Thursday, January 30, 2014

The 100th Day Of School!

Its Wednesday afternoon here in North Georgia. The sun is shining, the laundry is washing, the kids are home.... wait....

Welcome to the "GREAT SNOWPOCALYPSE OF 2014" folks! Where a major US city has shut down, leaving people to choose abandoning their cars on major freeways or sleeping in them for the night. There are actually kids and teachers bunkered up in their schools for the night as parents have no way to get to them and buses can't make the trek. 

Oh good grief.

I understand that this is the south and they are not prepared for this kinda weather. I, however, am from the north and welcomed this wonderous display of white, glittery, fluffy JOY! (It helps to know that we were all already home, safe and sound!) I'm pretty sure the delight on our faces explains it all!

Roman making snow angels

Lydia admiring the view

Sophia, my little snow bunny!

Me and my Holly berries!
Fun, right?! 

So that is life THIS week, celebrating the snow fall! But last week we were celebrating THE 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL! I don't remember celebrating this in school when I was growing up, so I hit up Pinterest and found a ton of cute ideas from other room mom's. Apparently 100 days is a big deal! The kiddos are 100 days smarter and are now about half way done with school! Roman was super excited and everyday came home to tell me what number day we were on. For the 100th day Romans class made T-shirts decorated with 100 objects and then wrote a brief explanation at the bottom.
"I chose this collection because... it looks like all the seasons. -Roman"

For both of the boy's class, I made some 100th Day Of School cookies! I found the idea all over pinterest. Heres my version:

I really need a printer... note for next time: I plan to use one of the many cute labels I found on Pinterest.

For Noah, who is in a very language based/sensory rich class room, I wanted to make some sensory bottles for the boys (theres only boys in his autism classroom). I gathered 100 items of each household item that I could find. I used just plain, empty water bottles and later duct taped the tops shut. 

Here is a list of items I used: 

It wasn't easy to find 100 of each item and then need it to be able to fit through the top of a bottle! 

As we explored the bottles there were different questions we could ask each of the kiddos. This can be modified based on age and where they are developmently. Noah just liked shaking them to compare sound, holding them to compare weight and verbally labeling each bottle. Here are some other ideas:

The 100th Day Of School was fun! I'm a fan!

Now, onto snow day #2: