One of my favorite holidays to celebrate in Kindergarten is actually the 101st day of school! My students love it because it’s very unexpected. To make things extra special, in my district, with how the calendar runs, our 100th day is normally on a Thursday. That means we can celebrate the 101st on a Friday!
But you might be asking, what do you do on the 101st that you couldn’t do on the 100th day? Well, there’s one thing in particular that I think of when I think of the number 101.
Do you know?
We have a whole day of the 101 Dalmatians including the movie. We start our morning off with coloring to work on our fine motor skills.
We watch a little bit of the movie and then I set up centers in the classroom. Each student rotates through the centers. I’ve done this during the movie or without before. I usually try to gauge how many of my students have seen it before. It’s getting to be a bit older now and not as many have seen it.
The day isn’t over until you make a hat though! This is one of my very favorite hats to make of ALL time!
You could even take the day to the next level and dress up like Cruella de Vil like Hollie Hill from our Simply Kinder Teacher Group did!
My students had an absolute blast with all of our centers this year. They loved the step-by-step drawing activity and how to fold the puppies out of squares. I have seen quite a few adventuring illustrators around the room since we did these centers. That always makes my teacher heart happy!