Saturday, February 6, 2010


The long awaited and highly anticipated 100th Day of School is almost here. I want the kids to be all practiced up with counting to 100. They can count by 5's. They can count by 10's. But when it comes to counting by 1's, a few of the numbers sometimes get left behind. Trying to build excitement and add encouragement I announced the class last week, "Our 100th day of school is coming up next week. One of our goals is to be able to count to 100 by then. Now a lot of you have it already, but the rest of us need a little bit more practice. So let's work hard and enjoy our 100th day!"

When it came time this week to practice counting out 100 objects for our bulletin board, I reiterated that it will be good practice for our 100th day. One little girl who always works really hard, but doesn't quite have it yet blurted out, "Yeah or she'll kick us out of school!" Oh, how I love misinterpretations. I can't help but think for an entire week she has been stressing out about that fact that she can't count to 100. On the more positive note, at least she's getting better!

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