Wednesday, February 13, 2013

100th Day of School!

It's always such a happy day when we reach our 100th day of school. It's has become a tradition to do something special that day, and we continued that tradition this year. First, the kids did a writing  exercise. The kids got to choose from two story starters.
 #1: If you had $100 dollars, what would you buy and why.
#2: If you were 100 years old, write a story about your life at that age.
 Each of the kids wrote their story then shared it with the class. Julia was so cute with her illustration and the story she "wrote". I even got video of some of them sweet.
 Next we got out the mini-marshmallows and toothpicks to prepare for the next activity.
First everyone made piles of ten till they reached 100.
 Then I gave them the freedom to start creating whatever they wanted.
 Zach is playing it cool while he is building his masterpiece.
 Caleb was making some kind of structure with interesting angles.
 Lance is an engineer at heart, he loves constructing things.
 There you have it, a peek into our morning of fun with 100. It always feels like a we are on the home stretch with the school year when we reach the 100th day. It always strikes me as crazy that we have completed over half of our school year at this point. This is my 7th year as a teacher to my children, and the 7th year we have celebrated 100 days of school. I can't tell you how unbelievably fast those years have flown by! This will be Lance's last year to celebrate the 100th day of school, since he's on to middle school!! I'm thinking he might be to cool to participate with us next year. Although homeschooling my children has been a major sacrifice on every level, and their have been several occasions where tears have flowed, I wouldn't change our decision even for a second. When I ask my kids they say the same thing. I totally understand that homeschooling is not for every family, but it sure has been a gift to our family.


Farmlife Chick said...

How fun! I hope he decides to celebrate the 100th day with you till he graduates!!

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