Our Little Boy will celebrate the 100th day of first grade this week!
Teachers of young children are always looking for a reason to have fun. Simple celebrations of the 100th day of school reward the students for their hard work and makes them excited about school. Usually by day 100 everyone needs a reason to celebrate! 😉
When I taught kindergarten we would ask the children to bring in collections of 100 things. Cereal pieces, toothpicks, pennies, candy, etc…
Mrs. R, Little Boy’s fabulous first grader teacher, gave everyone Super Hero capes to decorate for the 100th day. How fun is that?!
My sweet boy excitedly shoved the instructions at me then spread out his blue cape on the kitchen table. Before I knew what was going on he was happily drawing 100 dashes, dots, and lines. All over the cape.
“Don’t you like it, Mama?”
“Uh. Mmm. Well…”
Thank goodness he is our most easy going child and was more than happy to do something a little bit different. Whew!
A new cape was made from leftover fabric. One super huge letter “J” was painted in the middle.
Ten dots from ten different colors got painted on the letter.
Then it got a little crazy again. But this time I stepped back and let it go.
Yes, there are way more than 100 dots. But Little Boy couldn’t be prouder of his Super Hero’s Cape.
And I couldn’t be prouder of him.
Off he goes to save the world! One day he really will.
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Lindsay Eidahl says
Who doesn’t love a cape??? Great idea!
I know! I would love to be in the classroom when all the kiddies show up for class wearing their 100 Days Super Hero’s capes!
I sent you a blogging question by email yesterday. If you get a chance, I would love your opinion on something. 😉
What a fun way to encourage a child’s enthusiasm for school!
Hey Kandice! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I have tucked the cape away so Little Boy doesn’t wear it everyday!
What a great idea, super way to get the kids really excited about a special day! Like you, back in my teaching days, we asked the kids to bring in 100 of something. I think that this would’ve been a much more creative, more relevant and fun idea! I’m tucking this one away in case I ever find myself in a classroom again!
I’ve filed these 100th Day of School Super Hero Capes in my ‘teaching’ file too! But I’m hoping it will be along time before I’m standing in front of 20-something five year olds again. I’ve having too much fun as a stay at home mama!
What a great way to celebrate 100th days of school!!
Thanks, Natasha! Little Boy was so proud of his Super Hero’s Cape!