This past week we celebrated our 101st Day of School. In the past, I’ve always done the 100th day of school, but I wanted to do something different this year! I invited my students to dress like Dalmatians! Here are a few of those precious babies all dressed up!
I set up 8 different stations around the room and had a parapro, one parent volunteer, plus myself to manage them. Students took a clipboard with a station checklist with them and checked off each station as they completed it. Several of the stations had recording pages or work to complete, while a few of the stations involved hands on fun!
Here’s how I prepped the stations. I used Dollar Tree buckets to hold the directions, any tools like dice, and reproducibles. I had parents send in all of the snack foods needed for our 101 snacks mat.
The stations students rotated through were:
- Race to 101 (101 Frame)
- 101 Snack Mat
- Piggy Bank Push (Trading Pennies for Dimes to Save up $1.01)
- Getting Older (Writing and Drawing about When You are 101)
- Jazzercise (101 Exercises)
- Drop in the Bucket (Measuring the height of 101 drops of water)
- Lego Land (build something with 101 legos)
- Tall Tower (Are you taller or shorter than a tower of 101 linking cubes?)
Here’s a peek at some of the fun we had in stations!
I have one student who keeps me in stitches with her dry wit. Here was her response to this writing prompt:
Translation: “When I am 101 I will be dead, Sonny!”
I also used the Aging Booth photo app and printed out their pictures to paste on these response pages. They were truly shocked by their appearance with jowls and wrinkles! LOL
Looking for an easy Dalmatian costume idea? Use black Duck Tape on a white shirt, and make ears out of faux fur and a headband!
If you’re interested in having a 101st Day of School Celebration with your students, check out this packet on TPT:
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