Friday, December 9, 2011

100th Day of School

Happy 100th Day of School to my little chick-a-dee-dee-dees! Have I mentioned here that this year we are homeschooling? We started a month early, so if we get behind in something we will have time to catch up before being too late into the summer. Today is our 100th Lesson! We are following the A Beka Academy DVD Program this year.

Click on this link for Joan Holub's 100th Day of School Celebration Ideas!
(The following info is from the above link)

What is the 100th Day of School? It’s a fun way to teach basic math concepts to children including counting, sorting, measuring, sequencing, graphing, classifying, etc. It’s celebrated at many different grade levels, but most commonly in grades K-2. Anticipation builds from the very first day as classrooms count each day they attend school, one by one, until they reach the 100th day. Then it's time to celebrate!
When is the 100th Day of School? The date of the 100th day varies since different schools begin their year on different days. Unexpected days off such as snow days may also affect the date. Celebrations typically take place on a date somewhere from mid-January to mid-February.
Who originated the idea of 100th day? Two possibilities have been suggested: 1) that Lynn Taylor introduced the celebration for kindergarten in the 1981-82 Newsletter of the Center for Innovation in Education; 2) that the idea came from Mary Baratta-Lorton, originator of Math Their Way.
Who is Joan Holub? author of over 130 books for children ( and  the illustrator of
The 100th Day of School by Angela Shelf Medearis,
which has sold well over a million copies.

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