Day 109 (of 187) hundreds day…even if it isn’t
Today we celebrated the hundredth day of school….even if it actually wasn’t. Days in school are never too precise. Each of my blog years ends in different numbers because there are always “tweaks” to our 180 school days and 6 non-instructional / professional development days. Snow days (though they didn’t stop my blog) sick days, forgetting to count a day…things happen. But it’s nice to have an anchor day to look at how far we’ve come over the school year and put the number 100 in some perspective.
Many on our staff dressed as if they were 100 years old – my own attempt was admittedly feeble – my sweater and reading glasses weren’t up to what lengths others went to…. but still led to some fun as our primaries took over the gym to have a wide variety of hundreds day activities. From taking 100 steps to shooting 100 pucks with our visiting hockey players from our BCHL Powell River Kings who come each week to read…or have a bit of fun with our young ‘uns. 10 excerces 10 times, sorting, shirts with 100 buttons and googly eyes… lots of fun all morning long.
Some stretch thinking: what was our world like 100 years ago…
What might our world and school be like 100 years from now (still classrooms with desks in rows organized by year of birth….sorry…slipped into a tangent….)
What would you do with $100
What is a highlight from the past 100 days at school?
How many days are left in the year?
What do you have a hundred of?
What could you eat a hundred of? (Shoutout to the late great comic Mitch Hedberg who liked how rice is great when you want to eat a thousand of something)
So many pinterific things that can be done: tell a story with 100 words (can they be repeated a la Dr Seuss in Green Eggs & Hams and it’s 50 words)
Ooh a poem with 100 letters; syllables; vowels; rhymes
A time machine/capsule for students in 100 years (or even the next hundreds day)
A great chance to explore thematic days….. a chance to do different, because when we do different we suddenly recognize how much we can do….differentiated…. more to follow on this theme/push!