE red too!!!! I have it on right now for V Day!!!
WHat a fun gift!


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Mrs. Coe said...

Great post!

Natalie said...

Okay, those cats are priceless...love those! I might have to squeeze them in sometime next week.... :)

Natalie
Teachery Tidbits

Jodi said...

Lovin the 100 compliments. What a great idea!!

Jodi
fun-in-first.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Love the nail polish!! Love your 100 day activities! I am going to have to do the gumball activity next year.

Jennifer
The First Grade Dream

Busy Bees said...

Love the 100 compliments!! I have seen so much on Love, Splat. Gotta do something with that next year for V-day!!
Robynn
http://rd-busybees.blogspot.com/

Reagan Tunstall said...

Your hundreth day looks like it was so fun. I LOVE the compliment idea too! The gumball machines came out really cute! I love everything you posted about!
Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

Mrs. Nunley said...

I love the nail polish color!!

Your 100th day looks like it was super fun!
-Megan

First Grade Magic

Patricia said...

I just tagged you- hope you will stop by my blog when you get a chance :)

http://primarypractice.blogspot.com/2012/02/tagalong.html

Tarra Mackelson said...

Hi Teri,

I LOVE the idea of having your students work towards 100 compliments! How cute! We are celebrating 100 day in a weeks time, and I will incorporate it into our day! Thanks for sharing!

Tarra
www.chalkboardchitchat.blogspot.com

Miss Squirrels said...

Seems like a great 100th day!

I would like to be more excited about that, but I am about to burst thinking of how stinkin' cute my Littles Abe hats are going to be this week....I just grabbed your design AND the Dental Health cuties from Tpt....you are very artistic....I will send pics of our finished products!
Staci

Going Nutty!

misssquirrels@yahoo.com

Ms. Schepp said...

I love the idea of 100 compliments...stickers always helps kids ;) Thank you for all of your GREAT ideas and inspiration


Please check out my blog for everything from clothes, healthy lunches, to creative ideas! {Ms. S}
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Lyndsey (a year of many firsts) said...

Those little kittens are PRECIOUS! I love them. Too cute.

Thanks for sharing! I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.

I'm your newest follower!

Lyndsey
ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com

Lauren Jones said...

I love all of your cute 100th day activities! I was wondering what kids used to make the gum balls. I'd rather not cut out 100 circles and whatever you used looks perfect!

Lauren Jones said...

I love all of your cute 100th day activities! I was wondering what kids used to make the gum balls. I'd rather not cut out 100 circles and whatever you used looks perfect!