Thursday, January 3, 2013

100th Day of School Project

Here is a copy of the letter that is coming home today regarding a project we are doing in second grade for the 100th day of school.  I am posting it here for you to refer to if needed.

GR. 2

Dear Parent,
       The 100th Day of School will soon be here! The actual 100th day of school this year will be Feb. 5. The second grade students celebrate this day in many ways.  Each student makes a project at home using 100 items and displays them in equal groups and brings it to school to share with the others. Then students from pre-k through first grade come to view our projects.  Please make sure that your child has included all of the components listed below on his/her project.  This is the only project in math in second grade.
       Please try not to send in the project any earlier than Feb. 4, since storage is a problem.  The project may be damaged if it sits in the classroom too long.  ALL PROJECTS MUST BE IN THE CLASSROOM ON FEBRUARY 5, 2013 by 8:00 a.m. That is the 100th day of school, presuming that we do not have any snow days between now and then.  If we do have a snow day within that time frame, then we will move the 100th day project to Feb. 6 or later depending on the number of snow days we have.   If your child is absent on Feb. 5 due to illness, please drop off the finished project anyway so that everyone may enjoy seeing your child’s work. 

1)      Student writes name neatly on the front of the poster.
2)      There must be 100 items (no more, no less). Bring a couple extra in a baggie in case they fall off in the bus/car.
3)       All items must be grouped neatly (i.e. rows, columns, etc.).
4)       Poster (not tri-fold) must include a number sentence showing the relationship of the groups to 100 (i.e. 4 x 25 = 100,2 x 50 = 100, 50 + 50 = 100, 20 x 5 = 100, etc.)
5)      Neatness is important!  (Watch out for glue blobs, smeared writing, etc.)

Please talk over several project ideas with your child.  Then write 3 or 4 in 1st choice, 2nd choice, etc.
    Tomorrow, we will draw names and choose projects. We do not want 4 students to do the same project: ex. 100 pennies.  Also, please include how the 100 items will be grouped and arranged:

100 cheerios grouped in 2 groups of 50
100 q-tips grouped in 4 groups of 25
100 macaroni grouped in 50 groups of 2
100 stickers grouped in 20 groups of 5


All objects will be glued to a poster (which can be purchased from Staples, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Office Max, Michael’s, etc.).

The finished projects will hang in the hallway or will be on display on tables in the hall for all to see. 

Other ideas used in the past:

Cotton balls, raisins, noodles,  stamps, milk bottle caps, Hershey kisses, candies, gummy bears, band aids, crayons, etc.

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