Today was the 100th day of school….WE SURVIVED!! To be honest, these days seemed to fly by rather quickly. This year's group of students are honestly a lot less stressful than previous years. They are a little chatty, a little bossy, some are full of drama (lol) but we are making it work in Room 114. The students were super excited today because not only did they have a few activities to do today but Lisa informed them that tomorrow we would start the countdown to when they would become 3rd graders!
One of our students today asked me can I go with her to 3rd grade. I felt special (she is my baby) but I had to explain to her that I will not be leaving 2nd grade but that she would be just fine. She continued to ask me a thousand questions and I could tell that she was extremely concerned. I gave her a hug and told her that I would still be in the building if she needed me. She looked at me and said, “Maybe I’ll just stay in 2nd grade for one more year!” That little girl is too funny but she was so serious!
Lisa and I continued with the scheduled lessons for the day but we did include 100th day activities that would be fun for the students. One of my favorites was the writing activity, “If I was 100 years old.” It was rather interesting to read how our students saw themselves when they are 100 years old. It also surprised me that some students said that when they turn 100, they will either be dead or ugly. I still have yet to figure out why they connect being old with being ugly!
All in all, today was a good 100th day of school. And tomorrow we will officially start our countdown to 3rd grade. As I was sitting back and watching them today, it dawned on me that Room 114’s 2012 students are more independent than previous students. They ask questions that are actually thought out and they demand answers right away. They are little grown people who are so smart. I feel confident that our students will be more than ready for 3rd grade. Happy 100th day everyone! We made it now let the countdown begin!