Tuesday, February 14, 2012

100th Day of School...Check it out!

So we had our 100th day of school on Friday, but "Boo Hoo" I couldn't be there because of curriculum writing.  So of course, I saved the funnest activities until yesterday the 101st day.  We dressed like we were 101 years old and it was hysterical to say the least.  Check it out! (you can click each picture to make it bigger)
From canes and gray beards to.....

curlers and pearls.  We even had an appearance from the "Old Cat Lady".  See the cat in the purse.

I had fun Thrift Store shopping over the weekend to make my look.  I think I went through half a container of Baby Powder for my hair.

Great shawls, girls!

Gavin was rockin' his walker equipped with "meds".  Love it!

Thank you to Mrs. Costello for the cupcakes.

Below is an example of the 101 year old self portraits we made.  Love the lips.

We finished the day with a trail mix of 101 snacks.  They chose 10 items from 10 plates and then went back to pick 1 more of their favorite to make the 101.

 I kept a close eye out during this activity ...you know those "old people" like to take things like sugar packets from Diners.  No "freebies" after the 101st piece.  Can you tell my second job is waitressing?

Riley was sporting his great grandfather's hat and cane that were over 100 years old, I'm told. 

What a fun day.  I did have a headache by the time I went home though.  I'll chalk it up to that tight bun in my hair.  HAHAHAH!

Friday, February 3, 2012


Oh, I guess there is a football game on this weekend or something?  Can you tell I am not a big sports fan?  From the looks of this photo my Firsties sure are.  So cute! 

 This little beauty even "sported" her footbal hairband.  Until 5 minutes later when she was flinging it into her bookbag because it was "squeezing" her head.  She cracks me up!  I told her there is a price to pay for fashion sometimes.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Groundhog's Day

We had so much fun making predictions about the Groundhog and his shadow.  We used great activities from First Grade Fever's groundhog unit and some other freebies that the fabulously generous first grade teachers of blog world offered this month.  I am really loving the new ideas and graphics I can access from blog world.  It makes the kiddos and me motivated to work! 

So, the groundhog did see his shadow...boo.....six more weeks of winter. If that is true bring on the snow.  I personally would like Mother Nature to send a snow day before the 100th day of school because....wait for it......  yes, I have curriculum writing that day out of district.  100 Day falls on Feb. 10th for us and I'll be sitting with 30 other teacher's writing ALL day.  Let me here the "boos and  hisses"!!!!  I will plan lots of fun activities for the substitute to cover, but I will keep the best activities for Monday, Feb. 13th, 101st day of school.  Who says we can't celebrate both?! Check in next week to see all that we will do.

Maybe our hallway snowmen can send signals to Mother Nature for a snow day too!

Here is a picture of the hula hoop clock I made after seeing it on Pinterest.  What a cool idea!  We used it today to practice time to the hour and make our Groundhog Time books.

Remember, check back next week for 100 Day and 101 Day photos!