Did you know that Wednesday the 25th of July was our 100th day of school this year? The Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students in Room 16 certainly did.
During Maths this year, they have been counting their days to develop their ability to represent numbers using numerals, pop sticks and tallies. On Wednesday and Thursday to celebrate their 100th day of school, they engaged in a range of fun activities thinking about the number 100 and reflected on all they have learnt so far. The students explored counting to and from 100, using songs in the classroom, and by attempting to make necklaces with 100 beads. To explore how long 100 seconds is, they tested how many times they could clap, star jump or write their name in that amount of time.
Earlier this year in History the students looked at how they have grown since they were babies. Building on this knowledge the students thought about how people might change when they are 100 years old. To help the students learn what the number 100 looks like we iced biscuits, and decorated these with smarties. We were allowed to put as many smarties as, we are old, on each biscuit. Kindergarten students used this to practise counting collections to 15, while Pre-Primary students consolidated their knowledge of addition sums and equal groups.
In the week leading up to the 100th day of school, students were asked to make something using the number 100 at home with their parents, which they could bring to class and share with their peers. There was such a range of wonderful creations brought in by students, and we loved seeing how they were able to work with their families to explore what we have been learning at school. Take a look at some of the fun we got up to in our photos.
Reflecting on the growth we have shown so far this year, it has been a great experience and we all look forward to further developing our skills this Semester.