January 19, 2013


I started pulling out all of my files that go with our February themes, and I quickly realized that the 100th Day is right around the corner.  After thumbing through my file,  I felt that it was looking a little weak.  It was then and there that I decided that I wanted to add something out of the box, standards based, and downright fun for the kiddlets this year.  I kept mulling it over and suddenly this loony idea popped into my noggin . . .

Please 'scuse the scary pic, but I figured you needed a visual for this one.  It's a bit of a stretch, but in my brain, it works :)  Let me explain.  The whole Ten Frame thing has been so hot with the common core, so I connected the dots. Stick with me here . . . 10 tens equals 100.  Therefore, if we use the 10 main facts to ten (10+0, 9+1, 8+2, 7+3, 6+4, 5+5, 4+6, 3+7, 2+8, and 1+9), we hit that golden ONE-ZERO-ZERO mark! 

My kids are all about the "wearable work" this year, so a hat was the logical choice.  I think they will dig it, but I have to wait until February 6th to find out!  

If you are interested in this doozie, I put it in my latest TPT packet.  I included all of the templates, corresponding worksheets, and a story problem idea.  Oh yeah . . . and you get a song with this one too!  Ron Brown from Intelli-Tunes hooked me up with his awesome 100th Day Song (click to hear a sample). 

Stickin' with the 100th Day theme, I did find an oldie, but a goodie in that file of mine.  Every year we make Hooray!  It's the 100th Day Bullhorns.  It just so happens that we are typically targeting -ay (at the end) in class during this time.  So, we decorate up bullhorns (complete with at least a 1/2 a dozen -ay words).  The kiddies and I use them to sing the 100th Day Song, during a fun long a word game (more on this some other day), and we parade around the school skip counting our way to 100 in oodles of different ways!  Nothin' like sellin' the sizzle, huh??  If this is something that you may be interested in runnin' with this year, it's up for grabs right . . . HERE

I may need to take one of these with me to Autzen next season!
Alright my friends, I need to jet this morning.  Off to the PK1 Conference in Santa Clara, California I go.  Hopefully, I will get to see a couple of you there (please come hunt me down) I'd love to meet you.  I will be hanging at the Intelli-Tunes booth and I am runnin' session F8.  Whoop!!  Whoop!!  I just hope that I make it to the convention center in one piece.  The hubs is staying behind this time (he's on dog duty), which means this country girl gets to face big city traffic all by herself . . . gulp!  I'll see you all on Monday with my Free February Good Morning Work (Math) Tester pages.  Thanks for visiting :)


  1. Ha ha ha!! Love it! I smell February Good Morning Work! Pumped!!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  2. How fun! We love a good hat in kindergarten.. haha!
    Good luck at the conference!


  3. I love the Bullhorn! hahaha :) Our 100th day is Friday and we will definitely be adding that in! :) Thanks!!

    Smiles from 2nd Grade

  4. 10 frames, Common Core, silly hat. . .ummmm no brainer COUNT ME IN!!!! You rock it out sister.
    PINNING!!!!!! Good luck with the big city traffic.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  5. LOVE the hat! Our 100th day is this Wednesday. I can't believe it is here already.

    Kinder Kraziness

  6. Kelly you are toooooo cute! Love ya!
    Good luck at your conference!

  7. So cute!!!! Have fun at the conference!!! :)

  8. My kiddos are all about hats, especially wearing them to lunch to show the other k kids.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Lovin’ Kindergarten

  9. Hi Kelley!
    So glad I found you through the Freebie Friday linky! Thanks for the cute ideas for 100th Day! My students will be ALL about those bullhorns!! I'm looking forward to checking out all of your other ideas!

  10. Thank you so much for the freebie! By the way, I love the visual pictures!!
    Third Grade Love

  11. I love the bullhorn and appreciate you sharing it:)! Our 100th day is next week. Your visuals are too funny lol! Have a great weekend!


  12. Kelley
    You are too cute! Love the 100th day, I just posted a fun new idea for it too. I love hearing and seeing everyone's new idea/perspective. Great job!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  13. #icantstoppinningyouonpinterest


  14. Love this! You are adorable! You sure can pull off a 100th day hat! :) You have such great ideas. We still have about a month until our 100th day but you're getting me excited about it. Time to start planning!

    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  15. Hahaha, you are too cute! I love what you are incorporating into the day! :)

  16. Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Tuesday!
    If this teaching gig doesn't work out, you have a future in modeling kooky teacher props!
    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  17. I love this!
    Just curious, what program did you use to make this?

  18. You are too cute! I'm definitely saving these ideas for next year. So fun!



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