We had a fun day celebrating 100 days, actually 102 today, in kindergarten. We read a poem with 100 words and worked with rhyming words. We have been looking at rimes, parts of words that can be used to write new words.
We enjoyed showing and telling about our 100 day projects. The children all worked so hard on their projects and told how they got their ideas and made their projects. Here are pictures of our 100 day projects!
We practiced working collaboratively this afternoon to build the tallest tower with 100 paper bathroom Dixie cups. The children needed to find a way to build with the cups that would be stable, and had to work carefully to avoid towers falling. Of course, the buildings did fall a few times! The children did a good job of encouraging each other instead of blaming each other for the falls. That's not always easy when you are very involved in building the tower. I encouraged them to look around as others were building to get ideas. Often, children build out flat more than tall initially. Some children also were building structures more like walls than towers. One child noted that they needed to make their tower skinnier to make it taller with just 100 cups after studying another group's tower.
This is a great family game night activity. Building with cups is usually fairly quiet and the children quickly learn they have to be careful. The great thing about the paper cups is they usually don't break; if squashed they can be reformed easily. If your child comes home talking about building with cups, this is what they are talking about. We made our challenge today for 100 cups, but most children want to build bigger structures, so if you decide to buy some cups to build with at home, you may want to buy several boxes. Here's the size and kind of cup I use in the classroom.
Have a nice evening!