Wednesday, January 25, 2012

101st Day of 1st Grade!

Hi friends!

We celebrated the 101st day of 1st grade today! When I taught Kindergarten, we ROCKED IT OUT on the 100th day with {it felt like} 100 activities all day long! When I looped up to first grade, I searched high and low for some different ideas...we came up with 101 Dalmatians! So super fun!

Here are some of the fun activities we did today:

~ We asked families to help their child decorate a white t-shirt with 101 black spots!

~ We made a black headband with puppy ears!

~ I painted their cute little noses black!

~ We made a presh dalmatian craft where the kiddos make 10 sets of 10 black spots...and one more for 101!

~ We made Puppy Chow for a special {DELISH} snack!

~ They completed a 101st day writing activity {HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!}

Click {HERE} to download a FREE teeny tiny unit that includes a parent letter, the Puppy Chow recipe, the 101st writing printable, and a picture of the dalmatian craft! :)

PS....Anyone have a favorite blogging software that is compatible with a Mac? I used Windows Live Writer with our HP and LOVED it {thanks to Cara's recommendation!} I am SO SAD that Live Writer is not compatible with a Mac...but not sad enough to give up my new laptop! Ha! :) If you blog on a PC, I LOVED Live is so amazing and it makes uploading pictures SO. MUCH. EASIER!!! :) Let me know if you have a good software for Mac!!!!


Teaching with Grace said...

I loved doing the 101st day of school this year too! Being in Kinder, we actually did both. It worked out so well because it was a Friday and we had earned a pizza party! Check out my new blog and blog post to see if I have any ideas you could use next year!

Teaching with Grace

Laura said...

Absolutely precious! Thanks so much for sharing!

Peace, Love and First Grade

Unknown said...

Too cute!! (Not sure about the software...Sorry! =)
First Grade Blue SKies

Jess said...

I use Power Point and Pages with my Mac but don't really love using either one. I find that Power Point can be finicky and you really have to know your stuff when using Pages. Hopefully someone can suggest a better software but in the meantime these should hold you over! Thanks for the freebie! What a cute activity to do when you look with a class!
Rambling About Reading

Elisabeth said...

I LOVE this idea! Too cute!


Jodi said...

What a great idea!!!

Fun In First

Jill said...

I'm looping up with half of my class next year; this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

Marvelous Multiagers!

Mrs. Saoud said...

Hi Kelli,

Saw your post and linked to my blog with pictures from several years ago. We celebrated the 101st day of school and had a blast.

I just bought a mac and use pages. I too have a hard time giving up my PC. Using the ThinkPad now. When I have more time to play with my new puter... I will probably give up the PC forever. =)

Have a fabulous night.


Lisa at Fourth and Ten said...

What a fun idea! I love dalmatians!
Stories From Second

My Kindergarten Kids said...

Hey, I teach kindergarten and we also always celebrate 101st day of school! I posted some pics on my blog from last year. This year we will celebrate next Tuesday. Love your ideas! Check out my blog if you get a chance. :)
My Kindergarten Kids

Allyson McGuire said...

I love the idea of celebrating the 101st day of school! Thanks for sharing!!


Anonymous said...

My little girl's school did 100 and 101. Either way I wish we had done something in 2nd grade. It looked like such a blast.

Amanda said...

I love the idea of 101 day! SO much fun! Thanks for the freebie! :)

First Grade Garden

Ashley said...

Just started following your blog and I love it! This idea is simply adorable. So fun!

The School Supply Addict

Cupcake said...

I love this idea! My class just watched 101 Dalmations today for Fun Friday haha.

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Mrs. S. said...

You are one busy lady!

TAG! You’re it!
Check out my blog… :)

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Allyce said...

Super cute. I will put that idea away in case I teach 1st grade in the future! I tagged you!

Delighted said...

I just tagged you in a post. Come and check it out.

First Grade Delight

Taylor said...

What a creative idea!! I wanted to let you know I tagged you over at Baking Crafting Teaching so come on by and check it out!

Anonymous said...

We do this as well in our k classes, but the teachers dress as Cruella! So fun! We also collect Pennies for Puppies and donate it to the local humane shelter! We raised over $300! Thanks for the freebies!!!

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Sarah Eager said...

What a great idea! I've never heard of celebrating anything other than the 100th. I love the 101 Dalmatians idea.

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Nuts in a Tree said...

Love the 101st day of school...especially after the '100' activities it feels like we do on the 100th day. We always watch 101 Dalmations, as a break for us and kiddos. Love your site btw! :)


Unknown said...

I love this idea! My class theme is dogs/puppies. We actually dressed up as the 101 Dalmatians for our Literacy Parade on Halloween! Too cute! I like the idea of 101 spots on the shirts. Thanks for giving us a freebie! I will definitely be using it!! :) ~Heidi V.

Lee Ann Rasey said...

Is the freebie still available?

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