The kiddos have been pretty sick this weekend, with really high fevers and chest congestion. It’s always alarming when my busy kids just want to lay on the couch and sleep. Annabel finally seems to be on the mend, but poor little James is just miserable today. It’s always hard when they’re little and don’t really understand what’s happening. We’re giving him lots of cuddles and fluids with the hope his fever breaks soon.
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100th Day of School
~Annabel’s 100th day of school was last week, and she had two different “100 things” projects to bring in. The kindergarten classes got together and had a big party where they made capes, hats, and puppets. I helped out and the kids were adorable – they were so excited that it was the 100th day of school. I was pretty perplexed, though…when did this become a “thing?”
~Twenty percent of the sales of this pretty Alex and Ani bracelet goes directly to the Global Fund to Fight Aids.
~Old Navy is selling tunic-length tanks! I can finally stop buying maternity tanks for the length!
~I kind of love these Fujifilm Instant Cameras…they remind me of our old Polaroid.
~I think Mike needs some of these old-fashioned pajamas to help his transition into distinguished 40-something.
Happy Sunday, everyone!
I’m 31 and we did 100 day celebrations when I was in Kindergarten!
I have no clue when the 100th day of school became a thing, but it definitely is! Every grade in our elementary schools celebrates it, but in first grade they do a project and dress up like they are 100 years old. It’s super cute, but I’ve been left wondering what the big deal is. I’m 37 and we never did it, my sister is 34 and they didn’t either. At least we don’t remember celebrating it. Hope the babes feel better!!
I’m 32. When I was in 5th grade (so mature!) the kindergartners in my school did a 101 Dalmatians theme on the 101th day of school and went to all the other classrooms in the school doing some kind of performance. It’s a real-life math lesson and adds some fun to a pretty dreary part of the school year. What’s up with the two projects she had to bring in, though…stop giving kindergartners homework, schools!
I wish They had those tanks in nursing style! And for $5!!!
I’m a long time reader but rarely comment – but I maybe have an answer! I’m a teacher in the UK and my colleague who teaches Annie’s age group does this. She does it because it fits with what they are learning about numbers – here they should be getting comfortable with the value of different digits in two digit numbers and then with numbers with three digits! Maybe that’s why?!
In Arizona, the attendance numbers on the 100th day are used to determine the following year’s funding. So schools do these sorts of things in order to build excitement around the 100th day and ensure that attendance rates are high.
HA! That’s brilliant!
At my kids’ school, the 100th day is a math thing in kindergarten. As Olivia said in her comment, it’s part of learning the fundamentals about factors of ten. Every day during calendar time the teacher or a helper put a straw in a container. Then, every tenth day was “bundle day” and they would gather up the straws in a bundle to make a ten out of the ones. On the 100th day of school they make the tenth bundle and then bundle all of those to make a hundred.
And they do other fun activities too, bringing 100 of some item from home and see whose was heaviest and whose was lightest. And having a snack made of 100 of something.
I always buy the Old Navy tanks in tall (even though I’m 5’5″) because they’re longer. It doesn’t really work with long-sleeved shirts because then the sleeves are too long, but with short sleeved shirts and tanks it works like a charm.
Buy Mike some for Valentines! Get yourself some too – Ward Cleaver jammies are the best.