From the first day of school, the lower elementary students start keeping track of the number of days they’ve been in school in anticipation for the 100th day. Each day, the class historian is responsible for documenting the day on the historical scroll. Yesterday, February 4th marked 100 days! Students love to celebrate this day, and its a creative way for Ms. Nancy to reinforce math concepts through fun activities and lessons. Here are a few pictuers taken from Tides 100th Day Celebration:
Students began the day with a collage of 100 smiling faces. This project allowed the children to do the math to decide how many faces each person in the classroom had to find.
Students also enjoyed a math workshop where we made quill critters with 100 quills.
Students brought in a special snack including 10 groups of 10 items. The children could have 10 of each item totaling 100 pieces.
The children made a paper chain of 100. We then hung the chain on the wall of the classroom for everyone to admire.
Lastly, the children counted 100 paper clips and linked them into a chain. Once their chain was complete, they measured how long the chain was in length.
As always, 100th Day Celebration brought Montessori Tides students meaningful learning opportunities.
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” – Maria Montessori