Do you ever feel like your days go on forever, but all of a sudden a whole month has gone by? Like, how is it already almost the middle of February, but at the same time how is it only 9 am on Thursday?
The last few days have seemed like an eternity. I guess being sick will do that to you.
However, my oldest son is already past 100 days of Kindergarten!
I still can’t believe I have a kindergartener, and now, he’s over 100 days in. Where did this pudgy little guy go?!
Homework and Celebration
For his 100 days celebration, each kindergartener brought home a poster, and got to put 100 items on it. They also named something they would want 100 of (he chose gold coins) and something they would never want 100 of (alligators.) They then brought another bag of 100 items to show what 100 looked like. We went with buttons, since we had lots of those. Everything was grouped in 10’s, since that is how they learn to count up to 100. Here’s how his turned out:
On the day of the celebration, they had a parade, and could come to school in a decorated shirt, if they wanted. Here’s our boy:
Now, let me say, it was all a collaborative effort. For the poster, I put the glue dots, he counted out the items and stuck them. For the shirt, I had to pull off the back on those self-adhesive eye balls, which was not easy, then he stuck them on. We ran out of the big ones, and I couldn’t handle 50 more little ones, so we went with 50 sticky foam letters.
The nice thing about both the eyeballs and sticky letters, is they will come off easily. No need to ruin a shirt. So, I highly recommend self-adhesive anything the next time you have to stick 100 objects anywhere.
Finally, on that same day, he had his first presentation. Honestly, all I remember in kindergarten is playing house and taking naps, but he had to do an actual presentation.
Each kid was to pick a profession, either one they had discussed in class or a different one, and share three things they learned. They also could bring one prop. Bex chose a Police Officer, and said he learned,” They help people. They put people in jail when they do something bad. They give people tickets when they are speeding.” He drew a picture of a jail and police car, then I found a dress-up outfit I had bought on clearance.
I’m not sure how the presentation really went, but we practiced quite a few times, and I knew he looked cute.
Did your kids do anything special to commemorate the 100th day of school?
I said the saaaaaame thing about days being long but *weeks* being short in my post this week. HAHAHA! Hope you’ve linked up, friend! The 100 days shirt is adorable!
How cute! I love that his school did a hundred days thing – when my little is bigger, I will bring that up to her class! It’s nice to have that as a milestone instead of just beginning and end of year.
Postcards To Seattle says
He’s so cute! I love it.
Angela Tolsma says
a presentation in kindergarten that’s intense. Love how you got him a costume to go with it!
My Urban Family says
This is adorable! And kind of crazy that he is doing presentations already – but maybe that is why I was so scared of speech by the time HS came – I don’t remember doing anything like that so young!
I seriously don’t remember doing anything like that so early either. I’m scared for the homework that comes in a few years!
Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook says
Your son is such a cutie! I have a baby on the way so it’s neat to see how other parents commemorate special occasions!
Cynthia @craftoflaughter says
I can’t believe we are half way into February already! I love the 100 day shirt, very creative. Major score on the police officer costume!
Thank you 🙂
Healing Mama says
How fun! I get so excited seeing what kind of cool assignments kids get to do. I love how his shirt turned out!
Mistle Petrey says
How adorable and creative Shann! I love that he helped you out on making his poster & outfit. The fact that is is already doing presentations that young…wow! I guess the plus side to that is when he gets older he will be comfortable with it. I give him props because even as an adult I dread having to give presentations,etc.
Alyssa from The Sparkly Life says
oh i totally agree with those words the days are long, but the months are short. I have a kindergartener too and feel exactly the same way. (and his shirt is awesome!!)
The Stay-at-Home Life says
100 days can seem like so much, yet it is really so little in the grand scheme. I have a friend who lost her baby at 100 days old exactly a few months back. Any time I see something with 100 days, I can’t help but think of that now. 🙁 On a happier note, your little guy has grown so much and is so stinking cute!!!! 🙂 🙂
Angie Scheie says
I didn’t know that 100 days of school was a thing but I love it!! You did such a great job with it too! Sorry you are sick! I have been sick this whole week too and it does make the days drag 🙁
Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie says
Your son is so adorable! I agree, time passes by way too quickly…mine are in middle school now, but I remember this age like it was yesterday! My niece just celebrated her 100th day and they had to dress up like old people. My sister used gray chalk in her hair and put it up in a bun and she wore big glasses and an over sized sweater and long skirt. It was so cute! I think it would’ve made a great halloween costume too!
They grow up so fast!!!! I have three boys and when I look back at their pictures when they were little guys I get a bit misty. I keep telling them to stop but they just keep growing. But at the same time I’m loving them a little older. We just played a fun card game that they were able to pick up on pretty quick and we had fun. I love that shirt by the way, I can’t believe we’re 100 days in! I’m ready for summer.
This is so interesting. I never heard of this type of celebration, but how wonderful. There is a celebration here in Japan when a baby is a 100 days old. 🙂 Its so weird when they go of to kindy isn’t it. My 3rd has just started. Kindy is 3 years long in Japan, but you can enter a bit early to give you 3 years and a few months, which is what she did. so I currently have 3 out of my 4 kids attending. It feels like only yesterday I had all 3 at home and was pulling my hair out!! You have beautiful children.
Omg that 100 days shirt is too adorable!!!! Crazy the work little ones are doing these days! I don’t remember doing anything that serious in school until like 1st grade. Now my daughter who is in preschool is doing keyboarding?!?! Insane to me lol
I remember making a shirt with 100 pennies when I was little. But we didn’t learn about careers until 3rd grade. I guess things go quicker nowadays!
Having the kids in school is definitely an adjustment, but SO worth it for them and for mom! Good luck with the rest of the year. Looks like you guys had fun for 100 day 🙂
Kelly Collins says
I just found out what school my son will be attending for Kindergarten. I am very emotional to say the least, but I look forward to milestones like this one ?