Today was our 100th day of school celebration!
We had a whole day of workstation activities planned with all of the kindergarten and first grade classes. The kids rotated between all the classrooms for a different fun acitivity in each room. There was 100 day crowns (with sentence strips), 100 day t-shirts, 100 day trail mix, 100 day fruit loop necklaces, etc.
Stupidly, I volunteered to man the "I can ___ 100 times" station. I figured: no materials, no mess, no clean up. All I had to do was figure out with the kids what we could do 100 times.
And as it turns out, jumping, clapping, snapping, "swimming", Egyptian walking, and hopping 100 times (TIMES EVERY HALF HOUR with a different group!) is a surefire way to pass out.
Things my kiddos said:
"Let's do 100 sit ups!"
"Let's run 100 laps!"
"Let's do 100 push-ups!"
Things I wanted to say:
"Okay kids, now let's take 100 deep breaths."
"Alright, now instead of jumping jacks, let's all just blink quietly 100 times."
"Hmmm. Okay, now let's all put our heads down for 100 seconds while I go take 100 gulps of water."
Don't get me wrong - I'm glad they're having a blast, but I may need to be carried out to my car since I won't be able to walk by the end of the day!!