How do you like the new blog design???? I decided to keep the name....a few of you said what part of me was already thinking (Thanks zputty, Hadar, Barbara and Amy!).....Cauldron already means a concoction of things, so there ya have it - it's a concoction of my life: cooking, crafting, and teaching! But I did decide I needed a makeover of some sort :)
Now, onto 100th day!
Miss P, my maternity sub, sent me some pictures of what they did for the 100th day! I love how she's still carrying on my non-textbook teaching :) Well, I'm sure she's doing some textbook, I mean it IS her first time teaching ALL ON HER OWN!! (again, if you know where these activities came from, let me know!)
Now, I usually do a lot of 100 Day activities too, that are different.
I take a LONG piece of paper for each kid and fold it into like 6ths or 8ths....then, in each box, they do something different for 100 things. I can never remember what I do each year...or I feel like changing it up, so here are SOME examples....
How many times can you ___________ in 100 seconds???
- make tally marks (then count them up)
- solve addition problems CORRECTLY (this is on a seperate piece of paper, then they write thier score on the folded sheet)
- read sight words/phrases (same method as math problems)
- draw stars (do you know how hard it is for them to do this???)
Then, we'll go outside and get PHYSICAL!! We'll do 100...
run 100 yards,
I've also done the 100 fruit loop necklace with patterns
and given them 100 shape pieces (using die cut or the tangram-type pieces that come with math curriculum??) to make a picture
Some of the books I use...
The One Hundred Hungry Ants is one of my faves to use!
After I read the book through once, I break the kids up into groups...then I give them their "ants" (whatever you have will work - counters, tabs, I like to use black beans so they look like black ants...ha!). We then go back through the book and "reinact" the math problems with our "ants."
Ok, now onto the linky giveaway!
I saw that Farley had linked up to a favorite picture book linky...ummm...yes please!!
It's actually a giveaway, so double yes please! lol
Now, it is TERRIBLY difficult for me to narrow it down to just one...I mean COME ON!!! So I narrowed it down to 3, but really, that was almost impossible too!
click here to take you right there!!!
A few years ago, at our back-school-preplanning week, our admin showed us this video. And I don't care how many times I see it, I STILL LOVE it!!
And now for the Inspirational Video
SO, PLEASE, if there is only one video you watch that I post, make it THIS video!!!
Tomorrow my NEW washer and dryer are being delivered!!! I'm so excited!!!
AND...we decided to take this time to redo our laundry room!! You can expect to see some before and after shots.....of course :)
Also...THANK YOU to Jessica over at
for the Award!!
and thank you to
for the shout out!!!
I would LOVE to give this award out to some of you, but so many of my "favorite followers" have already received the award. So I'm just going to do some shout outs of my faves that always leave me some love!