Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Delightfully Diligent Dinosaurs Celebrate 100

Excitement has been building these last few days leading up to the 100th day of school!  One morning meeting found the second graders in particular plying me for information about how we were going to celebrate.  "Do you have anything in your head?," they asked. 

"Why yes, in fact I do.  A brain, eyes, ears...etc. etc."  Make them work for the answers is my philosophy.

"No, no, any ideas in your head." 

"Oh, I'm supposed to have ideas in my head?" and I strung them along a little further until finally, I asked them if they had any ideas in their heads.  A few came up but the one that caught everyone's attention was a Dinosaur Day.  We've been learning about dinosaurs in Science and they wanted to dress up which seemed pretty appropriate since we were celebrating 100 and all things very "old" and so that's how we came to be dressed like dinosaurs and playing with the number 100.

Everybody knows that if you don't want to become extinct you must DINOSIZE!

We had a DINO DOLLAR DIG and tried to pick out exactly 100 pennies.

We had a DINO DASH and tried to be the first to make it to 100.

We made DINO ZEROS - a googol, a number with 100 zeros.

We measured the DINO DISTANCE of 100 cubes and compared it to some dinos we know.

We played DINO Heads or Tails.

We made our own DINO DICTIONARY using the letters of some famous dinosaurs.

We discussed the DIFFICULTIES that having a DINO as a pet might create.

We played DINO DOT to DOT and

some of us even did a DINO DANCE.

When it was all said and done we had even DEVOURED our own DINO cake.
They are a vicious bunch!  Sure hope I survive the next 70 to 80 days.

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